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Hello I'm building my first comp heres what i got so far...

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February 2, 2012 9:54:48 PM

Hi everyone!

I am looking to build a computer myself for the first time when i get back from deployment. I was hoping some of you geniuses wouldn't mind looking at my potential build and tell me whether i can make this any better and if these parts are compatible or not.... thank you for your time! I found all of these parts on newegg.com aside from the processor which obviously isnt available. I am open to any suggestions my budget is 2500 to 3000. also i would like to get the best system i can for 3000 dollars, ill be spending all of it (even if its overkill :)  ) and i am open to any and all suggestions even if you tear my build apart, i do however really want that specific case. thank u all soooo much srry aout no links.... i have horrible internet where i am stationed and it takes a loooooong time to load websites please bear with me.....


Approximate Purchase Date: july 2012

Budget Range: 3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming-media center/schoolwork/internet



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/amazon

Country: united states
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: best performance... not experienced enough for brand prefs yet

Overclocking: im not sure about how this works yet but i'd like to be capable

SLI or Crossfire: trying to decide between 1 awesome gpu or 2 medium crosffired/SLI

Monitor Resolution: 60 in sharp led quattron 3d tv (i already own this)

Speakers: 7.1 surround sound by klipsch (already own this too)

Additional Comments:i am all about best performance.



PARTS I CHOSE


Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770K

Memory: (2 OF THESE) CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

GPU: (2 OF THESE CROSSFIRED) SAPPHIRE 100315-2GL Radeon HD 6850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Audio Card: HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Hard Drive: (2 OF THESE) Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Wireless Adapter: Rosewill RNX-MiniN2 (RWLD-11002) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2, IEEE 802.1x

Liquid Cooling: CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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February 2, 2012 10:09:21 PM

For gaming, stick with the 2500k. Ht won't be utilized for a long time. I5 you want a water cooler, go with a real one. Meaning, like the ones where you assemble it yourself.
February 2, 2012 10:17:58 PM

Get two 7950's or 7970's and you'll be set for a good long while! also i would upgrade the SSD to a 240gb since you have the money and lastly get a 2500k with a tuniqu 120 extreme and you wont need to get a water cooler!
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February 2, 2012 10:20:02 PM
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Audio Card: HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card


First off you don't need this. You only need it if you're hooking your PC up to some high end audio equipment.

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GPU: (2 OF THESE CROSSFIRED) SAPPHIRE 100315-2GL Radeon HD 6850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


Not a good choice when the new 7950 and 7970 in a single card configuration will run circles around this.

Second if you want performance and longevity, here's how you spend $3K:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $349.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII - $139.99
Motherboard: Intel BOXDX79SI - $269.99
CPU: 3.20 GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99
Cooler: Corsair H100 - $119.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 - $139.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $179.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 1TB - $139.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $23.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $559.99

Total: $2,499.99

Use the rest and get a killer display or a second 7970.
February 2, 2012 10:45:03 PM

8gb of ram is more than enough for gaming
February 2, 2012 10:55:50 PM

please refrain from attempting to save money for me... i want to spend that much money and get something awesome.... i dont care about saving here and there i just want bada$$ness lol. i though i wanted the case i chose until g unit up there mentioned the case he did... awesome!!! how do you feel about radeon 7970 vs gtx 580 im getting two of either one...
February 2, 2012 11:02:42 PM

thanks again all for your input... special kudos to gunit thank you
February 2, 2012 11:25:00 PM

I'm not saving money for you
My other system had 8GB of ram and i game ALOT, i still havent used pass 6GB
February 3, 2012 2:41:53 AM

ender2785 said:
please refrain from attempting to save money for me... i want to spend that much money and get something awesome.... i dont care about saving here and there i just want bada$$ness lol. i though i wanted the case i chose until g unit up there mentioned the case he did... awesome!!! how do you feel about radeon 7970 vs gtx 580 im getting two of either one...


Pretty much take your pick there. Both are awesome cards - I generally prefer EVGA for NVIDIA and Sapphire and XFX for Radeon - they're all excellent manufacturers.

I like the 7970 and the 7950 - both are newer technology and were built from the ground up where the 580 is built around existing technology and architecture. I'm not knocking the 580 at all but you really can't go wrong with either one.
February 3, 2012 6:27:32 AM

you are going to buy in july and planning now! wth?
February 3, 2012 11:50:38 PM

ive nevr done this so im starting early... i will adapt as necessary... gotta fill the time when youre deployed somehow
February 14, 2012 4:29:04 AM

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February 14, 2012 11:30:47 AM

i7-3820 - $285
Asrock Extreme7 2011 - $270
Corsair XMS 4x4GB Cas9 1600 - $90
XFX 7970 - $550
CM Silent Pro 850 - $115
Silverstone RV02E-BW - $180
WD 2TB Green - $110
Crucial M4 120- $170
Noctua NH-D14 2011 - $80
Dell u2412hm x3 - $960
Win7 64b Pro - $130

Total: $2940

3600x1920 Eyefinity Portrait build with plenty of room for future proofing.
February 14, 2012 7:52:09 PM

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