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$1500-$3500 NEW BUILD, help please

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September 16, 2012 10:27:27 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $1500-$3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No, i already have bought Windows 7 Home Edition 64bit


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com

Location: Kuwait / Middle east

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: first time builder,i have already picked up a setup for my PC recommendation/advices on changes will be appreciated, i will buy all the parts locally and it will cost me around $2400 , im trying to get the best performance to enjoy playing games at high effects

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2Ghz

CPU COOLER: Asestek 570LX

GPU: MSI 680GTX Lightning nVidia GeForce

RAM: G.skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)

PSU: Thermaltake SP-730P SMART 730W

CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower

HDD: Seagatee Barracuda 1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB NCQ Hard Drive

SSD: Intel 520 series 180GB SATA3 Solid State

first build for me


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September 16, 2012 10:41:10 AM

If you were building a rig for high-end (professional) photo/video work, most of build would be very good. For predominantly gaming, it's way, way over anything you are likely to need. The only way you could ever fully use it would be with some super high resolution, surround vision system. i5-3570K and a Z77 chipset, and GTX 670 is more than enough for even 1920x1200 resolution, let alone your current monitor. If, and I mean IF, you wanted surround vision, you could then ADD a second 670. Much better for what you say you want, and miles cheaper.
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September 16, 2012 10:45:01 AM

Buy a good monitor.
All that power would be a waste on a 17/19 inch monitor.
I think you should buy the ASUS PA238Q.
Also buy another power supply.
Here's a list of some really good pwoer supplies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks really good.
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September 16, 2012 10:48:04 AM

It looks good to me the psu is a no go though i wouldn't use that if somebody gave it to me seriously it's garbage
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September 16, 2012 11:33:52 AM

Kamen_BG said:
Buy a good monitor.
All that power would be a waste on a 17/19 inch monitor.
I think you should buy the ASUS PA238Q.
Also buy another power supply.
Here's a list of some really good pwoer supplies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks really good.



thanks bro for the advice, what about Samsung monitors or Sony? any ideas? because ASUS resellers here sucks and i can't find that type and all they got are old monitors

i will try to get the corsair power supply thanks alot guys
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September 16, 2012 12:01:15 PM

Dell ultrasharp are very good, the 2410 is brilliant, although not cheap. You really have to shop around for a deal. Some of the Samsungs are pretty good too, I've not used one to tell you which is best.
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September 16, 2012 1:13:17 PM

You gotta be joking? $1500-3000 on a 1280x1024 monitor?

You better have a 27" Dell monitor (U2711), otherwise your wasting your money.
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September 16, 2012 2:28:57 PM

envy14tpe said:
You gotta be joking? $1500-3000 on a 1280x1024 monitor?

You better have a 27" Dell monitor (U2711), otherwise your wasting your money.

You're, of course, right. Seems a shame to build a system, that powerful, and then put a 24", even 1080p, even a Dell 2410, on it. To be honest, even a U2711 isn't going to really "stretch" it.
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September 16, 2012 3:37:48 PM

Best answer selected by JuvePiero10.
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