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August 27, 2011 3:03:05 PM

Hiya

Would greatly appreciate help on building new gaming rig- with best price to value and future proofing :) 


Approximate Purchase Date
: NOW
Budget Range: $800-$1000 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore gaming, Watching movies/TV, Light clerical stuff
Parts Not Required: Monitor, 2x2GB DDR2 RAM sticks (will probably need more RAM), Antec 900 case, Corsair VX 550W ATX (May need new power supply, not sure)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com/Buy.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: NONE, whatever gives me the best bang for the buck
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Possibly SLI? I play mostly MMORPGS, which can be pretty graphics intensive and I want to have the option to upgrade that to future proof my build at least a little!


Monitor Resolution: Currently my max 1680x1050 on my samsung


Current parts I've found so far : (STILL NEED MEMORY- not sure if i need 8 or 16)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
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

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u752735t3246245f9fp0dd0c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16820148442
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


CPU AND GPU IS A COMBO DEAL
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.718080
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.718080
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

TOTAL NOW (NO RAM ATM): $883.95



Thank you!!! :) 

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August 27, 2011 3:15:32 PM

As a gaming rig you do not currently gain from 2600K over the I5 2500K. Go with 2 x 4GB ram and a good storage drive and your current PSU is fine with a single card setup.
(DDR2 ram will not work in that system)
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August 27, 2011 3:21:39 PM

This board down below has the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation vid cards due out whenever. It just hit the shelves a few days ago. btw if you notice on newegg...the one bad review the moron purchased a cpu that doesn't o/c (non "K" cpu)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $69.99 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... $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $256.98
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... $27.99 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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $72.48
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- A better look at that Asrock board

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp... <----- gtx 560 vs gtx 560ti

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html
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August 27, 2011 4:41:40 PM

Why_Me said:
This board down below has the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation vid cards due out whenever. It just hit the shelves a few days ago. btw if you notice on newegg...the one bad review the moron purchased a cpu that doesn't o/c (non "K" cpu)



I feel like too many badges turn people into morons. Which is why why_me :D  u r a moron.
The dude said "Cant get any oc from this mobo and a 2500k. Runs fine at default settings and speeds. I didnt buy a "k" cpu, and this mobo to run everything stock. I will keep trying a few more days, then return time." Highlighted it for u as apparently u can't follow punctuation.

Also I'm pretty tired of u recommending this board in every freakin post. So what that it has PCI 3.0 .. by the time GPUs will use it all the way other parts will come out and everything will change. Most of Z68 chipsets will nopt let u overclock ur K-series (just like that dude bought) past 4 Ghz mark. They are usefull if u do a lot of video processing and need SSD cache. If u want to oc go with P67 and there is no reason to spend extra money for Z68 with 2 PCI when u can get P67 with one and just use one GPU .. like 6950 2Gb instead of 560ti
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August 27, 2011 4:52:06 PM

madchemist83 said:
I feel like too many badges turn people into morons. Which is why why_me :D  u r a moron.
The dude said "Cant get any oc from this mobo and a 2500k. Runs fine at default settings and speeds. I didnt buy a "k" cpu, and this mobo to run everything stock. I will keep trying a few more days, then return time." Highlighted it for u as apparently u can't follow punctuation.

Also I'm pretty tired of u recommending this board in every freakin post. So what that it has PCI 3.0 .. by the time GPUs will use it all the way other parts will come out and everything will change. Most of Z68 chipsets will nopt let u overclock ur K-series (just like that dude bought) past 4 Ghz mark. They are usefull if u do a lot of video processing and need SSD cache. If u want to oc go with P67 and there is no reason to spend extra money for Z68 with 2 PCI when u can get P67 with one and just use one GPU .. like 6950 2Gb instead of 560ti

Cry more...

The price difference on those two boards is the $7 shipping charge. If you don't like me recommending that board then tough sh*t for you...skip my post. If it came down to that Gigabyte board and the Asrock board for the difference of shipping price which was made up with the combo's I posted, it's that Asrock board hands down.

btw what board you recommend for that budget? Come on champ, let's see it.
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August 27, 2011 6:00:44 PM

madchemist83 I am sorry but what you said about Why_Me is totally wrong. he helps people find what they are looking for. If he recommends one board all the time it is for a reason. The m must be a great board for the value.
He helped me pick all the parts for my build, and now I wait for them to come by mail. I know I made the right choice sticking to his advice, and I know my build will be just great.
Also, it would be a lot smarter to private message him that reply of yours, instead of having to waste room and time in this thread.
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August 27, 2011 6:25:27 PM

i havent checked what u guys said but i would say get a i5-2500k and with this money difference get a gtx 570
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August 27, 2011 6:55:17 PM

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August 27, 2011 6:58:56 PM

Why_Me said:
This board down below has the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation vid cards due out whenever. It just hit the shelves a few days ago. btw if you notice on newegg...the one bad review the moron purchased a cpu that doesn't o/c (non "K" cpu)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $69.99 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... $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $256.98
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... $27.99 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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $72.48
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- A better look at that Asrock board

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp... <----- gtx 560 vs gtx 560ti

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html


Thanks! I think I'm going with this build with 2x gtx 560-- I've always had EVGA cards in the past, is there really a difference in quality between the MSI and the evga one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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