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April 15, 2012 5:48:07 AM

Hey guys,

I am looking at building a gaming PC it will be used 95% of the time for GW2 when it comes out, I am looking to build it in about 12 weeks, I want to use a 30" 2560x1600 Display and I will have a 2nd monitor 24" just on the side (not used for gaming) I would like to be able to run the game at MAX setting at that resolution.

I am thinking along the lines of the following (amounts according to Australian Prices):
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Gaming Case $279
Asus Rampage IV Gene Motherboard $347.94
IntelCore i7 3930K $599
Corsair 16gb 1866MHZ DDR3 CL9 Vengeance $166.81
2 X Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD $458
Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Gold $283
HP ZR30W $1495.57
ASUS Xonar D2X $189
Astro A40 Headset System $290
$4106
I can spend almost $2000 on Graphics cards if needed but don't wont too if I can do it cheaper; I currently have 1x EVGA 570GTX SC so getting another and SLI them would be the cheapest but I will only do that if I would be able to run gw2 at max settings. If the 570s SLI wont cut it please advice what will eg should I GTX680s 2gb or wait for GTX680 4gb. I want to SLI two cards so please advice at what would be best to be able to run GW2 max at 2560x1600.

Also if you could give any advice that will help my build at all as I am no expert would be much appreciated e.g better ram/ if it needs extra cooling/ lower or higher power supply. I haven't overclocked in the past but would like to in the future.

Thankyou.
a b 4 Gaming
April 15, 2012 5:57:23 AM

You are just throwing money away with $6000 budget. $2000 is the most I'd ever spend on a gaming build. Also, LGA 2011 is big overkill for gaming. Get an IB CPU+MOBO.
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April 15, 2012 6:32:35 AM

I would get two of these SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... they have more capacity and are the fastest (tier 1 on toms SSD chart http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmar... ) and at a good price.

I wouldn't spend that much on a case. I like the haf X cases
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
Then I would add in one last fan to max out them (# of fans in case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would get this memory its faster and cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a nicer (best brand) PSU and will do what you want (supports up to three cards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is one of the best CPU coolers (chose color depending on case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
and this is a good thermal paste
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is another option if you can get a hold of it (actually better) search IC Diamond test results for proof (on toms hardware search box)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

With how much you are spending I would add this in to help protect it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would chose this motherboard over the one you have so it is an ATX and still very good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I wouldn't only us SSD as storage because they can be unreliable so I would get one of these (I prefer the raptor which was the fastest HDD before SSD's)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The raptor does come with the heat sink but for some reason it isn't shown in the pictures.

Don't forget to get windows
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also the optical drive(s)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm honestly not sure on the GPU you could sell the 570 and buy two (should be enough) 680's (hope they are available in time). If you look at BF3 one of the most GPU intense games to date a 680 can run it on a 2560 by 1600 screen maxed (I would prefer three 1900x1080 screens personally) so you should be good with that.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-sli...

Sorry I don't know Australian sites for price comparison :/ 
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April 15, 2012 6:34:50 AM

azeem40 said:
You are just throwing money away with $6000 budget. $2000 is the most I'd ever spend on a gaming build. Also, LGA 2011 is big overkill for gaming. Get an IB CPU+MOBO.


I agree - plus the Level 10 won't accommodate for an XL-ATX board like the Rampage IV Extreme - you'll need a case like the Cosmos II that's made for it.
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April 15, 2012 6:46:52 AM

Ivy Bridge cpu's are due out April 29th.


