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1800$ Render/gaming Build

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May 13, 2012 10:11:43 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 6/1/2012

Budget Range: I would like to spend up to 1800$ before rebaites but I can go up if i need to

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Rendering, Gaming, Surfing the web, Movies/tv

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitors, Hard drives

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Gpu =2x of these Sli GTX 670s Gigabyte windforce or single GTX 680 Gigabyte windforce
Cpu= Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E OC to 4.7 GHZ
psu = OCZ ZX series 1000W Fully - Modular 80Plus Gold
Ram = Don't know if i should do 16 gb or 32 gb
Motherboard = ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU Cooler = Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System or CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100)
Case = Stuck between a SilverStone Raven or Haf x but i will take all suggestions
Extras = 2x Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan
thermal paste = Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM


Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type no specific brand but i want a Full case, I also want the best Cpu cooling i can get i plain to do really high over clocks

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Already have 3 monitors ready

Additional Comments: Is it worth it to grab 2x GTX 670s or 1 GTX 680 also i need a case to any full case Suggestions will work

More about : 1800 render gaming build

May 13, 2012 10:41:08 PM

I honestly love the look of the Raven cases, but i've never worked with them, so i can't attest to the functionality of them. I do know from experience that the HAF X has a ton of room in it.

As far as that thermal paste, the arctic silver 5 has a significant burn in period and does not perform as well as Arctic Cooling MX-4. I personally perfer the mx-4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 13, 2012 11:43:20 PM

Thanks i dont know much about Thermal paste i will keep that in mind you have an idea of what gPu i should get 2 670s or 1 680?
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May 13, 2012 11:52:43 PM

Wow thats like a 2 fps difference for 200$ cheaper
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May 13, 2012 11:56:41 PM

What resolution are you playing at? I noticed you said parts not required: monitors, so i was assuming you are running a double or triple monitor setup. the 5760x1080 benchmarks in that link are a triple monitor setup with all three monitors running 1080, which is pretty punishing.
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May 13, 2012 11:57:53 PM

Right now i am using 3x 1920x1080 monitors but I don't normally game on all three I normally just game on the middle one and use the other two for browsing and applications.
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May 13, 2012 11:59:45 PM

ronakk said:
Wow thats like a 2 fps difference for 200$ cheaper


yeah. that 670 is a beast. Donkey Kong would smack himself in the face with his own barrel to get one of those.
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May 14, 2012 12:02:34 AM

ya two of them will be able to max out any game I throw at it at 1920x1080
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May 14, 2012 12:10:34 AM

:)  sounds like you've made you're decision
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