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Old September 11, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Meh, in my opinion, nVidia costs too much and isn't worth the performance unless you go for sli. For e.g, if I were to buy a gtx 460ti, I would have to buy two. ATI/AMD GPU would be a good choice for this build.
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Old September 11, 2011, 06:38 PM
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I will also add that for that few more percent that will likely be unnoticeable in graphics gains, the huge jump in price for the GPU probably isn't worth it. AMD usually has the best bang/$. Especially considering you are planning on gaming on a single 1080p monitor.

I think what you need to ask yourself is:

If the new intel tech does come out as slated, and it blows Sandybridge out of the water, will I be happy running what is now going to be 'legacy' hardware? I think you just have to find what makes you happy, or like you said, wait it out and see what bombs drop when the newer hardware comes out.

After all, this is a hardware forum and we LOVE our upgrades right? lol. Seems like we are never satisfied!!!
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Old September 12, 2011, 05:17 AM
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SB-E is going to be silly expensive... If you are thinking of SB-E on this budget you are crazy.

Bulldozer might be worth waiting for but so far there has been no positive news on it. I was waiting for bulldozer but I just ordered my own computer yesterday with an i5 2500k.
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Old September 12, 2011, 10:32 AM
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what i am looking for is the best performance for what i can afford and if new tech is coming out usually means price drops for the current stuff

a for the amd/ati.. i've never had one and now i will be talking 3-4 years ago i remember ati not being very reliable with drivers.. a lot less than nvidia anyways... which is why i always stuck with evga
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Old September 12, 2011, 02:06 PM
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amd/ati drivers are alot better than 3/4 years ago. i've had my hd6870 for a few months and never really had a problem except here and there but so does nvidia
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Old September 12, 2011, 02:17 PM
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well the last thing OP wants to do is build something that he's unhappy with.

At the end of the day, you gotta go with what you are satisfied with, after having done enough research into the parts you are buying. If you are confident that you will be satisfied with your build, I say go for it.

Besides, you can always upgrade! :D
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Old September 12, 2011, 02:25 PM
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ok, for now i have decided that i will scrap the SSD and go with HDD only just to lower cost and try to stay within the 1200$ mark, and hopefully lower

any suggestions about partionning? go/nogo? how big should the partitioning be? or should i just buy a 2nd hdd and forget partitioning. obviosuly if i can find a way to fit the sdd i will but for the time being i am not
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Old September 13, 2011, 01:29 PM
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hey guys, this is my final build... please let me know what you think and anything to improve.. thank you all for you help!! it was so very much appreciated

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail - $209.97

ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0 - $199.97

EVGA 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked The new GeForce - $194.97

Western Digital WD10EARS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 1TB, 3.5", SATA 3G, 64MB Cache, GreenPower - 54.97$

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 Memory Kit - $69.97

Cooler Master RS750-ACAAE3-US GX Series 750W Power Supply - ATX, 750 Watts, 80+ Bronze Certified, SLI Ready, 120mm Fan - 95.99

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2 - 21.99$

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English - $93.99

Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22" Widescreen LED Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1000:1, 10000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI, VGA, Integrated Speakers - $149.97

LG GH24NS70B Optical Media 24x Internal DVDRW Drive - 24x DVD+/- Write Speed, Serial ATA Technology, DVD/CD Read and Write, OEM - 23.99

Razer RZ03-00180100-R3U1 Lycosa Gaming Keyboard - 42.99

Razer Lycosa Mirror keyboard - 64.99

total1223.76
 
 
 
 
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Old September 13, 2011, 01:55 PM
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hey guys, this is my final build... please let me know what you think and anything to improve.. thank you all for you help!! it was so very much appreciated

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail - $209.97

ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0 - $199.97

EVGA 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked The new GeForce - $194.97

Western Digital WD10EARS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 1TB, 3.5", SATA 3G, 64MB Cache, GreenPower - 54.97$

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 Memory Kit - $69.97

Cooler Master RS750-ACAAE3-US GX Series 750W Power Supply - ATX, 750 Watts, 80+ Bronze Certified, SLI Ready, 120mm Fan - 95.99

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2 - 21.99$

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English - $93.99

Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22" Widescreen LED Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1000:1, 10000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI, VGA, Integrated Speakers - $149.97

LG GH24NS70B Optical Media 24x Internal DVDRW Drive - 24x DVD+/- Write Speed, Serial ATA Technology, DVD/CD Read and Write, OEM - 23.99

Razer RZ03-00180100-R3U1 Lycosa Gaming Keyboard - 42.99

Razer Lycosa Mirror keyboard - 64.99

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Two problems 1. a 2500k is not compatible with x58
2. dont use a caviar green for boot itll kill them use either blue or black.
so just change to a p67 sabertooth and change that green drive to a blue or black and youll be fine
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awesome thanks, let me check that out
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