Rate My Planned £1500/$2350 Build pls!

Please rate my hypothetical build. I want to make some final changes before I buy it in a few weeks.

Current Parts:

Corsair Graphite 600T (Black)
Intel I7-2600K
hermalright Silver Arrow Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
Asus P8Z68-V PRO, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), VGA On Board, ATX
8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM Jet Black (LP)
120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD, 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, SandForce 2281, Read 525MB/s, Write 500MB/s, 85K IOPS
1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA III 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64mb Cache
2x 1GB Point of View GTX 560 Ti Beast, 40nm, 4224MHz GDDR5, GPU 954MHz, Shader 1908MHz, 384 Cores
850W PSU, XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-850S-UKB9
2x 22" Viewsonic VX2239WM Black HDMI/DVI/VGA 1920x1080
W7 Home Prem
Office Home Prem

Comes to £2,219 or $3,464
Holy *** I need to save somewhere
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  1. bump.
  2. What drives build...gaming or multithreaded applications ? If gaming, save $100 and get 2500k.

    Noc is a great old design cooler....but this is a new day and new designs have nudged out the ole champ .... CM Hyper 612 PWM or Thermalright Silver Arrow.
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=797&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=4

    With your budget, I'd get the Pro version of that MoBo.

    Again, for gaming, 8Gb is more than enough.

    60 GB is too small and Force 3 120 GB is a Tier 8 .... 61 % slower based upon THG's rankings than a Tier 3 .... I'd move up to Tier 3
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070-6.html

    In a $1200 build, I can certainly see twin 6870's .... at $2350, it's way light .... I'd put two 560 Ti's in a $1500 build. Two 900 Mhz 560 Ti's get ya 862 fps in Guru3D's game test suite....the 6870's get 701 fps.....that's 23% difference.

    The TX850 (I assume the V2 version) costs $125 on this side of the pond. The XFX Core Edition 850 costs $90 and gets the same jonnyguru performance rating of 9.5

    The Monitor goes for about $221 over here at discount houses (monitor has been discontinued). A 120Mhz monitor would be $290

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236104
  3. Which brand of overvclocked 560Ti do u recommend?
  4. They're much more expensive than the 6870s...
  5. bump...
  6. bump
  7. Someone please help
  8. Jeez i helped you y2d, how do you mess up so badly.
  9. Someone told me to get GTX560s can u get me back on track
  10. bump
  11. gonna use 2x these 2GB XFX HD 6950 XXX, PCIe 2.1 (x16), 5200MHz GDDR5, GPU 830MHz, 1408 Cores, HDMI/ 2x mini DisplayPort/ 2x DVI
  12. you want to save? don't use the dual monitor setup unless you actually need it for work or something. and instead of running GPUs in crossfire or SLI, get a 6970 or gtx 580. also, unless you're doing video rendering and the like, stick to the 2500k. cheaper and for gaming is a beast. cutting out the dual monitors and such will save you some money. also, an SSD for booting isn't a neccesity, unless you can't stand to wait a minute for your PC to boot. a 2500k w/ a gtx 580 or radeon 6970 plus 8 gigs of RAM running at 1600mhz is perfect for gaming. as for MOBO's yours seems pretty good. you don't need to spend too much unless you're overclocking; even then, 150-200 dollars will do.
  13. JackNaylorPE said:
    What drives build...gaming or multithreaded applications ? If gaming, save $100 and get 2500k.

    Noc is a great old design cooler....but this is a new day and new designs have nudged out the ole champ .... CM Hyper 612 PWM or Thermalright Silver Arrow.
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=797&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=4

    With your budget, I'd get the Pro version of that MoBo.

    Again, for gaming, 8Gb is more than enough.

    60 GB is too small and Force 3 120 GB is a Tier 8 .... 61 % slower based upon THG's rankings than a Tier 3 .... I'd move up to Tier 3
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070-6.html

    In a $1200 build, I can certainly see twin 6870's .... at $2350, it's way light .... I'd put two 560 Ti's in a $1500 build. Two 900 Mhz 560 Ti's get ya 862 fps in Guru3D's game test suite....the 6870's get 701 fps.....that's 23% difference.

    The TX850 (I assume the V2 version) costs $125 on this side of the pond. The XFX Core Edition 850 costs $90 and gets the same jonnyguru performance rating of 9.5

    The Monitor goes for about $221 over here at discount houses (monitor has been discontinued). A 120Mhz monitor would be $290

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236104


    hes going to spend over 2 grand and you recommend 2 560ti's??? really??? thats silly. it leaves no room for upgrade and you can fit two 570s in there and 2 580's if you wanted.

    Anonymous said:
    gonna use 2x these 2GB XFX HD 6950 XXX, PCIe 2.1 (x16), 5200MHz GDDR5, GPU 830MHz, 1408 Cores, HDMI/ 2x mini DisplayPort/ 2x DVI


    get ATLEAST a 6970 or gtx 580. any less and your wasting your money.

    also there is no need to spend over 1500 dollars for a pc to max out any game at 1080p
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