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July 8, 2012 6:36:16 PM

I am going to build a completely overkill rig and I mean conpletely overkill. The rig all together costs 20grand!!! anyway getting kind of off topic the rig is not mine it's for a friend, so I really got into pc gaming instead of console after what he told me you could do with pc gaming. e.g mods!!!

So I'm low on funds and time so I can't build a beast like his so anyone give me advice on a rig for $2000

This is what I was looking at but it came to about $3000 dollars which is way too much

intel i7 2700k overclocked 20%

AKASA Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler

EVGA Z68 SLI, LGA1155

2 SLI EVGA GeForceĀ® GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/ Backplate 967MHz, 4GB GDDR5 6008MHz

Cooler Master silent pro 1200w gold

Nzxt Phantom full tower

This is not all of the build, but all of the main components.

So I'm helpless I need a budget gaming pc that has to have 2 670's and can't be watercooled. If theres any better rig you can come up with please let me know even if it doesn't have 2 670's but it has to be same performance or better. So please tell me all of the best rigs in my budget you can come up with.

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July 8, 2012 7:49:48 PM

i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial 2x4gb 1600mhz ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows 7 home premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

=$1,900.89


$2000 is not budget LOL. 2000 is for enthusiasts, most people don't spend over $1000. 20k is stupid and you didn't say anything about the monitor or other peripherals so... Next time follow the guidelines: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
July 8, 2012 8:31:02 PM

Patflute said:
i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial 2x4gb 1600mhz ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows 7 home premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

=$1,900.89


$2000 is not budget LOL. 2000 is for enthusiasts, most people don't spend over $1000. 20k is stupid and you didn't say anything about the monitor or other peripherals so... Next time follow the guidelines: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...


Lol I know but I meant compared to his build I know it's stupid. But it's not my money ;)  Do you think the 2gb on the 670's will be enough I don't think it will be 'future proof'. Thanks so much for the build.
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July 8, 2012 9:43:13 PM

Well if you're running on monitor at 1080p for a while then yes. If you're going to run a really higher resolution like 2560x1600 or multiple monitors then you might have a problem in 3 years. But, at that time you might want to upgrade your graphics.

The only 3gb cards are Southern Islands (7xxx) and they suck compared to Kepler (6xx) speed wise. I would just go with the 2gb 670 x2. You should be fine.

If you're really worried get 2 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4gb will be a lot for a long time. But it will be $140 more dollars when you sli. Might be worth it for you and its superclocked.
July 8, 2012 9:45:54 PM

The 7970 no longer sucks. Catalyst 12.7 fixed the speed.
July 8, 2012 11:01:23 PM

Show me a benchmark of it with the new driver vs the 680 or 670! Also, does the driver affect the over Southern Island GPUs?
July 8, 2012 11:18:03 PM

LOL @ budget build with 2 670's.

Like Patflute stated, there isn't a game on the market the 670 can't destroy. It would come down to your monitor. Are you running a triple monitor setup or one 1080p monitor?

I would agree with Patflute's build up top. You wouldn't need 850W, but that's the only thing I would really change if you wanted/needed to.
July 8, 2012 11:30:48 PM

Is the Cooler Master 612 okay with 1155 socket? I just realized that it's the 2011 model.
July 8, 2012 11:36:31 PM

I don't know why you need two 670 but if you insist lol
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($218.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1972.38
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 8, 2012 11:51:02 PM

here a different build if you prefer Gigabyte and that case PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK-140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($130.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1956.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 9, 2012 12:09:32 AM

last one if you prefer sandy bridge and i7 for whatever reason here you go PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($193.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1949.37
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 9, 2012 5:08:27 AM

According to THG's review, it put the 7970 a few frames below the GTX 680.
July 9, 2012 4:29:00 PM

So I'm switching to gtx 680 tri sli I need the cheapest yet best possible setup with a 3 gtx 680
July 9, 2012 4:42:12 PM

Just can't be done on a $2k budget.
July 9, 2012 5:10:31 PM

azeem40 said:
Just can't be done on a $2k budget.



What about $2350 I'm really pushing it's going to be really hard to move any higher than that. I'm talking about the 2gb version because a friend told me 2 680's can barely max out metro 2033 and they can't max out witcher 2
July 9, 2012 5:50:25 PM

You'd have to put like $600 for MOBO, PSU, HDD, SSD, Case, CPU Cooler and CPU.
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