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$1500 Intel Gaming rig, opinions?

post #1 of 6
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I am working on a build here and I wanted to get a few more opinions on these two builds. This is gonna be a gaming build but I will also be doing some video editing. This computer will be overclocked as well.

These are the two lists.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13442429
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13431129

Your opinions?
post #2 of 6
I like the second one better, however why not get an Asrock mobo like this ONE or even the Asus P8Z68 V PRO GEN3 mobo which are probably far *better and cost less?

*better in terms of feature / price ratio. Both have Z68 chipset - SSD caching and Lucid Vitu and both support IVY natively with PCi-E 3.0 and it cost less than the Sabretooth. smile.gif

EDIT:

Also no need for an 850w psu, that one could probably run trifire easily but you would obviously require a trifire motherboard. Get your self a quality 650w unit that'll be great for CF and if you're not going to be doing any of that, then a quality 450/500w PSU would be more than enough for a single 6950 smile.gif

Why not pick up a HDD from here or something, it should be much less and the money you save from that you could always get an SSD for your OS, Crucial M4 FTW lol


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Edited by munaim1 - 12/28/11 at 8:49pm
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First of all go with the Asus P8P67 PRO it is 149.99 with rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771 But if you want to be able to upgrade to IVY and have PCI-E 3.0 go with the P8Z68 V PRO suggested above.

Second, for the powersupply i suggest going with a 750W that is modular and 80Plus Gold such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139016 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
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Definitely the second build. IMO, Asus boards are a lot more reliable than Gigabyte boards. Gigabyte has known VRM failure issues, but with Asus, VRM failure doesn't exist.

Also, with the 1866Mhz RAM, you can, simply put, do more with it. You can achieve higher OCs with the RAM, and you will see some slight increase in performance in general.

Also, this is not as crucial as what is stated above, but you might want to consider Watercooling for about $100 more. You can get higher overclocks, yet maintain an adequate temperature!>>>>http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14183/ex-wat-182/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX360_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html
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Thanks I think I am gonna look deeply into the Asus P8Z68 V PRO GEN3. Not too interested in buying a watercooling kit at the moment. i do plan on overclocking... what do you guys think about throwing in a Coolermaster V8 or a Thermaltake Frio Instead of the Noctua NH-D14
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Thanks I think I am gonna look deeply into the Asus P8Z68 V PRO GEN3. Not too interested in buying a watercooling kit at the moment. i do plan on overclocking... what do you guys think about throwing in a Coolermaster V8 or a Thermaltake Frio Instead of the Noctua NH-D14

It'll work, however I think you'll get better results with the D14. You could take a quick glance over at the stable thread and the spreadsheet that I have compiled, it has cooling information that might help (link is in my sig). Just click on the 'Sorted by Cooling' sheet and you'll find what you need. thumb.gif
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