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post #11 of 23
nice you went with SB instead of X58
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Xproterg View Post
Ahh... sandy bridge it is. I went with the i7 2600k and dropped to 8GB of ram, which I'm sure is more than enough, but It works out to be the cheapest deal.

You guys just saved me $1100. Greatly appreciated.
That's perfect. If I were you I would bump up to a larger PSU (say a 1 kw) to give you some more GPU headroom. Also, what monitor are you going to be using, with all that horsepower it would be a shame not to have a nice one. Using that thousand bucks you just saved you could pick up a nice 30 inch display, or 3 smaller displays for eyefinity. Also if 3d is your thing, you could go nvidia (gtx580 sli perhaps) and grab the new 27 inch 3d monitor.
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post #13 of 23
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A haf x?

The mans been to Iraq, he must be at least 19, you can't join the Army when you're 12yrs old, so why would he want a Haf x?
Whats wrong with the HAF X? Its plenty big enough, has great features, and has great air flow. I would recommend the haf series to anyone.
post #14 of 23
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Whats wrong with the HAF X? Its plenty big enough, has great features, and has great air flow. I would recommend the haf series to anyone.
Seriously.... no need to be a jerk, some people like understated cases, others like them with a bit more bling. The haf X is a great case, no need to be condescending just because it's not your style.
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post #16 of 23
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You dont need a 990x or 24gb of ram for gaming.

Edit: Godammit! I feel reay bad for buying 6GB of ram for almost $500! I can't believe you can get 24gb for less than 400!
I assume those were the ones that used Hypers?
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post #17 of 23
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That's perfect. If I were you I would bump up to a larger PSU (say a 1 kw) to give you some more GPU headroom. Also, what monitor are you going to be using, with all that horsepower it would be a shame not to have a nice one. Using that thousand bucks you just saved you could pick up a nice 30 inch display, or 3 smaller displays for eyefinity. Also if 3d is your thing, you could go nvidia (gtx580 sli perhaps) and grab the new 27 inch 3d monitor.
U are right,he needs a more powerful psu,which is why I've suggested him corsair tx950 (very affordable yet a great one)
but I would turn down your proposal of getting 2x gtx580 sli ($1000) because for the same price(infact cheaper) he can go with a more powerful setup like 3x hd6970 tri fire ($942)
This doesnt mean I'm opposing nvidia,
I love both amd & nvidia very much
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post #18 of 23
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U are right,he needs a more powerful psu,which is why I've suggested him corsair tx950 (very affordable yet a great one)
but I would turn down your proposal of getting 2x gtx580 sli ($1000) because for the same price(infact cheaper) he can go with a more powerful setup like 3x hd6970 tri fire ($942)
This doesnt mean I'm opposing nvidia,
I love both amd & nvidia very much
I just suggested 580 sli if he wanted to try 3d, otherwise I see no reason not to stick with a 6990.
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post #19 of 23
yeah If going for cheapest the 6990 would be hands down best, unless you wanna fold then GTX 580 are the way too go with gaming in mind also.
 
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24gb of ram? why?? In even the most intensive games I never go above 4gb usage, including crysis with texture packs and nature mods.....
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