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post #21 of 88
Oh that's a bummer.
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post #22 of 88
mouse? cyborg rat 7 is nice if you dont need wireless. just dont get wireless if your not going to use it, recommend mechanical keyboard aswell for gaming.

wouldnt hurt to get a 1+ tb 7200 rpm hdd with your budget, some form of usb storage, fan controller (scythe kaze), gaming mousepad (steelseries hd) if any of these sounds like things you want.

also switch to nvidia biggrin.gif but srsly switch to nvidia. >:O
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post #23 of 88
get a better cooler and a better case.
logitech g400 is an awesome mouse
mechanical keyboard
also you could SLI some better graphics cards like gtx570s or something
get a blue ray reader
do you need a 3d monitor? the money you save could go towards 2 monitors
   
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post #24 of 88
480
and a XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ Free Kill Coil! $129.99
i have added 2 23.5" full HD monitors which support 3D so basically is about 47" inch screen
a dual 7970 and a low powered 1600Mhz 8GB G.Skill Sniper
You still have a 100$ in hand u can go for anything you like headphone,Webcam keyboard and mouse,etc
and to run this system u need to go at least 4.5Ghz+ on Your 2500k. i dont know u priority to other thing like headphones or the webcam,etc if u have them in ur priority then remove one of the 7970 and a add a Sapphire 7950 for around $450 or a MSI 7950 for $460 u will have a few dollar to spend on the other thing thumb.gif
Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #25 of 88
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

480
and a XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ Free Kill Coil! $129.99
i have added 2 23.5" full HD monitors which support 3D so basically is about 47" inch screen
a dual 7970 and a low powered 1600Mhz 8GB G.Skill Sniper
You still have a 100$ in hand u can go for anything you like headphone,Webcam keyboard and mouse,etc
and to run this system u need to go at least 4.5Ghz+ on Your 2500k. i dont know u priority to other thing like headphones or the webcam,etc if u have them in ur priority then remove one of the 7970 and a add a Sapphire 7950 for around $450 or a MSI 7950 for $460 u will have a few dollar to spend on the other thing thumb.gif
Hope that helped thumb.gif

Don't get that SSD and get a gigabyte mobo and save a little for a 64gb m4 or 830.
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post #26 of 88
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Don't get that SSD and get a gigabyte mobo and save a little for a 64gb m4 or 830.

Dont get gigabyte mobo, they've been know to boot loop in the p67/z68 chipset!
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post #27 of 88
that's a very solid build, but i'd recommend getting a 7970 and definitely an SSD. also consider buying from newegg.com
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Dont get gigabyte mobo, they've been know to boot loop in the p67/z68 chipset!

Mine is running perfectly fine.
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post #29 of 88
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Originally Posted by Khmor View Post

Dont get gigabyte mobo, they've been know to boot loop in the p67/z68 chipset!

My Gigabyte X58 did that aswell, till I updated the bios. Something with the voltage regulation was off. I think Asus is a safer bet than Gigabyte.

To OP: A new hardware cycle is close to coming out now. I would wait for that. Ivy Bridge and Kepler.
Edited by Astral Fly - 2/3/12 at 11:54pm
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post #30 of 88
If I was putting $3000 into building, I'd buy a cheap case so I could put that money into components and water cooling.
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