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July 5, 2010 4:00:40 PM

Ok so now is my time for an upgrade from my boutique system, and i am doing it myself. I have most of my specs planned out, but a few specs are killing me, like the case (need a big spacious full tower case), psu needs to be 1600w, liqud cooling, i am ocing everything (cpu, gpu, ram) and i love the colers they come in, my friend had a lcing system that is red, blue, and green ( lovedit, as an added plus i almost got frostbite for putting my hand in his case.) And my biggest problem is the mobo: Asus rampage III, or evga 3xsli classified mobo. But i also have a problem with ram either 2000 mhz 12gb, or 1600 mhz 24gb.

The things i have decided on:

I7 980x
XFX 5970 black edition x2
Crucial 256gb C300 realssd
Seagate Barracuda xt 2tb x4 raid 0+1
Pioneer black Blu-ray burner x2
Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card
logitech g-19
Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Digital Speaker System
razor mamba or g9
add everthing i am missing on the comments and there prices
also looking for nice 2560x1600 eyefinety 3 monitor setup, include all cables that might be needed for the monitors and everything else
thank you.

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July 5, 2010 4:04:32 PM

dont do a huge upgrade, it's gunna be obsolete, do something like a core i7 930 and a gtx480, unless you want the best of the best, spend away
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July 5, 2010 5:00:46 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (1-4 months, depends if anything is coming out soon. )BUDGET RANGE: ( $5500-8000) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming(crysis 2, sc2, mw2), blu-ray movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ( newegg) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (I7 980x, or better (if better comes out soon) 5970 )

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: ( 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2048x1440, 2560x1600 )

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window, would like a quiet PC but has excellent cooling, needs to be full tower, and can hide wires easily. I really would prefer Ati 5970's over quad sli 480's )

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July 5, 2010 5:12:09 PM

Wow.. this brings back memories of the 10k build.

I know this gets argued about a lot in the more expensive builds..
Are you absolutely set on spending that much money?
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July 5, 2010 5:56:46 PM

yes, yes i am, but if i could get that much future proffe and pure horsepower at a smaller price, i would go for it full-heartedly.
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July 5, 2010 6:01:00 PM

Well, you could get something that's nearly as powerful and shave a lot off the price.
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July 5, 2010 6:29:35 PM

nearly won't cut it in crysis 2, and cod black ops
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July 5, 2010 9:53:33 PM

if u want air cooling i would go with an i7 980x gigabyte x58a ud9 6gb ddr3 2000mhz cl6 ram 4gtx480 sli(can easily beat 2x5970 oced i mean 3gtx480's can beat 25970)
haf x prolimatech megahalms silverstone st1500w
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July 6, 2010 1:09:53 AM

4 gtx480s do alot worst than 3 gtx480s(when it came out)
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July 6, 2010 3:36:04 PM

for me the difference between getting quadsli 480's is that i want my house, seriously do you know how hot those things are, and the electricity bill.
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