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AlienEd May 1, 2011 10:19 PM

Suggestions in $2200 gaming rig?
 
1. Usage: Gaming.

2. Budget: $2000 - $2200

3. Country: USA

4. Brands: Intel-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, Mushkin-Fanboy.

5. Current parts: NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case

6. Similar threads: Yes, I have read some.

7. Overclocking: Yes.

8. When?: 2 months max.

9. Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Current possible build:

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8313/rigconfigs6.jpg

grifter11 May 1, 2011 10:53 PM

My suggestions....

GPU- Gigabtye GTX 560 SOC @ 1000MHZ in SLI

PSU- Silverstone Strider 850 Gold

HDD- WD 2TB Green

P.S. You can use my suggestions or not is up to you.

AlienEd May 1, 2011 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grifter11 (Post 511035)
My suggestions....

GPU- Gigabtye GTX 560 SOC @ 1000MHZ in SLI

I liked the SOC too but seem's like they are out of stock in the sites I buy from, just found a couple of them at almost $300 in other sites. Besides, I can save those extra $100 bucks by OC them myself to 1000MHz. About the PSU, I couldn't find any review of that specific model but I found some of other Silverstone models and they didn't do very well... for extra $10 I prefer to play it safe with the AX850. Thanks anyways!

Reyzac May 2, 2011 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlienEd (Post 511042)
I liked the SOC too but seem's like they are out of stock in the sites I buy from, just found a couple of them at almost $300 in other sites. Besides, I can save those extra $100 bucks by OC them myself to 1000MHz. About the PSU, I couldn't find any review of that specific model but I found some of other Silverstone models and they didn't do very well... for extra $10 I prefer to play it safe with the AX850. Thanks anyways!

I agree with you there. People are always bagging on Corsair PSUs but they are very high-quality and perfectly reliable units, I have never had a problem with one. I say you also keep your WD black over a green, yes the green will save you power but i can see speed is your main concern here?

_dangtx_ May 2, 2011 04:42 AM

in that budget the 560 is not really at home :)

AlienEd May 2, 2011 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 511055)
in that budget the 560 is not really at home :)

I was thinking in buying a pair of 570's, or a single 580 and in a near future buy a 2nd one to do SLI... but then I read a guru3d article in which it was said that the 560's SLI was the perfect config for todays CPUs (sandy bridge was already out), that if you go with a more powerful SLI config you will not get the full potential of it because of a bottleneck produced by the CPU. Whats your opinion in that guys?

grifter11 May 2, 2011 12:47 PM

Instead of going 560's in SLI. Getting a MSI GTX 580 lightning or Gigabyte GTX 580 SOC and then get another 580 later if you want to SLI.

matsta31 May 2, 2011 01:17 PM

I would prefer GTX580 or 570. I mean at 1920 X 1080, both solution are plenty. Heck, try one 560 and see from there.

_dangtx_ May 2, 2011 01:24 PM

well,look here : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SLI Review - Page 14/25 | techPowerUp

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeF..._1920_1200.gif

PerryC May 2, 2011 04:22 PM

Just noticed that the mobo you had in your build is the P67 work station. While the board looks like it has some pretty decent features for enthusiasts, wouldn't it make more sense to use a mobo that is more geared to the gaming that you want to use this build for? While I am sure it will work out fine for you, I figure you would want the best gaming oriented features you can get.

Like maybe the Asus P8P67 Deluxe (from Newegg.com)

Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Just a thought.


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