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March 31, 2012 4:23:39 PM

When will buy: May10th ish time frame.
Budget: cheep as i can, But really up to about $2500
Sustem use: Gaming only Gaming and the website work that comes into use for Gaming in Competion
Parts notreq: Keyboard, Mouse, Headset
Place to buy: Newegg.com mostly
Country: I live in the US?
Part Pref: Asus, XFX, MSI, Gigabyte, Intel, AMD, Nvida, Radeon
Overclocking: Yup
Crossfire: Maybe in the future
Monitor Res: 1900-1080, But want to get as high as possible (gotta save to cash LOL)
Added coments: I also would like to keep everything color matched (If possible but not REQ), And i Plan on Liquid Cooling in the near Future but as of right now stock cooling and fans are ok. And I DO want to Set up Eyefinity. For the Monitors I was thinking Grabbing x3 ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor


Video: XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon 7970 Black Edition OR ASUS HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 (its got lots of connections in Back me likeie)
PSU: Seasonic Platinum-860
RAM:Corsair Venegence 8gb DDR3 1600(PC3 128000)
Mobo: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 1155 Intel Z68
CPU: Intell i5-2500k
SSD:Corsair Force Series 3 120gb
Case: Cooler Master HAF-932 (Full Tower)
Drive: Asus DVD writer (LOL)

Right Now its sitting at $1,592.92 on New Egg

Im also not sure on what ram i should use. Or what would even be best.

This is the build im thinking about doing. Heres my use Hardcore gaming (BF3, SC2, SWTOR, WOW) But I Play BF3 in Competition. Im Looking for the MOST possilbe edge I can recieve. Im looking to cut out as MUCH delays as I can (so its only down to user reactions). Im sure almost any gaming system can do this. But Im just werid like this. But please pick this build apart and help me out. Im also thinking of possibly going with the Ivy-Bridge i5 if they ever come out.

Id also like this computer to Last me for a Long time. 3-4 years? (wishful thinking)

Thanks in advance
Graebner

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a b 4 Gaming
March 31, 2012 5:06:33 PM

Consider the GTX 680. It is more power efficient, has better performance, and is quieter. Plus, it is not overpriced and will save you $50. Don't get an mATX board. Get the GIGABYTE UD3H or the P8Z68-V/Gen3.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 31, 2012 6:09:25 PM

Sandy Bridge cpu's and the P67/Z68 boards are being phased out or Ivy Bridge, Z77/Z75 motherboards (Panther Point chipset w/native USB 3.0) and PCI-E 3.0

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Asrocks Z77 and Z75 boards to date. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Inte... <---- Asus Z77 board lineup to date.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=... <----- Gigabyte Z77 board lineup to date.

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/#/?sk=Socket%201155%20(Intel%20i3/i5/i7) <----- MSI Z77 board lineup to date.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks



http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks




http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-850-Power-Supply/dp/B0050... $122.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
ASUS P8Z77 WS (4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 dual x16 or x16, x8, x8 or quad x8)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview $220 should be a close guesstimate
Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.64 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-BladeMaster-Silent-... $11.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM High Air Flow Silent Case Fan R4-BMBS-20PK-R0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $128.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99
ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- Samsung 120Hz 3D LED 2ms gaming monitors

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- a better look at that case
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a b 4 Gaming
March 31, 2012 6:11:21 PM

For that budget i would recommend x79 but as yasou want monitors and want ive bridge i recommend the below build.

Intel i5 2500k
noctua nh d-14 cpu cooler
Asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
Corsair vengence 2x4gb 1600mhz low profile ddr3 ram
evga gtx 680 2gb oc
Crucial m4 128gb sata3 ssd
seagate baracuda green 2tb 5900rpm hdd
asus 24x dvd writer
pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver psu
cm storm trooper full tower

for monitors

suggestion
1. 3x asus 23" pro art series ips monitor full hd

2. 3x dell ultrasharp 23" ips monitor full hd

3. 1x dell ultra sharp 27" 1440p ips display

4. 1x asus 27" full hd 120 hz 3d monitor with glasses.

5. 3x lg 23" full hd 120hz 3d mobitors with glasses.

