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April 2, 2012 4:08:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Till i found the perfect combination

Budget Range: 3000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:

I want this PC mainly for gaming, i want to test each FPS game like, call of duty battlefield and other more. Also i want to record with fraps videos playing those games planning to edit the videos with sony vegas. I will start my studies in a year, civil engineering so i hope i can use the PC for thosee programs like autocad, inventor, Sony vegas for video editing. I want to watch movies in a 55" CLASS CINEMA 3D 1080P 240HZ FULL LED TV WITH SMARTTV (54.6" DIAGONAL) also add a good home teather system.

Parts Not Required: Im requiring all the parts needed with a good cooling system.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon

Country:

Parts Preferences: P9X79 ASUS DELUXE AND I7-3820

Overclocking: Maybe in a future, if its really worth

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in a future

Monitor Resolution: a good monitor.

Additional Comments: I need a quiet CPU, i would like a nzxz phantom case.

More about : 3000 gaming

April 2, 2012 4:48:28 PM

I would wait for ivy.
x79 is just a big waste has no real benefit over z68

Anyway, whatever system you choose my recommendation is 30" monitor with 2560x1600 or 27" with 2560x1440 in pair with GTX580(SLI) not 680 or radeons since you will be using autocad, inventor etc...
So, I would rather spend more money on that than on x79 platform.
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April 2, 2012 4:50:00 PM

If you plan to go to the expense of using the 2011 socket, I would go for a hex core. Otherwise I would get the i7-2600k, since it gives similar performance to the i7-3820 and the motherboards are a lot cheaper.
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April 2, 2012 4:51:24 PM

maxinexus said:
I would wait for ivy.
x79 is just a big waste has no real benefit over z68

Anyway, whatever system you choose my recommendation is 30" monitor with 2560x1600 or 27" with 2560x1440 in pair with GTX580(SLI) not 680 or radeons since you will be using autocad, inventor etc...
So, I would rather spend more money on that than on x79 platform.



The 2560x1600 monitor is a nice idea but I wouldn't go with SLI since he wants a quiet PC. The Single GTX 680 (or HD 7970) should be fine.
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April 2, 2012 4:55:21 PM

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Parts Not Required: Im requiring all the parts needed with a good cooling system.


Do you already have that TV? If not that could put a serious dent in your budget. X79 is definitely a good idea - you'll be able to run the 680 and 7970 in full native PCI 3.0 without hiccups.

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I would wait for ivy.
x79 is just a big waste has no real benefit over z68


No it isn't. If you've got the budget for it I'd recommend X79 over Z68 in half a heart beat. X79 will support native PCI 3.0 out of the box without problems where Z68 won't until you upgrade to Ivy. Once the dust settles with Ivy, Z68 will be gone as everyone will be migrating over to Z77 and Z75. X79 will still be around. I'd rather pay more for X79 than pay less and buy the same part twice.

Try this for a build:

Case: NZXT Phantom - $119.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W - $149.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - $329.99
CPU: 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
Accessory: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo LGA 2011 Retention Bracket - $4.99
RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $119.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $159.99
HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $129.99
Optical: LG Black BD-R Burner - $79.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99 each ($899.92 total)
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $2,884.94

I don't include peripherals on any build as that's entirely personal preference but if you're going to be hooking up to a 55" LED then wireless would be a good option for you.
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April 2, 2012 5:28:32 PM

I would prefer the asus p9x79 deluxe, it includes BT GO 3.0, the i7-3820 is not enough for autocad, inventor and sonyvegas? I could upgrade later to an extreme procesor, but my choise could save me some dollars to add a good monitor, also I want to buy all the peripherals like a cyborg rat 9 mouse and a good headset.

Lets talk about 2000$ for PC and 1000$ for peripherals.
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April 2, 2012 5:34:16 PM

g-unit1111 said:
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Parts Not Required: Im requiring all the parts needed with a good cooling system.


Do you already have that TV? If not that could put a serious dent in your budget. X79 is definitely a good idea - you'll be able to run the 680 and 7970 in full native PCI 3.0 without hiccups.

