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  • #61
    Man...

    You know what, **************** it, you all are right. I know I can build one myself. I haven't had a challenge in a while and it actually sounds like it would be fun to do the more I think about it.



    Ideas on a case to start? I think someone mentioned Cooler Master?
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    • #62






      Quote Originally Posted by Reverend179
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      Don't think you need a 2011 board for gaming, or 32gb of ram, and the Z506 is a ****************-tastic 5.1 system (I own one and there's hella cross-talk between the channels), but it looks like a killer rig. I'd probably go with an 1155 mobo and an i5 3570k, 16gb of RAM, and then get a second video card for CrossFire.




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      • #63






        Quote Originally Posted by Reverend179
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        Don't think you need a 2011 board for gaming, or 32gb of ram, and the Z506 is a ****************-tastic 5.1 system (I own one and there's hella cross-talk between the channels), but it looks like a killer rig. I'd probably go with an 1155 mobo and an i5 3570k, 16gb of RAM, and then get a second video card for CrossFire.




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        • #64
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100



          I am a fan of them. I have an older Coolermaster Centurion that is rock solid too. Not a big ass one like these, but still. The Cosmos II will come in at $350 which is stupid expensive but will last you a lifetime.
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          • #65
            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100



            I am a fan of them. I have an older Coolermaster Centurion that is rock solid too. Not a big ass one like these, but still. The Cosmos II will come in at $350 which is stupid expensive but will last you a lifetime.
            Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

            Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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            • #66
              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100



              I am a fan of them. I have an older Coolermaster Centurion that is rock solid too. Not a big ass one like these, but still. The Cosmos II will come in at $350 which is stupid expensive but will last you a lifetime.
              Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

              Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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              • #67
                http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100



                I am a fan of them. I have an older Coolermaster Centurion that is rock solid too. Not a big ass one like these, but still. The Cosmos II will come in at $350 which is stupid expensive but will last you a lifetime.
                Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

                Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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                • #68






                  Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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                  Man...

                  You know what, **************** it, you all are right. I know I can build one myself. I haven't had a challenge in a while and it actually sounds like it would be fun to do the more I think about it.



                  Ideas on a case to start? I think someone mentioned Cooler Master?




                  I like mini-builds with tons of power, so I'm biased. I like a small board and case. My favorite builds are micro ATX and ITX. They are small form factors that approach the size of a console system, but with the power of a high-end rig. Like these: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=641601



                  Here is my latest rig: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...&postcount=140



                  Here's a kickass one: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...&postcount=208

                  Another: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...&postcount=224



                  For the guts:

                  Asus Maximus V Gene (mATX)

                  Great mobo for OC'ing, gets great stability on decent OC's, does well on LN2. Very low price.



                  Intel i5 3570

                  Bang/buck best CPU for gaming. 22n technology, very efficient. Love mine.



                  GTX 680

                  Get one of these if budget allows, or GTX670 is great. You can also get creative later and add another card for SLI.



                  16G ram

                  All you need at the moment.



                  128G or 256 SSD

                  Speed up your load times and everything having to do with OS functions. Installed BF3 on mine, and a few other games. Using the online SSD windows 7 install guide, the installation only takes about 9 gigs, then I installed a bunch of games and software, and I'm still only at 48G used space.



                  PSU: from my list that is in the +750Watt range: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=589708



                  Hard drive: Take your pick, look into the 2.5" ones so you can stuff it with the SSD.



                  Case: Get anything you want, but I like my small cases. Here's mine: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811163182



                  Cooling: Corsair H80 FTW.



                  Optical drives: Depends on what you want.
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                  • #69






                    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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                    Man...

                    You know what, **************** it, you all are right. I know I can build one myself. I haven't had a challenge in a while and it actually sounds like it would be fun to do the more I think about it.



                    Ideas on a case to start? I think someone mentioned Cooler Master?




                    I like mini-builds with tons of power, so I'm biased. I like a small board and case. My favorite builds are micro ATX and ITX. They are small form factors that approach the size of a console system, but with the power of a high-end rig. Like these: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=641601



                    Here is my latest rig: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...&postcount=140



                    Here's a kickass one: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...&postcount=208

                    Another: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...&postcount=224



                    For the guts:

                    Asus Maximus V Gene (mATX)

                    Great mobo for OC'ing, gets great stability on decent OC's, does well on LN2. Very low price.



                    Intel i5 3570

                    Bang/buck best CPU for gaming. 22n technology, very efficient. Love mine.



                    GTX 680

                    Get one of these if budget allows, or GTX670 is great. You can also get creative later and add another card for SLI.



