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October 11, 2011 4:14:43 AM

Hello, I am new here as well as a Novice in Desktop building so to say, I was wondering how my set up would be for a very nice gaming rig. Any feed back would be amazing, im looking to conquer and game for about a year / 2 hopefully 3 with this set up on (highest setting on any game) at first i will be running one 580 then sli with another 580 after i get some more cash, other then that how do you think this set up will do me? (new to building so all the feedback would be amazing I appreciate it!



Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: over a month time or Month 1/2, every two weeks new parts)


Budget Range: (1500)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Extreme Gaming)



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (full tower case (INTEL / NVIDIA ONLY!!)


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes (SLI over time)


Monitor Resolution: (920x1080, 1920x1200)


Additional Comments: (probably tons of leds)

CASE
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119160

MotherBoard
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131702

CPU
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115070

memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231428

Harddrive
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

Video Card
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587

PSU
Mushkin Enhanced MKNPSJL1000 1000W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812012

OPTICAL DRIVE
Haven't found any yet i don't think i like any ideas?

heatsink
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835103099


if anything can or could be better right now my set up is going to cost me about 1,400$ hopefully I have made a good gaming rig, i appreciate it again.
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October 11, 2011 4:35:25 AM

cutebeans said:
Get the i5-2500k, it's the best for gaming since the i7-2600k is just like the i5-2500k but with hypertreading.

Op drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Drop the mushkin and get this 900w Antec High Gamer.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd get a z68 than a p67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thank you cutebeans, and emelth for your response, i will definitely give this a review search, I will come back and select best answer and thank you, once again
October 11, 2011 4:40:33 AM

Mushkin isn't a great PSU or it hasn't been reviewed much but if you see the feedback section in newegg, you would see that only 3 people have given their feedback while as the antec has 400 feedback resulting in 4 or 5 eggs? forgot.

The p67 is a good board but the z68 is better with it's added features and what not.

The z68 is like p67 upgraded version.

Opdrive- well any opdrive is good lol

google i5 vs i7.
October 11, 2011 4:43:51 AM

cutebeans said:
Mushkin isn't a great PSU or it hasn't been reviewed much but if you see the feedback section in newegg, you would see that only 3 people have given their feedback while as the antec has 400 feedback resulting in 4 or 5 eggs? forgot.

The p67 is a good board but the z68 is better with it's added features and what not.

The z68 is like p67 upgraded version.

Opdrive- well any opdrive is good lol

google i5 vs i7.



haha i appreciate the feedback currently im looking at the z68 you linked me but it almost has the same amount of 1 egg's then it does 5 eggs, any idea what you personally think about this board. I'm just so new to building a gaming pc that I dont think I would like to hav eone thats malfunctioning before i can even set it up properly then I will think i did something wrong etc,!

again thanks :) 

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October 11, 2011 4:48:03 AM
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The z68 as i mentioned before is mostly the same as the p67 but it has 2 more features than the p67. It's more or less the same but the z68.

Also, The p67 doesn't have onboard video. So in the rare case your GPU's get fried and your mobo is still intact, you won't be able to use your comp until you buy a new one.

While the z68 has onboard. Buy the z68. it's newer. Kind like the p67 is a 2009 honda(CAR) and the z68 is a 2012 honda.
October 11, 2011 4:49:36 AM

Best answer selected by xTr0yx.
October 11, 2011 4:50:39 AM

haha sounds good cutebeans will definitely purchase this one, i appreciate your help as well as i did the math my 580 and new antec 900wat (630$) with tax will be at my house friday, will put it in this build until i get my new products to fully build my new rig appreciate it

how does this z68 check out for you?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263
October 11, 2011 4:52:04 AM

I would recommend fitting an SSD into your budget.

And it may be worth looking at going straight to an SLI/Crossfire setup, unless you plan on going 2 580's? Just some food for thought.
October 11, 2011 4:57:10 AM

G6ET1987 said:
I would recommend fitting an SSD into your budget.

And it may be worth looking at going straight to an SLI/Crossfire setup, unless you plan on going 2 580's? Just some food for thought.


I do plan on going with sli, never done it before, but im looking at a evga 580 right now, then purchasing another one once i have everything else for my pc build, I think that one should last me on Ultra for about 2 months till i scrap the cash up for my other one :) 
October 11, 2011 4:57:54 AM

xTr0yx said:
haha sounds good cutebeans will definitely purchase this one, i appreciate your help as well as i did the math my 580 and new antec 900wat (630$) with tax will be at my house friday, will put it in this build until i get my new products to fully build my new rig appreciate it

how does this z68 check out for you?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263


It's pretty good if you don't mind the price. It even has an award lol :) .
October 11, 2011 7:17:22 AM

xTr0yx said:
I do plan on going with sli, never done it before, but im looking at a evga 580 right now, then purchasing another one once i have everything else for my pc build, I think that one should last me on Ultra for about 2 months till i scrap the cash up for my other one :) 


If you are looking to go multi GPU then it may be worth looking at the ATI 69xx series as they scale alot better than SLI. However on that note I am sure 2 580GTX's will do you just fine ;) 
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