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so i got back from deployment and decided i wanna get back into the pc world and game my a#$ off again well i need a rig so can you help me out? here is what I'm thinking so far:

cpu: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

cpu cooler:
-Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
-Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

motherboard: (options)
-MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard
-ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX gaming board with double-sided ROG Armor, 23C-degrees cooler CrossChill and 120dB SNR, 600ohm audio
-ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

memory: (options)
-Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
-Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

storage: (options)
-Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk +Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

graphics card: (options)
-MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
-Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
-Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
-Asus GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card

power supply: (need help)
case: (need help i like plain mostly but needs to have great ventilation great if metal)
fans: (need help)
monitor: ( need help looking to run 2 also will need help finding duel mount if price goes over 3000 with the monitors its ok budget is mostly for rig)
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  1. 4670k
    mb with a Z87 chipset
    2 x4 gig of RAM
    240 gig SSD + conventional hard drive
    GTX 780 Gigabyte
    Antec 1100 case
    700-750 watt psu bronze or better rated

    Monitors from Dell , samsung or LG
    Personally I'd use a single 27 - 30 inch high resolution screen .
    Playing a shooter on two monitors with a deadspot right in the middle of your field of view .........
  2. Best answer
    First, thank you for serving your country. What branch are you in?

    Try this. It is pricey, but you will get wicked performance. Like Outlander_04 said, playing a fps on both screens, or any other game, will not be fun. I would either get a 3rd display, or just play on one, and have the second for internet/recording.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($564.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 Plus ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($249.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($310.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($153.99 @ Best Buy)
    Storage: Western Digital 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Best Buy)
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $2899.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 22:23 EST-0500)
  3. maxsuppression said:
    so i got back from deployment and decided i wanna get back into the pc world and game my a#$ off again well i need a rig so can you help me out? here is what I'm thinking so far:

    cpu: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

    cpu cooler:
    -Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    -Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

    motherboard: (options)
    -MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard
    -ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX gaming board with double-sided ROG Armor, 23C-degrees cooler CrossChill and 120dB SNR, 600ohm audio
    -ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

    memory: (options)
    -Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
    -Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

    storage: (options)
    -Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk +Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    graphics card: (options)
    -MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
    -Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
    -Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
    -Asus GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card

    power supply: (need help)
    case: (need help i like plain mostly but needs to have great ventilation great if metal)
    fans: (need help)
    monitor: ( need help looking to run 2 also will need help finding duel mount if price goes over 3000 with the monitors its ok budget is mostly for rig)


    Fella that's exactly what I said when I got back from my deployment last year lol. I ended up just upgrading almost all of my components and overclocking the snot out of my cpu with a new cooler on it. Still spent 2000+ though ;)

    Since price isn't much of an issue....

    CPU- i7 4770k
    You could get it's little brother the i5 4670k with very similar performance, but hyperthreading does show some improvements in some games and probably more games will show the same improvements as time goes on. Probably not 100 dollars worth of improvement, but on your budget you could justify it.

    Cooler: H100i
    The H100i Is far better. For the price the Hyper 212 is the best there is but you'll definitely be able to squeak out some more mhz at much lower temps with the H100i.

    Memory: The 1866 mhz one just make sure the cas latency is no higher than 9.

    Storage: You could probably scale this one back a bit. Most people only feel the need for 250gb ssd's at the most but with your budget a 500gb option is viable. Honestly the 1tb option will be a waste as I doubt you'll ever fill it all the way up with just programs. Take that extra money and get a 3TB HDD.

    GPU: I'd say either an asus, evga, msi, or gigabyte 780 or 780 ti. Those 4 brands all have a history of turning out quality parts. Either card will blow most any game out of the water. I went the 780 ti because I had the luxury of my deployment money to fall back on.

    Case: NZXT Phantom 630. It's loaded with all the latest features and has great support for water cooling radiators. There are plenty of similar cases to this from other manufacturers so feel free to look at other reviews, just make sure they'll fit those ATX-XL motherboards your considering.

    More later (or maybe not). I'm heading out to the bar now. Happy hunting!
  4. First, thank you for serving your country. What branch are you in?

    Try this. It is pricey, but you will get wicked performance. Like Outlander_04 said, playing a fps on both screens, or any other game, will not be fun. I would either get a 3rd display, or just play on one, and have the second for internet/recording.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($564.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 Plus ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($249.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($310.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($153.99 @ Best Buy)
    Storage: Western Digital 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Best Buy)
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $2899.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 22:23 EST-0500)[/quotems


    (marines) 0331 machine gunner
    should i run the msi or asus 780 and should i run 2 or 1
    also should i run 1,2,or3 monitors
    i just want the most life looking thing
  5. Do you mean 780 as in 780Ti? or just the 780? Run 2 780's only if you're going with 3 monitors. Run with one 780 or 780Ti if you're going with one monitor. That thing is a beast, you'll be smashing every game at high-ultra settings across your monitor(s).

    Personally it'll come down to cost when looking for a partner 780, and how it looks. +1 to Baazing for his suggestions; any cards from those vendors are quality. Pick one you like based on looks, cooling factor, power requirement, etc. You won't really lose out on much choosing GB over MSI or MSI over EVGA or EVGA over ASUS etc.

    But ASUS tends to be at more of a premium than the others; up to you to decide whether that's worth it or not.

    happy gaming!
  6. maxsuppression said:
    so i got back from deployment and decided i wanna get back into the pc world and game my a#$ off again well i need a rig so can you help me out? here is what I'm thinking so far:

    cpu: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

    cpu cooler:
    -Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    -Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

    motherboard: (options)
    -MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard
    -ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX gaming board with double-sided ROG Armor, 23C-degrees cooler CrossChill and 120dB SNR, 600ohm audio
    -ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

    memory: (options)
    -Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
    -Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

    storage: (options)
    -Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk +Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    graphics card: (options)
    -MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
    -Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
    -Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
    -Asus GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card

    power supply: (need help)
    case: (need help i like plain mostly but needs to have great ventilation great if metal)
    fans: (need help)
    monitor: ( need help looking to run 2 also will need help finding duel mount if price goes over 3000 with the monitors its ok budget is mostly for rig)


    Holy $hit, that's a monster build. And thank you for serving in the military
  7. Here's a build for $2000:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eGHk

    Paying $3000 for a gami pc is a bit over the top, it's really not worth it.
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