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PC Buying Guide - July 2011

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Extreme Gamer

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| Core Components |
CPU | Intel Xeon X5690 x2 | $1663 x2
MOBO| EVGA Clasified SR-2 | $599.99
RAM | Corsair CMTX7 x6 | $499 x6
GPU | Zotac AMP!2 GTX 580 3GB x4 | $549.99 x4
PSU | Silverstone ST1500 | $379.99

| Additional Compulsary Parts |
Case | Danger Den Double Wide LDR-29 Custom | $459.99
SSD | Corsair Force GT 240GB x2 RAID 0| $500-ish x2
ODD | HP BD340i BD-RW Drive | $134.99
RAM Acc | Corsair AFPro x2 | $50 x2

| Cooling System |
CPU WB | EK Supreme HF Full Nickel | $90
GPU WB | EK FC580 GTX+ Acetal+Nickel x4 | $105 x4
MOBO WB | EK FB-SR2 Acetal+ Nickel | $140
Radiators 1 | HWLabs Black Ice GTX560 x3 | $200 x3
Radiators 2 | HWLabs Black Ice GTX360 x2| $120 x2
Pumps | Laing D5 Fixed Speed x4 | $84 x4
Fittings | EK PSC G1/4" 13mm Black x35| $7 x34
Reservoir | EK Multi-option RES X2 400 Advanced| $60
Pump Acc | EK-D5 Dual Top x2 | $83 x2
GPU Acc 1 | EK-FC 580 GTX Backplate x4 | $30 x4
GPU Acc 2 | EK-FC Bridge QUAD Parallel | $30
Tubing | TYGON-3400-BK-1/2 40 feet | $3.39 x40

| Peripherals |
Monitor | Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" x3| $1449.99 x3
Mouse | Logitech G700 | $75
Keyboard | Logitech G19 | $175
Speakers | Logitech Z906 | $350
Headphones | Sennheiser HD800 | $1400-ish
Microphone | Zalman Clip-on mic | $20-ish lol
UPS | Some good model over 2kVA | ???

I made this spec by deciding on how much could be spent and I would not call this a practical setup any day.

EDIT: Total Cost ~$20,500= Rs.9,12,147 not including shipping, customs, duties and indian inflated prices. Can you beat this setup? LOL :)) :)) :D :D
 
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Extreme Gamer

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Because UPS is more stable and provides cleaner power than inverter.
I am referring to UPS's with included battery backups.
 

SlashDK

MV VIP to the MAX
@cybertonic
regarding your second rig, its very much similar to already put up 35k llano except 6670.

Since Llano performs better with quicker memory i've included speedier memory, a better monitor as well as a better motherboard with HDMI as an output.

@cybertonic
regarding your second rig, its very much similar to already put up 35k llano except 6670.

Since Llano performs better with quicker memory i've included speedier memory, a better monitor as well as a better motherboard with HDMI as an output. Its basically a cheaper option with comparable performance(6550D should perform approx 70-80% of 6670)
 

tkin

Back to school!!
guys i cant put top end 1155 boards -
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0)
will be problem putting sound card due to NF200 heatsink and 3 6970.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
no list for 3-way crossfire x. and again cant put sound card with 3 6970!

so almost similar costing eyefinity and 3d surround setups -

Component | Make | Price Processor |Intel Core i7-990X|54500
CPU Cooler |Noctua NH-D14|4800
Motherboard |Gigabyte G1.Assassin|29000
RAM |Corsair 12GB Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9|17200
Graphic Card |MSI R6970 Lightning Tri-Fire|67500
Sound Card |ASUS Xonar Essence STX|8600
SSD |OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 120GB * 2|33500
HDD |WDC Black 2TB * 2|15000
Blu-Ray |LG 10x Blu-Ray|9400
PSU |Corsair AX1200|18100
Case |Corsair Obsidian 800D|16000
Monitor |DELL Ultrasharp U2311H * 3|48000
Mouse |Logitech G9x|5000
Keyboard |Steelseries 7G|7500
Mouse Pad |Razer Destructor|2300
Headset |Audia Technica M50|7700
Speakers |Logitech Z-5500|15000
| Total |3,45,600


Component | Make | Price Processor |Intel Core i7-990X|54500
CPU Cooler |Noctua NH-D14|4800
Motherboard |Gigabyte G1.Assassin|29000
RAM |Corsair 12GB Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9|17200
Graphic Card |Palit GTX580 3GB SLI|54000
Sound Card |ASUS Xonar Essence STX|8600
SSD |OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 120GB * 2|33500
HDD |WDC Black 2TB * 2|15000
Blu-Ray |LG 10x Blu-Ray|9400
PSU |Corsair AX1200|18100
Case |Corsair Obsidian 800D|16000
3D Vision Kit |Nvidia 3D Vision Kit|8100
Monitor |Asus VG236HE BK * 3|55500
Mouse |Logitech G9x|5000
Keyboard |Steelseries 7G|7500
Mouse Pad |Razer Destructor|2300
Headset |Audia Technica M50|7700
Speakers |Logitech Z-5500|15000
| Total |3,47,700

@extreme gamer
your table?
Maximus IV eZ will have 3 way CFX, its not listed, amd completely opened up CFX on intel platform, so any number of cards will be supported, not with sli as it needs a license, plus most Z68 boards lack pci bridge, so ports run @ x16x8 or x16X8X4 only, with pci bridge(like Asus WS revolution), Maximus IV eZ will run @ x16x16 or x16x16x8x8, proper pci bandwidth reallocation.

Its the best Z68 board I believe, loaded to the brim with features, the G1 is grossly overpriced board compared to it, plus intel is slowly killing off the X58, it just eol'ed i7 970, with ivy coming next year 1Q, 990x will stop becoming relevant, Z68 boards can be used with Ivy bridge easily missing only a few not so important features.
 

tkin

Back to school!!
^^ That's why i was saying sandybridge-E is the right platform. So my suggestion is to stick with two way sli or crossfire for now until socket 2011 releases. If it delays, then we can suggest bulldozer in the meantime too if they beat i7 2600k which they definitely will.

What about msi gtx 580 lightning XE? Isn't it available?

If you still wan't to stick with 1366 platform then do so but only for the radeon config i.e for te 6970's. Gtx 580 in a multigpu setup scales much better in the 1155 setup with the nf200 chip. Here, even 580 1.5 trisli scales much better than in a 1366 platform and is proved by HARDOCP. For some reasons, radeons don't benefit from the 1155 platform and perform similarly as they did in x58.

So i would say to give a gtx 580 trisli if you can and change the platform to 1155. For radeon 6970 trifire, you can stick with x58.
^^+1, good inference.

And no, no Lightning XE here.
 

constantine

its quiet...too quiet....
MaximumPC's Dream machine 2010 itself was overkill ! and now the 2011 wreaks havoc ! But only wish ADATA's 8GB single sticks had released before they put together this machine !
 

Tenida

Gadget Freak
Price update-
MSI H61M-P21-2.7k
MSI P67A-GD55-8.5k
MSI P67A-GD65-9.8k
MSI P67A-GD80-12.5k
MSI Big Bang Marshal (B3)-Rs 21k
MSI Z68A-GD55-8.5k
MSI Z68A-GD65-10.6k
MSI Z68A-GD80-13.2k
 
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