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Time to spend 1200 dollars on a new computer? *sigh* I just can't help myself..

So, I'm looking at a new build (the sig rig is getting dusty >.>)

Here goes:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

CPU: i5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

HDD: OCZ Revodrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227578
(EDIT: Crap.. will this work with Linux?)

RAM: 8GB G. SKILL Ripjaws
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

GFX: EVGA GTX 570 Fermi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130595

Cooling: Megahalems Rev.B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835242001

I'm keeping my TT Armor case, I love this thing I've got 2TBs in other storage drives.

Also, I BELIEVE my current PSU should be sufficient for this build. Correct me if wrong.

Am I missing anything here?

The only place I'm considering cutting back is on the GFX card. My 9800GTX right now does High settings on all the games I play, and runs well. I might put off buying that nice 570 GTX for a couple months and keeping the 9800GTX around.. thoughts?

Also.. what should I do with my sig rig?! Build homeserver?
Edited by archangelabove - 4/17/11 at 7:05am
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Looks good... Yes the ssd will work with linux (why wouldn't it)
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If i was you, i would drop the 2500k from newegg and stop by the Microcenter in Fairfax and pick up the 2600K for only $50 more. it is worth the price difference. If you dont want to pay the $50 price difference at least get the 2500K from microcenter. You will saved $50.
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Looks good... Yes the ssd will work with linux (why wouldn't it)
Was just reading feedback on it, and it seems to have driver issues with Windows on occasion, which never bodes well for Linux >.>

Hrmm.. 120GB isn't a lot of real estate when you have a lot of games and you dual boot.. I might have to put Linux on another HDD or something.. that will be a nightmare >>
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If i was you, i would drop the 2500k from newegg and stop by the Microcenter in Fairfax and pick up the 2600K for only $50 more. it is worth the price difference. If you dont want to pay the $50 price difference at least get the 2500K from microcenter. You will saved $50.
That's an EXCELLENT idea. I didn't even know there WAS a microcenter in Fairfax..
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Was just reading feedback on it, and it seems to have driver issues with Windows on occasion, which never bodes well for Linux >.>

Hrmm.. 120GB isn't a lot of real estate when you have a lot of games and you dual boot.. I might have to put Linux on another HDD or something.. that will be a nightmare >>
So also pick up a Spinpoint f3 also, 1tb for like $60 cant beat that, and the speeds are pretty good!
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So also pick up a Spinpoint f3 also, 1tb for like $60 cant beat that, and the speeds are pretty good!
Yea, I'm thinking of what to do with the HDD situation.

I use Linux for work, and normal everyday stuff. I use Windows for gaming and Photoshop/Premiere/After Effects, so I definitely want Windows to be on the SSD.

Maybe for Linux I could RAID a couple 500GB drives

Then just have a 1TB HDD to back up both Linux and Windows.

EDIT:

Just looking at bench comparisons between 2500K and 2600K:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

Worth it?
Edited by archangelabove - 4/17/11 at 7:23am
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You might want to consider getting a non reference GTX 570 for the better cooling and better vrm design. You will get nicer overclocks and no "I killed my GTX 570" threads.
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You might want to consider getting a non reference GTX 570 for the better cooling and better vrm design. You will get nicer overclocks and no "I killed my GTX 570" threads.
I'll probably be called a heretic (as this is overclock.net) but I never OC my gfx cards >.>
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hello neighbor

you live here, apparently you keep buying computer parts and you didnt know about microcenter?!

LOL

there is another one not far (in rockville maryland)
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