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May 19, 2012 9:00:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $3000-$3500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Websurfing

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: IDK

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768

Quantity: 1 Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case, support up to HPTX, come with Eight Fans,Top HDD docking
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity: 1 EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-K2 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity: 4 ZOTAC ZT-50306-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBox
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 4 Kingston HyperX 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3/4G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 Patriot Xporter XT Rage 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PEF64GRUSB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 2 Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Quantity 1 GIGABYTE AIVIA M8600 Wireless Macro Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 HP Pavilion w185e Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 600:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 AZIO Levetron Mech4 KB588U Black 11 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 LEPA G Series G1600-MA 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...







May 19, 2012 9:04:07 AM

Cpu Bottleneck for Sure.

For a Quad Sli you need a Watercooling System.

You would Get More Performance With a Gtx 580 Sli setup.

Nice Psu.
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May 19, 2012 9:09:13 AM

Thank you for the reccomendation chulex67 mind giving me part recomendations for cooling and cpu.
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May 19, 2012 9:19:57 AM

Look, you are Getting a 3000-3500 usd Dollar Pc, You are Way Beyond the Point of Reason on gaming pc, this is a Enthusiast Pc.

I really Cant help you with my knowledge on Watercooling i can point you some websties that Sells Full Systems and you would only need to Get the Waterblocks for each VideoCard you are using.

If it were Me, I would get 2 of these Babys
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Go with this Monster
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And Get some Advice with them
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g30/Liquid_Cooling.html

Watercooling Is an Art better get Advice from Pros.
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May 19, 2012 9:22:53 AM

Its not going to set me back any 4 GT670 or those babys you mentioned maybe a intel sandy bridge or a 2700k?
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May 19, 2012 9:25:01 AM

wow, if you can Afford 2 Gtx 670 thats the way to go. I just Remembered something about the videocards , i think they have to be Reference so the Waterblock Fits, or Something.

Do you Really Wish to Make this all By yourself or You would Rather pay the 500 usd premium to get it done for you?.
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May 19, 2012 9:25:47 AM

Hmm but what about the processors
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May 19, 2012 9:27:27 AM

Well, I have See some enthusiast going Xeon when they are above 3000 usd. I think they call The 1155 socket Mainstream.
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May 19, 2012 9:30:39 AM

ok seriously if your looking to spend that kind of money lga 2011 is your best bet .. get the 3930k which is a 6 core .. get you a corsair h100 water cooler .. haf x full tower or your rosewill will work .. 16 gb of 1866 ram corsair patriot what ever floats your boat .. and snach up 2 120 ssd drives patriot wildfire drives are nice.. if you want to save a few then get the pyro .. also a good performer .. if you dont like patriot corsair gt models are pretty good too if you get the ssds from amazon you can get a mail in rebate .. save some real.. money.. the reason i stated two ssd drives is for raid 0 and having a hard drive for mass storage .. 1 or 2 tb depending .. the mother board would have onboard audio 7.1 the need for an anditional card other then say a direct audio workstation hookup i would say would be a waist .. and with that kind of gear you shouldnt be trying to play at 1366 by 768 .. those are laptop settings.. for the most part. you want at least 1920 by 1080 .. or a decent 30inch monitor . that can out put the higher resolutions.. and for the 560 ti .. thats a waist .. seriously .. get a 2 680's or 2 670s and call it a day..
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May 19, 2012 9:30:48 AM

Dude, What the hell are you gaming? or you need a Workstation?
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May 19, 2012 9:31:25 AM

goodguy713 said:
ok seriously if your looking to spend that kind of money lga 2011 is your best bet .. get the 3930k which is a 6 core .. get you a corsair h100 water cooler .. haf x full tower or your rosewill will work .. 16 gb of 1866 ram corsair patriot what ever floats your boat .. and snach up 2 120 ssd drives patriot wildfire drives are nice.. if you want to save a few then get the pyro .. also a good performer .. if you dont like patriot corsair gt models are pretty good too if you get the ssds from amazon you can get a mail in rebate .. save some real.. money.. the reason i stated two ssd drives is for raid 0 and having a hard drive for mass storage .. 1 or 2 tb depending .. the mother board would have onboard audio 7.1 the need for an anditional card other then say a direct audio workstation hookup i would say would be a waist .. and with that kind of gear you shouldnt be trying to play at 1366 by 768 .. those are laptop settings.. for the most part. you want at least 1920 by 1080 .. or a decent 30inch monitor . that can out put the higher resolutions.. and for the 560 ti .. thats a waist .. seriously .. get a 2 680's or 2 670s and call it a day..




