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February 28, 2011 1:38:16 AM

Alright, I've been waiting for the 1155 motherboards to be fixed and it looks like they should start coming out in a couple weeks or so. So I want to get my build together and ready to order. I've built computers before, so I know what I'm doing. I don't need an optical drive, case, keyboard, mouse, or monitor. I plan on reusing my Thermaltake Armor case and the drive I'm currently using. I'll probably end up just trashing the computer I have now (Core2Duo 3.0, 8800 GTX, 4GB RAM) so that's why I can reuse the case and drive.

These are what I'm currently looking at:

$230 : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$130 : CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$85 : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$500 : 2x EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$65 : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This all comes to around $2000 on newegg. I'm also going to need a motherboard obviously. I've been looking at the MSI P67A-GD65

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&...

This is set to retail for about $180 which brings my total to around $1200.

Is there anything here that you would recommend changing? Do you think the SLI 560 Tis are overkill? Would going with SLI 460s be a better bang for the buck? I want to max out every game I can right now on 1680x1050. And hopefully max out Battlefield 3 once that comes out.

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February 28, 2011 3:00:29 AM

If you have a microcenter around you, that I5 2500k is on sale for $199.99!

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview. [...] 20Extreme4 $152.99 @ newegg
ASRock P67 Extreme4 <-------Better Bang for your Buck

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February 28, 2011 3:07:19 AM

Build looks solid, Jasonduke's recommendation would be mine as well. A real solid motherboard. At your resolution, SLI 560 would be overkill. WAY overkill, you may actually bottleneck. SLI 560 would be good for 1920x1080 but 1680x1050 even a single 5850 would be good enough.

If you do SLI 460, your better off doing CF 6850. SLI 460 and CF 6850 come to the same cost, but the 6850 CF gives you give or take 5% over the SLI 460. So my suggestion would be to get CF 6850.
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February 28, 2011 6:48:47 AM

vernSL said:
Alright, I've been waiting for the 1155 motherboards to be fixed and it looks like they should start coming out in a couple weeks or so. So I want to get my build together and ready to order. I've built computers before, so I know what I'm doing. I don't need an optical drive, case, keyboard, mouse, or monitor. I plan on reusing my Thermaltake Armor case and the drive I'm currently using. I'll probably end up just trashing the computer I have now (Core2Duo 3.0, 8800 GTX, 4GB RAM) so that's why I can reuse the case and drive.

These are what I'm currently looking at:

$230 : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$130 : CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$85 : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$500 : 2x EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$65 : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This all comes to around $2000 on newegg. I'm also going to need a motherboard obviously. I've been looking at the MSI P67A-GD65

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&...

This is set to retail for about $180 which brings my total to around $1200.

Is there anything here that you would recommend changing? Do you think the SLI 560 Tis are overkill? Would going with SLI 460s be a better bang for the buck? I want to max out every game I can right now on 1680x1050. And hopefully max out Battlefield 3 once that comes out.



850w for dual 560's ? A 750w will run two of those cards with plenty of juice to spare.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Here's a mobo that's worth taking a look at imo. It was selling like hot cakes @ newegg before those boards got yanked.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... $152.99 @ newegg
ASRock P67 Extreme4

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :) 

Combo that 2500K with a h/s.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $251.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

Save $5 on that h/d...

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&tit... $59.99
Free Shipping
Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive

Here's a factory o/c gtx 560

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $244.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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