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2012-01-19 13:23:44

Thanks for looking,
I am going to build a new rig this spring. I was wanting some input from everyone on what they think would be the best combo. What CPU with GPU, what motherboard. Any other factors into making a beast of a work horse. I must tell you my budget is about $2000. I know thats not much but what do you think I can do with that. OH, I have monitor and keyboard, so that 2k is all for the tower. Cant wait to hear some of your great ideas.

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2012-01-19 15:14:01
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From the techie sites, it would be worthwhile to wait for Intel Ivy Bridge.

. . . as far as GPU, Nvidia Kepler GPU's [GTX 600's]

. . . as far as drives, go SSD for your OS and get a conventional HDD [1Tb+] for your games and music.

. . . RAM is cheap right now, more is better. . . go 16Gig or more.

. . . as far as optical, go BlueRay

Run Linux64 until Windows 8 comes out [hopefully in the summer].

My $.02

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2012-01-19 16:02:50

What advantage does the Ivy bridge offer? I also heard that SSD werent reliable, something about read/write issues...
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2012-01-19 16:23:23

Supernumerary wrote:
What advantage does the Ivy bridge offer? I also heard that SSD werent reliable, something about read/write issues...



Ivy Bridge is the next Intel generation after Sandy Bridge. . . why invest in dated technology?

SSD's are getting better and cheaper by the day. . . 64Megs should do you for OS's quite well.

. . . and your computer will boot up like lightning.


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2012-01-20 02:14:03

I've put together this list for my next new build based on what is currently available @ Amazon.

I just built a 2600K machine a few weeks ago, so this one may change before I actually get it underway.

Hey Sid, I agree if a person is in no hurry Ivy Bridge and Windows 8 are a great way to go!

CPU	Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 LGA 2011 Processor	                               $664.61
MOBO Asus P9X79 LGA 2011 X79 Motherboard $279.99
GPU Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 GV-N560OC-1GI $253.98
SSD OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s VTX3-25SAT3-120G $185.23
PSU Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 – Fully Modular $187.43
OS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack $99.99
RAM Corsair Vengeance 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 1600 MHz CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $89.99
Cooler Noctua HN-D14 SE2011 Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 2011 Socket $89.29
Case Cooler Master Haf ATX Mid Tower Case RC-922M-KKN1-GP $89.00
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive – OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black) $9.99
Wireless ASUS Wireless-n USB Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 up to 300 Mbps $19.99
Total Build $1,979.49

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