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February 16, 2012 5:57:33 PM

Hi all!

My name is Leon and this is the first time i post in Tom's Hardware to ask you guys about my new rig! Although I'm not much of a tech-savvy guys but i do know a little, and i want to learn as much as i can, not just asking about what parts to buy but to learn more about it. So here is my plan:

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Approximate Purchase Date:From here (02/19) to the end of this week (02/25)

Budget Range: $1200 (can go up to $1250 but not more than that)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, I'm doing a little bit of 3D Rendering (3DsMax, Maya 3D, AutoCAD).

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speaker, Keyboard, Mouse

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

Country: U.S

Parts Preferences: Intel Processors, Nvidia Graphic Cards (I want to know more options with Radeon also)

Overclocking: Maybe (not right now but maybe after i can afford liquid cooling???)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (its really depend on what you suggested :)  )

Additional Comments: I would like solid rig that can withstand high settings on most game for 2 years :)  also i want it as quite as possible (although its not important just an option)

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Here is what i thought:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 - $229.99
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 - $204.99
Video Card: Need suggestion :p 
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz - $44.99
HDD: Not really sure, want at least 1TB but considering the option of running an additional SSD (Can buy another hard drive later)
Case: Need suggestion :p 
PSU: Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified (CMPSU-850HX) – $174.99 - Its really depend on the SLI or Crossfire.
DVD-RW: ASUS 24X DVD Burner – $22.99

Total: $677.95 so far

Thank for your help in advance :D 
February 16, 2012 6:09:33 PM

For your RAM, go with 16GB (you can get 2x the same bundle)

As for your CPU, your 3D rendering software really can use the hyperthreading from the i7-2600k. Consider it if your budget can handle it and if you really need it (depending on how much you use this software...)

For the additional SSD, always useful if your budget can use it. Check out Mushkin Essentials Chronos Deluxe or Crucial M4 drives.
HDD: check out Seagate Barracuda or WD Caviar Black 6.0Gbps depending on your budget.

Case: I don't really know any cases good for water cooling

As for your GFX... AMD Radeon HD6950?
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February 16, 2012 6:14:35 PM

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Case: I don't really know any cases good for water cooling


I would not go water cooling - PERIOD on a $1200 build. Water cooling can not only have long term damaging effects to your system but it will also be warranty voiding from not only Intel, but probably Asus, Western Digital, any video card MFG, you name it. If something goes wrong with a liquid cooling setup - there go all your components. It's best to stick with air cooling.

So far everything you have picked out is pretty solid.

First off I'd swap out that RAM and add a cooler.

For RAM - get this (much more reliable than Corsair and you don't have the tooth comb heat sinks to deal with) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then add a cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Here's a few suggestions:

- Cooler Master HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Fractal Design Arc MIDI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair Carbide 400R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Phantom: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card - that mainly depends on whether or not you want to run a multiple monitor setup, for a ~$1200 build these are usually the cards I suggest:

- EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Sapphire Radeon HD 7770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As far as the HDD goes a lot of people will suggest the Western Digital Caviar Black. They're good drives but with the shortages right now you're going to pay a RIDICULOUS premium for them. Like double or in some cases triple what the comparable drives from Seagate and Samsung run. Right now I'd suggest getting a cheap ~$80 500GB drive and then upgrading to an SSD in a month or two.

- Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Seagate Barracuda 500GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 16, 2012 11:57:05 PM

Thanks for your replies! As i said i'm not looking into overclocking at the moment and i don't need a water cooling system yet. So i will stick with the CM CPU Cooler, i read some reviews about it and it seems to be a great one.

Because i do most of my 3D Rendering at work so i will not doing much of it at home therefor i think the Core i5 2500k will perform just well. With just $1200 budget, i want to save as much as possible, maybe put some more for the Graphic Card?

I am thinking about doing a GTX 560 SLI or a GTX 570? Still haven't decided yet! What about Radeon?

The Cooler Master HAF 922 seem to be a great one, just wondering if i do a SLI or CrossFire still it be fitted?

I think i will get a WD 500GB HDD first maybe a cheap SSD for the OS and some games?

Thanks you all :D 
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February 17, 2012 12:10:44 AM

Your PSU is also way overpowered, you wont need anymore than 650W with the parts currently specced, a 750W would give you headroom enough to go SLI or Crossfire- save a few dollars and drop a power level on your PSU.
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February 17, 2012 2:37:00 AM

You're probably right about the PSU, do you have any recommendation for the 700 - 750W PSU? How about the CM Silent Pro series? I've always used the CM in cases and PSU and they are good usually.

I've been thinking about this case:
CM Storm Enforcer - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-S...

