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Whats up all? Long time since ive been here and need a new rig got a $2000 limit and here is what I have put together tell me what you think

Case- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129093

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MOBO- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131702

CPU- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115070

CPU Heatsink/Fan http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835118074

Artic Silver- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100007

Any thing I should change up? or does it seem solid? Thank You!

Edited by XxnickpwnsxX, 11 November 2011 - 12:13 PM.


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Ditch the expensive drive for an SSD, add modular drives as you expand

Most of your best internets and gaming are to be had on a fresh install.. make it fresher?

Edit: Personally HDMI|DVI iuno
rest is pretty solid


Edited by Nevermore, 11 November 2011 - 12:25 PM.


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QUOTE (Nevermore @ Nov 11 2011, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ditch the expensive drive for an SSD, add modular drives as you expand

Most of your best internets and gaming are to be had on a fresh install.. make it fresher?


What one would you suggest? Link please

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Good choice on the thermal compound.. It's fucking pricey for how much you get but there really is a difference between using arctic silver 5 and regular white pasty shit.

Like someone else said only bad choice I see is the hard drive. Get an SSD for OS and a mechanical for everything else. 30gb is more than enough from OS and programs from what I read. I went 40gb to be safe, but am using only 21 for OS and programs..

Edited by x_byakugan_x, 13 November 2011 - 04:40 AM.

QUOTE (Rickrolled @ Jan 10 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love how the resident tough guy is happy to talk trash on an internet forum but back pedals as soon as he is called out. Typical coward. No doubt he'll respond to this with excessive bravado in order to restore his rightful place as a fully fledged internet badass.

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QUOTE (x_byakugan_x @ Nov 13 2011, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good choice on the thermal compound.. It's fucking pricey for how much you get but there really is a difference between using arctic silver 5 and regular white pasty shit.

Like someone else said only bad choice I see is the hard drive. Get an SSD for OS and a mechanical for everything else. 30gb is more than enough from OS and programs from what I read. I went 40gb to be safe, but am using only 21 for OS and programs..


erm, from what you read? might want to add steam to your readings next time icon_razz.gif 30g isn't gonna cut it for most gamers, of course, you could set your game DIRs separately .. but .. who does that?? (epic fast drive, send your game files offshores wheee...) Page file??


Not saying any of these are worth buying, purely a price comparison for .au .. so it really means nothing for you

Corsair Force SATA3 Series 60GB 2.5 SSD Instock $115.00

OCZ Agility 3 60G SATA3 SSD [5] Instock $119.00

OCZ 60G Vertex Plus SSD Instock $79.00

OCZ 60G Vertex III Series SSD Instock $139.00

Intel X25-M 80GB 2.5 MLC Solid State Hard Drive 3.5"Kit Instock $161.50

OCZ 480G Vertex III Series SSD PreorderETA $1289.00


Do think about your SSD size though, it's not something you would want to cheap out on, try spend about as much as you would've for the spinning HDD, consider any extra HDD space as a down the line upgrade.

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QUOTE (Nevermore @ Nov 13 2011, 06:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
erm, from what you read? might want to add steam to your readings next time icon_razz.gif 30g isn't gonna cut it for most gamers, of course, you could set your game DIRs separately .. but .. who does that??


My point was that from what I read, 30 gb isn't enough. Then I actually installed my OS and programs, and 30gb would have been more than enough.

You would NOT put steam in your SSD. It would fill up fucking fast with how big games are (and how big of an SSD you get obviously.)
I'm on of the people "who does that." I have steam on D. Page file is also on D. Temp files are on D. If there was ever a game that for some reason I want the map loads to be instant, I'll put it on C; I still have the room for it. I actually had SC2 on my SSD, but decided to move it later since I don't play it much anymore, and loading maps was never an issue anyway.
I have a 40gb Vertex II which was 60 bucks I think, a few months ago. I read the Vertex's performed better than the Agility's. I forgot everything I read about them.. but remember that.

Edited by x_byakugan_x, 13 November 2011 - 09:43 PM.

QUOTE (Rickrolled @ Jan 10 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love how the resident tough guy is happy to talk trash on an internet forum but back pedals as soon as he is called out. Typical coward. No doubt he'll respond to this with excessive bravado in order to restore his rightful place as a fully fledged internet badass.

I like to make werewolf...
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QUOTE (x_byakugan_x @ Nov 14 2011, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My point was that from what I read, 30 gb isn't enough. Then I actually installed my OS and programs, and 30gb would have been more than enough.

You would NOT put steam in your SSD. It would fill up fucking fast with how big games are (and how big of an SSD you get obviously.)
I'm on of the people "who does that." I have steam on D. Page file is also on D. Temp files are on D. If there was ever a game that for some reason I want the map loads to be instant, I'll put it on C; I still have the room for it. I actually had SC2 on my SSD, but decided to move it later since I don't play it much anymore, and loading maps was never an issue anyway.
I have a 40gb Vertex II which was 60 bucks I think, a few months ago. I read the Vertex's performed better than the Agility's. I forgot everything I read about them.. but remember that.


Well no, you failed to make that point. You made the point that 30gig is enough and that you went 40 to be safe, and that you are using 21 for programs and OS ..


Tell me, why would we tell him to buy a faster drive .. only to tell him to put all the stuff that he wants to access FASTER on that drive, onto another, slower drive??