6. 3x asus 23" full hd led monitors

if you want suggession for keyboard and mouse then

microsoft sidewinder x4
Or
razer black widow ultimate.

cyborg rat 7 gaming mice
Or
razer death adder
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March 31, 2012 7:02:34 PM

My advice...wait till april 30th then make a new post. No point asking this far in advance. So much tech will change, unless your going to start buying parts like ram/psu etc.
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a c 279 4 Gaming
March 31, 2012 7:04:35 PM

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)

I don't include peripherals in a build this high end because that's entirely personal preference - and the difference will leave you plenty of room to get a Windows license or a solid keyboard and mouse.
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March 31, 2012 7:33:19 PM

I currently Have Razor Mech BLack Widow, and a good mouse, and a Nice Headset and the Monitors can and will wait untill after the tower is built. Im wanting to end up tossing no more then 2500 into the tower alone, everything else will end up being after Thanks for all the fast replys. :-)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 31, 2012 8:12:19 PM

serialkiller said:
For that budget i would recommend x79 but as yasou want monitors and want ive bridge i recommend the below build.

Intel i5 2500k
noctua nh d-14 cpu cooler
Asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
Corsair vengence 2x4gb 1600mhz low profile ddr3 ram
evga gtx 680 2gb oc
Crucial m4 128gb sata3 ssd
seagate baracuda green 2tb 5900rpm hdd
asus 24x dvd writer
pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver psu
cm storm trooper full tower

for monitors

suggestion
1. 3x asus 23" pro art series ips monitor full hd

2. 3x dell ultrasharp 23" ips monitor full hd

3. 1x dell ultra sharp 27" 1440p ips display

4. 1x asus 27" full hd 120 hz 3d monitor with glasses.

5. 3x lg 23" full hd 120hz 3d mobitors with glasses.

6. 3x asus 23" full hd led monitors

if you want suggession for keyboard and mouse then

microsoft sidewinder x4
Or
razer black widow ultimate.

cyborg rat 7 gaming mice
Or
razer death adder

Why are you recommending soon to be outdated hardware on here when the OP doesn't plan on purchasing until May 10th? Not only does the Sandy Bridge not support PCI-E 3.0, it's being phased out...as in soon to be dead.
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March 31, 2012 8:40:07 PM

Why_Me said:
Sandy Bridge cpu's and the P67/Z68 boards are being phased out or Ivy Bridge, Z77/Z75 motherboards (Panther Point chipset w/native USB 3.0) and PCI-E 3.0

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Asrocks Z77 and Z75 boards to date. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Inte... <---- Asus Z77 board lineup to date.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=... <----- Gigabyte Z77 board lineup to date.

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/#/?sk=Socket%201155%20(Intel%20i3/i5/i7) <----- MSI Z77 board lineup to date.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5626/44758.png

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8951/680oc.jpg


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-850-Power-Supply/dp/B0050... $122.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... $200 or less
ASRock Z77 Extreme4

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview $220 should be a close guesstimate
Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.64 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $34.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-BladeMaster-Silent-... $11.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM High Air Flow Silent Case Fan R4-BMBS-20PK-R0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $128.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99
ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- Samsung 120Hz 3D LED 2ms gaming monitors

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- a better look at that case




WOW all great info i never would have found my self. But I do agree with the GTX 680 video card. but i really want to do Eyefinity, Does Nvida Have a feature thats about the same? or any way to make something like that work? im sory this is a question within a question. or would doing that build you suggested with a HD 7970 cause any issues with the computer or in performance?
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March 31, 2012 8:42:40 PM

Best answer selected by Graebner101.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 31, 2012 9:01:35 PM

graebner101 said:
Best answer selected by Graebner101.

nThis Asus Z77 board down below runs dual cards @ x16 & x16. It's going to most likely be a $300+ board and for good reason.
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nhttp://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
nASUS P8Z77 WS (4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 dual x16 or x16, x8, x8 or quad x8)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 31, 2012 9:18:56 PM

graebner101 said:
WOW all great info i never would have found my self. But I do agree with the GTX 680 video card. but i really want to do Eyefinity, Does Nvida Have a feature thats about the same? or any way to make something like that work? im sory this is a question within a question. or would doing that build you suggested with a HD 7970 cause any issues with the computer or in performance?

For EyeFinity replace the 680's with 7970's or go with 680's and Nvidia 3D.

This psu down below will easily push triple 680's or triple 7970's....and it's manufactured by Seasonic for XFX as are all XFX psu's.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO1250W-Edition-Compatible-P... $267.09 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX PRO1250W Black Edition Full Modular 80PLUS Gold PSU Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Phenom, FX (P11250BEFX)
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