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April 16, 2011 3:55:37 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ( May 28 2011)


Budget Range: (4,800) Before


System Usage : ( Gaming and surfing the internet )


Parts :
(1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 990X Processor Extreme Edition (6x 3.46GHz/12MB L3 Cache)

1 x Case ( Lian Li Armosuit PC-P80)

1 x Memory ( 24 GB [4 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair Vengeance)

2x Gtx 590 sli or 4 x palit gtx 580's

1x EVGa V58 Classified 4way sli Motherboard

1 x Power Supply ( 1500 Watt -- SilverStone ST1500 ) or Ultra X4 1600 Watt


(already have 2x 24inch 1980x1080 monitors)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (Florida)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (I really want a good 4way sli with 4 palit gtx 580 3gb cards after seeing the reviews on the gtx 590 wondering which would be better choice also wondering if the motherboard above will be a good choice for 4way sli.)


Overclocking: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: (I don't mind the noise level as long as it a killer pc. this will be my first time building a pc so i wanan make sure that all the parts work with minimal head aches :sweat:  )

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April 16, 2011 5:15:22 AM

lol..listen man..if your only playing on one monitor at that resolution..please do not use 4 gtx 580's or 2 590's..please....don't throw away valuable cash that can be put towards better things..like..umm..college?

besides that, everything looks decent, but wayyyy too much power for that resolution..and pleeease..if ur not gonna overclock then dont think a stock 990x can handle 4 gtx 580's..its madness..no one buys a 990x and leaves it at stock..ur better off getting an i7970 if thats the case..

And dont get an ultra psu...get an AX1200 since your tossin around money like that...

listen..make these revisions and you will be fine

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And..honestly..you can get a more powerful setup with an 1155 setup..unless you wanna saty on this 1366 setup

April 16, 2011 9:09:36 AM

IMHO for $4800 I'd buy a powerful 1155 system for about $800, then bank the remaining $4000. Every 3 years, I'd build an upgraded tower for $800, the 4800 would last me for 6 builds. (eg: untl about 2030!) and be 1000 times more powerful than the build you have proposed here.
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April 16, 2011 4:34:57 PM

^That too...OP you can go hard or go home...if you go 1155 you can use this setup
M4E P67 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7 2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6990 Radeon video card (good for 3 monitors at higher resolutions, and yours)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AX 850 powersupply (if you plan to get another video card get an AX 1200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Dominator ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lian Li armosuit pc-80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ vertex 2 (your boot drive for teh OS..this will make using apps much faster and easier)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

750 WD Caviar black (your storage hard drive for data too big to fit on an ssd)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler master hyper 212+ (this is optional..you can use this instead of the stock heatsink, which is a good idea)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total of all the items are: $2218.91 Before Taxes ..So This setup saves more than half of what you were willing to spend..the rest you can pocket for rent/college/car/[insert other options here]

And, just so you are re-assured with this setup...the processor I've chosen for you matches, or beats the $1000 990x in most games, applications, etc. Take a look at the comparison below...

2600K vs 980x (the 980x is pretty much the same as 990x minus the slight revision and 200mhz bump )

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=142

Funny how a $300 chip matches and beats the 980x huh...especially considering its a 6 core.




April 16, 2011 4:49:01 PM

Way too overkill for just gaming and surfing the internet. I would say spend some good cash on a high quality case with lots of room and a high quality psu with a long warranty as these are the parts that can be reused in future builds and, as stated above don't go with a mad 4 way sli machine with a hexacore and 24gb of ram that's like throwing your cash in the trash.

I would also like to add that, since it's your first build don't spend $4000+ on it because anything can go wrong so, i would recommend building a system in between $800-$1200 (as said by screwysqrl) it should be sufficient for gaming and internet browsing.

Here is the build for $1,086.92 Before rebates shipping etc.

Cpu+Hsf: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case+Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo+Gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Psu+Hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
April 16, 2011 5:23:05 PM

Third Power said:
Approximate Purchase Date: ( May 28 2011)


Budget Range: (4,800) Before


System Usage : ( Gaming and surfing the internet )


Parts :
(1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 990X Processor Extreme Edition (6x 3.46GHz/12MB L3 Cache)

1 x Case ( Lian Li Armosuit PC-P80)

1 x Memory ( 24 GB [4 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair Vengeance)

2x Gtx 590 sli or 4 x palit gtx 580's

1x EVGa V58 Classified 4way sli Motherboard

1 x Power Supply ( 1500 Watt -- SilverStone ST1500 ) or Ultra X4 1600 Watt


(already have 2x 24inch 1980x1080 monitors)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (Florida)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (I really want a good 4way sli with 4 palit gtx 580 3gb cards after seeing the reviews on the gtx 590 wondering which would be better choice also wondering if the motherboard above will be a good choice for 4way sli.)


