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BEST POSSIBLE GAMING BUILD WITH $2700

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July 9, 2012 9:01:21 PM

Whats the best system you can make with $2650 for gaming something that can max out everything even witcher 2 on uber or whatever.(okay maybe not that far but at least can max it out normally.) with the best graphics cards you can get with my budget, so I don't care about te rest just as-long as it has an amazing sli or something mainly because I want to max out everything. So something that can max out all games. Not all games but you know what I mean.

I can probaly go $3200 max I don't know but if nothing can do it for 2650 then up to 3000+, really pushing my budget here.

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a c 278 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 9:20:50 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Plextor PX-M3S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($407.55 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($407.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($189.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2188.99
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Add monitor, keyboard, mouse and you'll still come in under budget.
July 9, 2012 9:31:40 PM

Thanks so much for the build, do you think 2 670's could destroy any game out there? Anyway now for the fun part time to build :D  :D  :D 
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July 9, 2012 9:35:05 PM

1 can destroy any game out there 2 will be a dream.
a c 278 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 10:31:07 PM

Celi0 said:
Thanks so much for the build, do you think 2 670's could destroy any game out there? Anyway now for the fun part time to build :D  :D  :D 


2 will not just destroy, they will dominate.

And that case is made for a 3-fan liquid radiator should you choose to use one, you can see what a finished build looks like here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/switch-810-cosmos-i...
a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 10:52:16 PM

Do you need a Monitor/Keyoard/Mouse/Speakers?

I'm gonna build a config assuming you don't.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bIzl

This would be my choice, because you didn't give any backround info.

It has Extremely fast RAM, a great CPU, Excellent GPU's, a big PSU, a fast SSD, you name it.

Can you elaborate more on what games, what you need, how many monitors, what resolution, etc?
July 9, 2012 11:24:56 PM

At that point I would personally go up to an lga 2011 system with a 3930k. I'm not one to splurge on a case when you can get a rosewill r5 for $70. Also mastrom101's ram selection is much closer to what I'd buy, when you have that much headroom why buy 1600mhz?
a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 11:30:55 PM

The LGA 2011 platform has more longevity, but the 3930K is $300 more.
a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 11:32:01 PM

kevin83 said:
At that point I would personally go up to an lga 2011 system with a 3930k. I'm not one to splurge on a case when you can get a rosewill r5 for $70. Also mastrom101's ram selection is much closer to what I'd buy, when you have that much headroom why buy 1600mhz?


Yah the case should be under $100 imo.

I think a 3930K is a bit overkill for just gaming, but if he does editing, etc it may be a good choice.

We don't exactly have much detail though.
a c 278 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 12:12:37 AM

obsama1 said:
The LGA 2011 platform has more longevity, but the 3930K is $300 more.


Not for gaming. If this were a photo / video editing rig I'd say definitely. But for games stick with Z77.

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Yah the case should be under $100 imo.


Why? If you're splurging on that kind of build, you'll want a clean look to be able to show off your expensive components.
July 10, 2012 12:23:43 AM



Never go below 7200rpm for a gaming HHD.

And as for the two670gtx actualy for 1080p gaming just a single 670gtx is more then enough. A single superclocked 670gtx on stock clock run BF3 on ultra with 4MSAA just fine on my 2550x1440p on solo campain. So I can see it caping the game easely in multiplayer in 1080p.

But well if you have usch a budget you might want to get one of these beauty:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-mon...

Only about 310$ on ebay.com

But fi your just going to do 1080p gaming just get a single 670gtx. Getting a second one in a year or two when the price will drop might worth it. But their is no reason to spend 800$ on these card today for 1080p.
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 12:27:13 AM

Two overclocked GTX 670's will play any game on Ultra for the foreseeable future.
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 12:27:20 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Not for gaming. If this were a photo / video editing rig I'd say definitely. But for games stick with Z77.

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Yah the case should be under $100 imo.


Why? If you're splurging on that kind of build, you'll want a clean look to be able to show off your expensive components.



wouldn't you prefer more/faster RAM, a beefier CPU, a faster SSD, And/or a more reliable hard drive rather than a shiny case?
July 10, 2012 12:37:15 AM

One thing everybody is "not thinking" about when building gaming PC is a good monitor! I'd go with 30" 2560x1600 or 27" 2560x1440. I would not recommend SLI or CF it makes a lot of noise and heat...I suppose you would be better of with 4gb ovr'c GTX 680.
July 10, 2012 12:38:11 AM

mastrom101 said:
wouldn't you prefer more/faster RAM, a beefier CPU, a faster SSD, And/or a more reliable hard drive rather than a shiny case?


