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March 23, 2011 2:25:55 AM

Ok, I've done it. I have a cart full of Newegg's finest wares. I'm going sleep on it though before I swipe my card tomorrow morning.

Last chance guys, shoot this rig full of holes if you can, or tell me I'm spending $2500 correctly. :)  :) 

I went with an 850watt PS because I may SLI another 580 down the line. I neglected to make a move on SSD for now. I'm waiting for the Crucial C400 release and will probably get that when it arrives shortly. Other than that, please talk me out of this!!!! Actually with my New Egg card, I'll have a year to pay it off with no interest, so there IS that! Thanks. (I already have monitor and speakers).

Intel i7-2600k CPU
Asus P8P67 WS Revolution Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1866 RAM
Silverstone Fortress case
SeaSonic X-850 power supply
eVGA GTX580 video card
Prolimatech Megahelms CPU cooler
2x Cooler Master 120mm fan
Lite-On Blue Ray Burner
Samsung Spinpoint 7200rpm 1tb HD
Lite-On DVD Burner
Rosewill Card Reader
Microsoft Sidewinder x4 keyboard
Logitech G500 mouse
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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March 23, 2011 2:49:56 AM

Are you overclocking? If not, you might consider getting the 2600 instead of the 2600K.
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March 23, 2011 2:56:31 AM

ok, lots of fat trimable here

1) 2500K is $100 less for the same overclock, just no hyperthreading.

2) Get this mobo, only $139.99 with 16x or 8x/8x:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) 1866 ram is pointless. Go with 8 GB DDR3-1333 for $80 or 1600 for $90

4) The Fortress case is overwhelmingly expensive, go for the Antec 300 Illusion, Rosewill Challengerm, the Coolermaster 690II Advanced, or Haf 922.

5) the 850 issfine if you plan to do overclocks and SLI

6) Instead of the 580, go ahead and get two HD 6870s, more than powerful enough. If you want to splurge, consider 6950s

7) dump the $110 in keyboard and mouse. Really, a standard setup will be more than plenty for around $24 for a Logitech keyboard and Mouse.

8) The Megahalems is overkill. consider a Scythe Mugen 2 instead.

9) grab an OCZ Agility 2 3.5" SSD around 80 GB.
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March 23, 2011 3:17:51 AM

This is $2500? What country? Just a gaming machine? What monitor resolution do you plan to use? Do you already have it?
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March 23, 2011 6:05:46 AM

I personally love my Sidewinder keyboard and mouse. Build looks good but you could definitely save quite a few bucks with a 2500k, CM Hyper 212+, CM 690 II, and a P8P67 Pro if gaming is your main objective.

Still, I understand the desire to get the "best" of everything (hence why I got a 2600k)...
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March 23, 2011 6:11:40 AM

hey i would get a min of 1000 watt PSU if you gonna overclock
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March 23, 2011 10:54:24 AM

topsoil said:
hey i would get a min of 1000 watt PSU if you gonna overclock

That would be complete overkill.
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March 23, 2011 11:27:15 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
ok, lots of fat trimable here

1) 2500K is $100 less for the same overclock, just no hyperthreading.

2) Get this mobo, only $139.99 with 16x or 8x/8x:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) 1866 ram is pointless. Go with 8 GB DDR3-1333 for $80 or 1600 for $90

4) The Fortress case is overwhelmingly expensive, go for the Antec 300 Illusion, Rosewill Challengerm, the Coolermaster 690II Advanced, or Haf 922.

5) the 850 issfine if you plan to do overclocks and SLI

6) Instead of the 580, go ahead and get two HD 6870s, more than powerful enough. If you want to splurge, consider 6950s

7) dump the $110 in keyboard and mouse. Really, a standard setup will be more than plenty for around $24 for a Logitech keyboard and Mouse.

8) The Megahalems is overkill. consider a Scythe Mugen 2 instead.

9) grab an OCZ Agility 2 3.5" SSD around 80 GB.



