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$4500 gaming pc

Hello,

I am building a gaming pc very soon and I want the absolute best of the best in it!

Purchase date near black Friday

Price range I really don't have one but I wanna stick near 4.5K

System usage from most to least important: gaming, hardcore video editing, school work, the Internet, looking at computer that are better than mine

I am buying a monitor(s)

I do need a os

Preferred website newegg :)

I wan pt to stick with intel and nvidia

I live in Florida

Might overclock

I do want sli


Thanks if you help :)

Matthew
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  1. 4k is stupid for a computer that is mainly gaming. if you dont do more than 6hrs of rendering, you are not hard-core enough to get x79 in my opinion

    with a IPS panel. better image quality but slower speed (not enough to be noticeable)
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jSvG

    with a 120hz monitor. faster but low image quality compared to IPS
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jSw6

    if you want a matching motherboard, here
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090Z39EA/?tag=pcpapi-20
  2. i can only game on one monitor. anything more just looks weird and stretched out
  3. You can spend 1/2 of your budget and still get an awesome system:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ 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: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (32-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2218.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Then use the rest for a nice monitor or two and any peripherals you want.
  4. @g-unit: whats the point of windows pro when you are already at the 16gb cap from using 4x4gb ram?
  5. oh god. agility drives....

    400R for a 4000 dollar build? what?

    not cheapo watercooling again

    better units out there. and that z77 is not capable of running more than 2 video cards make 1200w useless
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    @g-unit: whats the point of windows pro when you are already at the 16gb cap from using 4x4gb ram?


    Yeah I should've used 2x 8gb.
  7. its solid but looks out of place. at that price range, the 500R or the 650D is more suited (although the 650D is pretty loud)

    you do know that the chipset fan gets pretty darn loud right?
  8. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jSYM

    3 3D Monitors, combined for a 3240 X 1920 or 5760 X 1080
    A 4GB 670 powering each monitor in tri-sli.
    Water-cooled 3770K
    Amazing Motherboard
    The list goes on...
  9. Quote:
    here you go 300 under budget! Not much you can do to improve this absolute beast of a rig, comes with OS and 3 27" 2560x1440 monitors. I originally had you with 2 670s but after fitting monitor setup i wanted the 670 just wouldnt do it justice like the 7970 can.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jSD2
    Total (before mail-in rebates): $4316.58
    Mail-in Rebates: $-115.00
    Total: $4201.58

    G-unit has a nice build too, a couple minor things i would change ( the ram, windows version, mobo, case, hdd, optical drive) but on the whole its pretty solid.
    Get the hell ot here with that "Fisher Price Watercooling"!! :non:
  10. bigcyco1 said:
    Get the hell ot here with that "Fisher Price Watercooling"!! :non:


    Yeah really - $4500 build and you're trusting it with a cheap toy. Please. You could do a real radiator with a full CPU -GPU loop with the build I posted and still come out ahead. :lol:

    And $349 for a Z77 motherboard? Unless it does quad SLI it's not worth it. I'd go for the EVGA Z77 FTW instead.
  11. g-unit1111 said:
    Yeah really - $4500 build and you're trusting it with a cheap toy. Please. You could do a real radiator with a full CPU -GPU loop with the build I posted and still come out ahead. :lol:
    +1
  12. we dont like any closed loop cooler. get a rasa kit to start off with watercooling.

    oh and if you are doing quad sli on a z77 (which is stupid since those are for benchmarks and not for gaming. for gaming at max is 3 cards), you are to look at something like the MVE or the z77x-up7 (32 phase power design capable of handling 2000w of juice ftw)
  13. ThatMoose said:
    Hello,

    I am building a gaming pc very soon and I want the absolute best of the best in it!

