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Old April 6, 2010, 06:03 PM
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by Ryoohki View Post
Well. 2500$ might seem overkill.. here's my rig run down

CoolerMaster HAF932 case : 150$
Intel I5 750 : 209$
Powercolor PCS+ 5850x2 (Xfire): 304x2
8 Gig of ram : 113+115$
Antec 750W PSU : 125$
NZTX Fan Controller : 35$
Thermalright MUX-120 : 45$
Intel 80G SSD : 235$
1TB WD Green : 88$
Gigabyte P55M-UD4 : 160$

So about 1900$+5% (taxes) = 2000$ (approx)

And i think i have a overkill gaming machine...
Nothing against your suggestions but I would suggest going with an:
about 100 more Watts of power.
Cut down to 6 gigs of ram.
cut the fan controller
Cut theSSD
Go for 5870's instead of 5850's.
Replace the MUX-120 with a Noctua NH-D14 <-- best air cooling in the business, beats a Corsair H50 too. Then again if you're not OC'ing the CPU I guess there's no need for the D14
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Old April 6, 2010, 09:33 PM
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I like the OP's thinking, plan and absorb the advise. I like the underdog comment as well. Whatever you prefer, it will surely last you a long time. My only gripe about your build is that it will take you 5 months to get everything and who knows what might come out between those times that might change your mind.

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Old April 6, 2010, 10:03 PM
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My System Specs


methinks there is some room for debate on an i7 860 vs. the i5 750.
For a gaming machine I personally would chose the i5 750.
The i5 is cheaper, runs cooler and is a great overclocker which easier to overclock.
Additionally, most games/apps can't utilize the HT/ v 8 thread capability of the i7.
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