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New box for around $1000... buying tomorrow. Help!

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August 4, 2011 1:25:07 AM

Starting this in a new thread as requested... really just wanna make sure this build looks good to not just me. :p  Most of the peripherals I already own. The only thing out of this list is a Seagate 1TB HDD and another Win7OEM.

Newegg.com
new pc...


CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Link Depot 6 ft. HDMI TO HDMI A/V Cable Model HDMI-2-HDMI

BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready (CrossFired X2)

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Thanks for any advice you might have!
August 4, 2011 1:55:36 AM

Not sure about the mobo can you post a link?
Get a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ cooler
Get an optical drive
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August 4, 2011 2:24:21 AM

anti00 said:
Starting this in a new thread as requested... really just wanna make sure this build looks good to not just me. :p  Most of the peripherals I already own. The only thing out of this list is a Seagate 1TB HDD and another Win7OEM.

Newegg.com
new pc...


CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Link Depot 6 ft. HDMI TO HDMI A/V Cable Model HDMI-2-HDMI

BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready (CrossFired X2)

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Thanks for any advice you might have!


Told you I would find you :) 

Are you gaming with this build?
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August 4, 2011 2:35:17 AM

I can see a few obvious changes to be made. First of all you have a ton of money sunk into that modular psu and you sluffed on your mobo and vid card. Try using a zip tie for your extra psu cables and grab this one down below. Then grab this SLI/XFire Gigabyte mobo down below...better board and it doesn't leave you with only the AMD card option, then grab yourself a better vid card...like one of the two listed down below. That 6870 you have listed goes for $225 after you throw in shipping cost...which is a total hose job imo. Also combo that cpu with something like this RAM down below. You end up with a better mobo, better vid card, and save money while your at it. Gaming is all about FPS so get it while you can or your going to be kicking yourself later on when you try to play a game like BF3 and your system isn't cutting it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $122.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Virtu, Touch BIOS, Smart Response SSD, 2-Way SLI, HDMI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $64.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99 - $214.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
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

or.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99 - $219.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $269.98 save: $13.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.49 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
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August 4, 2011 3:55:26 AM

why_me, how do you know this is a gaming build?
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August 4, 2011 4:05:00 AM

chillin15 said:
in one other thread, a person was getting a 580 to do video editing....I just want to be sure.

ya but we can always get him a better gpu......
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August 4, 2011 4:27:34 AM

chillin15 said:
in one other thread, a person was getting a 580 to do video editing....I just want to be sure.

That's the nifty thing about these Z68 boards. You can have a video editing/gaming build with a 580 seeing how the Z68 board utilizes the HD on die video which happens to work great for video editing.

So ya, with the Z68 it's a 2 for 1. It's what that board is all about.

Seeing how the OP in this thread has a P67 board along with a 6870 I'm going to go out on a limb and guess it's a gaming build.
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August 4, 2011 11:02:43 PM

Wow, so many responses! Honestly , I didn't do super thorough research on the mobo. I just matched the socket type and made sure it was sli/xfire ready.

I already have an optical drive. To respond to that... Again I already have most of the peripherals. But thanks.

As far as what the machine will be used for... Primarily gaming, image editing, and audio/video edits. Pretty much in that order. Well, image editing should go first. I might add a sound card later... For now its not an issue. I don't do that much audio editing.

As far as the gpu goes... The benchmarks on this site put the 6870 as a higher fps than the gtx 560. That's why I chose that. And the psu I chose for it's supposed reliability.
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August 4, 2011 11:52:05 PM

I mean the 6870's xfired yielded better results than the 560's sli'd. In most things... :p  It also seems like amd/radeon has better support for most things these days. What with opensource and all... (I also dual boot ubuntu). And again the Corsair's reputation is also what I gaged that decision on.

Thanks again for your time and any further advice.

Oh and someone requested a link to the mobo...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 5, 2011 10:09:42 PM

Hate to bump... but just wondering if there are any changes I should really consider before going for it.
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