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Originally Posted by red_russian View Post
I have old PC 2006, Intel E6600, and its about that I decided to buy a new PC. I dont like to upgrade PC's, I like to buy performance PCs every 3-5 years (this works for me).

I am buying new PC for gaming/performance. Doing this as I have pre-ordered BF3 and MW3, and they are coming in late OCT and early NOV 2011.

I was thinking to wait for Ivy Bridge, LGA2011 (specifically Core i7 3930K), but sadly Intel delayed it until MAR 2012 (7-months from now). As soon as I heard the news I decided to stop waiting for Intel, and make the new PC list based on whats available on the market right now.


I am limited to the following shop, because they have best prices in Australia.
http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

After constant battle between 2 sides of my brain, here is the list I came up with:


QUESTIONS:
  • What do you think about this setup?
  • Do you have any reasonable advice/suggestions?
  • What do you think of overall prices vs performance?


My personal difficulty is accepting the cost of CPU and SSD. But again money is not the issues here, got plenty saved up and I buy PCs every 3-5 years. I just want to know if I am making good choices in terms of gaming/performance PC.
Crap, you have gone too far... WARNING a lot of guys on here hate the mere site and mention of anything socket 1366 and will bombard you with "Blah Blah Blah Sandybridge" ... and while they are right this is YOUR build soo... per-warning
    
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post #12 of 35
Wait for LGA 2011 or get a 2600K instead of getting LGA1366.
1366 is almost dead, its life ends just after HP's failed touchpad.
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Looks like it's been overkilled already but...... i5 2500K or i7 2600K will give you amazing performance and save a lot of money. The other thing is I notice the GTX 580. You will probably want a bigger PSU if you are going to do SLI anytime in the future. The corsair TX 850 will give you more power, and has a lot of good reviews behind it.
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UPDATED List:


2011-08-19 => $3693 AUD (initial list)
2011-08-20 => $2842 AUD (updated list)

Total savings is $851 AUD
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post #15 of 35
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Yes, please do recommend me high quality headset, as I have minor hearing loss since birth. Your recommendation is welcome.

Tomorrow I will look into all your suggestions more in details, and upload updated list of the setup.
Get two times and love them for ever but warning this combination of sound equipment is over 400 dollars in Value.


Sennheiser Pro 360 for gaming and an AstroMixamp for your headsets to amplify them to the max for digital audio and Virtual surround sound 5.1. I have head you can achieve better results with other Mixamps but the combo I just gave you is the easiest setup. I actually have a thread on this on another site if yo care to read it, it will inform you so in depth that your head will explode with knowledge

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=11194.0

Sift through this thread and you will find all you need to know.
    
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Crap, you have gone too far... WARNING a lot of guys on here hate the mere site and mention of anything socket 1366 and will bombard you with "Blah Blah Blah Sandybridge" ... and while they are right this is YOUR build soo... per-warning
It's because it's a gaming AND performance PC. If gaming is the priority the 2600k will get you almost the same performance, and sometimes even better than the 990X at $700 less.

If pure performance outside of games is the priority than the 990X will have some advantages with the extra cores.
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750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
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post #17 of 35
Definitely have to agree with the others, the 2nd list looks way better though.
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post #18 of 35
Why get a $460 motherboard if you aren't going to 3SLI/TriFire? Sure it has good vrm and stuff like that, but honestly, a p8p67deluxe/evo would do you just as good, and save you close to 300 bucks or something.
post #19 of 35
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It's because it's a gaming AND performance PC. If gaming is the priority the 2600k will get you almost the same performance, and sometimes even better than the 990X at $700 less.

If pure performance outside of games is the priority than the 990X will have some advantages with the extra cores.

Somtimes vs. ALL THE TIME

Round 1 ... FIGHT! >_<
    
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post #20 of 35
i'd strongly advice you to build one yourself, this is good fun and'll save you a few hundred bucks, also, an 8-core amd cpu is going to be released called bulldozer, and at the end of this year amd will release 28nm 7000 series gpu's, which will be much faster then current ones
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