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June 25, 2011 1:53:44 PM

CPU- i5-2500k
CPU Cooler- Hyper 212+
Motherboard- Asrock Extreme 4
Ram- Ripjaw x 1600 2x2gb
GPU- gtx 560 ti
PSU- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850
Case- Haf 912
Case Fans- 4x Rexus NMB-MAT 120mm
Dvd- Asus 24x rewritable
Hard Drive- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
OS- Windows 7 64 bit.

Total
$982.84
Shipping + Tax's
$1,176.90

Newegg.ca

How does everything look? I plan on using this for gaming and internet browsing only. Overclocking to 4.4ghz 24/7. Any suggetions? any input would be nice,

Thanks.

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June 25, 2011 2:04:18 PM

Nice rig, but I'd suggest an upgrade on the PSU. It'll serve to power one GPU, but if you even go on to SLI your gong to need another PSU (the 650TX has two 6+2 plugs, and you will need at least four 6 plugs to SLI a GTX 500 series GPU).


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June 25, 2011 2:13:06 PM

3D? 2560*1440? Dual screens? Having your bank accounts frozen for 2 years after this? Had an SLI setup explode in your face?

If not, drop down to a GTX560Ti/HD6950 and you'll be much happier with cah in your pocket.
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June 25, 2011 2:46:14 PM

I was looking at the 6970 but ever since the gtx 580 came out for some reason I just wanted to have it, I guess cuz I alway's used single card setup's and this card is powerful, the 6970 would shave about 120-130 off the price thou but I feel I wouldn't be happy doingextra more I figured why not, if anything I can brag to my friend I have more ram. as for the psu, your right that it would not be good for sli but I don't plan on using sli at least no time in the near future and I think the gtx 580 will keep me happy for a few years, thanks for the feed back it's all good, keep it coming :) 

I am still considering changing the PSU thou, just incase, better make sure it's good enought, and I was thinking ill just use the gtx 580 until a better single card solution comes out, but then im thinking if it is that much better then the gtx 580 that would make me buy it then it's gonna need a better psu.
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June 25, 2011 3:22:27 PM

Later this year the new 7000 series will come out and your GTX 580 will be outclassed by a $300 video card that will also consume much less. For video cards it's best to get the cheaper ones and keep changing them as opposed to buy the top of the line and keep it for many years.

You can get a 6970 or even HD 6950 with lifetime warranty, use it for a couple of years, sell it and get a new card with all the new features, the hardware becomes obsolete fast, especially the video cards.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Anyway when a 6970 won't be able to play the games, so will a GTX 580.



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June 25, 2011 3:45:49 PM

2 560 ti's or 2 6950's and a quality 750w psu shsould put you below that price with more performance
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June 25, 2011 4:45:05 PM

I never knew about the 7000 series gpu's, I wonder how much longer until they come out, I am interested in waiting now, buying everything but the gtx 580, maybe just buy a 1gb 6950 until they come out, would that be a better idea, also what kinda power supply are the 7000 series cards showing to might need, maybe I should just get a good psu after all. This is good feed back thanks guys.
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June 25, 2011 4:46:01 PM

if I don't bother with the gtx 580 right now, do you think I should upgrade my cpu to the 2600k? and maybe get the extreme 6 asrock mobo? would cost only $150 more.
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June 25, 2011 4:49:07 PM

lynmachine said:
I never knew about the 7000 series gpu's, I wonder how much longer until they come out, I am interested in waiting now, buying everything but the gtx 580, maybe just buy a 1gb 6950 until they come out, would that be a better idea, also what kinda power supply are the 7000 series cards showing to might need, maybe I should just get a good psu after all. This is good feed back thanks guys.

HD7000 is coming out once 28nm is ready, then followed by the GTX 600 series (probably, unless they pull another GTX285) a bit later.

1GB 6950s are everywhere though.
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June 25, 2011 5:31:56 PM

For gaming and the usual stuff the 2500K is just as fast. The 7000 series should be available within a few months and they will need less power than the current generation that's for sure (for the same performance). So, a Seasonic 620 or Corsair/XFX 650 should be able to run any video card.

Maybe a bigger case - you need to remove a HDD cage in a HAF 912 in order to fit a longer video card and the video cards seem to get longer with each generation.

If you plan a 7xxx this year you can get away with a HD 6870 until then
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

You can get some other brand but the XFX has lifetime warranty (need to register the card on the XFX site within 30 days for that) and it's easier to resell. Or a GTX 560Ti from Nvidia, that's about on par with the HD 6950.

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