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Well I plan on selling my rig to build a new one and would like some tips as this will be my first intel build. Things to note are that I dont care about SB, any iX series (Quad cores) will be an upgrade from my X4. Also I dont care to EVER upgrade to more than one gpu, this is alot of the reason I'm selling my current rig (nothing with crossfire or any thing, its micro stutter which both sides have so thats why I'm just going with 1 card).

LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
$89.99

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$17.99

SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$134.99

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
$74.99

ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$159.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
$199.99

CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
$93.24

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL40GB-DX 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC
$99.99

Ok so all that comes out to $871.17 now I'm not sure if I should go with the 580 or the 570. I just can't get around the $160 premium. Either way the price will be under 1500, thats all that really matters.

So final price would be $1322.15 with the 570 and $1481.46 with the 580 ($90 for shipping). So lets hear the comments regarding this build, any input will be welcomed. Thanks.
 
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Solid build but I would personally wait for the i7/i5 prices to drop a little more. Also I would get a slightly bigger SSD. 40GB goes away fast. I'd get a 90-120GB SSD.
 
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post #3 of 14
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Solid build but I would personally wait for the i7/i5 prices to drop a little more. Also I would get a slightly bigger SSD. 40GB goes away fast. I'd get a 90-120GB SSD.
Yeah I was thinking about price drops, but as far as the SSD goes I have a 60gb right now and I only about 30gb. I have a 1tb barracuda that I only use for steam and a 500gb cavalier that I keep my pics/music/movies on. I might just get the 60gb again for the piece of mind with the extra space.
 
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post #4 of 14
I like it, good job.
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post #5 of 14
just one advice if ur going to use that system for purposes other than gaming(gaming included) then better get the i7 870......the extra threads will help u in multitasking,encoding,decoding,3d works,rendering,cs5,maya etc,etc
Edited by ghost_z - 12/24/10 at 9:21pm
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just one advice if ur going to use that system for purposes other than gaming(gaming included) then better get the i7 870......the extra threads will help u in multitasking,encoding,decoding,3d works,rendering,cs5,maya etc,etc
Yeah this will pretty much just be for gaming only (aside from web surfing and media playing), I just wanted to make sure that the proc I picked wont choke like my X4 does when it comes to powerful gpus.

Anyone know if I get the 570 can I step up to the 580 if Im not satisfied? I know EVGA will do 470 to 570 but can you still do it within the same series?
Edited by nagle3092 - 12/24/10 at 9:34pm
 
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post #7 of 14
how much price difference is there at ur place in the price of i5 760 and i7 870...???
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how much price difference is there at ur place in the price of i5 760 and i7 870...???
Theres an $80 difference, I dont think thats worth it though IMO just for gaming. I dont think it will make a difference at 1920x1200.
 
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post #9 of 14
ya that's right go with the i5 then much much better than ur x4...
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where is the case for 90 bucks?
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