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Hello all happy new year need help with build.

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January 1, 2012 7:21:23 PM

Hello all

I know this has been asked a million times, but would like advice on a new system build please. Looking to build a gaming rig mainly something that will be upgraadable and last for the next four to six years. Thanks for the advice all.

Price range: $1500 to $2200 pretty firm with this dont want to exceed $2600 at most.

Date: Late January to late February 2012.

Parts not needed: Mouse, Keyboard, or Monitor (unless i can get a sweet deal on a 32 inch 1080).

Case: open to suggestions would like something with lots of room for cables, and nice quit cooling.

Motherboard: Would like to stay with a ASUS board.

Processor: Intel i5 or i7.

Ram: Kingston but not a must would like at least 6 gig preferably 8.

GPU: Nvida 560 or better and if afforadable two of them in SLI mode.

Sound: Would like a stand alone sound card (creative labs)

Hard drive: at most one soild state drive, with one or two 1TB secondary drives.

Power Supply: Something that would be able to run two GPU's now and in the future im thinking 850 w or higher.

Optical: Blue ray, and one read read rite cd.

extras: larger cooling fan, and any other preferables that may work well in the syetem ie.. better ethernet card.

Also running a netgear 802.11g FWG 114P router, may want to move up to a n router of same brand netgear.

Thanks all any other suggestions that you might think would be important to this build would be welcomed. Also would be running OS windows 7 pro 64bit.

Fullmetal2012

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January 1, 2012 7:28:43 PM

Start here and modify a little bit off this proven framework

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-core-i7-s...

Drop down to a 1TB drive instead of 1.5 and that will save a pretty penny. You can get my case for about half the cost of that case and it works really well (PC-K59). That would be another $40ish saved. Get a regular DVD drive instead of a Blu Ray drive and that is another $50 cut from the price.

If you wait till the 7970 gets released it will probably beat 2x 580 SLId and for less than the $1030 price tag on those video cards. It would also have less heat and not require anywhere near such a huge PSU.
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January 1, 2012 9:22:24 PM


For what your asking for being a gaming system under 2K I would go with this

Cases: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 X -- $179.99
MOB: ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 -- $269.99
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K -- $299.99
Ram: Kingston HyperX T1 Series 8GB -- $74.99
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570-- $349.99
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W-- $175.99
Sound:Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium-- $141.99
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G -- $189.99
HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB -- $124.99
Blue-Ray:LG Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support -- $89.99
Wireless Router:NETGEAR WNDR3400-100NAS N600 Wireless -- $56.99

Total: 1954.89

This is a good starting point, The case comes with good fans and is upgradable later. There is even enough room to go liquid cool. The Nvidia 570 will running everything you want right now and you can go SLI later easily. The motherboard is one of the higher boards of ASUS that has room for SLI and a PCI-E card so you can have your dedicated sound card. I used the 1000w PSU so you won't have to worry about upgrading it after you get the secound GPU it will already be for SLI.

Of course you don't mind going a little over budget you can go this way

Cases: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 -- $179.99
MOB: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 -- $449.99
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K -- $599.99
Ram: Kingston HyperX 16GB-- $84.99
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570-- $349.99
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W-- $175.99
Sound:Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium-- $141.99
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G -- $189.99
HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB -- $124.99
Blue-Ray:LG Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support -- $89.99
Wireless Router:NETGEAR WNDR3400-100NAS N600 Wireless -- $56.99

Total: 2444.89
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January 1, 2012 9:25:52 PM

Of course you can use these as a base and play with it but since you want SLI and dedicated sound make sure the mob has a pci-e that is not next to pci-e x2 or x3 or you won't be able to do one or the other.
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January 1, 2012 9:32:06 PM

At this level I have to "try" and spend ya money ..... you don't need many of these things but since ya have the budget why not enjoy the features. This is $ 1,916 add $140 if ya don't already have the OS

Case - $ 270 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 150 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 210 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 83 - Thermalright Silver Arrow http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Ther...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 49 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
HD - $ 150 - Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 209 - 120 GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader - $ 50 - AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - - ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard - - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Save another $140 with the Corsair 500R Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

For $540 on GFX and another $120 on the OPSU, we could do twin 580's..... but for 10% more fps, that's almost $700 and it seems like to little return in investment.
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January 5, 2012 2:22:17 AM

Love the build ideas guys. Last question if I was to get a 32inch monitor/TV what would your recommend to go with? LG? SONY? etc etc...

fullmetal2012
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January 5, 2012 2:24:11 AM

Also JackNaylope will that PSU be able to power both GPU with no Hiccups?

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January 5, 2012 10:41:57 AM

That PSU is enough for 2x 560s.

Viewsonic monitors tend to be highly rated. LG is good too.
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