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March 28, 2012 8:17:01 PM

Hello, before anything i would like to say thanks to all those that will help me in putting together this computer. I'm starting to get into this new WoW expansion and i find myself in the need of a new computer since the one i have is old. I found myself in the alienware's website to see if i could buy one of their computers since it would had been cool, but seeing the prices and after a long talk with my brother he suggested to build one myself because it would be much cheaper, so here i am. While at the alienware's website i was making a build for an Aurora desktop that it rounded up to $2,700 or something like that, but it included 2 monitors, sound system, headphones one of which was 3D HD. So if anyone can come up with a build that would surpass the ladder i would much appreciated. So please if anyone can help me please do so I will forever be thankful.




Approximate Purchase Date: Any day from today to a few weeks.
Budget Range: $2,000-2,500 (Can spend a bit more on belts and whistles).
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Multimedia, Surfing, Programing.
Parts Not Required:Keyboard & Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Non really but im familiar with newegg.com so if it's from there better.
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Parts Preferences: I would love a SSD on the build if possible.
Overclocking: Yes, if it's possible for a first timer.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, if it benefits me performance wise.
Monitor Resolution: Preferably 1920x1080.
Additional Comments: The computer will be used mostly for Gaming and maybe for some light/noob programming and rendering. Mostly for playing WoW, Aion and Warhammer. I would love to be able to play this games in their maximum settings like WoW in ultra/high. I have a 44" Sharp Aquos and i was wondering if i would be able to connect the computer to it so i can sometimes play on it instead of the computer's monitor? I'll still need:

-Computer monitor (24" HD if possible to play games at the highest resolution)
-OS Windows 7
-A good pair of headphones

And would love it if it includes an SSD (To fire up the OS and maybe the games from it). This will be my first time putting a computer together myself so any tips and help will be much appreciated. Thanks everyone in advance for your time and effort. :D 

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 28, 2012 10:17:27 PM

heres a suggestion

i7- 3930k - $580 with promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - $440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gtx 680 - $500 (or 2 for sli)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Crucial m4 128gb SSD - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD caviar black 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms Pivot, Swivel & Height Adjustable LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $340
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler master haf 932 -$140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

wins 7 ultimate 64 bit - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total = $2930 a little over your budget but it seems like you could afford it.

and no matter what you get, you should watch this video before assembling since its your first time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=relm...
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March 28, 2012 10:43:37 PM

Win Ultimate??? 1200W PSU????
You will not need more than 850W for GTX680SLI. It's a large budget but no need to waste it. With that mobo/cpu you would want 4x4(quad channel). I suggest i5-2500k, 212 Evo cooler, 8Gb GSKILL ram(2x4GB), Asus z68 mobo, GTX680 and keep the monitor. Go with antec, corsair, silverstone, seasonic PSU.
-Bruce
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 28, 2012 10:47:55 PM

dish_moose said:
Win Ultimate??? 1200W PSU????
You will not need more than 850W for GTX680SLI. It's a large budget but no need to waste it. With that mobo/cpu you would want 4x4(quad channel). I suggest i5-2500k, 212 Evo cooler, 8Gb GSKILL ram(2x4GB), Asus z68 mobo, GTX680 and keep the monitor. Go with antec, corsair, silverstone, seasonic PSU.
-Bruce


Not to mention $450 for a motherboard seems extremely excessive as you'll most likely never use all the features it offers.

Here you go:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX850 - $174.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - $329.99
CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-3820 - $309.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $95.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 1600 Quad Channel 1.5V - $129.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $159.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 2TB - $119.99
Optical: LG BD-R Burner - $74.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99 - *OR* - Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $549.99
Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Total: $2,424.88 (w/7970), $2,375.88 (w/680)
March 28, 2012 10:48:35 PM

dish_moose said:
Win Ultimate??? 1200W PSU????
You will not need more than 850W for GTX680SLI. It's a large budget but no need to waste it. With that mobo/cpu you would want 4x4(quad channel). I suggest i5-2500k, 212 Evo cooler, 8Gb GSKILL ram(2x4GB), Asus z68 mobo, GTX680 and keep the monitor. Go with antec, corsair, silverstone, seasonic PSU.
-Bruce

