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BEST AMD OR INTEL RIG UNDER $3000

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July 3, 2012 9:23:54 PM

hi all, i want to build a new rig and i want to know whats the best amd and intel rig under $3000, also i would like to know your opinions on what rig should i choose. its mostly for gaming and i'm also and architect, so it would be great if it works for both fields thanks.

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July 3, 2012 11:02:50 PM

So is your budget $3000 and under? Are you looking for everything to be included , monitor , keyboard , mouse and OS along with everything else?
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July 3, 2012 11:09:24 PM

inzone said:
So is your budget $3000 and under? Are you looking for everything to be included , monitor , keyboard , mouse and OS along with everything else?


only the hardware inside the case (not keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc..) thanks.
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July 3, 2012 11:22:12 PM

warlockrey said:
only the hardware inside the case (not keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc..) thanks.


Intel offers the best gaming CPUs at pretty much any price range over $100 right now
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July 3, 2012 11:41:39 PM

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
$569.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$259.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
$109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED
$69.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$109.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4X1600C7
$164.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$159.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$274.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$484.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total forthis build is $2223.90
The Sandy Bridge-E cpu was chosen because it's a six core cpu with hyperthreading and that means you will have 12 cores available for when it comes to your work.
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July 3, 2012 11:52:26 PM

If you need more than 16gb of ram for your work then you can add another 16gb and that MB will support it. Also if you need more storage you can get two of the WD hd now or add another later if needed. Same goes for the video card as both the MB and Psu will support another video card.
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July 4, 2012 12:00:44 AM

inzone said:
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
$569.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$259.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
$109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED
$69.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$109.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4X1600C7
$164.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$159.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$274.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$484.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total forthis build is $2223.90
The Sandy Bridge-E cpu was chosen because it's a six core cpu with hyperthreading and that means you will have 12 cores available for when it comes to your work.
+1 This is a solid build it fits perfectly for what you asked for i would go with this if i was you. ;) 
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July 4, 2012 12:10:01 AM

If you prefer a full tower look at these Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 4, 2012 12:31:12 AM

only a 670? should at least fit in a single if not dual 680s or 7970s.
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July 4, 2012 12:34:46 AM

^ No point in getting a GTX 680 it's only 5% faster than a GTX 670 but cost $100 more there no justify that therefore the GTX 670 is best bang for buck!Same apply with a 7970 doesn't offer enough of a performance gain to justify it's price over GTX 670
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July 4, 2012 12:44:31 AM

If a second video card is needed it can be easily added at any time and the benchmarks at severl sites show that the GTX 670 is very close to the performance of the 680 and that two 670's can easily keep pace with ywo 680's and in some cases draw even. Still can't figure out why Nvidia has done this and when you actually compare the performance of the two cards and the price , it's foolish to get a 680 over a 670 unless there are some factory overclocks and added ram that significantly puts the advantage in the 680's favor and makes the price worth it.
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July 4, 2012 12:46:38 AM

bigcyco1 said:
^ No point in getting a GTX 680 it's only 5% faster than a GTX 670 but cost $100 more there no justify that therefore the GTX 670 is best bang for buck!Same apply with a 7970 doesn't offer enough of a performance gain to justify it's price over GTX 670


someone with 3k to spend isnt looking necissarily for the best bang for buck... like for instance the 3930k... not best bang for your buck
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July 4, 2012 12:47:38 AM

I like the idea of the full case for this build as it gives room for working indide and added air flow.
Any of those suggested by Bigcyco1 would be a good choice and I do like my HAF-X.
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July 4, 2012 1:14:22 AM

warlockrey said:
hi all, i want to build a new rig and i want to know whats the best amd and intel rig under $3000, also i would like to know your opinions on what rig should i choose. its mostly for gaming and i'm also and architect, so it would be great if it works for both fields thanks.


Architech programmes do not need for over 16gb and neither an i7.

CPU: i5-3570k: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The i7 won't provide you any bether performance for gaming even if its 100$+

the 680gtx isn't that much bether then a 670gtx but for a 3000$ you don't go for a 670gtx. If you want the 670gtx go for sli at least except maybe if you wanna save money.

680gtx and hd7970 solo or sli (or the 690gtx or hd7990) are good option for an enthusiaste build.

Alsow ith that much money I,d add an SSD.

samsung 830 or Crucial M4. The cruscial M4 is usualy cheaper and just a little slower then samsung. get the size that you want.

On my 4000$ budget I went for the build of my sig (but I count 3x 27" IPS screen of 2550x1440p resolution in that price).

So far IMO the 670gtx sli are a bether bargain then the 680gtx sli but I had compatibility issue witht he 670gtx.

P.S. I don't get how someone can advise you to go for an i7 for +100$ that will not improve your gaming performance at all but tell you to save 100$ on the GPU (wich will decrease your gaming performance). Exept maybe if he tought that architech programmes could use the hypertrading a lot (my bro is stuidying on architect and his i5-2500k is more then enough with 16gb).

And the 680gtx is closer to + 10% increase over the 670gtx then a 5% (come from someone that have both, I still have my 670gtx sli at home). Especialy with overclocking. But well if you can afford both the i7 and the high end GPU well do it.
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July 4, 2012 1:37:58 AM

$3000 nice budget

i7 3770k
H100
NZXT Switch 810
Gigabyte Z77 UDH5
16GB G.SKILL 1.5v
OCZ Agility 4 128GB
1 TB WD Black HDD
SLI GTX 670 VGA
KingWin LZP 1000 PSU

thats the best system
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July 4, 2012 1:46:05 AM

With that budget I'd make triple monitors a priority
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July 4, 2012 2:18:19 AM

redeemer said:
$3000 nice budget

i7 3770k
H100
NZXT Switch 810
Gigabyte Z77 UDH5
16GB G.SKILL 1.5v
OCZ Agility 4 128GB
1 TB WD Black HDD
SLI GTX 670 VGA
KingWin LZP 1000 PSU

thats the best system


1000w is overkill for ANY two single GPU cards. Remember, silicon (should) gets more efficient with every generation.
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July 4, 2012 3:06:19 AM

cbrunnem said:
someone with 3k to spend isnt looking necissarily for the best bang for buck... like for instance the 3930k... not best bang for your buck
Very true i guess that would be up to him to decide if he wants to do best bang for buck or just spend rather it's a waste of money or not would of course be the OP decision
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July 4, 2012 3:41:45 AM

jurassic512 said:
1000w is overkill for ANY two single GPU cards. Remember, silicon (should) gets more efficient with every generation.



Yeah but the wow factor and the efficiency and his budget Mmm!
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July 4, 2012 4:17:07 AM

hi all, well first of all thanks very much all u guys for ur sugestions, i really appreciate ur concerns about the money, its really not a problem for me to spend that amount but i surely would prefer to save some, if its not gonna make too much of a difference in performance. so thank u all for ur opinions. :) 
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July 4, 2012 4:19:46 AM

Best answer selected by warlockrey.
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July 4, 2012 4:24:21 AM

So will you be going with that build exactly or are you going to change a few things. The idea behind getting suggestions is to get the build that suits you and your needs so sometimes it's a combination of what's suggested and while I suggested a mid tower you may be better off with a full tower. It's things like that you can change to make it better for your needs.
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July 4, 2012 7:17:40 AM

yeah i definitely will go for a full atx tower, for now it looks like an ideal build for me, also as you said i can always upgrade it if need to. thanks.
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July 4, 2012 7:22:30 AM

Best full tower case is the Corsair 800D
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