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October 30, 2011 12:18:29 AM

Looks great!

I'm sure the MSI would be a plenty good board, but I've always had a sweet spot for the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. It retails for about $200.

And actually I would go with the ASUS because the bottom slot is a PCI E 2.0x16, and your video card uses two expansion slots so you could use the extra 8th one on your corsair case, without having to cover up any of your other expansion slots! Here's a link to the motherboard.

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

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October 30, 2011 12:45:04 AM

Hey Everyone! After weeks of research and tweaking I finally came to a conclusion on my build. How does it look to you all? I would like to play Skyrim, BF3, GW2 on ultra settings if possible.


Approximate Purchase Date: By Monday 10/31

Budget Range: $1500ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Surfing, Movie Streaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS (Windows 7 64bit)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, MSI

Overclocking: I would like to once I learn more about it

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future when prices go down a bit

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Here's my monitor http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-8579962678571388362&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=e2241&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960




Case - Corsair Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Mobo - MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130611

GPU -MSI GTX 580 TF2
[urpl]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/url]

PSU - Rosewill Hive 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

SSD - Crucial M4 128G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

Optical Drive - LG CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136228

=$1485 before taxes and shipping.

Also not getting an internal HDD since I put everything else on my external.

I appreciate and feedback I can get :) 
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October 30, 2011 1:12:45 AM

boeing114 said:
Looks great!

I'm sure the MSI would be a plenty good board, but I've always had a sweet spot for the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. It retails for about $200.

And actually I would go with the ASUS because the bottom slot is a PCI E 2.0x16, and your video card uses two expansion slots so you could use the extra 8th one on your corsair case, without having to cover up any of your other expansion slots! Here's a link to the motherboard.

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


I have and really like the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 30, 2011 1:37:24 AM

zhongyan said:
Really good build, I've only got one suggestion
If you're planning for a second GTX580 in the future for SLI, you'd probably need a 850W Psu to be safe like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ya for sure. I am just going with the 650 for now, because I am not 100% on SLI and might as well save some money and upgrade in the future.
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October 30, 2011 1:38:39 AM

boeing114 said:
Looks great!

I'm sure the MSI would be a plenty good board, but I've always had a sweet spot for the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. It retails for about $200.

And actually I would go with the ASUS because the bottom slot is a PCI E 2.0x16, and your video card uses two expansion slots so you could use the extra 8th one on your corsair case, without having to cover up any of your other expansion slots! Here's a link to the motherboard.

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

is there an MSI board equal to this? I like MSI and I like the color scheme on it.
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October 30, 2011 3:34:39 AM

So is the Extreme4. I have one, and there are no features I wished it had.
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October 30, 2011 5:41:03 AM

Cooler Master hyper 212 makes baby jesus cry.
On the other hand Corsair A70 doesn't.
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November 7, 2011 4:16:43 PM

xAnimosity said:
ya for sure. I am just going with the 650 for now, because I am not 100% on SLI and might as well save some money and upgrade in the future.


So I have a Rosewill HIVE-650 PS and (1) Gigabyte 6870 Video card. I am thinking of buying another 6870 card and wording if the Hive-650 will do the job or not? any advise?
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