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4000$ gaming build

hello guys,

I want to build a pc for my friend whose budget is 4000$ plus minus 1000$

Approximate Purchase Date: the closer the better

Budget Range: 3000$-5000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: games, watching movies and surfing

Parts Not Required: speakers or headphones and keyboard and mouse but he would need a monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : intel cpu, 1600 monitor, a full tower and good looking :D

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: he wants 30" 2560 x 1600

Additional Comments: a cool quiet pc which looks good and not so much bling and fancy lights


my suggestion to him

intel i7 3820
asus rampage IV extreme
g skill
corsair h100
seasonic x 1250 w 80+ gold
2x sapphire hd 7970
cm cosmos ii
asus blue ray burner
wd carvier black 2 tb
intel 520 240 gb sata3 ssd


what are your thoughts :D
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  1. why not get 3 monitors and 4x 7970's? :pt1cable:
  2. Because we both dont like it and why a 3 screen monitor it feels like you wasting looking only at the front monitor which we both dont like it and those 30" ips looks gorgious.

    Other than that 2 will be more than enough for 3 1080p screens ;D
  3. computernewb said:
    why not get 3 monitors and 4x 7970's? :pt1cable:


    Quad Fire is NOT that effective and it's a waste of money down the drain. Therefore, please go for CrossFire (x2). It's more effective that way...

    Regarding Full Tower, why not get one of these? The drive bay is also universal and you can switch it sideways. But, hey... he can also switch off the LED if he doesn't want bling or whatever it is. - http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/Trooper_w_side_panel/

    Secondly, why not go for Intel i7 - 3930K (3.2GHz) @ 6 Core / 12 threads?
  4. @serialkiller,
    you seem too rich man :lol:
  5. Lol not i aint rich.

    Actually my family had seen much more difficulties than you can think but our sill and hard work and also kind heart had brought us up

    these dialogs feel so filmy
  6. And this pc is not for me and i dont live in usa but in india and where electronics are costly :(
  7. LOL i was just kidding.
  8. I other thread you commented that i have a veyrron and few other super cars
  9. So hellfire what do you think about this build and can you syggest a better build ;)
  10. why you have listed USA in country sections?and newegg in preferred sites?
  11. Because my relative live in usa who is gonna buy
  12. *Ahem* Why not go for another memory brand, such as Corsair? That is also a good brand for overclocking...

    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

    Timing: 9-9-9-24
    CAS Latency: CL9
    Voltage: 1.5V

    Second that, your friend should look @ Crucial M4 SSD. That is more stable...
  13. my picked build

    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811139005
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $179.99
    $169.99


    Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" Height, Swivel & Tilt Adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor
    Item #: N82E16824260028
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
    -$200.00 Instant
    $1,599.99
    $1,399.99


    2 x EVGA 03G-P3-1595-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified ULTRA 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
    Item #: N82E16814130751
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $1,099.98
    $1,059.98
    ($529.99 each)


    SeaSonic X-1250 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817151109
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $269.99


    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M4X1600C7
    Item #: N82E16820233253
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    $199.99
    $169.99


    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131760
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$20.00 Instant
    $359.99
    $339.99


    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $219.99
    1

    Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00
    Item #: N82E168GC000001
    Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.


    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Item #: N82E16832116718
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    $319.99
    $289.99
    1

    KASPERSKY lab Internet Security 2012 - 1 User For System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832355038
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    -$59.99 Saving
    $59.99
    $0.00


    CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    Item #: N82E16835181017
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $119.99
    $109.99
    1

    Monster Cable Model 128202-00 4 ft. Standard THX-Certified THX V100 HDMI Cable M-M
    Item #: N82E16882155817
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$9.99 Saving
    $9.99
    $0.00


    ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
    Item #: N82E16827135252
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $94.99


    Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW240A3K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820167086
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$70.00 Instant
    $399.99
    $329.99
    Subtotal: $4,454.88


    just need comfirmation before pulling the trigger

    he would buy within 2-3 days :hello:
  14. no that is a waste of money. that monitor is so expensive and gives half the resolution of an eyefinity setup. An eyefinity setup is not a waste of money if you run any games at all on the rig. It is really amazing how the picture spans across which actually gives you an edge gaming because you can see so much more than most other players. If you can find a place that demos eyefinity technology go there and try it you will be amazed by it.

