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post #1 of 19
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Hey guys!

I'm looking to max out any and all future games, for the next few years. I am especially thinking of BF3, SW:ToR and Mass Effect 3.

I plan on getting a second 580 3GB, for SLI-ing, with Christmas money.

Thanks for any/all help!!!

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($193.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($192.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Video Card ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($185.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 23.6" Monitor ($330.34 @ CompUSA)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 23.6" Monitor ($330.34 @ CompUSA)
Total: $2348.07
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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post #2 of 19
For SLI 580s you can use a 850Watt, dont get a CM psu go for a Seasonic or a Corsiar HX / AX 850
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I'd switch your ram out for this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

Basically the same except this has tighter timings.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
For SLI 580s you can use a 850Watt, dont get a CM psu go for a Seasonic or a Corsiar HX / AX 850
I always thought that it's better to overshoot, rather than undershoot, when it comes to PSU's? I'd like to overclock the i5, as well as SLI the 580's...although I will absolutely take a look at the brands you suggested. Also, I'd like it to be modular.

Any specific recommendations?
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Originally Posted by FubsyGamr View Post
I always thought that it's better to overshoot, rather than undershoot, when it comes to PSU's? I'd like to overclock the i5, as well as SLI the 580's...although I will absolutely take a look at the brands you suggested. Also, I'd like it to be modular.

Any specific recommendations?
AX850 - fully modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9015&Tpk=AX850

HX850 - modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9011&Tpk=hx850
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post #6 of 19
You don't need a 1000W PSU.
Get a 2600K instead, it's faster and more future proof.
Not sure if ACER is worth it, their monitors seem cheap compared to other brands. Why not Samsung or LG ?
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar View Post
You don't need a 1000W PSU.
Get a 2600K instead, it's faster and more future proof.
Not sure if ACER is worth it, their monitors seem cheap compared to other brands. Why not Samsung or LG ?
I was under the impression that, for purely gaming purposes, the i5 2500k is equal to, and might actually be better than, the 17 2600k. Am I wrong?

Also, I chose the ACER simply because that specific monitor seemed to get some great reviews. Not necessarily ACER overall, but that specific monitor.

What 120hz monitor would you recommend?
post #8 of 19
A 2600k is not faster than a 2500k if he's gaming. A Quality 850w will power that. Acer makes great monitors, besides, Acer themselves don't make the panels (as far as I know).
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post #9 of 19
It's funny to see people upgrade/build new rigs for SW:TOR. I know you list other games and want a machine for future projects too... but SW:TOR can max without breaking a sweat.
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post #10 of 19
2500K for gaming.
Get a quality PSU, such as Seasonic.
If you're gonna spend 2.5k on a comp, don't cheap out on the cooler. Especially for a 2500k.
Why are you buying from so many different (and bad) stores?
    
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