Is this a good gaming build?

HELLO...


Approximate Purchase Date: in the next 10 days

Budget Range: <1600$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,video editing,rendering

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com

Location: dubai , middle east

Parts Preferences: intel , nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: laptop is not enough any more


I was wondering if this is a good gaming build or not?

mobo

ASUS Maximus V Formula
http://www.amazon.com/Maximus-FORMULA-Extended-SupremeFX-Motherboard/dp/B008CJ1KAA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344756103&sr=8-1&keywords=maximus+v+formula
cpu

Intel Core i7-3770K
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-3770K-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B007SZ0EOW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756141&sr=1-1&keywords=Intel+Core+i7-3770Kgpu

MSI gtx 680 TWIN FROZR
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N680GTX-Twin-Frozr-2GD5/dp/B007V9JL1C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756164&sr=1-1&keywords=MSI+gtx+680+TWIN+FROZR

ram

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600mHz-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756195&sr=1-1&keywords=Corsair+Vengeance+Blue+8+GB

cpu cooler

H100
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Extreme-Performance-Liquid-CWCH100/dp/B0051U7HMS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756232&sr=1-1&keywords=H100

ssd

Crucial 128 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT128M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JKZI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756264&sr=1-1&keywords=Crucial+128+GB

case

phantom white

PSU

seasonic 850W <<is enough for future sli ?

no monitor also no HDD needed

PSU and case will be bought locally due to high cost of shipping

budget <1600

please help, thanx.
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  1. That is enough for a future sli also an i5-3750k is a better CPU for the job.

    Here's my 1500 dollar build add a better PSU, subtract HDD, and take off the hyper 212 evo and add the h100 and bravo!

    My Build


    *redid the link
  2. This is funny this link brings me to a nearly 8k build of mine.
  3. Anyone can fix a newegg wishlist. :P
  4. Haha I wanna try :bounce:
  5. MaidenBoots said:
    That is enough for a future sli also an i5-3750k is a better CPU for the job.

    Here's my 1500 dollar build add a better PSU, subtract HDD, and take off the hyper 212 evo and add the h100 and bravo!

    My Build


    *redid the link


    thanx for the replay but i never mentioned the hyper 212 evo and is the seasonic not good or the 850W not enough?
  6. *updated the thread*

    i cant buy from newegg do to location
  7. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=

    Add the last few numbers to your saved wishlist and it is fixed.
  8. miky_montella said:
    thanx for the replay but i never mentioned the hyper 212 evo and is the seasonic not good or the 850W not enough?

    That's just what I'm doing for my 1500 dollar build its just some suggestens and sorry bout the no newegg thing where can you buy from.
  9. oh i see...

    i only can buy from amazon << cuz of the global visa thing
  10. miky_montella said:
    HELLO...


    Approximate Purchase Date: in the next 10 days

    Budget Range: <1600$

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,video editing,rendering

    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Do you need to buy OS: No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com

    Location: dubai , middle east

    Parts Preferences: intel , nvidia

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

    Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: laptop is not enough any more


    I was wondering if this is a good gaming build or not?

    mobo

    ASUS Maximus V Formula
    http://www.amazon.com/Maximus-FORMULA-Extended-SupremeFX-Motherboard/dp/B008CJ1KAA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344756103&sr=8-1&keywords=maximus+v+formula
    cpu

    Intel Core i7-3770K
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-3770K-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B007SZ0EOW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756141&sr=1-1&keywords=Intel+Core+i7-3770Kgpu

    MSI gtx 680 TWIN FROZR
    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N680GTX-Twin-Frozr-2GD5/dp/B007V9JL1C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756164&sr=1-1&keywords=MSI+gtx+680+TWIN+FROZR

    ram

    Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600mHz-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756195&sr=1-1&keywords=Corsair+Vengeance+Blue+8+GB

    cpu cooler

    H100
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Extreme-Performance-Liquid-CWCH100/dp/B0051U7HMS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756232&sr=1-1&keywords=H100

    ssd

    Crucial 128 GB
    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT128M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JKZI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344756264&sr=1-1&keywords=Crucial+128+GB

    case

    phantom white

    PSU

    seasonic 850W <<is enough for future sli ?

    no monitor also no HDD needed

    PSU and case will be bought locally due to high cost of shipping

    budget <1600

    please help, thanx.

    I would look at these changes.

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-Motherboard-P8Z77-V-PLUS/dp/B0082JRACM/ref=sr_1_26?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344765955&sr=1-26&keywords=Intel $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS DDR3 2400 Intel ? LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V LE PLUS

    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-P8Z77-V/dp/B007G51UWY/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344765879&sr=1-1&keywords=Intel $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-1600mhz-PC3-12800/dp/B0058J1QYC/ref=sr_1_11?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344767157&sr=1-11 $94.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair 16 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz PC3-12800 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit 16 Dual Channel Kit - CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=gtx+670 <----- GTX 670 (EVGA, Gigabyte, Asus, or MSI) 750w psu for two of those cards in SLI.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Heatsink-Technology-RR-T812-24PK-R1/dp/B007WPHXIS/ref=sr_1_48?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344767773&sr=1-48&keywords=CPU%2Bcooler $66.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Heatsink Cooling Pad with Vapor Chamber Technology (RR-T812-24PK-R1)

    http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC128B-WW/dp/B0077CR60Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344767855&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+128gb+ssd $100.55 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW
  11. Why_Me said:
    I would look at these changes.

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-Motherboard-P8Z77-V-PLUS/dp/B0082JRACM/ref=sr_1_26?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344765955&sr=1-26&keywords=Intel $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS DDR3 2400 Intel ? LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V LE PLUS

    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-P8Z77-V/dp/B007G51UWY/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344765879&sr=1-1&keywords=Intel $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-1600mhz-PC3-12800/dp/B0058J1QYC/ref=sr_1_11?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344767157&sr=1-11 $94.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair 16 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz PC3-12800 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit 16 Dual Channel Kit - CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=gtx+670 <----- GTX 670 (EVGA, Gigabyte, Asus, or MSI) 750w psu for two of those cards in SLI.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Heatsink-Technology-RR-T812-24PK-R1/dp/B007WPHXIS/ref=sr_1_48?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344767773&sr=1-48&keywords=CPU%2Bcooler $66.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Heatsink Cooling Pad with Vapor Chamber Technology (RR-T812-24PK-R1)

    http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC128B-WW/dp/B0077CR60Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344767855&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+128gb+ssd $100.55 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW


    why would you change the motherboard?? and no water cooling?

    thnx for the reply
  12. miky_montella said:
    why would you change the motherboard?? and no water cooling?

    thnx for the reply


    Because that board you have up there is extremely expensive and you can easily get a board that will suffice while leaving you money to put somewhere else. Like a larger SSD and more RAM (16GB). 240GB - 256GB SSD. Sandisk has the extreme 240GB for under $200.

    http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_LE_PLUS/ <----- ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS

    http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V/ <----- ASUS P8Z77-V


    Here's one of several reviews on that CM cpu heat sink I linked. Cheaper yet just as effective.

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2654 <----- 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


    Here's a review with benches to show you what paying $100 less gets you. I'l use the MSI card for example although it's pretty much the same results with the Gigabyte, Asus and EVGA cards.


    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power-edition-oc-review/ <----- review with benchmarks

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/ <----- review with benchmarks
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