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July 30, 2012 7:59:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime this year

Budget Range: $2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, School work, Recording gameplay for YouTube

Are you buying a monitor: No!

Do you need to buy OS: Yes!

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Geeks

Location: Houston

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU(possibly Extreme Edition?!?), NVIDIA Tri SLI

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: SLI 3 cards

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to try and stay under 2,500, I want a case with LED fans already installed

REMEMBER I"M WANTING TO RUN 3(THREE, TRES) GRAPHICS CARDS!!!!!

More about : 2500 gaming build

July 30, 2012 8:07:25 PM

I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse. I'd prefer an i7 CPU. Thanks for the fast replay though!
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July 30, 2012 8:09:25 PM

How about 2 GTX 670's? And drop the SSD and go with a 1TB HDD?
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July 30, 2012 8:29:00 PM

i7 3770k
Corsair 500R
Corsair HX850
G.Skill ARES 1600 8 GB
Samsung 830 SSD 128
1 TB WD Black HDD
Hyper Evo 212
Gigabyte UD5H Z77
2X EVGA GTX 670 SLI
MX-4 TIM
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July 30, 2012 9:20:04 PM

I said drop one 670 so that makes 2 670's. Will a 212 get me to 5 GHz?
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July 30, 2012 9:43:01 PM

^ LOL! OP you won't hit 5.0GHZ on ivy without a custom loop meaning water cooling and even then nothing is for sure depends on if you get lucky and get a good chip also it half to be a good $300 or $400 set up a rasa kit won't cut it.However if your willing to settle for 4.5-4.7GHZ the NHD-14 could work for you.
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July 30, 2012 9:50:42 PM

SLi 2x 670 and keep the SSD, in fact, go bigger.
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July 30, 2012 11:50:30 PM

Ok. With water cooling could I reach 4.3? This is a build i had in mind:
Core i7 3770K $340
2x EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB $820
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA1155 $200
G. SKILL Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 16GB $105
Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000watt $130
Cavier Green 2TB $120
ThermalTake Level 10 GT $250
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit $100
ThermalTake Water 2.0 PRO $100
Cheap Optical Drive
$2065 with shipping and before rebates.
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July 30, 2012 11:53:38 PM

Quote:
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I thought about that motherboard and PSU..
everyone and their grandmother has the Hyper 212 / Evo.
i like to be original.



well you know that saying "follow the crowd"!
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July 31, 2012 12:03:57 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
Ok. With water cooling could I reach 4.3? This is a build i had in mind:
Core i7 3770K $340
2x EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB $820
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA1155 $200
G. SKILL Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 16GB $105
Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000watt $130
Cavier Green 2TB $120
ThermalTake Level 10 GT $250
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit $100
ThermalTake Water 2.0 PRO $100
Cheap Optical Drive
$2065 with shipping and before rebates.
That build looks alright get a different PSU though and yes you should be able to hit 4.3GHZ maybe even 4.5GHZ with that closed loop. ;) 
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July 31, 2012 12:13:14 AM

bigcyco1 said:
That build looks alright get a different PSU though and yes you should be able to hit 4.3GHZ maybe even 4.5GHZ with that closed loop. ;) 



with a WC loop you can get 4.7 -4.8 comfortably
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July 31, 2012 12:18:38 AM

bigcyco1 said:
That build looks alright get a different PSU though and yes you should be able to hit 4.3GHZ maybe even 4.5GHZ with that closed loop. ;) 

What is wrong with Rosewill? Just wondering.
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July 31, 2012 12:38:00 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
What is wrong with Rosewill? Just wondering.
That one is not very good nothing wrong with allot of there PSU are very good just that one is not and besides that as much money as your spending you should not risk buying a iffy PSU i recommend any of these This one i am only recommending because it's only 199.99 but you don't need a 1050W
PSU:SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PSU:Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:NZXT HALE90-850-M 850W ATX 12V v2.2, EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PSU:XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
JonnyGuru.com Recommended



PSU:CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 31, 2012 12:39:07 AM

nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670. Add 170W for SLI & recommended is 670W.
http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...


For testing conducted for SLI 670, the resulting system consumption for SLI is 433W of which 293W are attributed to the gpu cards.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-2-and-3wa...


Just as another example though these are not 100% reliable i also use this psu calculator considering your components, the result is 664W (overclocked processor & used 680x2 to simulate gpu OC:
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


All points out to 850W being more than enough.
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July 31, 2012 1:09:01 AM

redeemer said:
with a WC loop you can get 4.7 -4.8 comfortably
Depends on ivy only closed loops that can keep temps under control on that high of a oc are H-100 and Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System i seriously doubt any other closed loops could get the job done on ivy @4.8ghz i will believe it when i see it lol.
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July 31, 2012 3:39:55 AM

I'll do the Antec High Current Gamer. How much is a H100?
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July 31, 2012 4:01:23 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
I'll do the Antec High Current Gamer. How much is a H100?
If you live near any tigerdirect you can get it for $99.99 if not then it cost like $109.99 or $119.99 depending where you buy it from newegg sells it for $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 31, 2012 5:07:56 AM

Ok that's a great price! Never new Ivy Bridge was hard to overclock. I build AMD usually cause it's cheaper lol.
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July 31, 2012 5:43:41 AM

SLI 670 is a waste of $ for 1080p. Either get a 2560x1440 monitor or don't SLI at all. Get one 670. It is all you ever will need for 1080p.
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July 31, 2012 6:24:54 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
Ok that's a great price! Never new Ivy Bridge was hard to overclock. I build AMD usually cause it's cheaper lol.
:lol:  it's not that's it's hard to it's because ivy runs so hot at high overclocks that's what i hate about ivy :pfff:  other than that it's a top notch CPU way better than anything AMD could dream to be able to do.
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July 31, 2012 6:25:12 AM

It runs hot at high voltages, not high OCs.
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July 31, 2012 6:29:31 AM

azeem40 said:
It runs hot at high voltages, not high OCs.
Correct but it takes high voltages, to get high OCs out of it from what i seen and heard :( 
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July 31, 2012 6:34:32 AM

I have gotten 4.5 GHz on stock voltage.
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July 31, 2012 6:38:35 AM

azeem40 said:
I have gotten 4.5 GHz on stock voltage.
:o  nice
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July 31, 2012 6:24:43 PM

I have a question. For a GPU I was wondering if I should SLI 660Ti's? It's specs are the same as the 670 just a 192 bit bus. I knew that before the the article on this website. It's getting released in August. I've heard the 7th and sometime during GamesCon.
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July 31, 2012 6:29:54 PM

1.3v should be the default as it was on mine.
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July 31, 2012 6:47:35 PM

I say still go with one 680. Same price maybe, one pci-e slot, easier on the cooling, retain upgrade path. Performance TBD, but hey, you only need 30fps abs min 60fps min goal.

@Verbalizer, is that You?

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July 31, 2012 7:50:02 PM

azeem40 said:
SLI 670 is a waste of $ for 1080p. Either get a 2560x1440 monitor or don't SLI at all. Get one 670. It is all you ever will need for 1080p.

This is just kind of silly (and you know it :)  ). If you're spending $2500 then of course you get 2x 670, and they have PLENTY to do at 1080p.
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