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April 18, 2014 5:26:52 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: Up to $5000 but I dont see much need in going over $3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes x2

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Win7)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: This will not matter. I will be getting the parts from a supplier



Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I am helping a friend with a build. He said he can spend up to $5k but I have told him there is no need to go over $3k. He lives in a very hot country so cooling is important. I am not sure to go with custom loops or just go with closed loop on the cpu and some extra fans in the case. He will be getting help to build so there is no problem there.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3tSaD <---- This is a rough build.

He will be getting his own monitors and will probably spend aground 700$ for the 2. I am not sure about the MOBO so I need some advice on that. I would just like some second opinions on the build and water cooling. Feel free to scrap the build and try your own.


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April 18, 2014 5:53:15 AM

Get a good CPU cooler, for example one of those by Noctua.
I have a Core i7 4770 and use a Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler.
It is completely silent at low loads, which is something I value very much.

I'd pick a motherboard by Asus.
They have many useful features such as Fan Xpert 2.

As for RAM you might as well get 2 x 8 GB now you're at it.
Who knows when games will be using 16 GB.
It might be sooner than you think.
Corsair DDR-1600 is fine.
That's what I use too.

As for PSU, I think a Platinum rated PSU is a bit overkill from what I've read about the subject at least.
Personally I picked an 850W XFX Black Edition Gold rated PSU which is made by Seasonic.

Otherwise the build looks good.
Maybe check reviews for GTX 780 graphics cards in order to find the best one (most low-noise etc.)
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April 18, 2014 6:00:14 AM

jonno208 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: Up to $5000 but I dont see much need in going over $3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes x2

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Win7)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: This will not matter. I will be getting the parts from a supplier



Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I am helping a friend with a build. He said he can spend up to $5k but I have told him there is no need to go over $3k. He lives in a very hot country so cooling is important. I am not sure to go with custom loops or just go with closed loop on the cpu and some extra fans in the case. He will be getting help to build so there is no problem there.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3tSaD <---- This is a rough build.

He will be getting his own monitors and will probably spend aground 700$ for the 2. I am not sure about the MOBO so I need some advice on that. I would just like some second opinions on the build and water cooling. Feel free to scrap the build and try your own.




Hi,
Your friend is overkilling it on some hardware, such as the 5TB of HDD and SSD, the 1000w PSU and the i7 4770k for gaming.
This $2100 build will do just fine

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($151.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($150.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2132.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-18 09:00 EDT-0400)

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April 18, 2014 5:54:10 AM

Screen-wise I got myself an Asus VG248QE 24” 144Hz monitor.
This I can highly recommend.
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May 2, 2014 12:10:57 PM

jonno208 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: Up to $5000 but I dont see much need in going over $3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes x2

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Win7)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: This will not matter. I will be getting the parts from a supplier



Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I am helping a friend with a build. He said he can spend up to $5k but I have told him there is no need to go over $3k. He lives in a very hot country so cooling is important. I am not sure to go with custom loops or just go with closed loop on the cpu and some extra fans in the case. He will be getting help to build so there is no problem there.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3tSaD <---- This is a rough build.

He will be getting his own monitors and will probably spend aground 700$ for the 2. I am not sure about the MOBO so I need some advice on that. I would just like some second opinions on the build and water cooling. Feel free to scrap the build and try your own.




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April 18, 2014 5:59:13 AM

You could build 2 really good rigs with a $5k budget...

Here's some ideas, though I'm not really an expert on the subject so they are just ideas:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($284.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($719.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($719.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $3249.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-18 08:57 EDT-0400)

I split the HDD space for both the SSD and HDD. I couldn't imagine using 4TB of space, though.
780 ti can handle 2 monitors, though the Power supply is enough to SLI if he ever needed to.
As said above, if I had this price range I'd go for an Asus motherboard.

Hope your friend gets a great build he loves :) 
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May 2, 2014 12:37:32 PM

This is absolute insanity.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($576.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($680.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($257.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $4753.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:36 EDT-0400)
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May 2, 2014 1:53:00 PM

RickMa said:
This is absolute insanity.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($576.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($680.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($257.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $4753.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:36 EDT-0400)


Seriously a 4930K and 64GB of RAM are completely wasted on a gaming rig. You don't need to spend $5000 to get a solid gaming computer that will last for years. Spend 1/2 that and put the rest in the bank.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($161.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2563.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 16:52 EDT-0400)

Then you can add whatever monitors, keyboard and anything else you need.
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May 2, 2014 2:10:59 PM

g-unit1111 said:
RickMa said:
This is absolute insanity.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($576.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($680.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($257.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $4753.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:36 EDT-0400)


Seriously a 4930K and 64GB of RAM are completely wasted on a gaming rig. You don't need to spend $5000 to get a solid gaming computer that will last for years. Spend 1/2 that and put the rest in the bank.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($161.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2563.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 16:52 EDT-0400)

Then you can add whatever monitors, keyboard and anything else you need.


That's why I said the build was insanity.
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