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Hello,
I have a budget of $900 and i all ready got 2 HD radeons 6970s and 3 mointors. But everything else in my computer is a little old and very outdated (still using ddr2 ram)

So i am looking for advice on a new build for $900 using my 2 current video cards. Needs to be able to handle gaming pretty decently with eyeinfinity if possible.
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  1. What you else you can reuse from your old PC ? ( HDD , PSU ,CASE)
  2. I would go with the I5-2500k:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&Tpk=i5%202500k

    ASUS P8Z68-V LE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773

    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    Rosewill case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182133

    Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106348

    You could also go with the I7-2600k if you want to use 8 threads. With these components you also might want to invest in water cooling.
  3. Well, the only parts that i would like to reuse would be my harddrive maybe, But the rest of the parts are slowing burning away and dying.

    The psu fan stopped working and all the case fans no longer work. My old CPU is really outdated q6600 quadcore 775 socket, and that brings me to my old motherboard which only uses DDR2 and a 775 socket. Basically none of those parts are really worth reusing beside maybe my harddrive.

    The build up above looks pretty good, not sure if i would really need the blueray player though. I am thinking maybe if i keep my old 500 gb HD i could probably roll with a small SSD to put my windows on and use my old harddrive for everything else.

    Has far has water cooling goes, i have never done that before and it scares me a little. I wouldn't want to mess around with it unless i had someone who has done it multiple times with me.
  4. Best answer
    MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
    CPU : I5 2500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    SSD : Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 120GB SATA III
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236
    PSU : CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    CASE : Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107
    DVD-RW : ASUS 24X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    TOTAL : $903.92 and 894$ after rebates + 10$ gift card from Newegg.
    I put a 120GB SSD for OS some aplications and games , and you can reuse your HDD for media and other programs.
  5. Wow yea that build looks beastly, that motherboard has some bad reviews though but seems like some people were just unlucky. Would need some RAM also though haha. Was looking at the G.SKILL Sniper series, they seem pretty solid.
  6. I forgot to put the RAM in that build , because with this RAM is that total Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544
    The RAM what you choosed is G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
    The total at that build is with RAM included. My bad i forgot to copy in that build.
  7. O nice its all good, that build is really solid though. Thanks a ton for the advice man.
  8. Best answer selected by Isirus.
  9. If your old hard drive works , go with it it will have plenty of space. The 120 gb ssd is a good idea. you could save a tiny bit on the dvd player with
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
    Also the mobo is more expensive than it needs to be because sandy bridge cant use pcie 3. However, if you can wait until April, you will be able to buy the I5-3750k which will support pcie 3.0.
  10. If it is worth waiting till April then i would most likely do it, i am in no hurry to get this computer up and running. How much will the i5-3750k cost exactly, and i am assuming prices will drop when it comes out to.
  11. Wait and see how the prices will be.
  12. alright cool. Gonna keep this build for future reference but gonna wait till April and see what the deal is with the ivy bridge stuff before i start buying.

    Once again thanks for all the help, might be hearing from me again when i5-3750k drops. My budget will probably be bigger the longer i wait to hah =D.
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