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November 7, 2011 4:05:59 PM

Hello All,

I have a budget of $2,000 to $3,000. The image is of all the parts I found on NewEgg.com that would make up my build including Windows 7. The time frame is within the next month or Black Friday which is probably my best bet. The list was taken with the Toms Hardware best $2000 CPU for September in mind but with the newest Graphics Cards (2x GTX 580) thrown in. I am not sure if it is worth the money and am ok with a $2000 PC if it will do the same thing as a $3000 PC (performance wise relatively).


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November 7, 2011 4:09:51 PM

Whoops - I meant 590 not 580 lol.
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November 7, 2011 4:44:34 PM

wow 2 expansive O_O and the MOBO will be out dated u bettter get a asrock or asus but Asrock better for 3 way sli but if u stick with 2 way get asus maximus iv Genz/Gen3

or asrock extreme 7 gen3

and 850W? ur sli'ing 2 560 ti's lol? u need 900W or over 700w+300 for each GTX590 so yah u need a 900W or 1050 crosair but since ur rich go with 1204W crosair that will be good if u want to do 3 way sli later

to say i dont see evrything in ur list tho

but get a SSD 550MB/s 120GB/124GB

and a 1tb storage

ur ram is good ATM

the core i7 is F uselees save that 100$ and buy core i5 2500k y? coz must game's only use 3-4 cores and they can Overclook the same

case the HAF x is bigger nice caple mng and u got a F huge as F fan at the front lol 230mm fan thats huge and 2 at the top 200mm

NZXT SENTRY 2 (fan controoler) if u want

and will the core i5 2500k need no water cooling what so ever

and did u pick a monitor? if no then buy the sony playstion 3d tv it cost 500$ on amazone but if u have monitor then NVM

since the HAF x get only 1 fan at top and u can buy other one L8ter thats the fan the use at the top

Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP they come in blue and red

BTW the HAF x have a onther brother wich is the HAF x blue edtion same as the HAF X just with a blue led

and BTW make onther pic of whats in the bootom of ur list

edit: i cant see ur list what so ever WTF?
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
November 7, 2011 4:55:07 PM

ABarge said:
Hello All,

I have a budget of $2,000 to $3,000. The image is of all the parts I found on NewEgg.com that would make up my build including Windows 7. The time frame is within the next month or Black Friday which is probably my best bet. The list was taken with the Toms Hardware best $2000 CPU for September in mind but with the newest Graphics Cards (2x GTX 580) thrown in. I am not sure if it is worth the money and am ok with a $2000 PC if it will do the same thing as a $3000 PC (performance wise relatively).

http://i44.tinypic.com/ei4mxh.jpg


Check out the build I just posted in this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/326009-31-building

A couple of things:

- Decrease the RAM to 8GB instead of 16GB
- The PSU is major overkill for your setup - go with anything that's 750 watt from say Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, or Seasonic.
- You do NOT need Windows 7 Ultimate - Home Premium is fine. But if you want to eventually use more than 16GB of RAM get Pro, but repeat - you do not need Ultimate.
- Don't get the Vertex 3 - go with the Crucial M4 instead. The M4 is a far better offering, and everything I've heard about OCZ from the support end of things tends to be on the negative side. The M4 is a much better choice and it will last longer in the long run.
- The 590s are overkill. Go with the 580s and it'll drop the price by at lease $800. Alternately try the Radeon 6970.
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November 7, 2011 5:18:03 PM

lol the GA is pci 2.0 the gen 3 should be 22nm for ivy bridge and 3.0 pci

and yes the 590 are Over kill 100% agree but his rich what u want to do for him lol
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November 7, 2011 5:35:57 PM

I am fine with flashing a BIOS update to the motherboard to get future compatibility out of it.

Think of the price range like this - $2000 for a top of the line gaming machine. $1000 extra if it will help future proof it for the next 2-3 years (Well enough to run all games at top resolution if possible)

Since I am primarily gaming on this machine and want it to run games at top resolution for the next 2-3 years without having to upgrade is the main reason I pushed the idea of 2x 590s for 6GB total Video Card power. I realize this is a rather expensive approach and makes a $2000 gaming machine into $3000 as a result. If you think I'm better off spending $2000 and saving $1000 to upgrade later when it's needed I am fine with that too.

The 2x 590s require a lot of power and Nvidia recommended the below. Note I have read some reviews on Newegg for power supplies and have noted that some of them could not power 2x GTX 580s so that left me concerned. I'd rather get a PSU that for certain will run this setup than kick myself for wasting money on one that doesn't.