    Purchase date near black Friday

    Price range I really don't have one but I wanna stick near 4.5K

    System usage from most to least important: gaming, hardcore video editing, school work, the Internet, looking at computer that are better than mine

    I am buying a monitor(s)

    I do need a os

    Preferred website newegg :)

    I wan pt to stick with intel and nvidia

    I live in Florida

    Might overclock

    I do want sli


    Thanks if you help :)

    Matthew


    I am curious. Why do you require us to stick with Nvidia? If you are knowledgeable about video cards, why do you need our help?
  14. TheBigTroll said:
    we dont like any closed loop cooler. get a rasa kit to start off with watercooling.

    oh and if you are doing quad sli on a z77 (which is stupid since those are for benchmarks and not for gaming. for gaming at max is 3 cards), you are to look at something like the MVE or the z77x-up7 (32 phase power design capable of handling 2000w of juice ftw)
    :o :lol: i agree and to conclude http://imageshack.us/a/img145/3527/38675630646119604528924.jpg

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us :na: ;)
  15. I could get 2 monitors ( I saw a vid of bf3 with 3 monitors and it was all stretched out) and spend a bit more on a graphics card :D. What is so bad with x79?
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  17. The USB drive is for school btw :P, is this build good? Or should I go with something else
  18. ThatMoose said:
    The USB drive is for school btw :P, is this build good? Or should I go with something else


    Don't include accessories like that in your build - concentrate on the hardware first, get the accessories later.

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    No reason to spend $300 on a case - that thing is massive overkill. You could get a Switch 810 for 1/2 the budget.

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    Good power supply but 1250W is massive overkill for any build - you could drop this to a Silencer 950W and come out ahead.

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    This isn't needed - and most good CPU fans include paste that is far better than this.

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    You'll never use 32GB of RAM - ever, even heavy duty CS5 / 6 work doesn't come close.

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    Norton sucks - there's far better anti virus programs you could go with (AVG, Bit Defender, etc), and this shouldn't be included in your budget.

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    Why would you spend $120 on a mouse and get two of them?

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    Have you not seen what we've been saying about plastic water blocks? Just because Corsair makes it doesn't automatically mean it's good.

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    There's newer and better SSDs you could go with like the Corsair Neutron, or OCZ Vertex 4, or Samsung 840 - both use the new LAMD controller and Toshiba NAND.

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    Unless you're doing heavy duty video editing or CAD rendering you won't use the 3930K to its' full extent. Go with a 3770K instead.
  19. Quote:
    Go for lga 1155 and the i7 3770k

    Norton is terrible get that virus magnet bloatware away from your beauty.


    I can't believe any serious system builder would think Norton was a good choice - even the AVG free program is better than Norton. I'd go for Bit Defender or Vipre myself.
  20. best anti virus: microsoft security essentials. nothing is less annoying than that.
  21. I thought I may tell you what I did last year on my build over Thanksgiving and Christmas I bought my parts at the local chain computer shops Microcenter Fry's and Compusa.
    I am lucky to have all of these stores within 20-25 minutes from my house.
    Microcenter kills it on Processor and MOBO prices usually with at least $50-65 off a MOBO with a CPU purchace and that will be much cheaper than anywhere else.
    Frys is cheap on cases and power supplys and everything else is a toss up since they all price match anyway.
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor $179
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_Processor $279
    They have the 3930K for $499 You can never have to much processor :kaola:
  22. giltyler said:
    I thought I may tell you what I did last year on my build over Thanksgiving and Christmas I bought my parts at the local chain computer shops Microcenter Fry's and Compusa.
    I am lucky to have all of these stores within 20-25 minutes from my house.
    Microcenter kills it on Processor and MOBO prices usually with at least $50-65 off a MOBO with a CPU purchace and that will be much cheaper than anywhere else.
    Frys is cheap on cases and power supplys and everything else is a toss up since they all price match anyway.
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor $179
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_Processor $279
    They have the 3930K for $499 You can never have to much processor :kaola:


    That depends on what the build is being used for. Gaming? Actually yes you can have too much CPU. Video editing? Rendering? Then you can never have too much CPU.
  23. but then a 3930k is only reasoned out if you do more than 6 hrs of rendering a day. otherwise the speed increase is not really worth the price
  24. TheBigTroll said:
    but then a 3930k is only reasoned out if you do more than 6 hrs of rendering a day. otherwise the speed increase is not really worth the price


    Can't really argue there.
  25. The only way I could see that spending $4,500 on a gaming computer would be even remotely worth while is if you pumped all that money into some ultra nice IPS mega-monitor(s) and got like 3 7970s (maybe 2). Anything else is just wasted money man. Please don't spend 4K on a computer and only game at 1080.

