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Awaiting green light to buy gaming rig advice needed

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January 5, 2012 11:34:19 PM

hi this my final config is there any way to drop $ 670 less on this and keep the same config maybe different brands also please do not advice me other parts i am already decided this is my config
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Computer Case with 4 Fans
$289.99

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
$259.98($129.99 each)

D-Link DWA-556 PCI Express Xtreme Desktop Adapter
$54.99
EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB
$559.98($279.99 each)
CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
$5.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$124.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 PC3 14900
$129.99

G.SKILL 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card w/ SD Adapter
$0.00

Asus sabertooth p67
-$5.00 Instant

$199.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
$319.99

Codemasters Operation Flashpoint: Red River PC Game

$0.00

LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model LightScribe Support
$59.99

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$219.98 $109.99 each

CORSAIR H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
$119.99

Samsung T23A750D 3D Backlit Monitor
$399.99 Free 2 Day Shipping

Grand Total:

$2,780.57 :bounce: 
January 6, 2012 12:47:34 AM

bump
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January 6, 2012 12:34:01 PM

bump bump
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January 6, 2012 12:54:33 PM

Nobody in their mind would advise you to switch to off brand parts on a machine where you are clearly demanding so much. The biggest wastes on your machine are the case, the processor, the ram, and the hard drives. Also I don't recommend two 560 for 3d, but you don't want to hear any of that.
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January 6, 2012 12:58:46 PM

huh get your facts straight and help me think here
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January 6, 2012 12:59:12 PM

Why don't you just get a single GTX 580 or GTX 590.
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January 6, 2012 1:01:46 PM

2 560's can out preform those
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January 6, 2012 1:07:13 PM

nick3232 said:
huh get your facts straight and help me think here


Excuse me?

Look, your super expensive case is totally unnecessary you get a great case for easily 200 bucks less. You probably want a 2500k and not a 2600k. Very few applications really need or use more than 4 cores. Your ram is a probably a bit excessive. You could probably do just fine with 8GB. As far as your video cards go, if want to game at 1920x1200 with stuff turned up and in 3d you are gonna want more power than 2 560's. I would suggest 2 570's in SLI.
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January 6, 2012 1:09:34 PM

If you just going to game you can drop your cpu to a i5-2500k (planning on OC'ing??) and 8GB of RAM instead of 16, get another case can save you 100 easy.
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January 6, 2012 1:23:35 PM

Don't bump your own thread. I agree with Spasmolytic. This machine has "waste" written all over it; you've gone past the point of diminishing returns in a lot of areas.
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January 6, 2012 1:31:49 PM

ok you wanna go this way put your sugested parts including monitor on wishlist and see how much less money than mine is it doubt its gonna be alot less than mine
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January 6, 2012 1:47:47 PM

nick3232 said:
ok you wanna go this way put your sugested parts including monitor on wishlist and see how much less money than mine is it doubt its gonna be alot less than mine


It'd be very easy to make it less than yours, as most of us probably wouldn't do dual SSDs and dual HDDs (ESPECIALLY 1TB HDDs right now) on just a gaming system.

But... since you don't want us to change your parts... really the only thing i can suggest is case and maybe... 500gb HDDs instead of 1TB...
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January 6, 2012 2:00:05 PM

ok its very easy you make it then and gimme total if its that much less i ll give you a trophy
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January 6, 2012 2:09:29 PM

nick3232 said:
ok its very easy you make it then and gimme total if its that much less i ll give you a trophy


I just told you how. Obviously you don't want help and are convinced that your system is already at its peak, so I think we'll leave you alone to solve your own issues.

Once you can take advice on an altered build, maybe we can talk.
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January 6, 2012 2:13:11 PM

i told you to alter it i told you to go ahead and make your build that is supposely alot cheaper than mine
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January 6, 2012 2:18:06 PM

What a D-Bag. The more money then sense works for this post.

2-560's will not out perform a 590 and in many games not even a 580. I am still not a fan of sli or crossfire, but that is just my opinion.

2600 is overkill if your only gaming. Would only need this if your using applications that could take advantage of the multi-threading

In this market HDD's are still over priced. Go with (1) 1TB drive.

I would never spend $300 on a case $150 max but to each their own.

If you appreciated the advice I would take the time to detail your savings with links but meh.
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January 6, 2012 2:20:23 PM

If you can't see how getting a cheaper case, i5-2500k, 8GB RAM as opposed to 16GB, dropping to a smaller HDDs/one HDD, and only one SSD drops the price... then I don't know what to tell you.
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January 6, 2012 2:21:48 PM

i appreciate your answer execpt calling me d-bag help me with links cmon help a d-bag out
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January 6, 2012 3:05:12 PM

@nick

You are asking people to help you save money, yet you are refusing to switch any parts for something else? You don't offer any info behind why you picked your parts besides the title of the thread which says it's to be a gaming rig.
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January 6, 2012 3:16:29 PM

i could switch parts also yea its gonna be a gaming rig reason for lots for storage is that i have about 1tb in movies and stuff
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January 6, 2012 3:21:33 PM

Here: Total before mail-in's is $1,693.89 minus your monitor, so add back in $399.99

New total: $2,093.88 (50 in mail-in's should cover shipping plus some back in pocket)

Add another hard drive if you really need the space right now, or wait a few months and hope they drop in price, at least they should get somewhat closer to what they were before the flooding.

This is all without looking for any deals, took 5 minutes on newegg to put this together
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January 6, 2012 3:27:39 PM

thats empty sir
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January 6, 2012 4:05:08 PM

Looking at what you provided, and reading the thread, I do not really know what parts to suggest to you. So, I'll just make some suggestions.

The first two things to go are your case, and your CPU. The Level 10 case is for someone who doesn't have to worry about how much money they have to spend, same goes for the 2600k. The 2500k will be more than enough.
*** Should save you $100 - $200 based on what case you go with ***

Second, Hard drives are really expensive right now. So, either find a way to store your movies, such as burning them onto DVDs or just get rid of the ones you do not want. Just get one of the hard drives that you listed.
*** you'll save $100, if you plan on getting DVDs to burn your movies that is ***

Since you are only gaming go with 8GB of RAM. You can choose any brand you like, just try and get RAM that run at 1600mhz. I have 8GB of RAM right now and with Skyrim, Skyrim MODS, GPU-Z, CPU-Z, and other benchmarking/overclocking applications open I still have not gone pass 6GB so you will be fine with 8GB. Go with these since you seem to want G-Skill RAM. 8GB (2X4GB) G-Skill 1600 RAM
*** You just saved $70 ***

As for your GPUs and monitor. If you want to save money then just go with a single card setup and a 24in - 30in monitor. No need to go for 3D unless if you really do have the money. That is for you to decide if you want to spend most of your money in this department or not.

In conclusion, if you go with my suggestions you should save around $200 - $300. That is if of course you are still planning on running dual GPU and a 3D monitor. If you go with my suggestion on that as well you should save at least $600 like you asked us to help you with.
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January 6, 2012 4:19:37 PM

Sorry the link didn't work right but here are the parts:

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811139005
$169.99

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131790
$199.99

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130587
$499.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139022
$129.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
$219.99

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227725
$104.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428
$44.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
$149.99

SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L/RSBP LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827151232
$53.99

D-Link DWA-556 PCI Express Xtreme Desktop Adapter
Item #: N82E16833127218
$54.99

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
Item #: N82E16835118074
$64.99

Hopefully those all work
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January 28, 2012 1:09:59 AM

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January 28, 2012 9:54:22 AM

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