No bcuz i5-3570k is the fastest gaming CPU atm, 1333Hz is as fast as you need for gaming and for 2700$ you still can get a crucial M4 of 512gb.
July 10, 2012 12:39:44 AM

maxinexus said:
One thing everybody is "not thinking" about when building gaming PC is a good monitor! I'd go with 30" 2560x1600 or 27" 2560x1440. I would not recommend SLI or CF it makes a lot of noise and heat...I suppose you would be better of with 4gb ovr'c GTX 680.


I had 670 SC gtx sli and now I run with a 680 SC gtx sli and no the 680gtx just not worth it. Its less then 5% increase for +100$. And its mostly around 2% in most benchmark.
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 12:44:32 AM

venur said:
No bcuz i5-3570k is the fastest gaming CPU atm, 1333Hz is as fast as you need for gaming and for 2700$ you still can get a crucial M4 of 512gb.


But better components will provide a performance increase, while a case does nothing.

Also, it is not a Xbox. He will do other stuff as well. For me, i would never spend over 2 grand on a computer without an i7.

July 10, 2012 12:57:15 AM

To be honest, I can't even think of a system that is that expensive, you would have so much money left if I did O-o
Sorry I couldn't help :c
August 1, 2012 3:44:22 AM

Well first if your really asking what components to buy with $2700 I know that you know what to buy and that's even if you have the money for it! But I like games and so I will play along !!! :D 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ 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)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($85.67 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($167.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 850W TFX12V Power Supply ($205.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($188.88 @ Newegg)
Total: $2748.41
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Its not the I7 3970K like u wanted but its got the I7 3770K witch is really not much slower then the 3970K 10-15% give or take and a lot cheaper! If got the Corsair H80 that will keep it cool and silent. Your definitely right with the GTX670 SLI, but wrong about the brand the Gigabyte is gonna be your best bet(or Zotac GTX670 ZT-60302-10P that has brilliant performance). Motherboard MSI Z77 is a rock solid option you do not have to spend more then $200 if you NOT planning on going more then 2-way SLI. The G.Skill Ram is the best I could find for a decent price with 9CAS and 2133MHz but I'm pretty confident that they'll come out on top. Now we got a SSD got you 2 of the best I could find that doesn't kill the budget, put them in RAID 0 and your set. Got an decent sound card, a lot of people don't realize how good games really sound with a dedicated sound card so definitely get it! The power supply is great and wont ever need much bigger than that and the case is my personal favorite but its up to your personal taste on that!

A few things thats a bit overkill that can be knocked off to make room for Keyboard, Mouse & Monitor. Windows 7 Ultimate also inc.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dxW7

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a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 6:45:49 AM

g-unit1111 said:
2 will not just destroy, they will dominate.

And will be overkill and not worth it for 1080p gaming. One 670 is all you should get for such a resolution.
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 1:52:10 PM

yeah a single 670 would be more than enough for games like metro 2033 or bf3 at max settings

you may want 2 670s if you are using a 120hz monitor or your doing 3d
August 1, 2012 1:57:45 PM

I7's are horribad for Games, It may even hinder Game Performance due to hyperthreading, you are better off just using the i5 3570k and oc that to 4.3 or 4.5 (Im having troubles with games at 4.5Ghz for some unknown reason or it might be my SSD)

All in all get the i5 save some money to spend it somewhere else, 2 670's will destroy everything.
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 2:05:08 PM

you could buy a i7 and just turn off hyper-threading like what i would do and turn it back on when you need it :D 
August 1, 2012 2:07:37 PM

but these are people that dont know how to do this (sorry if I am wrong) but not everyone has that knowledge, and people like me (forgetful) may not remember to turn it back on
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 2:11:48 PM

its pretty much easy as going into the bios and clicking something that says "hyperthreading"

yeah i guess so but turning on hyper-threading wont really impact games by a large margin (tops 3-5fps. sometimes it might increase fps)
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