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August 15, 2012 8:26:56 AM

Confession: I have already ordered this and my buddy is assembling it for my fiance (I am out of the country, its a present). Just looking for advice on what I could have done different. The biggest thing I realized after the parts had been ordered was that I probably should have gone with the GTX670 not 680 because it was $140 more for not very much performance.

Will be used to drive 2560x1600 resolution and 2 1680x1050 resolution monitors. Gaming will only be done on the 30" not spread across. Games will be Diablo 3, WoW and CoD mostly.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K Overclocked to 4.5Ghz - $230
Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ 120mm - $30
Mobo: ASRock LGA 1155 Performance ATX Motherboard - $140
Memory: 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) - $120
Video: GTX680 4GB - $560
SSD: Crucial M4 256GB - $170
HD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $85
Optical: DVD-RW Burner - $20
PSU: 1000W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply - $125
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred - $100

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August 15, 2012 10:04:10 AM

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assembling it for my fiance (I am out of the country, its a present).


i suppose you are guy, if your fiance is a gamer girl you got the best fiance in the world!!! my wife is well...not very good with tech stuff and she calls me immature when she sees me playing :( 

back to the topic.

a Single GTX 680 is OK for 2560x1600 gaming, you could have cut cost in a few parts to be able to fit dual GTX 670s....that would have been a lot better!

my rating--- 1= 3870k with a 6670 and 10= i7 3960x with quad GTX 680s

i give your PC a 6.7
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August 15, 2012 10:44:36 AM

Yea, I considered the dual 670 option but I figured better value in getting a single 680 now giving me a great way to upgrade in 9-12 months by adding another 680 when they are down to $250 or so each. If I got dual 670s now I would be stuck having to replace both cards when its time.

Wehn yu say a single 680 is ok for gaming at 2560x1600, I assume it will still run D3 and CoD at max settings with good framerates right? Maybe not with max AA but I assume otherwise fine? Ive heard it wont run BF3 at max settings but then again I hear that game is abursdly gpu intensive.
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August 15, 2012 12:43:25 PM

If its just a gaming PC, it is quite overkill in many places.

An i7's Hyperthreading isn't utilized while gaming, an i5 would have been plenty sufficient.

212 EVO, not 212+. EVO has better base-plate with wider heatpipes, leads to much better idle temps mainly.

The Extreme4 costs the same as that performance board, and has proper support for Crossfire/SLI and two more SATAIII ports.

16GB is way too much for a gaming rig, and 2133mhz isnt worth the price increase compared to 1600Mhz. 8GB of 1600Mhz would be plenty for a gaming rig.

The GTX670 shares the same GPU from the 680, if they are clocked identically, they will perform identically. Also since it says 4GB I assume its EVGA? I avoid EVGA since they use reference design cooling, which is louder and runs hotter compared to custom. Also once you start gaming across multiple monitors, AMD cards such as the HD7970 become better options.

Why such a large SSD?

Spinpoints perform worse than Seagate Barracuda's and Caviar Blacks. I would have recommended the Seagate Barracuda.

1000W is very overkill, much more than you need. You could get away with dual Crossfire/SLI on a good 650W unit. And for $125, I cant imagine its from a good brand like Corsair or Seasonic.

Case is actually pretty good.

Wow, that was brutal. Nothing personal, just lots of feedback :??:  .
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August 15, 2012 12:48:04 PM

I'll add to manofchalk's thought process and add another thing.

For the price a GTX 680 commands, you could spend less and buy a superior product that outperform both the 670 and 680. Buying a GTX 680 really just doesn't make sense to me. As mentioned, it performs almost the same as a GTX 670, costs $125 more.

Why pay that much when for less still you can have this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-e...


I will say though that 256GB SSD is ideal, I have no problem with that considering a single game can easily take over 10GB for just one these days.
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August 15, 2012 12:49:23 PM

BTW, for WoW, COD and Diablo 3, GTX 670s, 680s and 7970s are all major overkill.
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August 15, 2012 6:44:59 PM

Yep, a Radeon 6770 will max out all those games at 1080p, especially D3.
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August 15, 2012 8:00:23 PM

miikeb said:
Yea, I considered the dual 670 option but I figured better value in getting a single 680 now giving me a great way to upgrade in 9-12 months by adding another 680 when they are down to $250 or so each. If I got dual 670s now I would be stuck having to replace both cards when its time.

Wehn yu say a single 680 is ok for gaming at 2560x1600, I assume it will still run D3 and CoD at max settings with good framerates right? Maybe not with max AA but I assume otherwise fine? Ive heard it wont run BF3 at max settings but then again I hear that game is abursdly gpu intensive.


D3 and COD will run @2560x1600 with maximum settings and AA all the way up but BF3 will requiere you to lower some details but nothing major..
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