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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Building a new system, money is not an issue. Two questions.
What is the best motherboard available?
What is the best RAM available.
post #2 of 8
I don't know the answer, but I want to help get the ball rolling:
  • Do you want to build and Intel system, or AMD?
  • Do you want to overclock?
  • What will you be doing with the system?

There might be other questions I can ask, but I'm trying to keep it simple for now.
It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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Wouldn't this be under another subforum anyway when you mean no-limit in cash do you mean for real no limit as in 5-10k cash or reasonable amount?
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Intel i5-3570k Asus P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 580 SC (950/1900/2100) Corsair Dominator 8GB 
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Samsung 1TB F3 + Intel X25-M G2 80 GB Windows 7 64-Bit 27" Achieva Shimian 2560x1440 Das Model S Professional 
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Samsung 1TB F3 + Intel X25-M G2 80 GB Windows 7 64-Bit 27" Achieva Shimian 2560x1440 Das Model S Professional 
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Need more info.

Intel/AMD?
1156/1366/AM3? (as in triple channel or double channel memory)
Single processor/Dual processor?
     
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x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
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Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 1080p Logitech G11 PC Power & Cooling 500w ABS Canyon 595 Full Aluminum 
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Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
I will spend up to 5k, using this computer for Gaming only.
Intel system, probably won't overclock anything.
post #6 of 8
Are you hoping to run multiple Monitors, or have an awesome sound setup? You can build a Really Really solid game machine for 2k (less, really) ... you have a ton of room to play around with.
Edited by BillOhio - 12/27/10 at 12:08am
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4770k GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H 7950 Windforce 7950 Windforce 
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Kingston HyperX 1600 16gb ddr3 M500 256GB SSD Sandisk 250 GB SSD 1TB Samsung HDD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BluRay player H100i Win 7 Asus PB278Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus PB278Q Dell U3415W 27" Cintiq Corsair K70 RGB 
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4770k GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H 7950 Windforce 7950 Windforce 
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Kingston HyperX 1600 16gb ddr3 M500 256GB SSD Sandisk 250 GB SSD 1TB Samsung HDD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BluRay player H100i Win 7 Asus PB278Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus PB278Q Dell U3415W 27" Cintiq Corsair K70 RGB 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Nope, just a single monitor (120hz LCD).
I was thinking an asus sound card because they have an amp built in, I currently have Sennheiser HD 600's but looking into the PC360's.
post #8 of 8
Well, If you're not going to overclock, and you don't need multiple Monitors or a killer sound system, I wouldn't think you'd get anywhere near 5k.

I'd go to the Intel subforum and check out what builds people are putting together in there. i7-950, GA UD3R MoBo, XFX be 850 PSU, EVGA or Asus 580, c300 SSD, F3 1TB HDD, Case of your choice (I like Silverstone), Windows 7, a $20 DVD drive, 6GB high performance CL7 RAM...

That's probably about $1,700 give or take. I don't know what else you'd need as 1 580 is going to own most any game for awhile and the PSU and board will let you SLI eventually, or now if you wanted.

You could wait the 2 weeks for Sandybridge if you wanted, but I think the main attraction to SB over 1366 is SB's ability to overclock which you don't sound to interested in.
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770k GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H 7950 Windforce 7950 Windforce 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 1600 16gb ddr3 M500 256GB SSD Sandisk 250 GB SSD 1TB Samsung HDD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BluRay player H100i Win 7 Asus PB278Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus PB278Q Dell U3415W 27" Cintiq Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Supernova 850 G2 Corsair 650D Corsair Sabre Audiengine A4's/Jamo Sub/Denon D2000 Cans 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770k GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H 7950 Windforce 7950 Windforce 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 1600 16gb ddr3 M500 256GB SSD Sandisk 250 GB SSD 1TB Samsung HDD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BluRay player H100i Win 7 Asus PB278Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus PB278Q Dell U3415W 27" Cintiq Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Supernova 850 G2 Corsair 650D Corsair Sabre Audiengine A4's/Jamo Sub/Denon D2000 Cans 
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