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post #31 of 55
So, since when gaming needs 8gb memory?
Or K versions of cpu, and anything that is above i5?
And don't fall into "sli future" thingy... if you aren't planning adding gpu next month you won't do it after. Not to mention that gpu's are out quite frequently and you'll end up buying single card that will have 4x power then that sli with same amount of money.

Future proof is used by sales-man for a reason, they want sell you more products that you actually don't need.
Edited by DiNet - 10/16/11 at 7:27am
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post #32 of 55
Something along the lines of...

2500K
Decent mobo ~$200
8GB/16GB DDR3 1600MHz
SSD and a Samsung F3 1TB
GTX 560 Ti

PS: The Pentium E6300 is a little beauty, isn't it? I had one. 4.2GHz stable at the time
post #33 of 55
We're saying 8gb of RAM because its all of $10 more expensive than a 4GB set with same speeds. Almost foolish not to get the extra 4gb.
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post #34 of 55
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So, since when gaming needs 8gb memory?
Or K versions of cpu, and anything that is above i5?
And don't fall into "sli future" thingy... if you aren't planning adding gpu next month you won't do it after. Not to mention that gpu's are out quite frequently and you'll end up buying single card that will have 4x power then that sli with same amount of money.

Future proof is used by sales-man for a reason, they want sell you more products that you actually don't need.
Because it can OC like a champ? And he said that he won't do only gaming, he will do in-game video recording/editing and folding, so the extra ram could come in useful, especially because it's just a few extra bucks..
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post #35 of 55
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Okay so here's where I'm at so far.

Overall: Buy a new system with $600 (it's just mind-blowing that something can be done with only $600!)

Motherboard: Z68, either an ASRock or an Asus.

Memory: 8 GB XMP.

CPU: 2500K. Clearly the price-effective choice.

GPU: 560 TI.


Now, let's hack at some details.

Motherboard: Asus or ASRock? What are the benefits and downfalls of each? I overclock, and I overclock HARD. I will be liquid cooling.

Cooling: I feel it is IMPORTANT TO NOTE that the sticky glue foamy pad thingies on the back of my current H50 that seals onto the back of the motherboard is almost completely worn and will not take again to a new motherboard. So I will likely be in the market for a new cooler, as well. Also I think my girlfriend threw out the other mounting bracket for the 1366 socket. But we're dealing with 1155 socket, so bleh?

CPU: Don't think there's really much discussion here, 2500K is the best, unless you can give me a really good reason as to how I can upgrade to better or find a better bang for the buck. Unless your argument is very persuasive, best avoid this one.

Memory: Wow, so many memory options. There are like 3 different kinds of 8 GB sticks just from Corsair alone who offer XMP 1.5V 9-9-9-24. But I have heard G.Skill thrown around and I'm new to them. I hear their reputation is fantastic, so I can be talked into this. Do please tell me how they are better than Corsair memory, and link your findings so I can understand what you say myself.

GPU: Ugh, 560 TIs look kinda spendy, especially the ones with 384 processors. But if they're the best card right now in that budget region, I don't want to be cutting myself out $50 for something significantly less impressive. Also, brands? There are so many out there it's like guh xD. Further, I am using a 32" 1080p screen, so I will want to run everything in native resolution.


Please realize guys that I'm about to spend a large sum of money. I'm talking it out here not because I want a debate, but because I want to know that without a doubt I am spending my money in the best possible place that I can. I want each dollar to represent the most I can get, and if talking it out helps me, then please talk it out!

Thanks!
Edited by Siigari - 10/16/11 at 7:35am
     
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post #36 of 55
@Sligari Asus owns Asrock, so you get the point. I've never really had any experience with Asrock so I can't tell you much about it.
Same goes for liquid cooling, I'd just get a NH-D14. As for memory, this is pretty good.
The GTX 560 TI is probably the best budget card there is in the market, you can always SLI it in the future if you need to.
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@Sligari Asus owns Asrock, so you get the point. I've never really had any experience with Asrock so I can't tell you much about it.
Same goes for liquid cooling, I'd just get a NH-D14. As for memory, this is pretty good.
The GTX 560 TI is probably the best budget card there is in the market, you can always SLI it in the future if you need to.
Btw OP, I think about the part I bolded, I think Thryack meant it literally as in Asus literally has ownership of Asrock, not that Asus owns Asrock. Well, I used a x58 Asus Sabertooth, pretty decent, now I use Asrock's flagship board, z68 Extreme7 Gen3. And got a very easy and decent OC on the board, despite not being able to use the mouse in the Bios. Honestly, not a problem at all.

The best budget card you can get right now is probably the 5850 honestly, it is 1 gen behind, yes, but it is only a few frames behind the 560ti, but the card is probably hard to find right now. If not, the 560ti is good.

I do hope the liquid cooling you mean isn't the H50 if you plan on doing "extreme overclocking".

If you plan on doing an "extreme overclock", you can get the Maximus Extreme-Z z68. Though it does not have video ouput :/ The P8Z68 Pro is good as well, as it has been proven to reach OCs that CPUs are capable of on the Maximus as well. The Deluxe does not have video output if I rmb. You can wait for the Gen 3 boards.

For normal overclocking, you can get the Asrock Extreme4 G3. Great value for money, great aesthetics and overclocking that will be enough for the normal consumer. Plus it's Gen 3.

Stick with the 2500k, no way you can go wrong with that.
Get Ripjaws 4Gb/8Gb, I have my RAM at 1333 Mhz instead of 1600Mhz, and honestly saw no difference at all in normal usage (normal as in 34 tabs in Chrome; 12 in Firefox, while running Team Fortress 2) and heavy usage (3D rendering in Sketchup Vray, 3DS Max) Just get as cheap as you can. If you really want to go hardcore, the G Skill are really no different from Corsair RAM.
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I would get a 2500k + mobo, and then get a 6950/6970 or gtx 570.
    
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What do you guys think?
     
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What do you guys think?
Check to see if there are combos/bundle savings for those particular choices.
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