This answer is the Best.
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May 19, 2012 9:32:48 AM

I think of computers as ice skating. Ice skating at mach 15 speed
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May 19, 2012 9:33:17 AM

you would be burning up your monthly power bill with those things ..lol trust me ..
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May 19, 2012 9:35:31 AM

may i ask what games you plan on playing? ...
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May 19, 2012 9:36:44 AM

BF3, Metro 2033, things like that
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May 19, 2012 9:36:49 AM

and fyi a the corsair m60 is a decent gaming mouse ..
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May 19, 2012 9:37:42 AM

Intel Xeon X5690 Westmere-EP 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 139W Six-Core Server Processor BX80614X5690
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819117253
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Intel Xeon W3680 Westmere-EP 3.33GHz 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80613W3680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819117242

With processor? I think im looking at 5000
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May 19, 2012 9:39:25 AM

just research the benchmarks on the 670 and 680 in sli .. theres plenty of sites that have that information out there .. 7970s in crossfire can also be a good match .. as for current games 2 7870s would be able to handle those games.. just saying ..
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May 19, 2012 9:41:39 AM

those are not ment for gaming there set up tottally different .. if you really want to spend that kind of money then get then intel extreme edition .. its 1000 dollars in its self has the same cache .. just saying if you go that route you will kick your self in the ass .. for buying it .. the platform isnt ment for gaming..
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May 19, 2012 9:43:18 AM

evga has some killer boards though look up there classified line of lga 2011 boards.. also they have a decent monitor rigg..
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May 19, 2012 10:00:31 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $5000-10000

XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal Universal GPU Liquid Cooling Block
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Websurfing
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15874/ex-blc-1107/XSP...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: IDK

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 3840×2400

Quantity: 1 Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case, support up to HPTX, come with Eight Fans,Top HDD docking
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity: EVGA X79 Classified 151-SE-E779-KR LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity: 4 EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1
IBM T221 22.2" 3840x2400 LCD Monitor
http://www.amazon.com/IBM-T221-22-2-3840x2400-Monitor/d...
Quantity 4 Kingston HyperX 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3/4G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 Patriot Xporter XT Rage 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PEF64GRUSB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 2 Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 GIGABYTE AIVIA M8600 Wireless Macro Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 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...

Quantity 1 ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 AZIO Levetron Mech4 KB588U Black 11 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quantity 1 LEPA G Series G1600-MA 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Final build if no more suggestions.
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May 19, 2012 3:48:39 PM

Best answer selected by SlyFox_33.
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May 19, 2012 3:55:12 PM

A $3,500 PC needs a case that reflects the investment....the Thermaltake Level 10 GT has a unmatched feature set and standout looks. Went with a PSU capable of handling 3rd GFX card someday

AT $3,500, ya asking ode SB-E LGA 2011 platform ..... can drop $400 ish with little gaming impact with 2500k ..... LGA 2011 is better but many would argue its not $400 better. That's a personal decision only you can make. I'd avoid IV CPus because they steenkie at OC'ing due to temp issues.

MoBo....handles quad sli @ x16....superb OC board

Cooler is best air cooler performs within 1/4 degree of H100 w/o all the noise and no risk of leakage.

SSD is the fastest in its size range and has super long life Toshiba Premium Toggle Flash / HDscreams.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4328/mushkin_chronos_d...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

GFX - Haven't seen the Asus TOP GTX 670 in newegg yet but its in stock on European sites. Given the reviews, this is **the** card to get. Asus it would appear has used the 680 PCB to add more phases to the VRM module allowing bigger OC's. Sems you'll ahve to wait a few more days to see them here.


Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 8 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 285 - Corsair AX1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 995 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - Free w/ MoBo Combo - Intel Core i7-3930k Included w/ MoBo
Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 140 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=GTX+670+TOP&ei=UTF-8&f...
GFX - $ 420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP Same
GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP Same
HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 230 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 50 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 19, 2012 4:01:39 PM

lol at this troll thread
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May 19, 2012 4:49:26 PM

skiim said:
lol at this troll thread


+1

this guy is either a troll or a tool.

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May 20, 2012 6:31:20 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
A $3,500 PC needs a case that reflects the investment....the Thermaltake Level 10 GT has a unmatched feature set and standout looks. Went with a PSU capable of handling 3rd GFX card someday

AT $3,500, ya asking ode SB-E LGA 2011 platform ..... can drop $400 ish with little gaming impact with 2500k ..... LGA 2011 is better but many would argue its not $400 better. That's a personal decision only you can make. I'd avoid IV CPus because they steenkie at OC'ing due to temp issues.

MoBo....handles quad sli @ x16....superb OC board

Cooler is best air cooler performs within 1/4 degree of H100 w/o all the noise and no risk of leakage.

SSD is the fastest in its size range and has super long life Toshiba Premium Toggle Flash / HDscreams.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4328/mushkin_chronos_d...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

GFX - Haven't seen the Asus TOP GTX 670 in newegg yet but its in stock on European sites. Given the reviews, this is **the** card to get. Asus it would appear has used the 680 PCB to add more phases to the VRM module allowing bigger OC's. Sems you'll ahve to wait a few more days to see them here.


Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 8 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 285 - Corsair AX1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 995 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - Free w/ MoBo Combo - Intel Core i7-3930k Included w/ MoBo
Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 140 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=GTX+670+TOP&ei=UTF-8&f...
GFX - $ 420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP Same
GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP Same
HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 230 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 50 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Look at my post. I have 4 GTX690s
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