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post #1 of 17
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I'm getting $2000 pretty soon and was wondering if this looks good for you guys. I normally build AMD systems, so this will only only be the third time I'm building myself an Intel system.:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17124726

I was going to put both SSD's into Raid 0, and later I was going to either add another GTX560 or buy a new GTX580 and use the 560 as a physics card (even though its overkill.)
I also plan to add an additional 24" monitor to it as well.

At the moment my budget is at $2000, can't go any higher.
I opted for a great Corsiar PSU, I've used them in quite a few other systems because they are like bloody tanks just about.

I plan on doing gaming on it, I probably might not OC it because, hell, its a 2500k, and OCing seems useless when the thing is pretty fast already.

The keyboard, Mouse, case, and headphones are personal preference, I've used them all before so I won't be changing that. Only things I would like looked at is my Choice of Mobo, RAM, Heatsink (I have a Zalman 9500a listed), Video Card, Speakers, SSD's, HDD, and monitor. (if you recommend a monitor though it should stay at a 24" or bigger.)

Thanks.
Edited by Kaiga - 4/22/11 at 8:49am
post #2 of 17
switch that seagate barracuda for samsung spinpoint f3. Change those ocz vertex 2 60 gb for a vertex 3 120 gb or an ocz vertex 2 120 gb instead. Raid 0 makes your ssds faster but you will lose trim support, which is more important that the increased speed. Change that zalman for a cooler master 212+ or a scythe mugen 2 rev. b
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post #3 of 17
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So I won't get TRIM support with a RAID 0 config?

Edit: Updated.
Since the single Vertex 2 and the Coolermaster 212 (couldn't find a Scythe Mugen on Newegg) lowers my price a bit and the Samsungs are only $55 each I'll get two instead of just one.
Edited by Kaiga - 4/22/11 at 9:04am
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You will be bored and overclock it, or we will make you do it!
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lol, I might OC, but from what I'm looking at right now I don't think I need to. I'd rather build a different system I know will be awesome for OCing. This is just for when BF3 comes out and also something I can play stuff like Diablo 3, Oblivion: Skyrim on and such. (I'll probably have my video cards added/changed by that time though.)
I have my current rig OC'd
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-449-_-Product
Faster ram, you dont need 8gb for gaming but if you like to do media intensive work you will probably want 8gb.
 
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post #7 of 17
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That reminds me, I do like to use some map making programs, and I know those can be memory hogs, so I'll stick to 8GB. I might go with the 8gb version of the ripjaws if I can.

Or maybe a set of G.Skill sniper?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231461
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That reminds me, I do like to use some map making programs, and I know those can be memory hogs, so I'll stick to 8GB. I might go with the 8gb version of the ripjaws if I can.
That would be a good idea then. Also dont waste your money on the logitech Z506 system. I dont know nothing about speaker systems but I was currently asking around about them because I would like a new setup and everyone says dont waste your money on them. Look for either the Swan M10's or the Klipsch Pro Medias.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...ci_sku=9382232
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/produ...products_id=89


Those snipers dont look to bad, since they have a very low voltage you can probably get a decent OC out of them.
Edited by nagle3092 - 4/22/11 at 9:22am
 
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post #9 of 17
a physX card is such a waste... you are better off getting 2 560s (which i should have done) for slightly less than a 580 for a really big gain in fps...

I'd go with the ud4 b3 or the asus p8p67 pro instead of the msi. Other than that it looks good
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That would be a good idea then. Also dont waste your money on the logitech Z506 system. I dont know nothing about speaker systems but I was currently asking around about them because I would like a new setup and everyone says dont waste your money on them. Look for either the Swan M10's or the Klipsch Pro Medias.

Those snipers dont look to bad, since they have a very low voltage you can probably get a decent OC out of them.
Klipsch makes some hella nice sounds systems, although, this system won't be used that much for sound and those setups from Swan and Klipsch will break my $2k ceiling easily.
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