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Old April 12, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Hi guys , I have given up on my dell xps 700 , It will retire as a backup pc .

I want to build a nice rig that will accommodate both heavy games (bf3 intensive and more) also for 3DSmax .

Id like to play on ultra graphics in 1080p in bf3 and would like fast render times for high polygon count scenes and smooth view ports (real time render) .

If needed Id like to spend 1500$ max but id like to spend less tbh lol...

I also would like this machine to last a good while open for future upgrades .

So far the 6 core i7's look nice .Rendering would be faster with the 2 extra cores working but the price is a bit much ..

The gtx680 sounds nice too but pretty expensive as well .

If I spend 1000 $ on a cpu and gpu would 500 be enough to buy a good motherboard , good ram , good psu , hard drive, maybe blueray drive , if needed the corsair h100 and 2 extra fans with some case fans maybe 4 and of course a decent case ? Probably not right ?

Also I would like to get a ssd but ive read that you need to do alot of tweeking to elongate the life span
something about not being able to write or re write that much .

Any advise would be appreciated .

Thanks in advance ,

Dan.
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Old April 12, 2012, 04:41 PM
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If you want to go with a Core i7 Six Core CPU which is LGA 2011 you will need an LGA 2011 motherboard.

I just priced these parts and it is almost hitting your $500.00 amount. That doesn't include a hard drive, blu-ray drive or case and fans.

ASUS P9X79 ATX LGA2011 X79 - $256.12

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M Modular 750W - $116.12

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 - $52.37

Total: $424.61

I honestly recommend going with an LGA 1155 build. A core i7 2600K or 2700K should do fine for rendering and gaming. That will save you about $300 on the CPU alone.

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Old April 13, 2012, 07:33 AM
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No game made uses 6 cores, hell most don't even touch all 4 cores yet. For a $1500 budget, I would limit it to 1155 socket i7, air cooling, and concentrate on the best GPU you can afford, like a real gamer should.
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Old April 13, 2012, 02:19 PM
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I'd go the 1155 used route, like I did 'cept for the 680 mind you. There are some really nice deals in the BST section, and a very nice rig could be built.
2500k oc'ed will handle 3DS without worries, ram is dirt cheap and spend the rest of your funds wisely on the best GPU you can buy.
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Old April 13, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Thanks for all the info guys. Ok forget the 6 core . I read about hyperthreading and I see that it simulates 4 extra virtual cores giving you 8 cores but that is only available on the i7 . I believe from what I read this will work in speeding up 3dsmax rendering increasing productivity .i5 2550k is 229$ 6mb l3 cache no HT . for 60$ more I get i7 2600 8mb l3 cache with HT then for 20 bucks more than that I get the K version of that i7 (unlocked) .
Like overclocking.ca stated Dont you think it would be worth going at least for the locked i7 ?
I dont really wanna go used on this build considering what happend last time .. I want to iron out all possible problem starters ...(even know the used cpu might be good)
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Old April 13, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Ok so Ive decided on the i7 2600k cpu, but im not sure what mobo to pair it with . Do I really need to spend over 200$ for a solid board (something that will take a beating and will last) ?
I also dont see any point to getting anything less than the gtx680 , what is the best brand EVGA?
Solid state hard drives , worth all the trouble ? I know they are fast as hell but will it burn out in a year if im not carefull ?
Ram , is DDR3 2200MHz (OC) that much better than DDR3 2133MHz (OC), I dont even see any 2200 for sale .. Do I really need that kinda ram ? Or is like 1333mhz or even 1066mhz ok ?Also would I profit on 3dsmax with like 16gb or even 32gb of ram or is like 12 or 8 not bad ?

Thanks guys !
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Old April 13, 2012, 08:09 PM
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If you plan on overclocking then go for the K model, if you don't plan on overclocking then save a bit and go for the locked version.
Like the rest said save where you can and then wisely spend what you can afford on a good GPU.
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Old April 13, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Yeah but for 20 bucks more I might as well get the K and leave my self open for overclocking if needed (id like to oc though tbh saw one at like 4.5ghz is that possible on liquid?)

Im not sure what mobo to pair with the 2600k . Do I really need to spend over 200$ for a solid board (something that will take a beating and will last) ?
I also dont see any point to getting anything less than the gtx680 , what is the best brand EVGA?
Solid state hard drives , worth all the trouble ? I know they are fast as hell but will it burn out in a year if im not carefull ?
Ram , is DDR3 2200MHz (OC) that much better than DDR3 2133MHz (OC), I dont even see any 2200 for sale .. Do I really need that kinda ram ? Or is like 1333mhz or even 1066mhz ok ?Also would I profit on 3dsmax with like 16gb or even 32gb of ram or is like 12 or 8 not bad ?

Thanks guys !
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Old April 13, 2012, 08:26 PM
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This is what I would do. Get a Z77 based board. ASUS, Gigabyte, even the ASRock boards are good. You will probably spending between $150-$250 for a good to great board.

EVGA is the flagship for nvidia based cards. Other good brands are Zotac, MSI and ASUS

I would go with an SSD, My top two choices would be Intel or Crucial.

You should be fine with 16GB of DDR3 1600MHz or even 1866MHz. My pics are either Corsair or G.Skill

check the NCIX weekly sale. They have good deals
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Old April 13, 2012, 09:37 PM
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I see the z77 boards work with the new ivy bridge cpus , should I wait for the ivy to come out then maybe the 2600k 's price will drop ?
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