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Rate My Planned £1500/$2350 Build pls!

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December 23, 2011 11:44:12 PM

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
December 23, 2011 11:58:41 PM

bump.
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December 24, 2011 12:10:25 AM

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_conten...

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...

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=N82E168...
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December 24, 2011 12:14:47 AM

Which brand of overvclocked 560Ti do u recommend?
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December 24, 2011 12:15:57 AM

They're much more expensive than the 6870s...
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December 24, 2011 12:36:06 AM

bump...
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December 24, 2011 1:53:08 AM

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December 24, 2011 2:23:10 AM

Someone please help
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December 24, 2011 3:10:28 AM

Jeez i helped you y2d, how do you mess up so badly.
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December 24, 2011 3:13:56 AM

Someone told me to get GTX560s can u get me back on track
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December 24, 2011 3:36:52 AM

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December 24, 2011 3:53:20 AM

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
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December 24, 2011 5:12:45 AM

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.
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December 24, 2011 5:22:44 AM

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_conten...

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...

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=N82E168...


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.

gooseta 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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