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January 16, 2011 3:27:14 PM

Recently my old pc broke because the motherboard broke in half, I'm getting a new one but i want one that is good for gaming and surfing the internet.

I was considering the recommended build:

Enthusiast: $1,332.89 New Build based on Sandy Bridge
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM
HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU: XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...
GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

but then i thought how much faster could it be if i put some more cash in. i don't nid the dvd burner or blu-ray and if you guys can give me any thoughts or suggestions it would be great, thanks.
January 16, 2011 3:42:44 PM

pretty good, if you wanna save 100 bucks you can go with an i5-2500k maybe get the cheaper version mother board save another 50 dollars so there's 150-200 bucks you can use to upgrade to a gtx 580 if you wanted or keep the money.

if money isn't an issue, that build look's pretty good to me, it's similar to the one im building I am using an 2500k with the 129.99 motherboard. with the os included tax's and shipping it online just break's the 1,500 mark.

but if you plan on eventually getting 2 video cards id stick with the Pro version that you have selected.
January 16, 2011 3:43:48 PM

solid rig as is; if you will be playing any modern games at 1920x1080/1200 or above, the jump to the GTX580 is a big jump, but, worth the extra $200 due to the extra memory/framebuffer size (If only a $100 jump if you re-use an old DVD ROM, I'd try hard to 'go for it'....sell some plasma twice in one week, and you are there!) :) 
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January 16, 2011 3:44:45 PM

+1 on the saving $100 for 2500k; makes the GTX580 over the 570 a no brainer, IMO....
January 16, 2011 3:47:45 PM

you will virtually see no difference ingame with an i5 2500k verse's the i7 2600k maybe 2-5 more frames if that, and with a gtx 580 or even the 570 that isn't gonna make any difference for gameplay. and if you do get the 129.99 asus p8p67 motherboard and the i5-2500k and get the gtx 580, that psu you picked out should be good for a single gtx 580
January 16, 2011 3:49:09 PM

lol i suck on the tech stuff but if i changed it GPU would just beomce GTX 580 rite? or is there a faster option for the gpu?
January 16, 2011 3:51:45 PM

for a single GPU the 580 is about as good as it gets right now for actually speed, if your not into heavy gaming you can stay with the 570 and if you are really going budget go for a 6950 or if you are just a casual gamer, you play most games on high but not very high a 6850 or even a 6870 might fit the bill.

Sorry I should mention you can get video cards that take up one pci-e slot that are more powerful then the gtx 580 but these are dual gpu cards, look up radeon 5970 as an example.
January 16, 2011 4:04:59 PM

o.0 wait so for $1600 max or maybe a little over it as a total. what is the best graphics card tht i can get and fit on thr?
January 16, 2011 4:14:21 PM

oh and like what difference could it make when i play AVA?
January 16, 2011 8:02:52 PM

AVA doesn't require that high a video card to play, a 6850 would be fine for that, but if you want a good solid card that's not to much money go with a gtx 570 or even a 6950 radeon.
January 17, 2011 12:03:37 AM

lol can you guys just answer this question? at $1600 total as my budget for the computer, whats the best graphics card that i can fit into the build?

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January 17, 2011 2:36:02 PM
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CPU/MoBo: $390
I5 2500K/Asus P8P67 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Memory: $115
Corsair XMS 8GB 2x4GB 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: $720
2xEVGA GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR if you don't want to us SLI with two GPU's go with the GTX580 (Fastest single card available)

$510
EVGA GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF: $30
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: $70
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: $17
Asus DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: $100
Cooler Master HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: $150 ($110 after MIR)
XFX 850W Silver
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Total with 2xGTX 570 = $1592
Total with GTX 580 = $1382
January 19, 2011 10:31:57 AM

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