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post #11 of 42
Only change I'd make is that cooler. As mentioned grab a NH-D14 or a Silver arrow. Power supply is good to go!
post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by Kosai View Post

Yes the mobo I have selected has 3.0 PCie I believe:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
And could you guys link me the parts you would use? Such as the better 1000w PSU in question. Would like to keep it at $150-200 usd price range.
And as for the 2500k i'm trying to keep this as budget friendly as I can for the guy as this will be his first gaming PC but hes doesn't want to spend a fortune either.

Ahhh I stand corrected smile.gif I forgot my previous plans included this mobo; the normal ATX factor and it supported PCIe 3. Yes you do have a pretty nice build there. Try on stronger cooler tho i would recomend
post #13 of 42
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Originally Posted by Kosai View Post

What if he went with a 7990 or 6990 would he get true x16 speeds or would it be split too?

The 6990's are PCI-E 2.1 so the Z68's would do x16/x16 configuration on those even if he went Xfire i believe.Basically if your using just a single PCI-E 3.0 card it would be x16 but if you go Xfire with them it would split to x8/x8.If you use two PCI-E 2.0 cards it would be x16/x16,single or Xfire.
Edited by bleachigo - 1/23/12 at 3:03pm
post #14 of 42
Whats his budget? If hes going to spend that type of money why not throw in a SSD?
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post #15 of 42
Thermal paste I would change. The AS5 is no longer that good, not for that price. Rather get the MX-4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038

I like this PSU from XFX, there 1000w Platinum is the same as the Seasonic version.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207019

What you can do is get a 1TB drive + SSD

If you like the NZXT series, you could wait for there new Switch 810. Should be about $150.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/switch_810
    
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post #16 of 42
If you get the Noctua D-14 cooler it comes with excellent thermal paste. The 2500K is an excellent processor for gaming. You get the same performance in games as the 2600k at a fraction of the price. Plus you can overclock it nicely with a good cooler.
post #17 of 42
Thread Starter 
Budget is roughly $1,200.

And to all suggesting ssd+hdd, links man LINKS! And please it needs to stay in this price range. Otherwise Im not going to bother changing it.

Thermal paste, PSU have been changed to MX-4 and Cosair 1000w
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If you like the NZXT series, you could wait for there new Switch 810. Should be about $150.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/switch_810

As for the case, that seems unattractive... He picked out the case mainly because of the Storm Trooper look lol. Not my exact taste in cases I like my Tonka truck HAF case.
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post #18 of 42
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If you get the Noctua D-14 cooler it comes with excellent thermal paste. The 2500K is an excellent processor for gaming. You get the same performance in games as the 2600k at a fraction of the price. Plus you can overclock it nicely with a good cooler.

I know the Noctua DH-14 is superior in every way..... it's just it was such a pain in the ass to install lol (I have one). And Im trying to keep it cheap the only reason I went with the Hyper 212 is because of how hyped to hell it was. Again im not sure would they be the same when it comes to installing?

Also what about the RAM slots? That DH-14 is MASSIVE wont it block the ram slots?
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post #19 of 42
SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220602
HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
or you can get the recertified one for $40 less.Save another $50 if you have a Microcenter on that CPU.
post #20 of 42
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See this is what pisses me off about that WD drive....

For only $40 more I can get the 2TB hence why we settled for it instead.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792
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