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THANKS IN ADVANCE, THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY

Ive been scanning the net for a few weeks now off and on gathering up info on where to take my next build. I am not in URGENT need of an upgrade, but I am in the mood for a project plus I want to get back on a desktop.

I am currently on a G73JW-A1 Asus notebook, stock
Not a bad notebook but not much room to upgrade or overclock
-i7 Q740
-GTX 460M
-8GB DDR3 PC3-10700 (667 mhz)
-1tb HD

(Laptop isnt my issue here but if you have experience with that rig and know of some quality upgrades let me know)


Either way, thinking about building something from the ground up. While price isnt a huge issue.. lets face it price is always a concern. Never been a fan of paying out the ass for something that just came out that will be 50% cheaper in 2 months.

Uses and Goals:
GAMING (I play everything)
Upgrade options
Overclockability is second only to quality
I'd like to stay around/under $1500 (I say that every time and theres always that newer, shinier component I cave in and bump up to)

MAIN POINT I NEED HELP ON:
-Biggest concern is which CPU Socket to go with. As we all know this will determine the rest of the build.
*I am decently versed in the area but I have been out of the game (aka Afghanistan) for a year so I feel like the times have passed me by
Having hard a hard deciding on cost/benefit/capability/future/lol ratio of 2011 vs 1155 (Yes Im an Intel guy)

Looking to use SLI and water cooling, and will overclock the rig right off the bat. The enthusiast in me loves to see those numbers climb

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Alright I'll finish this up, I realize I have kind of opened up discussion in multiple directions but all insight is much appreciated

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doesnt sound like you have any need for 2011

1155 should do you fine. (i5)

pair of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615

a decent z68 board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615

make sure you get an SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

dont forget to get it wet
http://www.xoxide.com/xspc-rasa750rs240-watercoolingkit.html

something like that
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post

doesnt sound like you have any need for 2011
1155 should do you fine. (i5)
pair of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615
a decent z68 board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615
make sure you get an SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
dont forget to get it wet
http://www.xoxide.com/xspc-rasa750rs240-watercoolingkit.html
something like that

This guy's got ya covered.
I'd def buy separate tubing to go with that water cooling kit though, I haven't heard the greatest things about the kind it comes with.
    
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Tbh, seems your laptop is actually pretty decent, so I'd hold of on building a new rig until Kepler comes out to see what that brings, if anything, it'll drop the extortionate prices on the 7 series.
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Going to be kicking yourself if you don't wait it out another month or so for Ivybridge and Z77 redface.gif
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I like the one tarun did..but I'd compromise on a couple of things..and get a beefy PSU for overclocking
 
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses.. yeah the builds proposed are pretty kickass.

I have been browsing a little more I think I just might wait..

This laptop is still doing alright, I havent ran into performance issues with it.. its just the.. ehh factor.. I cant explain it haha.

Not sure where I'm gonna take it and spending money just for the sake of it isnt my style.. I might look into a budget build with a lot of room for expansion (although right after typing that i know i wont be happy with it)
     
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by el gappo View Post

Going to be kicking yourself if you don't wait it out another month or so for Ivybridge and Z77 redface.gif
Ivy Bridge comes out in June, not next month.
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