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March 30, 2011 6:09:51 AM

Opinions on this build? Looking to keep it under $1500 and in a mATX form factor:

ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 - Graphics adapter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MN3HBK/ref=ox_sc_a...

Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039SM0AS/ref=ox_sc_a...

ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QF0VEK/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XOR00I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

Antec Mini P180 Case
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001450OMO/ref=ox_sc_a...

Total here without tax $1432.

I have all the other parts I need (PSU, DVD player, couple of extra HDD).

Thoughts?

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March 30, 2011 7:07:47 AM

That is a sweet build, but the IT market moves fast so given the massive price drop in flash memory (SSD's and RAM) maybe wait a month, could save you some more cash.

If you not fussed then i would buy what you have specified.

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March 30, 2011 7:52:56 AM

looks pretty good. my only advice would be to shop around to get the best prices check www.newegg.com

also the GTX 580 card you have will take up 3 slots so you won't be able to SLi in the future.

just a thought. I have GTX 570's SLi'd in my mATX build and it is sweet. planning to do 3xa surround gaming soon.
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March 30, 2011 5:08:52 PM

jerreddredd said:
looks pretty good. my only advice would be to shop around to get the best prices check www.newegg.com

also the GTX 580 card you have will take up 3 slots so you won't be able to SLi in the future.

just a thought. I have GTX 570's SLi'd in my mATX build and it is sweet. planning to do 3xa surround gaming soon.


but... If you upgraded the motherboard to a P8P67 Pro you would have 2 slots between the PCIe slots and have plenty of room to add a 2nd GTX 580...
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March 30, 2011 5:59:51 PM

pacioli said:
but... If you upgraded the motherboard to a P8P67 Pro you would have 2 slots between the PCIe slots and have plenty of room to add a 2nd GTX 580...



Dude, I think you missed the part where this is a mATX build. only 4 slots total.
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