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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.
Yea, I agree with what you are saying. This build isn't so much for SW:TOR exactly, it's more for BF3 and games like it.

The SW:TOR is more like an afterthought.

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Originally Posted by j0zef View Post
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?
What cooler would you recommend I get?

Also, I simply used the website pcpartpicker.com, to be able to compile the parts list, as well as generate BBCode. When I actually order, I will order it all from Newegg and/or Amazon (assuming prices are within $10 or so).
post #12 of 19
Acer make great monitors.

You should get the MOBO i have
    
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Ah, gotcha. I thought you were actually going to buy from CompUSA and was prepared to threaten you out of it :-D

As for the cooler, the most commonly used one is the Hyper 212+, the other one is Scythe Mugen 2. They're the best budget coolers. If you don't mind spending a bit more, Noctua NH-D14 is the generally accepted best overall air cooler you can get, but it's ~$60 more expensive.
    
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Don't forget to order the thermal compound.
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post #15 of 19
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I just want to say thanks for all of your help and input!

I posted this build on a couple of other forums as well, and received great input from everybody, all around. I made some changes:
1- I decided to drop the second 120hz monitor, because even with 2, I will only be using 1 to game with, so it makes sense
2- I got a better CPU cooler, because I absolutely plan on overclocking it, and many suggested this brand/model
3- I changed the power supply, dropping it down to 850w, and changing brands
4- Dropped down the motherboard to the P67
5- Cut the SSD to 64 GB (I really only need Windows and a game or two on there, at a time)

Making the cuts like this, and changing some things around, I was able to get that second 580 for SLI right now, instead of having to wait around for christmas.

This means that, for Christmas-time, I can get two more monitors and work on my eye-finity setup (or whatever it's called).

Thoughts again?

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Scythe SCMG-3000 74.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($158.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 23.6" Monitor ($330.34 @ CompUSA)
Total: $2493.73
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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post #16 of 19
I would imagine a single gtx580 overclocked would max out anything for awhile on a 23" monitor, no real reason to go sli imo. I would go back to a bigger SSD so you can install more to it and not have to worry about shuffling things around on that tiny one. Also while you may only game on one monitor the benefits of two or three even without eyefinity (or whatever it is for nvidia) is to good to pass up. Once you go dual or triple you will never go back to single.
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 10/4/11 at 4:25pm
 
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post #17 of 19
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For SLI 580s you can use a 850Watt, dont get a CM psu go for a Seasonic or a Corsiar HX / AX 850
Even if he wants to overclock the cpu/gpu in the future?
post #18 of 19
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Even if he wants to overclock the cpu/gpu in the future?
A quality 850w PSU (Corsair AX850) maxes out at a little over 1000w. (1045 I believe) and that 850w will give him some headroom to OC the chip and the GPUs.
 
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post #19 of 19
You really don't need the extra Vram if you aren't going for multi-monitor gaming though.Even then , 3GB is enough at 2560x1600 , which already
overkill
<- can't say that word here; for your system.You would probably save $120 if you went for the standard model and get for yourself a H100 cooler or something from Xigamatec or Zalman/Noctuna if you want some good air cooling instead.
    
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