AcBel PC8055-000G 1100W
Antec HCP-1200
Corsair AX1200
Nexus RX-1.1K Gold
Silverstone ST1500
Thermaltake Toughpower W0171 1500
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
November 7, 2011 5:46:28 PM

That makes a bit more sense but what I'd do rather than drop $1400 on dual 590s - get a single 580 or 570 now, then once the GTX 600s and ATI/AMD 7000 series are out that's when I'd drop the money on those cards. It's kind of stupid to spend that much money on 3GB video cards when a) there's no games out right now that take advantage of 3GB/dual GPU configs yet, let alone 2GB configurations, and b) Most games are just begging to take advantage of the 1.5 and 2GB cards out right now, and C) they'll be obsolete in a couple of months anyways. And that includes games like BF3, Skyrim, and so on.

And those cards do eat an insane amount of power - even the 580s and 570s do. If you do insist on running cards with that kind of power and overclocking your system I don't know if even the Corsair AX1200 would be a good choice - I think you'd be pushing it to the absolute limit. I think the Silverstone ST1500 would be a much better choice.

Try this build:

Case: Corsair Graphite 600T - $169.99
PSU: Silverstone ST1500 - $319.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Professional Gen 3 - $259.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Corsair H100 - $119.99
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz - $49.99 each
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $219.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 1TB - $149.99
Optical: Lite-On 12X Blu Ray Burner - $79.99
Video Card: 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 580 1.5GB - $1179 ($499.99 each)
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $3124.99
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November 7, 2011 6:46:31 PM

IDK but a 560 ti can run BF at ultra lol with 27 FPS mini when a grnade blow on ur face so yah the 580 is Over kill but super when u 3 way sli u will get 190 FPS on BF3 !!!!!!!!!!!!
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 7, 2011 7:17:04 PM

holyrage said:
IDK but a 560 ti can run BF at ultra lol with 27 FPS mini when a grnade blow on ur face so yah the 580 is Over kill but super when u 3 way sli u will get 190 FPS on BF3 !!!!!!!!!!!!



I have three GTX 580's 3gb vram in 3-way sli and in BF3 I can get at least 190 fps. In most benchmarkes I notice that three 580's beat 590's in sli so that is a consideration for you.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 7, 2011 7:19:31 PM

With the setup you are going for I would not get less than a 1200w psu , if you go three 580's or two 590's you will need the extra power.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 7, 2011 7:59:50 PM

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case $179.99 and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $219.99 and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler
$99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136792

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $94.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $184.99 and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157250

Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $279.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233191

3X EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $589.99 = 1769.97

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130655

2x LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black IDE Model GH22NP21 - OEM $21.99 = 43.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136222

This all comes to $3273.87 and that is with three GTX 580's which you can either get all three now or just two and then your cost would be $2683.88.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
November 7, 2011 8:02:57 PM

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That is a kick-ass build for that price, but I wouldn't trust it with a Zalman cooler - I'd add the extra $20 for the Corsair H100.

And I'd get a Crucial M4 over the Corsair Force Series - with the Force Series I've heard way too many BSOD issues and such, that's not an issue with the M4.
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November 18, 2011 4:16:03 PM

Hey!

I made a new build on NewEgg.com based on a mix of yours and gunit1111 recommendations. Looks like dual 580 for now - maybe a third can be thrown into the mix later with an upgrade to the Ivy Bridge processor as well to expand in the future if needed. I have a few concerns however as noted below. At the bottom I have an image of the build I came up with - let me know how it looks. If all goes well I'll purchase this on Black Friday.

1.) Are you sure that the cooler will fit since looking at the mobo I see the ram slot and the CPU slot are right next to each other. I'd hate to get 4 sticks of ram and have issues installing the cooler.

2.) I have noted there have been issues with installations when it comes to SSDs. I have gone with a Crucial m4 - since I have never installed an SDD before is there an installation guide on how this is done versus standard installation to a regular drive?

For some reason image linking did not work - Including the link below. It contains all components except for a third party cooler.
Direct Link URL: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/screenshotlvq.j...

inzone said:
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case $179.99 and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $219.99 and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler
$99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136792

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $94.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $184.99 and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157250

Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $279.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233191

3X EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $589.99 = 1769.97

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130655

2x LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black IDE Model GH22NP21 - OEM $21.99 = 43.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136222

This all comes to $3273.87 and that is with three GTX 580's which you can either get all three now or just two and then your cost would be $2683.88.

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December 5, 2011 4:27:14 AM

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