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New gaming build for friend

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June 17, 2011 8:20:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 35 day or less

Budget Range: 800$

System Usage : gaming only

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor, Power Supply he have 800w ODIN GT, case he have HAF-X, hd he will use 500gb blue and 1tb green

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Parts Preferences: intel cpu

Overclocking: after he up grade to water cooling so it is yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 will up grade to eyefinty

Additional Comments: he will up grade to ssd and water cooling and will have 3 monitor and will do crossfire in the future

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June 17, 2011 8:36:04 PM

Check out my build guide in my siggy for 600$.
No need for the case since you have a HAF X (-55), then you don't need the HDD so (-60) and you don't need the PSU so (-60)
Change the i3 2100 to an i5 2500K +100
Then change the motherboard to this. +45
Get a 560 Ti it's OC'd to the level of a 570. Plus it's cheap too. +100

Total: $670
June 17, 2011 9:25:42 PM

how about changing the mother bored to z68xud4 from gigabyte or Pz68Vpro from asus ?
i still like the one you linked maybe friend will like it dunno really it is cheaper then z68 from asus and gigabyte by a lot
memory he will get Corsair Vengeance 8 GB 1600mhz is it good ?
video card is good but why not get his 6950 2gb for the same price ? i dunno but i will make my friend chose what he want xD
cpu is good also and that what he was looking @
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June 17, 2011 9:51:28 PM

Yeah 8gigs is good just get 1333, 1600 doesn't matter at all. It doesn't even affect the real world.

6950 2GB vs 570

As for the Z68, your friend doesn't need it. Cheaper is better save the money to get the SLI GPU faster. Cheap mobo's don't mean bad mobos.
June 18, 2011 3:34:06 AM

^ even if he will overclock ?

video card i see that most win is 570 but wait can he do sli in future with that video card as i can see it need a lot of power that why i didn't chose 570 i may be wrong

for the mother bored dunno i make him chose also

thanks for helping my friend :) 
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June 18, 2011 8:20:03 PM

It does take a lot of power, but you're current PSU has a great efficiency rating according to AnAndtech's review. Also it's enough to power SLI 560 Ti's OC'd. I just refer to the 570 because the 560 Ti OC'd is better than/equal to a stock 570. But still the 560 Ti OC'd uses less power.

The 6950 2GB OC'd can get to the 6970 if you're lucky. Since you need to unlock it to get there. So far I haven't seen huge OCs with the 6950 so that is why I recommend the 560 Ti, plus it runs a lot cooler and more stable.
June 18, 2011 8:25:20 PM

ok geting 560 ti :D  thank you
June 18, 2011 8:32:46 PM

ok will do :) 
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June 18, 2011 8:36:39 PM

June 21, 2011 2:52:18 PM

Unless he has a direct need for 8gb of ram, you should be getting 4 gigs. It will cut the cost back and most programs don't use that much.
June 22, 2011 3:29:00 AM

^ he already bought it
you are to late xD