    I dont know why you picked old generation gpu's. they are slower run hotter and use more energy than 7970's. The H100 is louder and does not cool much better than the Noctua NH-D14. Why does he need windows 7 ultimate and the full version over the oem? Windows 7 professional oem is probably all he needs.

    here is a 4900$ build:
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=18915412

    -the monitors a toms hardware recommended buys for there superior performance compared to other 24" monitors. They also have very large viewing angles making them perfect for an eyefinity setup.

    -you can get the motherboard and the cpu in a combo that will save a few $$. the 3930k is the best gaming cpu on the market. I would stick with the 2011 socket because running the cards at x16/x16 will make a big difference in eyefinity. to save some $$ you can spring for a i7 3820 instead. Just a little harder to overclock since to overclock it to 4.0 ghz and above since it is only partially unlocked.

    -the motherboard is arguably the best lga 2011 motherboard on the market. it is a great overclocker (overclocked the highest in tom hardware's 320$+ lga 2011 motherboard roundup) very reliable being a ws board, and low power consumption.

    -the ssd is really a coin toss between the samsung 830 256gb and the intel 520 240gb. Both are very reliable and very fast. you cant go wrong with either one.

    -the gpu's are pre-overclocked so they will really kill 2 580's. and they are plenty for 5760x1200p considering 2 7950's are barely enough- http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/01/30/amd_radeon_hd_7950_video_card_review/10

    -The case is big enough to hold that huge ws board. another good option is the nzxt switch 810. it doesnt have that many fans in it hence the extras.

    -the noctua nh-d14 is the best air cooler on the market. I hate the fan colors so there is a compatible 140mm fan and 120mm too.

    -
  15. for physx
  16. i cant see the list you posted as i am not the member of newegg :(
  17. Best answer
    serialkiller said:
    for physx

    then wait for keplar the 680 its coming out friday. and in a week or so the 670 ti should come out.

    hopefully this one will work. it is public i made sure of that.
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishLists.aspx?RandomID=332641736022814720120319085424

    just in case it doesnt ill just put the link in

    CoolerMaster Cosmos II- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119252 350$

    Intel 3930k & Asus P9X79 WS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.832927 955$

    Sapphire 7970 3gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982 x2=1140$

    Dell U2412M IPS 1920x1200- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260047 x3=1020$

    StarTech 10ft Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158233 x2=30$ all connections to monitors come from 1 card

    Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105 260$

    Intel 520 240gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167086 330$

    Gskill 16gb 1866mhz CL8- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231539 150$

    Seagate 5900rpm 2tb hdd- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681 120$

    LG 12x BluRay Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136241 80$ actually comes with bluray software so you can use bluray discs.

    Windows 7 Professional OEM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992 140$

    Noctua NH-D14 SE2011- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024 90$

    OPTIONAL FANS:
    XIGMATEK XAF-F1451 140mm- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233092 25$

    Cooler Master 120mm fan- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103061 x3=30$
  18. Quote:
    then wait for keplar the 680 its coming out friday. and in a week or so the 670 ti should come out.


    What is your source on this? I have *NOT* heard any firm, concrete release dates from anywhere, and the response from even NVIDIA themselves is "pushed back", until I see a firm date, I'm not believing anything.

    Here's how I would spend $3K - $4K:

    Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $349.99
    PSU: Seasonic X1050 Gold - $219.99
    Motherboard: Asus sabertooth X79 - $329.99
    CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-3820 - $319.99
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $85.99
    RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - $89.99
    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $174.99
    HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $149.99
    Optical: LG BD-R Burner - $79.99
    Video Card: 2 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $534.99 each
    OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99
    Monitor: Asus VH242H - $179.99

    Total: $2,870.98

    I don't include the peripherals like speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc because that's all entirely personal preference.
  19. Gunit....Stores in INDIA have already received cards...Expect Thursday release like people have been saying for a month....

    And I won't even comment on his build...Ivy is out Friday/and Kepler Thursday..might as well wait till the end of the weak..

    So far all I have seen is some crazy choices by the OP that don't make any sense. Last gen gpu's with 7970 out there...Physx shouldn't be your your buying decision imo.
  20. I know but he is bit noobish. i tried to convince him but he wanted 580. he was asking hydrocopper 2 tri sli and that completly blew up

    if this news is true you shold leak it some where else or i would recommend to post it to some hardwsre site and earn some money.
  21. And i will wait :D
  22. hotthree said:
    Gunit....Stores in INDIA have already received cards...Expect Thursday release like people have been saying for a month....

    And I won't even comment on his build...Ivy is out Friday/and Kepler Thursday..might as well wait till the end of the weak..

    So far all I have seen is some crazy choices by the OP that don't make any sense. Last gen gpu's with 7970 out there...Physx shouldn't be your your buying decision imo.


