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Friend from facebook sent me here, told me to post my build and see if people can help,

I need a nice gaming rig, aircooled, ability to be upgraded in the future if i need to, i need a good gaming platform, i play eve online and have multiple accounts, 8+

with my current system i can run about 3 accounts on minimum graphics with a bit of visual lag, most likely because of my videocard.

here's my current wishlist.

it's a collaberation of ideas and components that i trust

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13552769

There's the Wishlist.

Things i want to stay, the case and the high end videocard, i love ASUS and I like the ability to eventually and possible to triple crossfire videocards in the future

I am scared to death of liquid cooling as i have no idea how to handle it and since i will be building this system with the help of a few friends i need stuff i know how to deal with.

Things I'm not too sure about, the powersupply, seems expensive and i know if i want to upgrade I'll need all that extra voltage.

I'm not going to overclock

My current computer i have had for 5 years and i have had no issues with it at all running stock voltages.

and she still runs like a champ. my new computer needs to be as much of a monster as i can have for about $1500-$1800

That's my budget
post #2 of 11
At my friends house accidently posted from his account. Lol, look below for my response. -iwhocorrupts
Edited by Asustweaker - 2/20/12 at 7:28pm
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post #3 of 11
That is a monstrosity of a build you've got going there. It all looks good. I just picked up a used Crosshair IV this weekend and its been nothing less than satisfying thus far. I would suggest that you keep the power supply you've currently got on your wishlist (or any comparable 1000w+ if you plan on running multiple video cards in the future). And also I would go with a 120GB SSD (OCZ Vertex Plus @ Tigerdirect for $100 after rebate right now) drive instead of a velociraptor, you will see increased performance overall especially when loading games. SSD is one of the best upgrades for your money IMO. I've always been a big ATI fan for the past 6 years or so I ran nothing but Radeon cards in my builds. Recently I switched to nVidia and have been very happy with the performance. I'll be running 2 GTX 465s on my Crosshair IV w/ HyperSLI in the near future regardless that it is a crossfire board. It all comes down to personal preference. I would also look into an aftermarket CPU cooler as colder is always better.
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post #4 of 11
Since you plan on this being a gaming-oriented build and are keen on having upgrade room, you ought to be looking at an Intel build. i5 2500K or i5 2400; and a board that will support Ivy Bridge down the road.

You'll benefit now and later by going that route. .
    
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post #5 of 11
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intel seems to be more expensive from my experience, AMD all the way.

(current system is intel and i wish i would have gone with the AMD 965 Black edition when i built this one)
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Originally Posted by Mini-Torch View Post

intel seems to be more expensive from my experience, AMD all the way.

(current system is intel and i wish i would have gone with the AMD 965 Black edition when i built this one)

With your current budget and what you listed in your OP it really doesn't make sense to go with AMD - but - that being said there is nothing wrong with your build. I'm just trying to highlight the important things you were looking for: upgrade path, gaming (which should be performance oriented).

Anyways. smile.gif
    
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post #7 of 11
oh boy..it all looks good! Umm..with the exception of the FX cpu..Only reason to use one of those
is if you're ln2 overclocking and trying to break records.
My recommend for cpu goes as follows in order of fun lachen.gif
960T Zosma,1090T,1100T
AMD will probably come out with some better releases later this year
Other than that..A Maximus4 gene-z+2500k/2600K is a decent option as well
 
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post #8 of 11
you can get a intel setup for the same cost and it will be lot faster. Plus if your not going to overclock get a i5, if you get a k version you can overclock later. Overclocked the new intel chips are dead easy and when overclocked they will blow past the AMD in performance. Plus the new FX cpu's are worse at gaming then the old phenom 6 cores.

For PS get a corsair TX850, its all you really need can power 2 7950's if needed.
No need for 16gb of ram, back it down to 8gb of high performance ram like 1800mhz+
Get a single 1TB WD black HD(get a second later and put them in raid 0)
get rid of the VelociRaptor and get a SSD, Get a M4 or 830 series drive 64-128gb will be fine though I recommend the 128gb.
Also for the cpu cooler, just pick up a corsair h60


My friend just upgraded his phenom 955 to a FX-8150 and sadly my overclocked q9550 @ 4ghz still beats it in most games using the same videocard. Really wasn't worth the upgrade on the gaming side, but he was happy with rendering speed. Note he overclocked his FX-8150 to 4.6ghz and for the most part its about the same as his 955 @ 4ghz in games.
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post #9 of 11
You need a balanced rig weather your running intel or amd and by balanced Im talking bottleneckss. Weather its the cpu,ram,gpu,monitor,hdd or psu. I see see 3 points where you will bottleneck at with your intended build if you want to stay with AMD then I recomend you find a 1090T or 1100 or a 960T x4 unlocked to a 6, core but not all 960T will unlock to 6 core. So how lucky do you feel?
For ram look for some 1800 ram with 7 timming so you can run it at 1600 and tighter timming of 6. You dont need more the 8 gigs of ram for what your wanting to do.
The best mother board on the market is the Asus Sabertooth. I say this becase its the only one with a 5 year warrenty and VRM has a ceramic coating that desapates heat very fast.
For a monitor look for one that has hdmi. Contrst ration above 1,000,000, Response Time bellow 5mm, and a Refresh Rate above 70HZ
A single gpu like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131394

If you want to run a bigger card you will have to go with Intel.In the end this AMD setup will keep up with all your looking to do and for less mone.Just rember just changing one part isent going to improve anything its always about balance
post #10 of 11
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The problem is i know nothing about altering voltages, i know it's easy for you guys but you guys have experience. i however am new at this, I'm just getting into the area.

i don't know about lower voltages, raid 0 or anything like that.
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