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post #1 of 38
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Here is what I got so far

CASE : AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC ($114.99)VSCOOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase($149.99)

PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ($159.99)

Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 ($209.99) VS ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 ($209.99) VS ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard($124.99)
Not sure the difference between the first 2 or which is better for my application

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155($224.99)

MEMORY : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)($44.99)VS G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($44.99)

GRAPHICS : SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 ($349.99)
I still don't know if i should go with this vs a gtx 570

Monitor : PLANAR SA2311W Black 23" 2ms 3D 120HZ ($299.99) VS BenQ XL2410T Black 23.6" 2ms HDMI 3D-Ready Widescreen LED($369.99)
I was vexed as to which monitor to get for a gaming rig, I was thinking about getting a s-ips but I've researched it and apparently 120hz is better in some cases but I dont know between these both.

HDD : ??? I am wondering if I should hold out till black Friday for a ssd just for my os and a couple main games. I have 4 x 74gb 10,000 rpm raptor ill be using from an old build. Any particular ssd recommendations?

OPTICAL : ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X (19.99)

Accessories: Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Black KB-MEG005US($109.99)


Also I am trying to keep it under $1,600 as it is now the total is $1,542.96
Thanks For The Help
Edited by NaturaL - 11/20/11 at 2:29am
post #2 of 38
Case: this is delightful different color and less noise
mobo: dunno
Psu: If you want, you can wait around for it to go on sale, that one does pretty often, i got mine for 120 and it's been there a couple of times
Cpu: what are you going to be doing with this rig? just gaming? encoding? folding?
memory: go for it, you might want a higher frequency if you're going to oc though
monitor: no idea
hdd: might as well go ssd unless you need the storage and are ok with the large price for hhds now. If ssd get a crucial m4.
optical: go for it
kb: might want to read the mechanical kb sticky in that subforum to figure out if you would like it/what type of switches
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first, ditch the Antec 900 case. its lame on a good day. I suggest the CM 690 II advanced....and I used to own a Antec 902.
Second, get the i5 2500k for a gaming rig, anything more will be wasted for gaming:) hope this helps:)
And for GPU you should try to find a Sapphire TOXIC 6950. they have an amazing unlock rate(to a 6970) and they even beat out a 6970 with out the unlock or overcock:)
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mechanical keyboard is a long story .
the main thing about them is the swichers

for more info go here an entire guide that shows u the mechanism under the button

"http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide"

anyway if you are going for gaming
i suggest you eighter Thermaltake meka (the latest edition)
or Steelseries g7

but if i would be to pick one il go with thermaltake , on youtube it is a video that a dude pass over with his car over a thermaltake meka ( btw meka comes from mechanical not from meka of muslim ) , 2 times , then plugs the keyboard back on pc and is working perfectly.

if you read

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide

you know alredy that black swiches are best for gaming smile.gif
post #5 of 38
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Gaming mainly on my main monitor I buy then i have a 2nd 21 inch monitor i watch stuff on in tandum. I generally care for plastic cases thanks though. Thanks for the heads up on the psu as well.
post #6 of 38
Get the 2500k and two used 6950's. That keyboard looks like it has brown switches. That's the one to get for gaming/general use. I love mine. I have the tenkeyless version. You might want to look into that. It saves space and is nice and compact.
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As far as future proofing goes im not gonna get 2 6950s when i can get 1 6970 and get another later right?
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This is just personal preference, but I hate that case. It weighs like a tank. I prefer Corsairs..like 400R or 500R for a little more. I've had experience with all of them and prefer the 500R.

Since you mentioned it's a gaming rig, a 2500K will do just fine. If you have a Microcenter near you, they always have a 2500k+mobo deal going on. Get a nice aftermarket cooler and overclock to 4.3~4.5Ghz and call it a day smile.gif

Filco makes some awesome keyboards. I would recommend brown, red or black switches only depending on what kind of stiffness you're comfortable with. There are some alternatives such as Ducky or Leopolds that can be had for less if you want to save some money. But you can't go wrong with a Filco.
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Originally Posted by NaturaL View Post

As far as future proofing goes im not gonna get 2 6950s when i can get 1 6970 and get another later right?

the 6950's are a much better buy than a 6970. The performance difference is not worth the extra 80-100 bucks. dont forget that if you do some searching and get the right 6950 you can unlock it to a 6970:)
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post #10 of 38
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Fair enough I am trying to peg down a solid hardware base so i cant start searching for deals let me revise my build. Also do you guys have any knowledge into the main differences between those 2 mobos and which would be better in a gaming application?
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