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May 26, 2012 7:52:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month ( June)

Budget Range: $2300 USD after all expenses (rebate, shipping, estimated DOAs needed to be shipped back, etc...)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Game Design

Parts Not Required: Operating System

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any trustworthy site will work

Country: United States of America

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would Like to have a somewhat future proof build that is durable.

Parts:

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

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

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Hard Drive and Disk drive combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Monitor and Wall Mount Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mouse and Keyboard Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case and RAM Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MOBO and CPU Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Price after shipping: 1973.78
May 26, 2012 8:32:08 PM

Within the next month prices will change you should post within a few day of when your actually going to buy bud.
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May 26, 2012 8:34:17 PM

Nice build btw i like it very much!
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May 26, 2012 8:39:16 PM

Ok , you have selected some good parts and some questionable ones. I would not get a Rosewill psu for any reason and you are going to be doing SLI so I would go with this psu;

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

I also see that you intend on overclocking so the cpu cooler you have selected is good and will certianly cool an overclocked cpu but the new Ivy Bridge cpu's don't overclock as well as the Sandy Bridge so you most likely won't be overcolcking very high and won't need a monster cooler.

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overcloc...

Your other parts are good and should work fine for you.
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May 26, 2012 9:46:13 PM

inzone said:
Ok , you have selected some good parts and some questionable ones. I would not get a Rosewill psu for any reason and you are going to be doing SLI so I would go with this psu;

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

I also see that you intend on overclocking so the cpu cooler you have selected is good and will certianly cool an overclocked cpu but the new Ivy Bridge cpu's don't overclock as well as the Sandy Bridge so you most likely won't be overcolcking very high and won't need a monster cooler.

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overcloc...

Your other parts are good and should work fine for you.

I replaced the PSU with the one you suggested but I think I would like to keep the cooler for future proofing and to just have a nice cool system.
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May 26, 2012 10:01:56 PM

As with any build the final choices are yours to make and in this forum we will suggest options to be considered so if you want to keep the cpu cooler then of course that is your choice. It is a very good cpu cooler to be sure and hopefuly there is a spot inside the case for the radiator , maybe up top.
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June 3, 2012 1:43:19 AM

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