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So I'm considering a new build this is what I have so far.

 

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226099

 

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188068

 

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

 

Now I'm looking for any and all suggestions. I'm working with about $1000 budget. Dont need hard drives or accessories just the core components (do need a case, haven't decided on that yet as well as a PSU suggestions?)

 

Anyway I'm undecided between a gtx 570 or a 5870. I'm also confused by this:

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102888

 

and

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129160

 

Pretty much the same card no? One is twice the cost? What gives?

 

 

I need suggestions on my overall build! Remember $1000 (ish) Don't need hard drives or monitor / keyboard / mouse etc.

 

Edit: So I'm thinking

 

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

 

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041

 

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102888

 

Thoughts?

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Get an i7-950. If you can, buy it at your Local(or closest) Microcenter. They are only $200 at Microcenter!!!

 

GTX570 will run circles around a HD 5870... But you can buy a 5870 for quite cheap... That really expensive 5870 you linked is just the nature of some tech stuff. They price never drops sometimes, coincidentally it also never sells... Its usually caused by the manufacture never allowing a price drop on the product. Personally i just got a GTX570 and its truly an awesome card. But if you can find a 5870 for $200~Ish its really a great buy.

 

Love your thinking of Mushkin RAM, its great stuff, my set of 1600mhz Mushkin ram overclocks upto 2135mhz! However you should buy a triple channel kit, not a dual. Its really not that big of a deal, but still. Nothing wrong with the dual channel kit, but you will get just alittle more kick out of the triple channel, and its nice to use a feature that you pay for. Any 3x2gb Mushkin DDR3-1600 Mushkin set would work just fine, preferably the cheapest since your on a tight budget.

 

Id normally go with a Asus Mobo but that EVGA board looks nice, so i cant argue. You could save $30 bucks by getting the Asus Sabertooth x58, but it only does 2-way SLI/Xfire, so maybe thats a feature you were looking forward too.

 

IF you wanna save a couple bucks on the case, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146061, Is a nice good size case that holds quite a bit. Spend another $20 on a couple extra case fans since it only comes with 1 fan. And its pretty much good to go. Its big enough for a 5870, so im sure it will hold pretty much anything else you'd be looking into as well. Its also big enough for most CPU coolers which i will get to in a second. The Storm Scout is a nice case too! I just dont really see the pro's to the case at that price personally. Ive personally used the NZXT case i linked, and its not anything like my Antec DF-85... but for $40 you really cant go wrong, And like i said, 1-3 extra 120mm fans will go a LONG way in making the case awesome. In one build i did, i just added 1 front 120mm 70cfm fan, and 1 120mm 70cfm on the top for more exhaust near the CPU cooler, as well as 1 more on the side to bring in cool air to the GPU's. These are the fans i used in the build: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103090

 

I guess that OCZ PSU is ok... Personally i despise OCZ as a company and will never ever buy one of their products again. But 750w is probably the range of PSU your looking for to take care of any 2x sli/xfire needs you might have in the future. Personally id spend the $10 extra and get a Corsair TX750. PLus the Corsair has free shipping so it only costs $4 more to get a MUCH better brand.

 

Glad you saw the 5870 2GB for $180 At that price you really cant go wrong. Id jump on that if you still have the chance!!

 

You really should look into a Aftermarket CPU cooler as these 1366 i7's run really hot. IF you want low end cooling, which should get you into the 3.6-3.8Ghz range when overclocking, the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ will get you buy, Just dont forget to apply alot of TIM to the heatpipe based cooler. If your looking for extreme overclocking of 4.0Ghz+ you will need to invest in a much better cooler such as a Prolimatech Megahalems or Noctua NH-D14. Dont forget with the Megahalems(if you decide to get it) YOu need 2x 120mm fans to go along with it. Personally on your budget, You cant beat the Hyper 212+!!

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Thanks for the extensive reply! I went ahead and swapped out PSU's for the corsair (personally a bigger fan of corsair tbh) and I will go ahead and probably get that 5870 just because its so cheap, I can't order the build until I sell my current rig, but I might go ahead and order that card right now so I don't miss out on the deal.

 

I'm considering snagging that case you listed for cheaper, but at the same time, I'm spending 900+ already I'm sort of thinking "why not 30 more". We'll see though.

 

Also swapped out for some tripple channel mushkin blackline 1600. (huge mushkin fan :D)

 

As for the cooler, for the time being I'm going to roll with a stock cooler (for about a week) before I have another paycheck to buy a top of the line cooler with.

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Also forgot to mention, I really REALLY wish i could go pick up a i7-950 for $200, but the only microcenter around me is like 2 and a half hours drive away :(

 

Hah. Any money saved it wasted on Gas at that point... Well just buy whichever then on Newegg then. IM pretty sure there is only a $30 difference between the 930-940-950-960... I guess the same philosophy from your case would apply here... Why not get the 960?? ITs only $30 more. With the x25 multiplier you'd be able to overclock even better!!

 

Im also a huge fan of Mushkin!! Ive only recently started using their products but their RAM is by far the best stuff ive ever owned! Just purchased one of their SSD's too!

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Just added the 960 to the cart, lol I'm not 100% sure yet but I may get it. We'll see it really depends, I have a good friend that may be buying my current rig from me for $450, he is on the fence though so if he doesn't buy it I still have to wait to sell my old rig to buy the new one. Assuming he buys it though I'll probably just go for the 960. $1009 - $450 = $559. Imo $559 is a pretty sweet deal for this rig :D

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dont waste your money on that processor at that price

get a sandybridge or search around for that one to be 200$, check microcenter

 

Couple questions, what ever happened with the Sandy bridge debacle?

 

Also whats the difference in the 2600 and a 2600k??

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I could probably pick up the i7 for you at Microcenter if you want.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227477&cm_re=3_x_2gb-_-20-227-477-_-Product

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130500

 

Couple questions, what ever happened with the Sandy bridge debacle?

 

Also whats the difference in the 2600 and a 2600k??

one can overclock, one cant

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