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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by ghy5, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. ghy5 New Member

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    Case:
    Antec DF-85
    Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower C...

    Video Card
    GTX 580
    EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB...

    Power Supply
    CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
    CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 75...

    RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR...

    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA...

    CPU
    i7-2600K
    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Tu...

    HDD
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cac...

    SSD
    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Int...

    CD DRIVE
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...

    TOTAL: $1754.91


    Also would love any suggestions on a monitor.
     
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    If you don't need hyperthreading for video editing/rendering then I would get a 2500K and try and get the GTX 580 xtreme 3GB edition which I think should contribute to more of a performance boost than a 2600K over a 2500K but thats just my two cents.
     
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    Agreed, replace the 2600k with the 2500k since there isn't significant gaming difference between each to justify the price difference. You might as well get the Lightning XE over a vanilla 580 for the extra vRAM and cooling. You'd make use of it in games like Crysis 2 (DX11) or Far Cry 2.

    As a side note, that PSU is based on an old, rather hot running platform. You can get an Antec CP-850, which is built for that case, cheaper, and is a much better unit built by Delta.

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  4. ghy5 New Member

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    There's one more thing i've been wondering about.

    Should I just stick with the gtx 580 or go for dual hd 6970s and up my psu to 850w? Or wait and get two GTX 560 Ti 448's? Or the Lightning XE?
     
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  5. entropy13

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    Do you really need to have a FULL tower? There are several spacious mid towers out there. You save some money, some space and weight, and you don't really need 6+ bays for HDDs now do you?

    I'd sitck with a single GTX 580 for now, most probably the MSI Lightning Xtreme Edition.

    As been mentioned already, the i5 2500k would be more than enough for gaming already.

    Do you really need the PRO's features? The P8Z68-V would be enough.
    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb...

    Then there's the PRO but non GEN3 which is cheaper than both.
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/...

    And then the non PRO and non GEN3 board.
    ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s US...
     
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    What are your recommendations on some of the more spacious mid towers?
     
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    This is a great deal:
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure ...

    It's primarily white. If you don't like white, there's the black one, but no big discounts:
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure ...

    There's also a HAF 922 with a blowout price:
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel ...

    Or maybe this would do:
    COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black S...

    These are nice choices too:
    ENERMAX FULMO Advance ECA892AG-BL Black SGCC 0.7mm...
    NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 Elite Black Steel ...
    LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower C...


    Here's a great deal for a PSU:
    SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 ...

    Here's an 850W PSU with just a minimal addition to the HX750's price:
    OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High ...
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'm going to go with the COOL MASTER HAF. Would I need any additional cooling or would the cases default cooling be enough?
     
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    The fans it comes with are sufficient already. Well if you want to add some more fans, there are free slots on the side (1x 200m or 2x 120mm) or the bottom (1x 120mm/140mm).
     
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    I own that case. The default fans are more than enough, hence the HAF name. Great case honestly it's the best I've ever owned. That current price on Newegg is $20 bucks cheaper than I paid for it.
     
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    I would fill the extra fan slots on it just to keep temperatures a little lower which would also be beneficial if you want to try any overclocking on it when it becomes dated in a few years :)
     
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    Well there you go, a couple of HAF users telling you some advice based from their experience.
     

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