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#1 PowerRAV

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:08 AM

Hey guys seems like any time I come here its for help :P But my PC mobo went out and decided its time to build a new one. The main purpose of the build is gaming. So far I have an idea of what I want below but just wanted to get some 2nd opinions about it before going finalizing, from what I can tell everything I've chosen so far is compatible but not sure on cable lengths reaching, clearance around heatsink with ram and such. Also may drop some things like the bluray burner and might go with Home Prem instead of Pro to save some money. Also if you happen to know of cheaper prices on anything I would like to know I did all my pricing so far on newegg. Also one thing I'm trying to keep in mind is future proofing by leaving room to upgrade later like a SSD for faster boot and SLI later if I get the money for it.


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213
Price: $159.98 + $4.99 ship

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131753
Price: $249.99 Free Ship + $10 discount ends 9/15

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
Price: $219.99 Free ship

CPU Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact"
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
Price: $29.99 Free ship

GFX Card: ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
Price: $249.99 + $8 ship - $20 mail-in rebate

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
Price: $89.99 Free ship

RAM/PSU Combo: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM / Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730376
Price: $207.98 + $10 mail-in rebate

Blu-ray Burner: PLEXTOR Black 12X BD-R 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Disc Burner PX-B940SA-11
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827249057
Price: $159.99 + $5 Ship

CD/DVD Burner: PLEXTOR 24X SATA Model PX-L890SA LightScribe Support OEM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827249066
Price: $33.99 + $3 ship

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
Price: $139.99 Free Ship

Total Price: ~$1562 + tax - rebates


But ya thats what I had in mind, let me know if you think I'm stupid for chosing something or anything :P The more opinions the better trying to get all the information I can before buying.


Thanks,
Ryan

Edited by PowerRAV, 10 September 2011 - 01:09 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:14 AM

Hi Ryan, everything looks perfect and a solid build :)

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:47 PM

Microcenter has the best prices on the processor for $179 if you have one close to you
Frys also has the hyper 212+ for a little bit less :thumbsup: I recommend it
Alternately newegg has the Corsair A70 for $27 after rebates its s'posed to be better

Edited by diggi, 10 September 2011 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:49 PM

Microcenter has the best prices on the processor for $179 if you have one close to you

Now that is cheap! The average price is usually around above the $200.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:58 PM


Microcenter has the best prices on the processor for $179 if you have one close to you

Now that is cheap! The average price is usually around above the $200.

Yep they always have good deals on intel processors

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 06:02 PM

Unfortunately i can't buy from there because i don't live in the U.S but that is still so impressive prices.

Edited by killerx525, 10 September 2011 - 06:02 PM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 06:53 PM

If this is a gaming PC, I would reduce the CPU and get a better GPU. Most games rely much more on the graphics card than the CPU. Pretty much, you don't need a high end CPU to get a fantastic frame rate if your graphics card is good. The SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB is about the same as a GTX 570, and a XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB is in between a GTX 570 and 580, coming close to 580 in some cases. If you can wait a month or so, AMD will be releasing the Bulldozer FX line of processors which are meant to compete against the Sandy Bridge CPU's. This should cause downward pressure on prices.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:08 PM

If this is a gaming PC, I would reduce the CPU and get a better GPU. Most games rely much more on the graphics card than the CPU. Pretty much, you don't need a high end CPU to get a fantastic frame rate if your graphics card is good. The SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB is about the same as a GTX 570, and a XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB is in between a GTX 570 and 580, coming close to 580 in some cases. If you can wait a month or so, AMD will be releasing the Bulldozer FX line of processors which are meant to compete against the Sandy Bridge CPU's. This should cause downward pressure on prices.

But you can have 6950 or 6970 with the 2500K if the budget allows.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:42 PM

Yes, my point is, if your budget is tight and you cannot swing those two GPU's, lowering the CPU will still yield good framerates.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:23 PM

Having both will give lethal performance :whistle:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:32 PM

That depends on the game, once you get past about 60 fps with all eye candy on, any more performance gains is pointless. Besides, that number mostly hinges on the graphics card, not the CPU.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:08 PM

The CPU can used for other intensive cpu task :wink:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:20 AM

Thanks for the responses guys got me to do some more reading and made some changes. The Sapphire card does look like a better choice havn't had any experience with them though but read some decent reviews and Eyefinity support looks like a nice plus. As for the power supply do you guys think it's enough to run crossfire? And also the point about the bulldozer series coming out may be smart to wait for prices to drop soon, I may end up doing that.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213
Price: $159.98 + $4.99 ship

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131753
Price: $249.99 Free Ship + $10 discount ends 9/15

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
Price: $179.99 (ya Im not far from a MicroCenter so can pick this up yay)

CPU Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact"
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
Price: $29.99 Free ship

GFX Card: SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
Price: $264.99 + $8 ship - $20 mail-in rebate

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
Price: $89.99 Free ship

RAM/PSU Combo: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM / Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730376
Price: $207.98 + $10 mail-in rebate

Blu-ray Burner: PLEXTOR Black 12X BD-R 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Disc Burner PX-B940SA-11
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827249057
Price: $159.99 + $5 Ship

CD/DVD Burner: PLEXTOR 24X SATA Model PX-L890SA LightScribe Support OEM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827249066
Price: $33.99 + $3 ship

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
Price: $139.99 Free Ship

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:13 AM

Yes that power supply would be able to crossfire 6950.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

Looks good, but going back to the CPU, while gaming, most of the computer's resources are devoted to the game itself, but if you render, a hexacore or other high-end CPU would certainly be beneficial.

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