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June 2, 2011 2:08:11 AM

Hello All, I an looking to Build a new PC for Gaming and I like to watch Movies on Comcast. I know have a evga 780i FTW intel 9650 cpu 3 GTX 260s and a 1200watt corsair psu. So far I pick up 2 GTX580 Hydro copper 2's and am going to us the 1200 watt psu in the new PC, were I am getting a little confused is with what chipsets are out and what is coming soon. I would like to know what You guys mite do because I know smoe of You are using a X58 or maybe a 1155 H2. Shoud I just stick with the 1366 or wait for the 2011 I have heared that Memory for that maybe a new DDR and big Bucks. Well I hope You get the idea of what I am asking I only plan on using the PC's for two Years and then I get a new one so fire away and give this old man some ideas please.
Thank You,
Don Swad

PS: I will only use intel cpu's

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June 2, 2011 3:02:46 AM

Most folks use 1155 sandy bridge cpus for new builds. The 2500K is the favorite, since the k line has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. For chipsets, the z68 works well with onboard video or the p67 for a separate card. DDR3 is still cheap. Two 4 gb sticks are going for about $80 at newegg either with or without a rebate. 1600 is the most popular speed. Look for a board with usb 3.0 and sata 6 support. The 1366 boards are a little dated now, but the asus sabertooth is a good choice for 1366. I like gigabyte boards with the dual bios program to make flashing a little safer.
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June 17, 2011 8:33:27 PM

o1die said:
Most folks use 1155 sandy bridge cpus for new builds. The 2500K is the favorite, since the k line has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. For chipsets, the z68 works well with onboard video or the p67 for a separate card. DDR3 is still cheap. Two 4 gb sticks are going for about $80 at newegg either with or without a rebate. 1600 is the most popular speed. Look for a board with usb 3.0 and sata 6 support. The 1366 boards are a little dated now, but the asus sabertooth is a good choice for 1366. I like gigabyte boards with the dual bios program to make flashing a little safer.

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June 24, 2011 1:19:53 AM

Well Thank You, I did get a Gigabyte Z68 Board and a i7 2600K also 2 gtx580 hydro copper2's an samsung 256 ssd a seagate 2tb HD corsair 1200 W Psu Corsair 16gb of 1600Mhz Memory it should be a good PC.

Thank You,
Don
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July 1, 2011 8:04:31 AM

I also got a Swiftech XT to cool the CPU, I will have 3 120mm Fans in My side panel to cool the Gagabytes Heat sinks, Untill someone comes out with a one piece water Block to cool the Chips ect. If it is needed but if that Little fan on the cpu Heat sink was cooling the Board i am sure the 3 120's will do the job so I can leave it at that.
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July 1, 2011 8:07:35 AM

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