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August 10, 2011 9:12:21 PM

Hi. After a lot of questions, i've selected the parts for my new computer. If something is not compatible, i'd like you to tell me. And i want you to talk about how balanced this computer is. Thanks.


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Approximate Purchase Date: September-October (Must purchase some things earlier due to limited availability)


Budget Range: Around 1500$ (I calculate everything with Euros, be might wrong about dollars)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the Web, Rare Video Editing-Rendering with Vegas Pro 10, rare use of Photoshop CS5)


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Headset, Hard Drive, Optical Drive


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com (a couple of things will be purchased from other stores in my country)


Country of Origin: Well, i have some relatives in USA, that will buy and send the things to me, at Greece.


Parts Preferences: N/A


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: I would like a powerful computer, capable of running the latest games, and the games that are about to come, in max settings.




Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3GHz

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3

RAM: ORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 80 Plus Gold Certified 850w

Cooling: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System

Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 590 3GB Classified Edition




Is the computer balanced? Would i need to add another 590 in quad-sli, in like the next year? Would it worth it?

Thanks.

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August 10, 2011 9:37:57 PM

you are unlikely to ever need more than a gtx 570

but come back when you are ready to buy because hardware prices will change
August 11, 2011 12:17:35 AM

And with a little bit of luck the next generation of video cards is coming out oct/nov timeframe.

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August 11, 2011 6:48:00 AM

Yeah, it's not sure if they will be released in October or November.

And we don't know if those cards will have bugs, major problems and stuff.

Moreover, what video cards will be released? High-end, which is what i am looking for, or mid-range ones?

So, i am not going to risk it by waiting. GTX 590 would last quite a while with my single monitor i think.
August 11, 2011 5:07:52 PM

GTX590 is just very expensive, since when you upgrade you would most likely be replacing video cards anyway, I would recommend 560Ti SLI.

It gives you pretty much all the juice you will need at a much nicer cost. <$500 before rebates and stuff, and can be had for as low as $400 after.
So it is $300:ish less than the GTX590.

You can spend the money you save on a SSD or possibly beefing up the PSU even more so you will not run into any issues with it down the road.
Like the Corsair AX1200.
August 11, 2011 7:58:37 PM

You can SLI 570s for the price of your 590.
August 11, 2011 11:36:50 PM

I'm actually buying the 590, it's confirmed now.

And, maybe, i'll have up to 3 monitors (that's new), so next year, i will quad sli two 590's


Thanks. everyone.
August 12, 2011 3:17:49 PM

Well since you are going with the 590SLI eventually, get the Corsair AX1200 you will need the extra juice.
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