New Build after 3 Years. Need suggestions!

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  1. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    So my last build as come to an end with BF3 coming out. I need a new system, so I was shopping on the internet for a good and reliable PC. Here's what im going for, ANY SUGGESTIONS is good so please, help if you can.

    CPU : Intel i7 2600k 3.4Ghz
    Heatsink : Corsair A70
    Mobo : Asus P8Z68-V Pro
    Ram : Corsair Vengence 2x4GB 1600mhz
    PSU : Seasonic 760w Modular 80+
    HHD1 : SSD Intel 320 120GB [Sata2] <---- Help me here. Im new to SSDs
    HHD2 : WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200 64M [Sata3]
    GPU : eVGA GF GTX580 1536M
    Case : Corsair Obsidian 650D

    I want it to be able to last 3 years like my previous system.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    Looks good. That SSD will do fine as OS drive. If you want you might look those new SSD's that are using SATA3. Like Corsair Force GT ;)
     
  3. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    I just saw the Intel 510 series... Might just upgrade to that one. Many ppl had problem with OCZ and Corsair SSDs... I wanna be sure to get a good one [not the best but the most reliable]

    Thank Temeteus
     
  4. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

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    Does look good. If you're not planning on SLI-ing, you could get an ASUS Matrix GTX 580, the Sparkle Calibre GTX 580, or the Galaxy GTX 580 w/ Arctic Cooling...all three are triple slot, higher clocked, and stay super-super cool.

    I'd also recommend getting an H60 or H70 over an A70 -- the cooling will be better and let you overclock higher. But any way you slice it, this rig should definitely last at least three years :)
     
  5. craig5320

    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good, I'm on the i7-2600k and P8Z68-V Pro with 8GB Vengeance. Very solid board and great CPU, not had any issues whatsoever.

    I'm using the Crucial M4 for SSD, I do recommended the upgrade to a SATA3 drive.
     
  6. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    Thank you guys for those tips. Im on a budget also and dont wan to spend more than 2k [cdn] on my rig. Im @ 1970$ but I have to add 80$ for the Intel 510 SSD. So, Im on the limit lol, but realy, thank you. I knew I had to come here before buying it. Been this way for 6years. You guys are the best, ty.
     
  7. george__

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    The bulldozers are coming out in a few weeks and the benchmarks look pretty competitive... And you could save $$$...
     
  8. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    Ive had bad 2 bad experience with AMD. No chance I'm going back.

    But, thank you for that post. I wasnt even aware that AMD was still a competition to Intel
     
  9. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    Update! I was thinking "what the heck, why not just put 200$ more lol.

    I went with the Asus Matrix GTX580 and a Intel 510 SSD

    2,221$ total [cdn]
     
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    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    Great build, have a lot of fun putting it together, post pics!
     
  11. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

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    I just got myself an ASUS Matrix 580 and am loving it. The built in OC buttons and the LED-indicating GPU usage are so cool, especially with a sidewindow! You'll love it :) post pics!
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    mmmm intel 510.... yummmy
     
  13. caqde

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    Hmm if you build systems every three years then I would say your last AMD experience was either in 2k5 or 2k2 which would leave AMD with chipsets that were not that great (been with AMD since the beginning), but as of now AMD chipsets are very reliable and I have not seen many issues with them.

    But another way to look at it is when AMD releases their chips Intel will likely react with a price drop and a release of new chips (2700K). But again this is up to you and this should happen within the next 2-3 weeks. I also know AMD plans on releasing their 7000series graphics cards by the end of the year, but I wouldn't put much on waiting for those as we don't have a clear release date for them.
     
  14. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    So here I am... New Update with the new PC and, lemme tell you, its fast lol.

    Final build :

    Intel 2600k @ 3.8GHZ
    Asus P8Z68-PRO
    Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600MHZ
    Asus GTX580 Matrix 816/4008
    Intel SSD 120GB 510Series Sata3
    Western Digital 1TB Black Caviar 64M Sata3
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus + 120mm Fan add-on
    Corsair Obsidian 650D Case.

    Here is some pics [I didnt assemble it, so I might try to get a better cabling job] :

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    Looking good, enjoy! :)
     
  16. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

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    Looks good mate :) pretty clean (very clean). I like our matching cards :)
     
  17. Neshi

    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    very nice. I like the all black scheme.
     
  18. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    Thank you guys for helping me with this new computer, I appreciate it. Im very happy with it and its really fast. BF3 was a blast to try with this setup!

    @synthesis204 : You are the one who made me purshased the Matrix. Its was only 40bucks over a stock 580... So thank to you.
     
  19. george__

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    Lucky you! I waited for the AMD Bulldozers, HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!
     
  20. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    Good thing I got the Intel 2600k....I was really shocked with the Bulldozer's results... Like I said earlier, I had 3 big problems with AMD, so it was an easy choice for me.
     

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