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I would wait for ivy.
x79 is just a big waste has no real benefit over z68


No it isn't. If you've got the budget for it I'd recommend X79 over Z68 in half a heart beat. X79 will support native PCI 3.0 out of the box without problems where Z68 won't until you upgrade to Ivy. Once the dust settles with Ivy, Z68 will be gone as everyone will be migrating over to Z77 and Z75. X79 will still be around. I'd rather pay more for X79 than pay less and buy the same part twice.

Try this for a build:

Case: NZXT Phantom - $119.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W - $149.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - $329.99
CPU: 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
Accessory: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo LGA 2011 Retention Bracket - $4.99
RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $119.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $159.99
HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $129.99
Optical: LG Black BD-R Burner - $79.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99 each ($899.92 total)
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $2,884.94

I don't include peripherals on any build as that's entirely personal preference but if you're going to be hooking up to a 55" LED then wireless would be a good option for you.


I would prefer the asus p9x79 deluxe, it includes BT GO 3.0, the i7-3820 is not enough for autocad, inventor and sonyvegas? I could upgrade later to an extreme procesor, but my choise could save me some dollars to add a good monitor, also I want to buy all the peripherals like a cyborg rat 9 mouse and a good headset.

Lets talk about 2000$ for PC and 1000$ for peripherals.

8 gb ram I think is enough for now, one gtx 580 is my choise too, i could get one more and sli.

Lets talk about 2000$ PC and 1000$ for peripherals.
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April 2, 2012 6:05:48 PM

I would not put $1000 into peripherals. The $116 should be enough for a great keyboard and mouse.
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April 2, 2012 6:25:27 PM

I would stay away from SLI if you want a quiet PC. The graphics card is almost always the loudest thing in the system, especially a high end one. Having two of them is going to be very noisy.

EDIT: It also seems pointless to me to go with the 2011 socket and a quad core CPU. The i7-2600k would be cheaper and give similar performance. I would either go for a hex core or change to the 1155 socket and an i7-2600k. I think the i7-2600k would be the most sensible solution.

The best way to make a quiet PC is to keep the power consumption as low as you can. This means less heat is created, so the fans don't have to work very hard to keep the system cool.
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April 2, 2012 6:41:49 PM

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa... <----- Z77 boards already for sale in Australia. In the past few years the Aussies have been getting the goodies a month ahead of the US and Canada including Sandy Bridge and the 1155 boards. The Aussies have already pulled some of the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H61/H67/P67/Z68) from their site. In fact a lot of those boards are no longer for sale on that site compared to last month.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview <----- complete line-up of Ivy Bridge cpu's.

Z77/Z75 motherboards (Panther Point chipset w/native USB 3.0) and PCI-E 3.0

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-... $11.95 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.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- Samsung 2ms Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD 120Hz 3D Monitors @ newegg


http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- a better look at that case
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April 2, 2012 6:43:47 PM

azeem40 said:
I would not put $1000 into peripherals. The $116 should be enough for a great keyboard and mouse.


I agree - that's incredibly excessive. Don't compromise on hardware and then put $1K into accessories and peripherals - put that money into the core components - you'll get a system that will last far longer if you do.

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EDIT: It also seems pointless to me to go with the 2011 socket and a quad core CPU. The i7-2600k would be cheaper and give similar performance. I would either go for a hex core or change to the 1155 socket and an i7-2600k. I think the i7-2600k would be the most sensible solution.


Well I still stand by my claim that I think the X79 is a far more future proof way to go. Look at X58 and P55 - you *NEVER* see any P55 systems anymore and those that still use them have most likely already upgraded to Z68. But you still see X58 systems four years after introduction. I predict the same thing is going to happen with Z68 and X79.
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April 2, 2012 6:51:10 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I agree - that's incredibly excessive. Don't compromise on hardware and then put $1K into accessories and peripherals - put that money into the core components - you'll get a system that will last far longer if you do.

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EDIT: It also seems pointless to me to go with the 2011 socket and a quad core CPU. The i7-2600k would be cheaper and give similar performance. I would either go for a hex core or change to the 1155 socket and an i7-2600k. I think the i7-2600k would be the most sensible solution.


