Building a gaming pc

This is my first build and i was wondering if i could get some help. I decided on the haf 932 case, i7 950 and im not sure about getting a gtx 460. I really need help finding a motherboard, and the rest. My my budget is 1.5k including the monitor speaker mouse and keyboard. Pleease respond fast
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  1. Intel has new processors coming out next month in your price range.
    Do you ever plan on going crossfire/sli? If not then an i5 build would be the way to go if you bought today.
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  4. An i7 and 6970 makes an attractive choice
  5. The OP needs a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers as well. Probably change out the SSD for those parts.
  6. @drewtech thbx i changed out the SSD
  7. Thanks so much i think im going with the stuff you gave me. But what site did you use to get those rebates
  8. is this everything because there seems to be no cd drive
  9. and can i change the case to a haf 932
  10. @Bubbathing
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 DVD Burner 20$

    yes you can change to the HAF 932
  11. Bumping for interest.

    Am I crazy or is there no motherboard in this set up? Is the stock cooling/what's in the case enough for this rig?

    Edit: nevermind, saw motherboard hiding at the end there. Still wondering about cooling.
  12. the stock cooling is enough if hes nor overcocking
  13. get 6950 then flash to 6970 bios article: http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

    Also stick with the Apollo or get the HAF 922 there is no reason to spend over 100 dollars on a build in the 1500 dollar range
  14. Also woud a gtx 470 be better than the 6970 because i heard amd is closing
  15. Okay where did you here AMD is closing? That doesn't seem probable but if they do close they'll liquidate their entire stock, the problem would be drivers, I really can't see AMD closing

    okay the 6950 is a better deal than the 470 because you get 70 dollars of free performance from the BIOS unlock and it runs on less power and cooler
  16. which version should i go with
  17. And should i wait for the new proccesor from intel because its going to be a new motherboard. I dont really care about the voltage and i dont need the integrated grapghics
  18. its ideal to wait since it will release this week
  19. Quote:
    its ideal to wait since it will release this week

    When and is it beter
  20. sr26 waiting would definitely be the best strategy as for the model 6950 I would recommend this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103181&cm_re=6950_ati-_-14-103-181-_-Product comes with a couple free goodies and is currently the cheapest 6950
  21. I decided to wait till the i7 950 price drops down. ill get a evga 3 sli motherboard, asus gtx 460(later ill sli), western digital 500 gb hardrive( i wanted the terabite one u gave me but its out of stock), the monitor that u said, 8gb of ram from g skill ripjaws, Corsair CMPSU-850TX, ASUS Black 24X DVD+R, Razer deathadder, and a haf 932. Is there anything im missing? the reason i went to a gtx 460 is because i want to go as low as possible in the money. and should i buy from newegg or amazon because amazon has no tax
  22. changed my mind im going for the i7 2600
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    Is this all i need for a complete build. Also does anybody know any discount codes
  25. i decided to go with gtx 460 and a haf 932. Will it be worth the downgrade. Also can i run crysis
  26. sure the gtx 460 can run crysis
    but its good to go for 6870 costing just above 200$ mark
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  28. is this all i need and wat settings can crysis run
  29. this is a pretty much solid build and can run crysis at high to max settings
  30. can a normal i7 2600 be overclocked or do i need a 2600k
  31. BubbaThing said:
    can a normal i7 2600 be overclocked or do i need a 2600k


    The 2600 can only overclock a small amount since it has a locked multiplier and the base clock on these chips aren't very flexible. The 2600k has an unlocked multiplier so you don't have to worry about the stability of your other components, just the cpu. So basically if you want to overclock you need the k version on these new chips.
  32. ^good answer +1
  33. but is it needed for games or is it for competition. Will the processor bottleneck
  34. overclocking your processor to 3.8ghz will prevent any bottleneck due to the processor past that it's not worth it too much but with SB go for 4.2
  35. So i should just go with the normal one. And GTX 460 Superclocked vs. HD 6870, I cant figure out which one to get
  36. No, go with the K and get the 6870 lower power consumption
  37. Is there anything i should downgrade to make it cheaper
  38. @mouse, good call on the keyboard
  39. @bubbathing u could go for the haf 922 instead of 932
  40. im scared of doing that because if i sli it might not fit
  41. I just found out the gtx 560 ti came out. Do u think its good. Should i change it to that. I also want an Nvidea because i might use it for physx later
  42. @ bubbathing
    dont worry the HAF 922 is a large case and will certainly fit even if u do SLI

    But if u r interested in buying a Full Tower Case then HAF 932 is ur right choice

    I recommend you go for the HAF 922 and buy this GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
    Better than the 6870 and 6950, the GTX 560.Best in this segment for u
  43. so is this final will everything fit together, Please give me some tips on building. Also do i need anti static stuff if i have a hardwood floor
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    DANG IT its over my budget do i need the 2600k or the haf 932 or the gtx 560 ti please respond fast
  45. how many graphics cards does the asus sabertooth p67 hold. Im confused with all the ports
  46. it supports 2 @ 8x/8x configuration
  47. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136283
    Go For This One
    WD Black 750 GB Saves 20$

    Go For HAF 922
    Saves 30$

    Total Savings 50$

    Now I think the build doesnt exceed ur budget
  48. At best buy i found a corsair 800 or 850 (not sure which one) watt power supply for 60 bucks. Should i get it
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