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Yea I've read those, seems interesting none the less, though a friend of mine told me about this setup

CPU: Intel Core i7-990X BX80613I7990X Extreme Edition Processor - Six-Core, 12MB L3 Cache, 3.46GHz, Socket B (LGA 1366), Retail at TigerDirect.com $999.99
MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN, SLI/CrossFireX Ready, USB 3.0 at TigerDirect.com $229.99
RAM: Corsair CMT6GX3M3A1866C9 Dominator Triple Channel 6144MB PC15000 DDR3 Memory - Tri Channel, 1866MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), DHX, 9-9-9-24 at TigerDirect.com $149.99
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready at TigerDirect.com $259.99
PSU: Thermaltake TPX-775M Toughpower XT 775W Power Supply - ATX, 775 Watts, 80PLUS Bronze, SLI Certified, CrossFire Certified, Status LEDs, 140mm Fan at TigerDirect.com $99.99
CPU cooler: Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, Copper Cold Plate, Aluminum Radiator, LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1156, AM2/AM3 at TigerDirect.com $59.99
HD: Western Digital WD10EARS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 1TB, 3.5, SATA 3G, 64MB Cache, GreenPower at TigerDirect.com $64.35
CD/DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc DDU1678A-0B 18x DVDROM Drive - 18x, E-IDE / ATAPI, Black, OEM at TigerDirect.com $19.99
CASE: NZXT Zero 2 Craft Series Full Tower Case - Steel Chassis, Quad 120mm Fans, Dual 120mm Exhaust, Top Mounted USB, Audio, eSATA at TigerDirect.com $99.99

Total would be $1984.27

what would the opinion of people with experience on this?
 

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Power supply

If I was spending that much I would go with a Corsair 850 power supply. I tend to go on the + side of power supply.
Good Luck and God Bless Johnny
65++ and still ticking
PS I known it would be a lot more but a 580 video card would put it on top. This comes for someone that was on top of the world playing Kings Quest on a IBM PC Jr. How time changes.
 

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The motherboard needs to be switched out for a X58 LGA1366. The X58 Sabertooth is also a good board. The one you chose is not compatible with your processor.

I also wouldn't spend $1,000 on any CPU, way overkill.
 

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If I was spending that much I would go with a Corsair 850 power supply. I tend to go on the + side of power supply.
Good Luck and God Bless Johnny
65++ and still ticking
PS I known it would be a lot more but a 580 video card would put it on top. This comes for someone that was on top of the world playing Kings Quest on a IBM PC Jr. How time changes.
If I do go with what he told me. He told me that I can the upgrade the GPU later on with 2 of the one mentioned above or a better one and as for the PSU get a better one now or later?

The motherboard needs to be switched out for a X58 LGA1366. The X58 Sabertooth is also a good board. The one you chose is not compatible with your processor.

I also wouldn't spend $1,000 on any CPU, way overkill.
Thanks on the insight on the MOBO, as for the CPU, well I told him I wanted something to last me a long time, I intend on spending the max I can get for my budget at the moment and later on upgrading.

*also what about the external Hard Drive? any thoughts? its a Samsung HD haven't opened it up to see what exactly speeds and other things are.
 

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Mobo and CPU you listed are not compatible. The Mobo is 1156 and the CPU is 1366.
Have you looked at the link hhnq04 posted?
All of out builds are top quality, all parts are compatible and all links are to a more reptuable online vendor.
 

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Mobo and CPU you listed are not compatible. The Mobo is 1156 and the CPU is 1366.
Have you looked at the link hhnq04 posted?
All of out builds are top quality, all parts are compatible and all links are to a more reputable online vendor.
Yes I have read those, as I said previously they do look interesting, but I wanted an opinion on what my friend told me.

On the MOBO duanomo replied telling me the incompatibility isue, took note of it.

And yes I do know about newegg.com.

thank you for the responses so far :)
 

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When you get a list of compatible hardware composed, post it and we can advise.
 

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$1000 on a CPU is an extreme waste of money. There's $200-250 CPU that are beasts and will last several years.
WD drives are good, but I'd avoid the caviar green and opt for caviar black line.
I like Corsair TX/HX/AX PSU lines as well as Seasonic's PSUs.
 

