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    Default new rig setup

    mobo-ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366
    gpu-EVGA SuperClocked 570 gtx
    cpu-Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
    psu-KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE
    ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    hdd-Western Digital Caviar Blue sata 6 320 gb
    monitor-lg 22 inch led lcd full hd
    os-windows 7 home premium 64 bit

    im wanting this to last a few years in novemeber ima sli another 570 and a ssd

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    I'd recommend you hold off until they fix the current 1155 issues and then invest in a 2500K or 2600K, personally. Going that route with what you are wanting to build, you'll have an outdated system by years end due to the new 1155 and the upcoming LGA 2011 socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seņor Kalivos View Post
    I'd recommend you hold off until they fix the current 1155 issues and then invest in a 2500K or 2600K, personally. Going that route with what you are wanting to build, you'll have an outdated system by years end due to the new 1155 and the upcoming LGA 2011 socket.
    the X58 (LGA 1366) still has some upgrade room (Xeon 6 core) and a fine chipset, afterall by the time Cougar chipsets finally arrive en masse they'll most likely have less than 2 years of life left in them and his system should easily outlast that 2 year period (unless they have an absolute need to stay on the bleeding edge). IF someone is really interested in Sandybridge they are best off waiting for the E (Q4) processor along with the Z68 chipset.

    @OP, looks fine from here,.. the problem with technology you can ALWAYS wait for the next big thing, even though Sandybridge hasn't even fully launched there are already mention of it's successor (Ivybridge. ie smaller process, DX 11 support) showing up at Computex in June (about time "fixed" Sandybridge chipsets should hit the market in force). Then of course wait another cycle and Haswell (another 22nm product) will arrive shortly.. buy now and be happy knowing your system is about the best you can get that satisfies your needs/wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirPent View Post
    buy now and be happy knowing your system is about the best you can get that satisfies your needs/wants.
    That really is the best thing to go by. As long as you are happy and content with what you get, all is good.

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    You should consider going with a tri-channel set of ram as the X58 supports tri-channel DDR3. Other than that the build looks great.
    Last edited by Dinian; 02-09-2011 at 05:12 PM.

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    yea i read that the 1336 intels do better with triple channel so

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB)

    as long as i can play rift on ultra and later in november skyrim with the 570 sli ill be happy oh and diablo 3
    Last edited by roop182; 02-09-2011 at 05:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roop182 View Post
    as long as i can play rift on ultra and later in november skyrim with the 570 sli ill be happy oh and diablo 3
    If you keep the resolution reasonable (1920*1200 or so) I see no reason your rig won't live up to your expectations. Happy gaming!

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