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July 5, 2013 5:50:05 PM

Looking to spend around $2500 on a new gaming rig. I have one 30" dell monitor and a full tower case. All else will be new. Will start with one 780 and add another down the road if needed. SSD for OS. Not sure if I should go with Z87 with 4770K or x79 with 3930K. Would like to stay with air cooling. Maybe liquid for CPU only if needed. Would be happy at 4.2Ghz. Don't really see the need for anything above that. System for gaming only. Please help me with a parts list.

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July 5, 2013 8:26:50 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($165.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.71 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-548 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2409.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 23:26 EDT-0400)

Best build i could come up with. Don't buy those expensive motherboards (they don't have much impact on the actual gaming) instead invest money in the gpu and cpu which are the key components in gaming performance.
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July 6, 2013 1:34:57 PM

Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($165.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.71 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-548 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2409.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 23:26 EDT-0400)

Best build i could come up with. Don't buy those expensive motherboards (they don't have much impact on the actual gaming) instead invest money in the gpu and cpu which are the key components in gaming performance.


This is what I was thinking of to start with. I'd rather get a larger power supply so I will only be running it at 60-70%. I feel it will last longer that way. And I don't think I would need 2 - 780's for only 1 - 30" monitor. If I did need another, I could always add it later. I think the 3930K CPU would last me several years. What do you think?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Bri5150/saved/1UkG
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July 6, 2013 3:20:26 PM

bri5150 said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dHsJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($165.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.71 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-548 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2409.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 23:26 EDT-0400)

Best build i could come up with. Don't buy those expensive motherboards (they don't have much impact on the actual gaming) instead invest money in the gpu and cpu which are the key components in gaming performance.


This is what I was thinking of to start with. I'd rather get a larger power supply so I will only be running it at 60-70%. I feel it will last longer that way. And I don't think I would need 2 - 780's for only 1 - 30" monitor. If I did need another, I could always add it later. I think the 3930K CPU would last me several years. What do you think?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Bri5150/saved/1UkG


I think the power supply is too much as your build only needs about 550w other than that i would prefer my build since its more powerful but the choice is up to you. Anyway both builds will overkill any game you play for a long time down the road.

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