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post #11 of 17
This is what it should look like
My PC
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i7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 670 FTW Ed. Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 
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Crucial M4 64GB, WD 640GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 3X ASUS 23'' 1080p HDMI 6056x1080 
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Ducky Shine Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX-750W HAF 932 Black Logitech G500 
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i7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 670 FTW Ed. Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64GB, WD 640GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 3X ASUS 23'' 1080p HDMI 6056x1080 
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Ducky Shine Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX-750W HAF 932 Black Logitech G500 
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post #12 of 17
I have the sabertooth X58 and it is a hell of a board for the price. Find out if you live near a microcenter because the i7 950 (better than the 870) is $200 there. Also, EVGA has a refurbished superclocked 460 for $130 with a 90 day warranty.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Gear-Zone View Post
How about this for the motherboard? And this for the PSU
Yeah, I would stick with the Sabertooth and just switch the 870 witha 930 or better if you want. I have the 870 and it's a great chip, but if you were going to buy that board anyway, you might as well switch the cpu instead of the board.
Ramona
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Core i7 3930k ASUS P9X79 Pro EVGA GTX 580 Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz 
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64 GB Crucial M4(x2),500 GB Samsung Spinpoint Koolance 370 Windows 7 Home 64-bit 23" LG LED 
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Logitech G110 Seasonic X-Series 850W Case Labs Magnum TH-10 R.A.T. 7 
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Ramona
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Core i7 3930k ASUS P9X79 Pro EVGA GTX 580 Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz 
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64 GB Crucial M4(x2),500 GB Samsung Spinpoint Koolance 370 Windows 7 Home 64-bit 23" LG LED 
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post #14 of 17
I don't want to question your build, but why i7-870? You could just get a Sandy Bridge i5-2500k for a little cheaper, whilst having greater value.
Virgin Build
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Intel i7 875K Asus P7P55-LX Motherboard MSI GTX 465 Twin Frozr II 4GB OCZ 
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HP 2010i 20" 1600:900 OCZ StealthXStream 500 Watt 
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Intel i7 875K Asus P7P55-LX Motherboard MSI GTX 465 Twin Frozr II 4GB OCZ 
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post #15 of 17
Wait until Sandy Bridge hits the market again... I'd get the 2500k (cheaper than your current choice but much much better) then pick up an 1155 compatible board Gigabite or Asus would be good choices.

Also get a slightly bigger SSD.. If you look hard enough I'm sure you can find some good deals.
My System
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2500k ASRocks Extreme4 5870 2GB G.Skill 2x2 @ 1600 
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500gb+750gb+kingston 120 V+ 7 - 64 bit Acer Logitech wave 
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NZXT HALE82 HALE82-650-M 650W NZXT Phantom 410 Cheapo Logitech wireless Razer (hard surface crap) 
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2500k ASRocks Extreme4 5870 2GB G.Skill 2x2 @ 1600 
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500gb+750gb+kingston 120 V+ 7 - 64 bit Acer Logitech wave 
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post #16 of 17
If you want RAID HDDs I heard Samsung Spinpoint F3 had better results.
Switch the Video card to an MSI Hawk like the others say.
For Motherboard&CPU I'd say wait for Sandy Bridge to come back and wait to see how Bulldozer plays out if you don't need a new one so urgently.
Also I would advise changing the CPU cooler for something else, if you're not aiming for crazy overclocks then I would recommend the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Rex Machina
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Intel Core i5-2500K @4.39GHz ASRock P67 Extreme4 XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz 
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Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
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Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
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post #17 of 17
change the cpu to : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-224-_-Product

(u chose 1156, U need 1366 with that board)

and get a triple channel 6gb kit if you can afford it. make sure when buying ram check the manufacturers website to see if the ram is compatible.
my first child
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i7 950 @ 3.2ghz Evga X58 Sli3 2x Gtx 460 @ 820Mhz [SLI] 12GB G skill 1600 
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Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD x2 1TB Western digital Caviar Black 1TB 5900 rpm Seagate (Storage) Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 pro 64 bit Samsung 27" 1920x1080 Saitek Eclipse II Corsair AX 850w 
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i7 950 @ 3.2ghz Evga X58 Sli3 2x Gtx 460 @ 820Mhz [SLI] 12GB G skill 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD x2 1TB Western digital Caviar Black 1TB 5900 rpm Seagate (Storage) Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 pro 64 bit Samsung 27" 1920x1080 Saitek Eclipse II Corsair AX 850w 
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