Thanks computernewt and dish_moose do you think you can give me the links to the parts you suggets me with a complete overlook of all the parts and the budget of it is just im a little lost hehe not much of a computer savy... tough trying to learn :)  thanks anyways
March 28, 2012 10:57:35 PM

oh :o  thanks g-unit ill look over that one but it looks real good thanks a lot!!
March 28, 2012 11:17:00 PM

g-units build does look pretty sweet - can't find fault with any piece. I would love to own it!!! If you do want to go for a lesser $$ you would have to go z68 mobo & i5-2500K - (or you could put 2 graphics cards in)
-Bruce
a b B Homebuilt system
March 28, 2012 11:34:58 PM

yea i guess it was a little excessive. My thought was if you have the money why not get the best of everything.

gunits build looks nice. although you might want to get a faster hard drive. its only 5900 rpm. A 7200 RPM hard drive would be nice.
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 28, 2012 11:55:27 PM

computernewb said:
yea i guess it was a little excessive. My thought was if you have the money why not get the best of everything.

gunits build looks nice. although you might want to get a faster hard drive. its only 5900 rpm. A 7200 RPM hard drive would be nice.


Windows Ultimate is not the best of everything - unless you're running the language packs it's completely useless. 7 Pro does away with Home Premium's RAM limitations but if you're not running 16GB or more you don't need it.

If you're running a fast SSD as your primary you're not going to notice much - if any difference between having a 5900 RPM drive as your secondary and a 7200 RPM as your secondary.

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g-units build does look pretty sweet - can't find fault with any piece. I would love to own it!!! If you do want to go for a lesser $$ you would have to go z68 mobo & i5-2500K - (or you could put 2 graphics cards in)


:lol: 

My philosophy on builds is that I don't cut corners or go excessively on one piece (such as getting the ugly Level 10 and then sacrificing the GPU or CPU) - I try to space any given budget out equally, my first true non-workstation gaming build in '09 I made plenty of mistakes (never buying an Ultra PSU again... :lol:  ), but you definitely learn from it.
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 1:22:32 AM

computernewb said:
win 7 ultimate also features bitlocker so i wouldnt say its completely useless

also to the OP here is something to look at: System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $2600 Performance PC
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-overc...


Yeah but I can't see the average gamer or user benefiting from Bitlocker, but it does have that awesome XP emulator so maybe not completely worthless, I'll agree.
March 29, 2012 1:24:41 AM

dish_moose said:
g-units build does look pretty sweet - can't find fault with any piece. I would love to own it!!! If you do want to go for a lesser $$ you would have to go z68 mobo & i5-2500K - (or you could put 2 graphics cards in)
-Bruce

So if i "downgrade" a bit to have some more money left for other things like good headphones and mouse & keyboard do you think its a good build still or should i leave it as it is since the investment its well worth it ... ? what do you guys think?
March 29, 2012 1:29:54 AM

Man i would love to learn more about this amazing world of computer just dont know where to start .... hehe
March 29, 2012 1:51:15 AM

By the way between the two graphic cards how are they compared when it comes to WoW and BF# gameplays that are completly diffrent if you have an idea ... ? Cause like for example i read that WoW favors more Nvidia graphic cards .... any toughts on this?
a b B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 1:54:06 AM

I would get the GTX 680, however it's not in stock. If you can wait until it gets back in stock, it is a better buy than the 7970 at this time.
March 29, 2012 1:58:36 AM

oh ok there is really no hurry... well wont lie im rather excited cause i have always wanted to build a computer myself, have been looking for years for an opportunity and now it is. hehe Tough most say im rather curious how do you guys pair the parts and know what's better and yeah... hehe I know it must sound like a stupid question but bare with me please :p 
a b B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 2:07:39 AM