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.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $199.00
CoolerMaster HAF X Case

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $359.00
Corsair AX1200 Gold Power Supply

http://www.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://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $332 USD
Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.5Ghz

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $159.00
Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $89.00
G.Skill Ares F3-2133C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $745.00
Crucial M4 SSD 512GB

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $729.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $729.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $729.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $19.00
Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $95.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM



http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $499.00
Samsung S27A750 27in 120Hz 3D Widescreen LED Monitor

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $469.00
Samsung S27A950D 27in 120Hz 3D LED Monitor

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $269.00
Samsung S23A750 23in 120Hz 3D Widescreen LED Monitor
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April 15, 2012 6:52:45 AM

6000 is a complete waste, even if you have that much money. lga 2011 is overkill and bad for gaming, and Ivy bridge/Sandy bridge is far better. Please don't waste 6k on a gaming pc, u will not be using even half that value in terms of gameplay resolution and graphics
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April 15, 2012 7:29:18 AM

Yes, absolutely agree. Better off building 6 $1000 gaming PC's for every room in the house, LOL. After $2K, you get the diminishing returns. The price-to-performance ratio isn't good enough. Only spend 6K on a PC if you're video editing/3d Modeling. NEVER spend more than 2K on a gaming PC. In most cases, you can build a sweet 1K gaming rig. GW2 will run well on a 560, so a 680 will max it out at a few hundred FPS. Really, though, for GW2, you probably end up spending 1K-1.5K for a rig that can play it.
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April 15, 2012 8:02:51 AM

Wow thanks for all the quick replies, I appreciate everything that was said. I will defiantly cut down on what I was planning. The only thing I was still wondering is it bad to game with the HP ZR30W 30" 2560x1600 display. As I really like the change when I went from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080 for MMORPG's, or is the 27" 120HZ a lot better?
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April 15, 2012 8:37:28 AM

is not bad, but in 1080p you will have better performance
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April 15, 2012 9:00:37 AM

If I had $6K to spend on a gaming machine, my plan would be to spend $3K now and $3K in 3 years time. Heck, as suggested above, you could build an epic machine with $2K. If you are wanting to max out 2560x1600, I'd look at basing a system around SLI gtx 680 and an Ivy Bridge CPU (Wait till end of the month).

If you can possibly have a look at a 27" screen before purchasing, I'd recommend it. I have read of quite a few people going from 20"(ish) to a bigger display and being unhappy, in particular gamers who like FPS or RTS games, a bigger screen doesn't really give you an advantage.

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April 15, 2012 9:10:09 AM

illusiongamer12 said:
is not bad, but in 1080p you will have better performance


He can choose the resolution for any game.

I have a 27", 2560x1440 and have discovered that most games run best at 1920x1080. This may change with the graphics card though.

For example, with Torchlight I can run at 2560x1440, MAX and still VSYNC to 60FPS.

In other games, at 1920x1080 I have an 8xAA option which does NOT exist at 2560x1440 and have found the game to not only LOOK slightly better but also have lower frame rates.

So unless you can get a full 60FPS AND the game looks better stick with the lower resolution (at the proper ratio of course).
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April 15, 2012 10:15:31 AM

No photonboy, what Formata means was not about Frame Per Second or image quality, what he means is that a big screen, I mean a SERIOUSLY BIG screen, does not gives you advantage. Your view will be narrowed on some point of little minor details and forget the target or even miss out on that, even with a decent range view. A 2560x1600 screen with adequate FPS flow is actually at the brink of comfort I'd say. Any larger than that, I see pointless. Sure you can do panoramic view with 3 screen setups, but do you really notice and actually get advantage over it? I don't think so.

6 or 4 screens setups on the other hand, acting like 1 giant screen, so your actions on your gaming may similar on more simpler 1 big screen setup. So why bother? Not to mentions the borders...unless you use borderless screen like what LG has to offer,IDK.

For Aussie_90, you have an overkill budget, but all the other forumer here already emphasized what I'm gonna say, but let me tell you this: as long as developer still mostly focusing on console, even the most powerful setup PC can buy would not even using a fraction of it's full potential. Even a $2k setup mostly only using a half of what it supposed to. Go figure :D 

edit: I can do 3 screens with my HD5850 CF setup, with my resource on my net cafe. But still I only employs single screen on 1920x1080.
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April 15, 2012 10:48:07 AM

6k bucks, build a 700$ midrange built today that can even play bf3 on high with mixedsettings of ultra(depends on resolution) with very playable fps

ad build another 700bucks rig in the next 3 year and another the 3 year after and your all sold for like so many years, as there should be like ready for 8 builds (1 build = 3 years) with 400bucks to spare (your set to gaming for 24 years if you build a new one every 3 years.