Well I still stand by my claim that I think the X79 is a far more future proof way to go. Look at X58 and P55 - you *NEVER* see any P55 systems anymore and those that still use them have most likely already upgraded to Z68. But you still see X58 systems four years after introduction. I predict the same thing is going to happen with Z68 and X79.

Being able to upgrade is always nice, but I can't remember the last time Iv'e seen an 1336 X58 build done on here. It's been awhile now.
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April 2, 2012 6:54:42 PM

Why_Me said:
Being able to upgrade is always nice, but I can't remember the last time Iv'e seen an 1336 X58 build done on here. It's been awhile now.


That's because most people building new systems won't choose X58 - but I've seen plenty of threads here with people who still have them and won't change except for maybe upgrading the GPU or adding an SSD.
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April 2, 2012 7:02:12 PM

g-unit1111 said:
That's because most people building new systems won't choose X58 - but I've seen plenty of threads here with people who still have them and won't change except for maybe upgrading the GPU or adding an SSD.

1336 was the the most solid system Intel put out imo. They have fallen off the benchmarks since SB and SB-E got released but not by all that much. I still have my i7 920...but that's going to be handed down next month for an IB build. Haswell is too far off for me to wait any longer.
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April 2, 2012 8:05:34 PM

Hello op

you could fit an eyefinity setup and also a another monitor for some other works.

My suggestion build a tower of aprox 2200 usd and then spend it on monitors and acessories.

The tower.

Intel i7 3820
cm hyper 212 evo
asrock x79 extreme4
Corsair vengence 4x4 gb 1600mhz low profile ddr3 ram
2x evga gtx 580 3gb
Crucial m4 128 gb ssd
wd carvier blue 500gb x2 in raid 1 for work data drive.
Seagate baracuda 1 tb 7200 rpm hdd for games and other stuff
pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver psu
corsair carbide 600T white edition.

For monitor setup

3x asus 21.5 " full hd led monitor
1x asus 21.5 " full hd ips led monitor 14 ms

acessories

microsoft sidewinder x4 keyboard

cyborg R.A.T 7 gaming mouse

razer medalean 5.1 headsets.

This will come in your budget. it is highly flexible and will be as productive as possible.

The equilibrum of acessories and core components is a must i could keep that equilibrum and suggested this system

I would post some links and the actual pricing and edit this post by adding the wishlist link.

Hope this would help
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April 2, 2012 8:13:08 PM

Why_Me said:
1336 was the the most solid system Intel put out imo. They have fallen off the benchmarks since SB and SB-E got released but not by all that much. I still have my i7 920...but that's going to be handed down next month for an IB build. Haswell is too far off for me to wait any longer.


I think is a good option to wait for the Ivy Bridge, but im not sure if z68 or x79 the best option, z68 could save me some dollars but stucking me in the past, I dont want to worry about updates in 3-5 years atleast.
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April 2, 2012 8:20:02 PM

X79 is the best option you have for your purpose.
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April 2, 2012 8:20:39 PM

I was thinking in a ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard and i7-3820 based system.
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April 2, 2012 8:21:46 PM

Seiven said:
I think is a good option to wait for the Ivy Bridge, but im not sure if z68 or x79 the best option, z68 could save me some dollars but stucking me in the past, I dont want to worry about updates in 3-5 years atleast.

Forget the Z68...read my first post on here. Sandy Bridge is being replaced by Ivy Bridge. Z77 mobo is where it's at. If you look at the UK sites and especially the Aussie sites, the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H55/H67/P67/Z68) are already slowly starting to disappear. Even a few of the Asrock and Gigabyte 1155 SB boards on newegg aren't there anymore. After the end of this month it's going to be all about Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge is going to be all but a distant memory other maybe a few upgrades here and there. LGA2011 is another socket to look at, but it's a lot more $$$ for less performance in regards to gaming, and it runs hotter than Ivy Bridge and doesn't o/c as well not to mention it uses more juice so that usually means larger psu.

Just some things to ponder.
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April 2, 2012 8:23:26 PM

Ohh i forgot something.

The asus deluxe motherboard is waste of money. if you want bluetooth for your pc get a usb bluetooth dongle and stick it in your system. the bt 3.0 is nothing but to just add something so he could raise the cost of it.
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April 2, 2012 8:26:31 PM

Hey why me

he is not only game on pc but also use autocad which needs as much cpu power as you can give.

