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I've been away from the site for a while and kind of fell out of my computer hobby getting caught up with work, but now I'm ready to get back in...unfortunately this means I have no idea whats hot right now and I want a new PC to replace this abomination I've been dealing with for the past year (had a lot of problems I'm not going to get into now).

Anyway the budget is $1600 but can be extended a bit (don't want to spend too much on a PC I'm just going to replace in a year). I will just use the hard drive form this PC in the new one and possibly the power supply if you guys think it will be enough. I am also looking for a solid state drive to use with this build. Want to go back to ATI this round since nVidia left a bad taste in my mouth with this Fermi...I could boil water on this thing. I'm partial to single GPU setups.

So after doing a bit of research I'm looking at:

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Here is where things get murky for me, I've never been very knowledgeable about motherboards (doesn't seem to be many available for 1155), RAM, or power supplies. If you guys can point me in the right direction for those or have some ideas about the parts I've already listed then please comment. And of course I would like to overclock so an aftermarket heatsink will also be in order.

As for my current PC, I will probably part it out and freebie it up on the site once I get my new one up and running since you guys have helped so much over the years. If you want to get in on that then I guess just sub this thread and I'll announce when I start it here. Thanks for any help.
Edited by Jacko87 - 3/10/11 at 8:46pm
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post #2 of 17
ASUS motherboard. Look at them they are all good. Or EVGA.


You could put your system in here and it will tell you how much psu you need.
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

I have always liked PCPOWER&COOLING and Corsair PSU's.


As for that SSD.... I would just get a OCZ Vertex2 becasue the readspeeds are close and the write speeds are much better.

G.Skill ram is good. Corsair is good also.
Try to find some with tight timings. (better)

may want to consider that also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-613-_-Product
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Hmm you're definitely right about that SSD...why is the write speed so much faster on a SATA II drive? Glad you pointed that out because the Curial has a pathetic 75mb/s write.
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I have no idea. Maybe someone that knows about that could help.
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post #5 of 17
Don't buy the 1155 system yet. Intel hasn't shipped out all the B3 revision chips to all the motherboard manufacturers yet. You'll need to wait probably a month or so before the companies get them and the 1155 revised motherboards become readily available.


Also for the 6970, consider getting a different company than Visiontek...Gigabyte, Asus, XFX, etc are better companies and I see that the prices are around the same.

Personally, I got a great 1155 Asrock Extreme4 (2x PCIe 2.0s capable of running in Sli/Xfire at x8 each and x4 for the third) for $160. Their Extreme6 version is also very good. Asrock's Fast USB programs are great.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/w...p67-extreme4/6

ASUS P67 Pro (also with at least 2x PCIe in x8) is also a good option.

Tomshardware has a great review of 9 P67 motherboards:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,2837-31.html

As for RAM, Gskill RAM is decent and 8GB of 1600MHz CL9-9-9-24 costs $100 (usually $80-$90 during sales). It is low voltage at 1.5v as well. So 16 gigs would cost you $200 or less.
post #6 of 17
The p67 boards have been trickling in so if you have patience, you may want to wait and see the full initial lineup of the boards. P8p67 pro is good , for myself I bought the gd65 from msi, decent board as well.

For SSD ocz is releasing vertex 3 for sata3 drives so you should definitely check that out.
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post #7 of 17
I built my sig rig with your budget in mind. I got the gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 mobo, has worked perfectly for me. Also I'm using an i5 2500k, it overclocks really well and is over $100 cheaper than the i7 2600k. I dont think you'll be able to utilize all of the i7 2600k, unless you're doing some pretty intense stuff so I'd go with the 2500k. I'm running it at 5.0 ghz 24/7 and the only thing that uses everything is folding@home.

For ram go gskill, 2x2gb should do fine, or 2x4gb if you'd like.
post #8 of 17
stay away from the UD5 AND UD7 board... It has given me and a lot of people overwhelming amounts of trouble. I would recommended the Asus board that has already been mentioned. If you are going to overclock as you mentioned you want to, then go with the k version of the chips. I love my 2600k it is a beast!
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my sig rig was about $1200. without counting the windows 7. you could grab yourself a pair of GTX 570's, This mobo isn't for sale again yet but it is very good if you can get by the quirks it has. Really stable and easy to experiment with.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-593-_-Product

I meant that 570 NOT the oth one.
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