New November Build

Hey guys I'm going to build a gaming rig next month so I want to see which parts you guys perfer.

Parts:
Case: Haf X or a Haf 932
PSU: Corsair AX850 or Corsair Enthusiast TXV2
GPU: Asus GTX 580 or SLI 2 GTX 570/560
CPU: i5 2500k or the new AMD bulldover
Motherboard: Asrock P67 Fata1lity or an AMD motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX or Gskill Sniper/ripraw
Hard drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 or your pick
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-14 or Coolermaster hyper 212+ (Overclock to about 4.5 on i5 2500k or on an AmD bulldozer)
Dvd drive: Asus DVD Burner

The BUdget is around $1500 without monitor, keyboard, etc...
Buying next month
Want rig to last a good solid year or two (no need to play ALL games on high resolution)
Purpose: Gaming, high def movies
YOU CHOOSE AMD OR INTEL
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  1. For 1500 you should be getting an SSD in there as well.

    Case: HafX $180
    PSU: Seasonic 1000W platinum $239
    GPU: GTX580 $450
    CPU: i5 2500k $219
    Mobo: Fatality or something else $230
    Mem: Gskill 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz $55
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $200
    CPU: Cooler Master Hyper Evo $35
    DVD: Asus burner 24x $20

    ~$1680 - that's pretty much going with top parts and allows SLI with 580
    Fits under $1500 without the SSD, but the above are estimates, you might be able to find deals and sales to get you close even with it.
  2. rvilkman said:
    For 1500 you should be getting an SSD in there as well.

    Case: HafX $180
    PSU: Seasonic 1000W platinum $239
    GPU: GTX580 $450
    CPU: i5 2500k $219
    Mobo: Fatality or something else $230
    Mem: Gskill 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz $55
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $200
    CPU: Cooler Master Hyper Evo $35
    DVD: Asus burner 24x $20

    ~$1680 - that's pretty much going with top parts and allows SLI with 580
    Fits under $1500 without the SSD, but the above are estimates, you might be able to find deals and sales to get you close even with it.



    Thanks for the parts, but I got to ask one thing. Why the CM hyper EVO? WHy not the Hyper 212+. The EVO only has one fan while 212+ has 2 and I actually never seen people use it, only the 212+. Oh and just asking, how is water cooling on a cpu? Heard it's a lot better than air cooling, but in some case it is very bad. What's your opinion?
  3. jackyalvin said:
    Thanks for the parts, but I got to ask one thing. Why the CM hyper EVO? WHy not the Hyper 212+. The EVO only has one fan while 212+ has 2 and I actually never seen people use it, only the 212+. Oh and just asking, how is water cooling on a cpu? Heard it's a lot better than air cooling, but in some case it is very bad. What's your opinion?


    I have the 212+, it comes with 1 fan. The EVO is a new update of the 212+, it has more heatpipes for a little better cooling, but overall it is very similar. There is no reason to get the 212+ since the EVO is cheaper on newegg.

    Don't bother even thinking about water cooling, sandy bridge CPU's are very good temperature wise, you only need a decent air cooler like the 212+ or evo.

    I would recommend a few changes on the last build posted by rvilkman:

    Case: HAF 932 $150
    PSU: Corsair Professional HX850 $169
    GPU: MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III $369
    Mobo: Any Z68 mobo from Asus, MSI or Asrock $150
    SSD: Crucial M4 64 or 128 GB $100-200
  4. ares640 said:
    I have the 212+, it comes with 1 fan. The EVO is a new update of the 212+, it has more heatpipes for a little better cooling, but overall it is very similar. There is no reason to get the 212+ since the EVO is cheaper on newegg.

    Don't bother even thinking about water cooling, sandy bridge CPU's are very good temperature wise, you only need a decent air cooler like the 212+ or evo.

    I would recommend a few changes on the last build posted by rvilkman:

    Case: HAF 932 $150
    PSU: Corsair Professional HX850 $169
    GPU: MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III $369
    Mobo: Any Z68 mobo from Asus, MSI or Asrock $150
    SSD: Crucial M4 64 or 128 GB $100-200


    Thanks for the reply. Very helpful :bounce: I'll accept more suggestions
  5. Bulldozer launches on Oct. 12th. Wait 1 week for prices to drop before you build. Then come back to this thread or start a new one after prices have changed.
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