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bigdee April 7, 2011 04:31 PM

Help me play Rift!
 
Hey guys, I've been awhile for awhile and my have things changed. :shok:

I need to build a decent gaming rig to play Rift lol :clap:

So...I was hoping to get your thoughts on the following setup.

I've given myself a $1,000 for a budget. Most of which will be ordered from NCIX with this week's sale going on. The video cards will be bought from vuugo.com and I hope none of this gets sold out before I get some feedback from you guys lol.

NCIX Bundle Deal - Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Processor & ASUS P8P67 Deluxe B3 Motherboard

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive

Palit GeForce GTX460 Sonic (Overclocking Edition) with 1024MB GDDR5 *** $50 Instant Rebate until April 15 2011 *** (2 for SLI)

I don't plan on overclocking like crazy. Maybe just a little boost which is why I'd like to try out the H50 cooler.

I'm going to keep my Cooler Mast HAF 932, PC P&C 750W PSU, harddrives, dvd and other misc devices from my previous rig.

If you're wondering why I'm going with the Kingston SSD instead of the Vertex is because I don't feel like waiting for a MIR, it's slightly cheaper and coming from a regular harddrive, I would think it's a good upgrade. Sucks that I can't wait a little longer to see if the price will drop more with the next gen SSDs coming out. I figure this is as good a time as any to get into SSDs at a pretty decent price.

Total ($1,024.86) with shipping just breaks $1,000 mark by $24.86. I think I can live with it. :punk:

What do you guys think??? :bananafunky:

_dangtx_ April 7, 2011 04:44 PM

go with the 2500k bundle and save a few bucks.

great price on those 460's!

bigdee April 7, 2011 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 503970)
go with the 2500k bundle and save a few bucks.

great price on those 460's!

Which mobo? The msi, gigabyte or sabertooth?

I know I should because I probably will never utilize teh 2600k...I was torn on this decision all day! lol

_dangtx_ April 7, 2011 04:58 PM

sabertooth is nice, gd65 is a heck of a board too.

the giga is the ud3 i think, if it was the ud4 would be same league

enaberif April 7, 2011 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bigdee (Post 503971)
Which mobo? The msi, gigabyte or sabertooth?

I know I should because I probably will never utilize teh 2600k...I was torn on this decision all day! lol

If the MSI P67A-GD65 is cheaper I say go for that board.. I've used it now in a few builds and have no issues with the board and at all works very well.

The H50 is nice but if you could perhaps get the Eco Coolit for cheaper I would as it works just as good as the H50 but installs 100x easier and that Vengeance memory is awesome as well.

bigdee April 7, 2011 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 503975)
sabertooth is nice, gd65 is a heck of a board too.

the giga is the ud3 i think, if it was the ud4 would be same league

So you really think it's a waste going with the 2600k?

You're probably right...if I do go with the 2500k, I may as well save a few more bucks and go with the MSI board. Seems more user friendly in the overclocking department.

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 503976)
If the MSI P67A-GD65 is cheaper I say go for that board.. I've used it now in a few builds and have no issues with the board and at all works very well.

The H50 is nice but if you could perhaps get the Eco Coolit for cheaper I would as it works just as good as the H50 but installs 100x easier and that Vengeance memory is awesome as well.

NCIX has a special on the H50 right now which is making me lean towards it over the Eco. I did read that the H50 can be a b!tch to install. It can't be worse than me TRUE black on my E7400 can it? I remember that was not a fun experience at all.

Good to hear the memory I chose is good stuff!

severity April 7, 2011 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 503976)
If the MSI P67A-GD65 is cheaper I say go for that board.. I've used it now in a few builds and have no issues with the board and at all works very well.

The H50 is nice but if you could perhaps get the Eco Coolit for cheaper I would as it works just as good as the H50 but installs 100x easier and that Vengeance memory is awesome as well.

h50 is really easy to install o_o

_dangtx_ April 7, 2011 05:48 PM

yes,2500k all the way if you dont fold or encode for a living :)

some reviews show the 2500k besting the 2600k in some apps by a small percentage,for some reason...

bigdee April 7, 2011 05:54 PM

Well I'm itching to pull the trigger...

I just found a $10 off coupon that I was able to apply to the two gtx460 from vuugo. :punk::punk:
So I went ahead and pulled the trigger on that which came to a total of $267.78 after shipping and taxes.

Now, do I go with the 2500k or 2600k ? :doh:

I think I will go with the 2500k. If I do, I get free shipping on my entire order which is a plus because I save another $10 and change.

Making the the order total $594.96 and a grand total of $862.74!!! $162.12 difference from my original total.

Now I feel like I need to spend some money to hit $1,000 again lol j/k! :clap:

bigdee April 7, 2011 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by severity (Post 503987)
h50 is really easy to install o_o

Thanks that's good to know.


Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 504002)
yes,2500k all the way if you dont fold or encode for a living :)

some reviews show the 2500k besting the 2600k in some apps by a small percentage,for some reason...

I don't do either so that pretty much sums it up then? lol


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