Loan Approved

I just got approved for a $2000 US loan that I am going to use to build me a new computer.

All I know is that I want SSD, SLI'd cards, and the i7 2600k with the appropriate mobo and ram.

I am looking to future proof this pc where I don't have to purchase anything in a long time.

I saw a video recently where someone was frapsing World of Warcraft at 120 fps. I want to be able to do that in Ultra settings.

Please help me. is the processor that I want, so the power supply should be able to support that I guess. I am only semi hardware smart, I use linux day to day so I am more of a software guy.

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  1. what is 'frapsing'?

    The 2500K offers 95% of the 2600K's performance, but at 60% of the cost.

    The GTX570 is a solid upper-mid range card, a pair of them in SLI would cost $700+, but SLI is not really needed normally unless your monitor is larger than 1920x1200. The GTX580 is the top dog in 90+% of most games, but, costs $500 or so...; as a single card it is fast enough for all games, save for perhaps Crysis at 2560x1600 at very high AA/AF settings.
  2. Frapsing is I guess slang for recording a program with Fraps.
  3. Agree with mdd1963 that you don't need to SLI to start. You're actually doing a better job of future-proofing if you buy a big graphics card now and allow room for SLI down the road. In the end, most people don't end up getting a 2nd card of the same generation, usually by the time a 2nd card is needed, there's bigger/faster/newer/better out.
    - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVDRW SATA: $17
    - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100
    - OCZ Vertex 2 SATAII 60GB: $115 ($100 after mir) -> your SSD for the OS and most apps
    - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: $60 -> data drive
    - Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower: $168 -> new revised version of the original 1200... (they added USB3.0 + SSD bays, etc...)
    - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W: $130 ($120 after mir) -> 2 x GTX 570's in SLI require a good 750w power supply... you'll be more than fine with this 850w Corsair
    - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333: $83
    - ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $270 -> the added Nvidia NF200 chip will give you full x16x16 for SLI
    - Intel Core i7-2600K: $330
    - 2 x EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570: $700 ($350 each)

    TOTAL: $1973 (before rebates)
  5. nice necro ... might want to look @ thread date b4 posting
  6. If you see this kind of thing again Tom,
    remember to report it to moderators so they can close the thread, the yellow button on a persons post
  7. I didn't know that, sorry i:, thanks.
  8. No probs man :)
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