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Hi Everyone,

I've been a member for a little whiles, but now I'm back. I haven't built a PC in... oh, well it's been a long time. My last PC was an Aurora Alienware, and it cost me exactly $0.00 because I won it in a sweepstakes that I never even knew I entered!

Needless to say the rig became fairly outdated by 2009, if not 2008 - but it lasted me a good 4 years or so. So yeah if you're keeping score, I haven't built any sort of rig since 2002-2003 perhaps - and it surely wasn't a full blown build, but parts over time.

Since then I've been a console gamer, and user of my work PC. Well that ain't cutting it anymore - so I've begun what I call Operation: Get a PC by Diablo 3 Release Date. It's actually something I've had my mind on for awhile.

----

So how does one enter "back into the game"? Easy, throw money at a GTX 680 and let it begin.

Parts I've picked up for this build by mid-May:

-1 EVGA GTX 680
-1 Corsair 800D Case
-1 Crucial M4 128GB SDD

Yep that's it as of now. I know, it's missing quite a bit - but hopefully it'll be complete in the not-so-distant future, in time to go on Shako 2.0 runs, and finally be able to play Starcraft 2!

I'll probably transition away from the big screen plasma and surround sound to do more gaming on my rig, as I'm training it to Beast Mode one day. Here's what else I have in mind:

-Z77 Motherboard (AsRock extreme6 or possibly the ASUS Saber)
-Ivy Bridge CPU (though if the chips are still MIA and unknown as to release date I may get a cheap SB for a few months)
-Corsair HX PSU - not sure about my wattage needs, want to be able to SLI the 680 a few months down... so probably 850

And then of course, some water cooling, not counting all the other peripheral/software/extras.

Phew.

Happy Friday to all, suit up!

-Thrash
post #2 of 10
I take it you're a HIMYM fan? biggrin.gif

As for waiting for Ivy, makes sense. Ivy is due out in April, so it probably won't be long. Which one of the ivy CPUs are you looking at gett? the i7 or i5?

I think a good 750W PSU should suffice for 2 680s (195W TDPx2 + 77W TDP for CPU= 367W in SLI, for just GPUs and CPU, not taking OC'ing and other parts into account)
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Nice plans!
Welcome btw.
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Hello, welcome to OCN!
post #5 of 10
Memory?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

I mean, if you want it to be legendary.. kind of a joke these days paying $300 for rams.
Edited by samwiches - 3/30/12 at 3:00pm
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Originally Posted by JLthrash View Post

Hi Everyone,
I've been a member for a little whiles, but now I'm back. I haven't built a PC in... oh, well it's been a long time. My last PC was an Aurora Alienware, and it cost me exactly $0.00 because I won it in a sweepstakes that I never even knew I entered!
Needless to say the rig became fairly outdated by 2009, if not 2008 - but it lasted me a good 4 years or so. So yeah if you're keeping score, I haven't built any sort of rig since 2002-2003 perhaps - and it surely wasn't a full blown build, but parts over time.
Since then I've been a console gamer, and user of my work PC. Well that ain't cutting it anymore - so I've begun what I call Operation: Get a PC by Diablo 3 Release Date. It's actually something I've had my mind on for awhile.
----
So how does one enter "back into the game"? Easy, throw money at a GTX 680 and let it begin.
Parts I've picked up for this build by mid-May:
-1 EVGA GTX 680
-1 Corsair 800D Case
-1 Crucial M4 128GB SDD
Yep that's it as of now. I know, it's missing quite a bit - but hopefully it'll be complete in the not-so-distant future, in time to go on Shako 2.0 runs, and finally be able to play Starcraft 2!
I'll probably transition away from the big screen plasma and surround sound to do more gaming on my rig, as I'm training it to Beast Mode one day. Here's what else I have in mind:
-Z77 Motherboard (AsRock extreme6 or possibly the ASUS Saber)
-Ivy Bridge CPU (though if the chips are still MIA and unknown as to release date I may get a cheap SB for a few months)
-Corsair HX PSU - not sure about my wattage needs, want to be able to SLI the 680 a few months down... so probably 850
And then of course, some water cooling, not counting all the other peripheral/software/extras.
Phew.
Happy Friday to all, suit up!
-Thrash

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Hey Hey, GET LOST! Take a hike or something bud. Legendary, my butt. You aren't welcome here, we dont take kindly to people with 5 posts and long threads. You dont really post a lot do you? you leech. Please go away thumb.gif




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biggrin.gif Just Kidding Bud. Sorry Welcome back, smile.gif I'd say just grab a 2600K and a decent motherboard a corsair or silverstone 1000W PSU and then just start gaming. smile.gif I would try spending more money on the storage sector tho, like maybe return the SDD and get a bigger Hard Drive if you already dont have it in your budget redface.gif
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 3/30/12 at 4:12pm
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welcome mate. wave2.gif
post #8 of 10
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Hahah yeah I'm a HIMYM fan.

Thanks for the love spontaneous, if I don't like it... I can just "geeeeeittt!"

I am planning on a HDD as well, maybe just a 1TB WD Black Caviar. Getting the OS on something fast, with enough room for a few basic programs/games is all I need for startup but the HDD won't be far behind.

The trick is figuring out a decent air setup while I'm not overclocking everything and saving for the watercooling.

I won't fret too much about Ivy Bridge - but I think it would make sense seeing as I got the GTX 680, to take advantage of the next hardware leaps by at least picking up a Z77 board that way even if I go Sandy Bridge all I'd have to do is upgrade the CPU down the line to do the true PCI 3.0 & such. Otherwise if I got P67 or P68 then I'm changing out the mobo, as well as buying another copy of Windows 7. Trying not to buy things twice I guess.

Oh well thanks for the love fellas.
post #9 of 10
Honestly, for graphics cards, the difference PCIE 3.0 makes is negligible (around 2% I think), compared to PCIE2.0. My guess is PICE3.0 was mainly developed for enterprise stuff like PCIE SSDs and RAID cards, which can saturate the PCIE2.0 bandwith. As for cheap decent air cooling, I can recommend getting a CM Hyper 212+. It's like 30 bucks on newegg and cools way better than teh stock cooler.
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I'll probably transition away from the big screen plasma and surround sound to do more gaming on my rig, as I'm training it to Beast Mode one day. Here's what else I have in mind.1
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