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Best build under 1500$?


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Black1ce

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Best = gaming performance
Need some advice on this build i'm working on.
Will these all work together properly?
And if anyone has any suggestions i'm open to changes.

I already have a mouse, keyboard, comfy chair, headphones.

These should all work together and kick butt hopefully.

Left 250$ open for improvements.


http://secure.newegg...Number=18864845
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Hi Black1ce,Posted Image

Only time for a quick look at you proposed build.

As far as I am aware, there are no AMD Motherboards at present that are PCI-E 3.0 enabled so your video card would not take advantage of the new standard.


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Thanks, thats just the sort of thing I was looking for. If anyone could recommend a board I would really appreciate it. I have learned quite abit on my own so far but nothing beats years of experience.
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Looks like you are aiming for a top end gaming rig. To be able to support the GPU card, you will have to switch to Intel, Mobo/CPU, with a subsequent increase in cost.

The GPU, some more research, this GTX 680 appears to be a better performer + more features. http://www.xbitlabs....ce-gtx-680.html

http://www.newegg.ca...1^14-102-961-TS

Motherboards. http://www.newegg.ca...2^13-157-282-TS

CPU. http://www.newegg.ca...1&name=LGA 2011
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You might like to follow this topic. http://www.geekstogo...me-building-pc/
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Another member is looking to build a rig almost identical to yours. Say Hello on the 2 links, you could get any useful info and maybe PM each other.

http://www.geekstogo...ine-tune-build/



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Update, this I posted on the other Topics.


Intel is pushing the latest Sandy Bridge E, Socket 2011 which I think is overkill for a gaming rig. There maybe some benefits for gaming as the CPU chipset supports
PCI-E version 3.0 which can be used by the latest top end video cards.

http://www.hardware-...-december-2011/
http://www.madshrimp...4#axzz1qUsMUOug

I usually spec a Z68 Mobo, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge i5 2500K or i7 2600K, (if games being played are Multi Threaded). The higher you go with cost there is a diminishing performance return.

I would suggest deferring for a month as Ivy Bridge is confirmed due April. Some will operate on existing Z68 Motherboards
http://pocketpccentr...-date-april-29/

Or look at Z77 Motherboards, already available, like this http://www.asrock.co...el=Z77 Extreme4
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http://secure.newegg...Number=23700787


Here is my updated and final build.
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Be aware, The selected Motherboard does not support PCI-E 3.0
http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications

PSU. Poor quality unit, I would not buy. Not certified, No PFC. reports it has the same specs as the 750w. Manufacturer, Superflower.
http://www.realhardt...s/Page13100.htm
http://azzatek.com/psaz-850b14.html

RAM. When installed, check in the BIOS it is running as per it's specs. You may have to set them manually.



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