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Originally Posted by wolf_08 View Post
I am going to say for my input a Core i7 2600k is really not better than a core i5 2500k.

CPU: Core i5 2500k
HDD: Stay away from anything that 'green' from any company they seem to be slower than normal Mechinal Hard Drive and have alot of product returns.

For Storage I look at either RAID 1 (mirror) or if you really want to go further RAID-5/RAID-6 though that be just for the data and you might even need to count other backup's for that. Hardware RAID will be the best option though it never hurts to go both (hardware/software).

Monitor: A 27" just for HD if I believe will be 1920*1080 for the screen resolution will be stretching the pixels and not really efficient usage I recommended either to find either like 2560×1440 for 27". Although if you want Samsung got 2342BWX 23" with display resolution of 2048×1152 (going to be a pain for some games though).

Keyboard: Might want to look at Mechanical Keyboards so many to decide and different personal preference. A few that are pretty good DAS keyboard and SteelSeries.

SSD: Really need 120GiB just for the OS?
Unless your going to put multi Operating Systems on the SSD it rather is quite useless. I think something of the line's of 64GiB even that might be too much for even 2.

Case: It doesn't have air filters but other then that all is good.

All I can think of now.
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Originally Posted by tyuo9980 View Post
you really need an i7 + top of the line mobo?

since gaming wont utilize the HT threads and ur going to upgrade to ivy i7 you can save urself a few hundred $$.

my recommendations:
- i5 2500k
- mid-high range mobo. unless its for the looks, theres really nothing a more lower end board cant do.
overclocking itll do, usb3 + sata6 it has, raid it can do, and it has enough ports. theres really no point in getting the extreme.
- i agree in getting a lower end ssd. its already a HUGE upgrade from HDs and other than faster boot times and loading theres not much else that it offers.

what i see is that ur just going for the best of the best. even if i get a really low end ssd, will those extra seconds of waiting be worth $200+?

if u have the money to spare then by all means just get whatever you want
CPU: Thanks for explaining that to me, finally I am convinced to go with i5 2500k then upgrade to Ivy i7 in 2012.

MOBO: Asus Maximus IV Extreme. I would stick with this one because I will do SLI with GTX580 in the future, and this is the only mobo with true (2 x PCI x16 support). All others are crap, because they can only support (2x PCI x8), or (1 x PCI x16 and 1 x PCI x8).


I decided on this monitor:
Dell U2711 27" - $899 AUD
Resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/p...399&redirect=1
PC - 2006
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B-Deluxe Asus GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) 2x Kingston PC2-6400 2GB, 2x A-Data PC2-6400 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 320GB, WD 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x32 BenQ FP222W 22" Microsoft Media Pro 
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Thermaltake Soprano RS 101 Logitech MX518 
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Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B-Deluxe Asus GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) 2x Kingston PC2-6400 2GB, 2x A-Data PC2-6400 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 320GB, WD 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x32 BenQ FP222W 22" Microsoft Media Pro 
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Thermaltake Soprano RS 101 Logitech MX518 
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Originally Posted by red_russian View Post
CPU: Thanks for explaining that to me, finally I am convinced to go with i5 2500k then upgrade to Ivy i7 in 2012.

MOBO: Asus Maximus IV Extreme. I would stick with this one because I will do SLI with GTX580 in the future, and this is the only mobo with true (2 x PCI x16 support). All others are crap, because they can only support (2x PCI x8), or (1 x PCI x16 and 1 x PCI x8).


I decided on this monitor:
Dell U2711 27" - $899 AUD
Resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/p...399&redirect=1
LoL X16/X16 wont make any big difference compared to X8/X8. Dont even need the X16 bandwidth in SLI, X8/X8 is not crap.
Edited by c0ld - 8/20/11 at 2:29pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4960X IV-E @4.7GHz/1.35v ASUS Sabertooth X79 Aorus GTX 1080 Ti 11G Corsair Dominator Plat. 32GB DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
750GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD Corsair H100i v2 w/ GT AP-15's Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM88C-P Logitech G810 Corsair HX850W Pro Series Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Logitech Hard Pad Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD  Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
750GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD Corsair H100i v2 w/ GT AP-15's Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM88C-P Logitech G810 Corsair HX850W Pro Series Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Logitech Hard Pad Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD  Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System 
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post #33 of 35
Personally I would wait on choosing the specs of the PC until you are actually ready to buy the parts because prices change, as well as new products are released (such as the next gen GPU's, which are supposedly coming out around Q4 2011).
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 WC'd ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional Sapphire + Gigabyte R9 290X CF WC'd 16GB G. Skill Ripjaws Z 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit LG 34UC88 (3440x1440) + Crossover 27Q 1440p Roccat Ryos MK Pro Cherry MX Brown Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD + Roccat Apuri 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
AudioOther
Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 13.3" 1366x768 G700 
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iBasso D-Zero Headphone AMP + DAC 
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i7 3820 WC'd ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional Sapphire + Gigabyte R9 290X CF WC'd 16GB G. Skill Ripjaws Z 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit LG 34UC88 (3440x1440) + Crossover 27Q 1440p Roccat Ryos MK Pro Cherry MX Brown Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD + Roccat Apuri 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
AudioOther
Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 13.3" 1366x768 G700 
Audio
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UPDATED List 2011-09-05:
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nVidia Kepler Release date: Q1 2012
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9613...ease-date.html

I don't want to wait for nVidia Release Q1 2012, BF3 and MW3 will be old by the time they release new GPUs (same goes for Intel CPUs).

I buy this PC now, and enjoy it for a year or two, then if thinks get slow again, I can easily replace CPU (1155 Sotcket) and GPU (PCIe).
PC - 2006
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B-Deluxe Asus GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) 2x Kingston PC2-6400 2GB, 2x A-Data PC2-6400 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 320GB, WD 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x32 BenQ FP222W 22" Microsoft Media Pro 
CaseMouse
Thermaltake Soprano RS 101 Logitech MX518 
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PC - 2006
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B-Deluxe Asus GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) 2x Kingston PC2-6400 2GB, 2x A-Data PC2-6400 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 320GB, WD 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x32 BenQ FP222W 22" Microsoft Media Pro 
CaseMouse
Thermaltake Soprano RS 101 Logitech MX518 
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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.
I bought the headset, Astro A40 System 2011 edition. I tested the headset, I am very happy and satisfied with it. Super clear sound (in another words crystal clear). Thanks for recommendations.
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Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B-Deluxe Asus GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) 2x Kingston PC2-6400 2GB, 2x A-Data PC2-6400 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 320GB, WD 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x32 BenQ FP222W 22" Microsoft Media Pro 
CaseMouse
Thermaltake Soprano RS 101 Logitech MX518 
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Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B-Deluxe Asus GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) 2x Kingston PC2-6400 2GB, 2x A-Data PC2-6400 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Seagate 320GB, WD 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x32 BenQ FP222W 22" Microsoft Media Pro 
CaseMouse
Thermaltake Soprano RS 101 Logitech MX518 
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