Agree with most of this except the card. 687 is a budget card, clearly you have the funds to get better. At 1920 x 1080 res a GTX 570 would be plenty of power, but a GTX 580 is a great powerful card, don't see you needing to SLI anytime soon though.
Also, no point getting SSD if you plan on getting one yet to be released.
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March 23, 2011 12:00:56 PM

the GTX 580 need power rather safe then sorry
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March 23, 2011 12:28:25 PM

Thanks for taking target practice at my rig. ;) 

I appreciate your suggestions, but they all seem to be suggestions to save money. I'm not worried that my case will cost $150 more than the Antec 300 or that the Megahalems is overkill, etc. etc. I just want to get some nice stuff, sure I'll spend more for it, but really, if money was no object, (to a point), would you not rather have this Silverstone Fortress case over the Antec 300?
I am not going with Crossfire or SLI at this point, but want to be able to move there in the future if need be. By buying 2 6870's right off the bat, I have nowhere to go for the future. With the 580, I'm golden for a while and can shoot for the stars later when there's games that demand more. My monitor is a 28" so 1900x1200 is my resolution for now.



ScrewySqrl said:
ok, lots of fat trimable here

1) 2500K is $100 less for the same overclock, just no hyperthreading.

2) Get this mobo, only $139.99 with 16x or 8x/8x:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) 1866 ram is pointless. Go with 8 GB DDR3-1333 for $80 or 1600 for $90

4) The Fortress case is overwhelmingly expensive, go for the Antec 300 Illusion, Rosewill Challengerm, the Coolermaster 690II Advanced, or Haf 922.

5) the 850 issfine if you plan to do overclocks and SLI

6) Instead of the 580, go ahead and get two HD 6870s, more than powerful enough. If you want to splurge, consider 6950s

7) dump the $110 in keyboard and mouse. Really, a standard setup will be more than plenty for around $24 for a Logitech keyboard and Mouse.

8) The Megahalems is overkill. consider a Scythe Mugen 2 instead.

9) grab an OCZ Agility 2 3.5" SSD around 80 GB.

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March 23, 2011 3:08:42 PM

Are we talking the Fortress 1 or the Fortress 2 here? The Fortress 2's been on my wishlist for a while :) 

I'd get some nicer fans. If you're looking for a nice combination of airflow/noise (to suit the Fortress 2, since that uses quite quiet case fans) try the 1200 RPM Scythe S-FLEX fans. Still a good amount of air, but nice and quiet too. (but I suppose the whole idea of quiet is slightly defeated by the 580 ;) )

If we're supposed to be telling you to buy stuff, then why not get a nice sound card while you're at it. Your ears will be pleased :D  http://www.amazon.com/Essence-STX-Channels-Interface-He...
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March 23, 2011 4:01:29 PM

The Fortress 2, (FT02B-W) with side window.

Why do I need nicer fans? What's wrong with the stock fans? There's 3 180mm fans on the bottom and 1 120mm fan on top.
The 2 fans I listed in my list are for attaching to the Prolimatech Megahelam's CPU cooler. That's all.

Yeah, this is supposed to be a super quiet case and I hope the 580 won't be THAT loud!

Why do I need this sound card? Will not the onboard Realtek ALC889 8 channel sound be sufficient? I have a 5.1 Klipsch Promedia sound system.



Mark Heath said:
Are we talking the Fortress 1 or the Fortress 2 here? The Fortress 2's been on my wishlist for a while :) 

I'd get some nicer fans. If you're looking for a nice combination of airflow/noise (to suit the Fortress 2, since that uses quite quiet case fans) try the 1200 RPM Scythe S-FLEX fans. Still a good amount of air, but nice and quiet too. (but I suppose the whole idea of quiet is slightly defeated by the 580 ;) )

If we're supposed to be telling you to buy stuff, then why not get a nice sound card while you're at it. Your ears will be pleased :D  http://www.amazon.com/Essence-STX-Channels-Interface-He...

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March 23, 2011 6:51:07 PM

as for why the money suggestions, its largely 'get this less expensive part for pretty much the same performance you were already getting. Why spend money you don't have to? alternately, the money saved in one spot could go toward something else (like the SSD)
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March 24, 2011 1:27:15 AM

Yup, what the squirrel said :)  Some (not all) of the parts could be replaced with cheaper parts of the same quality that give 95% of the same performance in everyday situations (like 2600K -> 2500K).

You don't need the soundcard and I'm sure your speakers will still sound good with onboard, but it kinda looks like you're willing to spend a bit of money and if you are, then I think you'll appreciate the difference in sound quality, but it's up to you ;) 
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March 24, 2011 1:14:55 PM

I understand wanting to spend more than you need on a case as it is something you see, but for gaming, when an i5 2500k is giving same performance as an i7 2600k and when an Asus Pro will give all you need compared to an extra expensive mobo it just makes sense to go with the cheaper option. As mentioned above you could then spoil yourself with an SSD
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