Overclocking: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: (I don't mind the noise level as long as it a killer pc. this will be my first time building a pc so i wanan make sure that all the parts work with minimal head aches :sweat:  )



Well if you really want to spend that money, go for it! Whoever tells you that 1155 is better, just remember you are the one with the Hexa-Core CPU and your stock clock is almost 3.5Ghz so your setup will be extremely powerful. If you are going with 2 GTX590's, I recommend buying a nice 30'' + 2560x1600 monitor for gaming. Your graphics setup, weather you get 4x 580 or 2x 590 will easily be able to handle 2560x1600 and can even get two and three of those monitors. Im not sure about your motherboard, just make sure you get one with SATA/USB 3 support.

I do however think that 24GB of ram is overkill, you should downgrade to 12GB of ram (which is still overkill but within reasonable levels). Also, you need to make sure you get an SSD...and with a 5k budget, it better damn be a good SSD.

And you don't really need to overclock that 990x, because its stock clock is very high, but its designed for overclocking and you'll be easily able to push it over 4Ghz I think so if you decide to one day, get a nice cooler and mess with the 990x.
April 16, 2011 6:21:17 PM

blackhawk1928 said:
Well if you really want to spend that money, go for it! Whoever tells you that 1155 is better, just remember you are the one with the Hexa-Core CPU and your stock clock is almost 3.5Ghz so your setup will be extremely powerful. If you are going with 2 GTX590's, I recommend buying a nice 30'' + 2560x1600 monitor for gaming. Your graphics setup, weather you get 4x 580 or 2x 590 will easily be able to handle 2560x1600 and can even get two and three of those monitors. Im not sure about your motherboard, just make sure you get one with SATA/USB 3 support.

I do however think that 24GB of ram is overkill, you should downgrade to 12GB of ram (which is still overkill but within reasonable levels). Also, you need to make sure you get an SSD...and with a 5k budget, it better damn be a good SSD.

And you don't really need to overclock that 990x, because its stock clock is very high, but its designed for overclocking and you'll be easily able to push it over 4Ghz I think so if you decide to one day, get a nice cooler and mess with the 990x.


Look dude i don't want to be rude but.. your like telling him to just waist his money..

Also i7 980x vs i7 2600k : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=287
April 16, 2011 7:50:06 PM

Here's my current list of excellent PC parts (not including Monitors)-

CPU- i7 2600K ($330), or the 990x ($1000), or 2x Xeon 5690s ($3399.98), or wait until SB-E/Bulldozer

GPU- 2x-4x EVGA GTX 580 3GB editions- whenever they come out...(<=$1200 [for 2], or <=$2400 [for 4]) [DO NOT get the 590 if you want 3GB of VRAM! {it only has 1.5GB usable}]

Mobo- Asus P8P67 WS Revolution- with NF200 for 2x16 SLI ($259.99), or Asus Maximus IV Extreme- like the WS Rev, but better ($364.99), or an X58 mobo- Rampage III Extreme?, or EVGA SR-2 ($600), or wait until SB-E/Bulldozer

RAM- 16GB [4x4GB] G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 CAS 7 ($299.99), or G.Skill Sniper Turbulence II 24GB [6X4GB] DDR3 1600 CAS 7 ($599.99), or something better

SSD- OCZ RevoDrive X2 MLC 960GB ($3159.00), or 2x OCZ Vertex 3 MLC 480GB [in RAID 0] ($3799.98), or 2x OCZ Z-Drive R2 SLC 512GB [in RAID 0? {they are PCI-E}] ($18,298), or something better/cheaper :) 

Case- Corsair Obsidian 800D ($274.99), or something better?

Cooling-
HSF- Megahalems Rev. B ($69.99)
Fans- 2x Noctua 120mm ($50)
or
Water Cooling [definitely get this if you are going to have >2 580s] (est. $800 for ultra water cooling)

Optical Drive- Lite-On Blu-ray Burner BD-R 12x with 8MB cache, and Lightscribe, or something else...($136.99)

PSU- Corsair 1200w Modular ($279.99), or Silverstone 1500w [Modular?] + Corsair 850w Modular [for SR-2] ($379.99+$164.99), or something else...

