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March 13, 2011 4:55:30 AM

Hi guys,

Newcomer in Tom's forum :)  So, as the title says, do you have some suggestions about a new rig that I'm about to build? *EDIT: I just saw the post about the format, srry :p  here it is:

Approximate Purchase Date: 3 - 5 months aprox.

Budget Range: $2000 max.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Case.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, open to any other suggestions.

Country of Origin: US, California.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not much problem about the noise cuz I'll be wearing headphones most of the time. The cooler the better. I already own the case, NZXT Phantom White.

Current options:

- MOBO: Asus RoG Maximus IV Extreme
http://www.excaliberpc.com/602282/asus-maximus-iv-extre...

- CPU: i7 2600K
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-2600K-Processor-Socket-L...

- RAM: 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance @ 1600MHz CL8
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Channel-240-Pin...

- HDD: 600GB WD Velociraptor @ 10,000 RPM SATA 6
http://www.amazon.com/WESTERN-VELOCIRAPTOR-10000RPM-SAT...

- SSD: 60GB OCZ Vertex Turbo SATA II (maybe wait for the new SATA III)
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Vertex-Turbo-OCZSS...

- PSU: Corsair Professional Series 850
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-Performance-...

- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-7-Ultimate-Upgr...

- GPU: EVGA GTX 570 1280MB
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-PCI-Express-Graphics-Lifetim...

- Cooling: Noctua 6 NH-D14
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH...

- B-Ray Drive: Pioneer BDR-206
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Internal-Blu-ray-Writer-B...

Thanks! :D 

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March 13, 2011 7:27:38 AM

Nice build :) 

If I was going to do anything different with that build I might do something like this below...

First the mobo. This one down below runs dual cards @ 16x & 16x like that Asus, but it hold the record o/c for these SB cpu's and is consistently the "King of the Hill" in o/c in regards to 1155 mobo's.

http://www.excaliberpc.com/601478/gigabyte-ga-p67a-ud7-... $321.84
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Intel P67 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard

Dual gtx 560's in SLI > single gtx 580. These ones down below are factory over clocked and have plenty of head room to go higher...

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Twin-Frozr-IIOC/dp/B0... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX 560 1 GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 Graphics Card N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr IIOC

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Twin-Frozr-IIOC/dp/B0... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX 560 1 GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 Graphics Card N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr IIOC

Then seeing how the Raptors have been pretty much of a hose job price wise...one large yet quick storage drive....

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H... $62.34 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

And then size up on the SSD for your o/s and games...put the speed where it's needed so to say...

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Technology-RealSSD-Solid-... $242.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1

750w is plenty of power for dual 560's, and gives you extra for o/c, drives, fans, etc... with room to spare.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-750HX-Professional-... $141.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750-Watt HX Professional Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Core i7 and Core i5

Then the o/s...

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Home-Premium-System-Build... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder 1pk
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March 13, 2011 3:45:02 PM

Thanks Why_Me,

Now I'm thinking about changing the Velociraptor for a 1TB black caviar and use the spare money for a bigger SSD as you said. Any more suggestions someone?
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March 13, 2011 5:30:02 PM

If you're shelling out this much money for a computer, might want to consider spending an extra $20 for a DVD drive.. Depending on what it is used for you might find that having 2 drives is a HUGE benefit (if you want to rip your entire movie/music collection, for example, 2 drives is VERY convenient, especially with large collections...)
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