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I want to build a badass rig, please tell me what you think!

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February 13, 2011 9:56:24 PM

Hey!

Title says it all, I want to build myself a good rig. I'll probably buy it in 3-4 months. Please tell me what you think, it's just a rough draft of what I want. Thanks guys! (and gals).

Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E X58
CPU: Intel Core i7 950
RAM: Corsair XMS3 (3X2 GB DDR3)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 X2
SSD for OS: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB
HDD for Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
Case: Antec 1200 ATX

So here it is. I currently have a 720W PSU, I don't think I need to buy a more powerful one... Should I?

Thanks for your help.


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February 13, 2011 10:27:04 PM

What's it for, just gaming? If so, scrap the SSD, and go with the new i7 2500k cpu and one of the new P67 boards that has crossfire (make sure it's one where the 2nd port is x8 and not x4). If you get this you'll have to get 8gb of ram as well as it's dual channel. If you scrap the SSD you have more money to spend on the ram and a more powerful video card setup. For $40-$50 you could buy a 6950 over a 6850.
February 13, 2011 11:03:09 PM

lmulder said:
What's it for, just gaming? If so, scrap the SSD, and go with the new i7 2500k cpu and one of the new P67 boards that has crossfire (make sure it's one where the 2nd port is x8 and not x4). If you get this you'll have to get 8gb of ram as well as it's dual channel. If you scrap the SSD you have more money to spend on the ram and a more powerful video card setup. For $40-$50 you could buy a 6950 over a 6850.


first off, you can't even GET a Sandy Bridge CPU, plus why would want one? to use Sata II ports? an ssd will boost his load up times when booting the system and he will still have room for a couple games to install on the SSD to make them load like jackrabbits. Crzykid here are some suggestions:


Bump up the GPU's to 6950's and FLASH them to run as 6970's! so you are going to get 6970's for the price of 6950's, so you can save about $200 by spending an extra $200!

yeah atleast a 850W psu is needed.
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February 14, 2011 2:23:12 AM

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you can save about $200 by spending an extra $200


hahaha Thanks for the suggestions. I'll go for the 6950 if I can sell my current computer to a friend ;) 
February 14, 2011 4:44:40 AM

crzykid said:
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you can save about $200 by spending an extra $200


hahaha Thanks for the suggestions. I'll go for the 6950 if I can sell my current computer to a friend ;) 


you could always go with a cheaper case like the HAF 932, or


switch to this MOBO

The gigabyte I told you about can be turned into a hackintosh! a custom pc that runs MAC OS, so when you sell this rig, you can sell it for a lot more!
February 14, 2011 5:03:43 AM

amoghthegamer4 said:
first off, you can't even GET a Sandy Bridge CPU, plus why would want one? to use Sata II ports? an ssd will boost his load up times when booting the system and he will still have room for a couple games to install on the SSD to make them load like jackrabbits. Crzykid here are some suggestions:


Bump up the GPU's to 6950's and FLASH them to run as 6970's! so you are going to get 6970's for the price of 6950's, so you can save about $200 by spending an extra $200!

yeah atleast a 850W psu is needed.

Don't post without reading the OP's original post. He states he plans on buying in 3-4 months. The Sandy Bridge 1155 mobo's will be out well before then. So instead of posting on here and trying to get the OP to screw himself by opting for a 1336 build, try doing some research first.

@ the OP...the poster here .. "lmulder" was very correct in his post. The SSD is a good idea if you have a big budget, but for a gaming build... vid cards FPS come 1st.

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