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August 24, 2012 7:16:03 AM

Hi,
This is my first build I will ever be doing (awks) and it will be mainly be used for gaming, watching movies etc...
Would prefer a 670 SLI w/ a ivy bridge CPU on a z77 mobo.
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Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of September~~

Budget Range: $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HARDCORE BF3, TF2, GTA 5 when it comes out ---> Surfing the web

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA, New York

Parts Preferences: GTX 670, 3570k.

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes.

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I know $1200 is a bit tight for a 670 SLI, still looking for suggestions and parts that won't bottleneck the 2 cards :p 

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Thanks, and have a nice day :hello: 

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August 24, 2012 7:43:54 AM

Are you serious? the Cards are 800$, that 2/3 of your budget on GPUs.... either get more money or buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: NZXT 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1150.39

+ this fan + 2 of this

you can buy a second GTX670 when you have more money
August 24, 2012 7:50:18 AM

idroid said:
Are you serious? the Cards are 800$, that 2/3 of your budget on GPUs.... either get more money or buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: NZXT 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1150.39

+ this fan + 2 of this

you can buy a second GTX670 when you have more money



Thanks for the feedback!, but don't you think the HAF 912 is a bit too small if I pop in a 670 in the future (with sufficient cooling)?
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August 24, 2012 7:50:47 AM

ooops! i was wrong:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.55 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1197.47

TBH i do not know what to think of this build...it will work and i am sure the i5 2500k will not bottleneck the two GTX670s but i dont...i fell like i am missing something
August 24, 2012 7:55:12 AM

baconizer said:
Thanks for the feedback!, but don't you think the HAF 912 is a bit too small if I pop in a 670 in the future (with sufficient cooling)?


With the proper cooling you could easily install 2 GTX 670s but if you're considering spending 800$s on GPUs you shouldn't go cheap with the case... this case will be better: http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazon/nzxt-case-t410001

Edit: i checked the Coolermaster HAF 912 specs, it can fit dual GTX670s perfectly fine.
August 24, 2012 7:57:21 AM

idroid said:
ooops! i was wrong:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.55 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1197.47

TBH i do not know what to think of this build...it will work and i am sure the i5 2500k will not bottleneck the two GTX670s but i dont...i fell like i am missing something



Thanks again!, I didn't think I could get a 2 way SLI with 670's at the first place, I will consider this build if there are no other recommendations in the near future..., thanks a bunch!

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August 24, 2012 8:02:43 AM
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baconizer said:
Thanks again!, I didn't think I could get a 2 way SLI with 670's at the first place, I will consider this build if there are no other recommendations in the near future..., thanks a bunch!


i fixed that build a little:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1259.41

you still need an SSD, CPUHS and the fans i linked for cooling... if you add the fans everything will endup costing ~1320$ witch still is pretty low for dual GTX670s
August 24, 2012 8:11:56 AM

idroid said:
i fixed that build a little:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1259.41

you still need an SSD, CPUHS and the fans i linked for cooling... if you add the fans everything will endup costing ~1320$ witch still is pretty low for dual GTX670s


Just asking, will the open style PCB's in the 670's heat the interior of the case, or will closed PCB's (like the reference 670 model) be better as it ejects hot air out at the back of the case?
August 24, 2012 8:29:10 AM

baconizer said:
Just asking, will the open style PCB's in the 670's heat the interior of the case, or will closed PCB's (like the reference 670 model) be better as it ejects hot air out at the back of the case?


If you buy the fans i linked then you shouldn't worry about that.

Edit: yep, open style PBC=hot air inside closed PBC=hot air outside BUT closed PBC cards run a lil bit hotter but the gtx 670 is not a very hot card so you don't have to worry much
August 24, 2012 9:44:04 AM

bump~
August 24, 2012 10:17:46 AM

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August 24, 2012 11:20:09 AM

idroid said:
i fixed that build a little:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1259.41

you still need an SSD, CPUHS and the fans i linked for cooling... if you add the fans everything will endup costing ~1320$ witch still is pretty low for dual GTX670s


I would say this is a very good build. My only suggestion is if you are close to a microcenter then get a motherboard like the asrock extreme 4. They knock a good chunk of cash off of a z77 motherboard when you order their 3570k. asrock extreme 4 can be had for 89.99 putting the MB and CPU at just under 300.

