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Here is my build for you
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HGWw
1500USD without keyboard, mouse, fans and monitor.
Throw these in and you get your self a solid build that will last 2 years and if the gaming demand didn't exceed your cpu. you can throw in another card for x-fire and you are good to go for one more year biggrin.gif
Edited by Ramzinho - 3/5/13 at 9:10am
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post #32 of 58

Here's what I would change, you can get a lot more for your money.

If you're really trying to stick to the Red/Black theme change the Mobo to a ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty, but otherwise if it really doesn't matter go with an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77-UD3H

Ram is ridiculously overpriced and a terrible value, it's Cas 9, and 1600 MHz. Just terrible. Go with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 1866MHz

As good as Samsung is, they are pretty overpriced. Not really a good value. Go with an Intel 335 Series SSD has 840 Pro Speeds but for a much better price.

I think going with a $100 Air Cooler is also kind of redundant when you can go with an AIO that will give you the same or better results but with a simpler install, simpler maintenance, and all around more sensible product. Recommendations Kraken X60, Corsair H80i, H100i, or H110

Besides that everything looks good, maybe change your TIM to Prolimatech PK3.
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Here's what I would change, you can get a lot more for your money.

If you're really trying to stick to the Red/Black theme change the Mobo to a ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty, but otherwise if it really doesn't matter go with an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77-UD3H

Ram is ridiculously overpriced and a terrible value, it's Cas 9, and 1600 MHz. Just terrible. Go with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 1866MHz

As good as Samsung is, they are pretty overpriced. Not really a good value. Go with an Intel 335 Series SSD has 840 Pro Speeds but for a much better price.

I think going with a $100 Air Cooler is also kind of redundant when you can go with an AIO that will give you the same or better results but with a simpler install, simpler maintenance, and all around more sensible product. Recommendations Kraken X60, Corsair H80i, H100i, or H110

Besides that everything looks good, maybe change your TIM to Prolimatech PK3.

thanks can you link me to the parts you would change?
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RAM replaced but i'm not sure which mobo to pick..what one is best? and what's wrong with my ASUS one even though its expensive... and do they all do SLI/CF?

another question is that my TV only has two HDMI ports one both are being used (directv and a ps3) is there anything such as an HDMI splitter?
Edited by BTK - 3/6/13 at 8:53am
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post #36 of 58
If you aren't don't sli or cf right away don't bother with it. It's best and cheaper to just use a single card. Sell your old card when you're done and upgrade.

I went out if my way to get sli support and in the last 8 years I never used it.

Even if you do want sli you can just get a 690 type product.

Even then at 1080p you don't needed much graphical horsepower.
Edited by xlink - 3/6/13 at 10:07am
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RAM replaced but i'm not sure which mobo to pick..what one is best? and what's wrong with my ASUS one even though its expensive... and do they all do SLI/CF?

another question is that my TV only has two HDMI ports one both are being used (directv and a ps3) is there anything such as an HDMI splitter?

I don't discount ASUS, but I feel they sell overpriced hyped products. All of those boards are able to do SLI/CF and have just as many features as the ASUS but for much less money.

HDMI Splitters work but you can usually only have one of the sources active at a time. Basically cant have both of them on at the same time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-Male-2x-HDMI-Female-Y-Splitter-Adapter-Cable-/170493554366#vi-content
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Final build
good or no?

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post #40 of 58
Looks good, except RAM Color is gonna clash with mobo. Might wanna get the GSkils in Red. Just remember to take it slow, because LGA 1155/2011 it is easy to bend pins when putting in CPU. 775 you could almost shove it in with no issues, but not with the newer intel stuff. Also watch your TIM Placement and Amount. Remember 1 grain of rice in center. AS5 IS Conductive, so if you get some on Pins or around cpu, you are screwed.

I would disagree about Asus be overhyped. I would agree with Asus boards carrying a price premium, but IMO its for higher quality and better warranty. I have yet to have an Asus board crater on me, but have Had EVGA, Gigabyte, and Foxconn go bad. ASrock and Asus used to share PCB Designs, so the ASRock board should be good. SLI/CF is personal preference, but does make a big difference at 1080p, especially with a high-end GPU.
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