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Gaming rig with ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155

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October 8, 2011 1:34:36 AM

hello guys i want to build a new gaming rig my budget is around 1500$-1800$ i want something that can be easily upgrade in the future

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: 1500-1800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore Gaming / Some 3D modeling

Parts Not Required: Keyboard,mouse,monitor and Mobo (ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Obviously an Intel processors, Full tower/Mid tower

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Case with window and Easy cable management (i really like corsair cable management)

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a b 4 Gaming
October 8, 2011 2:06:41 AM


These two retailers (Direct Canada & Best Direct) are affiliated, both use the same shipping addy out of Richmond, BC, and both offer free ground shipping. $115.50
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS Black $177.72 MIR $147.72
OCZ ZX Series 1000W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC 80 Plus Gold 83A Power Supply 140MM Fan Black 5 Yr Wrty $208.79
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $29.43
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM $6.60
Coolermaster Blade Master 120 Black 120MM PWM Case Fan 600-2000RPM 21.2-76.8CFM $51.27
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $19.80
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $52.79
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM $189.67
ADATA AS510S3-120GM-C 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Drive SSD $489.69 MIR $459.69
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II OC 800MHZ 1536MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
October 8, 2011 1:20:01 PM

^ +1 to Why_Me 's build.

But, If I am not wrong, the Corsair Carbide Series 500R case only supports mobo up to ATX form factor. since the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 is an E-ATX, you'll need a bigger case.

The Cooler Master HAF-X is good. If going along the Corsair route, Obsidian 800D is a beast of a case that will allows you to go the LCS path with lots of room to build.

Also, if you are planning to stick to the 1920x1080 resolution, I suggest going for a 570 or 570SLI. But hey, it feels great to have the best single GPU card without the problems in SLI/CF ;)  That is why I also got the same MSI TF II NGTX580 to use at same resolution :sol: 
October 9, 2011 9:01:15 PM

Best answer selected by csp836.