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I believe its time to upgrade my system.. I will be keeping my old Antec P180/Sony DVD-RW Drives/ Sound Blaster X-FI Platinum/ Corsair 620w PSU. If necessary I can replace any of those as well. I'm looking for a nice gaming rig that can play games at 1920x1200 smoothly.

I've been doing some research and this is what I've come up with:

mobo: $185 Asus p8p67 Pro Socket 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-682-_-Product

memory: $160 Patriot Viper 8GB PC3 15000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220562

cpu: $300 i7 2600k sandy bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-071-_-Product

video card: $350 eVga GeForce gtx570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-593-_-Product

hard drive: $70 Western Digital Black Series 640GB 64mb cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-544-_-Product

SSD drive: $230 OCZ VERTEX 2 128GB SATA II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-551-_-Product

Am i paying overprice for anything on the list? I dont ever plan on going sli. Is 12GB off ram a waste? I feel like the SSD drive is expensive..? Thanks in advance!
Edited by flightposite - 1/27/11 at 9:41am
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Looks perfect except for the RAM.

You only need 4-8GB depending on what youre doing (4gb is more than enough for games still)
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post #3 of 29
go for this ram instead

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) <-damn, wrong RAM

go for this G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Edited by tryagainplss - 1/26/11 at 10:48pm
    
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Unless you need it, I would say 8 GB ram.
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Originally Posted by flightposite View Post
I believe its time to upgrade my system.. I will be keeping my old Antec P180/Sony DVD-RW Drives/ Sound Blaster X-FI Platinum/ Corsair 620w PSU. If necessary I can replace any of those as well. I'm looking for a nice gaming rig that can play games at 1920x1200 smoothly.

I've been doing some research and this is what I've come up with:

mobo: $185 Asus p8p67 Pro Socket 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-682-_-Product

memory: $250 G.Skill Rip Saw (4x4GB) Quad Channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-429-_-Product

cpu: $300 i7 2600k sandy bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-071-_-Product

video card: $350 eVga GeForce gtx570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-593-_-Product

hard drive: $70 Western Digital Black Series 640GB 64mb cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-544-_-Product

SSD drive: $270 Crucial SSD C300 SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-348-_-Product

Am i paying overprice for anything on the list? I dont ever plan on going sli. Is 12GB off ram a waste? I feel like the SSD drive is expensive..? Thanks in advance!
and thats not 12 GB ram, thats 16
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post #6 of 29
If he's only gaming. Then why buy lots of RAM? 4gb is enough

But if you really want 8gb. Then buy this Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) <-free shipping, $20 MIR
    
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post #7 of 29
Don't know what you're doing with that rig, but 8GB ram is usually more than enough. It's the speed (quality) of the ram that counts if you're going to oc, not the quantity. And I dont know if youre going to experience a huge difference, but if you want, you could just go with an OCZ Vertex 2 120gb. It's $30 cheaper although it is only sata 3Gb/s, but if you're only gaming, I don't see any need for a faster drive. Then you could get yourself some aftermarket cpu cooler and good thermal paste. Just my 2cents
    
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why not an i5?
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2500k

4th of ram

Gtx 580

Much better to game w/
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post #10 of 29
Go with the 2500K and 8GB of some decent memory.

Take the ~$200 saved and grab a GTX 580 instead of a 570.

Your Corsair 620W should OC that just fine, it just doesn't leave headroom for upgrading.
    
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