Planning new Rig
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December 8, 2010, 06:54 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Case is great.
PSU: Get the Crosair Professional Series AX850 or the lower 750, 1200 if you plan on SLI later.
CPU: expensive, but if you're paying that much just go for the 980x, or else save $700 and just get the 950 and overclock it. You won't feel the difference in gaming performance.
Mobo: Asus Rampage III Formula or the smaller, cheaper and worthy Sabertooth X58.
DDR3-1333 12GB RAM: OCZ Gold, Crosair Vengeance or Crucial
GPU: If you're building a new rig with 1080P in mind, GTX 580 is overkill, or invest in 1440 or 1600 resolution display (easily done by opting for an i7 950 instead of 980x). GTX 570 @ 1080P on the other hand will max out all your games for 2011.
SSD: OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-E will be out this month. or a cheaper 64GB OCZ or Crucial SSD installed on a drive bay.
HDD Secondary Storage: Samsung or Seagate Baracuda
Cooler: Noctua NH-C14
Sound Card: Creative Titanium if you want your PC to play music and have the speakers for it. Otherwise your mobo can handle game sounds fine.
WI-FI: Depends on your mother board's PCI-E lanes capacity
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