IMO this is the most cost effective way of gaming.
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April 15, 2012 10:53:02 AM

WTF? everyone is telling that a $700 or $1k rig will max out this or that?
if he wants to build a pc then you should suggest him the parts instead of advising him to buy a $700 pc.i know $6k is overkill but if your pockets are deep then i don't think it's not good.
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April 15, 2012 10:59:50 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
6k bucks, build a 700$ midrange built today that can even play bf3 on high with mixedsettings of ultra(depends on resolution) with very playable fps

ad build another 700bucks rig in the next 3 year and another the 3 year after and your all sold for like so many years, as there should be like ready for 8 builds (1 build = 3 years) with 400bucks to spare (your set to gaming for 24 years if you build a new one every 3 years.

IMO this is the most cost effective way of gaming.


tova,i can see a very expensive and high end rig in your sig.a $1k cpu with all the best parts available in the market.i am sure it's $2500+.why didn't you built a $700 pc to play bf3 on high with mixed settings of ultra?
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April 15, 2012 11:13:45 AM

hellfire24 said:
tova,i can see a very expensive and high end rig in your sig.a $1k cpu with all the best parts available in the market.i am sure it's $2500+.why didn't you built a $700 pc to play bf3 on high with mixed settings of ultra?



because my work requires me to have heavy duty I game on this PC but I work on this pc more than I game. and I don't think a 700bucks PC would help me with that.


note: btw I'm a sucker to technology and even buy stuff I don't even use so long as it interest me, which in cause sometimes make me regret buying them, but then again still a sucker for technology hard to cure, and just bought a new digicam early afternoon and now wondering what the hell would I do with it when i have others which 2 of them I don't even use.
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April 15, 2012 11:15:12 AM

btw I'm going to edit this, I'm almost done on a i7 3930K system setup i'm booching up on newegg. went out to get some rc soda ^_^.

was actually going to recommend on i7 3930k but will edit this soon once i'm down listen them down on excel.


edit:


Processor: 1,039.99$
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: 429.99$
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Memory: 949.99$ (if your not confident with Custome LCS then this one with it's memory cooling + corsair H100 is your best friend)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL10Q2-64GBZHD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: 499.99$ (get this lifetime warranty if you can) * 2= 999.98$
EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: 114.99$
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: 219.99$ * 2= 439.98$
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SDD: 549.99$ (If you want you can go raid 0 these beast but you lose trim unless it's been updated)
Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH250A2K5 2.5" 250GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD: 64.99$
SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: 269.99$
SeaSonic X-1250 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: 349.99$
COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

based on excel this should be in total of

5209.88$

So far I have a Similar system except I use Noctua NH-D14 and I didn't use the memory cooler but I did use the 8x4gb g.skill ripjawsZ 1600mhz as I'll be getting a 8x8gb on my bday at july (it's free so I'm willing to use it)

you got 790.12$ left for any 23" or 24" monitor using 3 of them and a win7 ultimate oem or FPP and any anti virus of your liking
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April 15, 2012 11:38:00 AM

actually I think he might have taken a peek at alienware or something, since just now I went to take a peek there and did some config for something lesser than the build there i got something at 9k$ bucks
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April 15, 2012 11:40:29 AM

If you're going to go big, only invest a lot in these long-term components:

-PSU: Don't go for wattage overkill, look for efficiency, functionality (how many cable plugs, etc) and the overall quality. A good one can last for a few builds.
-Monitor
-Cooling: Pumps, reservoirs, fans, universal gpu waterblocks, and radiators don't become obsolete as fast as your typical tech product. Just make sure the gpus support the universial gpu waterblock.
-Case: A good case can last for several builds
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April 15, 2012 11:45:11 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG B300 Series S23B300B Black 23" 5ms GTG Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR Mega 8 (1000:1)
199.99$ I think this one looks like the one I use at home

199.99x3 =599.97$ then this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
KASPERSKY lab Internet Security 2012 - 3 PCs
this for 50bucks is a freaking steal, at least to my local price if compared.