My other suggestion would be to get something like
http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-Series-Certifi...
for the psu. I know I know it puts your more over budget. But when you have this nice of hardware I dont like to see OCZ in their for the PSU. That corsair is a workhorse and works very well.
August 24, 2012 11:32:36 AM

kcsmacker said:
I would say this is a very good build. My only suggestion is if you are close to a microcenter then get a motherboard like the asrock extreme 4. They knock a good chunk of cash off of a z77 motherboard when you order their 3570k. asrock extreme 4 can be had for 89.99 putting the MB and CPU at just under 300.

My other suggestion would be to get something like
http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-Series-Certifi...
for the psu. I know I know it puts your more over budget. But when you have this nice of hardware I dont like to see OCZ in their for the PSU. That corsair is a workhorse and works very well.


700w is enough for dual gtx 670s
August 24, 2012 12:53:36 PM

idroid said:
700w is enough for dual gtx 670s


My main concern is the Brand not the 700w. I have had very bad experiences with OCZ and Corsair has proven to me time and time again of their quality. ( except their cx series)
August 25, 2012 2:20:13 AM

kcsmacker said:
My main concern is the Brand not the 700w. I have had very bad experiences with OCZ and Corsair has proven to me time and time again of their quality. ( except their cx series)


Thanks for the feedback! I also have been astounded by the quality of the products that Corsair makes.
August 25, 2012 2:28:44 AM

Also adding a ~medium ish DVD drive, since I don't really care about optical drives, as long as they work.

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 25, 2012 2:29:43 AM

kcsmacker said:
My main concern is the Brand not the 700w. I have had very bad experiences with OCZ and Corsair has proven to me time and time again of their quality. ( except their cx series)


Well i cramed 2 GTX670...what were you expecting? a AX1200i?
August 25, 2012 2:40:56 AM

I finalized my build, if there's anything wrong, please point it out!

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1378.39
Anonymous
August 25, 2012 2:51:13 AM

Nothing could be more stupid then doing SLI with that setup, The only acceptable SLI would be if you really want the high performance at a $2000 Price Range.
August 25, 2012 3:19:28 AM

Anonymous said:
Nothing could be more stupid then doing SLI with that setup, The only acceptable SLI would be if you really want the high performance at a $2000 Price Range.


Well, I wasn't really expecting a $1500~ upwards enthusiast PC, AND I'm pretty sure that the components inside this build won't bottleneck the SLI configuration. :o 
Anonymous
August 25, 2012 3:25:03 AM

baconizer said:
Well, I wasn't really expecting a $1500~ upwards enthusiast PC, AND I'm pretty sure that the components inside this build won't bottleneck the SLI configuration. :o 


A Single 670 is a perfect card and will be more then enough for 2 years, and after 2 years it's best to buy a new graphics card. PCI-E 3.0 came out along with the Motherboards in this generation of IVB, The graphics cards we use today don't even use pci-e 3.0, In 2 years buying another brand new single graphics card is a much better way to spend your money then buy two 670's today. It will certainly not bottleneck, but you really only need to SLI if your playing on three monitors/3D/some really intense things, And if your budget is only $1200, I don't really think your running 3 2560x1600 monitors which would cost you $3000 alone on the monitors! So Stick with a single 670. Hell, I'd stick with a single 7950 for $300.
August 25, 2012 3:36:15 AM

Anonymous said:
A Single 670 is a perfect card and will be more then enough for 2 years, and after 2 years it's best to buy a new graphics card. PCI-E 3.0 came out along with the Motherboards in this generation of IVB, The graphics cards we use today don't even use pci-e 3.0, In 2 years buying another brand new single graphics card is a much better way to spend your money then buy two 670's today. It will certainly not bottleneck, but you really only need to SLI if your playing on three monitors/3D/some really intense things, And if your budget is only $1200, I don't really think your running 3 2560x1600 monitors which would cost you $3000 alone on the monitors! So Stick with a single 670. Hell, I'd stick with a single 7950 for $300.


Alright, you pulled me out of the SLI heaven :p , now I'll have the money to buy a spare $100~ish 128GB SSD, Thanks!
Anonymous
August 25, 2012 3:38:15 AM

baconizer said:
Alright, you pulled me out of the SLI heaven :p , now I'll have the money to buy a spare $100~ish 128GB SSD, Thanks!