It look very cool compared to the HAF 922, any opinions?

I've found this SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... This one is a 64GB with only 100 bucks, maybe i will use it for the OS and put some games in there?
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February 17, 2012 3:17:37 AM

I recently upgraded from i5 2500k to i7 2700k. Both overclocked at 4.5.

Anyway we use 3d studio max....rendering the same drawing came out 8m30s vrs 6m20s.

So for rendering I think it's definately worth it....although go the i7 2600k over the i7 2700k....is u overclock then it makes no difference.

As for gaming pretty much no difference between the two so in that regards the i5 is definately the best way to go.
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February 17, 2012 3:25:45 AM

Crucial M4 = awesome SSD. Excellent choice.

For the case, from what I can see, it seems like a good choice as well. :) 

As for a PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX750 95$. Excellent quality.
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February 17, 2012 3:30:37 AM

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I am thinking about doing a GTX 560 SLI or a GTX 570? Still haven't decided yet! What about Radeon?


If you're going to pay the money for a 560TI SLI setup I'd highly recommend checking out the Radeon 7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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I've been thinking about this case:
CM Storm Enforcer - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste [...] 298&sr=8-8

It look very cool compared to the HAF 922, any opinions?


Decent choice yes - you should look at the ones I listed though.

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Crucial M4 = awesome SSD. Excellent choice.


Yes - I have this drive and I will second this choice.

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As for a PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX750 95$. Excellent quality.


Depends - are we talking V1 or V2? I know Corsair changed OEM on a lot of V2s and they're not as good as their V1 counter parts, I think I would need to know who the OEM is before I would second the recommendation.
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February 17, 2012 10:17:32 PM

Hi you all, thanks for your reply!

About the graphic card, as i will not be able to afford SLI or XFire right now, maybe in 3 or 4 months later? So right now, i just need one graphic card and a PSU that could handle a SLI setup in the future.

With that being said... What's about running a CrossFire with 2 of these: Radeon HD 6870 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... I'm wondering if it will be matched with a single GTX 570?

I have a question about the PSU though, as it says OEM, what does that mean?

Thanks.
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February 18, 2012 6:15:39 PM

Leon Hart said:
Sorry guys, i don't mean to spam here but i have to bring this up as it falls way too far now :D . So the above questions and another one: What's about Hybrid drive? Such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-7200RPM-Hybrid-S...

Thanks!


Those are mainly made specifically for laptops where you want to run an SSD and don't have the option for secondary storage. Just go with a regular 3.5" drive and then add a second one when the prices drop or add an SSD later on.
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February 18, 2012 6:19:20 PM

Leon Hart said:
Hi all!

My name is Leon and this is the first time i post in Tom's Hardware to ask you guys about my new rig! Although I'm not much of a tech-savvy guys but i do know a little, and i want to learn as much as i can, not just asking about what parts to buy but to learn more about it. So here is my plan:

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Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime between now and March 6th (the release of ME3)

Budget Range: $1200 (can go up to $1250 but not more than that)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, I'm doing a little bit of 3D Rendering (3DsMax, Maya 3D, AutoCAD).

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speaker, Keyboard, Mouse

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

Country: U.S

Parts Preferences: Intel Processors, Nvidia Graphic Cards (I want to know more options with Radeon also)

Overclocking: Maybe (not right now but maybe after i can afford liquid cooling???)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (its really depend on what you suggested :)  )

Additional Comments: I would like solid rig that can withstand high settings on most game for 2 years :)  also i want it as quite as possible (although its not important just an option)

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Here is what i thought:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 - $229.99
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 - $204.99
Video Card: Need suggestion :p 
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz - $44.99
HDD: Not really sure, want at least 1TB but considering the option of running an additional SSD (Can buy another hard drive later)
Case: Need suggestion :p 
PSU: Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified (CMPSU-850HX) – $174.99 - Its really depend on the SLI or Crossfire.
DVD-RW: ASUS 24X DVD Burner – $22.99

Total: $677.95 so far

Thank for your help in advance :D 

What's your monitors resolution? It's pretty much impossible to suggest a vid card without knowing your monitor(s) resolution.
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February 18, 2012 6:31:11 PM

Opps sorry i didn't mention that :p . Its a 23" Samsung - 1920x1080 Resolution.

