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December 18, 2011 7:04:31 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: 3000+? (Whatever will get done what I need, money is not an object but the lower the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, movies

Parts Not Required: I need EVERYTHING, I mean everything,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would prefer Intel and Nvidia at this time due to poor reviews ive read on AMD products, but I'm no expert.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 (Give me some advice on this)

Additional Comments: I need something that will run Skyrim and SWTOR on ultra, last me a reasonable amount of time, and something that will be upgradable in the future.

PS: Could you tell me where I can find good info on modems and routers that are fast and useful for gaming with multiple consoles/computers? (charter communications)

Thank yall so much, let me know if I missed anything. OH, actually also "how to build your own comp tutorial links if possible' lol

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December 18, 2011 8:03:44 AM

Your military arent you?

Give me a second to put something together
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December 18, 2011 8:57:16 AM

Here is what I got for you

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition - $150.00 ($140 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) - $320.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $120.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $43.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 03G-P3-1591-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Hydro Copper 2 3072MB - $730.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB - $197.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD - $240.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature - $70.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port - $20.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - $29.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech C310 USB 2.0 HD WebCam - $47.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER - $220.00 ($210 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - $180.00 ($170 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $2641

Plenty of places to save if you wish:

If you never plan to go Quad SLI/CF bump down to the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ($125 and supports 2-Way SLI/CF)
You can also knock down the the CPU to an i5 2500k (best bang for you buck CPU) or even i5 2400 (if you plan not to OC)
Drop the HDD down to a 1TB ($130) (if you are military like i assume you are, you should probably have a crap load of movies and music like i)
The GPU I selected has been praised all over the web for its quietness compared to the others but you can always lower it down to a regular $500 version if you want (you can SLI another one later down the line right now its way over kill for just one 1080 screen, )
You can also drop the card reader if you want (dont know about you but even im paying 2k+ for a rig I want it to be able to do everything I need it and I take lots of pictures)
You can also drop the BR player to a regular DVD drive if you want ($20)
I'll let you choose your mouse, keyboard, and headset cause its all about what you like and how it feels
Also I put in a complete water cooling system for the CPU, if you dont plan to OC drop it as well, if you dont want to mess with water cooling go for the CM 612
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December 18, 2011 9:05:45 AM

Also for routers I would go with linksys from prior experience with them
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December 18, 2011 6:40:08 PM

Wow good guess on me being military. Actually prior service Army. How did you know? But yeah with my wife's picture taking habits and my music downloading habits a large HDD is a good idea.

Anyway, thanks for the builds and the quick replies guys!

I won't be connecting wirelessly from this computer but I have some laptops in the house that will be connecting. I was thinking about these:

Motorola Surfboard Xtreme DOCSIS 3.0 SBG6580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

Going with a seperate modem and router:

Motorola Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 SBG6121
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SB6121-SURFboard-DOCSIS-...

Linksys E4200 N Router Maximum Performance Dual-Band (Or maybe a E3200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


To Emelth, that's a great set up. I will probably go SLI(no more than two) later, but as you said one gtx580 will do the trick for now. If I do go with SLI later, will I need to upgrade that processor? Also, I'm not sure if I'll need to OC.

Thanks
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December 19, 2011 12:44:43 AM

You said chart cummunications in Jacksonville, NC thats a internet provider used on base (I do know they also have so off base services but havent seen much of it)

No you wont need to up the CPU or PSU, the 2600k is the second or third best cant remeber correctly just woke up.

Well I wish we had more people in here that could alleviate on wether the 580 Linked is better on not
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December 19, 2011 6:28:47 AM

Best answer selected by 123ballsack.
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December 19, 2011 6:29:06 AM

I figured out the modem/router thing. Solid build, thanks for the help. What do you think for a sound card, or do I need one?
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December 19, 2011 11:33:39 AM

No you dont need a sound card just get a good sound system you like
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