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focus on the GPU as I would suggest upgrading it if your going to use it with a socket 2011 CPU, for the sake of balancing out the system.


What do you have in mind? The other GPU they suggested was GTX 5500, but im pretty sure thats a dowgrade from the 560TI right?


Also Do u guys think they are overcharging me?
post #12 of 31
For that CPU, I would either go for the AMD 7870, or the GTX 670ti when it comes out. If these are too pricey for you, then I would go with the 7850 or a nVidia 6** series equivalent when it is released. The i7 3820, of course, would be much more at home with four 7970's or GTX680's under it's belt, but this is unlikely for most of us...

Alternatively, you could buy a new Ivy bridge CPU, as they have just come out. They're not much faster than SB, slower than SB-E even, but they are the latest and you're building a new rig, so why not? It would save you some money to put towards the GPU as well.

If the computer shop is building this rig for you, then they will undoubtedly be charging a small "labour" fee. It would almost certainly be cheaper to buy the parts from new egg/amazon/ebay/etc and put it together yourself.
 
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Build it yourself. For $1600 that is just not worth it. You could get a nearly identical rig with a 3930k (ivy bridge 6 core unlocked processor) and even a gtx 570 for around the same price.

Edit: I just made a simar rig for $1617 before rebates, about $1550 after.
It included an Evga 570, i7 3930k, same motherboard, spinpoint f3 1tb hdd, corsair force 3 120gb SSD, corsair 600t case, antec green 650w PSU, and 8gb g skill 1600 ram. Sorry, I would post the links but I'm on my phone!
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Build it yourself. For $1600 that is just not worth it. You could get a nearly identical rig with a 3930k (ivy bridge 6 core unlocked processor) and even a gtx 570 for around the same price.

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If insurance is paying could you not go with a 3960x and a few 7970's? biggrin.gif Or have they limited you to just one shop?
 
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post #16 of 31
As said before. I would not go with the antec 300 case. Very limited room in it for any cable management. Plus I don't know how wide that Asus x79 board is but my UD7 barely fits in mine. Had to cut and drill, basically ghetto mod my case to just get power cables routed.
You can get a better case for your money.
As for memory there is a lot of buzz going around about the Samsung sticks. You can find them for $48 for 2x8G or more configs. They are DDR3 1600 but a lot are having good luck OCing, them to 2000+ easy.
For video. If you have the funds I would recommend one of the new nVidia cards. Speculated 670 releasing within weeks.

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post #17 of 31
Definitely build it yourself. Keep the invoice and the insurance company should reimburse you the total cost. You could build something much better for $1600 than what that shop is offering you.
post #18 of 31
yup i just went thru a mock build on newegg using majority of the parts you listed and came in at almost 1300 so 300 less than what there charging you that could easily be thrown into a faster cpu since you do encoding like the 3930k or a better video card. or we could help you restructure the entire build and see what could be possible
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post #19 of 31
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Damn I wish I had consulted you guys earlier.....

Unfortunately my insurance suggested these guys so I went with them and trusted them, as I no longer have the time in my week to research nor build a pc myself. So I figured I would just delegate the headache... Now I feel bad about this build.

I basically went in there and talked to a guy I trusted and told him to build me the best rig he could for around what the first one cost so that I could get reimbursed through insurance. If I go crazy upgrading and spend more than 1600ish then I will have to foot the bill myself
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I'm basically looking at it as a free upgrade from my old system. And I think it's a substantial upgrade from what I had. I'm sure its not the ideal way to spend 1600 on a build but is it really that bad?
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