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August 24, 2011 8:20:05 PM

This rig is in my budget, I've been agonizing over it for weeks. Does everything work together? Is the 580 worth it? Is it complete? Any input is appreciated.

CD/DVD: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner: $19.99

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922: $110. $100 after MIR.

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: $60

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 580: $489.99

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 16GB (2 x 4GB): $55

Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3: $160

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212+: $28

CPU/PSU Combo: Intel Core i5-2500K & CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850: $327. $312 after MIR.

KB: Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard: $44.48

Mouse: Razer Naga Special Edition: $75

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64: $92

Monitor: ASUS VW246H 24": $189.00

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August 24, 2011 8:27:36 PM

MIRs on most occasions take weeks to get.

Try a HAF X case instead. For a few dollars more you get a Case that is just about one of the few available cases that have very much room for upgrades and space.
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August 24, 2011 8:32:06 PM

I budgeted assuming I get $0 back from MIRs. =)
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August 24, 2011 8:38:20 PM

Looks good to me.

At your budget, the GTX580 is appropriate.

I suspect you mean 8gb(2 x 4gb), not 16gb. 8gb is good.

Can you walk in to a microcenter? They will sell you a 2500K for $180.. Instore pickup only.

Perhaps it is best to not chase combo's.
A GTX580 needs 600w with 42a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E power lead.
The Antec high current gamer has 48a and will do the job for only $50.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Can you find the budget for a 80gb-120gb SSD for the os and apps? It will make everything feel so much faster. It should cost about $2 per gb. Intel 320 or 510 is probably the safest today.

Cases are a personal thing. If you love the haf922, get it.
But, there are other equally functional cases out there for less. The Antec 300 illusion model comes to mind. $65 with free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 24, 2011 8:44:29 PM

Drop that 580 in favor of a 570. The 580 doesn't give you increased performance comparible to the increased price. That will allow for a HAF X, 932 Advanced, or Silverstone Raven RV03. You can always add a 570 later down the line. Or even better yet, two 560 Tis in SLI....better performance than a 580 for about the same cost. Either way, that's a well-thought gaming build.
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August 24, 2011 8:47:46 PM

If it were my own build I'd step down the 580 to a 570 ( preferably one with a nice factory overclock ) like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I can't see paying 50% more for only 10% more performance ( 570's are $330-350, 580's are upwards of $480-500 )
12/2010 3dMark including 570 & 580:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-570-gf1...
I wouldnt pay $100+ to close that teeny tiny gap. With a factory overclocked 570 that gap is even smaller.

I might also save $50 on getting a HAF 912 rather than a 922.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Can fit long GPUs by removing upper HDD cage. Still got room for like 8 HDDs. Can add 200mm fans if you want. I like getting these boxes of 4 x 120 fans that are quiet, reliable, and move lots of air. Get 4 fans for $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 850w PSU is probably slightly overkill, I'd back down to the 750w Corsair and go modular.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

yes everything should work together fine, hope I saved you a few bucks. you might consider taking the savings and getting a small SSD boot drive for OS and some day-to-day apps like your browser, small games, etc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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August 25, 2011 6:26:39 AM

Avec said:
This rig is in my budget, I've been agonizing over it for weeks. Does everything work together? Is the 580 worth it? Is it complete? Any input is appreciated.

CD/DVD: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner: $19.99

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922: $110. $100 after MIR.

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: $60

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 580: $489.99

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 16GB (2 x 4GB): $55

Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3: $160

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212+: $28

CPU/PSU Combo: Intel Core i5-2500K & CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850: $327. $312 after MIR.

KB: Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard: $44.48

Mouse: Razer Naga Special Edition: $75

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64: $92

Monitor: ASUS VW246H 24": $189.00

A psu to push two of those 580's in SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $109.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Combo to save a few bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

Alternative motherboard...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <---- a better look at that ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3


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