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These are the parts I would suggest, but I'm no expert so don't just take my word for it, you might want to do some research on all sorts of brands and parts before purchasing anything.

Antec TruePower 650W

Asus P8P67 MoBo It only supports crossfire though, so for dual gpu you'd need ATi cards.

Core i5-2500k CPU

G.Skill 2 x 4GB 1600MHz

And an ATi (it's AMD now but w/e) Radeon HD6970 graphics card, as for which manufacturer, thats up to you, I personally prefer MSi, but everyone has their own preference.

Edit: If you would prefer nVidia, I suggest the GTX570.
Edited by dragneel - 4/20/11 at 3:54am
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shhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.....
I just noticed the price difference between the HD6970 and the GTX580 D:
for $300 more, I'm starting to think I should go with the ATI...
Edited by Varrkarus - 4/20/11 at 4:23am
    
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post #23 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
shhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.....
I just noticed the price difference between the HD6970 and the GTX580 D:
for $300 more, I'm starting to think I should go with the ATI...
that's why I said it your looking at a few fps costing you probably over $100 each

look at the options regarding the new sandy bridge cpu's vs the older models and you will see they completely destroy them performance wise. and again going for a 2500k you save yourself a reasonable amount of $
Edited by Dr216 - 4/20/11 at 4:40am
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ok, I've made some changes to the build xD
Here's the new build:
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IMPROVED COMPUTER BUILD:

PSU: Antec EarthWatts 750w ATX Power Supply

MOBO: Asus P8P67-PRO v3 Intel Mainboard (B3 Stepping) - 4x DDR3, 8x Sata, Gigabit Lan, 4x USB3.0, LGA1155

CPU: Intel CPU Core i5 2500K, 3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, LGA1155

GRAPHICS: Gigabyte ATI RADEON HD6970 2GB OC, DVI, HDMI, Display Port x1 Graphics Card

MEMORY: Corsair DDR3 8GB (2x Vengeance 4GB) 1600MHz CL8 (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8)

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA3/2

DVD DRIVE: LG GH22NS70 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x – Black)

CASE: NZXT Phantom
This saves me ~$300 and it seems like it isn't gonna run any slower than the original
for gaming anyway...

Should I get a higher quality PSU, like Corsair HX750?
Also, what's a good CPU Cooler for the 2500K?
More ways I could improve this would be awesome!!
    
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post #25 of 74
First of all , no matter what you do , go for sandy bridge ( i5 2500k with a p8p67 le ) .

As for graphics card , if you choose the 570 , you must go with a non-refference pcb version ( ie. asus gtx570 DCII / Gainward phantom / Msi twin frozr gtx 570 )

But here's another thing i suggest . Why don't you get a 480 ? Identical performance to a 570 with less costs . I got mine for 205 pounds from overclockers.co.uk , while the 570 was around 300 pounds .

And don't trust the internet for sound and temperature .

Mine is actually cooler than my 9800GT was , so figure it out ..

But anyway , stick with the SB platform , they give the best performance/$$$$$ you ever seen . Not to say most of the unlocked cpus hit 5 ghz without a sweat (With propper cooling though)
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post #26 of 74
Also , try to find a first revisoin 6950 if you go for amd . They can easily be unlocked to a 6970 ( YOU GAIN 80 $$$$$$)
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post #27 of 74
that psu is fine I believe the earthwats are seasonic oems so you wont get much better. you can very safely drop to 650w but your call if your looking to crossfire later you may wish to stick with the 750.

cooler wise noctua nh-d14 is always popular and very effective think there is a newer nh-c14 or something thats even better. things like the self contained "water cooling kits" h50/70 and similar seem to give decent results.

dont take it as gospell but decent idea of how coolers compare found here
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Yea, I just added the nh-d14 to my list as the CPU Heatsink. Thanks for that
    
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If you go with a nh-d14 go for a xms3 1600mhz , as i'm not sure if the vengeance kit can be removed without having to remove the heatsink as well ..
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If you go with a nh-d14 go for a xms3 1600mhz , as i'm not sure if the vengeance kit can be removed without having to remove the heatsink as well ..
I doubt I'll be removing the vengance kit very often anyway, if that's what you mean...
    
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