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Hello everyone !

I think the time has finally came for me to upgrade my main computer, the sig rig. You can find all of the current specs down the page just some. I have been playing a lot of Rift lately and with Crysis 2 upon us and games like Bulletstorm I want to be able to max these games with not so many worries. I'm basicly only going to be upgrading my Mobo, CPU, GPU, RAM which is what I need the advice for. Here is what I have came up with so far. Also , if your going to suggest anything you don't need to worry about the money so much.

The only hardware I will actually be replacing from my current sig rig is the CPU , Mobo , GPU and RAM , all of the other parts I currently own.


Case : Cooler Master Cosmos S http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-150-_-Product
PSU : Thermaltake Toughpower 1200w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-054-_-Product
Mobo : BIOSTAR TP67B+ LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138298
CPU: Sandy Bridge Core i5 2400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115074
GPU : Sapphire Radeon 6970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102915
RAM : CORSAIR XMS 4GB DDR3 2000MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145334
HDD : 2x WD VelociRaptor 10k RPM 300gb in Raid-0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-563-_-Product

OS : Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Could you guys tell me , should I run different RAM ? I was wondering if the 4g 2000MHz performed better than say 8g 1333MHz.

Also on the CPU and Mobo Combo , what do you guys think? I couldn't find many 1155 mobos but how will this combo do gaming wise? Can I upgrade these 2 products and get better performance for around the same price?
Should I purchase a better CPU fan?

As for the GPU, I don't mind going to Nvidia. What would you guys choose?

Remember , this build is for gaming and gaming only.
Edited by Duece22 - 3/2/11 at 3:38pm
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post #2 of 7
Looks really nice, although I would go with a ssd/7200.12 drive combo personally for os and files.

I had a ati 5770 and didn't like it, I couldn't do anti aliasing past 8x, and messing with the settings was confusing. Nvidia just feel like more solid bets, kind of like intel over amd and you can do 32x AA.

Sandy bridge can't be beat these days though, great cpu's.
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If money isn't an issue

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=i5%202500k
GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-590-_-Product
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-682-_-Product
SSD for OS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-357-_-Product
CPU cooler:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...608018&Tpk=d14

You'll have to wait for the rev3 version of the 1155 motherboards (will be in stock 10th of march over here in UK so I assume it will be the same for US)

I won't pretend to know what i'm talking about when it comes to RAM/PSUs so someone else can advise you on that
    
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I've never went over 1333 for RAM before. It's cheaper and from what I've heard (I haven't actually used anything higher than 1333), there really isn't that much of a difference that you would be able to actual notice. And if you want, you can just OC.

And for the amount of RAM, most people don't actually use their full 4GBs. Depending on what you do though, you could easily go over 4GB, but sometimes you wouldnt even get near it. Personally, I'm going with 8GB DDR3 1333, just to have it cause I wont need to upgrade it in the future, and if you can afford it, why not just get it now? It's better to spend more and have more than enough, than be cheap and not have enough when you need it.
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Case: Whatever you like
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: GTX580
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Pro
SSD for OS: OCZ Vertex 2 90GB
Storage: Samsung F3 1TB
RAM: CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB)
CPU cooler: Noctour NH-D14
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850

You could upgrade the RAM if needed to CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB). You could also upgrade the 2500k to a 2600k if your really want to.

Should be a beast computer, good luck.
Edited by Juganot - 3/2/11 at 2:56pm
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post #6 of 7
You don't need a 1200w psu, that's for sure...unless you're thinking of tri-firing/sli.

Juga (and cookii) have a great set up already picked out for you...go with one of those.
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Originally Posted by mothrpe View Post
Looks really nice, although I would go with a ssd/7200.12 drive combo personally for os and files.

I had a ati 5770 and didn't like it, I couldn't do anti aliasing past 8x, and messing with the settings was confusing. Nvidia just feel like more solid bets, kind of like intel over amd and you can do 32x AA.

Sandy bridge can't be beat these days though, great cpu's.
Yeah , my 4870x2s do have some stuttering to them with AA up a bit which is annoying. Maybe I should go with Nvidia.

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Originally Posted by CookiiMonster View Post
If money isn't an issue

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=i5%202500k
GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-590-_-Product
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-682-_-Product
SSD for OS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-357-_-Product
CPU cooler:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...608018&Tpk=d14

You'll have to wait for the rev3 version of the 1155 motherboards (will be in stock 10th of march over here in UK so I assume it will be the same for US)

I won't pretend to know what i'm talking about when it comes to RAM/PSUs so someone else can advise you on that
I like that list for sure. I think I will end up going with the GTX 580.


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Originally Posted by Juganot View Post
Case: Whatever you like
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: GTX580
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Pro
SSD for OS: OCZ Vertex 2 90GB
Storage: Samsung F3 1TB
RAM: CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB)
CPU cooler: Noctour NH-D14
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850

You could upgrade the RAM if needed to CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB). You could also upgrade the 2500k to a 2600k if your really want to.

Should be a beast computer, good luck.
Thanks ! The list looks great as well. I guess this gives me a general idea of what I need. Might even push to get a 2600k !

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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post
You don't need a 1200w psu, that's for sure...unless you're thinking of tri-firing/sli.

Juga (and cookii) have a great set up already picked out for you...go with one of those.
Well , actually the only parts I am actually upgrading are the CPU, GPU,Mobo, and RAM all of the other parts I already own in my current PC !
I went with the 1200w Thermaltake a long time ago just for future proof when I had the money.
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