Thats why the shift to x79 for better present and future
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April 2, 2012 8:27:53 PM

Why_Me said:
Forget the Z68...read my first post on here. Sandy Bridge is being replaced by Ivy Bridge. Z77 mobo is where it's at. If you look at the UK sites and especially the Aussie sites, the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H55/H67/P67/Z68) are already slowly starting to disappear. Even a few of the Asrock and Gigabyte 1155 SB boards on newegg aren't there anymore. After the end of this month it's going to be all about Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge is going to be all but a distant memory other maybe a few upgrades here and there. LGA2011 is another socket to look at, but it's a lot more $$$ for less performance in regards to gaming, and it runs hotter than Ivy Bridge and doesn't o/c as well not to mention it uses more juice so that usually means larger psu.

Just some things to ponder.



Then i will choose the best z77, When will be the i7-3770k able to buy?

and how could i replace that bluetooth system?
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April 2, 2012 8:31:57 PM

Seiven said:
Then i will choose the best z77, When will be the i7-3770k able to buy?

and how could i replace that bluetooth system?

It's all due out April 29th. Most all of those Z77 Asus boards come with blue tooth enabled. That Asus Z77 board I posted in that build up above isn't going to be cheap, but it runs dual vid cards @ x16 & x16. It's Asus flagship board and it comes with all the bells and whistles anyone could ask for. Your looking at $300+ for that board if I was to guess the price on that board.
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April 2, 2012 8:45:13 PM

serialkiller said:
Hey why me

he is not only game on pc but also use autocad which needs as much cpu power as you can give.

Thats why the shift to x79 for better present and future


Not necessarily - I run AutoCAD 2011 LT on my i3-2120 system and barely come close to using 80% of the full CPU load even on heavy redraws.

Of course if you're running Revit and Architectural / Structural Studio on top of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT then that's a whole different ball game. Revit is one of the most resource hungry programs you can get after Adobe CS5 and it takes a lot of horsepower to run that, that's where the 3820 or 3930K will come in handy.
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April 2, 2012 8:49:10 PM

How can you run the autocad on an i3 if you are having an amd build :lol: 
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April 2, 2012 8:49:14 PM

serialkiller said:
Hey why me

he is not only game on pc but also use autocad which needs as much cpu power as you can give.

Thats why the shift to x79 for better present and future

My bad I totally missed that part of his post. Auto Cad will utilize all 6 cores with the LGA 2011. Oops. Well back to the X79 builds.
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April 2, 2012 8:51:30 PM

Yes sometimes it happen to miss an important point
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April 2, 2012 8:53:38 PM

serialkiller said:
How can you run the autocad on an i3 if you are having an amd build :lol: 


I have two systems - the one in my signature is my primary gaming PC, the other system is a workstation that uses a lot of recycled parts and a few new ones - the CPU is an i3-2120, motherboard is Gigabyte Z68-UD3P, Cooler Master HAF 912, and video card is an older Sapphire 5830.
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April 2, 2012 8:55:18 PM

serialkiller said:
Yes sometimes it happen to miss an important point

If it's a SB-E 3820 though then forget it. The Ivy Bridge eats it up. The advantage would be the 6 RAM slots for a possible 16GB of more RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- It would be that cpu there for the extra cores + threads.
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April 2, 2012 8:56:13 PM

Ok i am going offline its 2:30pm i have only 4 hrs and 39 min to sleep and then i have to wake up again.
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April 2, 2012 8:59:28 PM

Yes but if he can fit i7 3960k in his budget.

but as gunit said it wout use much of it at full load.

He can afterwords upgrade to six core.
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April 2, 2012 9:13:22 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $259.99
ASRock X79 EXTREME7 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL
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April 3, 2012 4:27:41 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $259.99
ASRock X79 EXTREME7 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL



i will wait for the Ivy bridge, alsothe z77 is amazing.
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April 3, 2012 5:08:41 AM

A single 680 or 7970 will do fine, you could also do a custom watercooling set up for something like this, for the dual GPUs to bring down the noise.
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