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Old 01-11-11, 10:05 PM   #25
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Anyone see any issues/concerns with this list?
Any feedback on the Corsair cooler?
Is the Power supply sufficient? No interest in SLI, now or later.



I think I may just double the order and build one for my self too.

swf!

Thanks again for all the replys, I really do appreciate it.
switch out the memory to a dual channel kit sandy arent tri-channel something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

if your not planning to do SLI at all just go with the ASUS P8P67 PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131682

switch out the Arctic Silver 5 for Shin-Etsu paste http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150080

I'd go with an ATI 6950 or 6970 for video card , but that just my personal taste
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Old 01-11-11, 11:20 PM   #26
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Just my 2 cents , but the 1356 socket is dead in the water, personally i would go AM3 and 6 core Phenom, there's a lot of life in that format.Buldozer will be a long fairly soon , so the upgrade path is taken care of for some time.
Even Sandy bridge seems to be a waste of time unless you are going to chuck the chip into a laptop. What else is the point of an onboard Graphic chip. Anyone with a gaming rig is going to Install a decent graphics card. Amd is my recommendation.
AM3 sockets will not support Bulldozer. Only AM3+ sockets will.

AM3+ sockets will be backwards compatible with AM3 CPU's, but AM3 sockets will not work with AM3+ CPU's.
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Old 01-12-11, 03:28 AM   #27
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Great system! 580 all the way! Its the best, period.
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Old 01-12-11, 07:48 AM   #28
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imo, scratch from building are you if bridge sandy go probably should you


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If the budget is a little flexible add either another 4GB of RAM or a small SSD for the OS.
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Old 01-12-11, 12:07 PM   #30
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is the i7-2600k really worth $100 more than the 2500k? as far as i can tell the answer is no.
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Old 01-12-11, 12:13 PM   #31
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is the i7-2600k really worth $100 more than the 2500k? as far as i can tell the answer is no.
Probably not but some people want HT

That takes my build down to $1850 which opens up even more possibilities.
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Old 01-12-11, 01:29 PM   #32
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Yeah, recommendations are for a 2500K and DDR3 1600 RAM on sandy bridge.
You get some limitation with 1333 that go away on 1600. Little to gain after that.

Get a 64GB SSD with the $100 you save on the 2500K. This will speed up the system a lot more.
You can get another $50 on the CPU if you get it from microcenter too... They are the cheapest on intel CPUs ($180 on the 2500K).
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Do they want a BD drive?

If not then there's more SSD money there.
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Well, I bit the bullet and got 2 of everything in my list posted above, except I swapped out the ram.

Dammit, I really wasn't planning on upgrading for a bit, but I got the bug when I started shopping for my friends crap lol.

Thanks for all your suggestions, I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-12-11, 06:12 PM   #35
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Well, I bit the bullet and got 2 of everything in my list posted above, except I swapped out the ram.

Dammit, I really wasn't planning on upgrading for a bit, but I got the bug when I started shopping for my friends crap lol.

Thanks for all your suggestions, I really appreciate it.
HAHHAAH sucker!!! Nice job dewd.
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Well, I bit the bullet and got 2 of everything in my list posted above, except I swapped out the ram.

Dammit, I really wasn't planning on upgrading for a bit, but I got the bug when I started shopping for my friends crap lol.

Thanks for all your suggestions, I really appreciate it.
Grats! I can't wait to play around with SB either. Apparently my processor shipped so now I guess I'll have to get ram, a board, and the retention bracket for my HSF. Going to be busy all weekend though so it will have to wait until next week. Hope to see some results on how things went.
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