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If I do go with what he told me. He told me that I can the upgrade the GPU later on with 2 of the one mentioned above or a better one and as for the PSU get a better one now or later?

Thanks on the insight on the MOBO, as for the CPU, well I told him I wanted something to last me a long time, I intend on spending the max I can get for my budget at the moment and later on upgrading.

*also what about the external Hard Drive? any thoughts? its a Samsung HD haven't opened it up to see what exactly speeds and other things are.
I see no benefit in paying such a large premium for a processor that will only be "the best" for a few months, but it's your money and you will decide on how to spend it.

I would at least consider taking a small step back for almost half the price by getting the i7 970 which is still a six-core Gulftown processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970

You can spend more on a GTX 570 or 580 then (if your intention is to max out your budget), since this PC, I assume, is for gaming and not for CAD or video editing. Two GPUs is almost never better than a single better GPU.

Why do you want to open up an external hard drive?? It was built for external use.
 

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see no benefit in paying such a large premium for a processor that will only be "the best" for a few months, but it's your money and you will decide on how to spend it.

I would at least consider taking a small step back for almost half the price by getting the i7 970 which is still a six-core Gulftown processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970

You can spend more on a GTX 570 or 580 then (if your intention is to max out your budget), since this PC, I assume, is for gaming and not for CAD or video editing. Two GPUs is almost never better than a single better GPU.

Why do you want to open up an external hard drive?? It was built for external use.
Thanks for the input, and yea I get the idea about the $1k CPU price tag.
 

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Thoughts and opinions please.

Also what would the difference between the GTX 570 and 580 be?

Thank you in advanced.
The 580 is slightly better than the 570, but costs much more. Here are some benchmarks, not that they are that relevant: PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards

Agree 100% with Tyree regarding memory selection and CPU cooling.

I understand that you want to spend your maximum budget, but I would personally get the cheaper GTX 570, go with a decent aftermarket air cooler (if you plan to overclock) and 1600 G.Skill or Mushkin ram; memory does not need additional cooling.
 

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Personally, I would go with different RAM, There is no need for a cooling fan for RAM.
G.SKILL (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 $110:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI

If you do not intend to OC, drop the aftermarket CPU cooler.
noted on the RAM, also can you explain why drop the aftermarket CPU cooler?

The 580 is slightly better than the 570, but costs much more. Here are some benchmarks, not that they are that relevant: PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards

Agree 100% with Tyree regarding memory selection and CPU cooling.

I understand that you want to spend your maximum budget, but I would personally get the cheaper GTX 570, go with a decent aftermarket air cooler (if you plan to overclock) and 1600 G.Skill or Mushkin ram; memory does not need additional cooling.
If I drop the CPU cooling, which way to go?


* One of my concerns is temperature
* Do I need to buy extra fans to put into the tower?
* Is the current PSU overkill? or keep it?

* Will be buying by end of this week.
 

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noted on the RAM, also can you explain why drop the aftermarket CPU cooler?

If I drop the CPU cooling, which way to go?

* One of my concerns is temperature
* Do I need to buy extra fans to put into the tower?
* Is the current PSU overkill? or keep it?

* Will be buying by end of this week.
The CM 690 II case you picked has great airflow and includes all the fans that you need.

You are paying premium for the AX series for full modularity, but they are good PSUs. The TX or HX series are fine as well.

Do you plan on overclocking the processor? You really don't need to given that the six-core is already overkill and will be able to handle everything you throw at it.

Some popular CPU cooler choices:

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

For more serious overclocking, you can go with the Prolimatech Megahalams or the Noctua NH-D14 but they're overkill for most situations.
 

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Hopefully this will be final:

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970 $594.99
MOBO: Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $194.00
RAM:Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI $109.99
GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $364.99
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $ 182.99
CPU Cooler: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $34.99
HD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive $69.99
DVD Drive: Newegg.com - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners $19.99
Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99

total would be: $1661.92

* just found this Case, maybe switch with one mentioned above?: Newegg.com - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

thoughts and opinions please :)

Thank you in advance for the help guys. I actually learned a lot.
 
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