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April 3, 2011 8:54:49 PM

i will be making a new PC and some of the components i have chosen but with some i will need some help

CASE: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
this is the case i think would be the best becasue it has some nice reviews but i have absolutely no idea what i need (PS. would like to go 2x SLI in the future)

PSU: for this i have absolutely no idea

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
i chose this becasue i have read reviews that 6x cores are not really necceassry and not that much of a speed improvement, also i dont run lots of system heavy software, so i dont need 6core.

GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... MSI
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ASUS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... GIGABYTE
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... PALIT
was also thinking about 560ti sparkle (SOC version) but that ones too big and maybe a 6870 but acording to benchmarks, the 560ti outperforms the 6870 almost all the time


RAM: i know i want at leest 6gb ddr3 ram, but dont know what brand to get

MOTHERBOARD: i know i want to go SLI in the future but dont know anything about motherboards, any help would be appreciated


HARD DRIVE: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

April 3, 2011 9:04:31 PM

antek 900 better but the 300 ok too.... what are u gonna do with the rig? gaming if u gaming we got alot to talk about if your new rig is just for low end end user thingys then that diff also...????????? what u gonna use it for? :)  :o  :hello: 
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April 3, 2011 9:18:23 PM

The factory OC'd 560 Ti's perform very close to the 570's. Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game) for the various options (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below

6850 (371/634)
6950 (479/751)
560 Ti (455/792)
6970 (526/825)
560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862)
570 (524/873)
580 (616/953)
6990 (762/903)
590 (881/982)

Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
XFX 750 W Core Edition PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
(2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
2nd GFX card to be added later
Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Upgrade tot he Black Edition of the PSU if will be doing Overclocking above 4.4 Ghz . That would involve a cooler too:


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

If ya have a few $ left over consider the 902 V3 w/ front USB port ... other but to my mind less attarctive alternatives would be the DF-35 or HAF 922
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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April 4, 2011 8:27:44 PM

i want to use this rig mostly for gaming. i wanna play some newer games like far cry 2, crysis, starcraft 2, and lots of other ones and some of the upcoming ones as well, like skyrim(awesome) and some other pretty high system requirment games

also why is the 900 antec case better than the 300 one that i listed and which would fit my needs better?

next i was always and Ati/amd person but will try to switch to Nvidia for the GPU due to better benchmark results but im not sure about the CPU. i was goona go for the x4 3.4ghz 965. also i probably (99%) will not be OCing any of the components due to the warranty so does that change anything?
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April 4, 2011 8:47:43 PM

wouldn't this PSu be better since it has 4 6pins (i will need for SLI) and it bigger (wattage) and is also cheeper

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

also why would i want the 900 mhz gigabyte 560ti instead of the SOC version (1000mhz/2000mhz). also this prodcut has some pretty bad reviews.

next, why is this samsung hard drive better than the caviar 1tb i listed? my has better values 64mb cache and 6gb sata
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i dont think i need 8gb of ram.was thinking more of getting 6gb but i dont know the ram "jargon" so kinda need help deciding which on of these is the best and why the one is more expensive than he other?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...
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April 4, 2011 9:12:26 PM

Pat22 said:
wouldn't this PSu be better since it has 4 6pins (i will need for SLI) and it bigger (wattage) and is also cheeper

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

also why would i want the 900 mhz gigabyte 560ti instead of the SOC version (1000mhz/2000mhz). also this prodcut has some pretty bad reviews.

next, why is this samsung hard drive better than the caviar 1tb i listed? my has better values 64mb cache and 6gb sata
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Stick with the Gigabyte O/C version for $234.99 It has head room to clock higher...yet you do not want to clock that card higher yet until NVIDIA gets new drivers for the 560's. The SOC had to be down tuned for the fact it was having major tearing issues. 900mhz is as far as you want to push those cards until the new drivers are released.

The Samsung h/d beat out that WD on a few reviews. It's quieter, and faster.

For a psu, 750w is more than enough for dual 560's in SLI. Anything more is over kill. Just skip the Rosewill psu's. They don't have good reps in that dept. Look at brands like Antec, XFX, Corsair, Enermax, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling and SeaSonic for a reliable psu.
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