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September 18, 2012 11:57:21 PM

I am building a gaming rig for the first time. I want to be able to play ANY game at max settings/resolution. I am willing to spend around 3K and willing to put more if necessary just to get that beautiful, sexy, and beastly gaming rig that will still be awesome 2 to 3 years from now.

I will also use this for photo/video editing.

Considering all the information that I have gathered so far, I came up with this build.

♦ CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB Cache. $329.99 (newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116501


♦ Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Socket 1155. 189.99$ (newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128545


♦CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio Extreme (140mm) Fan. 60.99$ (newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 835106186R


♦GPU: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 670 ( 2 of them )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


♦Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600. $85.99(newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233246


♦Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Full Tower. $149.99 (newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811133191


♦PSU:Thermaltake Black Widow 850 , 80 PLUS Bronze. $129.99 (newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817153106


♦Storage: SSD OCZ Vertex Series 250gb SATA II (2 of them) each $274.99(newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227396


♦Optical :LG internal Blu Ray drive , 3d playback. 44.99$ (newegg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136246


I hope to here from you, guys, so I can finally build my "dream rig".

Thanks!
a b 4 Gaming
September 19, 2012 12:07:36 AM

For gaming, you just need one 670. Get a Noctua D14. Amazing cooler. Thermaltake PSU's aren't the best. A 250GB SSD for $280 is a ripoff. A 128GB SSD goes for $80-$90. And that SSD isn't even SATA III.
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September 19, 2012 12:24:37 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hSyX
the gtx 670 that i put in there is awesomely priced and out preforms almost all others. the power supply is on the pricey side but it is worth it for it's quality and the cable braiding is perfect. the case is what i got and i love it (you can choice a diff color if you like up to you. the ssd just came out and preforms great and is't too pricey. the mother board is pretty much the most high end one you can get so if you are looking to overclock you it's great and it looks great too. and the ram is just amazing to look at i love it, it lights up nicely. you can add more to this build i didn't include a keyboard, mouse, monitor, dvd drive (who needs those), and storage drive.
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September 19, 2012 9:48:00 AM

here's a powerful and fancy looking build-
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hUE7
notes-
this rig can:
overclock well
max out almost any game at ultra high resolutions
play 3d games.

details about parts-
3570k is currently the best gaming cpu and will not cause any bottlenecks.
TPC 812 is one of the best air coolers,will easily take your 3570k to 4GHz+.here's a review-
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-TP...
scores a gold.
ud5h has almost every necessary feature and is a great performer-
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2012/05/0...
240GB ssd is enough for your OS and *main games*.
Asus DCII TOP 670 is probably the best 670 out there,it beats a stock 680 with a good price difference-
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
to take full advantage of those two beast cards,you need the monitor setup that i suggested.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 19, 2012 1:21:48 PM

Very good point on the monitor set-up. I personally use my tv as a monitor, so I never think of that. I know that a 680 lightning is better in most games than a stock 680, but how much better are two 670's in SLI over a 680 lightning? Is it worth the extra cash?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 19, 2012 2:56:10 PM

hellfire24 said:
for gaming,a TN panel is far better than a TV.670 SLi is monster setup,for benchmarks-
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

I completely agree with the TN panel, they are better. For me personally, I have a def tv and I couldn't justify spending the money. Thanks for the benchmarks.
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September 19, 2012 3:24:59 PM

a $200 monitor provides better gaming experience than a $1k TV.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 19, 2012 3:34:27 PM

Believe me, I didn't spend 1k on my tv. I got a hi def sceptre for $350 on black friday last year. It doubles as tv and a monitor and it is economical, but what you said is very true. For someone wanting a gaming monitor definitely go the monitor route over tv.
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September 19, 2012 10:01:31 PM

Questions:

Why is there 3 monitors listed?

Can I use a monitor with 2560 by 1440 resolutions instead?

Can I add one dedicated HDD for my video editing scratch disk?

Why not Sabertooth/Rampage/Maximus for the MoBo?

Can I increase RAM using 8x4=32?






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a b 4 Gaming
September 19, 2012 10:52:16 PM

He has three monitors listed to enhance the over all experience, and it is generally a really good idea.You could if you wanted go with one monitor, its a matter of personal preference. And yes, that res is fine.

You can definitely add a dedicated HDD.

I don't know why he went with the Gigabyte mobo, I like the SABERTOOTH personally.

You could also increase the ram to 32 gb, but it wouldn't accomplish anything. 16gb of quality RAM would do anything you wanted it to.
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September 19, 2012 10:59:04 PM

zared619 said:
He has three monitors listed to enhance the over all experience, and it is generally a really good idea.You could if you wanted go with one monitor, its a matter of personal preference. And yes, that res is fine.

You can definitely add a dedicated HDD.

I don't know why he went with the Gigabyte mobo, I like the SABERTOOTH personally.

You could also increase the ram to 32 gb, but it wouldn't accomplish anything. 16gb of quality RAM would do anything you wanted it to.


I'm increasing RAM for my photo/video editing.

And how do you setup 3 monitors?

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September 20, 2012 12:46:53 AM

doublebocks said:
Questions:

Why is there 3 monitors listed?

Can I use a monitor with 2560 by 1440 resolutions instead?

Can I add one dedicated HDD for my video editing scratch disk?

Why not Sabertooth/Rampage/Maximus for the MoBo?

Can I increase RAM using 8x4=32?


1-$3k build with a dual gpu's on a single monitor is waste.
2-yes you can but they are expensive,1080p is the best resolution for a single gaming monitor.120Hz is additional eyecandy.
3-yes you can.
4-sabertooth/rampage/maximus are overrated piece of expensive crap.they do have some good looking cheap a$$ plastic covers but who needs 3-4 way SLi?
5-32GB is kinda waste unless you run 50+ multi-threaded apps at the same time.16GB is enough for general video/photo editing.
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September 20, 2012 2:48:00 PM

Looks like the case that you listed is not available here in Singapore. Do you mind checking coolermaster singapore to look for an excellent and stylish replacement?

Thanks.
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September 20, 2012 3:25:05 PM

stylish has nothing to do with performance.for me performance>style.
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September 20, 2012 4:30:04 PM

I agree with you that performance>style; but there is definitely some cases out there that performs real well and looks good, besides, as I mentioned, that model you listed is not available on the CoolerMaster Singapore website.

I would appreciate it if you would take a look on http://www.coolermaster.com.sg/ and find the best alternative for the case.

Thanks.
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September 28, 2012 12:09:02 AM

How do you OC?
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September 28, 2012 12:47:03 AM

cpu or gpu?
a price of advice-
use google :) 
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