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February 16, 2011 7:34:18 AM

Hi there,

I have a budjet of $2500 thats for the case and components of the build. I need recommendations.

1. case Mid or full tower Brand?
2. Motherboard, Was thinking Rampage 3.
3.CPU ???? Liquid or air??? What model to stay in price range.
4. RAM??? thinking ddr 3 triple at 1500???
5. Hard drive????
6. GPUs NO IDEA??? nivdias or amds

I would like to be 3d ready direct x 11 and max out everything I throw at it...
also I would like to play around and learn how to do over-clocking..
And have a case that looks good maybe some uv lighting
any suggestions would be appreciated... I have hit a brick wall. I have been around pc for a while now and this will be my first official build... and gaming rig..
I would really like to stay on air if possible...with the option of Liquid cooling just the cpu with Corsair H70 and fans for gpu's

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February 16, 2011 9:21:52 AM

For $2500 you are certainly going to struggle to go over for any build since the difference between $1500 and $2500 are minimal.

A i7-980X + SLI GTX580s will do just fine for $2500 and will give the greatest performance available.

Though a Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer build with possibly the Radeon 6990 might do better.
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February 16, 2011 1:44:38 PM

You should absolutely wait (another week I think) for Intel to rerelease their Sandy Bridget processors and motherboards. With that budget you'll be disappointed with anything on the market right now; imagine you spend $2500 and in a week you can get a better computer for $1500-1700.

1. Antec/Lian Li/Thermaltake, etc. I think mid towers are more than sufficient but it's more up to how much room you want it to take up.
2. Wait for LGA 1155. Go with 3 PCIe x16 slots with CF and SLI support.
3. i7-2600k whenever it's available again; ~$330. A good air cooler can be better and easier to use than liquid cooling. Sandy Bridge chips overclock well on stock cooling.
4. DDR3 1600 is the best value.
5. Go with an Intel SSD (solid state) as your primary hard drive to boot Windows. Get another 1-2TB mechanical drive for excessive storage.
6. With your budget go with dual GTX 570s. They're $350 each and can be clocked as fast as the $500 GTX 580s.
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February 16, 2011 7:21:00 PM


Thank you for the specks this seems like a very good system so far heres what i came up with on my own please tell me if i am evan close to the performance you have suggested with the system you have gathered......








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February 16, 2011 7:28:04 PM

DESCRIPTION


U12-40504 ::Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration, 80+ Bronze, NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire Certifications, Vibration Dampener Included(10 lbs)


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$119.97





O261-8086 ::o CZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Thermal Extreme Conductivity Compound(0.5 lbs)


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$9.99





C432-1008 ::CoolIT Systems ECO-R ECO A.L.C CPU Cooler(2.6 lbs)


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$93.99





TSD-2000WD ::Western Digital WD2001FASS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 2TB, 7200 RPM, 64MB, SATA-300(1.6 lbs)


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$169.97





A455-2999 ::Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard - AMD 890FX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s(6.45 lbs)


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$309.97





A79-1100 ::AMD HDE00ZFBGRBOX Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Socket AM3, Processor with Fan(1.05 lbs)


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A271-6950 ::Sapphire 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCIe, mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI(8.6 lbs) X2


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$579.94

($289.97 each)




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