Wifi- Generic Wireless-N internal card ($30?)

Sound- Creative X-Fi Titanium HD ($150.99), or something better

Speakers- Logitech Z-5500 5.1 ($345.99), or something better

Keyboard- Logitech G19 ($169.99)

Mouse- R.A.T. 7 ($75.99), or R.A.T. 9 [wireless] ($139.99)

Total- $6833.90-$24,821.91 (lol?)

This could definitely be put into your budget, with some minor changes.

April 16, 2011 11:28:42 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extrem... <----- 2600K ftw

This build includes dual factory over clocked gtx 580's in SLI, a mobo that runs dual cards @ 16x & 16x, low voltage RAM, 240GB Revo, Frosty Tech top 10 rated cpu h/s, etc...btw those fans in this build are the optional fans for that case thus giving you the best cooling possible.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 - $179.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $21.99
COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $8.99
COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm Silent operation Red LED case fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $8.99
COOLER MASTER R4-SPS-20AK-GP 80mm Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99
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.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$25.00 Combo Price: $429.98
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $314.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

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

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... $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... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $569.00 FREE SHIPPING
OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240 PCI-E 240GB PCI-Express x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $3,000.00 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...
April 17, 2011 1:27:51 AM

Third Power said:
Approximate Purchase Date: ( May 28 2011)


Budget Range: (4,800) Before


System Usage : ( Gaming and surfing the internet )


Parts :
(1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 990X Processor Extreme Edition (6x 3.46GHz/12MB L3 Cache)

1 x Case ( Lian Li Armosuit PC-P80)

1 x Memory ( 24 GB [4 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair Vengeance)

2x Gtx 590 sli or 4 x palit gtx 580's

1x EVGa V58 Classified 4way sli Motherboard

1 x Power Supply ( 1500 Watt -- SilverStone ST1500 ) or Ultra X4 1600 Watt


(already have 2x 24inch 1980x1080 monitors)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (Florida)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (I really want a good 4way sli with 4 palit gtx 580 3gb cards after seeing the reviews on the gtx 590 wondering which would be better choice also wondering if the motherboard above will be a good choice for 4way sli.)


Overclocking: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: (I don't mind the noise level as long as it a killer pc. this will be my first time building a pc so i wanan make sure that all the parts work with minimal head aches :sweat:  )


Dude forget these nooblords, I built you a bombass PC for almost the exact same price, but even better
Check it
April 17, 2011 1:38:06 AM

farsuka said:
Dude forget these nooblords, I built you a bombass PC for almost the exact same price, but even better
Check it
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/6387/40008000whatsthediff.png

You don't even have the correct RAM for that board. You have triple channel RAM for a dual channel board. Now unless you plan on sticking two sticks together in the same RAM slot ...LOL... scram now and troll somewhere else before someone spanks you for being out past your curfew. Come back when you have it figured out, until then watch, learn, and don't give any advice on here until you learn your left hand from your right.
April 17, 2011 1:41:22 AM

Why_Me said:
You don't even have the correct RAM for that board. You have triple channel RAM for a dual channel board. Now unless you plan on sticking two sticks together in the same RAM slot ...LOL... scram now and troll somewhere else before someone spanks you for being out past your curfew. Come back when you have it figured out, until then watch, learn, and don't give any advice on here until you learn your left hand from your right.

You OBVIOUSLY don't realize i edited my post. It's better now (And cheaper!)
April 17, 2011 2:12:12 PM

mrhoshos96 said:
Look dude i don't want to be rude but.. your like telling him to just waist his money..

Also i7 980x vs i7 2600k : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=287


If you're talking about the CPU being the: "waist" here...I hope you realize, the 1366 platform has higher bandwidth for PCI-E slots which can matter when using a really high end graphics setup...like right now. Not just that but any software that good with multi-cores...weather it be 4 or 6 cores, a 990x will have a huge advantage and whoop the 1155cpu's ass. Even when talking about software that uses 4 cores...not only does the 990x have a higher clock but you can move your background tasks/serves/processes on two cores and use the other 4 cores as a sole deticated place for the software, the quad-core cpu's cannot do that.
April 17, 2011 4:16:30 PM

lol..im pretty sure i posted a 2600k vs 980x benchmark man...no need to be redundant here...and OP isn't acknowledging the post so there is no need to bicker..i gave up on it..at least until he/she posts back...