599.97$+50$= 649.97$ and then this
if you go with windows ultimate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Note: this one got this Free Kaspersky IS w/ purchase, limited offer
for 289.99$ if you can get that with the freebie then no need to buy the 50bucks, which should shell you out for just a few bucks before 6,000$

but you can go with professional ffp or oem if you want to save some for the shipping cost.



side note: actually i'm selling my razer mouse/kb/mpad to a friend of mine as I don't like how they perform and going for a roccat kone+ mouse and roccat alumic and a corsair vengeance k90mech keyboard but i got sucked by this sony digicam, and actually regretted on buying it instead of the nice Nikon camera sadly and well I was supposed to buy a roccat mouse/mouse pad and a corsair keyboard and yeah i do regret not buying those components that I want. heez I hate this part of me.



edit1: dont worry TS i some what understand where your coming from, btw you can also just choose 1 500bucks monitor at a bigger resolution and even keep 2 gpu, it doesn't matter if you have 1 monitor and 4 680 as long as your pocket can support it.

and don't worry we all know that we want the best we can afford and there are people really willing to pay premium(that's why those company sells those products because there are people who will buy them) whether someone else think it's unreasonable or not.

like what we all posted above before I finish posting a list.
to what i said is true a 700bucks and the others a 1k bucks pc should do well not max it all at 60fps minimum. (not avg nor max) but it is a bang for your buck, but as we see here you are not looking for your bang for your buck but more like the big bang of performance for the premium buck your spending.
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April 15, 2012 12:04:06 PM

btw on my build you can also go for the lower 3930K as there isn't much difference, only difference you will notice is the bragging rights of owning either of the 2 lol.

go with dual gtx680 if you can get them, if you can make use of the lifetime warranty of evga go with dual 680, if not I do advise msi or asus

note:if your getting razer ironclad i advise not to, as a few months of usage and the mats peeling off. as my fingers hardly touch them.
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April 15, 2012 12:26:35 PM

also another variation is going with the i7 of ivy bridge (with K) a good old 4x4gb ram kit from ripjaws, or corsair.mushkins or kingston I like these 4 brands, mushkins and kingston are more on the underrated part compared to g.skill and corsair but overall it's all good.

then a dual gtx680 and a 128gb crucial m4 ssd, a 2tb wdcaviar black 7200rpm HDD, then the rest of the money go with swiftech water cooling and a cosmos II case, as this are the things which last you a really long time (a seasonic x-1250 80plus gold) or (seasonic 1050 80plus gold/1000w platinum of seasonic) any of those should be able to hold on the power of 2 gtx680 and overclocked parts too or even the gpu, you should have no problem with that.
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April 15, 2012 3:31:54 PM

hellfire24 said:
WTF? everyone is telling that a $700 or $1k rig will max out this or that?
if he wants to build a pc then you should suggest him the parts instead of advising him to buy a $700 pc.i know $6k is overkill but if your pockets are deep then i don't think it's not good.

+1

If you got the bread then go for it is what I think. At least dual 680's and that 512GB SSD.
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April 15, 2012 3:39:50 PM

Tavo_Nova said:
also another variation is going with the i7 of ivy bridge (with K) a good old 4x4gb ram kit from ripjaws, or corsair.mushkins or kingston I like these 4 brands, mushkins and kingston are more on the underrated part compared to g.skill and corsair but overall it's all good.

then a dual gtx680 and a 128gb crucial m4 ssd, a 2tb wdcaviar black 7200rpm HDD, then the rest of the money go with swiftech water cooling and a cosmos II case, as this are the things which last you a really long time (a seasonic x-1250 80plus gold) or (seasonic 1050 80plus gold/1000w platinum of seasonic) any of those should be able to hold on the power of 2 gtx680 and overclocked parts too or even the gpu, you should have no problem with that.

