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July 31, 2012 7:57:24 PM

I need the best possible gaming rig with $2700. And I mean the best possible even if it means being OVERKILL. The best possible in everything within my budget that means processor, MoBo and ESPECIALLY GPU's etc.

So please I need the best possible so every penny was worth it.

Even if it's overkill I don't care as long as it's the BEST POSSIBLE within my budget.


And again THE BEST POSSIBLE I DON'T CARE IF IT'S OVERKILL

The reason why I said the best so much because I did this before and the best I got was a sli 670 build with a i5. Not even a good i5. I know 670's will max out everything but I play with enb's crazy graphics mod's and everything turned on.

Thank you NC

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July 31, 2012 10:21:07 PM

Well the best gaming build that you can get would be built with an i5 and, without worrying about cost, probably a 690.

Try this build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dwMu
August 1, 2012 12:12:57 AM

cranked said:
Well the best gaming build that you can get would be built with an i5 and, without worrying about cost, probably a 690.

Try this build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dwMu



Thanks like the build, it doesn't have to be an i5 processor, I'd rather have an i7 but whichever gives the best performance.

I was thinking an i7 3770k but if there's anything with better performance and overclocking at the same price or a little more then I'd go with that.

Unless it is...!A...M...D! ... I have a bad history with amd :pfff: 

Makes me sick :fou: 
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August 1, 2012 1:36:50 AM

With the budget you have and wanting the best, why not go full out with an X79 based board with an i7-3930K.

That is if you don't care about the electric bill. LGA 2011 i7's have a 130W TDP and take a lot more juice to run, especially if overclocking.

When the Ivy-Bridge based LGA 2011 models come out they will be more efficient.
August 1, 2012 3:23:06 AM

The difference between the i5-3570k and the i7-3770k in gaming is not worth the extra cost.

If you use the laptop for more intensive programs than gaming, then the i7 may be worth it, but why waste the money.

@cranked's recommendation, the rest seems like a solid build. Also personally, I would grab a 670 over a 690. But for me it just seems that the 690 is overkill for games. I'll leave that one up to you. Maybe even a 680?

Also do you need anything else, monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse?
August 1, 2012 5:23:56 PM

anti-painkilla said:
The difference between the i5-3570k and the i7-3770k in gaming is not worth the extra cost.

If you use the laptop for more intensive programs than gaming, then the i7 may be worth it, but why waste the money.

@cranked's recommendation, the rest seems like a solid build. Also personally, I would grab a 670 over a 690. But for me it just seems that the 690 is overkill for games. I'll leave that one up to you. Maybe even a 680?

Also do you need anything else, monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse?



Nope just the system no monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse.

I changed my mind what about i7 2700k since you can easily get to 5.0ghz. What about the i7 3930k can you easily get to 5.0ghz on that???

Dual 670's beat a 690. I really like the 690 it's my favourite card. But like I said before I like to play with enb's and graphics mods which severely hinder's the fps. So I either need 2 680's or 3 670's.

But I don't think you can do a 680 sli or 670 tri sli build with an i7 3930k within my budget :(  Unless someone can up with that build with my budget.
August 1, 2012 5:28:03 PM

ryanrich83 said:
With the budget you have and wanting the best, why not go full out with an X79 based board with an i7-3930K.

That is if you don't care about the electric bill. LGA 2011 i7's have a 130W TDP and take a lot more juice to run, especially if overclocking.

When the Ivy-Bridge based LGA 2011 models come out they will be more efficient.



When IB 2011 sockets come out, Haswell will be out no sense in doing that.

I vote the 3570k It out performs the i7`s in gaming anyways
a c 271 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 5:33:24 PM

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I changed my mind what about i7 2700k since you can easily get to 5.0ghz. What about the i7 3930k can you easily get to 5.0ghz on that???


