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post #21 of 49
As for budgetary concerns, sandybridge should save you some money on both the cpu and the motherboard. Then I would recommend a 750W powersupply (it is more than you need for this build) and downgrade you gpu to either a 6950 or a 6870, depending on how much money you want to save. If your lucky when ordering a 6950, you might get one capable of a bios flash and you could unlock it to a 6970. This is a gamble though.
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post #22 of 49
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Do yo uhave an operating system? I dont see that on the list. What a bout a case and a hard drive? Monitor? Mouse, keyboard and so forth? Regardless I think a 750w PSU would be sufficient and a lower graphic card like the 6950 would also suit your needs. You may even be able to go with a I7930 and overclock teh piss out of it. Look around and you will find teh deals my friend.
I have win 7 ultimate 32bit onhand, just realized though I need 64bit... I'm not worried about it though I think I have it somewhere.

For now, I have some 19 inch LCD which will be fine, don't know any specs off hand. Mouse and keyboard are check, the only significant thing I can think of is a case, power supply, and heatsink/fan. I'll be getting a decently sized HD, probably 750GB 7,200RPM. Solid states are a bit pricey, although there is a deal on newegg's shell shocker...
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post #23 of 49
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and so the fanboy war begins
I was gunna say the same thing =P
good thing I looked at page 2

In the end dude its your rig, get what you like. But I do love my 1090T..
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post #24 of 49
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I was gunna say the same thing =P
good thing I looked at page 2

In the end dude its your rig, get what you like. But I do love my 1090T..
When I built the machine that I OC'ed back in the day, it was an AMD. Loved that machine and it lasted a long time! Pretty sure the chipset on the motherboard died out because it kept having issues detecting peripherals, like the hard drives and such.

For those who are OC'ed, what type of Heatsink/fan do you have?
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post #25 of 49
I watercool my rig now, but when I first built it, I aircooled the cpu using a Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B. They are great and gave me some really good temps paired with 2 yate loons fans. At the time it was one of the best coolers on the market, although I haven't looked into aircooling in over 2 years so that could have changed. I do see that Prolimatech launched a newer version of the cooler called the Super Mega. You might want to check that out.
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post #26 of 49
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I watercool my rig now, but when I first built it, I aircooled the cpu using a Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B. They are great and gave me some really good temps paired with 2 yate loons fans. At the time it was one of the best coolers on the market, although I haven't looked into aircooling in over 2 years so that could have changed. I do see that Prolimatech launched a newer version of the cooler called the Super Mega. You might want to check that out.
I took a look, I think it'll set me over but they look great! Here's everything I've compiled so far:

CD/DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...

RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

HEATSINK/FAN: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

All that's left is a motherboard I believe. Total right now as it sits in my cart is $853.92 pre tax/ship. There's also $40 in rebates, and shipping/tax will be ~85 combined I believe. I'm guessing a quality motherboard is around 200, so my total will be around $1,1000.

Looks good so far? Motherboard recommendations?
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post #27 of 49
The HAF-X or the NZXT Phantom
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Looks good so far? Motherboard recommendations?
I'm using the Asus p8p67 Pro right now, I thought the price was reasonable considering the features it has (one of the cheapest with Bluetooth I believe) and I haven't had any problems with it. The UEFI bios is kinda neat too I guess.
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post #29 of 49
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I'm using the Asus p8p67 Pro right now, I thought the price was reasonable considering the features it has (one of the cheapest with Bluetooth I believe) and I haven't had any problems with it. The UEFI bios is kinda neat too I guess.
I took a look, and noticed it can do dual x8/x8 for sli/crossfire. Are dual x16/x16's much more expensive? What's a pretty good one that can do this? Because I do plan to run crossfire 6950's. I am probably going to try to unlock it to 6970 capabilities, or at least shaders.

Edit: Took a look around at http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...therboard.html and theres only a few, more expensive of course. I feel like investing in a quality motherboard is key. Especially if in the future a cpu comes out in 1155 socket, like Ivy Bridge, that provides a significant performance boost.
Edited by heyjim - 3/2/11 at 10:33am
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post #30 of 49
Any asus board support 16x 16x for sandy bridge.. But 16x 8x or 8x 8x. The difference between 16x and 8x is kinda impossible to see in gaming. But a diff of 2-3 FPS is possible in some games. That not worth to change socket. Sandy bridge is awesome for the price and a 2500k paired with a Asus P8P67 pro is the best price/performance on the market. With a great graphic card you are futurproof for while. With a crossfire/SLI setup... A long long time!

A 1000$ sandy bridge setup beat a 2000-2500$ X58 setup easily. It's really awesome Can't wait to get myself a 2500k setup. Hope you'll too
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