    And, since you are going to go high res, please go with AMD 7970--the new higher clocked ones. They are better for high res gaming. And I am not a fanboy, I am in fact the proud owner of two 670s so I have no axe to grind here. I only want you to actually get something out of your investment.

    The other area that you could legitimately sink money into is custom watercooling. There are some real experts around here and at other sites that can help you with that. Get a high quality loop and cool the *** out of those 7970s and OC them as high as you can. You will then have the gaming rig from hell.
  26. nstiver said:
    The only way I could see that spending $4,500 on a gaming computer would be even remotely worth while is if you pumped all that money into some ultra nice IPS mega-monitor(s) and got like 3 7970s (maybe 2). Anything else is just wasted money man. Please don't spend 4K on a computer and only game at 1080.

    And, since you are going to go high res, please go with AMD 7970--the new higher clocked ones. They are better for high res gaming. And I am not a fanboy, I am in fact the proud owner of two 670s so I have no axe to grind here. I only want you to actually get something out of your investment.

    The other area that you could legitimately sink money into is custom watercooling. There are some real experts around here and at other sites that can help you with that. Get a high quality loop and cool the *** out of those 7970s and OC them as high as you can. You will then have the gaming rig from hell.


    At $4500, 3 3D monitors or 3 portrait IPS monitors should be strongly considered. Once the monitor and GPU's are bought, than spend the rest on 10K RPM Hard Drives and fancy keyboards.
  27. 10k drives are not even worth it compared to SSDs
  28. Most people here are pointing you in the right direction Thatmoose, you need to listen to them. Here is a good setup:

    Dell U2412M- http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2412M-LED-Monitor/dp/B005JN9310/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350001688&sr=1-1&keywords=u2412m x3=870$

    Intel i7 3770k- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501 330$

    Asrock Z77 WS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157336 300$

    Corsair LP 16gb (2x8gb)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233280 80$

    XFX 7950- http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX795ATDBC/dp/B00713RTQ2/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350001637&sr=1-2&keywords=7950+xfx x3=975$ 3 7950's are better than 2 7970's by quite a bit, also 3 way crossfire seems to avoid microstuttering unlike 2 way crossfire

    Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU- http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-PLATINUM-1000-1000-Power-Supply/dp/B00608FKN8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350001610&sr=1-1&keywords=seasonic+1000w 220$

    Silverstone HE01 CPU Cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220047 75$
    (Extra fan for front of CPU cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426015 15$)
    I prefer Silverstone products because they are always such high quality.

    NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black- http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-Switch-810-Matte-Black/dp/B0081CRTPS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1350001575&sr=8-4&keywords=nzxt+switch+810 180$
    (Extra Fans- http://www.amazon.com/140mm-Performance-140RB-Black-White/dp/B0039825LW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350002057&sr=8-1&keywords=nzxt+140mm x2=26$)

    Seagate 2tb 7200rpm- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148910 110$

    Plextor M5S 256gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249025 200$

    Sony DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067 18$

    Logitech G9x- http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Gaming-Mouse-Call-Duty/dp/B005S0KHIC/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350002152&sr=1-2&keywords=g9x 47$ I have this mouse and love it. I have heard that the Cyborg mice break a lot.

    CM Storm Cherry MX Brown Keyboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129005 80$ I prefer MX Brown switches because they are not too clicky and are good for both typing and gaming.

    Windows 7 Professional- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992 140$

    I do not recommend gaming with a wireless connection, gaming with a direct connection to the internet via ethernet cable is much better because you never loose the signal.

    Total=3666$
    If you want to spend more on this, just upgrade the storage (BIGGER SSD).
  29. If you are near a Microcenter


    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
    SKU: 737783 $129.99


    Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor
    SKU: 425405 $279.99
  30. Ok so I should go with a 3770k instead of a 3930k. You are saying that games don't use the 6 cores but think about newer games they might in the future. What do you guys think about the gigabyte g1. Sniper 3? The reason I have not been such a big fan of the amd cards is I'm not familiar with them :P I will touch up the specks and show you guys ASAP.
  31. ThatMoose said:
    Ok so I should go with a 3770k instead of a 3930k. You are saying that games don't use the 6 cores but think about newer games they might in the future. What do you guys think about the gigabyte g1. Sniper 3? The reason I have not been such a big fan of the amd cards is I'm not familiar with them :P I will touch up the specks and show you guys ASAP.

