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February 16, 2011 12:59:58 AM

Hey All-

Not too long ago I posted on this wall because I was building a new system. A few of you came to my rescue and helped me with my build. Thanks! Of course right when I was going to purchase they pulled the Sandy Bridge Processors off the shelves. I am willing to wait until April for the proccessor and the board but NewEgg is having some pretty good sales at the moment and I was hoping you guys could just give your opinion on these choices. I am buying them now for my Sandy Bridge in April. My overall build will be about $1600.00 and will include a I7 2600k with an Asus P8P67 deluxe. I will probably go with the GFORCE GTX 570 for gaming. My overall goal is to Play Starcraft 2 on Ultra Graphics.

I really appreciate any and all advice. Thanks in advance!


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February 16, 2011 5:53:05 AM

Actually SC2 Ultra no AA is a rather tame beast and i wouldn't dump so much money on a Blizzard gaming rig/one trick pony if i were u hehe Peeps do fine on $400-600 boxes for WOW/SC2
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February 16, 2011 7:05:45 AM

I'm not so sure about the 2600k for a gaming build...but it's your money. One thing I am sure on...dump that Rosewill psu for a solid 850w if you plan on running dual 570's.

Look @ Seasonic's OEM 850w psu, or XFX modular 850w psu for two good deals atm.
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February 16, 2011 8:34:24 AM

batuchka said:
Actually SC2 Ultra no AA is a rather tame beast and i wouldn't dump so much money on a Blizzard gaming rig/one trick pony if i were u hehe Peeps do fine on $400-600 boxes for WOW/SC2


batuchka-
Thanks for your reply.

Would you show me a rig that you think would be albe to accomplish my goal of SC2 on Ultra?
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February 16, 2011 8:39:34 AM

Why_Me said:
I'm not so sure about the 2600k for a gaming build...but it's your money. One thing I am sure on...dump that Rosewill psu for a solid 850w if you plan on running dual 570's.

Look @ Seasonic's OEM 850w psu, or XFX modular 850w psu for two good deals atm.


Why_Me-

Would you go with the I5 for the gaming build for performance and budget? If you have time would you show me a build that you beleive would handle my end goal? I beleive I will swap out the PSU i picked for the one below that you recomended. Thanks!


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February 16, 2011 8:49:59 AM

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February 16, 2011 9:29:39 AM

I would get i5 over the i7 for gaming. Does nowhere sell the Sandy Bridge mobos? Due to the limited number of boards being effected, over in the UK Scan has an agreement with the manufactureres that there will be a Direct Replacement for any who buy the current boards if they choose to do so, this means the mobos are back on sale right now which is nice especially if you only use the SATA III sockets as they are uneffected by the problem. Is nowhere in the US doing the same?
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February 16, 2011 8:12:15 PM

asteldian-

We can purchase the Sandy Bridge Boards from some retailers, but I was just waiting for the new boards so I wouldnt have to deal with the issue at all. I have plenty of computers at home so this is more of a "for fun" build and thus I dont really have a time restraint.

You would go with the I5 over the I7 generally because the $100.00 difference in the processors isnt work the extra performance?

Thanks!
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February 16, 2011 8:14:44 PM

batuchka-

I gotta say I was surprised when I saw this system so cheap. You really feel this would run starcraft to on Ultra settings? I have heard that it is a very intensive on the processor, not so much on the video card. Everyone says the GTX 460 is plenty of card to do the job.

I would love to hear some other opinions about this build as well...

Do you play SC 2?

Thanks!

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February 17, 2011 6:28:58 AM

jasoneduke said:
batuchka-

I gotta say I was surprised when I saw this system so cheap. You really feel this would run starcraft to on Ultra settings? I have heard that it is a very intensive on the processor, not so much on the video card. Everyone says the GTX 460 is plenty of card to do the job.

I would love to hear some other opinions about this build as well...

Do you play SC 2?

Thanks!


1. Ultra no AA yes
2. Peeps play SC2 on dual cores all over the world
3. Yes ultra no AA even a GTS 450/HD 5770 can cut it
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February 17, 2011 1:59:30 PM

jasoneduke said:
asteldian-

We can purchase the Sandy Bridge Boards from some retailers, but I was just waiting for the new boards so I wouldnt have to deal with the issue at all. I have plenty of computers at home so this is more of a "for fun" build and thus I dont really have a time restraint.

You would go with the I5 over the I7 generally because the $100.00 difference in the processors isnt work the extra performance?

Thanks!


For purely gaming I am not sure I would say the i7 was worth it even at the same price as the i5 :) 
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February 26, 2011 11:21:25 PM

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