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September 30, 2012 10:54:59 PM

Hello everyone, i recently came across some gold coins and think that if i sell them, i could get a decent amount of money out of them, some of which i'd like to put towards a new computer.

So i was thinking about asking you guys here to build a nice gaming machine for me with a budget of 3500 USD. I am goiong to want to overclock, i need a monitor, a keyboard, and i'm buying battlefeild 3 along with it. i want to be able to use sli and use an intel processer. Thanks for you're suggestions in advance!

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September 30, 2012 11:16:04 PM

With this build you don't need SLI because it is a 690 which is pre-build SLI of 2 680's and you get a tri-monitor build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iZNv
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September 30, 2012 11:31:38 PM

Here my suggestion

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($217.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($407.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($407.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($398.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2554.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 1, 2012 12:09:52 AM

Three 120 Hz Monitors, two top GFX cards in SLI, matching case / KB / Mouse / headset, top of the line cooler and TIM, 16GB CAS 9 RAM, fastest 7200 rpm HD, THG Tier 1 SSD with extended long life premium toshiba toggle mode flash.... went $81 over budget.

Case - $400 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Bundle w/ matching KB, Mpuse and Headset http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $8 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $165 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $457 - ASUS P8Z77 Sabertooth w/ 3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-3570k Included w/ MoBo
Cooler - $86 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $90 - (2 x 8GB) Muskin Blackline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII 2GB same
HD - $160 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $170 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $70 - Asus Model BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" Same
Monitor $330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" Same
Keyboard - incl Tt eSPORTS Mega G1 Included w/ Case
Mouse - incl Gaming Mouse Included w/ Case
Headphones - incl Shock Gaming Headset Included w/ Case
3D Kit incl nVidia Vision 2 3D Glasses http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $3,581

Reviews:

Asus 670 DCII - 10.0 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...

Gigabyte Windforce SC 670 - 9.8 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...

MSI Twin Frozr IV 670 - 9.7 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...

Palit Jetstraam 670 - 97 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_67...

Zotac AMP 670 - 9.6 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_67...


Case (9.55 rating) - http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

PSU (10.0 performance rating) - http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Cooler - http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...

SSD - http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4328/mushkin_chronos_d...

HD - http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 12:25:27 AM

not the same card in above link build as the one with the ratings linked the Asus top is different then that one
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 12:50:05 AM

the maximus v is a atx board with a inch of overhang. if asus can fit a z77 premium in the 500r or the 650d, it works

not to mention in my 550D (internals nearly identical to 500R) has around 2 inches left to fit the maximus v formula
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 12:50:46 AM

pcpartpicker is dumb sometimes
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 12:51:15 AM

If you get TheBigTroll build get one of these cases Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 12:52:02 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the maximus v is a atx board with a inch of overhang. if asus can fit a z77 premium in the 500r or the 650d, it works

not to mention in my 550D (internals nearly identical to 500R) has around 2 inches left to fit the maximus v formula
o.k. but that rad won't fit in 500R trust me i have that rasa kit it's to thick the RS would fit though ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 12:54:20 AM

TheBigTroll said:
pcpartpicker is dumb sometimes
:lol:  true that.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 1:02:39 AM

yeah he will probably have to get the RS kit but cant find them at frozencpu

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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 1:07:34 AM

hmmm... seems it out of stock where i just checked well if he get's the 810 switch he'll be fine with that one besides the RS is not as good imo basically the same but the RX keeps temps cooler
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