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August 11, 2012 1:24:27 AM

So this is what I got so far in my build. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Was wondering first of all if there will be any problems with those components working together. Also wondering what a good case and power supply for that build would be.

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August 11, 2012 2:10:41 AM

i can probably do the same job for cheaper

give me your budget, what parts you need, where do you live (country), intended use, and future upgradability options (crossfire, SLI, overclocking)

ill build you a nice rig
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August 11, 2012 5:41:14 AM

( Sorry about not doing the template at first. Just got off work so brain not up to speed... )

Approximate Purchase Date: Beginning of September.

Budget Range: $2000 at the most

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming such as diablo 3, BF3 and Minecraft. / Also making music.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Would prefer to stay with Intel but wouldn't mind looking at options. Want to stick to Nvidia for graphics card.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes ( Want the option but don't require 2 cards right off the bat )

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200 x2 ( Would like to upgrade this later on )

Additional Comments: Would prefer not to have to have a system that required liquid cooling to overclock but again I will look at all the options. Also would like 16 gigs of RAM with the option to expand.
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August 11, 2012 6:21:45 AM

First off, the i7 isn't needed for gaming. These are typically only used for heavy video rendering and 3d modeling. You could also save $100 on each gtx 680 by getting the gtx 670 instead. The gtx 670 and 680 are very similar in performance; very minute differences.

The mobo is extremely overkill. You can get the same performance and features for much less. The ASrock z77 extreme4 or it's gigabyte equivalent will suit all your needs. They are excellent products sold by reputable companies. The asus maximus boards are given those "cool" names to serve as a marketing technique so that they may sell those mobos for more money.

You're more than welcome to add 16gb or more of RAM; however, I will say that it isn't needed...especially for gaming. 8gb is more than enough for gaming and your other tasks. 16gb would be ideal for video editing work.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($392.39 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($392.39 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1679.49
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-11 02:18 EDT-0400)

I included two gtx 670s simply because your budget could handle it. You're more than welcome to wait on the second gtx 670 until you absolutely need it. I would also like to add that it wouldn't be a good idea to play FPS games such as BF3 on a multi-monitor setup. You typically run into situations where you believe you're getting headshots...when in reality, you're actually missing the guy completely. If you're not very competitive and you only play for fun, then I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Hope this helps; good luck!
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August 11, 2012 6:49:09 AM

Thank you for all the information! Quick questions though I will probably go with your suggested build. I have heard that a full tower is better then a mid tower for air flow to keep things cool. And also I want the multi-monitor mostly since I multi-task a lot when I am playing games such as minecraft and SWTOR and just for general surfing. The multi-monitor set up won't mess with BF3 as long as I only play on 1 monitor right?
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August 11, 2012 6:55:29 AM

http://www.directcanada.com <------ Free Shipping on orders over $50

http://www.bestdirect.ca <------ Free Shipping on orders over $80

Add a case to this build. This build allows you to add another one of those GTX 670's later on in SLI.


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC1911&v... $119.28
XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&v... $145.81 MIR $125.81
ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/242391/BX80637I53570K... $224.69
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237385/RR-212E-20PK-R... $29.15
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235860/CML16GX3M4A160... $99.99
Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Low Profile Blue 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory Kit

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $17.58
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&v... $79.79
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12410DR9638&v... $200.56
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 SF-2281 SSD Drive R/555MB/S W/510MB/S With Upgrade Bundle Kit

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/243162/GV-N670OC-2GD/... $391.80
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 980MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $97.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

Total: $1,406.64 *not including mail in rebates


*** For a more extreme over clock and a mobo with more features then look at this board and cpu h/s down below.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD6646&v... $181.63
ASUS P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC2901&v... $66.13
Coolermaster Tpc 812 Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber AM2/AM3/LGA775/1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM Fan

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=265... <----- review of that CM cpu h/s @ Frosty Tech

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <----- that same CM cpu h/s on Frosty Tech's Top 5 list


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8815&v... $128.80
Coolermaster HAF XM ATX Mid Tower Case Black 3X5.25 8X3.5INT Red LED Light *No PSU*

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC4737&v... $12.08
Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED Case Fan

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case along with links to professional online reviews


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950MN9866&v... $141.02 MIR $131.02
ASUS VE228H 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 LED Backlit 5MS 10M:1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA
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August 11, 2012 7:24:00 AM

Well thank you both for all the information! Think I am going to sleep and then spend tomorow going through it tomorrow.
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August 11, 2012 1:57:57 PM

go for a GTX 670 GTX 680 are about the same the GTX 670 are all so a lot cheaper
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August 11, 2012 4:07:50 PM

very nice build deusares
Go with the twin 670s now LEBH and the case chosen has excellent airflow.
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August 11, 2012 4:24:12 PM

LEBH said:
Thank you for all the information! Quick questions though I will probably go with your suggested build. I have heard that a full tower is better then a mid tower for air flow to keep things cool. And also I want the multi-monitor mostly since I multi-task a lot when I am playing games such as minecraft and SWTOR and just for general surfing. The multi-monitor set up won't mess with BF3 as long as I only play on 1 monitor right?


Depends on the case. Not always is a full tower better than a mid tower. Research some cases yourself. Keep in mind this is your build. You're gonna want to get something that you find appealing. Just make sure it has high air flow and possibly some rubber grommets on the inside for cable management.

Yup, one monitor would be good enough for BF3. If you do run a triple monitor setup in the future, you could still try it out. Some people have very different experiences with it.
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August 11, 2012 4:38:21 PM
October 10, 2012 5:16:29 AM

Best answer selected by LEBH.
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