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October 29, 2013 10:42:07 AM

Hey everyone,
I had plans last year to build a new gaming pc but life happened and those plans were put on hold. Now I am in a place again in my life that I can start the building process again. I am looking to build this within the next 3-4 weeks.

So what I am needing from all of you...
I need to build a system capable of playing games at 5760x1080p and as high of fps as possible...and here is the kicker I want to stay below $1500. The lower the better!

I do have a few preferences. I like intel and nvidia products. Please don't hate on me for that choice but I have always used both and am more comfortable with them.

I know its a long shot for my budget but SLI 780 classifieds would be my gfx cards of choice (i could buy one card now and another later but ultimately I want to sli and would prefer to buy both at once) and with the recent nvidia price drop idk if it is possible on my current budget.

If you could put some builds together for me that meet my criteria I would appreciate it!
a b 4 Gaming
October 29, 2013 10:46:26 AM

Okay, uhm, explain to us what exactly you need. Please tell me that you have the monitors already?
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October 29, 2013 10:58:17 AM

Enjoy...

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($324.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($324.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1499.92
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October 29, 2013 10:58:33 AM

yes I have the monitors already, actually its the only thing I have thus far. So I need suggestions on everything else. I do know from reading tons of articles and reviews that I want the 780's though.

so I need a mobo, memory, harddrive, case, psu,cpu, etc.

is it even possible to build a system with sli 780 classys under $1500-1600??? probably not right?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 29, 2013 11:00:40 AM

FUBAR44 said:
I do know from reading tons of articles and reviews that I want the 780's though.

is it even possible to build a system with sli 780 classys under $1500-1600??? probably not right?


If you want the 780's then you are looking at a single GPU for now...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 29, 2013 11:00:57 AM

Yeah, no, even with them at their new $500 price point, you're talking $1000 for just the graphics. That being said, if you build the rig with just one in there and then buy a second one later, it'll be easily achievable.
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October 29, 2013 11:11:04 AM

Then let's go with just 1 780 classy for now and I will add another in the future (hopefully sooner than later). I just want to be the most future proof as possible with my budget.
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October 29, 2013 12:25:53 PM

if price is such a big deal to you ,and you want to pump out that kind of res- go AMD all the way- the 290x not only is almost as fast as the titan, it also has 4g of ram- which will actually start kicking in the more res you start using.

http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-radeon-r9-290x-vs-nvidi...

the 290x can play far cry at 14 frames per second(that off course isn't playable but thats not the point here) on ultra on a 4k set up.. the 780 can't run it full stop..

also the 8350 chip is so cheap as well..

go AMD if you want a cheap rig

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October 29, 2013 12:28:39 PM

^ the frame rates i am talking about above are the minimum
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a b 4 Gaming
October 29, 2013 12:40:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.67 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1498.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-29 15:39 EDT-0400)


bitch please.
well, better go with intel in this price range...
start with 1 gpu.
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October 29, 2013 2:07:38 PM

I cannot understand the mentality of spending 2 thirds of your budget on gpu's .

And that psu is underpowered ..
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October 29, 2013 2:12:07 PM

When you buy cheap parts you just have replace them sooner . It's not cost effective.. Better for him to get the best value GPU which he can mate in the future but spend more on the mobo, ram, case and psu so he is proofed on the build,. The mount of people that skimp on those bits yet spend almost everything on gpu's end up spending more money in the long run by always rebuilding systems from the ground up.
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October 29, 2013 2:20:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.43 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1521.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-29 17:20 EDT-0400)

CFX R9-280X's are also a great option.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 30, 2013 6:25:34 AM

Big on CPU and GPU at the expense of disk solution. Case is ho-hum and will probably need a case fan or three...

CPU & MB: i5-4670k + ASRock Z87-Extreme4 $315 @ Microcenter
MB: Hyper 212 EVO $30 @ Microcenter
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 1.5v $60 @ Amazon
HD: Seagate 500GB $51 @ Superbiiz
Video Card: 2 x Gigabyte GTX 780 $508 / $1008 @ Superbiiz
Case: NZXT GAMMA $30 @ Amazon
Power Supply: Seasonic M12II-850 $90 @ Amazon
Optical Drive: LG 24x DVD-RW $16 @ Microcenter
Total: $1600
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November 1, 2013 6:21:02 AM

sadams04 said:
Big on CPU and GPU at the expense of disk solution. Case is ho-hum and will probably need a case fan or three...

CPU & MB: i5-4670k + ASRock Z87-Extreme4 $315 @ Microcenter
MB: Hyper 212 EVO $30 @ Microcenter
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 1.5v $60 @ Amazon
HD: Seagate 500GB $51 @ Superbiiz
Video Card: 2 x Gigabyte GTX 780 $508 / $1008 @ Superbiiz
Case: NZXT GAMMA $30 @ Amazon
Power Supply: Seasonic M12II-850 $90 @ Amazon
Optical Drive: LG 24x DVD-RW $16 @ Microcenter
Total: $1600


Looks like this build has a good CPU and the GPUs that I wanted but how well will the other components hold up since they are cheaper? Will I need to rebuild the computer and replace the cheaper components in a year or so?

Also, would the above rig be a fairly good future proof rig for gaming over the next 3 years or so at 5760x1080p resolution?

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November 1, 2013 1:03:25 PM

FUBAR44 said:
sadams04 said:
Big on CPU and GPU at the expense of disk solution. Case is ho-hum and will probably need a case fan or three...

CPU & MB: i5-4670k + ASRock Z87-Extreme4 $315 @ Microcenter
MB: Hyper 212 EVO $30 @ Microcenter
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 1.5v $60 @ Amazon
HD: Seagate 500GB $51 @ Superbiiz
Video Card: 2 x Gigabyte GTX 780 $508 / $1008 @ Superbiiz
Case: NZXT GAMMA $30 @ Amazon
Power Supply: Seasonic M12II-850 $90 @ Amazon
Optical Drive: LG 24x DVD-RW $16 @ Microcenter
Total: $1600


Looks like this build has a good CPU and the GPUs that I wanted but how well will the other components hold up since they are cheaper? Will I need to rebuild the computer and replace the cheaper components in a year or so?

Also, would the above rig be a fairly good future proof rig for gaming over the next 3 years or so at 5760x1080p resolution?



That case can't even fit those graphics cards.
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November 1, 2013 2:59:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W3HK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W3HK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W3HK/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($484.70 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair GS Series 800W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1526.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 17:59 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2013 4:40:49 AM

UVB076 said:
[That case can't even fit those graphics cards.


Why would you think that? Hopefully they can increase their budget and go with a better case, but there is no reason why it wouldn't work for the OP.
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November 4, 2013 1:00:58 PM

Those cards are over 11", the case can only fit around 10"
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