It's not worth paying the money for the 3930K, IMO - unless you're using it for photo / video editing. Games won't make use of the extra cores.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($141.99 @ 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)
Total: $1799.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 13:32 EDT-0400)
August 1, 2012 5:34:11 PM

Shockattackr said:
When IB 2011 sockets come out, Haswell will be out no sense in doing that.

I vote the 3570k It out performs the i7`s in gaming anyways


Not really you can overclock i7's way way higher then 3570k.

Anyone give me a i7 3930k with 3 670's or 2 680's within my budget???????????
August 1, 2012 5:41:32 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:
I changed my mind what about i7 2700k since you can easily get to 5.0ghz. What about the i7 3930k can you easily get to 5.0ghz on that???


It's not worth paying the money for the 3930K, IMO - unless you're using it for photo / video editing. Games won't make use of the extra cores.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($141.99 @ 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)
Total: $1799.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 13:32 EDT-0400)



What about an i7 2700k with 3 670's??? anyone come up with a build???
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 5:41:39 PM

I highly recommend listening to the advice given instead of brushing it off. You came here for help, so either take it or leave it.

HT actually hurts performance since the technology is not yet used in games.
August 1, 2012 5:42:20 PM

3 670`s is pointless, unless you have like 4+ screens, your pretty much sending everything into overkill
August 1, 2012 5:43:47 PM

Need a super great air cooler for i7 2700k 5.0ghz
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 5:47:49 PM

No reason to get an i7 for gaming. An i5 will perform BETTER.
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 5:48:23 PM

do a i5 3570k with 3x670(will give quite a lot of fps on a 1080p monitor for BF3)

heres a video from linus tech tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynqNCcVBd0E

i would just start off with 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD(since you have mods you can just add more space later)

for MOBO
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QWIA52/?tag=pcpapi-20
this is priced pretty nice for a 3 slot MOBO

all you really need is 8GB of ram at 1600, if you have extra cash to spare you can always go up to 2133 speed instead(might require you to go into BIOS and overclock)

CASE: im a fan of 500R and it will be able to fit 3x670 and it has lots of space and great cooling(no need for extra fans)

3x670 here
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71941&vpn=02G-P4-2678-...
roughly $1200

even tho all of this is overkill i have you have 1 bad ass monitor to make all of this actually do something

like if you just got 1x1080p 60Hz monitor you can pretty much pull off any game with 60+ modes(including skyrim) and get around 50-60 FPS

if you have 3x1080p or a 120+Hz monitor that will be a different story
August 1, 2012 5:52:37 PM

Shockattackr said:
3 670`s is pointless, unless you have like 4+ screens, your pretty much sending everything into overkill


I play with super enb's and everything turned on. I had a gigabyte 680 superclocked with an enb graphic's mods and everything and it gave 30-40fps on SKYRIM!!! You can even find video's on youtube the guy had 27-40fps!!!



So I need 2 680's OR 3 670's.
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 5:55:10 PM

He's asked this topic before I believe. BTW, 2 670s are just as good as 2 680s, only a 5% difference between the two GPUs.

@ Shock: 12 what?
August 1, 2012 5:55:15 PM

Also, the Naked eye cant see any differences past 30 FPS

AND using Fraps or any Video recording software will hinder ingame FPS
a c 271 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 5:55:21 PM

boulbox said:
do a i5 3570k with 3x670(will give quite a lot of fps on a 1080p monitor for BF3)

heres a video from linus tech tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynqNCcVBd0E

i would just start off with 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD(since you have mods you can just add more space later)

for MOBO
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QWIA52/?tag=pcpapi-20
this is priced pretty nice for a 3 slot MOBO

all you really need is 8GB of ram at 1600, if you have extra cash to spare you can always go up to 2133 speed instead(might require you to go into BIOS and overclock)

CASE: im a fan of 500R and it will be able to fit 3x670 and it has lots of space and great cooling(no need for extra fans)

3x670 here
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71941&vpn=02G-P4-2678-...
roughly $1200

even tho all of this is overkill i have you have 1 bad ass monitor to make all of this actually do something

like if you just got 1x1080p 60Hz monitor you can pretty much pull off any game with 60+ modes(including skyrim) and get around 50-60 FPS

if you have 3x1080p or a 120+Hz monitor that will be a different story


The 500R is a great case, I'm a fan of the NZXT Switch 810 though as well.

