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Thoughts for $4000+ Gaming PC Build..

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May 27, 2012 12:49:44 AM

So I've been saving up some money to build me my first gaming rig. I'm gonna play some games like Skyrim, Dirt 3, Diablo, and of course.. Battlefield 3. I'm also gonna be doing some mild video editing. I live in Canada so the price is gonna be a little bit off compared to US Dollars. I want you guys' opinions to see if my build is strong enough to last a few years until I upgrade and please do tell me if this build will run my high resolution monitor.

I'm also a very visual guy so I sacrifice a little bit of money to get a beautiful and very neat build.
Gonna buy all of these components in a few months or soon. Do note that some of these components are out of stock, but I've seen them get restocked a couple of times.
Prices are gonna be rounded to the nearest 5 or 10.

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Sabertooh Z77 - $250


PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge - $250


COOLING: Corsair Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler - 115


MEMORY: Corsair Dominator 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz 7-8-8-24 - $180


MEMORY FANS: Corsair CMXAF1 Memory Cooler Fan - $25


GRAPHICS CARDS: 2x EvGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW on SLI - $860


OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS 24x DVD Burner -$20


SSD: Corsair Force GT 240GB - $270


HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $120


PSU: Seasonic Platinum Series 860W 80PLUS PLATINUM - $240


CHASSIS: Corsair Obsidian 650D - $190


MONITOR: HP ZR2740w 2560x1440 - $700


KEYBOARD: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - $95


MOUSE: MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - $110


SPEAKERS: Altec Lansing Octane 7 2.1 Speakers -$70


HEADSET: Corsair 1500 7.1 Gaming Headset - $100


So as you can see, I'm a big Corsair fan. So my main concern is if my GPU's can max out most latest games on Ultra with AA and AF maxed.
If you can suggest anything (except for the PSU), please do tell. :) 
May 27, 2012 2:09:55 AM

Looks Great
I am questioning the need for a memory cooler and for a $700 monitor but with $4000 to spend, go for it!
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May 27, 2012 2:15:08 AM

I'd go with the asus version of the gtx670 , better performance and I think Evga recalled a few gtx's, not sure. But either way you have one hell of a build
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May 27, 2012 2:28:31 AM

For that kind of budget I would do a single 690 it would give you more performance than the 670's and still give you the obscene option of adding another 690 at a later date if your system isn't keeping up in a few years.
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May 27, 2012 2:34:58 AM

logan77 said:
Looks Great
I am questioning the need for a memory cooler and for a $700 monitor but with $4000 to spend, go for it!



It's because it's very high res. I want to feed my 2 GTX 670's some thousands of pixels to satisfy its hunger :) 
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May 27, 2012 2:38:07 AM

Where are you finding an Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge for only $250?. ive been looking for this CPU and have seen it for no less than 350
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May 27, 2012 2:40:15 AM

There's no need for a memory cooler at all.
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May 27, 2012 2:40:19 AM

Energy96 said:
For that kind of budget I would do a single 690 it would give you more performance than the 670's and still give you the obscene option of adding another 690 at a later date if your system isn't keeping up in a few years.


Naahh. Im pretty interested on having an SLI build. But I have heard about stuttering issues with SLI Configs., but most of them say it's very unlikely to happen. I wouldnt buy the 690 because like the 590, it has long been restocked. Also 670 SLI is probz 7-10% weaker than 690, so that's pretty good for $200 bucks less.. :) 
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May 27, 2012 2:50:45 AM

TheDeadlyBurito said:
Naahh. Im pretty interested on having an SLI build. But I have heard about stuttering issues with SLI Configs., but most of them say it's very unlikely to happen. I wouldnt buy the 690 because like the 590, it has long been restocked. Also 670 SLI is probz 7-10% weaker than 690, so that's pretty good for $200 bucks less.. :) 


If I was on a 4k budget I wouldnt be concerned with $200, I would just want the best and that is the 690. Technically that is SLI, and adding a second is quad SLI. Having the ability to add another at a later date you could future proof your system probably well over 5 yrs. If you insist on SLI you should at least step up and get the 680's. The 670's are more for people on a budget. Stock on any of those should be pretty decent in the coming month.
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May 27, 2012 2:54:40 AM

adampcpower said:
Where are you finding an Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge for only $250?. ive been looking for this CPU and have seen it for no less than 350


OOOPPSS!! My bad bro, sorry it's $350. F--k myself.
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May 27, 2012 2:56:39 AM

Energy96 said:
If I was on a 4k budget I wouldnt be concerned with $200, I would just want the best and that is the 690. Technically that is SLI, and adding a second is quad SLI. Having the ability to add another at a later date you could future proof your system probably well over 5 yrs. If you insist on SLI you should at least step up and get the 680's. The 670's are more for people on a budget. Stock on any of those should be pretty decent in the coming month.



Meh.. sure, sure, bro. Kaape you convinced me :D 
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