                    16G ram

                    All you need at the moment.



                    128G or 256 SSD

                    Speed up your load times and everything having to do with OS functions. Installed BF3 on mine, and a few other games. Using the online SSD windows 7 install guide, the installation only takes about 9 gigs, then I installed a bunch of games and software, and I'm still only at 48G used space.



                    PSU: from my list that is in the +750Watt range: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=589708



                    Hard drive: Take your pick, look into the 2.5" ones so you can stuff it with the SSD.



                    Case: Get anything you want, but I like my small cases. Here's mine: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811163182



                    Cooling: Corsair H80 FTW.



                    Optical drives: Depends on what you want.
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                    • #70
                      Other case choices are abundant, tons of good stuff out there. Wouldn't get a full tower as they are HUGE. Regular mid towers are OK in size..



                      In order of expensive/fancy to less expensive but still great quality:

                      Silverstone Fortress FT02

                      Corsair Obsidian 550

                      Corsair 500R/400R/C70 series

                      Cooler Master Storm Sniper

                      Thermaltake Armor A90

                      NZXT Phantom 410

                      Cooler Master Storm Scout

                      Cooler Master HAF 922/912

                      Zalman Z11

                      Antec 300
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                      • #71
                        Other case choices are abundant, tons of good stuff out there. Wouldn't get a full tower as they are HUGE. Regular mid towers are OK in size..



                        In order of expensive/fancy to less expensive but still great quality:

                        Silverstone Fortress FT02

                        Corsair Obsidian 550

                        Corsair 500R/400R/C70 series

                        Cooler Master Storm Sniper

                        Thermaltake Armor A90

                        NZXT Phantom 410

                        Cooler Master Storm Scout

                        Cooler Master HAF 922/912

                        Zalman Z11

                        Antec 300
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                        • #72
                          Let's see. Overblown specs, REALLY ugly case, crap display. Unless you run some heavy scientific calculation or lots of virtual machines, you will never need 32 GB RAM. Hell, even 8 GB is more than most people need - I've yet to truly need over 4. Likewise you will do absolutely nothing with 3GB VRAM on a graphics card at 1080p resolution. And do you really have anything to fill a 3 TB HDD?



                          Also those 800W+ PSUs are a complete waste of money unless you run like 3 graphics cards and all hard drive slots filled. Get a quality, low noise 500-600W PSU instead.



                          Those all-in-one watercooling systems for the CPU are also not worth the money - they perform no better than a decent air cooler. If you want a water cooled system, build a proper one that cools the GPU as well and for that you need a normal size case and bigger radiators.
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                          • #73
                            Let's see. Overblown specs, REALLY ugly case, crap display. Unless you run some heavy scientific calculation or lots of virtual machines, you will never need 32 GB RAM. Hell, even 8 GB is more than most people need - I've yet to truly need over 4. Likewise you will do absolutely nothing with 3GB VRAM on a graphics card at 1080p resolution. And do you really have anything to fill a 3 TB HDD?



                            Also those 800W+ PSUs are a complete waste of money unless you run like 3 graphics cards and all hard drive slots filled. Get a quality, low noise 500-600W PSU instead.



                            Those all-in-one watercooling systems for the CPU are also not worth the money - they perform no better than a decent air cooler. If you want a water cooled system, build a proper one that cools the GPU as well and for that you need a normal size case and bigger radiators.
                            "Walking the fine line between bacon and Christian."

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                            • #74






                              Quote Originally Posted by pioneerprogress
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                              well to start I personally like AMD for what you get for the price, but a lot of people seem to be sticklers for Intel. It's completely up to you, just go to newegg or tigerdirect and see what you like. Some of their barebones kits might be a good starting point. Also, passmark.com to get a general idea of what you're getting.




                              I recently went from a phenom 2 quad core to an intel i3, everything runs faster. I was telling a lot of people to go to amd for the price prior to that, but after my experience I just can't justify it. However, I've read good things about their vishera architecture.
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                              • #75






                                Quote Originally Posted by pioneerprogress
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                                well to start I personally like AMD for what you get for the price, but a lot of people seem to be sticklers for Intel. It's completely up to you, just go to newegg or tigerdirect and see what you like. Some of their barebones kits might be a good starting point. Also, passmark.com to get a general idea of what you're getting.




                                I recently went from a phenom 2 quad core to an intel i3, everything runs faster. I was telling a lot of people to go to amd for the price prior to that, but after my experience I just can't justify it. However, I've read good things about their vishera architecture.
                                Recipient of the HCAF Nobel Piece Prize

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