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Quad SLI Build - $2000 budget possible?

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Hi guys, I've recently sold my desktop and thought I can live off my laptop's 5870m crossfire for awhile but the itch to have a bonkers desktop is too tempting and right now I'm looking at my options. I have $2000 and am looking to get 2nd hand parts for this build so my money can stretch a bit further. I've found two gtx 590s and they will set me back $1200 already... so with $800 left if I look on craigslist/kijiji do I have a chance to get the remaining parts while reducing bottleneck to a minimum? (found a 2700k for $200) I haven't been following the latest mobo/ram so I badly need help in choosing those, and here's my last comp's specs:

i7 920 @ 4.2ghz turbo'd
6950 2gb crossfire (6970 bios full shaders)
6gb ddr3 ram
2tb western digital black hdd
1000W PSU

I game at 1600p, so if you guys can work your magic and pick me parts with twice the power as this it will be amazing. Again, I haven't look at new parts in over a year so I don't know what $2000 can get these days. Thanks a lot!

p.s any suggestion on how to spend my budget is welcomed, I don't need to build it now if say the gtx 600 series will come out within 3 months
Edited by crayonshinchan - 12/28/11 at 11:53pm
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So around $600 to play with for other components?

HSF, MB, RAM, PSU and a Case + SSD should be easily doable.

Part, Range, (suggested spending)

HSF, $30-100 (70)
A dual x8 MB for ~$120-150 (150)
2x4GB RAM ~$30-40 (30)
PSU ~$130-150 (140)
Case $50-150 (100)
64GB SSD ~$100 (100)

Total, ~$460-690 (reasonable estimate @ $590)

Could probably work the build around to fit some HDD for storage if you need it.
Adding an OS would force some more downgrades.


Edit: Priced @ Newegg,
HAF 932
Corsair TX850M
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 (Open Box)
2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws (too bad you missed out on the shellshocker $45 for 8GB @ 2133)
Hyper 212+ EVO (Noctua D14 for $50 @ ncix.us)
Crucial M4 64GB

Promo codes, EMCJHHD26 EMCJHHC23

Total $586.14

Total After $25 Gift Card + $35 Rebates = $526.14
Edited by SpiritGear - 12/29/11 at 12:55am
 
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Ze Zombie
(14 items)
 
WYUR2013
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte UD3H HD 7950 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi Desktar Western Digital Green Samsung 830 Samsung DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro Dell 24" Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 v2 Corsair 500R G5 Sony V6 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 ASUS P5LD2 MSI N210 4x1GB DDR2 666 CL5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80GB Maxtor Samsung DVD+R Hyper 212+ Win7 Pro 
MonitorPowerCase
19" Dell LCD Antec Trio 650w AMD Ref Card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Professional-M Micro ATX SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240... Samsung 840 250GB Corsair H100 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2713HM Corsair HX 850w Corsair 350D 
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