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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    I would pick Sandy Bridge platform as well because it is the latest technology and it will kick the crap out of all mid range systems from both Intel and AMD.

    You said you're rather build a system around $1500 or less so I'm going to revise Earthmonger's list a bit.

    the whole build will cost around $1400, if you cheaper then you can go with Earthmongo suggested case for another $40 cheaper.

    Mobo & CPU prices are not writen in stone yet, have to wait until they release, if you shop around you will find better deal or you can go with differ board than Asus for a little bit cheaper too.
    I have one question about this build, are the parts prone to wear/tear? or are they more durable in quality? and I think I will switch to the larger tower case and minus the monitor =] overall very nice build

    Im not sure about the CPU though - for gaming would you need such a powerful CPU? I read that most gaming PCs are majorly GPU dependent

    will this Motherboard be good for OC as well as dual GPU setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    Okay, I'm back home. Let's see here.

    Sandy Bridge would be my choice at this time (socket LGA1155). The problem with Sandy Bridge, however, is that it hasn't come to market yet. In another week or two you'll probably see real market saturation. So if you go with Sandy Bridge, you'll have to wait a little longer. After eight years, a couple weeks won't kill you.

    I'd wait for it. Sandy Bridge is putting Intel and AMD's current mid-range (and even some high-end) chips to shame, and, it's really affordable to boot. That doesn't mean we can't compile the rest of the system in the meantime, though, leaving an allowance in the budget for CPU, motherboard, and ram.

    So:
    Intel Sandy Bridge 2500k - $220.
    Asus P8P67 motherboard - $160.
    8GB of dual-channel ram - $120. (maybe a bit less)

    So, let's reserve $500 for those three core items.

    GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GTX470 - $360.
    The "superclocked" version of this 570 is just $10 more, but you can easily overclock it yourself for free.
    SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB. - $120.
    I'm recommending this drive because I have two, am impressed with them, and they're a bargain. Great read speeds. Write speeds aren't as great as, for example, a Vertex 2, but they're still okay.
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $90.
    Basic Sata HDD. An 'old reliable'.
    CD/DVD: Samsung CD/DVD Burner, OEM. - $18.
    You don't need anything more complicated than this.

    PSU: Corsair TX650, 650watt, 80-Plus - $90.
    No frills, solid PSU, enough power for this single-GPU system.
    Case: ThermalTake V5 Black Edition - $60.
    A bargain, not too flashy, painted interior. Not a bad case.

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, OEM - $100.
    This is a required purchase. Windows XP does not support DirectX 11 for gaming, nor does it have TRIM support for SSDs. You have to upgrade your OS for this build.

    LCD Monitor: Asus VH242H, 23.6" LCD Widescreen monitor - $180.
    Decent monitor. Bargain.

    And here we are at $1020, not including the $500 reserved for CPU, mobo, and ram.

    There are a few other things you will still need, though.
    - A CPU cooler compatible with socket LGA1155. Kind-of optional. The CPU will come with an OEM cooler most of the time, but few ever use it.
    - A quality thermal paste, such as Gelid GC-1, Arctic Silver 5, or Arctic Cooling MX-2.
    - USB Keyboard and Mouse. At least if your current ones are eight years old.

    There will likely be a combo deal when Sandy Bridge hits Newegg, which includes the Asus motherboard and the 2500k. So you might save a bit more money there. There is also $30 worth of Mail-In-Rebates related to the list of crap linked above, but I did not factor that into the total (because they are rarely reliable).

    If I forgot something, someone will tear me a new one and fix it for you.
    Between this build and Earthmonger's modified one could you please tell me the pros/cons ? or are they quite similar?

    And also what are the benefits of going dual GPU? I am considering this latter option so would it be advisable to get a better PSU? or motherboard for that purpose? I'd appreciate the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    Sure, but that's over budget.
    He can get the GTX460..... For $200.... Bingo, a 2600K!

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    Yeah I know I just placed an order for three 2600Ks today, wanted to make sure I paid for them before they sold out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beejaycee View Post
    I have one question about this build, are the parts prone to wear/tear? or are they more durable in quality? and I think I will switch to the larger tower case and minus the monitor =] overall very nice build

    Im not sure about the CPU though - for gaming would you need such a powerful CPU? I read that most gaming PCs are majorly GPU dependent

    will this Motherboard be good for OC as well as dual GPU setup?
    what wear and tear?
    were you thinking taken your rig to construction site?
    They will last you another 10yrs unless you don't fire them.

