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Old November 6, 2011, 01:07 AM
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Hey Everyone, currently I am in the process of building my first ever gaming/editing rig. However, my budget is only 1,400 us dollars. I have parts picked out but I'm having trouble picking these parts. Here is my list:
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper (Should i get a HAF X?)
MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090t
HDD: Western Digital Black Caviar 1TB
GPU: EVGA GTX560 FTW+ Superclocked edition
Power Supply: Antec High Current Pro 750w
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 (Will it Work with the Storm Trooper or HAF X?)
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series
Cd Driver: A normal X24 HP one.

My question is, does this look good to you? Do you think i should substitute the Storm Trooper for the HAF X? Will the Noctua Work on the Storm Trooper or HAF X? And lastly, did i pick a good motherboard? Thank you so much everyone!
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:31 AM
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If you're doing editing, i would suggest a 2600K over a 1090T as it has 2 more threads, and quite a bit faster.
Also for the price of the 560 FTW+ you can get a 560ti, so that would be the better choice.
Other then that it looks good to me.
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:41 AM
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I may be wrong but i believe the FTW edition is the best edition of the GTX 560
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I may be wrong but i believe the FTW edition is the best edition of the GTX 560
The 560 and 560Ti are two different cards, the latter being a clear step up overall in performance. The "FTW" editions from EVGA are merely cards binned for slightly better overclocks out of the box.
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:56 AM
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So i should go for a TI edition? Do you have any suggestions? Im having trouble now picking between the cooler master storm trooper or the haf x. Like i really cannot decide :/
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:13 AM
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The cheapest 560Ti will be faster than the fastest straight GTX 560 including any FTW version. The 560 is an updated 460 with 336 Stream PRocessors, the 560 Ti has 384 Stream Processors and are generally clocked a touch higher too. SC 560s are at 850Mhz, SC 560 Tis are at 900 MHz from EVGA. you can see a solid 15% more speed from the Ti
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:24 AM
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Im Currently looking at the
EVGA 01G-P3-1468-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) FTW+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

and it has:
Core Clock: 931MHz
Shader Clock: 1862MHz
But a 336 Processor Core'
Still a bad option?
Do you have a specific model of a GTX560 that is the very best? I shop at newegg and they have like 50 different model types and i have no idea which is the best.

EDIT: I'm also looking at the ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard. Is it a better option than the one i had chosen before?
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:28 AM
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Make sure you find one that is a Ti

560 FTW is different from 560 Ti FTW
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:30 AM
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Wow, its linus! Thanks for your tip! I'm just having the following issues (i understand your not here for full forum support):
Whether to choose:
the crosshair formula V or the gigabye GA-990xa-ud3
The haf x or the storm trooper
and i guess the graphics card issue has been resolved.

I eliminated the FTW Edition from the list because i dont think the FTW Ti Exisit. I am now deciding whether to use the

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
or

EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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I think that's just fine if you want to go with amd.

If you can afford a better processor in your budget, the i7 is great! Also, the i5-2500k is pretty good for its price. The i7-2600k is really good for its price too.

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard w/ Intel Core

350 bucks after rebate, i5 with a ga-z86xp-ud3 (more or less the ga-990xa ud3 intel equivalent).
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