I just built my first computer as well. It all comes down to a matter of performance/price. For example, most of us use the i5-2500k processor because it can be overclocked high, and because it is such as small difference between the i5-2500k and the i7-2600k, but a 100$ price difference, obviously the 2500k is a better value. Yeah. :p 

For GPU's, it all comes down to the benchmarks.
March 29, 2012 2:16:58 AM

So you saying that now i could be saving a 100$ by downgrading to an i5-2500 instead of the i7 that g-unit recommneded? Tough he might had recommended it cause of another reason so there must be a benefit to it right ? When you say it all comes down to the benchmarks what do you mean?
a b B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 2:21:47 AM

Oh, I would definitely get the i7, it will definitely be better, I'm just saying, in the ~$220 range, the 2500k dominates. I would actually get the 2600k though, no the 3820.
March 29, 2012 2:36:45 AM

No do not do that. the i7 3820 is faster and cheaper than the i7 2600k- http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_corei7_38...

With the i7 3820 you get a longer lasting platform with the 2011 socket. Z68/sandy bridge will not be around as long as the x79 platform will. just look at the x58 and p55 sockets. there are almost no p55 rigs around but there are plenty of x58 rigs around. This is due to many factors including the increased memory bandwith and more native pcie lanes.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 2:39:12 AM

Ivy Bridge is LGA 1155.
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 6:58:51 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
No do not do that. the i7 3820 is faster and cheaper than the i7 2600k- http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_corei7_38...

With the i7 3820 you get a longer lasting platform with the 2011 socket. Z68/sandy bridge will not be around as long as the x79 platform will. just look at the x58 and p55 sockets. there are almost no p55 rigs around but there are plenty of x58 rigs around. This is due to many factors including the increased memory bandwith and more native pcie lanes.


I agree - and the Z68 / P55 is a very just comparison. After the dust is settled with Ivy everyone will be moving over to Z77 and Z75 platforms and leaving the H61/H67/P67/Z68 systems in the dust, where the X79 will still be around - and not only will support future SB-E CPUs, will also be supporting IB-E CPUs. 8 core i7 anyone?
March 29, 2012 7:27:57 PM

Oh ok well thanks for the help guys :)  This drops of wisdom are not getting lost
March 29, 2012 7:42:50 PM

And a question so you guys were talking about the different OS windows 7 can anyone explain hehe ? :S
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 8:07:43 PM

alexisd9025 said:
And a question so you guys were talking about the different OS windows 7 can anyone explain hehe ? :S


Home Premium is basic Windows. 7 Pro does away with Home Premium's RAM limitations - HP has a RAM limit of 16GB, Pro has a limit of 168GB - not that you'll ever use all that. :lol: 

Pro also gives you the ability to have backwards compatibility all the way to Win 95 with drivers and software. Ultimate has a dedicated XP emulator as well as universal language packs.
March 29, 2012 8:15:23 PM

CPU: i7 2600k - $324.99 (I use it, very nice cpu)
GPU: 2 x EVGA GTX680 - 2 x $509.99 (I recommend Asus too)
MOBO: Asus Maximus IV Extreme - $289.99 (easy to OC, well built and lots of features)(I'm using the mATX, this one is better for sure)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) - $84.99 (kingston,mushkin or corsair work too, I use corsair)
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000w - $174.99 ( note: I recommend Corsair too, HX,AX series are the ones for you)
CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D - $189.99 (you can go for a HAF case, your PC will be mostly red(mobo,ram,case))
COOLER: $50-100 (won't recommend anything)(the noctua cooler looks pretty bad, but it has good performance, you can try to find something to fit with your color scheme)
MONITOR: Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" - $339.99 (heard a lot about this model, not sure, but it has to be good)
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB - $159.99 (I have the 64GB version and it runs pretty good, this one will do better)
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM - 119.99 (I use this one, it's all right ;-))
DVD: $25 (won't recommend anything)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - $140 (I have this version, satisfied)

That is $2949.9. (considered the DVD and the cooler - $125 both) Don't like the price? Go for only 1 GPU and get a HX750.
This build will satisfy your gaming thirst.

