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Finally getting some capital for a 1st gen build. Don't wanna bore you so let's get right to the nitty gritty. 2k budget btw.

Intel Core i7-875k(Pretty safe decision for some nice OC'in I believe, but I'm sure some of you will will argue to go 860, open to input!)

Asus Maximus III Formula

DDR3 RAM(not sure, so many different recommendations on OCN alone, looking for something with good timings/high speeds without bottlenecking CPU OC)

GTX 480(all look good for reference cards, looking for a brand recomendation though)

Silverstone Raven RV02(adamant here, love this case)

Corsair 850W

OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB(boot)/WD 1.5TB black edition(main)

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B

Any input is much appreciated. Current Newegg cart-1800, FrozenCpu-100
Edited by compy532 - 6/1/10 at 11:12pm
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post #2 of 27
The 750w might be pushing it just a little. JUST A LITTLE imho.. Maybe it won't.
    
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post #3 of 27
i rather got AMD on this one as bulldozer is confirmed to be supporting the current sockets/mobos/chipsets with just a bios update.

LGA 1156 and 1366 are confirmed to be dead ends cause sandy bridge will use a new socket (LGA 1155)

If you really want to go Intel, I would go 1366 and i7 920/930 as the P55 platform will only provide either a single PCIE x16 or x8/x8 etc.

just my but again, I would go for a nice PII 955BE then wait till bulldozer arrives before upgrading again
post #4 of 27
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Thank you coolprizes for noticing that, had the 750 in there when I was considering the 5870 . As for the the thuban route, this will be primarily a gaming rig, so the indicative benchies I've seen favor Intel for the moment. It will most likely remain the same way until it's a bunch of old gen stuff, so the dead end chipset doesn't bother me much. I've compiled 920 builds and the mb prices shoot it over 2k with the same specs.
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Anything fellas? At the very least I could use a RAM recommendation. Was thinking dominators or maybe some G.skill for the good speed/price ratio.
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$2,056.69 total
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I was a bit disappointed by reviews of the 1156 K series CPUs, they don't seem like an enthusiast part.


If you need to save some money on that build you can go with an EVGA x58 LE and get yourself an optical drive and OS.
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Well the worst review I've seen about the 875k was from Hardware Canucks, and their only problem was a low overclock(still over 4ghz mind you). Otherwise it's benched higher than the more expensive 870, beating the 920 as well. I'm looking for performance in games above all. Still keeping the 860 in mind though.
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post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by compy532 View Post
Well the worst review I've seen about the 875k was from Hardware Canucks, and their only problem was a low overclock(still over 4ghz mind you). Otherwise it's benched higher than the more expensive 870, beating the 920 as well. I'm looking for performance in games above all. Still keeping the 860 in mind though.
you will not be able to see anymore FPS increases after C2Q's

as long as quads are clocked 3.6ghz+ then that won't bottleneck your GPU's

after that, its your Graphics.

the 875K is bloody expensive here, I would still rather go 920 just to save money , cause with good cooling you should be able to bring both CPU's to 4ghz+
post #10 of 27
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No love for the 860? The X58 platform is great, but I don't plan on snagging a second GPU or having triple channel RAM. The extra 100 a gtx 480 adds on makes it hard to work in a X58 mb. If I could figure out how to post a picture of the cart like un1b4ll I could show you what I'm working at.
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