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July 17, 2011 11:49:49 PM

looking to build myself a really nice gaming computer and want to hear what you guys think about this layout and if all parts are compatable and any inputs you have would be much appreciated
thanks

Approximate Purchase Date:within 30 days

Budget Range:1500-1800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,downloading,movies,homework

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: none really

Overclocking: within near future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: if know of any good places to find decent price LCS systems that would be awesome as well, and if possible get as many parts red as possible ( not a deal breraker however)

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COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Model #:RC-942-KKN3
Item #:N82E16811119239
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
$189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:p 67A-GD65 (B3)
Item #:N82E16813130574
$172.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



ZOTAC ZT-50701-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card x2
Model #:ZT-50701-10M
Item #:N82E16814500206
$339.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thermaltake TPG-650M Toughpower Grand GOLD 650W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD ...
Model #:TPG-650M
Item #:N82E16817153131
$159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
Model #:BX80623I72600
Item #:N82E16819115071
$299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #:N82E16820231428
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI
Model #:VH232H
Item #:N82E16824236079
$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:UH12LS28 OEM
Item #:N82E16827136232
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 18, 2011 12:31:18 AM

WD black is a waste of money, go for a Samsung spinpoint F3, it is the same performance for half the price. the i7 is overkill for your needs, drop down to i5-2500k if OCing and i5-2400 if not OCing. with this extra money you could get a better PSU and SSD. DON'T GET A CHEAP PSU, YOU WILL REGRET IT.
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July 18, 2011 12:40:43 AM

the PSU seemed good on the specs and reviews, u have any adivce on one that would be better? and thanks for the info this will be nice to save some more money to get some LCS systems in and so on
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July 18, 2011 12:53:03 AM

here is my build:

CPU: intel core i5-2500k @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: AsRock Extreme 4 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: PNY GTX 580 OC edition @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Lepa B850 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR: XFX PRO-850 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: What ever you like, keep under $150

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: Liteon DVD burner @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: windows 7 HP get for under $100, anywhere will do

Screen: Acer 21.5' 1920x1080 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: about $1462 before rebates and postage

you can get a better screen, just look at how much you want to pay... price done with XFX psu (rebranded seasonic) so IMO that is a great deal. if you can get this GPU, GET IT @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... anything i have missed?

EDIT: do you have a screen or not? just realized the monitor res. thing but you do not say if you need a screen or not... also do you need an OS? if not that will save you about $220, that might give you enough to bump up to the GTX 590, which IMO will be GREAT
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July 18, 2011 12:57:22 AM

oops, NO SSD, i knew i was missing something... if you need an SSD, an entry level one will suffice, use the money you saved from not getting that screen (if you already have one)
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July 18, 2011 1:13:42 AM

i will be upgrading my screen, the link for the one i was looking at is above
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July 18, 2011 1:15:16 AM

and the reason i chose the 2 GPU's is i was told that combined they would outpreform the 580 and 90's
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July 18, 2011 1:54:30 AM

but bear in mind, two 580s/ 590s down the line will beat the dual 6870, sure they'll give the 580 a run for its money, but you can't upgrade it later. anyways, it is personal pref, are you going to get a new computer when this one starts lagging or will you upgrade?
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July 18, 2011 2:22:09 AM

Wenqi, pretty spot on advice. However, I would say go dual 6950's. Why? They will smoke a single 580 and cost just a bit more.

Granted you lose the upgrade path, but I bet 80% of the people on here never end up adding another. Plus, dual 6950's are a pretty damn good deal IMO.

And I would suggest a Gigabyte Z68X before the Extreme4, simply price/features.

For a case, I LOVE how the Silverstone RV-03 looks. Check it out! http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Mo...
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July 18, 2011 2:25:33 AM

yea i was hoping to be able to upgrade down the line
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July 18, 2011 10:32:50 AM

if you are than go with my original build, that doesn't have a SSD in it so add this if you can, @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... entry level SSD but IMO it is enough, if you have the extra money go for sand force SSD, even entry level of those will be enough (IMO). the z68x is a nice board, even the cheapest one gives you nice features, IMO get this, supper cheap and offers SLI and SSD @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 18, 2011 1:06:09 PM

^^ No lucid or onboard, though. Still excellent board.
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July 18, 2011 3:19:37 PM

Not for your budget. NO way. The features it offers (mainly the NF200 chip) won't help with your rig. For an uber powerful tri SLI rig, maybe. Stick with under $180 or so boards. More than that doesnt make sense.
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July 19, 2011 12:38:40 AM

aww, but thats a nice red... and you can get like fifty cards in there, imagine that quad SLI GTX 590!!! or quad Xfire 6990s!! how many years will that see you through? (BTW i want to be around when people start saying "1 tb, thats nothing!) but enough of the "joking around" that mobo is open box, so i would stay away from it.

NOTE: can you get quad SLI? on my card (GTX 560ti) it only says dual SLI support
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July 19, 2011 8:23:46 PM

Yes, quad SLI can be done. However, it's totally not practical, it's like getting 4 spare tires instead of one "just in case".
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July 19, 2011 11:57:43 PM

so are you saying that you dual SLI twice?? or do nvidia offer quad SLI on there "better" cards?
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July 20, 2011 1:36:12 AM

Yeah, it's quad SLI. Probably a bad analogy. I was trying to say the extra 2 cards in the config would be left to flounder, with virtually no workload.
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