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Finally have enough dough to make the jump to Intel biggrin.gif

I've had a good run with AMD and aside from BD I've never been overly disappointed in any of their products, and I should have known better than to have a user name based on a processor but owell lol.

I'm waiting for the it all to come in the mail short of my cpu cooler, power supply, and video cards which I'm going to ride until the doors fall off.

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Intel I7 2600K Processor
Corsair H50 Cooler
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
2x EVGA SC GTX 480s in SLI
2x4 RipJaw X 1600mhz 8-8-8 Memory
120GB Corsair Force GT SSD
2TB WD Black HDD
1050w Ultra X4 Modular PS


Really excited to put this one together, never had an Intel system before, and I'm sure I'll be quite satisfied with the 2600K.

I'll post pictures once I get it all in the mail. Case should be here today, Memory tomorrow, and the rest on Monday.
 
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Hey bro

Congrats to begin with

I am a fan of Intel and every computer I had has always beenwith INTEL except one exception. You wont regret it

2600k is a future proof CPU that will take you 4 years I am sure.

480 SLI setup is also good. Almost as powerful as a single 590 GPU. You are content in GPU wise for at least 2-3 years

Again a very very solid setup. this reminds me that I need to get a SSD soon.

One recommendation i can make is that you could think of investing in a 120hz monitor. It doesnt matter if you game in 3d or not, but 2d and 120 hz is just smooth like a butter.
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Hey bro
480 SLI setup is also good. Almost as powerful as a single 590 GPU. You are content in GPU wise for at least 2-3 years
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Pretty sure 2 OC'd 480's are faster than a 590 by a fair margin, but certainly not as quiet, or efficient lol. But this is OCN, I kinda dig my PC sounding like a jet taking off when I start gaming.
 
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Pretty sure 2 OC'd 480's are faster than a 590 by a fair margin, but certainly not as quiet, or efficient lol. But this is OCN, I kinda dig my PC sounding like a jet taking off when I start gaming.

Oh yea absolutely man, my two 570's outperform a single 590 by a good amount, so I'm sure your two 480's will be doing just about the same thumb.gif
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Hey bro
Congrats to begin with
I am a fan of Intel and every computer I had has always beenwith INTEL except one exception. You wont regret it
2600k is a future proof CPU that will take you 4 years I am sure.
480 SLI setup is also good. Almost as powerful as a single 590 GPU. You are content in GPU wise for at least 2-3 years
Again a very very solid setup. this reminds me that I need to get a SSD soon.
One recommendation i can make is that you could think of investing in a 120hz monitor. It doesnt matter if you game in 3d or not, but 2d and 120 hz is just smooth like a butter.
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Pretty sure 2 OC'd 480's are faster than a 590 by a fair margin, but certainly not as quiet, or efficient lol. But this is OCN, I kinda dig my PC sounding like a jet taking off when I start gaming.

Yeah definitaly.

Oced 480 SLIs should perform 20-25% faster than a stock 590 thats for sure.

480 SLi could be louder yes but i personally play games with headphone so GPU fan noise is never an issue for me. I am sure most people are like me. They will be quiet when they are idle so its very good.
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Finally found some time to take a few pictures and start putting my rig together, I'll post pics once I get it all in the case. Christmas in February!

Edit : Ok I've deleted this stuipd ass photo from the source, from OCN, deleted the URL in my post and it still shows up so IDK *** else to do. Sorry for this dumbass photo, the one I actually want to post wont even show up.
 
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Finally found some time to take a few pictures and start putting my rig together, I'll post pics once I get it all in the case. Christmas in February!

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^ nice, my lips are tied not a word on the setup things you'vd miss on that build still happy gaming thumb.gif
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My GF's bro has the exact rig except for the SSD. 2600K @ 5.0ghz and GTX 480 in sli with the Asus V pro board. Everything is maxxed out @ 1080p. Your going to have balls of fun lol
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^ nice, my lips are tied not a word on the setup things you'vd miss on that build still happy gaming thumb.gif


Elaborate please?
 
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