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$4000 to spend! Make me the best pc possible (please =) )

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October 3, 2012 11:28:14 PM

I have recently come across some money and now have $4000 to build on a new P.C. I tried a couple build possibilities of my own which I still am keeping track of but I would like to ask you pros at Tom's to see if you could do better because, honestly, you probably know a lot more and CAN do a much better job.

I need to buy a monitor, mouse, speakers, and a keyboard as well as the pc itself so keep that in mind!

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 1:43:08 AM

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It's a great budget you have, but honestly, I don't see spending any more than $1500 - $2000 on a great gaming system. The rest, I'd probably use for..."infrastructure" :D 

For instance, you wouldn't happen to have room for something like this, would you?


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-Wolf sends
October 4, 2012 1:52:28 AM

That's exactly what I'm ordering in a few days, the Obutto R3volution! It's badass!!
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 2:05:56 AM

well yeah agreed... be sure to get a VERY nice sound system that really peaks the experience... also wolfshadow why not a 690 or 680/7970 sli/cf? that would be very good performance and would be able to support the 3 monitors with a very nice speed...

Like he said Raylon do focus on the "infrastructural" the most... but I do think that with that kind of a budge i say widen it to 2000-2500 just to get the best quality computer that is quiet, GREAT performaning, and very reliable.
October 4, 2012 2:14:30 AM

Case($160)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU($230)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD($250)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU($400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM($40)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO($135)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU($145)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1460

There's nothing this PC build can't handle.

Spend some money on three monitors so you can use eyefinity. Gaming mouse, gaming keyboard, are completely unnecesary. Get decent headphones and/or a decent sound system.

You can use the rest of the budget to upgrade your PC in the future, or buy a replacement of certain part that is failing.
October 4, 2012 2:30:00 AM

crowz9 said:
Case($160)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU($230)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD($250)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU($400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM($40)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO($135)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU($145)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1460

There's nothing this PC build can't handle.

Spend some money on three monitors so you can use eyefinity. Gaming mouse, gaming keyboard, are completely unnecesary. Get decent headphones and/or a decent sound system.

You can use the rest of the budget to upgrade your PC in the future, or buy a replacement of certain part that is failing.



OP this system will do just fine, save the extra money maybe put a little away for your next build in 1 1/2 or 2 years
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 2:40:48 AM

why a 7870 oc :/  i see what you mean but at least a 7970 ghz...
here is my build(with monitors[3] and the cockpit[800])

Case(250)
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Level-Edition-Gaming-...

Cpu(230)
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro...
you only need a i5 but if you still want a i7(283)


HDD(166)
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-D...

SSD(186)
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-SATA-2-5-...

GPU(449.99[x2])
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM(145)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO(379)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU(188)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-750-Watt-Cer...

Total(3570k)(2x7970)
$2440

Monitors(x3)(200 each)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cockpit(800)

Total(monitor/cockpit)
1400

TOTAL
$3840

That still leaves 200 for a nice sound system or headset
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 2:48:35 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Sorry, bigcyco1. My fault for not seeing multiple threads. Mods, please lock/merge. All other please respond at the following link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/365456-31-4000-budget...

-Wolf sends
No problem you fellas have some good builds for OP in this thread :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 2:52:43 AM

IM TRYING :p  but i cant seem to get that link thing to work
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 3:50:08 AM

i did im already posting in there
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 4:04:36 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
i did im already posting in there
I am going :pt1cable:  lol!
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 4:54:33 AM

here's a very powerful build-

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jjaY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jjaY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jjaY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($370.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($370.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($370.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $3091.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

this rig can-
overclock
support latest games and technologies(eyefinity gaming)
max out any game at ultra high resolutions
note: to take full advantage of those 7970s,one three 120hz displays are good and will provide you an amazing gaming experience.

here are the benchmarks-
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd7970...

enjoy.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 5:01:31 AM

hellfire24 said:
here's a very powerful build-

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jjaY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jjaY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jjaY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($370.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($370.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($370.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $3091.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

this rig can-
overclock
support latest games and technologies(eyefinity gaming)
max out any game at ultra high resolutions
note: to take full advantage of those 7970s,one three 120hz displays are good and will provide you an amazing gaming experience.

here are the benchmarks-
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd7970...

enjoy.

+1
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 5:42:29 AM

he needs at least 1200 off 4000 for his cockpit and sound system

also nice build but and i think to reach 1200 you can just look at this monitor its still a nice one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I really like this one and i think its good quality even though they are not 120hz
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 6:18:52 AM

^what the hell do you mean by "$1200 for his cockpit and sound system" ? that's waste!
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 6:58:45 AM

lol i was wondering the same thing but honestly OP there is no need to spend this kind of money 2,500 will be enough to build a beast!
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 7:02:39 AM

a $1500 rig can max out metro 2033 on 1080p.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 8:34:07 PM

yeah... easily
a b B Homebuilt system
October 4, 2012 11:52:38 PM

i dont know what the point of spending more than 2000$ or 2500$ on a rig as hellfire24 said a 1500$ rig can max out metro 2033 , go buy a car or customize yours if u have one lol
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 12:09:56 AM

maybe... he wants to :p 
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 12:19:27 AM

if OP wants,let him,just make sure everything is *reasonable* not waste.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 1:31:57 AM

mrdowntownkiller said:
i dont know what the point of spending more than 2000$ or 2500$ on a rig as hellfire24 said a 1500$ rig can max out metro 2033 , go buy a car or customize yours if u have one lol
Hes been made aware of this it didn't change his mind so it is what it is we can not tell him what hes going to do with his money that's his choice ;) 
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 1:32:52 AM

hellfire24 said:
if OP wants,let him,just make sure everything is *reasonable* not waste.
+1
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 1:49:52 AM

i just make an advice ! he is free to make his own choice ofc.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 1:50:32 AM

mrdowntownkiller said:
i just make an advice ! he is free to make his own choice ofc.
i know :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 1:52:36 AM

and you all should help me in my next topic in my new build :/ 
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 1:57:20 AM

Give me a link i don't know where it is
a b B Homebuilt system
October 5, 2012 2:07:38 AM

it is in home build but something wrong i cant access to it after i finished it :S
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