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March 24, 2013 10:34:21 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/WhiteBoiDancer/saved/1miX

I mainly looking for advice. This is my first build.
The main purpose of this build will be gaming.
Also will 2 monitors work with Just the GTX 680? I won't be gaming on the 2nd.

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March 24, 2013 10:53:55 AM

Yes, it will work and will support dual monitor setup. It's monster one :) 
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March 24, 2013 10:57:03 AM

Feldmarschall said:
Yes, it will work and will support dual monitor setup. It's monster one :) 
Do you think it's overkill?

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March 24, 2013 10:57:44 AM

Swap out the GTX680 for an HD7970 GHz Edition, its cheaper and faster.
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March 24, 2013 11:00:34 AM

Maybe just what Novuake said. But you will not notice performance loss/improvement either way. It is not overkill if you are willing to spend that kind of money :) 
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March 24, 2013 11:06:06 AM

Novuake said:
Swap out the GTX680 for an HD7970 GHz Edition, its cheaper and faster.


So ATI > Nvidia?
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March 24, 2013 11:06:11 AM

jemm said:
Go with this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LSO4


This is a better option if you are gaming OP. If you do video editing or you have extra cash to burn, get the I7 with this build he suggested. Since it will ive the same performacne.

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March 24, 2013 11:19:51 AM

You can connect up to four monitors with a GTX 680, now I know you said that you are going with two monitors and only gaming on one but if you end up wanting to game on two it's not a good idea as the gun sight will be in the bezel between the two monitors so it's best to use either one or three when gaming.

Ok just looked at your parts selections and wow that's quite an expensive build. If your going to spend that much then you may want to consider the Sandy Bridge-E cpu and X79 Chipset motherboard, because the SB-E cpu will give you 40 lanes of Pci-e bandwidth vs. the SB and IB at 16 lanes.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K $569.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS $319.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler $103.99 and a $10 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99

I also added a hard drive as all I saw listed in your build was a SSD. In a gaming computer you don't need 16gb of ram , but if that's what you want to get then that would be your choice. No game will use more than 4gb or 5gb of ram tops.
Those are some expensive monitors and you can actually get two monitors for what your paying for one. Are you planning on gaming in 3D?
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March 24, 2013 11:39:06 AM

inzone said:
You can connect up to four monitors with a GTX 680, now I know you said that you are going with two monitors and only gaming on one but if you end up wanting to game on two it's not a good idea as the gun sight will be in the bezel between the two monitors so it's best to use either one or three when gaming.

Ok just looked at your parts selections and wow that's quite an expensive build. If your going to spend that much then you may want to consider the Sandy Bridge-E cpu and X79 Chipset motherboard, because the SB-E cpu will give you 40 lanes of Pci-e bandwidth vs. the SB and IB at 16 lanes.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K $569.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS $319.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler $103.99 and a $10 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99

I also added a hard drive as all I saw listed in your build was a SSD. In a gaming computer you don't need 16gb of ram , but if that's what you want to get then that would be your choice. No game will use more than 4gb or 5gb of ram tops.
Those are some expensive monitors and you can actually get two monitors for what your paying for one. Are you planning on gaming in 3D?


Ok Basically I was wanting to build a high end gaming pc. I got the monitors picked our for the Refresh rate. Was not planning on doing anything 3D. And 3 monitors is overkill for me currently because 24' to 27' seems enough for me. As for the montherboard you linked me. Is the onboard audio decent? As you can tell I am planning on buying a 7.1 ss gaming headset. Again let me know if this build is overkill. I am NOT looking to just burn my money. I just want to be able play any game on High settings.
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March 24, 2013 12:04:02 PM

Ok as you can see by my sig I have the same cpu and the reason I bought it is explained in the previous post so by wanting to build a high end gaming rig that was my intention also. So while my choices were at a higher cost , it was my money and I chose to go that way. If you have any intentions of adding a second video card then you will want to have the extra pci-e lanes. Most modern motherboards today have 8 channel HD sound and it will certainly be good enough for that headset. My motherboard has built in sound and I have the Bose computer speakers along with a pair of expensive Sennheiser headphones and the sound couldn't be better. I even tried an expensive sound card and returned it because I could hear no difference.
I can understand that you picked those monitors for the 120hz refresh rate and you will pay to have that 120hz so that would be your choice to do so. If you are only going to game on one then get one at 120hz and the second one at a lower price and refresh rate if your looking to shave off a few bucks.
Also you can go with the i7-3820 cpu and cut the cpu cost in half and get the same 40 lanes of Pci-e bandwidth.

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820 $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This cpu is semi-locked and will only overclock a small amount. Plus as I had said previously that you don't need 16gb of ram and you can use 8gb and be set with enough.
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March 24, 2013 12:16:49 PM

inzone said:
Ok as you can see by my sig I have the same cpu and the reason I bought it is explained in the previous post so by wanting to build a high end gaming rig that was my intention also. So while my choices were at a higher cost , it was my money and I chose to go that way. If you have any intentions of adding a second video card then you will want to have the extra pci-e lanes. Most modern motherboards today have 8 channel HD sound and it will certainly be good enough for that headset. My motherboard has built in sound and I have the Bose computer speakers along with a pair of expensive Sennheiser headphones and the sound couldn't be better. I even tried an expensive sound card and returned it because I could hear no difference.
I can understand that you picked those monitors for the 120hz refresh rate and you will pay to have that 120hz so that would be your choice to do so. If you are only going to game on one then get one at 120hz and the second one at a lower price and refresh rate if your looking to shave off a few bucks.
Also you can go with the i7-3820 cpu and cut the cpu cost in half and get the same 40 lanes of Pci-e bandwidth.

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820 $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This cpu is semi-locked and will only overclock a small amount. Plus as I had said previously that you don't need 16gb of ram and you can use 8gb and be set with enough.


Ok I am going to make those changes recommended by you. Do you think the MOBO you linked or the Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard will be better?
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March 24, 2013 12:38:05 PM

Again as you can see by my sig that is what I have so yes I do think it is better , much better actually as the amount of features on this board is awesome and you can do so much in the bios especially when it comes to having two video cards that you will be amazed at what you can do. It does cost a lot more though then the one I listed. Also later on down the road you should consider adding a second 680 , I have two and it's the best when gaming as you can get way over 100 fps on most games if not all.
You will also want to make sure that you get quad channel ram as the memory controller on the cpu is a quad channel and it will work with dual channel but quad would be better.
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