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July 8, 2013 8:43:13 PM

July 2013 Best High-End Gaming PC Build (Check)

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate OEM - 64 Bit

Case: Cooler Master HAF X (RC-942-KKN)
PSU: XFX ProSeries 750W Black Edition

MB: ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 Ghz - Cache 6MB [Box] Socket LGA 1150 - Haswell Series
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP™ 16GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 (CML16GX3M2A1600C9) or Vengeance® — 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ16GX3M2A2400C10)

SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Samsung MZ-7PD256BW
2nd HD: Western Digital WD4001FAEX WD Black 3.5 7200RPM 4TB 64MB

GPU: Zotac Geforce GTX 770 2048MB DDR5 AMP! Edition
Monitor: SAMSUNG 27" S27A950DSL (3D LED) - 5.000.000:1 - 2ms + DVI-D + Display Port + HDMI + 3D Glasses

DVD: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
K & M: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5500
Wi-Headphone: Creative SB Recon 3D Omega Wireless Headset
WebCam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording
Speaker: CORSAIR® Vengeance Series SP2500 High Power 2.1 PC Speaker System (CA-9011114-AP)

ROUTER: Linksys E3200 High Performance Dual-Band N Router
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July 8, 2013 8:53:31 PM

1st. Even for High End build, i7 is just a waste from a gaming view, though there is nothing wrong if you have the money.

2nd. 16GB is too much, you won't even reach 8GB for most games.

3rd. I would save the extra money by buying 8GB and the i5 and upgrade to the GTX780(Not a good price stand point but the best single GPU out there with factory OC). You could also go for GTX770 SLI with a little bit more money.

Finally. 3D Monitor is a gimmick, I've used it, the only good things that comes out of it is the 120Hz refresh rate. Since it is mostly 3D for 120Hz, it is fine getting one if you really need 120Hz. For my preference, I would use a 1440p monitor, something like this
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-IPS-LED-CVN85-27-Inc...
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July 8, 2013 8:59:50 PM

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only thing I can argue for is the 2nd point. while it's true that few games will reach 8GB by itself, 16GB is plenty useful if you actually plan on doing some work on the machine too and don't turn it off too often. typically be the end of my week, I'll have something like 40 tabs open in chrome, a couple of word and excel documents up, and photoshop and illustrator open making some graphics etc for work. now when I decide to take a break and play a few games, I'll easily be hitting or just passing 8GB of RAM usage. Yeah I know it's not that hard to close some stuff etc, but $50 for the convenience is worth it IMO
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July 8, 2013 9:07:04 PM

vinhn said:
1st. Even for High End build, i7 is just a waste from a gaming view, though there is nothing wrong if you have the money.

2nd. 16GB is too much, you won't even reach 8GB for most games.

3rd. I would save the extra money by buying 8GB and the i5 and upgrade to the GTX780(Not a good price stand point but the best single GPU out there with factory OC). You could also go for GTX770 SLI with a little bit more money.

Finally. 3D Monitor is a gimmick, I've used it, the only good things that comes out of it is the 120Hz refresh rate. Since it is mostly 3D for 120Hz, it is fine getting one if you really need 120Hz. For my preference, I would use a 1440p monitor, something like this
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-IPS-LED-CVN85-27-Inc...


1st. Yeah i got that alot. Haha.. thinking of this system will last until i change the whole thing again.
I rarely upgrade, except im thinking adding more video card later on. I do some Dreamweaver too for website. Does it help?

2nd. Yeah haha was on the same track of thinking as the one above.

3rd. Hmm.. Yeah not the best value for it is one big matter for me. Someone also said better with 770 SLI. Which i consider later along the way.

Finally, yeah. It it really show the best of 3D Monitor. I love to enjoy more 3D quality picture later. Dont know if its great or not as i never had one. Plus i love the 30inch. I also not choose 1440p because it comes with 5ms response time which is bad for FPS Gaming.

Please break my argument if im mistaken, so that i learn more stuff. Thanks
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July 8, 2013 9:49:18 PM

Well, unless it is your job and you want to feel safe, i7 is fine. But I do a lot of stuff like programming/CAD for my degree and I'm fine with the i5.

Like vmen says, unless you are using the computer like him, I'll still say there is no reason to get 16gb now, if you need more, just grab another 2x4gb later on(It is one of the easiest things to upgrade or add).

Well it is my own preference to use 1440p and yours to use a 3D monitor to enjoy 3D, but my most played genres are FPS too and I feel that 5ms is fine for me, though I'm not able to notice it easily but some might and prefer faster GTG. You might want to go to the store and check out 3D monitors and 1440p monitors, to get a better view on it. If graphics isn't your main concern over performance, go with the 120Hz monitor to increase game play.
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July 9, 2013 2:57:04 AM

There is two option of RAM there. which one should i pick?
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July 9, 2013 6:50:29 AM

LP ones, the regular vengeance with the tall heat-sinks don't do anything fancy. with LP Ramsticks, you can put on whatever air cooling tower you want
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July 9, 2013 10:59:55 AM

vmem said:
LP ones, the regular vengeance with the tall heat-sinks don't do anything fancy. with LP Ramsticks, you can put on whatever air cooling tower you want


Thanks Man..
And do you happen to know, if S27A950D that i got good for Three Monitor Setup?
Or do you have 27 or 30 inch recommendation for triple monitor setup?
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July 9, 2013 11:06:15 AM

ochirutenshi said:
vmem said:
LP ones, the regular vengeance with the tall heat-sinks don't do anything fancy. with LP Ramsticks, you can put on whatever air cooling tower you want


Thanks Man..
And do you happen to know, if S27A950D that i got good for Three Monitor Setup?
Or do you have 27 or 30 inch recommendation for triple monitor setup?


that one really isn't made for triple monitor. it can't turn well, and the screen has limited tilt angles. not to mention it can't be turned 90 degrees.

