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Back again sold my build and looking for a new one

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October 12, 2012 3:47:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: 1000-3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: everything including keyboard and mouse

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon and newegg

Location: California

Parts Preferences: just quality parts it seems

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: been having mixed feelings. i want to but i do not want to deal with microstuttering and such, i only have 1 monitor so i thought it wasn't necessary to upgrade into 2x GPU or 3x

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or anything higher

Additional Comments: this build is going on the concept of silent but still being flashy with the case(maybe side panel also)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: the biggest reason i am upgrading is because i felt like i spent to much on my old system so i will be getting a new system with some better parts and want to either SLI/CFX right off the start or just stick with a single system with just 1 card for a while. Also is that i will not be upgrading this system maybe never will so i want something that can handle the next 3-5 years no problem(ex:CFX/SLI right off the start) after a period of time i will be giving this build to my brother to build a new one of course i will be keeping the build at a max of $1500 for the computer and will be using the rest for extras such as mouse/keyboard/monitor/fans

its either i keep on thinking to much about going 3x vs 2x or if i should make some future upgrades that i can reuse later, such as reusing a this kind of PSU if i buy it or not
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and i need help choosing a CPU cooler. thought about a hyper 212 evo but i think it was better to put more money into the CPU cooler for something better than hyper 212

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October 12, 2012 4:24:10 AM
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October 12, 2012 5:03:16 AM

1 7970 is going to be enough for a while. If you really feel that that isn't enough then you can upgrade in a year or two. This build will even play metro 2033 at 60+ fps, which is basically the hardest game to run courrently. You really don't need more than this. This is a very high end system, it even beats most 680's. Making the only stronger cards the 7970 toxic, some 680's and the 690. If you aren't doing editing there is no reason to spend more than $1500 on a pc.
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October 12, 2012 5:14:41 AM

Here my suggestion add whatever keyboard,mouse,elect. you prefer

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master TPC 812 86.2 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($185.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($398.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2300.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 12, 2012 5:22:05 AM

i have heard that SLI microstutters more often than CFX. and i heard that 7970 GHz CFX beats 680s and has better overclocks
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October 12, 2012 5:25:39 AM

Lol... you have heard fanboy talk no doubt i have sli 670's no microstutters a 680 and 7970GHZ trade blows no clear winner a 7970GHZ does overclock better though and beats a 670 cost $50 -$100 more though if i recall correctly.
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October 12, 2012 5:27:56 PM

this was the build i was currently thinking of building but i think i want to get a better CPU cooler and replace some of the fans with LED lights since it has an LED switch

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.82 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($197.96 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($432.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($432.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($158.08 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2066.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 13, 2012 4:56:37 AM

I would go for an 800w psu unless you are going to do 3 way cfx at some point.
Even 800w might be a little overkill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
also if you don't plan on getting a third one I would get this motherboard instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also if you are gonna be playing on a 1920x1080 monitor I think you should only get one 7970 right now. Then in a year or two get another one, then they will be sub $200 so you will save some money. This card will play almost every game on highest setting in 1080p at 60fps, which is all that matters. The only thing you would be getting out of that extra $432.86 spent is seeing 130fps isntead of 70.
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October 13, 2012 5:40:11 AM

well i was thinking of getting a 3rd card in the future as is why im asking if it is worth it or not.

i have a 120Hz monitor right now
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October 13, 2012 4:17:18 PM

Well, if you really want this system to last for a long time a third card wouldn't be a bad option, that looks like pretty good mobo for 3way cfx and I don't think you are going to do better for that price. But even if you have a 120hz monitor that human eye can not perceive a difference past 60fpsm or the difference will be very small. I think you should go with one 7970 now and then if you feel you need another one in a year you could get one and it will probably be at least $100 cheaper. If you choose to get three at any point, it will be a very strong computer for a loong time.
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