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3-4 thousand dollar extreme-pc build.

Hello everyone I'm looking into getting a pc through www.extreme-pc.ca as I'm in Ontario, Canada and so is the company. I don't feel like building it myself and I don't want to just select one of their pre built ones. They have an option to build from scratch so I'll probably go that route. I want a rig that's good enough to play most games maxed out with the Samsung Md230x3 monitors, eyefinity seems to be worth the investment. I wont be getting the monitors now but I would like to have all the parts in the rig ready for when I do get them. Until I do get the monitors Id prefer to have a cheaper monitor that can do 1080p res. Anyways here goes.

Forgot to mention the option is listed as "Extreme PC custom intel based system" on the site,I don't just want to buy components off of them I want them to build it for me. Just clarifying.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 months.

Budget Range: 3-4 thousand.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, music/movies, surfing the web.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: extreme-pc.ca

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: intel based, I'd like to use the corsair 650d case as well.

Overclocking: I guess if it helps and is worth it.

SLI or Crossfire: If it's necessary, which I assume it is.

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 until I get the Samsung md230x3

Additional Comments: I'd like to have some decent lighting inside the case, I'm not sure what kind of options the website lists but if I can get a reference for some good interior lighting to pimp it out then that would be great. I'd like the lighting to be orange/purple.
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  1. PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050w

    Mobo: Asus P9X79 Deluxe

    CPU: i7 3930k

    Cooler: NZXT Havik 140

    GPU: 2x GTX 680

    RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance

    ODD: Plextor PX-LB950SA

    SSD: Corsair Force GT 240GB

    HDD: Seagate Momentus 3TB
  2. So many thing wrong with the above build. First of all, SB-E is not meant for gaming, but for CAD and business work. Save yourself the hundreds of dollars and get the i5-2500k and ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. 16GB of RAM is overkill for gaming, not even half of that will be used for many years to come. For 2x GTX 680, you only need 1/4th of that power. I also suggest a more reliable brand than Thermaltake, such as XFX, Seasonic, or Antec.
  3. Have you seen this: System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $2600 Performance PC

    Here I go, my Extreme PC:

    CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K LGA 2011

    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100

    Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Workstation

    RAM: Corsair Vengance DDR3-1600 16GB kit (4x4GB), or G. Skill RipJaws X something or another.

    Video: Any two Radeon HD 7970 in CrossFire

    OS Drive: Intel 520 Series Solid State Drive 240GB

    Storage Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB-3TB hard drive

    Back Up Drive: Same as above

    Optical Drive: any Samsung Blu-Ray Burner w/Lightscribe

    Power Supply: Corsair AX1000

    Case: Cooler Master Cosmos S II
  4. I will say this again; there is no point in getting an X79 system for gaming. You will see ZERO benefits.
  5. azeem40 said:
    So many thing wrong with the above build. First of all, SB-E is not meant for gaming, but for CAD and business work. Save yourself the hundreds of dollars and get the i5-2500k and ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. 16GB of RAM is overkill for gaming, not even half of that will be used for many years to come. For 2x GTX 680, you only need 1/4th of that power. I also suggest a more reliable brand than Thermaltake, such as XFX, Seasonic, or Antec.


    Instead of critizing our suggestions, why don't you provide your own?

    He says he want an Extreme PC, $3000-$4000 CAD. Build him one!

    And yes, the i7/X79 platform is not for gaming, but it'll game!
  6. EXTREME does not mean OVERKILL. Give me a bit and I will come up with a great system that will better use his 4k budget.
  7. for that much money BUILD it your self, you can get sooo much better for your money if you buy and build it your self, browsing that website all the PCs are nice but overpriced and lots of older series GPUS
  8. azeem40 said:
    EXTREME does not mean OVERKILL. Give me a bit and I will come up with a great system that will better use his 4k budget.


    Looking forward to your suggestion, most importantly I want it optimized for the 3 screen Samsung setup. I'm not sure if eyefinity is the way to go for that or not, whatever works best.


    Anonymous said:
    for that much money BUILD it your self, you can get sooo much better for your money if you buy and build it your self, browsing that website all the PCs are nice but overpriced and lots of older series GPUS


    I'm fine with paying a premium to a company for building it for me, eventually I will build my own but at this investment I would rather the guarantee that it's done professionaly. Basically I don't want to screw it up and it's my first real gaming rig.
  9. Read fail lol. I missed the part where you said you are only buying and not building. :slap:
  10. Best answer
    Now to save you thousand of dollars: My "User" build:

    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (Yes a i5 2500K will do, but just in case you do other things requiring multi-taking to use hyper threading)

    CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 620.

    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro (Z77 has a few benefits over Z68, and are priced about the same.)

