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Yes, you did a good job! 2 14.29%
This is a decent build but the price is average for the system specs. 10 71.43%
This is an awful build and you sir should go live under an abandoned nuclear waste facility!!! 2 14.29%
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Old October 11, 2011, 07:08 PM
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When the GTX 400 series came out, I went and got a GTX 470 and then later wished I had bought the GTX 480
So get the GTX 580 the card will run all games with no issues, then down the road, save some more money and buy second one.
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Old October 11, 2011, 07:16 PM
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When the GTX 400 series came out, I went and got a GTX 470 and then later wished I had bought the GTX 480
So get the GTX 580 the card will run all games with no issues, then down the road, save some more money and buy second one.
No, save some money and down the road, sell it to get the new king-of-the-hill
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Old October 11, 2011, 07:25 PM
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Looks like the 580 gets the vote then... geez this comp just keeps getting upgrades ;]

Hey yycraven what is your avatar? Kinda looks like Sam Carter from SG-1 but it's too small to tell...
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Old October 11, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Welcome to the world of computer's always doing upgrades...

Yes it is Sam Carter from SG-1 :)
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Old October 11, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Do you have a link stashed away somewhere? or the actual photo...I didn't find it in a quick google prowl and I'm too tired to go trolling for it lol...

Edit: Well I found it but only a 150x150... is that all you found?

Ok everyone I am going to be doing a "Final Draft" tonight or tomorrow and I hope you all will comment on this one as well :D

Thanks for all the help so far and I hope this time I can come up with a better rig using your suggestions.

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Old October 12, 2011, 06:57 AM
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Ok everyone I believe I have my final ready for you guys to take a look at.

Micro Center - ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard 505917
Micro Center - Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor 179499
Micro Center - Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x 16 Video Card ZT-50102-10P
Newegg.com - SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Modular Power Supply
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

And then later when paychecks allow I'll get another 8G of that RAM, maybe a liquid cooler if needed, and then this SSD...
Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

How does that look to everyone? Am I missing anything?

Oh and the price (without going into cart) is $1345 not including shipping, extra RAM, or the SSD.
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No, I don't think yer missing anything...that should rock. I mean, if it's primarily gaming, you might go 2500K, if you want to save close to a hundred. I use mine mainly gaming + surfing, haven't seen any bottlenecks or slowness. And the WD Black 1TB has 64mb cache instead of the 32 of the Seagate, but it'll run you (?) $15 more and I have no clue if you'd ever feel the difference. So just down to nickel and dime stuff, what you have will be great. I see you went whole hog on the PSU, again you could save ~$50 there and still be fine but what you have is quality goods no argument.

And 8G mem vs 16G mem, all you're likely to gain at 16 is compatability headaches. Especially so if you overclock.

Good on ya for stepping up to a 580. I had the same hard debate with myself.
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Old October 12, 2011, 04:40 PM
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No, I don't think yer missing anything...that should rock. I mean, if it's primarily gaming, you might go 2500K, if you want to save close to a hundred. I use mine mainly gaming + surfing, haven't seen any bottlenecks or slowness. And the WD Black 1TB has 64mb cache instead of the 32 of the Seagate, but it'll run you (?) $15 more and I have no clue if you'd ever feel the difference. So just down to nickel and dime stuff, what you have will be great. I see you went whole hog on the PSU, again you could save ~$50 there and still be fine but what you have is quality goods no argument.

And 8G mem vs 16G mem, all you're likely to gain at 16 is compatability headaches. Especially so if you overclock.

Good on ya for stepping up to a 580. I had the same hard debate with myself.
Why would getting 16g of RAM cause compatibility issues? And why specifically with overclocking?
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Old October 12, 2011, 07:23 PM
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No other opinions out there?
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Old October 12, 2011, 07:28 PM
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That looks good to me. You got a nice rig,everything you have is good.
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