    The 3570K is more than sufficient. The 3770K will offer that extra performance you want. The 3930K is simply unnecessary.
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    How is this?
  33. ThatMoose said:
    Ok so I should go with a 3770k instead of a 3930k. You are saying that games don't use the 6 cores but think about newer games they might in the future. What do you guys think about the gigabyte g1. Sniper 3? The reason I have not been such a big fan of the amd cards is I'm not familiar with them :P I will touch up the specks and show you guys ASAP.

    When? Maybe in 10 years, but not any time soon.
  34. Best answer
    Guys just let him get what he wants just make sure it's compatible why should you care if he wants to over spend it's his money if it makes him happy so be it
  35. azeem40 said:
    When? Maybe in 10 years, but not any time soon.


    6 cores is an utter waste of money. It really is. (Unless you are doing some special tasks that will utilize them 100%)
  36. Quote:
    True that but he did ask "how is this" rather than "is this compatible" . If im dropping 4k i want a 4k machine not something thats gonna get *** on by something less than half the cost.
    Good point :lol:
  37. ThatMoose said:
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    How is this?


    -haf x is a waste of space. just get a haf xm instead
    -RE4s are useless to you since you arent running a server. get a regular drive
    -i can get a xfx 850w for 119.99 and it would be just as good
    -there is some viper 3 memory from patriot that costs only 59 dollars or so
    -no cheapo watercooling. get a noctua nh-d14 or get custom
    -get a bigger board. a matx board is supposed to go into a matx case. it just looks stupid in a haf x or haf xm. id suggest something like the asus z77-v pro or the msi mpower if you care about looks
  38. I don't know why you guys are showing me cheaper products when I really have no price range. I will look into custom cooling (I never thought about it) and with custom water cooling on a scale of 1 to 10 how reliable is it?
  39. custom watercooling is pretty reliable if you do it right

    and yeah. just because its cheaper doesnt make it any worse. it could even be better
  40. ThatMoose said:
    I don't know why you guys are showing me cheaper products when I really have no price range. I will look into custom cooling (I never thought about it) and with custom water cooling on a scale of 1 to 10 how reliable is it?


    No price range? That's a different story than 4.5K

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jSYM
    3 3D Monitors, combined for a 3240 X 1920 or 5760 X 1080
    A 4GB 670 powering each monitor in tri-sli.
    Water-cooled 3770K
    Amazing Motherboard

    Excellent build.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kcJr
    Overkill version of the above build

    It adds 2 10K RPM Hard Drives, a Sound Card, better monitors, more and faster RAM, 680;s instead of 670's and a better case.

    For a non 3d build:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kcTZ

    There you have it, the overkill system you wanted for no set price. Look at the features: A Hex-core i7, water-cooling, a 256GB SSD, excellent MOBO, 3 7970 GHz Toxic cards, 2TB of 10K RPM hard drive in RAID, an amazing sound card, excellent case and PSU, Blu-ray burner and 3 IPS monitors.
  41. Here my suggestion get the case you like it's a good case you picked so keep it add the monitors and mouse you prefer and be done it! See if you like it before spending more money o.k and get this for cooling http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14182/ex-wat-181/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Updated_Pump_and_RX240_Radiator_and_Free_Dead-Water.html

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($182.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ 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 X ATX Full Tower Case ($185.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($196.82 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Standard Keyboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2626.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  42. Best answer selected by Thatmoose.
  43. I disagree vehemently with you on your last point. mATX is FINE for an ATX case because heat can escape easily as there is not a lot of power drawing components on an mATX motherboard.
  44. yeah but when you do SLI on a matx board, it makes things hotter than what you can do with a atx board.

    and it would look kinda dumb in a haf x.
  45. That's true i know all this i don't consider it a big issue maybe OP will and if so then he should switch it just gave him a suggestion he has not even responded back yet
  46. azeem40 said:
    I disagree vehemently with you on your last point. mATX is FINE for an ATX case because heat can escape easily as there is not a lot of power drawing components on an mATX motherboard.
    The issue is he doesn't want a different case you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink and the HAF X is not a bad case a bit dated but is good for custom loops and high end builds IMHO.
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