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May 1, 2012 10:09:45 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: May 11th, 2012

Budget Range: 800-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2

Parts Not Required: OS, Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Overclocking: Probably not for a while

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

PARTS:

OPEN BOX: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($144)

Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ($179.99)

OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom ($65)

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($290)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL ($60)

Additional thoughts: Plan to start with 1 stick of 8GB ram and 1 video card and upgrade later. I really just want thoughts on each component. For example, if you think I should get a different Sandy Bridge processor for $10-$40 more.

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May 1, 2012 11:30:31 AM

If you want to OC, you need to get a processor with a "K" in the end. Otherwise, the processor multipliers are locked. i5 2500K or i5 3570K.

For that price point, I would get the Asrock z77 Extreme4.

I would get atleast a 950W or higher PSU if you plan to SLI that gtx 570. A Radeon 7870 is a better GPU in my opinion. Its more expensive (350 i think) but it beats the gtx 570 overall with less power consumption. If you get the 7870, I would get an 850 W PSU just to be safe.
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May 1, 2012 12:05:21 PM

Dont Listen To the User above about the psu. A Quality Psu of 750w Will run any Gtx 570 Sli setup with overclocking. In Case you Wanna Be Safe 850w Will Be plenty.

These 2 Psu are good quality and with great service support if you get in to trouble.

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


Right Now. The Gtx 570 are 299dlls. The 6850 Is 139.

You get Way More Performance With the 2 6850 and you save about 20-29 Dlls.

They Say Its always Better to go with the Single Best Gpu You Can Pay, In my Case i Upgrade my pc every 2 Years So i Always Get the best i Can pay its your Choice, Remember Theres no Futureproofin in the Gaming World, By the Time You start feeling you need a New gpu you will want to upgrade your Full System.


PD: Nice choice on the Cpu.


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May 1, 2012 12:07:41 PM

iliberate said:
Approximate Purchase Date: May 11th, 2012

Budget Range: 800-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2

Parts Not Required: OS, Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Overclocking: Probably not for a while

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

PARTS:

OPEN BOX: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($144)

Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ($179.99)

OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom ($65)

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($290)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL ($60)

Additional thoughts: Plan to start with 1 stick of 8GB ram and 1 video card and upgrade later. I really just want thoughts on each component. For example, if you think I should get a different Sandy Bridge processor for $10-$40 more.

U would benefit more from the best gaming -> 2500K CPU, other parts are OK.
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May 1, 2012 9:27:02 PM

nikorr said:
U would benefit more from the best gaming -> 2500K CPU, other parts are OK.


Can't really afford it. Could someone else please weigh in on the crossfire 6850 argument above?
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