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hey guys,
first post! anyway i've been searching through this site for awhile, just forum browsing and reading up on everyone's opinions, educating myself on things i dont know and preparing myself for my first ever build.

so here's the quick background story. i havent gotten a new computer since 2002 so it was about time to get a new one. i plan on gettin married within the next year and i know that once i'm married i'm pretty sure game time will be cut down significantly.

growing up being a gamer, now being that there are great games coming out (d3, sc2, fallout:vegas, etc) i'd still like to have a system that can play them during my downtime. but i also figured that with the expenses incurred involuntarily in the future... why not just buy a system now that will last me for 10 years? (ok that might be exaggeration but i hope you get what i mean).

sorry for the long story. it's just so ya'll know where i'm coming from and why i chose what i chose lol

so here are my parts that i'm considering.

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119194

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131642

memory
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=invihand-20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145235

processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

psu
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=invihand-20

video card (2 for crossfire or 3-way SLI)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=invihand-20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

i haven't any ideas on a cooling system yet - still gotta do more research and whatnot. hard drives i can always buy later (making it raid 0).

what do you guys think? thanks a lot!
    
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post #2 of 13
If you're laying all that money down on RAM and a CPU don't just get a 5770 or 260, you might as well get a 5870+ or a 400 series card.

12GB of RAM? I understand you want the computer to last you a long time, but I think it would be better to get 4gb (ok, maybe 6gb if you really really want) for now. In 10 years, who knows where RAM will be; it probably will be beyond DDR3 though.

With technology, and computers especially, 10 years might as well be a 100. You'll go through generations of upgrades in 10 years.

EDIT. Oh, and welcome to OCN
Edited by kurt1288 - 6/10/10 at 9:43pm
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post #3 of 13
that looks like a pretty sweet rig


get this cooler 95% of 575 people rated this 4/5 stars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010
or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109022
Edited by pieisgood2 - 6/10/10 at 9:49pm
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post #4 of 13
That will be a really nice build. However I would opt for a 1000w power supply for a sli or crossfire setup. I would also maybe get 6GB of ram instead of 12GB, though you may put your self for future-ability you also may find yourself never using the full capacity of 12GB ever (at least for a few years). If it were me going on a new build I would probably get a SSD hard drive for the OS and run a Raid 5 storage.

So overall good choices.
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post #5 of 13
I would definately steer clear of that XFX PSU, go for a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic.

A 6gb set would be more than enough for anything that is on the market.

Your video card selection is all dependent on whether or not you want DX11, if you do, go with the 5770's if not I would go with a couple GTX280's over the 260's, or 285's
post #6 of 13
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a lot of great responses from the quick reading... i dont have time to respond at the moment since i gotta get up early for work. thanks for the responses, suggestions and feedback!
    
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post #7 of 13
Not bad! But, why don't you go for a better GPU? It seems like you're building a gaming PC. I would suggest xfx/asus radeon 5870 or 5850 for better performance. I have rampage 3 extreme myself, and asus radeon 5870. It's a little pricy but you will definitely get of what you pay for - speed & good performance. If you can afford it, why not? For cooling, try Corsair H50.
    
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post #8 of 13
You won't need that much RAM unless you're encoding, I'd use the money on 6GB of really nice high end RAM! You'll want to buy the I7 930 not the 920, next gen basically. I would recommend a different PSU, personally I like the Corsairs but anything with a fairly high certification is good. I would only get 2 of the EVGA 260's, I've heard of scaling issues and you won't really need it unless you got a badarse screen doing 1600p. You're on the right track though!

EDIT:
Pick one of these up at your local Microcenter for 200$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product (or find a friend on OCN that has one close to them)
And this CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=megahalem

I'd go with this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009

This is the wet dream of RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145255
or, I really like these and wouldn't mind a set myself: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-128-_-Product
or: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-121-_-Product
OR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224

As for graphics, ONE of these would have you set for a long time: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130551
1-2 of these would be nice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130555

Really it depends if you want the best performance for your budget or the best parts for your budget. Also, Have you considered buying a Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)? At least one for a boot drive and then having a regular HD/RAID for storage.
Edited by Dankebudz - 6/10/10 at 10:22pm
post #9 of 13
If you really want speed or "OS snappiness" as I like to call it get a SSD. The OCZ Vertex, Vertex 2, Intel X-25M, X-25V, and Corsair Nova are all good choices.
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post #10 of 13
Nice! Don't get 12gb. Get 6gb of higher quality ram. Don't do tri-sli/crossfire, it doesn't scale well. Don't get an xfx power supply. Get an antec, corsair, or seasonic. Don't buy a gtx 260. 5770 is about the same performance with dx11 for less money. Maybe instead of a 5770 get a 5850. Do you really need usb3 sata 6? You can save some money if you do.
    
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