My key recommandations:
get an intel cpu, nvidia gpu, asus motherboard.
psu, you got a couple of trustworthy builders, corsair is my favorite.
hdd - samsung, wd, seagate - nothing else
ssd - i recommend m4 over sandforce ocz/corsair
os - ultimate sounds better, but not worth the extra 40 dollars.
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 9:54:29 PM

techtte said:
CPU: i7 2600k - $324.99 (I use it, very nice cpu)
GPU: 2 x EVGA GTX680 - 2 x $509.99 (I recommend Asus too)
MOBO: Asus Maximus IV Extreme - $289.99 (easy to OC, well built and lots of features)(I'm using the mATX, this one is better for sure)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) - $84.99 (kingston,mushkin or corsair work too, I use corsair)
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000w - $174.99 ( note: I recommend Corsair too, HX,AX series are the ones for you)
CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D - $189.99 (you can go for a HAF case, your PC will be mostly red(mobo,ram,case))
COOLER: $50-100 (won't recommend anything)(the noctua cooler looks pretty bad, but it has good performance, you can try to find something to fit with your color scheme)
MONITOR: Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" - $339.99 (heard a lot about this model, not sure, but it has to be good)
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB - $159.99 (I have the 64GB version and it runs pretty good, this one will do better)
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM - 119.99 (I use this one, it's all right ;-))
DVD: $25 (won't recommend anything)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - $140 (I have this version, satisfied)

That is $2949.9. (considered the DVD and the cooler - $125 both) Don't like the price? Go for only 1 GPU and get a HX750.
This build will satisfy your gaming thirst.

My key recommandations:
get an intel cpu, nvidia gpu, asus motherboard.
psu, you got a couple of trustworthy builders, corsair is my favorite.
hdd - samsung, wd, seagate - nothing else
ssd - i recommend m4 over sandforce ocz/corsair
os - ultimate sounds better, but not worth the extra 40 dollars.


That build is $400 over the budget and for a video editing / production build with some gaming, X79 is far superior to the 2600K any day of the week. If it's gaming only the 2600K and 16GB RAM are not needed for the gaming build.
March 29, 2012 10:21:08 PM

ok but just saying would getting GPUx2 would affect much the performance?
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 10:37:55 PM

alexisd9025 said:
ok but just saying would getting GPUx2 would affect much the performance?


In what way - for gaming or multimedia applications? If it's the former - absolutely - if it's the latter - no.
March 29, 2012 10:49:07 PM

Yeah gaming wise.... oh ok so honestly speaking is the the diffrence in bilds is a lot and just because you can affort it dosnt necessarily mean that you should... so that been said do you think its worth the extra bucks?
March 30, 2012 12:21:05 AM

not at all. If you are just playing at 1920x1080p a single 680 or 7970 is plenty.
March 30, 2012 12:58:11 AM

so if in the future i plan to play with double monitors or such then you would recommend me grabbing the extra GPU?
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 30, 2012 2:04:26 AM

alexisd9025 said:
so if in the future i plan to play with double monitors or such then you would recommend me grabbing the extra GPU?


Yeah - get the second if you're running multiple monitors or you plan to connect your PC to an HDTV with a screen size of 42" or above -- otherwise a single GPU will be fine.
March 30, 2012 2:14:48 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah - get the second if you're running multiple monitors or you plan to connect your PC to an HDTV with a screen size of 42" or above -- otherwise a single GPU will be fine.

Hehehe well i guess i should get that other GPU because i was thinking of hooking the computer to the plasma from time to time i have a 44" Sharp Aquos
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 30, 2012 3:37:46 AM

alexisd9025 said:
Hehehe well i guess i should get that other GPU because i was thinking of hooking the computer to the plasma from time to time i have a 44" Sharp Aquos


I have my PC hooked up to my 42" Vizio - and I have to say it easily puts any dual or triple monitor setup to shame. But I highly regret my choice in GPU, I will be switching that out with a shiny new 7870 shortly. :lol: 

A single 680 should do fine but if you're gonna run 1900 x 1200 or higher on your TV that's where you will need the second.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 30, 2012 1:37:48 PM