    No point to get dual core, it's true games don't need multi cores but it's better to have quad than dual.

    Powerful GPU do need powerful CPU as well or it will bottleneck the GPU if you use weak CPU.
    So I guess you haven't read much about Sandy Bridge mobo/cpu review ain't you?


    Quote Originally Posted by beejaycee View Post
    Between this build and Earthmonger's modified one could you please tell me the pros/cons ? or are they quite similar?

    And also what are the benefits of going dual GPU? I am considering this latter option so would it be advisable to get a better PSU? or motherboard for that purpose? I'd appreciate the advice
    They both the same, I just revised some parts to give you some saving.

    Dual cards are depend on the game you play, because not all games support SLI or CF.
    Also if you use small size monitor why bother with dual card?
    IMO, you need atleast 24" monitor to go with dual XF cards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    He can get the GTX460..... For $200.... Bingo, a 2600K!
    He dosen't need multithread proc for games.
    I think he's prefer more powerful graphics card over CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Yeah I know I just placed an order for three 2600Ks today, wanted to make sure I paid for them before they sold out.
    3?
    oh I see....one for me, one for U and one for Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    He can get the GTX460..... For $200.... Bingo, a 2600K!
    Would it be worth putting in the extra $100 for the sandy 2600k ?

    and what do you think of the graphic cards listed up in the builds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Yeah I know I just placed an order for three 2600Ks today, wanted to make sure I paid for them before they sold out.
    Wow three? If I may ask for whom? Or do you have three Pcs?

    Where can you pre-order this hardware?

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    I do have three systems here, but I only bought one 2600K for myself, and two for friends. I'm waiting for the 6 & 8 core Sandy Bridge chips to be released, then I'll give the 2600K to my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    I do have three systems here, but I only bought one 2600K for myself, and two for friends. I'm waiting for the 6 & 8 core Sandy Bridge chips to be released, then I'll give the 2600K to my wife.
    Stan, you do still have my shipping info right? You're wife doesn't really need like I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Stan, you do still have my shipping info right? You're wife doesn't really need like I do.
    He might have your shipping in but he didn't say...

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    two for friends.
    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    3?
    oh I see....one for me, one for U and one for Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by beejaycee View Post
    Would it be worth putting in the extra $100 for the sandy 2600k ?

    and what do you think of the graphic cards listed up in the builds?

    Forgive us, we hi jack threads all the time! I would get the GTX 460 1G and get the 2600K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beejaycee View Post
    Would it be worth putting in the extra $100 for the sandy 2600k ?

    and what do you think of the graphic cards listed up in the builds?
    1) it's depend on; multiple thread application you use or not. I believe you don't.

    2). GTX470 beats both HD6870/GTX460; 6870 beats 460 in some games and the other way around for 460 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    I do have three systems here, but I only bought one 2600K for myself, and two for friends. I'm waiting for the 6 & 8 core Sandy Bridge chips to be released, then I'll give the 2600K to my wife.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    what wear and tear?
    were you thinking taken your rig to construction site?
    They will last you another 10yrs unless you don't fire them.

    No point to get dual core, it's true games don't need multi cores but it's better to have quad than dual.

    Powerful GPU do need powerful CPU as well or it will bottleneck the GPU if you use weak CPU.
    So I guess you haven't read much about Sandy Bridge mobo/cpu review ain't you?



    They both the same, I just revised some parts to give you some saving.

    Dual cards are depend on the game you play, because not all games support SLI or CF.
    Also if you use small size monitor why bother with dual card?
    IMO, you need atleast 24" monitor to go with dual XF cards.


    He dosen't need multithread proc for games.
    I think he's prefer more powerful graphics card over CPU.
    Ah the reason for all that is because I plan to upgrade in the future (I'll have a bigger monitor by then but it is unecessary at the moment [small desk])

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    Okay guys thanks a lot for the inputs I've decided on what parts I'm going to get

    planning to go with the modified Earthmonger's build presented by Deton. Now I just have to wait for the sandy 2500k - can't wait haha.

    If you guys have any further suggestions as to how I should tweak the build I'm all ears.

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