With the build I posted you could get a couple of really nice ultra high res monitors and still come in way under budget.
August 1, 2012 5:57:40 PM

Quote:
dude, Go with the bloody i5 3570k instead of being a prick and brushing OUR wisdom, the Collective as a whole said go with i5 3570k with an CM 212 evo or 212+

I think the collective have a more understanding then 1 single person



i5 3570k overheats with overclocking the max is 4.6ghz. An i7 2700k get's to 5.2ghz maybe higher. I know you have more wisdom thats why posted this but i7 2700k overclock's way higher.
August 1, 2012 5:57:42 PM

azeem40 said:
He's asked this topic before I believe. BTW, 2 670s are just as good as 2 680s, only a 5% difference between the two GPUs.

@ Shock: 12 what?



12 year old
August 1, 2012 6:06:08 PM

I really don't care about efficiency or my electric bill
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 6:07:09 PM

Do you even know what overheating means? It means when the max temp does to TJMAX. IB doesn't need to OC high to match SB in an OC. 4.6 GHz on SB equals 4.3 GHz on IB, and that OC doesn't cause any overheating.
August 1, 2012 6:13:15 PM

azeem40 said:
Do you even know what overheating means? It means when the max temp does to TJMAX. IB doesn't need to OC high to match SB in an OC. 4.6 GHz on SB equals 4.3 GHz on IB, and that OC doesn't cause any overheating.



5.0ghz still beats the i5 3570k at 4.6ghz
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 6:14:45 PM

You do know of the term diminishing returns, right? Anything SB after 4.5 Ghz is pointless and will not increase fps noticeably.
August 1, 2012 6:26:18 PM

azeem40 said:
You do know of the term diminishing returns, right? Anything SB after 4.5 Ghz is pointless and will not increase fps noticeably.



I've been told the i7 2700k performs better then the i5 3570k at gaming. Can you explain how the 3570k performs better at gaming, taking efficiency at of the question.
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 6:29:00 PM

Like Is said, hypethreading can hurt performance since games are not utilizing Hyperthreading.
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 7:31:12 PM

ok even if you do get an i7 2700k, you are pretty much putting in an extra $100 just for hyper threading that games do not even use

and if it does give more performance all it will be is maybe +1 fps which is not worth it and you would rather just put that extra $100 into a stronger GPU
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Leaves room for Windows and a game and taxes if applicable. What's a gaming system with out a game. Right?
August 1, 2012 8:03:37 PM

Sigh
Knock off the I7 get an i5 3570k
Knock off the Blu ray burner (saves you another 60ish dollars)
knock of 8GB ram ( Use Corsair Vengeance or G Skill Ripjaws at same speed)
1000 watt overkill, probs need maybe 850 most
Get Rid of the 690 cuz 2x 670's will kick its ass for cheaper

there saved you like 300 dollars
August 1, 2012 8:21:58 PM

Shockattackr said:
Sigh
Knock off the I7 get an i5 3570k
Knock off the Blu ray burner (saves you another 60ish dollars)
knock of 8GB ram ( Use Corsair Vengeance or G Skill Ripjaws at same speed)
1000 watt overkill, probs need maybe 850 most
Get Rid of the 690 cuz 2x 670's will kick its ass for cheaper

there saved you like 300 dollars
Read the OP. MOST BESTEST. If the OP get a few more bucks, then your set for SLI 690's. I agree with four of your five lines, but that was not was asked of us in the OP.
August 1, 2012 8:24:57 PM

but im looking at this from a Practical perspective
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