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Suggestions on a New Higher End Gaming Build

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July 18, 2011 5:50:20 AM

I'm interested in the 1155 Socket , SandyBridge setup.
Here are the current parts I have to in corporate, and Peripherals I have covered already ,need monitor I would like 27".lower response as possible, would like one with a good stand for some reason the stands on my monitors are a big deal to me.
Listening to all suggestions on parts and other thougts ect...
Money left to spend about 1k. Would like to save where I can lol.
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Parts I have
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-EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
-LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
-2x Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (RAID 0)
-CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler


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July 18, 2011 11:03:47 AM

Well obviously you will need a CPU that can be overclocked and a good motherboard to do that with.
Then a DVD drive would also be handy so:

CPU:i5 2500k $220
MB: Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 $190
DVD: Sony 24x DVD+/-RW $19

Total: ~$430

Leaves you $570 for a 27" monitor and possibly an SSD if you want one.
The monitors seem to be about $260-$400 1-3ms response times( for the reasonable ones anyway )
Samsung P2770FH seems to have the lowest $299

that generally leaves you with $200-270 for an SSD if you want one and that amount of money gets a good SataIII 120GB model.
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July 18, 2011 8:24:38 PM

Is the i7 2600k worth the price difference because I've seen them going for around 280 now. As for SSD's would 64gb be enough for a OS BOOT, and a few games you think?

Me also likely this to finish out the build

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers 300 cd/m2 100,000 :1 (ASCR)


Thoughts about anything better for price/performance ratio?
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July 18, 2011 8:58:29 PM

The i7 2600k won't really help you any in gaming scenarios but it is a better processor, so if you want it, it will do everything the i5 2500k will.

As for the SSD if you want to go for something which installs a few games, that depends a lot on the games. I would choose a 120GB model if you plan to install much more than the OS and the most used applications.
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