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Case - Corsair White SE 600T for $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 for $204.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

CPU - Core i5 2500k for $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU cooling - Corsair H80 for $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 for $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

GPU's - Two Radeon 7970's in Crossfire. Note I have not decided which ones to get so help here would be appreciated. Regardless I don't want to go over 600 a piece. so let's just say $1200.00

SSD Drive - Samsung 830 series 128gb for $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134

Monitor - SAMSUNG S27A750D Black 27" 2ms Full HD LED 120hz for $499.99

That's everything for a total of around $2714.93

Keep in mind I already have a Corsair Proff series PSU at 750 watts and a WD Black 1TB hardrive, as well as a dvd rom/burner. So I don't need those.

What would you guys change and or add? Honestly I do not want to go above 2700 total though.
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Normally I would say this is fine, but recent evidence, and I say that loosely, suggests that the 2500k may be a slight bottle neck to cards of that level of power.
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What do yall think of this build?

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Case - Corsair White SE 600T for $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 for $204.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

CPU - Core i5 2500k for $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU cooling - Corsair H80 for $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 for $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

GPU's - Two Radeon 7970's in Crossfire. Note I have not decided which ones to get so help here would be appreciated. Regardless I don't want to go over 600 a piece. so let's just say $1200.00

SSD Drive - Samsung 830 series 128gb for $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134

Monitor - SAMSUNG S27A750D Black 27" 2ms Full HD LED 120hz for $499.99

That's everything for a total of around $2714.93

Keep in mind I already have a Corsair Proff series PSU at 750 watts and a WD Black 1TB hardrive, as well as a dvd rom/burner. So I don't need those.

What would you guys change and or add? Honestly I do not want to go above 2700 total though.
It's nice you could get 8 GB of ram. M4 SSD and a cheaper case


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Yeah I was thinking about the M4 but I read on Toms Hardware that it's actually slower then the Samsung 830. I really don't have any xp with ssd's though so I don't know.
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What do yall think of this build?

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Yeah I was thinking about the M4 but I read on Toms Hardware that it's actually slower then the Samsung 830. I really don't have any xp with ssd's though so I don't know.
Really? Dang I'm outdated.


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Get the m4

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Honestly I'm thinking since I'm currently hooked on mmo's which dont req much horsepower anyway I might be better off just getting 1 7970 and then picking up the second one later once the prices drop. Ah I dunno, choices choices.
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Honestly I'm thinking since I'm currently hooked on mmo's which dont req much horsepower anyway I might be better off just getting 1 7970 and then picking up the second one later once the prices drop. Ah I dunno, choices choices.

Makes sense. I can't see a downside to buying one later if you ever need to. By then who knows, something more awesome may be out.
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Keep the case if you like it.. 3k is alot for a PC, so you should be able to get a decent case.. I'd get a 2600k and a single 7970 or a 7950? (It suits what you want to pay more).

Ultimately i'd keep the case, with the SSD i'd keep that or go for the M4. Doesn't really matter, get a 2600k a H100? Or just a high end air cooler (D-14 comes to mind?). 2x 7950's and go for some G-Skill memory.. Such as

These or These. I know it's "Only 1333mhz" but SandyBridge doesn't even need fast memory.. remember we can't overclock with FSB here.

All in all i'd suggest spending $35 more 'cause we all know 2x sticks is better then 4x sticks. You'll have better stability with 2x and more overclocking potential. Same with if you ever need 32GB ram! thumb.gif
 
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Case - Corsair White SE 600T for $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 for $204.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

CPU - Core i5 2500k for $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU cooling - Corsair H80 for $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 for $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

GPU's - Two Radeon 7970's in Crossfire. Note I have not decided which ones to get so help here would be appreciated. Regardless I don't want to go over 600 a piece. so let's just say $1200.00

SSD Drive - Samsung 830 series 128gb for $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134

Monitor - SAMSUNG S27A750D Black 27" 2ms Full HD LED 120hz for $499.99

That's everything for a total of around $2714.93

Keep in mind I already have a Corsair Proff series PSU at 750 watts and a WD Black 1TB hardrive, as well as a dvd rom/burner. So I don't need those.

What would you guys change and or add? Honestly I do not want to go above 2700 total though.

What I would change:

Motherboard:
P8P67 Pro off geeks.com refurbed for $88
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P8P67-PRO-BO-R&cat=MBB

RAM:
2x4GB Samsung DDR3-1600 (does 2200-2500 stable supposedly) ($39...get 16GB if you want)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details_ss.asp?EdpNo=1153188&sku=S204-1020

SSD:
Get a 64GB model instead of a 128GB.

With the money saved, try for a Dell 27" or 30", so you can enjoy a much higher resolution. smile.gif
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