[/quotemsg]Those are mainly made specifically for laptops where you want to run an SSD and don't have the option for secondary storage. Just go with a regular 3.5" drive and then add a second one when the prices drop or add an SSD later on.[/quotemsg]

Thanks for your advice, i will just get a 500 GB right now.
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February 19, 2012 12:55:29 AM

Those reviews down below are worth taking a quick look at.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-44... <------ If only they did 1920x1080 on there. That's that MSI gtx 560 ti 448 core (over clocked) vs a gtx 580

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Ti_448_C... <---- there's that MSI card again vs a gtx 580. There's a few more reviews on it also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $294.99 - $264.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Here's a nice modular psu down below that will push two of those cards in SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Perf... $114.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020003-NA


This board down below is pretty much identical to the one you have in your OP, but it's a few dollars cheap and still has all the bells and whistles.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

And a heck of a deal on an uber fast SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $142.99 FREE SHIPPING OUT OF STOCK. ETA: 02/20/2012
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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February 19, 2012 1:20:40 AM

Here's something I would do!

CPU: i7 2600k or i5 2500k $329.99 or $229.99
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) $209.99
Video Card: Either a GTX 570 $339.99 or ATI 6950 $249.99 or GTX 560 Ti $249.99
RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance $89.99
HDD: 500 GB Western Digital Caviar 7200 RPM and 6.0Gb/s $89.99 (It's going to save you a lot of money if you look for one on sale due to price risings)
Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower $129.99 (Can be any case that you pretty much want)
PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-850 850W Modular (My personal PSU and works great!) $119.99
DVD-RW: Just use your's they are all pretty much standard. $22.99

Total Price with 570: $1332.92 with i7 $1232.92 with i5
Total Price with others: $1242.92 with i7 $1142.92 with i5

You can cut out some parts and and some in, it's all based on you're final decision, hope this helped though! :) 
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February 19, 2012 1:37:26 AM

xzsl said:
Here's something I would do!

CPU: i7 2600k or i5 2500k $329.99 or $229.99
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) $209.99
Video Card: Either a GTX 570 $339.99 or ATI 6950 $249.99 or GTX 560 Ti $249.99
RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance $89.99
HDD: 500 GB Western Digital Caviar 7200 RPM and 6.0Gb/s $89.99 (It's going to save you a lot of money if you look for one on sale due to price risings)
Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower $129.99 (Can be any case that you pretty much want)
PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-850 850W Modular (My personal PSU and works great!) $119.99
DVD-RW: Just use your's they are all pretty much standard. $22.99

Total Price with 570: $1332.92 with i7 $1232.92 with i5
Total Price with others: $1242.92 with i7 $1142.92 with i5

You can cut out some parts and and some in, it's all based on you're final decision, hope this helped though! :) 

Why would you recommend a P67 board when the OP stated he plans on using 3DsMax, Maya 3D, AutoCAD? That board isn't even a Gen 3 board btw which means no upgrade to PCI-E 3.0.
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February 19, 2012 1:42:55 AM

Opps! I didn't see the 3D work, my bad!
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February 19, 2012 5:32:15 AM

Hi guys! Really really thanks for all the advices and recommendations. So after doing some researches i got this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz - $179.99 @Micro Center (So lucky i live near one :D )

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 - $34.99 @NewEgg

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 - $121.99 @NewEgg (I thinking of swapping this for the Asus one i stated before to save some bucks for the VGA, what do you think about this board?)

RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $41.99 @NewEgg (Gotta save some spaces for the CPU Cooler :p )

Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" SSD - $79.99 @NewEgg AND Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM - $79.99 @NewEgg (Gonna use the SSD for the OS and the WD for the storage)

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W - $114.99 after rebate @NewEgg (As recommended by Why-Me, i still uncertain about PSU Choices as well as VGA :( )

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 - $84.99 after rebate

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk OEM - $22.99

So here is the total damages so far: $761.91, with the budget of $1200 i still have: $438.09 to spend for the graphic card let's make it a $500 even :) )

What do you guys think? Is there any improvements to make? I just want to say this is the best forum that i have ever been, thank you so much!
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February 19, 2012 6:07:00 AM

Leon Hart said:
Hi guys! Really really thanks for all the advices and recommendations. So after doing some researches i got this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz - $179.99 @Micro Center (So lucky i live near one :D )

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 - $34.99 @NewEgg

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 - $121.99 @NewEgg (I thinking of swapping this for the Asus one i stated before to save some bucks for the VGA, what do you think about this board?)

RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $41.99 @NewEgg (Gotta save some spaces for the CPU Cooler :p )

Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" SSD - $79.99 @NewEgg AND Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM - $79.99 @NewEgg (Gonna use the SSD for the OS and the WD for the storage)

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W - $114.99 after rebate @NewEgg (As recommended by Why-Me, i still uncertain about PSU Choices as well as VGA :( )

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 - $84.99 after rebate

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk OEM - $22.99

So here is the total damages so far: $761.91, with the budget of $1200 i still have: $438.09 to spend for the graphic card let's make it a $500 even :) )

What do you guys think? Is there any improvements to make? I just want to say this is the best forum that i have ever been, thank you so much!

