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tldr.

Notes:

GPU. What games are you playing. What resolution do you plan to play in. How many screens.
Dual GPU has driver issues and compatibility issues with certain games. Find out.

Case. The Black 500R usually has some nice combo deals with corsairs PSUs.
The white 500R does look nice.

PSU. Get the newer TX850. and only if you are going to SLI/CF
otherwise, Rosewill HIVE 650w is nice and cheap or Corsair's TX650.

Motherboard. Asrock... Gen3 = PCI-E 3.0 w/ Ivy Bridge. Nice little future proof.

Extreme4 Gen3 ~$200

Extreme3 Gen3 ~$140

MB is black so go with G.Skill Sniper or Mushkin Blackline.

I'd avoid buying HDD's for now until the prices drop and invest in a quality SSD. If you see a HDD go for around ~50 that's a good deal (for now).

That said. Get either a Crucial m4 or Samsung 830.
Edited by SpiritGear - 10/28/11 at 8:55pm
 
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Wow using my Android Newegg app it still shows up... My bad jeeze.

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Whoops, just realized the way I typed it did sound nasty. There was no intent for it to sound like that...I swear!



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what do you think about going down a step on the mobo? this one looks the same to me??? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271 What do i lose with this board? thats a good 60 extra bucks!

Couple sata/usb ports. Might be a couple other things i'm forgetting but the ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 is a excellent board. They both have 8 power phases for good overclocking. :]
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what do you think about going down a step on the mobo? this one looks the same to me??? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271 What do i lose with this board? thats a good 60 extra bucks!


You're losing a pcie16 slot, so no tri-fire. And a pair of sataIII Ports, but those are from a Marvell controller, which isn't very good anyway.
If you can stand to live with crossfire instead of tri-fire, then by all means.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpiritGear View Post
tldr.

Notes:

GPU. What games are you playing. What resolution do you plan to play in. How many screens.
Dual GPU has driver issues and compatibility issues with certain games. Find out.

Case. The Black 500R usually has some nice combo deals with corsairs PSUs.
The white 500R does look nice.

PSU. Get the newer TX850. and only if you are going to SLI/CF
otherwise, Rosewill HIVE 650w is nice and cheap or Corsair's TX650.

Motherboard. Asrock... Gen3 = PCI-E 3.0 w/ Ivy Bridge. Nice little future proof.

Extreme4 Gen3 ~$200

Extreme3 Gen3 ~$140

MB is black so go with G.Skill Sniper or Mushkin Blackline.

I'd avoid buying HDD's for now until the prices drop and invest in a quality SSD. If you see a HDD go for around ~50 that's a good deal (for now).

That said. Get either a Crucial m4 or Samsung 830.
hdd is a good side note. i was contemplating that too.. could i not always use my usb 3.0 external hdd for temporary storage anyway, and then game on the beastly internal one? I save 100 dropping the TB storage..

ill check the combo deal on the case and report back..

lastly.. the only differnce between those motherboards is slots? i wont lose ANY performance with 6950 crossfire, gaming, etc? thanks dude
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You're losing a pcie16 slot, so no tri-fire. And some cpu power phases. And a pair of sataIII Ports, but those are from a Marvell controller, which isn't very good anyway.
If you can stand to live with crossfire instead of tri-fire, then by all means.
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awesome.. how important are the cpu power phases in retrospect to gaming? i might just pony up for the extra slot for a tri fire setup down the road.. it seems if it starts showing age i can throw in another 6950 and by then they'll be even cheaper ... thoughts computer Gods?
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awesome.. how important are the cpu power phases in retrospect to gaming? i might just pony up for the extra slot for a tri fire setup down the road.. it seems if it starts showing age i can throw in another 6950 and by then they'll be even cheaper ... thoughts computer Gods?
I edited that post, i see it had the same amount as the extreme4.

Go with your heart on this one.
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I would possibly go for the cheaper board if you are not going to ever use tri-fire. If you are possibly later, Then go with it so you don't have to end up buying a new board just for it.
    
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I would possibly go for the cheaper board if you are not going to ever use tri-fire. If you are possibly later, Then go with it so you don't have to end up buying a new board just for it.
Right if there's any question about adding a third card, go with the 4.

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WOW!!!

Hows this look?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.752299

that + dropping the 1 tb storage put this puppy @ 1938.00 taxed and shipped
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You dropped the hdd? To what?

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