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July 29, 2011 2:51:47 PM

So I have been doing alot of looking around for days and I havent found my new system yet, so I figured I would turn to the community for assistance

So far as it stands I definalty want the haf 922 case, and the future ability to SLI with nvidia gtx 460s, with those factored out im sure you guys can come up with great systems for those two I have selected that I will be getting... and lets not try to hit a budget of 1k :)  anything alot lower then 1k would be amazing and the wife would have less to complain about... thanks again for your time




NOTE: this is going to be ofc a gaming pc that will be lasting about 5 years, anything dual core and up (doesnt have to be the new intel or amd chips that just came out IE:sandy bridge, APU) at least 6gb ddr3... im not really picky I just want a great gaming experience that will last a few years and once again thanks for your time.

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July 29, 2011 4:17:41 PM

the case you chosen is a real nice one.whats your monitor resolution.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 220$

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 65$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 60$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 230 or 250$ i dont remeber the price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply 95$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior 150$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM 21$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 160$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total:1000$

please, do you have the gtx 460 or just willing to buy
July 29, 2011 7:23:37 PM

its a definate that im getting sli gtx 460s eventually (but getting 1 to start me off to save cost, the case is a definate as well.

the I5 is not a choice seeing as im trying to avoid the processors that just came out and I know a dual core, or even a quad core is good enough to run games that arent even out yet (and due to be released within this year and or next) so the new intel I# sandy bridges and amd A# apus are out of the question... tho they would be future proof I agree, the price is just to much for me to dump atm, So im looking towards a more inexpensive future proof.

If you know a set up that will play our even most demanding games on the market thats under 1k (and keep in mind the 1k is TOTAL including case and 2gtx 460s, warrentys and dont count in mailin rebates for I will still have to pay for them but will accept them) then you got best answer and I will buy that machine

on a sidenote, this is a pc set up for me and a buddy, were getting exact same specs same price same merchant, so price is a major factor.



oh and my monitors max I belive is 1650x1080 I think, its the acer x223w
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July 29, 2011 8:36:24 PM
July 29, 2011 8:41:19 PM

valdex said:
its a definate that im getting sli gtx 460s eventually (but getting 1 to start me off to save cost, the case is a definate as well.

the I5 is not a choice seeing as im trying to avoid the processors that just came out and I know a dual core, or even a quad core is good enough to run games that arent even out yet (and due to be released within this year and or next) so the new intel I# sandy bridges and amd A# apus are out of the question... tho they would be future proof I agree, the price is just to much for me to dump atm, So im looking towards a more inexpensive future proof.

If you know a set up that will play our even most demanding games on the market thats under 1k (and keep in mind the 1k is TOTAL including case and 2gtx 460s, warrentys and dont count in mailin rebates for I will still have to pay for them but will accept them) then you got best answer and I will buy that machine

on a sidenote, this is a pc set up for me and a buddy, were getting exact same specs same price same merchant, so price is a major factor.



oh and my monitors max I belive is 1650x1080 I think, its the acer x223w


I am curious why you wouldn't want one of the new sandy bridge processors? They are head and shoulders above last gen processors that cost more than they do! (Sometimes almost 5 times more) I understand not wanting new "untested" technology, but Sandy Bridge has been out for almost 8-9 months and other than the early Mobo issues it is a solid platform and pretty much the status quo for building a new cost effecient and powerful system these days.
July 29, 2011 8:45:04 PM

The "inexpensive future proof" will cost you between $250 - $300 regardless of the solution.

In this case it means a sandy bridge Z68/P67 mobo and a CPU ~$250 with i3 $300:ish with i5. = only future proof intel platform at the moment
or
Phenom II x4 955BE + 990FX mobo ~$280+ (= only future proof AMD platform with SLI support, 990X might work too but difference is like $10-20 tops )

July 29, 2011 9:11:08 PM

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

Msi P67A-G45 $100 after MIR [$120]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill Sniper 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GTX 460 $280 after MIR [$320]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master HAF 922 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Earthwatt 650W $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optirarc $20 [May opt for another $20 optical drive]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is around $950 before MIR and all free shipping. I did not choose any combo deals either. You may be able to save a bit more. I used the 460s you want along with the Haf 922 you asked for. Pretty standard build and awesome performance. Hope you have lots of fun. Should be $890 after MIR. Cheers.
July 30, 2011 3:40:24 AM

i would opt a 570 instead of 2gtx460, you can always sli down the road
July 30, 2011 6:59:44 AM





