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December 23, 2010 4:15:30 AM

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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December 23, 2010 7:26:53 AM

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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December 23, 2010 11:21:56 AM

The link is dead i think
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Anonymous
December 23, 2010 11:35:28 AM

An i7 and 6970 makes an attractive choice
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December 23, 2010 4:07:36 PM

The OP needs a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers as well. Probably change out the SSD for those parts.
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Anonymous
December 23, 2010 7:53:18 PM

@drewtech thbx i changed out the SSD
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December 24, 2010 3:44:04 PM

Thanks so much i think im going with the stuff you gave me. But what site did you use to get those rebates
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December 24, 2010 3:46:50 PM

is this everything because there seems to be no cd drive
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December 24, 2010 3:59:58 PM

and can i change the case to a haf 932
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December 29, 2010 3:27:03 AM

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.
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Anonymous
December 29, 2010 9:32:38 PM

the stock cooling is enough if hes nor overcocking
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January 3, 2011 10:36:28 PM

Also woud a gtx 470 be better than the 6970 because i heard amd is closing
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January 3, 2011 10:51:33 PM

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
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January 4, 2011 2:20:05 AM

which version should i go with
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January 4, 2011 2:22:15 AM

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
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Anonymous
January 4, 2011 8:47:59 AM

its ideal to wait since it will release this week
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January 6, 2011 9:41:26 PM

Quote:
its ideal to wait since it will release this week

When and is it beter
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January 11, 2011 12:15:54 AM

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
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January 14, 2011 1:19:51 AM

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
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January 22, 2011 2:27:06 AM

i decided to go with gtx 460 and a haf 932. Will it be worth the downgrade. Also can i run crysis
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Anonymous
January 22, 2011 10:25:43 AM

sure the gtx 460 can run crysis
but its good to go for 6870 costing just above 200$ mark
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January 22, 2011 3:59:47 PM

is this all i need and wat settings can crysis run
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Anonymous
January 22, 2011 11:35:53 PM

this is a pretty much solid build and can run crysis at high to max settings
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January 23, 2011 12:01:17 AM

can a normal i7 2600 be overclocked or do i need a 2600k
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January 23, 2011 12:41:52 AM

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.
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January 23, 2011 1:39:53 AM

^good answer +1
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January 23, 2011 2:05:57 AM

but is it needed for games or is it for competition. Will the processor bottleneck
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January 23, 2011 2:24:57 AM

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
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January 23, 2011 5:36:21 PM

So i should just go with the normal one. And GTX 460 Superclocked vs. HD 6870, I cant figure out which one to get
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January 23, 2011 6:30:48 PM

No, go with the K and get the 6870 lower power consumption
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January 25, 2011 12:00:47 AM

Is there anything i should downgrade to make it cheaper
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January 25, 2011 1:42:39 AM

@mouse, good call on the keyboard
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Anonymous
January 25, 2011 2:43:34 AM

@bubbathing u could go for the haf 922 instead of 932
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January 26, 2011 2:28:33 AM

im scared of doing that because if i sli it might not fit
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January 26, 2011 3:17:47 AM

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
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Anonymous
January 26, 2011 3:18:48 AM

@ 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=N82E168...
Better than the 6870 and 6950, the GTX 560.Best in this segment for u

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January 27, 2011 1:33:06 AM

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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January 27, 2011 2:26:20 AM

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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
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January 27, 2011 3:37:59 AM

how many graphics cards does the asus sabertooth p67 hold. Im confused with all the ports
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Anonymous
January 27, 2011 8:37:28 AM

it supports 2 @ 8x/8x configuration
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January 30, 2011 6:40:18 PM

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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