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i7- 3930k - $580 with promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116492

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - $440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131802

gtx 680 - $500 (or 2 for sli)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 80&x=0&y=0

Crucial m4 128gb SSD - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148442

WD caviar black 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136533

Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms Pivot, Swivel & Height Adjustable LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $340
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824260047

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231528

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139014

Cooler master haf 932 -$140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119160

wins 7 ultimate 64 bit - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116997

total = $2930 a little over your budget but it seems like you could afford it.

and no matter what you get, you should watch this video before assembling since its your first time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_5 [...] ure=relmfu


this build is ridiculous

no one want to spent on things which yields nothing.

he aint tri sli that gpu so a 1200w psu is over overkil.

i7 3960k games usually dont require more than 2 to 4 core and you are suggesting a 6 core cpu.

where is the cpu cooler.

the only thing which is good in this build is the monitor and ssd as well as gpu.

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Not to mention $450 for a motherboard seems extremely excessive as you'll most likely never use all the features it offers.

Here you go:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX850 - $174.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - $329.99
CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-3820 - $309.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $95.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 1600 Quad Channel 1.5V - $129.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $159.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 2TB - $119.99
Optical: LG BD-R Burner - $74.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99 - *OR* - Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $549.99
Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Total: $2,424.88 (w/7970), $2,375.88 (w/680)


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g-units build does look pretty sweet - can't find fault with any piece.


research well you guys a gtx 680 needs 38 amps each and if you gonna sli it then you will need 78 amps on the 12 v of the psu.

a 850 w cant provide 78 amps it can only provide 70 amps max .

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such as getting the ugly Level 10


so i aint the only person that think that level 10 gt is fugly :D 

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So if i "downgrade" a bit to have some more money left for other things like good headphones and mouse & keyboard do you think its a good build still or should i leave it as it is since the investment its well worth it ... ? what do you guys think?


you can .

do you take rebates.

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No do not do that. the i7 3820 is faster and cheaper than the i7 2600k- http://www.overclockersclub.com/re [...] 3820/3.htm

With the i7 3820 you get a longer lasting platform with the 2011 socket. Z68/sandy bridge will not be around as long as the x79 platform will. just look at the x58 and p55 sockets. there are almost no p55 rigs around but there are plenty of x58 rigs around. This is due to many factors including the increased memory bandwith and more native pcie lanes.



i support his suggestion and also x79 has way more pci lanes for multi gpu setups.

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not at all. If you are just playing at 1920x1080p a single 680 or 7970 is plenty.


yes even for 2 monitors it will be enough

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so if in the future i plan to play with double monitors or such then you would recommend me grabbing the extra GPU?


no one plays games with dual monitors. no one wants to have his crosshair choped off by the bezel of the monitor. yucks it gives me goose bumps lol :lol: 


i would suggest this build for your needs and luxury :D 


http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

this build is under 2000 bucks

for monitor i suggest few of the below you wont go wrong with any of these.

each has pros and cons .

Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms

$339.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this monitor is ips which produce pictures like no other .

the problem with ips panel is that they are costly and a bit slow response time compared to tn panels.

Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 LCD 120Hz 3D Monitor w/nVidia 3D Vision Kit hard bundle

$433.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this one is 3d enable and has glasses bundled with it.

Asus VK278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Webcam

$329.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this one is 27 " and is led backlighted

the problem with 27" tn is that they tend to detoriate their picture quality on higher size but that aint a major problem.

for the headphones i made list of good headphones

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

choose whatever you like.

hope this helps.

sorry for soooo big post :kaola: 

:hello: 



a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 30, 2012 6:05:34 PM

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research well you guys a gtx 680 needs 38 amps each and if you gonna sli it then you will need 78 amps on the 12 v of the psu.

a 850 w cant provide 78 amps it can only provide 70 amps max .


So are you saying 850 isn't sufficient for SLI? I keep hearing that the 680 is far more energy efficient than past GPUs but if it's not putting out the amps then you could definitely go higher.

