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Appx $1,500 Gaming/Video editing Rig (FIRST EVER BUILD) Plz help ME

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June 12, 2012 6:43:50 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 -4 weeks

Budget Range: $1200-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: UDK, Gaming, Photoshop/sony vegas

Parts Not Required: Monitors, OS, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: I'm on a cleans slate here. Before anything else, I'd like to specify that I'm a complete noob in this field. I've watched plenty of videos on youtube. Enough videos to attempt to build one myself, and so, we all have to start somewhere right? I'm leaving the entire list to you guys, if you are nice enough to fill it out. Please do this for a first timer... As long as the parts fit my budget. If need to do so, I could probably go over just a few bucks or so. TY so much



Overclocking: Yeah sure, I willing to try it

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, I'm not to sure on what is unique for the particular platform, but if it means enhancing my performance, its a go...

Monitor Resolution: The main feature i'm looking to go for this rig, is eyefinity. Lets just say 1920 x 1080 for ea monitor.

Additional Comments: I'm not to worried on my computer being loud, just hot.. I want to make sure the temperature is not going to make the rig dog it performance wise. I'm not sure what you have to have other than wired hookups and active display ports when working with eyefinity. I didn't know if motherboards had to be compatible with certain things.. So i decided make this and start a new account. I'm counting on you genius' out there.. Please.. do miracles

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June 12, 2012 7:21:10 AM
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Anything on here linked to amazon can also be found on newegg.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-500r-mid-tower-ca... http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case along with links to professional online reviews

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922XM-KKN1-Exter... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case along with links to professional online reviews

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $214.98 save: $20.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <---- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $349.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $35.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 993995

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR... $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AS-670DC2G $424.99 Free Shipping
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - GTX670-DC2-2GD5

Total: $1,497.90 *not including shipping & rebates
June 12, 2012 7:25:38 AM

Thankyou for the quick reply... Getting ready for a list to order. Will this be compatible for 4 monitors?
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June 12, 2012 7:34:22 AM

Why_Me makes good builds, I see no issue with it.

That Video Card can support four monitors, with another three off the mobo (though I wouldn't suggest doing that). Just make sure that monitors can connect by Dual DVI, Standard DVI, HDMI and Displayport between them.
June 12, 2012 7:35:01 AM

Forever_Feral said:
Thankyou for the quick reply... Getting ready for a list to order. Will this be compatible for 4 monitors?

http://usa.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX670... <---- It has two HDMI and two DVI ports, but I'm not sure whether you can use all four at the same time though. Hopefully someone who runs multiple monitors will see this thread and put in their two cents.
June 12, 2012 7:39:01 AM

manofchalk said:

That Video Card can support four monitors, with another three off the mobo (though I wouldn't suggest doing that). Just make sure that monitors can connect by Dual DVI, Standard DVI, HDMI and Displayport between them.

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June 12, 2012 5:32:43 PM

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

NVIDIA Surround with up to 4 Monitors
Nothing is as breathtaking as playing your favorite games across three monitors. At 5760 x 1080, the expanded field of view fully engages human peripheral vision and provides for the most immersive experience in racing and flight simulators. Add in a fourth display to keep tabs on chat, email or web while you are gaming. <-- Is this a confirmation?
June 12, 2012 7:49:06 PM

I've no problem running 3 monitors off my 670, don't know if it'd be any different with 4 since it still has an unused port.
June 13, 2012 6:23:12 AM

Best answer selected by Forever_Feral.
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