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post #11 of 38
CPU - Why a 2600K? If he doesnt need the extra threads for rendering and editing, then an extra $100 is being spent for no reason. Just get an 2500K. Games don't even use the extra threads even.

Mobo - Great

RAM - Like I said earlier, if he isn't going to be rendering and editing, your selection of parts is overkill. 4GB is just right for gaming only. But if he really wants 8GB, then I get some GSkill Sniper series RAM, since they are only 1.25V, leaving tons of headroom for OC'ing

HDD - Drop that and get a Spinpoint F3 1TB

SDD - Vertex's have been going downhill as of late from what I've seen. He will get MUCH better performance with a Crucial M4

PSU - 850w is a very good wattage, leaving the user a good amount of headroom without having too much

GPU - I would NOT go with an XFX video card. Many people here have nothing but horrible things to say about them, including their crap technical support and almost non-existent RMA service. About how a 570 and 6950 perform, a 570 is going to outperform a 6950 ON STOCK. Unless you can manage to get a 6950 Toxic, I would go with a 570, and then SLI in the future

Case - Great

Cooler - Not going to talk much about this, since I have no idea how the Silver Arrow performs cause I've never really paid much attention to it. But I do know it is pretty on-par with a NH-D14, which is nothing short of phenomenal

Monitor - I would personally not get an Acer monitor, but an ASUS monitor, preferably a VH236H. You can't go wrong with 2ms response and 3ms input
Edited by Invisible - 10/3/11 at 5:57pm
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post #12 of 38
i would suggest this as some parts are on sale right now the only thing i would change is add more ram and swap the video card but as it sits its a good system for 1100 bucks

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Ultra_9000/
    
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post #13 of 38
Total?
Keep the 6950, no physicx but it performs great, especially for the price.
I would get an i5 2500k and save the 100$ difference on another monitor

Im not a fan of ocz, i would get a crucial M4 and a spinpoint f3 1tb
NH-d14 (85 on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018)
case (better IMO) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197

EDIT: I not influenced by other post but, we seems to say all the same thing ...
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post #14 of 38
CPU- i5 2500k
Mobo- ASrock Z68 Extreme4
GPU- GTX 580 Lightning
SSD- Crucial M4 64gb
HDD- Samsung Spinpoint F3
RAM- G.Skill Ripjaw X 8gb
Case- NZXT Phantom
CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14
Monitor- ASUS VE247H
Optical Drive- LG DVD 24x
PSU- Corsair HX750

I think I went a little over :s
Edited by vitality - 10/3/11 at 5:38pm
 
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Quote:
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Thats a bad ass build , but dont you overbudget ?
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post #16 of 38
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HDD - Drop that and get a Spinpoint F3 1TB
Whats up with the F3's? I think they're pretty much the same thing.
@Vitality: How did you do the thing where you changed the link to a name?
No PCI-E 3.0 which ivy bridge will have.
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post #17 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitality View Post
This is a good list. The 2500k is just as good for gaming purposes. (I only got one because it was included in a trade) But who knows ? If HT ever becomes gaming relevant you'll be able to pick up a 2500k here for cheap.

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CPU- i5 2500k

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CPU- (URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072") i5 2500k(/URL)
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Ok, changed the RAM to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16820231277). Changed the HDD to Samsung F3 1TB. I'm still thinking about the Radeon 6950 vs. the GTX570.
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Why would you get a 570 when you can have a 580 within budget
 
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