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February 22, 2012 1:13:44 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: It'll be a little while.

Budget Range: ~$2000 USD; May go a little over.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video

Parts Not Required: N/A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but, well known websites are fine.

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU with unlocked multiplier. High end ATI/AMD GPU. 12 GB + RAM, Liquid Cooling, ASUS or Gigabyte MOBO.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 720p - 1080p

Additional Comments: Multiple monitors? I may wait a little while longer and pickup a bigger budget if necessary.
February 22, 2012 1:32:21 AM

OK. What type of Liquid Cooling?....all in one, like the corsair liquid coolers....or are you building a Loop from scratch, because that can easily take up about $300 from your Budget. And also what do you mean by video?...watching movies? or actual professional editing?
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February 22, 2012 1:33:44 AM

Do you need absolutely everything... i.e. speakers, monitor, mouse, and keyboard as well?

edit: nevermind, I read more thoroughly this time. Lets see what we can pull of buddy.
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February 22, 2012 1:51:15 AM

This will get you started.

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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

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ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

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Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

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Sapphire 11196-02-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express OC Version Graphics Card

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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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February 22, 2012 1:54:08 AM

$1258 before rebates and has everything you will need:



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February 22, 2012 1:58:25 AM

and since its your first time building i would strongly recomend the h100 if it can fit in the case you want becuse first time builders should never start out with a custom water cooled loop it just sounds like a disater to me but yah h100 is a good all in one wc just replace the fans with something like a cougar
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February 22, 2012 2:06:15 AM

Guy's you are forgetting the Monitors, keyboards, mice speakers etc....he specified N/A as parts not needed, therefore he needs everything ....

Also, if you want High end...are thinking of CF or SLI, and Multiple monitors, he is going to really want to get a 7950. I'm trying to get u everything u need right now bro...it's hard though, your gonna have to give more details as to what you want....

You should go with just 8gb RAM
Also Those PSU's are too weak, he is thinking about CF or SLI as an option...

and he specifically said High end GPU.....6950 is not High end anymore, it's a tier below.
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February 22, 2012 2:09:36 AM

ismaeljrp said:
Guy's you are forgetting the Monitors, keyboards, mice speakers etc....he specified N/A as parts not needed, therefore he needs everything ....

Also, if you want High end...are thinking of CF or SLI, and Multiple monitors, he is going to really want to get a 7950. I'm trying to get u everything u need right now bro...it's hard though, your gonna have to give more details as to what you want....

You should go with just 8gb RAM
Also Those PSU's are too weak, he is thinking about CF or SLI as an option...

and he specifically said High end GPU.....6950 is not High end anymore, it's a tier below.

I posted a 750w psu. If a 750w psu won't easily push two of those cards then every review along with the specs on the AMD site is totally wrong.
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February 22, 2012 2:12:57 AM

750 is good...I was referring more the the person who said the 520 seasonic. 750w, is plenty...although if he is going to overclock to garantee stability, I recommend going at least 800w.
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February 22, 2012 2:19:07 AM

Go with a newer Case, like the Carbide 500R mentioned...It'll let you fit the H100 perfectly and also has USB 3.0 ports.

Core i5-2500K
AMD 7950
8GB RAM
850 watt PSU ( there are plenty good brands ) ( since you're thinking of O/C and CF/SLI )
128 Crucial M4 SSD
Corsair H100
Corsair Carbide 500r

Those are my reccomendations. High End and Future Proof.

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February 22, 2012 2:27:37 AM

What type of monitor do you want?
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February 22, 2012 3:39:14 AM

guys he mentioned 12+ ram and work with video then he is video editing.then this is perfect build

intel i7 2600k
corsair h100

4x4 gb corsair vengence
asus sabertooth or ASUS P8Z68 pro
Crucial M4 128gb
500gb carvier blue
seasonic 850w 80+gold
xfx 7950 black edition
corsair carbide 600t
ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI
LED Backlight Widescreen LCD
Monitor
ASUS DVD-Writer Black SATA

and buy keyboard and mice and speakers which u like with that money left with u:) 
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February 22, 2012 8:37:32 PM

Thank you all!

For clarification by water cooling I do mean the Corsair series like the H100.
Editing like video rendering and recording.
I assume that I will need a 800+ PSU?
I may not need a Windows disk.
Gaming is my first priority, though.
Should I wait for Ivy Bridge?


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February 24, 2012 10:35:25 PM

Best answer selected by Mvee18.
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February 24, 2012 11:58:56 PM

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