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March 19, 2011 3:23:31 AM

Hi!

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two months

Budget Range: $2,500, could go over if needed

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Shooters, WoW, SC2), internet, maybe blu ray movies

Parts Not Required: Speakers, sound card, i7 2600k, DVD Burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference but newegg charges me tax since I live in California.

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel proc socket 1155, OCZ vertex 3 or equivalent, USB 3.0, GTX 580, case has to fit these dimensions:

20.1" height
19.1" length
9.75" width

I like this one: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout




Overclocking: eventually

SLI or Crossfire: eventually, upgrade to another 580 in a couple years?

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 120Hz, 2-5ms (BTB)

Additional Comments:

1. I would like a quiet PC since it's right by my bed but with dual 580s eventually that's probably out of the question.

2. I need an IDE port for my DVD burner and a PCI slot for my soundcard.

Questions:

1. I'm having trouble choosing a mobo. I'd like to have a x16x16 SLI capability (hope I'm saying that right) but I can't find any out there yet. Do they exist?

2. When are the Vertex 3s coming out?

Thanks!

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March 19, 2011 4:37:02 AM

I included that blu ray burner in this build for the fact sticking an old arse EIDE drive in a build like this and with your budget would be a crime imo. It's comparable to buying a new Ferrari and sticking used bald tires on it. You can cross reference these items with Amazon and chances are some will be on there and with free shipping. This build leaves you room in your budget to add a SSD...not sure when the new ones come out...I read on here next week sometime. The psu down below is fully modular and allows you to add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 580's for SLI. Also that Gigabyte mobo should be hitting the shelves any day now along with the rest of the revised (B3) P67 mobo's.

That mobo down below runs dual cards @ 16x & 16x not to mention it's the king of the hill for these P67 mobo's in regards to o/c. That Zalman h/s down below is on Frosty Techs top ten list, the RAM is fast and low voltage, etc....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $478.98
Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue Computer Modular Case
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99
ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV1020EWT 1020W (Peak 1120W) ATX12V / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67UD7&titl... $311.99
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 Socket 1155/ Intel P67/ DDR3/ 3-Way CrossFireX & SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&2GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-15I GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Blu-ray Burner BD-5300S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $184.98
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $2,035.90 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... <----- GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 motherboard

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March 19, 2011 5:35:37 PM

Why_Me said:
That mobo down below runs dual cards @ 16x & 16x not to mention it's the king of the hill for these P67 mobo's in regards to o/c.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $478.98
Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue Computer Modular Case
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67UD7&titl... $311.99
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 Socket 1155/ Intel P67/ DDR3/ 3-Way CrossFireX & SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&2GbE/ ATX Motherboard


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $184.98
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Total: $2,035.90 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... <----- GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 motherboard


Thanks, I forgot to say that I don't need any storage hard drives either and I already ordered the processor.

Here's one of the specs on the Superbiiz website about this mobo

Slots: 4x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (two running at x8, Supports ATI 2-Way/3-Way CrossFireX and nVidia SLI); 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slot; 2x PCI Slots

It says two running at x8 and I want two running at x16. Are there any mobos out there that do this?

Was there something wrong with my cooler master storm scout since you suggested a different case?
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March 19, 2011 5:44:28 PM

ufeeboy said:
Thanks, I forgot to say that I don't need any hard drives either and I already ordered the processor.

Here's one of the specs on the Superbiiz website about this mobo

Slots: 4x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (two running at x8, Supports ATI 2-Way/3-Way CrossFireX and nVidia SLI); 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slot; 2x PCI Slots

It says two running at x8 and I want two running at x16. Are there any mobos out there that do this?

Was there something wrong with my cooler master storm scout since you suggested a different case?

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1982&pageID=10038 <--- When PCI-E slots #1 & #3 are used that board runs dual cards @ 16x & 16x. (NF 200). There's three P67 boards that run cards @ 16x & 16x that I know of... Asus has two of them (over priced imo), and Gigabyte has that one. EVGA is coming out with their own here in the near future.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&site=&source=h... <--- more reviews on that board.

That CM Scout is a dandy... I just threw that Antec in there to give you another idea to look at.
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