Yo dudes, thanks alot for the quick feedback. This'll take me in the right direction it would appear
Originally Posted by crUk;15569199
Im no expert but that sounds about right.
As for the hdd samsung or wds are my choice.
Samsung or WD, noted.
Thanks for the suggestion. I've actually looked at a fractal, but the one I looked at didn't have a USB 3 output, so I disregarded them. I'll look again
Originally Posted by Sporkisian;15569307
First and foremost I would skip out on the gtx 590, go for a gtx 580 msi oc twin frozr or something similar, cheaper and it'll give awesome performance, as well as less power consumption and a lot less heat. Using the 580 with the ax850 would give you the chance to go sli in future as well, with 590's you would be really pushing the psu if able to do it at all.
Second. Get a crucial m4, I went with ocz and regret it, after two months I've got an m4 on the way and I'm swapping them out.
Third. What do you want the hdds for? Just storage or are things like games going to be on it as well?
Last. Maybe got for some corsair vengeance ram instead, 1600mhz and you won't notice a real performance difference and you'll save a few bucks to put elsewhere
1. Thought about the 580, but in the reviews I read the 590 was scoring way above so that's why i opted for it. SLI with 580's could be cool too though. Question: 580's in SLI would consume more power than one 590, right?
2. Why crucial m4 over OCZ? What exactly didn't you like about it?
3. HDDs will be for storage and games. SSD will be for OS and the likes.
4. Corsair Vengeance RAM noted.
Originally Posted by iWantACookie;15569472
This man has no idea of what the Lian-Li goodness is about: aluminum, almost hand-crafted case, attention to details.
Don't recommend Fractal Design over Lian-Li, OP has some good tastes.
Thanks, but all advice is appreciated.
Originally Posted by Ratjack;15569495
HD samsung spinpoint F3 its 1TB for 60 bucks and its one of the fastest 7200 rpm drives.
Originally Posted by faulkton;15570127
get a Sata 3 SSD... preferably an intel 510 or crucial m4 ... i'd stay away from the OCZ altogether but at least get the vertex 3 if you like OCZ
if it's in the budget i'd just get 2 580s over a single 590..
Alright, so crucial m4 seems to be the consensus. Would like to know why I should stay away from OCZ though.
Originally Posted by hokage;15570194
Why are u getting a sata 2 ssd with all that other good stuff?
Beats me. As I said, i'm not a techy. Good point though.
Originally Posted by Big-Pete;15570358
leave the 590 in it gives room for expansion in the future
crucial M4 128gb SSD as its sata 3 6gb/s
id go 2600k i7 theres 100mhz difference just OC it and be done with it! mines at 4,4giggaherts
apart from that oh get an NZXT M59 and replace the case fan with a noctua one job done.
good build! get up some pics when you get it!
Thanks. However, the NZXT M59 is way too flashy for me. I don't need transparent cases or anything that zig-zags. Just plain ole black/grey that's quiet and neutral.
Originally Posted by SherrytoN;15570453
I think you should go for a Z68 mobo? You could also go for a different SSD such as the Mushkin Chronos.
Why do you think I should go for a Z68 mobo? Isn't that the one with on-board graphics?
Originally Posted by NateN34;15570470
I would go with a 580 or 2 x 570's.
590s having nothing but issues.
It's either 590 or 580 for me, but more what's way more interesting: Nothing but issues with the 590?? What have you heard? Link me please, if you can.
Originally Posted by yanks8981;15570476
Here are the changes I would make:
RAM: I have not checked into prices, but 1600 will be just fine
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
GPU: GTX 580 for now, SLI down the road, unless you really think you need the power a 580 can provide. Maybe look into crossfiring dual 6970s also.
Thanks for the suggestion, and yeah I know about the petty 100 mhz more on the 2700k. But I figure, since I'm already doing all of this I may as well. Where I live it's just around $20 more, so I'll cope.
So far, thanks alot to those who replied. More are welcome