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January 30, 2011 9:39:16 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Months

Budget Range: Not important

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HTPC, Server

Parts Not Required: Need everything but a monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:usually newegg don't care

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p 40" LCD Television

Additional Comments: Looking for the best performing computer I can afford, Do not want to be much over $2000 but price is not my main concern. I want quality parts and the best for the money without wasting money. I think paying twice as much for sli/crossfire and not getting 2x performance is a waste. I would appreciate if anyone would care to review my build and let me know if there are better parts at similar price points or even a higher one. I like the air cooling in the raven case and the 90 degree mobo so I am pretty convinced on that unless anyone has a good reason not to be. Crucial seems to be best ssd....I am up in the air about 2600k vs 2500 is hyperthreading really worth much or will it become better as more programs go multi-threaded? The Noctua seems to be the best air cooler but are there better? Is the corsair memory the best for this board. I also wanted a backlit mechanical keyboard (I know they are loud but you cant beat the feel) and the razer seemed like the best for the money. I researched this a lot and just want to bounce this off some of you before I pull the trigger any comments are appreciated.




SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Matte black reinforced plastic outer shell, 0.8mm Steel body ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811163173
$189.99


EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Item #: N82E16814130590
$529.99



COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ...
Item #: N82E16817171056
$199.99


RAZER Black USB Wired BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823114012
$129.99


Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826104318
$58.99


CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A2000C9
Item #: N82E16820145325
$179.99


ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131682
$189.99


Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Item #: N82E16819115070
$329.99


Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835608018
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$89.99


Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148348
$260
January 30, 2011 10:47:55 AM

If your not using any proggy's that take use of hyper threading now chances are you won't two years down the road imo. And then that chip will maybe cost half of what it cost now seeing how they are always coming out with bigger and better (technology).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $394.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I totally understand where your coming from about two vid cards costing twice as much, but not getting twice the performance. But price wise in this case it's a bit different. Two 560's will beat one 580. Two of those cards = $500. Might as well buy two now and get it over with.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_g... <-- review

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

A 750w psu is more than enough to power two of those cards and allow you plenty of juice left for o/c, extra h/d's, fans, etc... but this 850w down below is a bargain. I don't know how much longer though it's going to be on sale.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $109.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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