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My ideas are good... but yours may be better???

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November 13, 2011 2:18:25 AM

Here Is My Plan.

Cost so far: $4130.00 USD after any rebates ... HOLY SHNIKEES.. originally wanted 3k...

Goals: Play Diablo 3 on something sick.

Why So Much?: I have some wires crossed that makes it impossible for me to buy something that isn't very close top tier...

What I Need: Everything...

My Build:

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT:
*Already have this & I *LOVE* it. $200

CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K
*Top of the line, no? I know its not worth the $60 over the 2600k but o'wells... $370

MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
*Ivy Bridge compatible & PCIe 2x16 in SLI $270

GPUs: GeForce GTX 570 HD 2560MB
*Got two of these already too! Hopefully will not need to upgrade for quite a while. $800

PSU Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1275M
*Two +12v rails with more than 38A available, necessary for the GTX 570s & Modular. $340

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA
*A pair of these in RAID 0 for the OS & Cache + games... methinks. $360

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
*IMO the best hdd available, I have always used seagate. 1tb is plenty of overkill for me. $150

UPS: CyberPower UPS 1500VA / 900W
*Raid 0 is scary & TH gave this thing the big thumbs up. $220

ODD: Plextor B940SA
*If its good enough for the "Dream Machine" I'm sure it'll do.. $170

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 2133
*w/e, its good $170

COOL: Noctua NH-D14
*It fits on my MB & with my RAM so its all good... thing is a beast! $80

MONITORs: Looking for recommendations on this one... would like a triple set-up.. 120hz and under $1k - portrait mode is a nice option 20-23"



Well... lmk what you think or if there is something that would perform better for the money or just something cool that you think would be a nice touch ,,, Any input here would be great as I am about done researching this bad boy... Also I need a nice desk for this if you have any thoughts on that.. Thanks Guys/Gals.

p.s. I wanted to do a custom water cooling setup but am already spending enough I think.. potential here for an upgrade in the future and I have some pretty cool ideas for this case if I were to do it.



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a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 2:29:25 AM

You ended up with your wires very crossed. A 2700k will offer almost no advantage over the 2500k which is $155 cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The thermaltake is massive overkill, and massively more expensive than you need. A Corsair HX 850 has plenty of power for two GTX 570s with OCing, and costs $170 less than the thermaltake you picked out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might want to see if best buy has that hard drive for less, the HDD prices on newegg are super inflated right now because of a perceived lack of supply due to flooding in thailand.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 2:31:17 AM

Given his case choice the CP-1000 wont work, it and the CP-850 are antecs custom CPX form factor that only fits in select Antec cases, if he had one of those cases it would be a sold pick.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 2:36:26 AM

Most would say the 2133mhz RAM and a 2700k is excessive, but if you want the best then by all means. However, a $340 PSU for 2x 570's is definitely excessive.

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

~$170 with a 20% coupon that will be more than enough for your setup.
November 13, 2011 3:12:59 AM

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Most would say the 2133mhz RAM and a 2700k is excessive, but if you want the best then by all means. However, a $340 PSU for 2x 570's is definitely excessive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817116013

~$170 with a 20% coupon that will be more than enough for your setup.


Thanks! Great reviews and almost $200 savings. SOLD!

I'll buy this tomorrow a.m. unless something sways me for good reason.
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