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post #21 of 101
2560*1600 does not go in the same sentence as 1.5GB VRAM. A few months ago someone started a thread and was asking if he should go with 1.5GB or 3GB 580 on his 30" 2560*1600 and a bunch of jealous people were saying, go for 1.5GB games don't even use that much. Guess what, BF3 uses 2.2GB maxed out with AA, mod Crysis and you'll get over 2GB as well. If you're buying a 580 one year after it came out, you better make sure it's as future proof as possible because the price is still high.
    
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post #22 of 101
Seems like a hefty build. Let me ask you, if you are throwing down all this loot, why are you going with Zotac? no offense to zotac owners of course. Inquiring minds like to know.
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post #23 of 101
Oh God, you're spending too much money... I know you have a large budget but there's no need to be wasteful.

1. Don't get 120GB SSD and then get a 2TB HDD... You may as well stick with just the SSD or downgrade to a 60Gig.
2. If you're not over clocking and don't need the extra threads, get an i5 2400 and save $100. - It can still over clock to 4Ghz and performs the same as a 2600k/2500k in games.
3. Downgrade the PSU to a cheaper, 850w unit such as the CMPSU 850TX
4. Instead of a GTX 580, get 2x 6950 2GB as they have more vram and two in crossfire will slaughter a GTX 580(Or add a third)
5. Why are you getting a 30" IPS monitor? You're better off with a dual 23" IPS setup from NEC which are still $500 cheaper than a 30" Dell
Edited by BizzareRide - 11/23/11 at 8:32am
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post #24 of 101
If he just dropped the monitor to a 1920x1200 IPS (u2412m?) and upgraded the hardware a LOT this build would be so much more viable.
 
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post #25 of 101
Don't think the price for a 580 would be $400 anymore even on microcenter, it was a month ago.
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post #26 of 101
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Oh God, you're spending too much money... I know you have a large budget but there's no need to be wasteful.
1. Don't get 120GB SSD and then get a 2TB HDD... You may as well stick with just the SSD or downgrade to a 60Gig.
2. If you're not over clocking and don't need the extra threads, get an i5 2400 and save $100. - It can still over clock to 4Ghz and performs the same as a 2600k/2500k in games.
3. Downgrade the PSU to a cheaper, 850w unit such as the CMPSU 850TX
4. Instead of a GTX 580, get 2x 6950 2GB as they have more vram and two in crossfire will slaughter a GTX 580(Or add a third)
5. Why are you getting a 30" IPS monitor? You're better off with a dual 23" IPS setup from NEC which are still $500 cheaper than a 30" Dell

A. This computer isn't even for him so how is HE spending to much money?? B. How are x2 23" monitors better if his client has asked for ONE 30"?? C: Why get a 2400 which is harder to over-clock if his client is obviosly NEW to the computer world and probably wants to get into it and learn to overclock one day?? D: If I was buying A $3000 computer I would want an SSD that could hold more then 1 game after the OS and other things are on it. Esp since the 120gig are better price per gig then the 60's atm.

As for the PSU that depends if its Sli'd 580's or not. And as for x2 6950's, that is the only real good advice you gave IMO, but is x2 3GB 580's can be found for a good deal and fit budget it will be more future proof.
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post #27 of 101
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I would like to cut costs for his sake. He will pay me the same either way. I just want to ensure that he gets the best value for his money.


I have an i7-875k right now that I could sell him on a gigabyte ga-p55a-ud4p. Do you think that CPU will become a bottleneck for games for the next couple years? I can make it stable close to 4GHz.

If I sold him my rig, would that do the job?
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post #28 of 101
If he wants to go down the used cheaper route, then stick in another 4 gigs of ram and a couple of GPU's (probably x2 6950's, would less likely cause a bottleneck and have a good amount of Vram for their price. Get ones that have the flick switch to 6970.
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post #29 of 101
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Ok, so if I were to sell him my PC we're looking at the following:



Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P rev 2.0
Intel I7-875k 1156 OCed to 4GHz
G. Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM CL 7
Corsair HX850 modular bronze single rail + CPU extension cable
Intel X25-M gen 2 80 GB SSD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
Lite-on DVD/RW
PCI to mini pci adapter + wifi card
Corsair H70
Corsair 700d
Windows 7 Professional 64Bit


GTX590 NEW ...............$750
Dell u3011 NEW .............$1125
Blu-Ray RW NEW ".............$70

$1945 on new components + %10 tax/Shipping = 2150 approximately + a couple hundred for peripherals = 2350.

then if I just charge him the average eBay price for all of the components listed as used we will definitely not go over budget... But will it run everything on max settings now? If we add another GTX 590 in a year will it continue to run everything maxxed?

Happy for any advice.

I was thinking about moving to SFF for my own system anyway.
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post #30 of 101
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Originally Posted by Grovestand View Post

Ok, so if I were to sell him my PC we're looking at the following:
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P rev 2.0
Intel I7-875k 1156 OCed to 4GHz
G. Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM CL 7
Corsair HX850 modular bronze single rail + CPU extension cable
Intel X25-M gen 2 80 GB SSD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
Lite-on DVD/RW
PCI to mini pci adapter + wifi card
Corsair H70
Corsair 700d
Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
GTX590 NEW ...............$750
Dell u3011 NEW .............$1125
Blu-Ray RW NEW ".............$70
$1945 on new components + %10 tax/Shipping = 2150 approximately + a couple hundred for peripherals = 2350.
then if I just charge him the average eBay price for all of the components listed as used we will definitely not go over budget... But will it run everything on max settings now? If we add another GTX 590 in a year will it continue to run everything maxxed?
Happy for any advice.
I was thinking about moving to SFF for my own system anyway.

Well it depends, I think x2 6950's will be better at that resolution for games. They scale almost perfectly and have a bit more Vram, dont get as hot as their each in their own casing. But does your client want a used computer? How important is warranty? Are you going to provide a 1 yr warranty for all those used parts? So if the CPU blows up you gonna pay him $300 for a new one? Or is he happy to not have warranty?

Is he a friend or a client? I personally wouldn't sell a client used items. Cause it soundly like you would be benefiting more then him from this swap. At 4ghz i dont think there would be any bottle knecks if that what you wanted to know as well.
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1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 5400.LP Cooler Master V8 W7 64b Home Premium Dell 23" U2311h 
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Dell 23" U2311h Dell 23" U2311h Samsung 51" PS51D550 3D Plasma Logitech G15 
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Corsair TX-850 Coolermaster 922 Haf W/ Window Logitech G500 Razor Sphex 
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