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February 14, 2011 5:50:55 PM

Spending $1000 or less.

What I picked out so far.

CPU
-Intel Core i7-2600 Processor with 8 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz

Video Card (I do plan running SLI later)
- GeForce GTX 460 1GB 256-bit

Could you guys give me some links to which brands you would get for these items.

-850w PSU

-MotherBoard to go with 2600k

-8gb ram

I figure this system will cost just under $1000 and I will not have to upgrade it for a long time.

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February 14, 2011 6:39:02 PM
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Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

1- I'd go with the i5-2500k, is better for price/performance.
2- You save some money with the i5-2500k, so, go with the GTX 560 Ti
3- 850W is a little overkill, but I'd say that you are thinking in future :lol: , Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec are trusted brands.
4- ASUS P8P67 Pro or Gigabyte P67A-UD4

Regarding the upgrade time, you can use it for not more that 3 years, more when Ivy bridge comes out.
February 14, 2011 7:14:30 PM

Thanks a bunch Ill look at all of those.
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February 14, 2011 9:03:17 PM

Ok here is my system cost around $950.

-Antec 900 case (I already have it)

-Intel Core i5-2500 Processor with 6 MB Cache, 3.30 GHz for Socket LGA1155

-MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

-CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

-ASUS P8P67 PRO Intel P67 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard

-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

If anyone would like to make a comment please do so but this is what I came up with for my new PC.
February 14, 2011 9:03:38 PM

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February 14, 2011 11:34:55 PM

ichi--you pick to quickly

Do you need an OS or monitor for that $1000? If not, you should be able to get 6950 2GB or a GTX 570 for that price.

$230 i5-2500K
$150 good 1155 mobo
$90 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
$110 850W PSU for good manufacturer
$70 case
$17 DVD
$60 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Total: $727

Okay, that leaves a $260 6950 2GB--better than a GTX 560 Ti--especially if you put an unlocked 6950 bios on it.
February 14, 2011 11:44:55 PM

Im building a new system also and im waiting for sandy bridge to be re-release..But im going with the i5 2500k for $179.99 at microcenter.

I5 2500K $179.99 Microcenter

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

4gigs of ram Corsair $54.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 750watt pwr supply $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus dvd burner $18.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 1tb hard drive $64.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lian-li 7fn mid tower case $119.99 I bought this case already at mwave.com for $119.99 but it has the window.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 64bit $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Prolimatech Armageddon cpu cooler $64.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2 140mm Gelid fans for push pull config on cooler $39.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Pro P67 $189.99 last time i checked.

Total of $933 not including tax so probably around $1000

I still have my GTX 295 running strong so i'll probably won't upgrade that just yet. I had the GTX 580 but i ended up giving it to my brother as a gift lol. Kinda want to wait till something better then GTX 580 comes out that's not a duel gpu. Maybe 6-8 months they'll have a new one. I'll get another 4gigs of ram if i need it and i'll buy a set of SSD's when price drops.

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February 15, 2011 12:22:13 AM

That build is great (aside from PSU), but you sound like the type that wants the best.

I'd go with a Corsair, XFX, Antec, Seasonic, or Silverstone PSU. I'd also get a $50 cooler that already had fans.

But as far as what I was saying about the best...why not wait until the X58 replacement comes out if your current build makes use of the GTX 295? Otherwise you'll end up thinking you don't have the absolute best out there. And that could end up mattering with top end cards. 8x/8x PCI-e speed that you get with the better 1155's (such as ASUS PRo P67) might not be good enough.

I'd also spend $120 on a SSD before a $500 graphics card that replaces the 580--considering that that means the 580 would drop in price and you really don't need anything better than that. I mostly mean the SSD would improve your enjoyment of a computer more than a graphics card better than the 580.
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February 15, 2011 1:25:03 AM

Oh, you only want a single card--that's why you're only getting a 750W PSU and an 1155 board. Gotcha.
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February 15, 2011 1:54:10 AM

Case - $100 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $100 - XFX Black Edition 750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $90 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $250 - Asus GTX 560 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A bit over your $1000 limit at $1167 .... but sized for twin GFX cards. Drop to the 460 and drop the cooler if ya need to hit $1000. W/ stock cooler ya can hit 4.6 GHz. The Black PSU is the equivalent of the Corsair HX / Antec CP or SG and is well suited for providing stable voltages w/ twin GFX and hi overclocks.
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February 15, 2011 2:15:11 AM

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