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February 15, 2012 9:10:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 5 days

Budget Range: $2100 Max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet surfing, Movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, DVD Player

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Asus, Intel, Nvidia, Corsair, Nzxt, Cruical

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Looking to get the Processor Oc'ed to around 4.5-5.1ghz Wanting to do a push / pull config on the H100



Case:
NZXT Switch 810 - 170$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
Asus ROG Z68 - 190$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU [I need help with this one]:
AMD 7970 - 600$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or
2x Sli EVGA 560 TI 448 classifed ultra: - 600$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or
EVGA 580 Hydro Copper 2: - 680$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU:
I5 2500K - 230$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Heatsink:
Corsair H100 - 120$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fans[for the H100 and 1 Excess fans]:
Noctua NF-F12 X5 - 98$
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-F12-PWM-Focused-Bearing...

PSU:
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850W - 190$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
Kingston hyperX Blu [16gb 4x4] - 100$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Seagate 1TB 7200 Rpm - 125$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
Crucial M4 64Gb - 90$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Headset:
Asus Vulcan - 130$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total build cost:
2100$ [Depending on the GPU]

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February 15, 2012 9:13:50 PM

The 7970 is best. Less power usage and more performance.
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February 25, 2012 11:37:34 PM

Best answer selected by FattyPatty.
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February 25, 2012 11:43:13 PM

Your cooling solution is way overkill - drop that and go with a Noctua D14 - it's safer than a water block and invest that money in upgrading to an i7-3820 and an Asus Sabertooth X79 board.

The expensive peripherals aren't that essential to the build either - get those last. Put that money into getting the best hardware you can get for the budget.
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