The 590 GTX Centered System.

Garthilk

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This year I'd like to pick up a 590 GTX in the next 60 days. But I've got to build a system around it and I have no real knowledge about today's systems, etc.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Christmas
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Surfing Internet, Ripping BluRays
Parts Not Required: Hard Drives, I've got a 40g SSD Intel X25 and a 2TB Green Caviar.
Preferred Website for Parts: Wherever is cheapest.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Matching, I'd like to keep to one or two brands.
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 and 1920x1080

Note, I'm only asking about Motherboard, CPU, RAM and power supply. What would folks suggest to put with an initial 590 GTX with the idea of adding a second one in the near future? In a perfect world I'm trying to get a 590 GTX along with the least expensive componenets to run it well, even if it's an oxymoron.

 
The gtx 590 is a massively powerful graphics card that is far more powerful than anyone reasonably needs to run a 1080p monitor , and far more than anyone needs to run on the 1680 x 1050 resolution .

And in 2 months any advice you are given today will be worthless . New hardware will be available , and prices will have changed
 

Garthilk

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In terms of motherboard and CPU and ram, any specifics?

Also, what amazing new hardware will be released in the next 60 days?
 

AdrianPerry

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BullDozer and 7xxx series GPU's are due before the year is up.
 

Swolern

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-Need a mobo to fit x2 gtx 590. I suggest Asus P67
-PSU- u need the Corsair AX1200 Gold. Needed for quad SLI
-8GB Ram corsair or Ripjaws 1600hz CL8-9 (1.5v works best with sandybridge)
-CPU i5 2500k or i7 2600k (gaming performance is about the same on both. get i7 if alot of video editing)

GTX 590 is a amazing card BTW. I would go with the EVGA. It has a lifetime warranty that even covers overclocking :eek: , and comes slightly factory overclocked already for better performance.
 

Swolern

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Also u are going to want to overclock your CPU in the future. When u get 2 gtx 590 (which is quad sli) your CPU will bottleneck(slow down) your systems performance. For CPU cooler get the CM Hyper 212 for $25. Overclocking can be complicated, the Asus P67 has auto overclock program built into the motherboard. It calculates it all on its own with a click of a button. Its easy and works great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vBN-cBPs98