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January 22, 2012 8:31:41 PM

alrighty so im making a new computer because im fedup with asus' lack of support with the ARES graphics cards


windows 7 64 bit ultimate(dont judge me one day i WILL have 64 gigs of useless ram at my disposal) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

asus rampage IV extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

intel i7 3960x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

there arent very many lga 2011 compatible heatsinks(that interest me) so im trying intels all-in-one liquid cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (i plan to put a 150cfm delta fan on it)

gskill ripjaws z series 16gig (4 x 4) quad channel 1866 9-10-9-28 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

xfx 7970 3gig standard- im only doing a single 7970 since 7990 will come out in a few months(also newegg is completely out of stock of 7970's so i had to buy from tiger direct) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

silverstone raven rv02(steel) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... this is the best and my most favorite case i have ever owned

im re-using my current western digital 1 terabyte 7200rpm drive caviar black because it was like $70 when i got it but because of that one manufacturing plant getting flooded its gone up to $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i think ill save what little money i have left after buying all that and just re-download all my games(i do plan on doing an ssd raid setup but ill get those another day)


whatcha guys think of this build?
January 22, 2012 8:33:10 PM

I dont think it will open emails any faster
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January 22, 2012 10:33:25 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I dont think it will open emails any faster



you sure? gmail has been rather slow lately, what about maplestory? thats been kinda sluggish.... but battlefield 3/crysis/saints row 3 shouldn't be a problem right?
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January 22, 2012 10:37:45 PM

If you want your system to load in faster and stuff, you have to put that stuff on a SSD. The parts you are getting are just for performance so you dont lag. Games like maplestory dont really require that much. But if you are playing BF3, the 7970 is enough. Also, if you are just gaming and basic stuff like email and web, i5 2500k is the best choice for the money.
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January 22, 2012 10:54:20 PM

somekidxd said:
If you want your system to load in faster and stuff, you have to put that stuff on a SSD. The parts you are getting are just for performance so you dont lag. Games like maplestory dont really require that much. But if you are playing BF3, the 7970 is enough. Also, if you are just gaming and basic stuff like email and web, i5 2500k is the best choice for the money.




regardless of price how would the i5 2500k compare to either the i7 3960x or i7 980x in my current setup above but with 2 7990's ?
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January 22, 2012 11:14:47 PM

Currently the graphics card is always the limitation for games with high details .

The 2500k on a Z68 board with 2 x4 gig of RAM will game as well as the much more expensive hardware you have listed .
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January 22, 2012 11:14:50 PM

Why would you need 7990 CF.
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January 22, 2012 11:25:42 PM

somekidxd said:
Why would you need 7990 CF.


to stroke my ego? yeah i COULD save that money but i have nothing else to spend it on, i work over 100 hours a week all in the same shift so gaming with my friends when i can really helps keep my sanity plus i have a phobia of driving so i wont be getting a car any time soon
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January 22, 2012 11:27:43 PM

btw what do you guys think of the heatsink i chose? my current rig has a i7 980x and a cooler master v6gt which i would trust my new build but its not compatible with lga 2011
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January 22, 2012 11:33:07 PM

Invest in the market while its down??

No but i generally agree that purchasing the that i7 or any i7 for gaming and solely gaming is not necessary.

Your better off saving cash 730.00 by purchasing an i5 2500k and then buying a huge 500gb solid state drive or something like that if you have a lot of games and hate load times.

what resolution do you game at?
do you game on the sofa or at a desk?

if game at desk 'downgrade' to:

i5 2500k
z68 mobo
256 ssd
noctua heat sink
case of your selection i like the hafs but you could oft for the thermaltake level 10s
then purchase several high end monitors,
dual 7970's

on a side note, what do you do where you can work 100 hours per week?
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January 23, 2012 12:12:41 AM

thesnappyfingers said:
Invest in the market while its down??

No but i generally agree that purchasing the that i7 or any i7 for gaming and solely gaming is not necessary.

Your better off saving cash 730.00 by purchasing an i5 2500k and then buying a huge 500gb solid state drive or something like that if you have a lot of games and hate load times.

what resolution do you game at?
do you game on the sofa or at a desk?

if game at desk 'downgrade' to:

i5 2500k
z68 mobo
256 ssd
noctua heat sink
case of your selection i like the hafs but you could oft for the thermaltake level 10s
then purchase several high end monitors,
dual 7970's

on a side note, what do you do where you can work 100 hours per week?



ATM i game at 1920 x 1080 i want to upgrade to a 30 inch 2560 x 1600 monitor but it wouldnt fit on my desk(why would i have to downgrade if i use a desk as opposed to a couch?) me and my brother plan on making our own custom desks that hover with wall brackets so hopefully when we get done i can fit one of those big rascals

i have tried using multiple moniter setups and i just dont like them :/  you think i would notice any lag going from a 2ms monitor to a 7ms?


i work at a veterinary clinic(animal hospital) i pretty much work the everything/night shift sorta of a handyman
and do oddjobs etc etc
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January 23, 2012 12:46:52 AM

downgrade is in quotes because from the i7 the i5 will not make much of a difference in terms of gaming. to be honest I have never thought about multi screen gaming from a couch. I was simply trying to take the hypothetical cash saved from the downgrade and burn it up.

I seems to me that you need a new monitor and a new desk instead of spending way to much cash on that cpu and mobo buy the i5 2500k or wait for ivy bridge (and a new desk or monitor, or materials for the new desk, perhaps poplar wood looks like cherry if finished right).

On a side note that vet clinic done need to higher another worker you be slaving in that place. Hope they are paying you overtime.

On monitors it is best to read reviews cause manufactures may say 2 ms response but that is not always the case.
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January 23, 2012 12:59:18 AM

if you game at the same time as doing work stuff like cad/3d rendering/music and other stuff and game while waiting for some of them to finish loading, then the i7 3930K would even be enough for you, no need for the 3960X. and 16/32gb ram, well in my case i plan to upgrade to 32GB of ram since im going to 13-15GB ram usage, and well the extra ram that i can buy is good enough for self satisfaction as i hate seeing my ram go above 20%


edit: actually im building a new workstation/gaming rig using the 3930K with 16gb ram and some nice 560ti (still got no stock with the 3gb 580 msi to where im buying so i'll just use my 560Ti currently have 2 but can borrow one for now until i get some stock)

as seeing i like seeing the current programs/setting at max doesn't even max my system well it's just me, but go for the i7 3960X if you can afford it
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