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US$ 1900 Budget, Gaming PC

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July 9, 2011 2:21:40 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week

Budget Range: 1700-1900 dollars, buying them in the US, preferably through websites

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, more gaming, gaming even more.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, maybe amazon.com if price's cheaper

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU (i7 2600K ?), one or 2 GTX video cards, water cooling system, and I'm thinking about a corsair obsidian 800D.

Overclocking: Maybe, but I want this computer to last some years.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, but I have no experience with those.

Additional Comments: I'd like to have a liquid cooling system, a real one, not those "all-in-one" types, and, if possible, add 2 monitors to it, but it's not really necessary if it weighs on the rest of the machine's budget.

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 9, 2011 5:20:23 PM

1) Watercooling IS REALLY hard if you don't buy the all-in-one systems.
2) You should look at cheaper cases (cheaper cases means better parts inside the case!)
3) To Future proof your system, we can add a 2600k because it's capable of hyper-threading (although it has no use as of now for gaming)
4) 2 GTX cards will equal SLI
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 9, 2011 5:33:08 PM

You can try this setup:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k $315
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: GTX 570 Fermi x2 $670

MoBo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Nine Hundred $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 $50 (it works just as well as most water cooled systems and is 1/6 the price)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
Water cooling: Swiftech H20-220 $290 (You seem insistant on getting water cooling)
http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-apex-ultima-kit.html

blu-ray RW: LG Black WH12LS30 LightScribe Support $94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total: $1614 or $1854
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July 9, 2011 9:13:15 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
You can try this setup:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k $315
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: GTX 570 Fermi x2 $670

MoBo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Nine Hundred $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 $50 (it works just as well as most water cooled systems and is 1/6 the price)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
Water cooling: Swiftech H20-220 $290 (You seem insistant on getting water cooling)
http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-apex-ultima-kit.html

blu-ray RW: LG Black WH12LS30 LightScribe Support $94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total: $1614 or $1854


Okay, thanks.. only 2 humble questions:

1 - That's a mid tower case. Given that I'm putting 2 video cards, water cooler and etc, shouldn't it be a full tower?

2 - Okay with the lcs, I thought the full piece-per-piece version would be better. Is it easily adaptable for other water blocks for the 2 graphic cards? I heard those would make a good use of water cooling too, but sorry if I'm wrong. In any case, if it is, in your opinion what water block should I buy? Also, should I get one for the chipset?

My budget just raised to $2200, just clarifying.

In any way, thank you for the setup.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 10, 2011 12:28:34 AM

1) Good point, use this the Cooler Master HAF 932
2) I'm sorry, but I really am not familiar with water cooling, so someone else would have to answer is question
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 10, 2011 12:39:31 AM

If this is your first build I don't recommend water cooling and this isn't the best forum for wc check out OCN and XS if you are really inclined to go water. If you don't want to have all the trouble of picking out good parts but don't want pos all-in-one kits than check out xspc rasa kits

What you should be looking at for system:
i7 2600k
2x 6970s or 2x 570s or 2x 580s or 6990+6970 or 2x gtx 580s (I don't like the 590) pick amd unless you're doing folding
maximus iv z or maximus iv or p67 ud7 or z68 ud7
some good 850w the one recommended is good just stay away from ch3ap psus
the case depends whether you're going water or not the haf x can be water or air so that would be a good case but also look at xigamatek elysium for just water
1tb samsung f3 or wd black
120gb ssd (crucial m4/c300 intel 320 510 g skill phoenix pros etc. just get what is on sale when you purchase)
blu ray drive
if you go air then get a scmg-2100/hyper 212+ (buy the hyper @ amazon for a reasonable price) get gc-extreme @ svc for TIM or buy shin etsu
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July 10, 2011 1:30:30 AM

Water cooling is a PAIN you gotta change it every 6 months or year, when air cooling is safer and that cooler posted is GREAT! Trust me not a good idea, what happens if there is a leak if so your system is gone. This is a ideal video card http://www.mobilepc.com/Electronics/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-58... And also you may want to look into AMD there a good price for example a older 4670 and 9500gt both same wattage but the 4670 is better. I'd just get a AMD card there much cheaper, perform as good as nivida for the most part. Even the 5000 series destoryed NIVIDA last year because it had such good technology.
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July 10, 2011 1:32:57 AM

addison said:
Water cooling is a PAIN you gotta change it every 6 months or year, when air cooling is safer and that cooler posted is GREAT! Trust me not a good idea, what happens if there is a leak if so your system is gone. This is a ideal video card http://www.mobilepc.com/Electronics/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-58... And also you may want to look into AMD there a good price for example a older 4670 and 9500gt both same wattage but the 4670 is better. I'd just get a AMD card there much cheaper, perform as good as nivida for the most part. Even the 5000 series destoryed NIVIDA last year because it had such good technology.

Ah the misinformation continues. :lol: 

With statements like "because it had such good technology" how could you possibly ignore this advice?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2011 2:13:27 AM

browsingtheworld and addison: stay on subject and quit arguing, last warning. I don't want to have to close this thread without the OP getting appropriate advice.
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July 10, 2011 3:12:58 AM

OK, lets each make your case without attacks, put each piece of HWs good points up, and let the OP decide
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