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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by heyjim View Post
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?
I highly suggest not getting the Antec case. Unless you plan on modding for cable management. I used the regular 300 and a dremel and it turned out well. There are better cases for same price if not cheaper. Or you could dump all that grab a 600T and build around it
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32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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post #42 of 49
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I changed a few things around, but it's looking like this:



Newegg has some sales going on ram and corsair psu's, so it's working out in my favor. Picking up the CPU, heatsink, HDD and case today. The rest will come soon enough.
looks good so far. Something you want to keep in mind, if you go with AMD you can save a bit of money on that end and get a 6970 video card instead. And when it comes to PSUs i like 1000 or higher, that way i never have to think about adding more things. Im not saying that this is better than that just something to think about. But your build works good and will perform
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3770K EVGA Z77 FTW Two 6970s Xfired 950 MHz/ 1450 MHz +20 8 gigs DDR3 1600mhz 
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SSD 1)Blue ray player 2) DVD writter Linux from scratch 24in Gateway 
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Its a keyboard 1200 Danger Den Doublewide yes 
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Jack Skellington (overclocked) 
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SSD 1)Blue ray player 2) DVD writter Linux from scratch 24in Gateway 
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Its a keyboard 1200 Danger Den Doublewide yes 
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Jack Skellington (overclocked) 
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post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by Zaiger View Post
looks good so far. Something you want to keep in mind, if you go with AMD you can save a bit of money on that end and get a 6970 video card instead. And when it comes to PSUs i like 1000 or higher, that way i never have to think about adding more things. Im not saying that this is better than that just something to think about. But your build works good and will perform
Although I mean with 1000W yes you won't have to have any worries about running dry on power... but an 850 or 750W can easily and stably run a 6970 Crossfire or 580 SLI (850W).

1000W is starting to push it unless your looking at Tri-Fire/Tri-SLI, which honestly isn't ideal.
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R7 1800x Gigabyte x370 Gaming-k7 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti 16GB (2x8gb)Gskill TridentZ RGB 3600mhzC16 
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1TB WD Blue 240gb Kingston SSDnow V300 x2 420mm Custom EK Loop Windows 10 64bit Home 
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42" Samsung TV + 23" Dell pro series Logitech G710+ Corsair HX750 Bequiet Dark base 900 pro 
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post #44 of 49
Buy the 950 at microcenter for 200
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post #45 of 49
I hope you also plan on upgrading your monitor sometime in the near future. All that GPU power in a 6950 is gonna get wasted on a 19' 1280x1024 monitor.
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Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz 1.160v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce Sapphire R9 290 
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2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
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Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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post #46 of 49
Thread Starter 
Just came back from microcenter. They had the Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3 motherboard, so I picked it up. Also got the CM690II case. Now just waiting on a newegg shipment

Updated OP with items purchased and prices.
Edited by heyjim - 3/3/11 at 5:58pm
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post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by heyjim View Post
Many years ago I built a machine and overclocked it here on OC. That machine unfortunately died around a year and a half ago. Since then, I've been using my laptop as my go-to for everything, including games. It's not workin' out too well now. I have been out of the loop in terms of what's good, so feel free to toss out some pointers.

Budget: ~$1,000
Machine Goals: Moderate gaming (ex, source games), long lasting (3 years?), SLI/Crossfire, overclockable. Bottom line, I want it to last and work well.

I have a spec but I'm over budget, anywhere I can downgrade/OC to make up for the difference? I'll list the essentials.

Updated 3/3/11:
(bought) $200 CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

(bought) $220 Mother Board:
Asus P8P67 PRO Rev 3

(bought) $90 Ram: (could be a weak point for OC?)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

(bought) $128 PSU:
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active ...

(bought) $257 Video Card:
SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

(bought) $45 Hard Drive:
Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive HD502HJ - OEM

(bought) $24 Heatsink:
Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler

(bought) $82 Case:
CM 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower ATX Case

(bought) $19 CD/DVD:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

The total everything, including tax and shipping minus rebates, comes to $1,116. Not bad.
My System
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung P2770HD 27'' Corsair 750HX 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung P2770HD 27'' Corsair 750HX 
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post #48 of 49
Sweet build! You're going to love that machine. Hopefully you can unlock that 6950 to a 6970.

Post lots of pictures while you're setting it all up!
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Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz 1.160v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce Sapphire R9 290 
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2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
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Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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BENQ GW2450 Asus PB278Q Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Seasonic 750w  
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2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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BENQ GW2450 Asus PB278Q Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Seasonic 750w  
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post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by hyujmn View Post
Sweet build! You're going to love that machine. Hopefully you can unlock that 6950 to a 6970.

Post lots of pictures while you're setting it all up!
So I got all the parts, and built it. I got so excited I barely took any pictures I'll get around to posting them eventually

On a side note, I found out microcenter price adjusts... I got $62 back because the pro motherboard went down $40 and the processor went down $20. Hopefully someone finds that information useful!

Loving this so far by the way, I never thought I would spent so much time with cable management though!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Sapphire Radeon 6950 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung P2770HD 27'' Corsair 750HX 
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CM690II MX518 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung P2770HD 27'' Corsair 750HX 
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CM690II MX518 
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