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Hey everyone, my mate is building a new rig, we are both from Australia so prices are a bit more, but he does not mind, this is the rig he said he was going to make;

8GB (4Gx2) 1866 G.Skill Ripjaws-X $82

ASUS Z68 Maximus IV GENE-Z $249

i7-2600K $339

Seagate SATA3 2T $79

1536M GTX580Asus $561

Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775watt $148

SATA Blu-Ray Writer LiteOn $91

Thermaltake Black Chaser MK-I Full Tower $165

If this is a good build as is, let me know, he mainly wants it for gaming, but mainly wants just a monster rig (:

~Thanks, Dingus.
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post #2 of 11
See if there are any EVGA 580's in the website you're using for you'll get better warranty and i've seen a few with double the VRAM for around the same price. You'd get more from it, I love the system, i'd only add an SSD really, but for me boot speeds matter

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Look around OCN, try to find as many used parts as possible...I know there are a couple of GTX 580s for sale at the moment, and that knocks a solid $125-$150 off the cost...money which could be put into an SSD
Edited by NFL - 11/1/11 at 5:14am
    
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post #4 of 11
Do not get the EVGA cards, their warranty aint worth crap outside of the US48.

Get a HX 650, a 775 W is in the middle of nowhere for a GTX 580 rig, it is borderline for a GTX 580SLI rig, and overkill for a single GTX 580 rig. You can get the Asrock Extreme3 Gen 3 and have more options for expandability, like a soundcard or wireless card w/ SLI option, and is cheaper

Whats missing is a SSD ( biggest upgrade you can make in terms of sheer speed) and a CPU cooler (pretty obvious why, since you are planning to get an ROG board with 2600k)

Apart from that, nothing much though, apart from the fact that, not really a fan of that case but its down to personal preference. And consider whether the Blu-Ray player is really necessary, as its a costly investment.
    
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post #5 of 11
drop the 2600k and get the 2500k.

also PSU is overkill if he's not doing sli
post #6 of 11
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Okay he took into consideration everyones advice and this is what he came out with. Let me know what you guys think.

~Dingus.

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 $99 Ram

ASUS Z68 Maximus IV GENE-Z $249 motherboard

Intel Core i5 2500K $229. Processor

Seagate SATA3 2T $79 hard drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 $569 graphic card

Corsair HX-650 Power Supply $139 power supple

OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB SSD $169 Solid state drive

Samsung SH-B123L 12X Blu-Ray DVD Combo Drive with Lightscribe $85.00 optical drive

Thermaltake Black Chaser MK-I Full Tower $165 Case

$$$1783
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post #7 of 11
Looks good, u do know that the mb is a mikro atx, not a normal atx size?
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ace_finland View Post
Looks good, u do know that the mb is a mikro atx, not a normal atx size?
Not sure what you mean, he just gave me the specs he was putting in, could you explain a bit more plox, cos it doesn't say mikro? Could you recommend another mobo?

~Dingus
Edited by King-Dingus - 11/3/11 at 9:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by King-Dingus View Post
Not sure what you mean, he just gave me the specs he was putting in, could you explain a bit more plox, cos it doesn't say mikro? Could you recommend another mobo?

~Dingus
It's a micro ATX board, also known as mATX, they generally have weaker power phases and always have less scope for extra video cards due to their extra size.

mATX Maximus

Full ATX Maximus

Most on here would say to go for the ATX size unless you are building a small rig which in this case you are not.

There are other options for a lower price though, look at the cheaper ASUS, Gigabyte and ASRock boards if $440 is a bit much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by King-Dingus View Post
Not sure what you mean, he just gave me the specs he was putting in, could you explain a bit more plox, cos it doesn't say mikro? Could you recommend another mobo?

~Dingus
The board is physically smaller than normal, personally i eould stay away from them
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