Totally not needed. Water cooling for an Ivy Bridge build is a hose job along with that Cosmo's case.

You get a decent board like that WS Revolution I posted that runs dual cards @ x16, and decent 850w psu, and some dual 680's with non reference cooling like those Gigabyte 680's I posted along with a decent cpu cooler like the H100 I posted. Stick a 512GB SSD...no need for a storage drive...this is a gaming build and nothing more. Run everything off that 512GB SSD. 2x4GB RAM...no need to fill up all four RAM slots with 4x4GB ...again this is a gaming build. Use the rest of the money on a 120HZ monitor and other goodies like headphone, sound card, etc..

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April 15, 2012 3:40:56 PM

Guild Wars 2 has VERY low system requirements. A 5670 is the recommended, not minimum, requirement. A 560Ti/7850/7870 will max it out at 60FPS+ at 2560x1600. However, for futureproofness, get a 680 from EVGA when they're back in stock.
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April 15, 2012 4:00:51 PM

For 6k? go to newegg.com and blindly click parts and buy them.
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April 15, 2012 4:32:53 PM

$6,000 seems pretty long-term, make the most of it and get two EVGA GTX 680 HydroCopper and get liquid cooling for the CPU as well.
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April 15, 2012 6:33:20 PM
April 16, 2012 2:25:10 AM

Why_Me said:
Totally not needed. Water cooling for an Ivy Bridge build is a hose job along with that Cosmo's case.

You get a decent board like that WS Revolution I posted that runs dual cards @ x16, and decent 850w psu, and some dual 680's with non reference cooling like those Gigabyte 680's I posted along with a decent cpu cooler like the H100 I posted. Stick a 512GB SSD...no need for a storage drive...this is a gaming build and nothing more. Run everything off that 512GB SSD. 2x4GB RAM...no need to fill up all four RAM slots with 4x4GB ...again this is a gaming build. Use the rest of the money on a 120HZ monitor and other goodies like headphone, sound card, etc..



Actually that's for you if it's not needed but well I do agree with it, I don't really like water cooling at least on my expensive system. but I do have it on my i5.


for the extra money left, a great head phone, great speaker, great mouse of his liking, a comfortable chair (if he doesn't have it yet)

well 8gb is ok, but remember it's 6,000 budget better go with higher for satisfaction as this buyer as it seems is not looking for his bang for his buck, but the best for the amount of money he can buy but not cutting off a lot of performance, and I my self would recommend sandy bridge extreme as it has an upgrade path if what they said is true that the ivy extreme will fit on x79, then yes it will be much faster than ivy 1155.


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April 16, 2012 1:42:16 PM

hello op

6k is a big budget but you can be creative with that money.

my recommendation will be divide 6k into

2-3k tower

1k for custom water cooling

remaining for a eyefinity setup for gaming.

for the monitor a 30" is useless for your kind of work and even the 27" would do the same with a lower price.

30" is 27" with increases area in height and turns into 16:10 ratio.

movies are always in the ratio 16:9 so when you watch a movie on a 30" display balck areas will be left on top and bottom areas.

16:10 is used by designers which use adobe creative suite and 3d max , maya , etc software where tools will eat low of vertical space.

my recommendation is

*TOWER*


intel i7 3930k

asus sabertooth x79 motherboard

noctua NH D-14 cpu cooler [if not water cooling optional]

corsair vengence low profile 4x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3 ram

evga gtx 570

crucial m4 128 gb sata3 ssd

seagate baracuda 3tb 7200rpm hdd

cooler master cosmos ii or corsair 800D [this section is purely personal preference just check out if the motherboard , gpu and cpu cooler fits perfectly]

seasonic x-1050 1050w 80+ gold modular psu

lg 12x blue ray burner



for custom water cooling i would suggest to post a seperate thread in the water cooling section of toms hardware as they are pros and they know each and every possible niche and nook and they can also give a walk through for wc


for the eyefinity setup

3 x dell ultrasharp 22" ips monitor full hd 16:9

or

3 x hp 27" 2560x1440 ips monitor [if money is left or not opting for watercooling or increasing budget]


**NOTE**

1. always keep in mind if you are not going to over clock beyond 4.5 ghz it is a simple overkill and is just used for bragging rights and can be the showcase.

