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Bc0x's $2000 Gaming Rig Advice/Critism

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June 23, 2011 1:09:46 AM

It has been 3 years since I have built a system, and I am behind the times on the latest and greatest hardware. I have posted my tentative hardware specs. Any advice/criticism on what could be done differently would be appreciated. Also, I'm not sure what to buy for some components and have listed what I think are my best options. Your opinions on that would also be valued.

Cases:
CM HAF-X
or
Antec Twelve Hundred V3

PSU:
Corsair HX 1000W
or
Should I go lower on the PSU?

Motherboard:
ASRock Z68 Extreme4
or
Up for suggestions

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K

GPUs:
2 Radeon 6970 in CrossFire

SSD:
Crucial M4 64GB SATA III
or
Also up to suggestions here. I haven't found one that stands out. I'm willing to spend more money here if worth it.

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB

RAM:
Honestly, I don't know. There are way too many options. I need opinions here.

Optical Drive:
LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner

Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14

Again, I would appreciate any and all help. Thanks!!!



June 23, 2011 2:02:36 AM

this is a build that i built for this competition: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312826-31-bestconfigs...

Intel i5 2500k: 220$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE PURE Black P67: 230$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB): 75$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB: x3=840$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD: 60$ http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern...

Corsair Force Series 3 120GB: 210$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

IN WIN Ironclad: 120$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W: 150$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60: 70$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner: 21$ http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=d...

Total: 1996$

type in this promo code at checkout for the ram- DM15JN11US -11.25$

after rebate the ssd is 180$ -30$

+20$ for the case's shipping

-20$ for the psu's rebate

change the cpu cooler to the noctua nh-d14 +5$- http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH...

change the motherboard to this one- http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-8P67WS3&c=F... +25$

that should still be under 2000$
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June 23, 2011 2:25:52 AM

genghiskron said:
hmm. i like the OP's better.

this is the ram id choose (good timings, good speed, good price, good brand) (15% off w/promo code dm15jn11us)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

850w is plenty for that system:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you like 2 6970's over 3 6950's?!
120gb vertex 3 (fastest ssd) over 64 gb m4?!
you are pretty much saying you prefer a slower system.
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June 23, 2011 3:26:17 AM

Still looking for more opinions before buying
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