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I Think it might be time for me to get a huge upgrade from my "Piece of sh..." in my sig... and this is also my fist rig.
Anyway, I'm into gaming (MW2, L4D, TF2, Crysis, etc.) and want to do a lot of media aswell. I am also planning on overclocking to ~3.5Ghz.

So here is what I plan on getting so far with my $1700 budget (Btw, I live in the UK):
ASUS P6T iX58 Mobo
Antec 900 Nine Hundred
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory CL9(9-9-9-24)
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz D0
Sapphire HD 5770 1GB
OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU
Noctua NH-U12P Special Edition Socket 1366 Dual Fan
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive

Which comes to $1,548.67 (£927.29 incl. tax). So I was wondering if there is anything I should change before I buy all the stuff. Suggestions?
Btw, I'm happy with my monitor and other stuff.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 8
Unless you were going to add another video card down the road im pretty sure you can use a 600 watt psu. Google psu calculator.

Also, if it were me, i'd upgrade to a 5850 or 5870. My sig rig gets close but can't run Crysis or FarCry 2 on full settings... and thats with oc'd 5870 and 4.4ghz cpu. Just a comparison
 
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Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB SSD EK Supremacy EVO Windows 10 Home Retail Acer XB270HU 
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Samsung 850 Pro 256GB + 2x Seagate 3TB HDDs Koolance CPU-380A water block Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium BenQ XL2720Z 
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Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB SSD EK Supremacy EVO Windows 10 Home Retail Acer XB270HU 
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Corsair SF600 NCase M1 
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i7 5960X 4.6GHz at 1.2V  Asus X99 Deluxe Evga 980 Ti SC+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB at 2666 MHz 16-... 
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Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post
My sig rig gets close but can't run Crysis or FarCry 2 on full settings... and thats with oc'd 5870 and 4.4ghz cpu. Just a comparison
Hmm... I do plan on running Crysis with full settings, anything I should change?
Also, I do want to get 2x 5770s in XFire just for the performance or should I just get a 4870/90?

Thanks
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post #4 of 8
your case is kinda cramped for a 1st build i would go with a storm sniper or scout by coolermaster. for your HSf i would go with a mega or true from heatsinkfactory.com and a WD cavair black 750gb or 1TB maybe upgrade to a asus pt6d deluxe.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post
Unless you were going to add another video card down the road im pretty sure you can use a 600 watt psu. Google psu calculator.

Also, if it were me, i'd upgrade to a 5850 or 5870. My sig rig gets close but can't run Crysis or FarCry 2 on full settings... and thats with oc'd 5870 and 4.4ghz cpu. Just a comparison
damn your batch is sick i cant hit 4.4ghz on mine stable to save my life.
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Originally Posted by MC21 View Post
damn your batch is sick i cant hit 4.4ghz on mine stable to save my life.
Lol owned.
Anyway, thanks to the suggestions people made (and after a bit of research), this is what I've changed my build to:
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 iX58 Mobo*
Coolmaster Storm Scout*
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory CL9(9-9-9-24)
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz D0
Sapphire HD 5850 1GB*
OCZ Stealth XStream 600W PSU*
Megahalems CPU Cooler*
WD Caviar Black 750GB* (Don't actually need more)
*changed

This will cost me $1737 (£1034), which is a bit over my price range, but I will pay up.
Anymore suggestions?
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post #7 of 8
sorry it took so long to reply, my bloodrage mobo has to be rma'd

Quote:
damn your batch is sick i cant hit 4.4ghz on mine stable to save my life.
lol its pretty sweet, and im sure i could do 4.6ghz but the motherboard bclk limit is holding me back. If you have the money, buy a C batch 920... better than A and B batches. Sorry to get off-topic pigpoo.

If you wanted to do CF on any cards i'd recommend a 750w psu... you might be able to get away with a 600 or 650 but make sure to hit up one of those psu calculators i mentioned earlier.
Also, i agree, 2x 4890s or 2x 5850s will get you 60fps in Crysis max settings. Other than that, your build looks great!
 
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Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB SSD EK Supremacy EVO Windows 10 Home Retail Acer XB270HU 
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Corsair SF600 NCase M1 
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i7 5960X 4.6GHz at 1.2V  Asus X99 Deluxe Evga 980 Ti SC+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB at 2666 MHz 16-... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB EK Supremacy EVO, EK Titan X Full Cover, EK X99... Windows 10 Home retail Acer Predator XB270HU 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-760XP2 Corsair Air 540 White 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 5GHz at 1.524v ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Sapphire R9 290X with EK water block 2x4GB G.Skill Trident X 2500MHz 9-11-11 1.68v  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB + 2x Seagate 3TB HDDs Koolance CPU-380A water block Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium BenQ XL2720Z 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB SSD EK Supremacy EVO Windows 10 Home Retail Acer XB270HU 
PowerCase
Corsair SF600 NCase M1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5960X 4.6GHz at 1.2V  Asus X99 Deluxe Evga 980 Ti SC+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB at 2666 MHz 16-... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB EK Supremacy EVO, EK Titan X Full Cover, EK X99... Windows 10 Home retail Acer Predator XB270HU 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-760XP2 Corsair Air 540 White 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 5GHz at 1.524v ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Sapphire R9 290X with EK water block 2x4GB G.Skill Trident X 2500MHz 9-11-11 1.68v  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB + 2x Seagate 3TB HDDs Koolance CPU-380A water block Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium BenQ XL2720Z 
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Seasonic X 650 Gold Lian Li PC-T60B test bench 
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post #8 of 8
You should get a corsair 750hx psu, a 5850, and an antec 902.
    
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