$2500 Gaming Build

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!!!!!
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  1. I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse. I'd prefer an i7 CPU. Thanks for the fast replay though!
  2. How about 2 GTX 670's? And drop the SSD and go with a 1TB HDD?
  3. And drop 1 670.
  4. 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
  5. I said drop one 670 so that makes 2 670's. Will a 212 get me to 5 GHz?
  6. ^ 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.
  7. SLi 2x 670 and keep the SSD, in fact, go bigger.
  8. 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.
  9. Quote:
    ^
    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"!
  10. 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. ;)
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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=N82E16817151110#top


    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=N82E16817151108#top


    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=N82E16817371050#top

    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=N82E16817116012#top


    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=N82E16817207011#top
    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=N82E16817139015#top

    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=N82E16817139011#top
  14. 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#pdpContent=2


    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-3way-sli-review/4


    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.
  15. 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.
  16. I'll do the Antec High Current Gamer. How much is a H100?
  17. 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=N82E16835181017
  18. Ok that's a great price! Never new Ivy Bridge was hard to overclock. I build AMD usually cause it's cheaper lol.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. It runs hot at high voltages, not high OCs.
  22. 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 :(
  23. I have gotten 4.5 GHz on stock voltage.
  24. azeem40 said:
    I have gotten 4.5 GHz on stock voltage.
    :o nice
  25. 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.
  26. 1.3v should be the default as it was on mine.
  27. 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?
  28. 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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