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$3689.90 USD gaming build, buying tmrw

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January 26, 2012 5:58:15 AM

Building for gaming, video recording, video editing. Buying this tomorrow. Prices are USD.

Case: Cosmos 2 $350
PSU: Corsair Pro 1050W $220
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe $255
CPU: i5-2500k $230
Cooler: Corsair H100 $120
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Redline DDR3 1600 4x4GB $160
GPU: Gigabyte 3gb GTX 590 $630 eBay
HD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB Sata 6.0GB/s $230
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 120GB $215
DVD:
Monitor: HP 30" LCD S-IPS 7ms $1180 -OR- 3 x ASUS VG236HE 23" 2ms $319*3 = $960
OS: Win 7 x64 Home Premium $100

Still open to changes all around, especially on the monitor (3x 23s are cheaper and give better response and more pixels, will one 590 support it? I have plans to get another 590 in the future, perhaps also upgrading to an X79 based chipset.

What do you think about the monitors?

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January 26, 2012 6:01:16 AM

EDIT: Nvm, it should support tri-monitors, but not right away. You'd need to wait for the second GPU. For now, get two monitors, then later when you buy the second 590 get the third monitor.
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January 26, 2012 6:31:26 AM

go with HD 7970 3GB for eyefinity setup.
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January 26, 2012 6:32:01 AM

Okay thanks. That sounds good. I'm starting to second guess the cosmos. It weighs 50 pounds...
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January 26, 2012 6:41:55 AM

First, I personally would go with the corsair obsidian 800d case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its cheaper, and I think it really is the best case out there right now (unless you need room for sub-zero cooling or something) it has GORGEOUS cable management.
heres a video going over it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX87TPid_po

Monitors - I've got a x3 setup with the samsung 750d, and it is the best monitor ive ever used. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
you lose three inches, but its 120hz and 2ms. Once you've experienced 120hz, you cant go back. It makes games rock solid and absurdly realistic (mostly fps) and browsing and such is waaaay nicer too. plus, its beautiful and has 3d if you care about that (works with all games, kinda cool). It's not IPS but its colors are only a hair behind - i can only tell a difference when i have it side by side with a good IPS. the only downsides are its a glossy screen and its hard to mount if you wanted to do that.

lastly, id say go with an OCZ vertex3 SSD - it's cheaper and better. Its got synchronous NAND and some of the best benchmarks.
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January 26, 2012 6:46:53 AM

actually, i dont know enough about the state of SSD's to back that last comment up. redacted~
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January 26, 2012 6:55:45 AM

cosmos II is a dream but very expensive!HAF X is a wiser choice IMO.
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January 26, 2012 7:11:52 AM

ram: quad channel 1.65v ram would not be good for the sandy bridge core i5 2500k cpu which supports 1.5v ddr3 1333 ram.
gfx card: how about asus/msi/xfx radeon hd 7970 3 gb.
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February 1, 2012 11:09:03 PM

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