I would try the dell utrasharp monitors, either the 27" 1080p ones, or the 1440p ones if you can afford it. the viewing angles offered by IPS technology is critical for triple monitors IMO
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July 9, 2013 11:18:31 AM

vmem said:
ochirutenshi said:

Thanks Man..
And do you happen to know, if S27A950D that i got good for Three Monitor Setup?
Or do you have 27 or 30 inch recommendation for triple monitor setup?


that one really isn't made for triple monitor. it can't turn well, and the screen has limited tilt angles. not to mention it can't be turned 90 degrees.
I would try the dell utrasharp monitors, either the 27" 1080p ones, or the 1440p ones if you can afford it. the viewing angles offered by IPS technology is critical for triple monitors IMO


What do you think of this?
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6068/6108493856_b037d77b6...
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July 9, 2013 1:03:05 PM

hey, I'm just giving you my opinion, of course any triple monitor set up with nice panels looks nice, but is it $1.5k nice? and can it be nicer for the cost? these are questions you need to answer.

also, judging monitors from a picture from the internet would not be the way I do it. I'd shop around in stores and look up benchmarks
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July 9, 2013 6:45:06 PM

This is a pretty decent 3D monitor
http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=81359&vpn=XL2720T&manufact...

Good for 3 Monitors setup, the only downside is the 170 view angle, but that is mostly what you get for 3D monitors.

There is an Asus 60Hz monitor

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=79445&vpn=MX279H&manufactu...

really thin bezel so you would reduce the black lines in between pictures. The only problem with the Asus monitor is that it kind of pops out a little at the bottom of the screen which results in kind of a little spacing when you put 3 of these together.
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September 21, 2013 9:32:31 AM

Sorry guys been away from computer for so long because sort of work in jungle.
I just got back and read all my post and reply it.
But i did somehow bought the comp i dreamed off and assemble it before im gone of work.

So up to now its been great but i have not been able to do the 3 monitors yet cause ive been away so much with my work.
So i can only testimony about 1 monitor setup in this thread with S27A950DSL. GUYS ITS GREAT PRODUCT. SO FAR NO DISSAPOINTMENT. SO I RECOMMEND IT. Hope this helps fellow reader who read this thread.
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November 3, 2013 3:55:46 AM

vinhn said:
1st. Even for High End build, i7 is just a waste from a gaming view, though there is nothing wrong if you have the money.

2nd. 16GB is too much, you won't even reach 8GB for most games.

3rd. I would save the extra money by buying 8GB and the i5 and upgrade to the GTX780(Not a good price stand point but the best single GPU out there with factory OC). You could also go for GTX770 SLI with a little bit more money.

Finally. 3D Monitor is a gimmick, I've used it, the only good things that comes out of it is the 120Hz refresh rate. Since it is mostly 3D for 120Hz, it is fine getting one if you really need 120Hz. For my preference, I would use a 1440p monitor, something like this
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-IPS-LED-CVN85-27-Inc...

Why spend 600$ when you can get a FullHD 24" excellent monitor with 1ms and 144Hz for 260$? I get that gamers get excited with these higher resolutions, but for me it's just impossible to game in a 27"monitor.Also, a gtx 770 would give less frames in 1440p.Maybe worth it if you have the moneys and want to be immerged in RPG games :p .

http://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-24-Inch-Screen-LED-lit-Mo...
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January 29, 2014 6:57:12 AM

TomasTheGamer said:
vinhn said:
1st. Even for High End build, i7 is just a waste from a gaming view, though there is nothing wrong if you have the money.

2nd. 16GB is too much, you won't even reach 8GB for most games.

3rd. I would save the extra money by buying 8GB and the i5 and upgrade to the GTX780(Not a good price stand point but the best single GPU out there with factory OC). You could also go for GTX770 SLI with a little bit more money.

Finally. 3D Monitor is a gimmick, I've used it, the only good things that comes out of it is the 120Hz refresh rate. Since it is mostly 3D for 120Hz, it is fine getting one if you really need 120Hz. For my preference, I would use a 1440p monitor, something like this
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-IPS-LED-CVN85-27-Inc...

Why spend 600$ when you can get a FullHD 24" excellent monitor with 1ms and 144Hz for 260$? I get that gamers get excited with these higher resolutions, but for me it's just impossible to game in a 27"monitor.Also, a gtx 770 would give less frames in 1440p.Maybe worth it if you have the moneys and want to be immerged in RPG games :p .

http://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-24-Inch-Screen-LED-lit-Mo...


Lol after awhile i open this post again and see there is a new reply. Thanks for the Reply thomas. Really appreciate it.
Hmm.. Yes there is a point to what u said. At those time i just think about my habit of buying new comp.
I rarely buy comp and never upgrade any of them. So i just buy the i7 just because i thought it well last longer. and if i want a better performance computer, i would just build everything from scratch.

Yes with the monitor, i realize that the 3d as u said only to be used in watching 3d movie. For games almost rarely use it, but i did satisfied my crave to have one haahhaha... My heart feel really fulfilled.
Now i want monitor with bigger RES capability. For the memory, i was thinking the same. But then again, because i will use it till it died ^^ So it will survive more.
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