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June 23, 2011 11:43:08 PM

I know there are probably tons of threads like this every day, but I was hoping that some people with a bit more recent experience than I could offer some suggestions/criticisms for the following build. I haven't put a PC together in years and I'm not as familiar as I'd like to be with modern hardware. I'm trying to keep it in the area of $1,500.

Thanks in advance.

Case: Coolermaster Haf 922 - 99.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k - 314.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro - 209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8gb (2x4) - 83.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video: EVGA SuperClocked Geforce GTX 580 - 489.99 (Planning on adding a second eventually)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Crucial m4 64gb SSD - 119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage Drive: Western Digital 500 gb 7200 rpm SATA 6gb/s - 59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power: Corsair Enthusiast Series 850W - 134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST Sata 24x dvd burner - 19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: 1533.9

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June 24, 2011 12:50:44 AM

Its really helpful if you ask in the format suggested at the beginning of the forum .

If all you are doing is answering emails and playing the 1999 version of Quake you should just give me the $1500 and I will take $800 commission and buy you a Dell .
Or to put that another way

without knowing what you are using your pc for its not possible to give good advice
June 24, 2011 1:48:55 AM

^outlander i think he wants his 1500$ :D 

OP: the gtx 580 sli'd will be like a 750$ investment. i hope you have more than a 1080p screen or that build is wasted.
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June 24, 2011 2:19:05 AM

Right, my apologies, I knew I left some stuff out. I'll add it now to help resolve any confusion.

Approximate Purchase Date: By august.

Budget Range: 1500, but it isn't set in stone.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, image/video editing.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/tiger direct, suggestions?

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Prefer not to.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: yes. I have a dual monitor setup right now using a 1680x1050 22 inch samsung and a crap dell from 2002. I'll be upgrading to something larger as my main with the 22 inch as a secondary in the near future.

Something around the area of this 27 inch 1920x1080 most likely:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Additional Comments: I'd prefer a subdued case with decent cooling/space and a reasonable price-tag. The Corsair 700/800D has the look I prefer, but I can't see spending more than 150 on a case.
June 24, 2011 2:22:25 AM

and the monitor resolution?

This is important because higher resolutions are far more demanding of graphics cards
June 24, 2011 2:26:04 AM

Fixed, I keep hitting submit too early - long day.
June 24, 2011 4:28:37 AM

ok 2 580's (in the future) might be a good choice since their price will go down. but you will be wanting the newer version (just look at the 480).
2 560 ti's will probably be a better choice they give more performance than the gtx 580 for less. you will save some money and put it towards gpu's in the future.

gtx 560 ti- 220$x2=440$: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004XUCCRM/ref=d... it has a good aftermarket cooler on it so you can probably get it up towards 1ghz which will give you gtx 570 performance

i5 2500k 220$- http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-3-3GHz-L... this is the best gaming cpu on the market. most games cannot use hyperthreading and the 15 2500k always matches the 2600k's performance in gaming.

here is a better motherboard for the money 170$- http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-1155-Intel-Motherboard-G...

ram-this is cheaper and faster 75$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd- much faster and cheaper 100$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu- silver rated, cheaper and from a reliable brand 90$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

save yourself a couple bucks buy from here- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=s...

hdd- faster bigger and the same price 60$- http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern...
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