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Ready to buy TONIGHT!! Last minute suggestions needed

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August 3, 2012 2:42:54 AM

Hey guys,

Im back from Afghanistan, *** is in the cart...need any last minute suggestion before I commit. This is strictly a gaming machine! and look at my E-peen. Let me know what you would do different. Thanks!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1049.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($166.92 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00510100-R3U1 Wireless Laser Mouse ($108.84 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Nostromo Game Pad
Total: $2272.67
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-02 22:43 EDT-0400)

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August 3, 2012 2:48:25 AM

Strictly gaming? You went a bit overboard. Get the CPU and mobo at Microcenter. You'll save $80. 16GB is too much. Get 8GB. You can get a better case than the HAF X for the price, and the GPU is good, but what res. do you play at? And what games do you plan on playing? If you play at high res.(2560x1600 or the like), get two 7970's in Crossfire. They beat the 690. If you play at 1080p, just get a 680.
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August 3, 2012 2:52:52 AM

if your buying the SSD today theres actually a special deal on Buydig.com on the samsung 830 series

Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 256GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit Here Coupon: SSD2145 - Total = $219 + FS (thank you reddit buildapcsales)


(the n models are built for notebooks, but spec wise, there is no difference between the N and D models i think)
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August 3, 2012 2:54:20 AM

Right now I play on a 40" LED LCD, I have my apt set up for gaming. RAM is cheap enough that 16gb is fine. I like the HAF X for the space for water cooling. I am trying to future proof a bit. I want to do a triple monitor set up at some point. Not a fan of ATI gpu's. I am playing Skyrim right now, mainly going to be MMORPGs
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August 3, 2012 2:55:24 AM

obsama1 said:
Strictly gaming? You went a bit overboard. Get the CPU and mobo at Microcenter. You'll save $80. 16GB is too much. Get 8GB. You can get a better case than the HAF X for the price, and the GPU is good, but what res. do you play at? And what games do you plan on playing? If you play at high res.(2560x1600 or the like), get two 7970's in Crossfire. They beat the 690. If you play at 1080p, just get a 680.


oh?

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August 3, 2012 3:01:29 AM

huntrik said:
Right now I play on a 40" LED LCD, I have my apt set up for gaming. RAM is cheap enough that 16gb is fine. I like the HAF X for the space for water cooling. I am trying to future proof a bit. I want to do a triple monitor set up at some point. Not a fan of ATI gpu's. I am playing Skyrim right now, mainly going to be MMORPGs

get a hard drive to save some wear and tear on that SSD by moving your User files; music, videos and such along with the windows swap file. SSDs life expectancy is measured in writes so the less you write unnecessarily to it the longer it will last.
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August 3, 2012 3:01:47 AM

in battlefields case, i can see the GTX 680/690 doing better due to it being Battlefield. Im going to make the assumption that the skyrim one is one of the older tested ones, as 12.7 gave the 7970 an 18% boost in performance on skyrim
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August 3, 2012 3:07:55 AM

Anonymous said:
get a hard drive to save some wear and tear on that SSD by moving your User files; music, videos and such along with the windows swap file. SSDs life expectancy is measured in writes so the less you write unnecessarily to it the longer it will last.


Im getting a 2-3TB storage drive, the 256GB is for OS and 1 or 2 games ONLY
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August 3, 2012 3:08:29 AM

If only for the OS and 1-2 games, then a 64GB drive is more than enough.
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August 3, 2012 3:09:09 AM

Or 90GB to give you a bit of room.
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August 3, 2012 3:09:09 AM

What cables or accesories do you think I may need too? I would hate to get everthing and then not be able to put it together
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August 3, 2012 3:09:22 AM

huntrik said:
Im getting a 2-3TB storage drive, the 256GB is for OS and 1 or 2 games ONLY

that is most excellent.
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August 3, 2012 3:09:29 AM

obsama1 said:
Those were before the 12.7 drivers. The 12.7 drivers improve the performance a LOT. The 7970 GHz beats the 680 at 1600p, and and is righr below the 690. If that is the case, then 2x 7970's should beat the 690.

http://media.bestofmicro.com/A/V/342535/original/metro%...

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cherry pick much?
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August 3, 2012 3:10:07 AM

The parts all come with the cables. The DVD drive has an included SATA cable, the mobo has SATA cables, etc. All you need is a screwdriver, and if you so desire, an anti-static wriststrap.
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August 3, 2012 3:12:02 AM

Yes, I think that would be good.
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August 3, 2012 3:13:21 AM

obsama1 said:
The parts all come with the cables. The DVD drive has an included SATA cable, the mobo has SATA cables, etc. All you need is a screwdriver, and if you so desire, an anti-static wriststrap.



I heard that my 24 pin might not be long enough due to the size of that case and thought maybe I should get and extention
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August 3, 2012 3:15:13 AM

if you want the 128gb model for the same sale i posted above its

Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 128GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Single Unit [1] Here Coupon: SSD204 - Total = $89 + FS
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August 3, 2012 3:16:07 AM

Touche. I'm phasing out, LOL. Well, in any case, a 680/690 will play any game that the OP wants.
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August 3, 2012 3:19:47 AM

if cost isnt much of a problem with the 24 pin extender, you can always pay the luxury fee for a bitfenix alchemy cable extension(comes in most of the colors of the rainbow)
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August 3, 2012 3:22:00 AM

dudewitbow said:
if cost isnt much of a problem with the 24 pin extender, you can always pay the luxury fee for a bitfenix alchemy cable extension(comes in most of the colors of the rainbow)



Link?
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