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Building a new PC. (Been out of the loop 5 years) This is what I have so far.

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked Fermi 797MHZ 1536MB
Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB
Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 ATX LGA1155 P67(This is flexible, but most ASUS boards are on backorder)
Corsair Dominator GT 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-2000 CL9-10-9-27 Intel XMP Dual Channel Memory Kit W/ Fan
Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case & Corsair 1000W CMPSU-1000HX ATX Modular Powersupply Bundle
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler System
Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB 2.5IN
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive
Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card(Anyone have this?)

Sitting at 2500$ before shipping right now. My limit is 4,000.Not sure if I should get 2 580GTXs or wait for the new card to come out or going with 2 SSDs to raid 0 for slightly better performance. Feel free to comment or slam my decisions as I said I've been out of the loop for so long and their are so many options, I've done quite a bit a research and my head is spinning at this point. With the Obsidian case/stock fans does anyone recommend extra fans or alternate ones if so please list them. Not planning on doing water cooling, I will overclock this hardware based on aftermarket air cooling as far as the GPU goes. ( Any suggestions? )



*** Corrections ***
Corsair Professional Series Gold CMPSU-1200AX 1200W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
HAF 932
No killer nic
Edited by Rikal - 3/23/11 at 2:58pm
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post #2 of 34
Ok, first don't get the Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card. It's pointless.

And SSDs in RAID 0 do good in benchmarks, not in everyday computing.

plus, why 8 gigs?

4 gigs are just fine.
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post #3 of 34
wow with a budget like that, there is so many options. But uh.. the 590's come out in a few days i believe, there gonna be about $800 a pop.
    
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i wouldn't go with the 800D if ur not liquid cooling (unless it is for looks)... i would go with something from the HAF series for air cooling, i personally have a HAF X and love it... also, with a budget of $4000, y not get a EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI Motherboard, and an i7 990X... as for the GPU, i would definitely wait to see what the 590 has to offer... and if you do pick the 580 and have some money left over, it doesnt hurt to get a few more smile.gif
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I wouldn't waste a grand on 990x. i7 2600k will serve your purpose about the same as 990x, and is about $600 cheaper.
    
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my sugestion was more the for the quad SLI than the 990X smile.gif but actually i agree with you now that i think about it smile.gif and 2600k is plenty, and even dual 580s is over kill in most situations smile.gif but then again, thats partially what this forum is about smile.gif

i would probably invest in 2 6990s and a bunch of monitors, but definitely wait until the 590s come out before you make a decision on the GPU smile.gif

EDIT: i love multi monitor gaming smile.gif
Edited by eskamobob1 - 3/22/11 at 8:18pm
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Originally Posted by eskamobob1;12833321 
my sugestion was more the for the quad SLI than the 990X smile.gif but actually i agree with you now that i think about it smile.gif and 2600k is plenty, and even dual 580s is over kill in most situations smile.gif but then again, thats partially what this forum is about smile.gif

Exactly! Hell, two 580s would be enough for a long time. By the time you would need 590, it'd be way cheaper and all the kinks and problems would fixed by then too. Even a single 580 would serve the purpose until then, in my opinion.

EDIT Even a single 570 would serve the purpose until then as well, in my opinion XD.
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I agree with, Rabbs. Branch on the first plan, the i7 2600K is in addition, a lot more cheaper.

The 2600k has improved over clocking ability, and enhanced temperatures than the 990x. If you are eager to purchase the 990x, you are genuinely buying a processor 3 measures more than the 2600k.

Don't expect the 990x to be 3 times superior in this generation, because it thoroughly isn't that considerably good compared to the 2600k. Don't get me wrong, it is a wonderful processor. However, price wise, I'd expect it to give me 3x better performance if I were paying 3x more than the 2600k depending on what I was planning to use it for.
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Originally Posted by kora04;12833019 
Ok, first don't get the Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card. It's pointless.

And SSDs in RAID 0 do good in benchmarks, not in everyday computing.

plus, why 8 gigs?

4 gigs are just fine.

You are on point in your first 2 lines but let him get 8GB RAM with his budget. He'll probably have this build for another 5 years and we will all probably need 8GB by the end of next year.
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Originally Posted by PowerTrip;12833445 
You are on point in your first 2 lines but let him get 8GB RAM with his budget. He'll probably have this build for another 5 years and we will all probably need 8GB by the end of next year.

i agree, but with that budget i would go with 2 4GB sticks, instead of 4 2GB sticks
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