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[New Build] Need of advice on $5000 budget build

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May 11, 2011 9:04:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: August 2011

Budget Range: $0-$5000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D gaming, Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, power supply, liquid cool [ I will look into that myself after some advice on hardware ]

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Anything

Overclocking: Maybe, probably not

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, currently looking at AMD 6990 x2

Monitor Resolution: Need advice on monitor choice

Additional Comments: I need of advice since this is going to be a major build for me. Just looking for some opinion with the help from the forums. I don't really have a budget but would like the have it be less than $5000. Im looking for something that is at reasonable price for the performance. Thank you so much for stopping by and any comments you have to share.
May 11, 2011 3:10:25 PM

Do you prefer Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz with ASUS Rampage III Black Edition LGA 1366 ?

Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X

ASUS Rampage III Black Edition LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

and if I was to play with the 3D feature, would it be better off to stick with the GTX 590 because of the Nvidia 3D vision.
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May 11, 2011 3:39:52 PM

i buy a gtx 590 because there alot cooler and quiter and there better with 3D

but the Intel i7 2600K beats the 990X in gaming and other stuff to it cheaper too
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May 11, 2011 3:44:28 PM

get:
CPU--- Sandy Bridge i7 2600 (or 2600k if OC is a def).
CASE--- Corsair Obsidian Case 800D
Mo Bo --- your pick of an ATX size
HD -- 2x Samsung F3
SSD -- 120 GB for kicks

This should be < $1000 plus the 2 video cards... (That case has lots of space)
Eg.,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCFEzFVHcDI

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May 11, 2011 3:50:39 PM

Selas do you know the 800d it a hot box it doesnt cool very well.

the HAF X would be better it has alot better cooling the 800d is for water cooling
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May 11, 2011 5:18:23 PM

brpeden82, I'm planing to go all out on watercooling, mobo, cpu,gpu. The 800D looks like a great case and that's what I had my eyes on for a while.

Also, isn't the new AMD CPU "bulldozer" releasing soon. Is it worth getting more than the i7 Sandy Bridges.
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May 11, 2011 8:32:09 PM

yuujoo said:
brpeden82, I'm planing to go all out on watercooling, mobo, cpu,gpu. The 800D looks like a great case and that's what I had my eyes on for a while.

Also, isn't the new AMD CPU "bulldozer" releasing soon. Is it worth getting more than the i7 Sandy Bridges.

It's all heresay at the moment, but it's been speculated that even the high end bulldozers won't compete with the 6/12 core 1st gens, or the i7-2600k.
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May 11, 2011 8:53:39 PM

8 core bulldozer equals a i7 2600k
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May 11, 2011 8:55:13 PM

i go with a i7 2600k though
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May 11, 2011 9:21:35 PM

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
279.99

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
229.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
349.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
314.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
94.99

PowerColor AX6990 4GBD5-M4D Radeon HD 6990 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
709.99

PowerColor AX6990 4GBD5-M4D Radeon HD 6990 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
709.99

OCZ Vertex 3 Series – MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
309.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
64.99

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
19.99

Total 3084.90

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May 11, 2011 9:35:50 PM

Twin 6990's or 590's just don't make any sense.

A 6990 gets you 762 fps in Guru3D's gaming test suite. Doubling your $725 investment to $1450 gets you a measly 141 additional fps a total of 903 fps (18.5% improvement).

The 590 doesn't fare all that better with 881 fps as a single card and 982 is SLI....not exactly exciting for $1400 investment.

Twin 560 Ti's (900Mhz) will get you 862 fps for an investment of $440.

Without knowing your intended resolution, it's hard to make a recommendation here..... At 1920 x 1200, with one or 2 GFX cards, I'd lean nVidia ..... at 2560 x 1600, I'd lean ATI but in no case would the 590 or 6990 be on my shopping list. With 2 GFX cards, I'd use the Asus WS Revolution w/ i7-2600k (to get x16 x16) w/ 2x4GB of Mushkin CAS 7 DDR3-1600. With 3 GFX cards, I'd go nVidia on the GFX and you'll have to decide between x16 x16 x8 w/ the Asus Maximum IV Extreme w/ i7-2600k or go back to a 1366 based system which can do x16 x16 x16.

My SSD in that system would be a Vertex 3 240 GB w/ Seagate Barracuda XT 3 TB Hard Drive(s). My monitor would be oe or more Asus VG236HE 120 Hz assuming of course that was the resolution you were looking for.Sandy Bridge can be safely OC'd in less than a minute .... the ease and safety have brought many previous "no participators" into the OC community. If ya do, I'm real anxious to give this cooler (Prolimatech Genesis) a shot but I'm gonna bet it will hit the top GFX card if ya choose a MoBo w/ 3 GFX card slots. A length of 130mm on the cooler should be safe but this is 146.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12811/cpu-pro-22/Prol...

For case I'd be looking at the DF-85 and HAF-X in that order if ya want something aggressively styled and a P183 / P193 / 1200 or Lian Li if ya like something more "sedate". In the above mentioned Antec's, a CP series PSU is a "no brainer", for the others, there's many great ones (Seasonic X series, Corsair HX / AX series, Antec SG series) but the XFX Black Edition matches their performance at a much lower price (up to 850 watts anyway)


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May 11, 2011 9:41:40 PM

Yeah but if he ran at 3x 2560x1600 you would need the extra VRAM of a higher card than than SLI 560s. I would SLI 580s and buy a board with room for a third. That would get you crazy performance for $1000. With a crazy rig like that, going under water like the OP said might be done is the only way to go.
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May 11, 2011 9:49:38 PM

True. the 3 6950 2GB is the way to go
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May 12, 2011 2:17:34 PM

no with that budget 2 580's in sli is the way to go
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May 12, 2011 3:05:32 PM

For 3D gaming right now, nVidia is a must as there are no monitors for sale that support AMD 3D gaming...you have to use 3D HDTVs. If you are waiting until August and have this budget, wait a few more months for Socket 2011 and SB-E. Maybe there will be AMD 3D ready monitors by then. Plus, the HD 7xxx cards should be out too. If you need a computer now, spend $500 for something that will get you by until then.
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