2. If you dont overclock occationaly or are amature in this section dont try to over clock above 4.2 ghz

3. use the asus turbov software to overclock the cpu around 4-4.5 ghz.

4. also after 4.2 ghz oc the power consumption increases as well as the heat generated increased but the peformance gained gets diminished.



***TIPS***

1. for the mean time download the latest stable drivers of the products you are going to buy [mainly motherboard , gpu , ssd ] and keep it in a pen drive

after installing windows 7 flash those new drivers with the old one and then again install windows 7.

2. then update windows till it says no updates available.


by this step all the bugs in the earlier drivers will be completely wipe out and the posibility for pc to crach gets minimum. also the pc runs faster.


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April 16, 2012 2:23:26 PM

Thank you all so much for your input I appreciated all of them and after reviewing it can see how at a point it is wasting money as the more I spend the greater the diminishing returns are in performance and that is not what I intended to do. So far I have come up with the following build taking bits of advice from different people and doing a small amount of research on parts.


Cooler Master Cosmos 2 Ultra
i5-3570K when it come out (told wouldn't be difference between 3770K or 3570K for gaming)
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Gen3
2 X Samsung 830 128GB SSD (going to raid 0)
Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W
Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB
I also Already have a optical drive and storage HDD's

I am still undecided over the screen situation, though after so many have recommended 120hz over the 30" I am leaning towards just getting a Samsung S27A750. As much as I like your thinking serialkiller I am just not a fan of having the "breaks" between the screens.

If I could still have some advice on the graphics card situation, I am leaning towards getting a 680 GTX as i feel with only 1920x1080 120hz it should be more than adequate to perform plus it still gives me the option to SLI in the future; is it worth it to wait for the 4bg card or just get 2gb (waiting is not a problem). Also will I need extra cooling e.g. Corsair H100 etc with this build.

If there are any changes to the overall build fill free to critique it as much as you like I don't mind constructive criticism. Again I would like to thank everyone for there responses as I was not expecting so many useful and quick ones.
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April 16, 2012 2:38:18 PM

If I was to spend $6000 on a pc, America or Australia. You bet your tail feathers that it would be decked out with watercooling/custom case etc.

I would find it very hard to spend $6000 on a pc properly without feeling like I am overkilling the entire system lol. You may want the system to last you 10 years like back in the day but that is no longer the case due to the increased performance jumps every 6 months to 2 years. You will always find something to upgrade/replace or you may want to change the noise level or overall look of the pc.

What I would suggest is to set aside half of the $6K for later pc needs, and spend the $3K on a beast of a rig with 3-way monitors!
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April 16, 2012 11:15:08 PM

I would get one of these memory kits the one is cheaper for the same specs and the other is a faster speed for the same price.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

680 2GB models should be fine if you make the better (my opinion) decision to stick at 1920x1080. Not sure on the 2560x1600 screen though. I personally like ASUS monitors so take a look at some of these. If you do run SLI I would consider running 2-3 of them.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

For the cooler I would get one of these two you just have to decide if you want air or water.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Both of them are the best you can buy in their respective fields.

If you know at most you will only use two cards and not get three ever I would get the 860W version of that PSU it will work fine for two 680's and is a bit cheaper.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Besides that it looks good.
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April 17, 2012 1:40:57 AM

Get the Mountain Mod Ascension Case!!!! Get a 9x120mm radiation. Custom water cooling etcetc. Thats what i would blow 6 k on.
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