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March 9, 2012 6:50:51 AM

Hello, i have been doing some research and i am trying to build a really nice computer for gaming that i can use for a few years I'm thinking five years at least. My wife and I have talked about it and she gave me the go to go nuts but i really don't want to go over 6000. pls help here is what i have so far.

Intel Core i7-3960X Black Edition Hexa-Core Processor
(3.3 GHz, 15 MB L3 Cache, 1.5 MB L2 Cache, Socket LGA 2011 - MPN: BX80619I73960X)
As low as $1,049.99 from Newegg.com

Corsair Vengeance 16GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3 DIMM Memory Kit
(4GBX4 - MPN: CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9)
As low as $89.99 from Newegg.com

ASUS Asus MB RAMPAGE IV FORMULA Core i7 X79 LGA2011 DDR3 PCIE3.0 SATA ATX Retail - ASUS RAMPAGE IV FORMULA
(MPN: RAMPAGEIVFORMULA)
As low as $378.94 from Newegg.com

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 1200W Power Supply
(MPN: CMPSU1200AX)
As low as $285.98 from Newegg.com

Corsair Force 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK 240 GB Internal Solid State Drive
(2.5" - SATA/600 - MPN: CSSDF240GB3BK)
As low as $303.98 from Newegg.com

WD Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2 TB Internal Hard Drive
(SATA/600 - 7200 rpm - 64 MB Buffer - 3.5" - MPN: WD2002FAEX)
As low as $207.27 from Newegg.com

VisionTek Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
(128 MB DDR2 - PCI Express x1 - MPN: 900317)
As low as $75.59 from Amazon.com

LG UH12LS28 Internal Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer - BD-ROM/DVD-RAM/ R/ RW Support - 10x Read/ - 16x Read/16x Write/8x Rewrite DVD - Dual-Layer Media Support - 5.25
(MPN: UH12LS28)
As low as $69.11 from Other World Computing

x2 EVGA VDO 1280MB PCI-E GeForce GTX 560Ti CORES FTW 1280MB GDDR5 SLI READY - EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR
(MPN: 012P32066KR)
As low as $297.55 per from Newegg.com

or x2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 3072 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 03G-P3-1591-AR
(MPN: 03GP31591AR)
As low as $730.44 per from TheNerds.net

Corsair CW-9060002-WW Hydro H70 CORE High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 1155, LGA 1366, LGA 2011,AM2, AM3, FM1 from tigerdirect at 84.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System Software - DVD, English from tiger direct.com for 189.99

U2-UFO CYO (Choose Your Own)
- Acrylic Color Smoked Grey
- Finish Anodize Black
- Motherboard Tray XL-ATX
- Horizontal MB brace Yes
- Side 1 Half Window Panel
- Side 2 Solid ALU Panel
- Side 3 Acrylic Panels
- Back Panel Type 10 PCI
- Front Panel Type Standard
- Window Etching None
for 459.99

with th x2 560ti's its about 3840.00 and with the x2 hydro its about 5000.00 not including any other cooling if i need it, or any add ons like monitor mouse the small stuff ok rip it up be gentle remember im new to this.

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March 9, 2012 7:34:13 AM

You would get better results from an i5 2500k which you could overclock and get faster speeds than that $1,000 CPU listed
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March 9, 2012 7:38:10 AM

An i5-2500k with an SLI'd 560ti is enough to last 5yrs.
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March 9, 2012 6:41:29 PM

hey im sorry about that mess up there ill do more research and try this again thank you for your help looks like the sweet spot for a good to great gaming pc is around 13 to 1500
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March 9, 2012 6:51:55 PM

How about waiting till Ivy Bridge? It should be only a month away.
If you want to keep it for 5 years; might as well keep get the latest gen CPU.

How about going with something like a 7970? A single card setup might be best,
as you could add a second if you ever need that amount of power.
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March 10, 2012 8:40:07 PM

If i may ask this is my very first build im looking at the

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor with the

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard i have questions about LGA 2011 is that how many sockets are on the cpu slot and if i go with this mother board i should beable to upgrade to IVY BRIDGE when releases if im way off the mark pls let me know i have been looking into this for what feels like for ever. i do want this mobo because it sounds like i could OC everything from bios and the oc key it comes with. I am a newb my friends
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March 11, 2012 4:09:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: June, July 2012

Budget Range:max max 5000 Before After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: All new parts want 2 pc's one for me, my old one for wife

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMT16GX3M4X2133C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 03G-P3-1595-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified ULTRA 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Still planing on the U2-UFO case from mountain mods just so i never have to buy one again http://www.mountainmods.com/CYO_picker.php not sure if this will take you to what i was looking at. $469.99 -Total for the case setup

This looks close to what i had posted on the 9th but I made a few changes. I wanted the motherboard for the upgrade options and I'm not sure if i can use an i5 processor so i went with the i7 that is listed, this way i can jump to Ivy bridge when it comes out. I do have a question about the i7 that's listed if I plan to oc would it be better to not get the turbo boost. Planing on raid 0 the ssd'd, the GPU I was thinking just the one till kepler comes out then sli if its worth it. With everything listed this should be about 3100. is this all compatible and would i have to upgrade any major parts sooner than i thought.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use an intel CPU & asus mobo with a 24"+ LCD and full tower case.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Needs to be upgradable
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March 11, 2012 4:56:22 PM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
How about waiting till Ivy Bridge? It should be only a month away.

Ivy Bridge is 3 months away. Intel pushed back its release date, but yes OP; since you plan to build in June, wait until then to ask.
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March 11, 2012 5:06:37 PM

azeem40 said:
Ivy Bridge is 3 months away. Intel pushed back its release date, but yes OP; since you plan to build in June, wait until then to ask.


Really? I thought only the dual core (i3 and lower) were delayed, and that the i5 would still release on schedule.
Oh well.
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March 11, 2012 5:13:23 PM

Nope, it's the whole lot, which sucks for those wanting to get it soon.
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March 11, 2012 5:26:41 PM

Why not 3930K it can be overclocked.
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