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March 8, 2012 11:20:48 AM

Hi after seeing the huge performance of my husbands intel system, and me coming from AMD bulldozer 8150, I kind of want to have a great performance but i can't spend on an extreme i7 since it's too expensive.

This is my Build:

Processor: AMD Bulldozer FX-8150
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2X4GB) 1600Mhz CL9
GPU: SAPPHIRE HD 6970 2GB in Crossfire (2 way)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache
SSD: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD SATAIII
PSU: Corsair AX850 80PLUS GOLD
Chassis: NZXT Phantom White/Red stripes
Monitor: Samsung 23" 1920x1080 (3 monitors)

i run things great but it still doesn't come close to what an intel has in performance.

Approximate Purchase Date: April 15

Budget Range: 1800$ (Without the GPU) (Without the shipping cost)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Most important = web surfing, facebook, watching movies (Note: I Edit a lot of videos too). Least Impornant = warcraft 3 tower defense map then Battlefield 3



Parts Not Required: we have spare MSi GTX580 3gb and some powercolor 7970 so i'll just choose between those available cards

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect/Amazon

Country: Philippines

Parts Preferences: Anything is nice

Overclocking: Maybe (I don't know what this is)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1200 x3 or 1920x1080 x3)

Additional Comments: In the budget it also includes 3 monitors preferred to be 1920x1200 and the OS (FPP), Keyboard,Mouse and everything else besides GPU.
as my husbands is out on another country right now and tells me to just stick with what I have but i still want to get one and I have some money to buy them.
I would really like an Intel build, but i don't want to go with an i3 I was browsing the forums a bit before asking, and this would be my first time building one, although I've watched some system being built a lot of times.

I wanted to go with the same Intel i7 3960X but after looking at the price tag I know my self to stay away from it so now I am staring at Intel i7 2600K the 4 cores and 8 threads sounds nice compared to the Intel i5 2500k.

Oh and I don't plan on taking some parts off my amd system and I plan to keep it just the way it is.

Processor: (i7 2600K or i5 2500k or recommend)
Motherboard: (i don't know much about brands, any brand that is nice with lots of stuff in the box)
Graphics Card: (we already have a couple of 580's and 7970's so i don't need one)
Memory: (was looking at G.SKILL and thinking of buying this ripjaws Z i didn't like what ripjaws X looks like)
Hard Disk: (I was looking at some review and WDCB is having lots of bad review on certain stuff compared to this seagate one)
Solid Slate: (I'm thinking of getting a different one from the corsair i have, which one do you think is great? I'm looking at 120GB or 240GB)
Power Supply: ( I saw a bundled corsair tx750 power supply with the 600T but i'm not sure if i should get this i have no idea about which one to use and i prefer those with separate wires from the box)
Case: Corsair 600T (I really like what this case looks like but i'm still open to suggestions)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Monitor: (I'm looking at Samsung Monitors at least 23" or 24" Full HD
OS: Windows 7 Professional or ultimate? 64bit
Mouse: i'm looking at any nice looking mouse with 5600 DPI or higher and it's more on the oval shape or so where my whole palm is at the mouse
keyboard: any nice looking keyboard (I'm more into gaming keyboard because they look nicer than those 3.40$ keyboards i see at CD-R King "its a local brand")
Head Set: any nice one with great sound
Sound Card: i don't know if i need one
Speaker: I'm looking at creative speaker but I'm open to suggestions
CPU Cooler: (I'm looking at this because it's white and looks nice and looks small http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... compared to the big cooler i have in my system) oh and i would like to stay away from any corsair liquid cooling)
Disk Drive:
Memory Card Reader: (any that is nice)

Any suggestions and help would be appriciated

Note: right now I'm looking at these small fans
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

are they enough? I was also looking at overclocking but it seems like i can increase speed to 4.5 or 4.8 if so will they provide enough cooling? although i heard this 212 something is great but it looks big, but anyways I'm aiming for great cooling and something that looks nice even if It's big

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March 9, 2012 1:54:11 AM

well there's still no reply,

an Update i manage to increase the budget to 2,500 and expected it to be build at least before April around like march 20-30.

I was looking at this RAM

34.99$
Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

looks nice and everything and i kind of like the black and white color look if i will be taking that corsair 600T

and this SSD

259.99$
OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-240G Agility 3 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive - 240GB, SATA III, 6Gbps
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

just wondering if it is fast?

how about this hdd?
129.97$
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive - 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

for monitor i'm actually looking at this
http://www.samsung.com/ph/consumer/monitor-peripherals-...

but I heard asus and viewsonic and LG makes nice monitors too if anyone has any personal experience with nice monitor any advice would be great.

