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April 17, 2011 4:08:45 AM

Price range 2k to 2.2kUSD
Gaming Use only
SSD(Ill be getting to that later on no worries there)


DVD Sony http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB/Ram Combo:ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 & 2. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 64bit



It was slightly cheaper then 2k because i bought some other stuff while it was on sale so real price is probably about 1900
April 17, 2011 4:19:53 AM

The link in my siggy click on it.

You don't need 12gb of ram, that doesn't help at all in gaming. Especially not MMORPGs. It only helps in archiving, writing files, copying files, etc. etc. NOT mmos, I don't know where you got that info.

Your better off getting a 6950 2GB and flashing to a 6970 to save money.

When your so close to the price of the Asrock Extreme4 P67, that's the better choice. More options and more capabilities as well as features. If you don't think that you want to spend 10$ more on the mobo. This is a cheaper but better motherboard

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

Cheaper but same power supply in essence.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 17, 2011 5:22:48 AM
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Dual factory over clocked gtx 560's in SLI, 8 gigs of low voltage RAM, after market cpu h/s (thermal paste included), Windows 7, and a full HD 1920 x 1080 HDMI LED 2ms response time Asus gaming monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.98 - $89.98 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $174.98 $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $164.98
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $244.98 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $464.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $444.98
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $27.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHA... $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 - $169.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

Total: $1,567.39 *not including mail in rebates

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606 <----- more specs, info, and pics of that CM 922 HAF
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April 17, 2011 5:38:50 AM

if you intend on getting 12gb of ram you need a 64 bit 32bit only supports around 3.5gb of ram
this MOBO is better : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the CPU fan that comes with the i5 SB is alot nicer than that cooler master.

and 12gb of ram is unnecessary 8gb would be more than enough even for gaming.

save your money, the 6970 runs as good as my HIS iceq 5770 1gb GDDR5 turbo for half the price.
April 17, 2011 5:42:56 AM

AMD processors will always be the best bang for your buck for as much as the i5 SB 2500k you can get the top of the line AMD six core at 3.5ghz.
April 17, 2011 5:53:21 AM

samrialj said:
AMD processors will always be the best bang for your buck for as much as the i5 SB 2500k you can get the top of the line AMD six core at 3.5ghz.

AMD cpu's are the "best bang for the buck" if you have a budget of $500 or less.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/2 <---- There's a "pull down menu" there for cpu's. You can choose two of any cpu's to go head to head against each other in benchmarks...including gaming benchmarks. Choose a 2500K Sandy Bridge or 2600K Sandy Bridge and any AMD cpu of your choice. The Intel cpu will mop the floor and then some with any AMD cpu out there.
April 17, 2011 5:59:01 AM

genghiskron said:
nice build why_me. does he need the monitor? here i gotta say something though. in single card setups, 560ti is great, but from what ive seen the hd6950 scaling absolutely smokes the 560 SLI. So much so that it matches (and sometimes beats) the gtx 570 sli.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-sli-3-way...
At $233 apiece:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what benefits do you see from the gtx560SLI?


Why isn't there any gtx 560's on that link you posted ?

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-re... <---- Here's gtx 560's in SLI @ stock settings...not over clocked like the ones I posted.

The thing is a 560 runs head to head with a 6950 1GB, but a 560 can be over clocked through the roof...to where it's actually beating out the 570 in some games and running dead even with it on others. Over clocking head room is what these 560's are all about.
April 17, 2011 6:07:47 AM

i couldnt find a good direct comparison, so i thought the 6950 vs gtx 570 comparison was adequate. Do you think OC'd 560's in SLI can beat stock gtx 570 SLI? Honestly i have no idea but i would guess no seeing as the gtx 570 is a higher tier card of the same family. However, I notice you usually make great recommendations so i was curious as to your reasoning. I understand the single 560 ti OC's great, but my understanding is that SLI scaling is simply inferior to the HD6000 series crossfire (at the moment)
April 17, 2011 6:23:44 AM

The way I see it is 6950 2GB CF>560 Ti SLI
6950 2GB Unlocked CF = 560 Ti OC'd SLI

The 6950 can get to a 6970's perf and the 560 can just about pass the 570 just a tiny bit. While the 6970 performs a little better than the 570 anyway so it all evens out.

6970 vs 570
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=306
April 17, 2011 8:20:32 AM

i should have added i normaly don't OC or anything.
April 17, 2011 12:26:42 PM

Then you defiantly did not need the K series 2500. You should go with a 6950 2GB then, better stock performance.
April 17, 2011 6:00:11 PM

6950 flashed to 6970 correct?
April 17, 2011 9:49:52 PM

^ Umm what?

The 6950 2GB isn't flashed at stock if that's what your wondering. It can be done, on your own note though.
April 18, 2011 11:23:11 AM

Gelock said:
Price range 2k to 2.2kUSD
Gaming Use only
SSD(Ill be getting to that later on no worries there)


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

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB/Ram Combo:ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 & 2. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 2x MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB (in crossfire)

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 64bit




Also forgot wasnt sure about the MB PCIE slots since it would be x8 instead of x16
April 18, 2011 12:49:57 PM

switched it to the sony also forgot to add this monitor earlier.

ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There is a LED LCD monitor exactly same specs but i kinda shyed away from it was scared of too much bleeding with it being led
April 18, 2011 4:04:14 PM

also is the psu big enough
April 18, 2011 4:37:36 PM

Yea your PSU seems fine, it should have enough power to run your system perfectly.
April 18, 2011 10:33:38 PM

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