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We don't even know what he wants. For example I don't want steam in C. I just wanted my OS and programs to be really snappy and ready to use once I see my desktop. Yea I have 21 used gigs. Coulda been 21/30 instead of 21/40. But meh, I probably would have saved 10 to 20 bucks anyway. I'd have to spend more than the 60 bucks I did to have steam in my SSD. Can't afford it.

If he want's really fast map loads, then put steam in C like you suggested, but 60 gigs only? Wouldn't be nearly enough for my steam installations, OS, and programs... and I really doubt he wants to spend this much : OCZ 480G Vertex III Series SSD PreorderETA $1289.00

Edited by x_byakugan_x, 13 November 2011 - 11:01 PM.

QUOTE (Rickrolled @ Jan 10 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love how the resident tough guy is happy to talk trash on an internet forum but back pedals as soon as he is called out. Typical coward. No doubt he'll respond to this with excessive bravado in order to restore his rightful place as a fully fledged internet badass.

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QUOTE (x_byakugan_x @ Nov 14 2011, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We don't even know what he wants. For example I don't want steam in C. I just wanted my OS and programs to be really snappy and ready to use once I see my desktop. Yea I have 21 used gigs. Coulda been 21/30 instead of 21/40. But meh, I probably would have saved 10 to 20 bucks anyway. I'd have to spend more than the 60 bucks I did to have steam in my SSD. Can't afford it.

If he want's really fast map loads, then put steam in C like you suggested, but 60 gigs only? Wouldn't be nearly enough for my steam installations, OS, and programs... and I really doubt he wants to spend this much : OCZ 480G Vertex III Series SSD PreorderETA $1289.00


That last one is obviously a top shelf reference.

nickpwns, so I assume he is a gamer and not a joker.

Save 10-20 bucks, deal with a shortage of space for the life of that OS install icon_wink.gif

$60 budget only comes into your argument as a story reference, his original drive was going to be $269.99 so I assume any drive under is a bargain, the saving can be applied to future drive purchases.

Maybe by the time we end this discussion he will have saved up enough money to shoot for a 120/240g SSD, time is money, right?

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820167042

Closest SSD I could find to his budget then. From his original 2TB to 120GB.. 16% of what he wanted. (needed?) There's many different ways how he can split that money, into SSD and mechanical drive space.
But you're right, 3 years from now when he replys he'll have a 2TB SSD already.

Also, are you suggesting that I'm a JOKER due to my config???...!

QUOTE (Rickrolled @ Jan 10 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love how the resident tough guy is happy to talk trash on an internet forum but back pedals as soon as he is called out. Typical coward. No doubt he'll respond to this with excessive bravado in order to restore his rightful place as a fully fledged internet badass.

I like to make werewolf...
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SSD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227725
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148697
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
GPU: SLI 2X http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130571

Total Cost of these pieces = $811.95
Total Cost of your HDD/CPU/GPU = $1089.97

The 2500k is a fine performance CPU and when overclocked will not be a bottleneck. Even if you still want the i7 using the other 3 parts I showed will lower your cost and increase your performance.

2X GTX 460 outperforms 1X GTX 580. Your PSU is way more powerful than it needs to be. You really only need around 750W, but it is on a ludicrous sale. You could probably get it down to <$100 and have a more efficient PSU.

Like this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703027

And I'd get this cooler: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106150

And this motherboard is better also : http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157250

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way2lazy: new build consultant

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Edited by x_byakugan_x, 15 November 2011 - 01:37 AM.

QUOTE (Rickrolled @ Jan 10 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love how the resident tough guy is happy to talk trash on an internet forum but back pedals as soon as he is called out. Typical coward. No doubt he'll respond to this with excessive bravado in order to restore his rightful place as a fully fledged internet badass.

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QUOTE (way2lazy2care @ Nov 14 2011, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
SSD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227725
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148697
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
GPU: SLI 2X http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130571

Total Cost of these pieces = $811.95
Total Cost of your HDD/CPU/GPU = $1089.97

The 2500k is a fine performance CPU and when overclocked will not be a bottleneck. Even if you still want the i7 using the other 3 parts I showed will lower your cost and increase your performance.

2X GTX 460 outperforms 1X GTX 580. Your PSU is way more powerful than it needs to be. You really only need around 750W, but it is on a ludicrous sale. You could probably get it down to <$100 and have a more efficient PSU.

Like this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703027

And I'd get this cooler: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106150

And this motherboard is better also : http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157250

Not only am I saving you money I'm making your computer better icon_biggrin.gif


I am 110% against seagate drives I have had over 25+ fail within my time of building rigs for myself or for friends or to sell so thats a big no...Western Digital hasn't failed me to this day, Money is no issue for me so im going to stick with my eVga 580 and get another 1 for sli I and im going with the Better i7 might as well but ty for the input!


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I didn't mention Seagate or WD..

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QUOTE (XxnickpwnsxX @ Nov 24 2011, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am 110% against seagate drives I have had over 25+ fail within my time of building rigs for myself or for friends or to sell so thats a big no...Western Digital hasn't failed me to this day, Money is no issue for me so im going to stick with my eVga 580 and get another 1 for sli I and im going with the Better i7 might as well but ty for the input!

Fine replace the seagate with any other ~$150 1tb+ 7200rpm drive that you like. Your PSU is still way overpowered even if you want 2X GTX 580 SLI, and your motherboard is more expensive and worse than the one I posted.
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