This is the speaker I have my eyes on
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

do i need a sound card for it?

this mouse has a nice deal for 109.99$
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

also looking at this keyboard it looks nice
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
for 117.99$

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March 9, 2012 6:28:38 AM

Hi another update these are items which i want but I'm not sure about their compatibility so i would like to ask for advice and suggestions on which one would be great with the other.

Processor: Intel i7 2600K
Price: 329.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Price: 119.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Case: Corsair 600T White
Price: 169.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 1200W 80PLUS Gold
Price: 259.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RMP 64MB Cache
Price: 114.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

SSD: Corsair Force Series GT Solid State Drive - 240GB, SATA III 6Gbps
Price: 359.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Graphics Card: Power Color 7970 3GB
Price: (already have this)
Link: (already have this)
Quantity: 2

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Price: 79.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Memory: Kingston Hyper X Genesis 8GB (2X4GB) 1600Mhz
Price: 49.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Total of 1,484.92$

Now If we add the other stuff that i need


Monitor: Asus VH232H 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 20000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI, HDMI, Integrated Speakers
Price: 144.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 3
Total: 434.97$

Mouse: Razer RZ01-00350200-R3U1 Imperator Gaming Mouse - USB, 6400 DPI, 4G Dual Sensor System, Ergonomic, Adjustable Side Buttons, 7 Programmable Keys, Black
Price: 69.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Keyboard: SteelSeries 64049 Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard - USB, Wired, 34 Tilted Gaming Keys, Color Illumination, Quick Access Keys, 2 x USB Ports, Microphone and Headset Jack
Price: 59.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Head Set: (I'll look around the local shop to see if they have some nice ones)
Price:
Link:
Quantity:

Speaker: Creative 51MF4105AA002 Inspire T6160 5.1 Surround System - 5 Speakers, 1 Subwoofer, 1 Wired Remote
Price: 69.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Card Reader: (got no clue with this, was looking at the normal size memory card reader)
Price:
Link:
Quantity: 1

Disk Drive: Lite-On iHBS11204 12x Internal Blu-Ray Burner - BD-R 12x, BD-R DL 8x, DVD±R 16x, DVD±R9 8x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 12x, CD-R 48x, CD-RW 48x, SATA, 8MB, Tray (OEM)
Price: 79.99$
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Quantity: 1

Total Of 714.93$

If we add both it would be a total of 2199.85$

anyone willing to recommend anything else? It would be nice if it were to go down to 1,500$ to 1800$ or if there are any other great components with a good price/performance
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March 9, 2012 7:25:18 AM

You will not need a 1200W PSU for 2 Radeon 7970s in CF. One 850W PSU from Seasonic, XFX, or Corsair should be plenty of power.

With such a powerful budget, I see no point in getting a sub-par motherboard. Try the ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3.

You are spending an unneeded amount of $, actually. You can reuse a lot of your old components, especially the 850W PSU, because, as I mentioned prior, it is enough and of a reputable brand. You can also reuse the monitor, case, and Hard Drives. That alone should save you around $1.2K.

The case you are fixing to buy, should you disregard my above post, has enough ventilation. There is no need to spend $ on extra fans when your case is already well ventilated.
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March 11, 2012 6:37:02 AM

Hi well yes i can actually reuse the components but I'm giving it away to my nephew although his dad bought the monitor it's using which came with the extra budget i get

actually your post helped a lot specially on my psu problems, since seeing some things like a 7970 needs 600w psu then if i add another i add another 300w 200w or 250w something like that.

overall I'm happy actually someone posted, and I really fell in love with that case Corsair 600T white, It just looks so beautiful, oh and for the update

I ordered most of them right now as the others are not available to where I'm buying but i'll look at amazon to see what they have.

and luckily i saw your post before i ordered my 2nd batch now i will be ordering a seasonic x-850 80plus gold psu,

actually i found a very nice deal on a local store,

same monitor above if I'm buying 3 of them for 1,000$ and add some ssd + hdd + razer mouse + noctua = instead of 624.96$ i manage to get them for 580$ which is a great deal with great warranty

and now I'm looking at the mother board you posted and seems really great I'll look for stores in stock, if there really is no other then I would go with tigerdirect.

Actually on my first post i noticed that i put up a case fan, at first i thought it was a small cpu cooler, sorry about the newbie mistake :) 

for now i don't think i would be needing any extra fans just as you said it has a great air flow and seeing many review about it and it not only looks great but the inside is great too.

Well seeing as there is no kingston ram available that i like in where i live but G.SKILL and seeing as It is a huge favorate compared to Kingston by many people online and offline I'm going to get one hopefully i can get some good deals with it.

Thank You azeem40 for replying to my thread. and the motherboard you recommended is actually great

Thank You (^_^)
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March 11, 2012 6:37:24 AM

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