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June 17, 2011 1:58:53 PM

I am thinking of upgrading my home rig soon. I figure I really only need to update the memory, cpu and graphics cards. This go around I am going to try out some SLI.. not sure.

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GeForce GTX 580 is what I am eyeing..

I like INTEL boards, but I need to have a raid controller on the board (currently have a pair of drives in a mirror for my data protection) and onboard audio.

What would be a slick board/CPU/memory for this?

Also what would be a good display? With an SLI setup, would I need a 30+ inch display?
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June 17, 2011 2:23:52 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

{I RAID 1 myself ;)  }

Option1:
CPU: $315 i7-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: $260 ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: $90 G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1600 CAS 8 F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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$665

Option2:
CPU: $220 i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: $218 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: $90 G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1600 CAS 8 F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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$528

The i5-2500K is the same clock-per-clock as the i7-2600K for gaming, Hyper-Threading does nothing for gaming.
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