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Old September 28, 2011, 06:39 PM
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I am wanting to build a gaming PC that will last me a while and be able to max out all the recent games and upcoming ones with very good FPS (70+). But I need a little help so far these are the parts I picked out. CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

RAM:2x Kingston HyperX T1 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3T1K2/8GX
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Sound Card: HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
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PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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HDD: 2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Motherboard: BOXDP67BGB3 ATX DDR3-1600+ 915077
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I am not sure if these parts are good enough so I will need your input and what you would recommend for this type of build I am going for and maybe even recommend a really good graphics card. I am going for the $1000-$2500 price range if that's possible.








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Old September 28, 2011, 06:41 PM
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I also forgot I will be using this computer for video editing as well as gaming
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Old September 28, 2011, 07:55 PM
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i would go with a z68 or p67 board and a brand other than intel for a board. go for an asus or gigabyte. and what about a graphics card? and your resolution. because if you want to play the new games like battlefield 3 your ganna need some serious muscle at1920x1080 specifically to get 70+ fps and what about a case and all that stuff. but the stuff you have now looks good except for the mobo since you can get more for that price
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No point in having 70+ FPS if your monitor is 60 hz. However I do agree I recommend Also if you are buying from canada you need to go to newegg.ca or if you are from the states you need to go to ncix us.

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2 PCI B3 Motherboard - DirectCanada

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MSI GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II OC 800MHZ 1536MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card - DirectCanada

Also I am not a fan of kingston ram I would go with corsair G.Skill or Mushkin. personally I suggest

Newegg.ca - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996988
1.35v and 1600 cl9 overclocks quite well.

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Noctua NH-D14 Cooling Fan/Heatsink 1 x 120 mm, 1 x 140 mm - 1200 rpm, 1300 rpm 2 x SSO Bearing [NH-D14] - $72.99 : Online Computer Store
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Old September 28, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Should be the other way around.. ncix for canada, newegg for the US.
But, i would go with what's listed above, but with an H100, 2 560ti's and whatever ram you feel you need.
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Old September 28, 2011, 09:36 PM
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For a graphics card I am looking at The EVGA GeForce 580, my monitor isn't the best but it's maximum resolution is 1680 x 1050 and is 60hz for those what mobo would you recommend and I currently have no idea for a case is there any good cases that look nice but also are good for not having messy wiring of everything? And for ram is that Gskill or mushkin better? And would putting sli 560ti's be better than one 580 or should I just get one single 580?
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Yes two 560ti's will be better then a 580, but i think both would be overkill for 1680x1050. I would suggest getting a GTX570 for the sweet spot. And RAM is RAM, go with whatever you can afford.
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Old September 28, 2011, 09:45 PM
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Alright thanks, but that one guy mentioned a better mobo so is there one that is really good that you would recommend?
And should I stick with the 2500k I5 or go for the 2600k I7?
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Old September 28, 2011, 09:59 PM
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The ASUS P8Z68-V Pro linked above is good, and if you're just gaming and aren't doing anything that can use more then 4 threads (IE photoshop, video editing/encoding etc) then go with the 2500k
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Old September 28, 2011, 11:59 PM
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good looking cases are pretty subjective. do you want something with clean lines, or something that's more...aggressive looking? perhaps industrial? there's so much choice lol...
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