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Originally Posted by Rolly103090 View Post

Yeah, i would go with a 7200 rpm drive. To be honest, with ivy bridge only a few weeks away, unless something has changed recently, i would just wait for that.

Wasn't IvB delayed till late may/early june?
post #22 of 34
Its not a bad setup, you would be happy but we can tweek it a bit depending on your needs. You dont have a cpu cooler in there either to overclock the cpu unless you already have one.

Im gonna just remake your list with my comments next to it...


Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087 Personal prefference but cases like my rosewill blackhawk easily fit it too so dont feel bound to such a huge case, think even the nzxt source 210 will even fit the gtx570 and its under $50

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681 If you want a HUGE performance increase try a 60GB corsair force 3 or force GT which are cheaper, $109 range, SSD will make the biggest difference

Monitor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079 No experience on it but most likely fine

Graphics:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130740 I love my gtx570, does GREAT on bf3, the 560 448 is close, but since the budget allows it get the 570. the 7950 is great but $450, it hangs with the gtx580 and beats it in many tests

DVD Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031 Can save some and reinvest into better memory, newegg has an LG burner for like $16 i think

Power Supply:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010 corsair does great, to save some you can try the tx750 but honestly this setup will do good on a 600watt psu too

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345 Intel IMC is GREAT, try 1866mhz or better timing at 1600mhz but benchmarks show 1fps more with 1866

Mobo:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792 Asus is solid, for better sound the maximus iv gene-z is cheaper but matx if you care, its a monster mobo though, love mine

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 perfect! but if your near a microcenter they have it for $179.99

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit $99 yup
Edited by 66racer - 2/17/12 at 9:41pm
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post #23 of 34
OP - I would personally stick to a full tower. I had a mid tower (antec 900) and upgraded to a 1200 just for the space - a bit heavier but its a desktop.

Also, if you can, see if anyone is selling an EVGA GTX580 on the forums (lifetime warranty if registered). That'll save you a bit and give you the upper hand.

GL with the build!
 
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post #24 of 34
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You can consider this setup as well, I kept the motherboard and PSU since they were good but I found cheaper prize then Newegg, on Tigerdirect. If you live in Maryland then their is a store not soo far from where you live but you will save a lot on shipping. I havent included a graphic card since I liked your choice of GTX 570, so you can go with that or find a better one. But I have included a good cooling solution and SSD which is a must these days. The case is pretty nice, very roomy. The case you are looking at DF 85 I currently have that (look at my sig) which is really big I don't think I even needed that so yeah.
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post #25 of 34
Since you are just planning to just game. You really don't need a hard drive. All you need is a SSD. A SSD would be better overall, and they are pretty cheap right now. (They're cheap to me because HDDs are expensive.)

You should get a diff case. I would recommend fractal design or a cheaper cooler master case.

For the PSU, you should get a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087 since you are planning to spend around that much. Seasonic PSUs are highly reliable.

And lastly, you should get the 7950 GPU from AMD. You might be an nVidia fanboy, but the amd ones are the newest. You'll regret it in a few weeks. Or you can wait for the newer nvidias to come out.
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post #26 of 34
seasonic makes most of corsairs lineup except for a few models, unless currently its all of them
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post #27 of 34
how about a 7970,2TB HDD and a custom waterloop and running around abit tongue.gif all in 1600$lmaosmiley.gif

CPU :
Intel Core i7 2500k 180$

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive 120$

480

XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ Free Kill Coil! 130$

Total 1596$thumb.gif
feel free to comment and make changes in the above config biggrin.gif
OP your rig may look like this (ignore the Toilet lachen.gif )
700
Hope you liked it buddy redface.gif
Edited by Tarun - 2/18/12 at 3:27am
post #28 of 34
This ^ it's a great build but I would change the psu for a little more power. I never want to use anything past ~80% of my power only because too much is ok but too little means a new psu. I would recommend something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

It's 750 watts but if you want to go sli or make the rig into a media server you would have plenty of power to do whatever you wanted. The only downside is that it's not modular. It will go with the color scheme if you have a red ati card and a red haf 912 smile.gif
 
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post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by glinux View Post

This ^ it's a great build but I would change the psu for a little more power. I never want to use anything past ~80% of my power only because too much is ok but too little means a new psu. I would recommend something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
It's 750 watts but if you want to go sli or make the rig into a media server you would have plenty of power to do whatever you wanted. The only downside is that it's not modular. It will go with the color scheme if you have a red ati card and a red haf 912 smile.gif
a 7950 based system pull only 330 watts or so from the wall which is i guess pretty much below 80% of power:D here have a look
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
700

and as far as the PSU i know buddy but budget matters redface.gif i would go with a
cheapest to expensive

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Edited by Tarun - 2/18/12 at 11:20am
post #30 of 34

you're going to need a stronger psu, everything is going to bottle neck it... i'd say at least 600 watt psu

edit: much better solution and at a cheaper price also includes rebate!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153136
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