An SSD Is a much better investment, And when i was shopping for graphics cards I had my mind set on the 7970 until somebody told me to get the 7870 and now that i have it, It makes me wonder why i ever wanted to pay $150 more when i already play all my games maxed on 60fps, The human eye can't really notice much after 60FPS, Plus you'll need a really good monitor if you want the benefits of 100FPS+. Good luck with your first and only build (similar to what i did)
Anonymous
August 25, 2012 3:41:46 AM

And to backup the SLI/Crossfire Claim I made, A Crossfire ATI 5850 Setup 2 years ago costed about $300 per card (Plus or minus a few depending on when you bought it), But the fact is that the Current Radeon 7970 for $400 Completely out performs and consumes less power then the old $600 crossfire setup.
August 25, 2012 4:47:31 AM

Anonymous said:
Nothing could be more stupid then doing SLI with that setup, The only acceptable SLI would be if you really want the high performance at a $2000 Price Range.


Are you stupid or what?
August 25, 2012 4:48:20 AM

baconizer said:
Well, I wasn't really expecting a $1500~ upwards enthusiast PC, AND I'm pretty sure that the components inside this build won't bottleneck the SLI configuration. :o 


i am MORE than sure, i know for FACT that those components WILL not bottleneck your GTX670 sli
August 25, 2012 4:49:49 AM

Tweaked my build a little, with some room to have a SSD, feel free to criticize!

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1106.40
August 25, 2012 4:52:49 AM

Anonymous said:
A Single 670 is a perfect card and will be more then enough for 2 years, and after 2 years it's best to buy a new graphics card. PCI-E 3.0 came out along with the Motherboards in this generation of IVB, The graphics cards we use today don't even use pci-e 3.0, In 2 years buying another brand new single graphics card is a much better way to spend your money then buy two 670's today. It will certainly not bottleneck, but you really only need to SLI if your playing on three monitors/3D/some really intense things, And if your budget is only $1200, I don't really think your running 3 2560x1600 monitors which would cost you $3000 alone on the monitors! So Stick with a single 670. Hell, I'd stick with a single 7950 for $300.


*Perfect for you and i HIGHLY doubt a single GTX670 will be enough for 2 years, is a GTX470 enough for todays games @1080with decent settings? hell no.

*SLI is perfect for 1080p, stop talking BS

*hahahahaha i will LOVE to see two GTX670 playing Metro2033 @5760x1080 in max settings with 3D... they wont even get 20fps (i have benchmarks)

*3000$ in monitors? WTF??? you can get a decent 3x monitor setup for less than 500$ (3x3D cost ~800$)

August 25, 2012 4:54:26 AM

idroid said:
*Perfect for you and i HIGHLY doubt a single GTX670 will be enough for 2 years, is a GTX470 enough for todays games @1080with decent settings? hell no.

*SLI is perfect for 1080p, stop talking BS

*hahahahaha i will LOVE to see two GTX670 playing Metro2033 @5760x1080 in max settings with 3D... they wont even get 20fps (i have benchmarks)

*3000$ in monitors? WTF??? you can get a decent 3x monitor setup for less than 500$ (3x3D cost ~800$)


I'm kinda in the middle of a dilemma right now 0_0, I have friends that are still using MSI GTX 460 SLI but run BF3 on mid~high, so I'm kinda guessing the same will happen with a 670 SLI in 2-3 years time. (??)
August 25, 2012 4:55:07 AM

Anonymous said:
An SSD Is a much better investment, And when i was shopping for graphics cards I had my mind set on the 7970 until somebody told me to get the 7870 and now that i have it, It makes me wonder why i ever wanted to pay $150 more when i already play all my games maxed on 60fps, The human eye can't really notice much after 60FPS, Plus you'll need a really good monitor if you want the benefits of 100FPS+. Good luck with your first and only build (similar to what i did)


*Ohh... the BS again, he can get a SSD anytime, its only 100$ for the 128GB version, most people who don't sli at start never do it.

*the human can PERFECTLY detect the diference between 120Hz-240hz...please, go do some freaking research before posting BS.

August 25, 2012 5:00:02 AM

Anonymous said:
And to backup the SLI/Crossfire Claim I made, A Crossfire ATI 5850 Setup 2 years ago costed about $300 per card (Plus or minus a few depending on when you bought it), But the fact is that the Current Radeon 7970 for $400 Completely out performs and consumes less power then the old $600 crossfire setup.




Are you serious????? AMD and Nvidia introduced and AMAZING SLI/Crossfire escalation (Series 6xxx and GTX4xx)
August 25, 2012 5:02:37 AM

baconizer said:
I'm kinda in the middle of a dilemma right now 0_0, I have friends that are still using MSI GTX 460 SLI but run BF3 on mid~high, so I'm kinda guessing the same will happen with a 670 SLI in 2-3 years time. (??)


