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Under 3K Gaming PC, pls advice

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November 23, 2011 5:24:09 PM


After much research and armed with 3K I configured this to the best of my knowledge:

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, database server, app server
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country: Canada
Additional Comments:I would like to setup eyefinity, have a decent OC'ed gaming rig and most important keep noise levels low so it does not feel that I am sitting in a server room :)  Any feedback is appreciated.


-Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz
-Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
-ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBXL
-Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black
-SAPPHIRE FleX 100311FLEXBF3 Radeon HD 6970
-HT | OMEGA CLARO Plus 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
-Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1200M 1200W ATX
-OCZ Vertex 3 Series – MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-3 ASUS VE258Q Black 25" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers
-LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support


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November 23, 2011 9:12:13 PM

Have you thought of splitting the costs up? Like $750 for the server and $2250 for the gaming rig? I would go that route. Also, $2250 can get u a pretty kick-a** gaming rig
December 6, 2011 1:56:58 PM

Good idea, have reduced the CPU to i2500k and motherboard is switched to
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. Still debating to wait for Ivy. Ah well lets see if I can get my hands on i5-2500 sold out on many sites.
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