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September 23, 2012 6:14:16 PM

Hello Everyone I am Ready to start building my very own Gaming Rig,But i am very unsure about the parts. :/ 
I've Done research and i know where each individual part goes.
I'll Be playing Games such as, BF3,MW3,DayZ,Minecraft, and More modern games Hopefully Reaching More than 60 FPS.
As Stated My Budget will be between $1000-$2500.
I will Still need Gaming Peripherals( It's Fine if the Accessories Make the price go over)
OS: Yes

Overclocking: Yes

SLI: Yes

Monitor: Hopefully i can Get a 120hz monitor at 1920x1080

I'm Just having trouble finding the parts that are perfect for me because there are so many Mobos, Cpus,etc...
Can you guys assist me?

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September 24, 2012 5:46:28 AM

mastrom101 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ijsd

Best bet. The monitor is expensive though.


That system is way overkill - the 3770K will not be fully utilized on a gaming rig. The Sabertooth is an overrated, expensive marketing gimmick, and you won't use 16GB of RAM. And even one 7970 can max out everything. Just because you have a budget of $2500 doesn't mean you have to hit it.

And why pay that much for a monitor with that resolution when you can get a Catleap for $350 off eBay and get 2560 x 1440?

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($211.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHES212-08 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1904.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 01:46 EDT-0400)

And then add this for your monitor: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-Q270-SEi-2...

And whatever peripherals you want.
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September 24, 2012 6:10:10 AM

Hello!

@G-Unit
Since BF3 favours nVidia Should i lean toward the MSI PE 670? or Will the 7970 Run Ultra at about a RES of
1920x1080?

As For the Monitor Will this Be fine for a 120hz display?

Acer 120hz

I actually Built another one: 2nd Build
(includes gaming Peripherals and monitor)
Should I drop the I7? As you stated its Not utilized for gaming?'

Thanks in advance.
September 24, 2012 6:40:30 AM

Unless you'll make use of the hyper-threading, then yes drop the i7.
Here is a comparison of the ASRock board g-unit suggested, and the ASUS board you chose.
The ASRock is cheaper, and it has more stuff.
About the BF3 thing, I'm sure the 7970 GHz Edition will still do a wonderful job.

You're getting the Noctua NH-D14, so you'll probably want a Low Profile RAM, and the Vengeance series isn't cut out for that.
Go for the G.SKILL ares g-unit suggested.

That BenQ is amazing. I would definitely get that.
September 24, 2012 6:52:33 AM

Hello excella,

Here's this,

I will Drop the i7.

As for the MoBO, There is lots of Horrible Recent Customer Feedback.(On Newegg)
I'm scared for this because what if it ships Defective?
Is There a Benchmark for the 7970 GHz Edition?
(I'll Probably Google)

For the Noctua NH-D14, On Noctua Official Site it states that Low profile Corsair Vengeance Ram Will fit under
it.
September 24, 2012 7:03:27 AM

Also For the 7970 GHz Edition It says here that the GTX 670 SLI will out preform Them
Since I'm getting a 120hz Monitor Shouldn't I stay with the 670's?

Forum:7970-GTX 670SLI
September 24, 2012 7:23:59 AM

Oh, my bad. Didn't notice you chose the Low Profile series.
Here's a very broad benchmark, I don't know how reliable and accurate this is though.

ASRock is an improving company, and the chances of you getting a defective product are like 1:100, and most of the time it's the shipper's fault.
September 24, 2012 7:36:42 AM

Since BF3 Favours nVidia, i will Stay with SLI Gtx 670's
I will keep the Asus Board since it's Compatible with SLI.
Thanks.
September 24, 2012 4:18:07 PM

Dtej said:
Hello!

@G-Unit
Since BF3 favours nVidia Should i lean toward the MSI PE 670? or Will the 7970 Run Ultra at about a RES of
1920x1080?

As For the Monitor Will this Be fine for a 120hz display?

Acer 120hz

I actually Built another one: 2nd Build
(includes gaming Peripherals and monitor)
Should I drop the I7? As you stated its Not utilized for gaming?'

Thanks in advance.


I've never really seen any benchmarks that claim BF3 favors NVIDIA over AMD and even my own 7870 gets really good frame rates at 1080p on it. They're both good cards so take your pick.

Quote:
I will keep the Asus Board since it's Compatible with SLI.


The Asrock board will handle an SLI setup fine, as will Gigabyte.
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