July 30, 2011 7:21:15 AM

gigabyte z68 ud4 & gskill 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 190$

rosewill blackhawk & i5 2500k- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 300$ the rosewill blackhawk is an amazing case for the money

xfx 6970 & corsair tx 850w psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 455$

Lite-On DVD Burner & Seagate barracuda 1tb hdd- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 74$

Hyper 212 Plus- http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... 30$

Total=1049$ mail in rebates NOT included
call me the combo man
35$ in mail in rebates available
the psu will allow you to sli the 6970's in the future
here is another combo that will put you under 1000$ after mail in rebates- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 245$ this is also a good case for the money
July 30, 2011 1:49:01 PM

Thanks for all the replys so far guys, looking over alot of you are choosing that sandy bridge... I may reconsider this, I really wanted to get the pc this week, but if you guys are considering this CPU, I may just have to go for it but will be more time before i get the pc... unfortunatly.


Still going for the haf 922 and and sli460's. About the 570s, I would have to check but arent they close to as much as 2x460s? Ill check shortly. If its better performance for around the same price, hey ill get it ;) 

If anyone out there has the Intel Core i5-2500k and uses this for gaming please tell me your experience with it (I could careless how it works for editing software/3dsoftware/insertsomethingthathasnothingtodowithgaming) and a little setup about your current system with this chip. I Will be reading up more on these I5s today.

Edit: Also was not aware these chips have been out for this long, I was under the impression they came out very recently.
July 30, 2011 3:23:10 PM

well the gtx 460's are a dead end if you got a gtx 570 or hd 6970 and sli'd/cf'd them later the build will last you much longer because it is more powerful
July 30, 2011 5:03:06 PM

valdex said:
Thanks for all the replys so far guys, looking over alot of you are choosing that sandy bridge... I may reconsider this, I really wanted to get the pc this week, but if you guys are considering this CPU, I may just have to go for it but will be more time before i get the pc... unfortunatly.


Still going for the haf 922 and and sli460's. About the 570s, I would have to check but arent they close to as much as 2x460s? Ill check shortly. If its better performance for around the same price, hey ill get it ;) 

If anyone out there has the Intel Core i5-2500k and uses this for gaming please tell me your experience with it (I could careless how it works for editing software/3dsoftware/insertsomethingthathasnothingtodowithgaming) and a little setup about your current system with this chip. I Will be reading up more on these I5s today.

Edit: Also was not aware these chips have been out for this long, I was under the impression they came out very recently.


Valdex: I have the 2600k, but it's performance for strictly gaming is very very similar to the 2500k. Nothing is better than these 2 chips right now for games. Nothing. Not even the 1,000 dollar extreme chips that Intel offers. Also I was at Fry's last night and they had EVGA 560ti's for only 209 bucks. So frigging cheap. This is what 460's cost just back in feb!
July 30, 2011 5:30:25 PM

you are doing wrong things from your money, better go with single gpu solutions
July 30, 2011 6:59:16 PM

^+1 sli 460's is a dead end!!!
a 6970/570 will give you sufficient framerates right now and you have a cheap upgrade down the road to keep the build alive.
August 1, 2011 12:12:31 AM

Still havent decided, looking for more great setups people

So as it stands if I get my pc tuesday 700 will be the budget

if I get it next tuesday 950-1k will be the budget.

With 460s sli excluded (your right if im gonna sli later might as well dump into a great card now and get another later) but WITH the haf 922

As for the i5 2500k after doing some reading and checking benchmarks after benchmarks, this will be the processor we would like to use :) 

Thanks again for your time :) 
August 1, 2011 4:04:29 AM

i wouldnt go with that its only a gtx 560 not a 560 ti.
look at the build i posted before you can get the haf 922 but there are better cases out there for sure. the blackhawk i posted has better cable management and better airflow (5 fans).
change the psu/gpu combo to this- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

August 1, 2011 10:43:22 AM

yes 560ti will be better than the downgraded 560.
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