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Please help. Is this a good setup for the PC I will be building?

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May 21, 2013 11:34:35 PM

CPU- Intel Core i7 I7-3770K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor - OEM/tray - LGA1155 Socket $280
Motherboard-ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z77 - LGA1155 Socket $145
RAM-G.SKILL Trident series 32 GB (4 x 8GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $163.98
Graphics card-ASUS GTX680-DC2-4GD5 Graphics card - 4 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM $539.99
Hard drive-Crucial 960GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD $597
optical drive-LG - 12x Internal Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive $72.95
Power supply-COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $175.00
case-Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports and Windowed Side Panel (RC-942-KKN1) $179.99
OS-Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate - 1 PC - Upgrade package - 32/64-bit $110.98
Graphics card water block-Cooler Master RL-VAA-FN11-GP Glacier 600 VGA Water Block for ATI 2900XT $64.95
CPU water block-Koolance Cpu-360 Waterblock $39.99
Red tubing-10 feet-XSPC High Flex PVC Tubing - 7/16" ID (5/8"OD) - UV Red / Orange $25.00
Pump/reservoir-XSPC - X2O 750 Dual Bayres/Pump (Black) V4 $59.99
Thermal paste- Indigo Xtreme Am3-x1 Precision Thermal Interface Kit $19.99
Compression fittings-20-Monsoon Free Center Compression Fittings, 7/16" x 5/8" Single - Matte Black $139.8
Cooling radiator-ThermoChill PA120.3 3x120mm High Performance Radiator - 15mm Spacing $99.95
radiator fan-Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition TWIN PACK Case fan - pack of 2 $28.00
Silver Killcoil-2-Silver Coils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Strip $11.98
Monitor #1-BenQ XL2420T Black-Red 24" 5ms (2ms GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Height & Pivot Adjustable 120Hz 3D-Ready LCD Monitor 350 cd/m2 DC 12M:1 (1000:1) $389.99
Monitor #2-Planar Helium PCT2785 $705.99
monitor #3-LG Electronics 60PA550C 60-Inch Screen Plasma Monitor $836.68
Monitor #4Vizio 55" M3D550KDE 3D Razor LED HD TV Full HD 1080p 120Hz WiFi Internet Apps $649.00
mouse-Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse (Infection Edition) (Black) $75.00
keyboard-Mad Catz® S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard $299.99
Headset-Razer Tiamat 7.1 $168.29
speaker system-Bose® Lifestyle® V25 Home Entertainment System $2,099.99


TOTAL PRICE= $13,636.94

TOTAL Price after ebay no sound system- $5879.48

TOTAL PRIVE INCLUDING SOUND SYSTEM- $7979.47


Keep in mind this is an entire computer setup not just a PC. I will primarily be using the computer for gaming.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 21, 2013 11:39:18 PM

Honestly man, if you're about to spend this much, you should probably know what you're looking for already.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2013 12:10:20 AM

EzioAs said:
Honestly man, if you're about to spend this much, you should probably know what you're looking for already.


Agree %100 with above. For instance you are getting a GPU water block for a really old ATI 2900XT GPU but yet the GPU you are getting is not even made by ATI but instead a Nvidia GTX 680? I really do not even know where to start with the mess you posted I do not think most of it will even work together correctly.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2013 12:11:33 AM

Well you're looking like a well-off guy OP.

That's a TON of cash to spend. You could get a superb PC

for 1500$ even. This build is great of course, but some things

are just plain unnecessary, if you're gaming.

32GB of RAM is not required for gaming. Try 8GB.

16GB if you want a bit more breathing room to do other things too.

Since you're spending that much, you might as well get a GTX Titan instead of

a GTX 680. That said, Nvidia is soon releasing their 700 series GPUs. So for you,

it could pay to wait a little. Prices might also drop on older models as well.

You got an i7 CPU. While it's good, an i5 will actually suffice for gaming.

Not the "K" at the end. That means it's overclockable. Thus if you're not going

to OC, don't get a K edition CPU. It's a waste.

Furthermore, you might as well go for Windows 8 64bit. Why? Because MS isn't

going to support Windows 7 for much longer sadly and this build is probably

going to stick with you for a long time. So in my view, there's no reason to deal

with the hassle of going from 7 to 8.

Another thing, is that SSDs cost A LOT per GB storage. Thus that 950GB SSD you've

got there, is an extreme premium. You could get by on a 128 or 228GB SSD and then

opt for a 1 or 2TB HDD for storage.

People usually also opt for the same kind of monitor, when they go for a multi-monitor setup.

I think you ought to get monitors which have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 if you've got that much

cash to spare. If they're 120Hz IPS panels too, then it's all the better.
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