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so i aint the only person that think that level 10 gt is fugly :D 


It's extremely overrated - I've seen it at my local Fry's and the thing looks like a plastic toy compared to something like a Corsair Carbide 400R. :lol: 

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this build is ridiculous

no one want to spent on things which yields nothing.

he aint tri sli that gpu so a 1200w psu is over overkil.


I found quite a few faults with that build - the 1200W PSU is one thing, as is Win 7 Ultimate, and the Level 10 won't accept the XL-ATX Rampage IV.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 30, 2012 6:18:17 PM

The pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w is very good

it is silver rated

it is cheaper and is 950w

also it has 5 years warrenty
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 30, 2012 8:52:45 PM

serialkiller said:
The pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w is very good

it is silver rated

it is cheaper and is 950w

also it has 5 years warrenty


I'm gonna swap my PSU for one of these at some point, I'm debating whether I'm gonna pull the trigger now or later.

Actually I just bought one today - my Corsair TX750 has a few dead connectors and it's time to replace it especially if I'm going to be buying a 7870. And it has a 7 year warranty - not a 5 year warranty.
March 30, 2012 9:00:16 PM

Ok hehe looks good that build but i guess diffrent to the one G-unit suggested and thanks for the seggestion on monitos i think ill go with the 27" but a question qwhats that level 10 you guys keep talking about? hehe
March 31, 2012 4:39:20 AM

So a quick matter of opinion and suggetion,

So im trying to understand this whole thing of building your own rigs and stuff for diffrent porpuses so can you guys be completly honest about this here... and tell me whats wrong with it ?
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 31, 2012 5:49:07 AM

alexisd9025 said:
Ok hehe looks good that build but i guess diffrent to the one G-unit suggested and thanks for the seggestion on monitos i think ill go with the 27" but a question qwhats that level 10 you guys keep talking about? hehe


It's a case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's very ugly and very overpriced yet a lot of people who suggest builds that are $2K+ will recommend it without thinking about it.

Quote:
So im trying to understand this whole thing of building your own rigs and stuff for diffrent porpuses so can you guys be completly honest about this here... and tell me whats wrong with it ?


I'm not sure I understand this question.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 31, 2012 7:11:01 PM

Make that wish list public as i cant open it
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 31, 2012 11:40:19 PM

alexisd9025 said:
OMG hehe thats a fugly case ... it should be a crime to own one. And ok what im saying is im trying to understand how to suggest builds and stuff so i came up with a list myself and i want you to tell me if its any good or whats wrong....
http://secure.newegg.com/WishLis/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...


Yeah - people either love that case or hate it. I'm generally not a fan of Thermaltake to begin with - we quit buying their cases where I work because they're so cheaply made (yet we still buy Apevia, Xion, and Raidmax :pt1cable:  ) :lol:  .

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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/ [...] r=16702531


That will be an amazing build but a couple things. First is I love the Graphite 600T, great choice. Second - the i7-2600K won't work with an X79 motherboard - you will need the i7-3820. And then swap your cooler (Zalmans are overrated, IMO) with the D14 and you're done.
April 1, 2012 12:22:41 AM

SO the 17-2600 wont work with an intel x79 mobo? So i must be understanding wrong? :(  I was under the asumption that intel x79 mobos you can fit the LGA cpu socket type :(  Okok let me edit the list then or do a new one and u tell me ....
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
April 1, 2012 12:36:23 AM

alexisd9025 said:
SO the 17-2600 wont work with an intel x79 mobo? So i must be understanding wrong? :(  I was under the asumption that intel x79 mobos you can fit the LGA cpu socket type :(  Okok let me edit the list then or do a new one and u tell me ....


Yes but if you look closer - they're entirely different socket types. The 2600K is socket LGA 1155, where the 3820 is socket LGA 2011.

If you want to use the 2600K you will need a Z68 board, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're going to use X79 you will need this CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You're actually better off going with X79 if you have the budget for it as it will be more future proof - after Z68 and Z77, X79 will still be around. It's what I'm planning to upgrade my system to later this year.
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