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April 18, 2014 8:33:04 PM

Hi all. I was in college for computer networking and started programming at 15, recently I have had to drop out of college and pursue other work due to money issues. I finally am stable enough to get back in the computer scene.

The last time I was actively building computers my 3570k i5 and 660ti was pretty decent as far as performance/price. I don't want to get the 3570k again because it is getting a bit old, can anybody recommend the newest/greatest thing?

I am an avid Eve Online player, the video card has to be able to support 3 monitors minimum, 4 preferably. SLI is not out of the question. My budget is under 2k USD just for system, doesn't take into account monitors/kb/mouse.. Is there a new 3570k in terms of performance and modability? I OC'd my 3570k to almost 4ghz. I also used to be ranked #1 on Planetside 2, so I will be playing that a bit a well, and I don't know if they fixed all of the performance issues it had but it needed a beast computer to run it on max when I played it. I assume Intel will be the best answer, since they were in the lead last time I heard as far as gaming graphics/CPU go.

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April 18, 2014 8:56:44 PM

you can start from this template : the best for the buck parts
you can SSD or get GTX 780, but i believe gtx 770 is already overkill for games you played

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $903.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-18 23:55 EDT-0400)
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April 18, 2014 9:00:14 PM

Very fast build for playing every single game at maxed settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1910.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-18 23:59 EDT-0400)
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