The only change I can see with that build is the SSD. It's too small to do much with once you add the O/S, desktop and browser, and that WD Blue is pretty slow for gaming...like loading up maps, etc... it's going to be the one draw back.

Here's something to look at. Larger SSD so you can load your games on it and still come out with a great vid card with the option to add another later on for SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $142.99 FREE SHIPPING OUT OF STOCK. ETA: 02/20/2012
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-44... <------ If only they did 1920x1080 on there. That's that MSI gtx 560 ti 448 core (over clocked) vs a gtx 580

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Ti_448_C... <---- there's that MSI card again vs a gtx 580. There's a few more reviews on it also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $294.99 - $264.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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February 19, 2012 6:21:21 PM

Why_Me said:
The only change I can see with that build is the SSD. It's too small to do much with once you add the O/S, desktop and browser, and that WD Blue is pretty slow for gaming...like loading up maps, etc... it's going to be the one draw back.

Here's something to look at. Larger SSD so you can load your games on it and still come out with a great vid card with the option to add another later on for SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $142.99 FREE SHIPPING OUT OF STOCK. ETA: 02/20/2012
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-44... <------ If only they did 1920x1080 on there. That's that MSI gtx 560 ti 448 core (over clocked) vs a gtx 580

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Ti_448_C... <---- there's that MSI card again vs a gtx 580. There's a few more reviews on it also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $294.99 - $264.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Thank you, after reading the review of the MSI GTX 560 Ti 488, i'm pretty convinced. So i want to run 2 of these card in a SLI setup, what do you think? Or i could get one now and then wait for a few months to get an another one, save some bucks for the hard drive? You're probably right about the SSD, it's too small for everything.

What do you think about the Mobo? I've never used AsRock before so i'm not sure, but from what i read it's a awesome board for that price.
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February 19, 2012 6:56:24 PM

Leon Hart said:
Thank you, after reading the review of the MSI GTX 560 Ti 488, i'm pretty convinced. So i want to run 2 of these card in a SLI setup, what do you think? Or i could get one now and then wait for a few months to get an another one, save some bucks for the hard drive? You're probably right about the SSD, it's too small for everything.

What do you think about the Mobo? I've never used AsRock before so i'm not sure, but from what i read it's a awesome board for that price.

Asrock boards are solid. They are #3 as most sold boards behind Asus and Gigabyte, and they are a year or maybe less from catching Gigabyte for #2. Two of those cards in SLI would max games for a long time to come imo.
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February 19, 2012 9:46:45 PM

Why_Me said:
Asrock boards are solid. They are #3 as most sold boards behind Asus and Gigabyte, and they are a year or maybe less from catching Gigabyte for #2. Two of those cards in SLI would max games for a long time to come imo.


Awesome, so here is the setup after i carefully reviewed everything:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz - $179.99

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 - $34.99

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 - $121.99

RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $41.99

Graphic Card: MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) - $264.99 after rebate

Hard Drive: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC - $164.99 (I will only get this SSD first, i still have an old 1.5 TB Seagate HDD to store data for the time being, until the prices of HDD drop)

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk OEM - $22.99

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W - $129.99 after rebate

Case: COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper Full Tower Case - $149.99 (change to this case cause of the SLI setup in the future)

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $99.99

TOTAL: $1211.9

Just need one confirmation from you guys to check out :) ) Also i need a wireless network adapter, is there anythings that you could recommend?

**I've read this review (http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-hd-7950-twin-f...) and the HD 7950 seem to be a solid one, with low noise level and power consumptions. What do you think about this card vs the GTX 560 Ti SLI configuration? I will definitely OC the graphic cards either the GTX or the Radeon.
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February 19, 2012 10:13:36 PM

As far as the vid cards go...I think it comes down to what you can afford. If you can afford a 7950 then I would have to say that's a first choice.

Also on the PSU's... All XFX and mid and upper tier Corsair psu's are manufactured by "Seasonic". With that said...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Perf... $114.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020003-NA

or....

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Semi-Modular-Energy-Certified... $128.26 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX PRO Series 750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular ATX Energy Star Certified Power Supply 80Plus Silver 750 Watt PSU P1750BNLG9

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/335471-31-best-wirele... <------for a wireless set up...see this thread.
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February 20, 2012 1:45:09 AM

Hello everyone! I've just ordered all the parts that need to build this rig. I want to thank everyone that helped me make all these choices, you guys are so awesome! Tom's Hardware rock!!!!!

Thank you! Why_Me, you've helped me alot!
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February 20, 2012 1:47:48 AM

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