    RAM: Corsair Vengance DDR3-1600 8GB Kit (Yes, 16GB is overkill, but cheap now)

    Video: still any Radeon HD 7950. (XFX, Gigabyte, Sapphire)

    PSU: Corsair AX750 (just in case you need juice to crossfire or lots of case fans)

    OS Drive: Intel 520 Series 180GB (cheaper than 240GB, same performance)

    Storage Drive: still Seagate Barracude 2TB-3TB (Lots of storage!)

    Back Up Drive: Same as above

    Optical Drive: still any Samsung (maybe not Blu-Ray, but at least DVD, and Lightscribe is an option)

    Case: Antec P280, with 3 extra 120mm fans

    And I'm sorry if these part aren't on that website, these are just my suggestions. Looks like alot of them are, when you choose the "Extreme PC Custom Intel Based Rig."

    Cheers.
  11. I prefer the 500R to the P280. More cable management holes and an amazing cooling system. Also, you need both IB CPU and MOBO to make full use of Ivy Bridge.
  12. foscooter said:
    Now to save you thousand of dollars: My build:

    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (Yes a i5 2500K will do, but just in case you do other things requiring multi-taking to use hyper threading)

    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro Z77 has a few benefits over Z68, and are priced about the same.

    RAM: Corsair Vengance DDR3-1600 8GB Kit Yes, 16GB is overkill, but cheap now

    Video: still any Radeon HD 7950. XFX, Gigabyte, Sapphire

    PSU: Corsair AX850 just in case you need juice to crossfire or lots of case fans

    OS Drive: Intel 520 Series 180GB cheaper than 240GB, same performance

    Storgae Drive: still Seagate Barracude 2TB-3TB Lots of storage!

    Optical Drive: still any Samsung, maybe not Blu-Ray, but at least DVD, and Lightscribe is an option.

    Case: Antec P280


    What is the price you paid for this build? And will it run most games on high-ultra in a 3-monitor eyefinity setup? That's the main goal. I want a smooth experience at high settings on the 3 screens.
  13. The 7950 is not going to provide the framerates you seek at 5760x1080. You will need one 7970 or one GTX 680 to get 50FPS constant on ultra.
  14. Quote:
    What is the price you paid for this build? And will it run most games on high-ultra in a 3-monitor eyefinity setup? That's the main goal. I want a smooth experience at high settings on the 3 screens.


    Don't know, try to piece it together on that website.

    As far as a 3 screen setup, I know nothing about multiple monitors, nor how to hook them up.

    So, I'm outta here. Good Luck.
  15. To hook up a triple monitor setup, one of the monitors MUST use the DisplayPort to connect the video card and the other two must have DVI inputs. If you don't have a monitor with DisplayPort, you will need an ACTIVE DisplayPort adapter.
  16. CPU: i7 2700k

    Mobo: Asus z68 deluxe gen3

    RAM: 8 gb corsair vengeance ultra

    PSU: ocz gold 850w

    Case: Corsair 650d

    CPU Cooler: Noctua nh-c14

    Hard Drives: intel 520 180gb ssd & seagate barracude 2tb

    Optical drive: samsung blu ray w/ lightscribe

    GPU: 2x CrossFire XFX 7970 Black Edition

    APU: Creative Recon3d champion

    What do you guys think about this.
  17. I think you are on your way!

    One thing not mentioned (in any post) is speakers. Get a good 2.1 system, like:

    Logitech Z-2300 2.1 THX-Certified Speakers (mine, I think they are no longer available), or

    Logitech Z623 2.1 Channel Speaker System, or Z523, or

    Corsair SP2200 Gaming Audio Series 2.1 Speaker System, or

    Corsair SP2500 Gaming Audio Series High-Power 2.1 Speaker System

    Depends on what you have left over in the budget.

    Also, did you need a monitor, or gonna get the 23"x3 set up?
  18. foscooter said:
    I think you are on your way!

    One thing not mentioned (in any post) is speakers. Get a good 2.1 system, like:

    Logitech Z-2300 2.1 THX-Certified Speakers (mine, I think they are no longer available), or

    Logitech Z623 2.1 Channel Speaker System, or Z523, or

    Corsair SP2200 Gaming Audio Series 2.1 Speaker System, or

    Corsair SP2500 Gaming Audio Series High-Power 2.1 Speaker System

    Depends on what you have left over in the budget.

    Also, did you need a monitor, or gonna get the 23"x3 set up?


    I'll be getting a monitor with it as well, something cheap though like a 23 inch Samsung led or anything that will produce 1080p. Once I've saved up a bit more cash I'm getting the Samsung md230x3 monitors but that's another 2000$ that I don't have right now. I'm not big on Logitech either I might go for another alternative, haven't looked into that much yet.
  19. You are wasting $140 on the i7-2700k if you're only gaming and surfing the web. Save yourself the $ and get a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 120GB SSD.
  20. Best answer selected by Genshrooms.
  21. I'm aware this is an old post, but did you end up going with Extreme-PC? Curious about your experience.
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