Dont listen to that idiot... he is a noob, and.... you can't compare a GTX460SLI with a GTX670SLI... the fair comparasion should be GTX470 SLI (witch rapes the GTX460 sli) vs GTX670 SLI and the GTX470 SLI can easily handle BF3 maxed out BUT it doesn't matter how many years passes, the GTX670 SLI will always run cool with little power and the GTX6xx cards support TXAA, that means that you can get 8xMSAA quality with the performance hit of 2XMSAA.
August 25, 2012 5:05:11 AM

Get the GTX670 SLI , i've been building PC for almost 5 years i know what i am talking about, my expertise is building amazing PCs with great upgrading paths in low budgets (i think i let that clear by cramming dual GTX 670 in a 1200-1300build) Altay is just a noob.
August 25, 2012 5:20:18 AM

idroid said:
Get the GTX670 SLI , i've been building PC for almost 5 years i know what i am talking about, my expertise is building amazing PCs with great upgrading paths in low budgets (i think i let that clear by cramming dual GTX 670 in a 1200-1300build) Altay is just a noob.


This was your build + a SSD since I have the $$$ to buy one now ^^, will it be sufficient? (monitor + mouse + keyboard + OS):

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($130.20 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($47.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $1869.08
August 25, 2012 5:45:42 AM

baconizer said:
This was your build + a SSD since I have the $$$ to buy one now ^^, will it be sufficient? (monitor + mouse + keyboard + OS):

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($130.20 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($47.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $1869.08


That's a very good build but go here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum1.php?config=tom...
a b 4 Gaming
August 25, 2012 6:16:05 AM

*sigh* idroid. I am surprised you think 2 670s is "future-proof" for a 1080p resolution.
August 25, 2012 6:19:49 AM

azeem40 said:
*sigh* idroid. I am surprised you think 2 670s is "future-proof" for a 1080p resolution.


lol, there is no such thing as future proofing although the GTX670 supports DX11.1 (windows 8 only)
a b 4 Gaming
August 25, 2012 6:23:42 AM

Almost every hardware tech knows that there is no such thing as future proofing, obviously.
August 25, 2012 8:03:02 AM

azeem40 said:
Almost every hardware tech knows that there is no such thing as future proofing, obviously.


Could you explain the "future proofing" thing everybody's talking about? I don't get it :/ 
August 25, 2012 8:57:39 AM

Best answer selected by baconizer.
August 25, 2012 9:34:49 AM

baconizer said:
Would you recommend the HAF XM or the Corsair 650D if I were to choose other than the HAF 912?


The HAF XM!
Anonymous
August 25, 2012 2:56:31 PM

idroid said:
Get the GTX670 SLI , i've been building PC for almost 5 years i know what i am talking about, my expertise is building amazing PCs with great upgrading paths in low budgets (i think i let that clear by cramming dual GTX 670 in a 1200-1300build) Altay is just a noob.


Oh yes, your one of those people who reads articles and builds a computer and thinks he's an engineer, Very nice theology you have there. Sounds like your typical money wasting idiot working for low wage, and just because my theory is different does not mean it's wrong, And yes, your right! the human eye can see over 60fps, but what you see is similar to eating a thin layer of icing on an icing cake. Yes, it's stupid.
Anonymous
August 25, 2012 3:10:17 PM

idroid said:
700w is enough for dual gtx 670s


With a build that is that power supply and ofcourse if your sticking two graphics cards in there, your going to want to overclock... ATLEAST go for the AX750/850... I support the AX850 or the NZXT 850W
August 26, 2012 12:07:43 AM

Anonymous said:
Oh yes, your one of those people who reads articles and builds a computer and thinks he's an engineer, Very nice theology you have there. Sounds like your typical money wasting idiot working for low wage, and just because my theory is different does not mean it's wrong, And yes, your right! the human eye can see over 60fps, but what you see is similar to eating a thin layer of icing on an icing cake. Yes, it's stupid.


I bet my system costs more than your house so STFU.
a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2012 7:24:58 AM

idroid said:
I bet my system costs more than your house so STFU.

I think most people already have a good idea of what kind of person you are. :lol: 
August 27, 2012 2:54:17 AM

azeem40 said:
I think most people already have a good idea of what kind of person you are. :lol: 


Don't care :p  i am not gonna let that idiot say that about me.
a b 4 Gaming
August 27, 2012 5:53:57 AM

idroid said:
Don't care :p  i am not gonna let that idiot say that about me.

You don't care because you are blocking out everyone who you disagree with and are afraid to be wrong.
August 27, 2012 10:17:37 AM

azeem40 said:
You don't care because you are blocking out everyone who you disagree with and are afraid to be wrong.


did you even read what the guy said? :??: 
!