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April 26, 2012 2:47:30 AM

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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April 26, 2012 3:14:54 AM

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
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April 26, 2012 3:18:17 AM

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.
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April 26, 2012 3:19:49 AM

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
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April 26, 2012 3:23:02 AM

I will say this again; there is no point in getting an X79 system for gaming. You will see ZERO benefits.
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April 26, 2012 3:25:45 AM

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!
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April 26, 2012 3:26:44 AM

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.
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April 26, 2012 3:27:36 AM

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
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April 26, 2012 3:34:07 AM

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.


Ohmybad 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.
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April 26, 2012 3:35:09 AM

Read fail lol. I missed the part where you said you are only buying and not building. :slap:
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April 26, 2012 3:35:56 AM

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.

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April 26, 2012 3:37:30 AM

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.
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April 26, 2012 3:41:19 AM

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.
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April 26, 2012 3:48:16 AM

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.
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April 26, 2012 3:55:27 AM

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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.

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April 26, 2012 3:58:11 AM

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.
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April 26, 2012 1:26:56 PM

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.
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April 26, 2012 4:21:59 PM

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?
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April 26, 2012 5:59:43 PM

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.
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April 26, 2012 7:53:35 PM

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.
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May 3, 2012 6:01:36 PM

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