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    *MMO Gaming Computer* -Help please!

    Afternoon everyone! Taken directly from the sticky:

    **Current wishlist: At the end of this post!Please review!

    Budget
    • $1000-$1500
    • Does not include Windows 7! My budget listed is just for the computer itself!
    Resolution
    • 22" monitor
    • 1680x1050 or anything higher if it run's smoothly
    Games / Settings Desired
    • Would like to play at Max settings/ultra
    • World of Warcraft
    • Star Wars
    • Guild Wars 2
    • Maybe an FPS game on the side
    Any other intensive software or special things you do
    • youtube open while playing
    • Streaming on Twitch.tv once I get my new build
    Country
    • US
    Parts that can be reused
    • keyboard
    • mouse
    • speakers
    • I have an external harddrive to transfer over all my files to the new computer
    • I have a monitor: HPw2216h

    Thank you to everyone that help's me out! I know the new AMD video cards are coming around next year but I would like to build a new computer "on" or after X-mas, unless you guy's tell me to wait then I just might have to
    Last edited by savethetuna; 2011-12-18 at 05:49 PM. Reason: wishlist

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    CPU - Intel I5 2500K $219.99
    Motherboard - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $114.99 (Supports PCI-E 3.0 with IvyBridge update in the future)
    Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2X4GB) 1600Mhz DDR3 $49.99
    Case - Corsair Special Edition White 600T $159.99
    Graphics Card - Asus GTX570 DCII $309.99
    Power Supply - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 80+ Cert. Silver $139.99 (Can support SLI GTX570)
    Optical Drive - 22X Samsung DVD R/RW $16.99
    SSD OS/Games - Corsair Force Series GT 120GB $199.99
    HDD Storage - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $149.99
    CPU Heatsink - Corsair H70 Core Closed Loop Liquid Cooled $99.99 (Will require separate 120mm fan purchased)

    Total - $1261.91 + Shipping

    Should be able to dominate the games you have listed. However if you would like to take things one step further see below for two component changes.

    Substitute Corsair 600T case for the Rosewill Thor $129.99 for a savings of $30. Then purchase a second Asus GTX570 DCII for an SLI set up. This would bring up the cost to $1541.99. If you want to drop the price down below $1500 you can substitute the Coolermaster Hyper 212 for $29.99 saving an additional $70 over the Corsair H70. Which would then bring the SLI GTX570 / Thor substitute build to $1471.90.

    If it was my dollar I would go with the substitute Thor build with SLI GTX570's combined with the Coolermaster Hyper 212. Now if you like the special edition white of the Corsair 600T you can purchase a special edition white version of the Rosewill Thor V2 for $139.99 bringing the sub build cost up to $1481.90.

    Hope this helps.

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    Culadin I'm going with your SLI build 100% unless anyone has any other suggestions! Now the only problem I have is how to SLI! LOL And would I need to buy a new monitor to run this beast? Does WoW work with SLI?

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    sli: plug 2 same model gpus... put the data bridge on them... install drivers
    however about wow on sli i've read that its roughly the same performance , since wow is way more cpu dependant than gpu, however many other games will say thanks to that!

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    Thanks for the input Albatross! Data bridge? I think I'll use my friend google for this one haha

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    Wouldnt buy two 570s at this moment. If you can wait, wait till 9 januari, 7970/7950 will be out, and will be better then (atleast) a single 570.
    And if you want double gpus. I would go for 2x 2gb 6950s, is cheaper and with the right ones you can still flash them to 6970s

    But if you cant wait, 2x 570s are good aswell. just overkill for MMO's tho, def on 1680 x 1050

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    Quote Originally Posted by savethetuna View Post
    Thanks for the input Albatross! Data bridge? I think I'll use my friend google for this one haha

    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/1...15843029_o.jpg

    This It isn't hard to put on, easiest part of setting up SLI
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/1...15843029_o.jpg

    This It isn't hard to put on, easiest part of setting up SLI
    Ah I guess that bridge come's with the GPU itself so I just plug it in and go? There's also directions for me too so I should be alright

    ---------- Post added 2011-12-17 at 03:58 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    Wouldnt buy two 570s at this moment. If you can wait, wait till 9 januari, 7970/7950 will be out, and will be better then (atleast) a single 570.
    And if you want double gpus. I would go for 2x 2gb 6950s, is cheaper and with the right ones you can still flash them to 6970s

    But if you cant wait, 2x 570s are good aswell. just overkill for MMO's tho, def on 1680 x 1050
    Thanks for the suggestion Zeara!

    ---------- Post added 2011-12-17 at 04:05 PM ----------

    One more question! Instead of SLI'ing dual 570's, could I just buy 1 GTX580 and that would be enough for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by savethetuna View Post
    Ah I guess that bridge come's with the GPU itself so I just plug it in and go? There's also directions for me too so I should be alright [COLOR="red"]
    Should come with either your gpu or your fatherboard

    As for the GTX 580, I think a SLI 570 is a x1.5 580.

    But considering power usage etc it would be good to get a 580, I've got some in SLI myself (Currently only 1 since I failed at installing new fans) and they're lovely.

    You'd have to customize the fan speeds through some program like MSI afterburner since they often go up to 70c in idle.
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    Ah nevermind I'll just go with the dual 570's :P

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    i think you could go with 1 580 gtx.... wait till 600 series comes out (which it seems mostly march-may next year). and then if you have the bucks take advantage of the reduced price for the second gtx 580.
    with the games so far released...
    only bad coded games or heavy demanding ones like metro 2033 or bf3 respectively will struggle on a single gtx 580 on grafics OVER 1080p on ultra settings.
    Last edited by albatross1; 2011-12-18 at 04:25 AM.

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    Are you running one monitor that isn't 2560x1440 or greater? Get one GTX580. SLI, while having better and better game support, is still not perfect and can cause problems in unsupported games. Also, look up microstutter... it's why I went back to a single card.

    Alternatively, we are only one month away from new GPUs from AMD. Use your existing video card for now (if possible) and hold off on upgrading the GPU until the new ones are released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nellah View Post
    Are you running one monitor that isn't 2560x1440 or greater? Get one GTX580. SLI, while having better and better game support, is still not perfect and can cause problems in unsupported games. Also, look up microstutter... it's why I went back to a single card.

    Alternatively, we are only one month away from new GPUs from AMD. Use your existing video card for now (if possible) and hold off on upgrading the GPU until the new ones are released.
    This is the monitor I'm currently running: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ctID=c01489669

    ---------- Post added 2011-12-18 at 11:21 AM ----------

    If I also chose to get 1 GTX580 would I have to choose a different motherboard/power supply?

    ---------- Post added 2011-12-18 at 12:48 PM ----------

    Tuna's Wishlist-

    CPU: Intel I5 2500K
    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
    Optical Drive: Samsung CD/DVD Burner
    SSD: 120 GB Sata III Corsair Force Series
    HDD: SAMSUNG 1TB
    Heatsink: COOLERMASTER Hyper 212
    PSU: CORSAIR HX750 80 PLUS SILVER
    GPU: EVGA GTX 580
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3
    Case: Rosewill THOR V-2 White Edition
    ^-Would like some input on seeing if a Coolermaster HAF would work too because it's at my local store!

    Subtotal: $1,591.90

    I know it's $100 over what I would like but that's because of the GPU, it dosen't bother me because anything is better than a STOCK HP computer!!

    If someone could check over this wishlist and make sure everything look's good, I will be start to order the part's!

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