And yes, that build is absolutely absurd...GTFO
April 17, 2011 4:35:02 PM

I agree with screwysquirrel: build a topped out 1155 (17 2600K) with aa ATI 6990, raid two 256 SSDs (in raid 0) as your boot drive, add a 2 TB WD Caviar Black for storage, add a toped out blue ray burner, go for 4 X 4GB Corsair vengence RAM and save a bundle to keep upgrading the system.

While the 1366 is a good platform it will not whup any 1155's butt in gaming--gaming hasn't gone to 6 processors.

If you are doing intense CPU apps the hex core is superior, but the design of sandy bridge is better for most applications-- PERIOD. Sandy bridge has less latency because of its architechture, and beats the 1366 in SLI & Crossfire.

April 17, 2011 4:37:30 PM

asantesoul said:
lol..im pretty sure i posted a 2600k vs 980x benchmark man...no need to be redundant here...and OP isn't acknowledging the post so there is no need to bicker..i gave up on it..at least until he/she posts back...

And yes, that build is absolutely absurd...GTFO

Good point, i was just trying to prevent him from giving people wrong information.
April 17, 2011 5:11:45 PM

chesteracorgi said:
I agree with screwysquirrel: build a topped out 1155 (17 2600K) with aa ATI 6990, raid two 256 SSDs (in raid 0) as your boot drive, add a 2 TB WD Caviar Black for storage, add a toped out blue ray burner, go for 4 X 4GB Corsair vengence RAM and save a bundle to keep upgrading the system.

While the 1366 is a good platform it will not whup any 1155's butt in gaming--gaming hasn't gone to 6 processors.

If you are doing intense CPU apps the hex core is superior, but the design of sandy bridge is better for most applications-- PERIOD. Sandy bridge has less latency because of its architechture, and beats the 1366 in SLI & Crossfire.


Umm...first of all, 1155 doesn't beat 1366 in sli/crossfire...it doesn't necessarily lose a whole lot..but, it isn't top dog for sli/crossfire...if you want optimal performance you would get a 1366 build..the platform is more stables, bios are more mature..and it works out better... the bandwidth issue isn't such a big deal, and is negligible..but, 1155 isn't the platform if your looking to run 3 580's...

Secondly, forget putting ssd's in raid 0...is it really worth forking over an additional $300 for performance you won't see...sure, raid 0 with ss'd looks fantastic on paper..but, a good single ssd will deliver performance without having to waste money.. the chips for the current sandy bridge offerings are great..the motherboards..not that impressive
April 18, 2011 1:31:07 PM

asantesoul said:
Umm...first of all, 1155 doesn't beat 1366 in sli/crossfire...it doesn't necessarily lose a whole lot..but, it isn't top dog for sli/crossfire...if you want optimal performance you would get a 1366 build..the platform is more stables, bios are more mature..and it works out better... the bandwidth issue isn't such a big deal, and is negligible..but, 1155 isn't the platform if your looking to run 3 580's...

Secondly, forget putting ssd's in raid 0...is it really worth forking over an additional $300 for performance you won't see...sure, raid 0 with ss'd looks fantastic on paper..but, a good single ssd will deliver performance without having to waste money.. the chips for the current sandy bridge offerings are great..the motherboards..not that impressive



actually, 1155 does beat 1366 in SLI/Crossfire, as the 3 part article in toms last week proved.

Crossfire:



SLI:




you can see, P67 is ALWAYS ahead in Crossfire, and in single or triple SLI its faster, in dual SLI its less than 1% difference, single cards lose a bit with the NF200 chipset due to processing delays
April 25, 2011 2:27:36 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
actually, 1155 does beat 1366 in SLI/Crossfire, as the 3 part article in toms last week proved.

Crossfire:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/G/8/287000/original/image045.png

SLI:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/F/L/286977/original/image021.png


you can see, P67 is ALWAYS ahead in Crossfire, and in single or triple SLI its faster, in dual SLI its less than 1% difference, single cards lose a bit with the NF200 chipset due to processing delays




Thanks for all the great post. I've been keeping up on all the builds and info you all linked to before i make a solid decision. I will more than likely have to get a bigger monitor or just a huge tv with hdmi cabling 240 to 400hz afterwards. Thanks alot all. Peace
April 25, 2011 9:43:42 PM

Np...enjoy your computer
!