    7970 is a last gen GPU? I don't get that. :pt1cable:

    Quote:
    I know but he is bit noobish. i tried to convince him but he wanted 580. he was asking hydrocopper 2 tri sli and that completly blew up


    Yeah that's not a good choice - that's like building an $18K build with the most expensive parts and calling it a Ferrari where a far, far less expensive Buick is considered a luxury car. :lol:
  23. And when kepler releases i will upgrade my old pc or buy new one

    my current buld is

    amd phenom ii x6 1090t
    Asus crosshair iv formula
    corsair vengence 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    cooler master haf 922
    sony 24x dvd writer
    carvier green 1tb
    vip 650 w gold
    asus radeon hd 6870
    logitech mouse and keyboard combo
    dell 20" 1600x900 led monitor
    Belkin surge protector 8 sockets gold plated
    dlink dr 200 n router

    This things cost me rs 90000 INR or 1800USD IF 1 USD IS 50INR :D
  24. g-unit1111 said:
    Quote:
    then wait for keplar the 680 its coming out friday. and in a week or so the 670 ti should come out.


    What is your source on this? I have *NOT* heard any firm, concrete release dates from anywhere, and the response from even NVIDIA themselves is "pushed back", until I see a firm date, I'm not believing anything.

    Here's how I would spend $3K - $4K:

    Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $349.99
    PSU: Seasonic X1050 Gold - $219.99
    Motherboard: Asus sabertooth X79 - $329.99
    CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-3820 - $319.99
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $85.99
    RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - $89.99
    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $174.99
    HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $149.99
    Optical: LG BD-R Burner - $79.99
    Video Card: 2 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $534.99 each
    OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99
    Monitor: Asus VH242H - $179.99

    Total: $2,870.98

    I don't include the peripherals like speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc because that's all entirely personal preference.

    I already posted it in you why wait for kepler ivy bridge thread in response to a guy saying gk104 would come out in august without a source. btw in august it is gk110 coming out.
  25. I'd get 3x 42" 1080p TVs for my monitors before I went with an 30" IPS... IPS screens are overpriced right now. See if you can find yourself a few 28-30" 1920x1200 if you want something with a little more realestate than 1080p. IPS is not worth it unless you're heavily into graphic design work etc.
  26. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5SX2 if you really want to get a 30' thats 1,400$ ...
  27. Well i as well as do graphic design but he do it as hobby and fun
  28. i still don't understand what the hell your 'he' wants to do with this rig?
  29. He is gonna use this pc which i am helping him to build
  30. that's good but you have got a bunch of suggestions and ideas but you don't seem to be satisfied!
  31. Ya but you guys are pro or know much more than me and you might know something which i dont or something is been left out thats why i posted on toms.
    And if anything releases within a week he will buy that like ive or kepler but it aint possible as samples will be sent to reviewers and will be tested and then after few days or weeks it will be released till then it will be month :(

    But he is ready to pull the trigger . but he was asking for custom wc loop for cpu and 3 gpu and mobo as well as ram he is ready to spend another 1-2k for that any recomendations :D

    thanks guys :hello:
  32. g-unit1111 said:
    7970 is a last gen GPU? I don't get that. :pt1cable:

    Quote:
    I know but he is bit noobish. i tried to convince him but he wanted 580. he was asking hydrocopper 2 tri sli and that completly blew up


    Yeah that's not a good choice - that's like building an $18K build with the most expensive parts and calling it a Ferrari where a far, far less expensive Buick is considered a luxury car. :lol:



    No the last gen card would be the 580. When there is 7970 out there and 680 coming.

    Serial -

    The leaks have already been posted on another forum. I linked earlier in another, but I don't read the forum rules etc so I am not sure if I should link again because its on another forum.

    Feel more then welcome to pm me if you want details..But there are first hand pics and a few benches on the site already. The store owner who has it also has given his price to.
  33. 3930k and 680 SLi is a killer setup!
  34. I ll make that 680 sli and keeping of more space for tri sli
  35. watercooling is under your budget!
  36. I noob at water cooling

    any suggestions but also willing to earn
  37. the 680 is the way to go. If you can find one now. I would wait another week maybe two to see how low some prices can go.
  38. Best answer selected by serialkiller.
  39. @serial killer,post the picsof this rig i really can't wait,it's going to be one of the most powerful builds of 2012 ;)
  40. serialkiller said:
    And this pc is not for me and i dont live in usa but in india and where electronics are costly :(


    When u said "filmy' I knew it. me Indian too...
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