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I want to get a sandybridge, but is it overkill?

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February 28, 2011 12:14:44 AM

Hi,

Quick question, Im building a new rig for one specific game, World of Warcraft. (What can I say this game to me is like cocain to an addict.) In any case, I havent built a system since the nvidia 4200Ti days. I more or less know the specific steps to take to build it. I just want to know if I can get these pieces to push a 40" Sony LED TV. Also, should I go for crossfire with two HD6870s or SLI wth Nvidia 460s? Also will the PSU rating of 650 be sufficient to run this kind of build? Last but not least is this overkill? I dont play anything else besides World of Warcraft on this computer, but I do run other applications like ventrilo, and sometimes I like to youtube/hulu or an occasional bluray while playing wow in windowed mode. (Right now im playing on a Qosmio G45-AV690 Laptop with integrated graphics) Will this get me wow on my 40" with ultra high settings?

Sandybridge 2600k or 2600 (I dont know how to overclock, and would be afraid to unless someone knows of an idiot proof guide.)
Socket 1155 Motherboard (Once they are made available for sale again.)
4GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600
Radeon HD6870( Crossfire) or Nvidia 460s (Sli)
OCZ 120GB SSD
WD Black Caviar 1TB 7200 RPM
Coolmaster 650 PSU

I want eye candy as well like the NZXT Sentry for fan control.

I appreciate any input, Thanks so much in advance.

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February 28, 2011 12:32:51 AM

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what's those 40 inchers native resolution. Get the 2500k and the Gtx 580


So the 2500k is worth the extra 30 bucks. I'll get that one for sure, but I thought 460s in sli would out perform a single 580?
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February 28, 2011 12:40:37 AM

1. 40" has no meaning to the PC ..... PC only sees resolution

2. The 4xx and 68xx are last generation

3. Idiot proof guide to OC
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-sabertooth-p67-tuf-r...

4. Hold off on the OCZ 120 Giggers ... 90 giggers not affected
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ocz-vertex-2-25nm-s...

$1255 build

Case - $100 - Antec DF-35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $120 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $315 - EVGA GTX 570 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 - $143 - 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...

If ya gonna OC past 4.5 Ghz

Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $6 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If ya need KB and Mouse

Keyboard - $65 - Logitech G110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $53 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 28, 2011 12:59:26 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
1. 40" has no meaning to the PC ..... PC only sees resolution

2. The 4xx and 68xx are last generation

3. Idiot proof guide to OC
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-sabertooth-p67-tuf-r...

4. Hold off on the OCZ 120 Giggers ... 90 giggers not affected
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ocz-vertex-2-25nm-s...

$1255 build

Case - $100 - Antec DF-35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $120 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $315 - EVGA GTX 570 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 - $143 - 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...

If ya gonna OC past 4.5 Ghz

Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $6 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If ya need KB and Mouse

Keyboard - $65 - Logitech G110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $53 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thnks, I will check this stuff out =)
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February 28, 2011 1:05:57 AM

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what's those 40 inchers native resolution. Get the 2500k and the Gtx 580

+1 the setup works great for me
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