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November 13, 2012 11:06:49 AM

Hello all. Before I say ANYTHING let me put this here: DO NOT EVEN REPLY UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THE WHOLE THING. I get that it's a million times easier for you guys to just look at the budget and put together A build, but I have some serious specifications here. I have some money to blow. specifications below, read 'Additional comments" for more info. Here's the formal stuff:
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: I've got almost 900 bucks to blow and I need a new pc for gaming, I'll use my most recent build for editing and uploading. I do not need a gpu for this system though. I'm getting a check for 800 more dollars soon, so I'll blow that on a good 27 inch monitor, expensive peripherals, and a good gpu. waiting for the 8xxx series to come out so I can fit in a 7870 no problem. (will probably want to xfire in the future)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Heavy gaming, A little photo/video editing, lots of internet surfing. I hate to admit that I'm an avid 4chn user, but hey. I know I'm the scum of the internet. das how i role mane.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes but not included in this budget. (which I'd like to keep at 850 not including GPU and peripherals.)


Parts to Upgrade: starting from scratch, all I've got to spare atm is a SUPER old 100GB HDD (super slow, like 5k somethin RPM)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, AND INCLUDE IT IN MY 850 BUDGET! (Once again, not including gpu)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg. Amazon is okay, but amazon has ripped me off hardcore before, so. (Btw, pcpartpicker annoys me to all get out)

Location: lousville Kentucky. no microcenter near me.

Parts Preferences: this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and preferable an i5 3570k (and a hyper 212 evo, for lots of OC :D )

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future, I intend on adding 2 7870's. (will run off IG np, got other pc with 7970 in it to run for now.)

Your Monitor Resolution: This is the monitor I'm buying ( anything better, btw? I saw the 1ms response time and was just "MUST. HAVE"): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Additional Comments: Now that I think about it, I think I've pretty much explained my situation in the rest of the specifications.. I've got 900 bucks to blow and I to save up for the new cod game, so. no GPU needed, waiting for 8xxx series. THANK YOU TOMSHARDWARE. You guys are all amazing.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: It'd just be extremely handy for me to have another PC. my current one is BLAZIN' fast but I could use a new one (even though current one is only like a month old) for My extreme multitasking u.u

THANK YOU SO MUCH.
EDIT: also, if there's anyway you can color scheme the parts black and blue that'd be totally amazing. thanks.

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November 13, 2012 11:31:01 AM

-insert shameless self bump here- I'm super impatient, sorry ;-;
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November 13, 2012 11:33:14 AM

If it must be 27", and you'll be doing 2-way Crossfire 7870s, I highly suggest getting this instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's 120Hz to make the most and justify the Crossfire GPUs.

Forgive me for not completely understanding but I need to confirm - You want a $900 build for all internal components minus the GPU, but with the OS?
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November 13, 2012 11:34:46 AM

Yes pretty much.. and closer to 850 if you can manage, if not that's fine. Im kinda weird so sorry if anything I say is hard to understand. just call me out on it and Ill put it in terms a normal human can understand.
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November 13, 2012 11:34:48 AM

(closer to 850 because I wanna start savin' for the new cod game that came out.. what was it, yesterday? I stay up for like 40 hours then sleep for like 5 so release dates are always hard for me to get. I think it's out though.)
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November 13, 2012 11:40:17 AM

and on a side note, HOLY POOPWORTHY THE SECOND THAT MONITOR IS 600 BUCKS >-< I honestly don't need 120hz. I'm happy with 60hz, My eyes aren't trained enough to see the difference, honestly. (too many years of gaming on cheapo laptops I guess) & also, I actually kind of like glossy screens, js.
EDIT: and I don't do any gaming in 3d if that helps http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... looks fine to me. suggestions in the 250-350 dollar range? I'm okay financially but I can't justify a 600 dollar monitor. cx
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November 13, 2012 11:53:51 AM

That's the cheapest 120Hz 27", unfortunately.
The problem with 60Hz and Crossfire 7870s is you'll have really good fps but you won't get the most of it since adaptive vsync would ruin it for you when you go over 60fps, and if you turn that off you'll encounter tearing/ghosting since the refresh rate can't keep up anymore.

120Hz increases that fps cap to 120.

This one is $389.99, but it's 24"
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006HIKIG0/?tag=pcpapi-20

This is the cheapest 120Hz I could find, it's 23.6"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I believe people have reasons not to get that though, I don't know. :lol: 

Also, there's no 120Hz monitor that doesn't support 3D.

On to the build suggestion!
I read you hate pcpartpicker, but it really is convenient and it lets you see the discount on bundles and promos.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nyV2
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November 13, 2012 12:01:39 PM

honestly, I want to do eyefinity in the future (or whatever its called now) so 2 7870's would be grand. 60hz will do just fine. suggestions on a 60 hz 27 inch monitor? (btw, still need an 850-900 dollar build including OS but not a GPU and with the specified case ;-;)
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November 13, 2012 12:03:48 PM

that emote at the end was supposed to be ;-; then a ) to end the parenthesis.
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November 13, 2012 12:19:50 PM

another selfless shameful self bump. because I have 0% life 100% pc.
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November 13, 2012 12:31:01 PM

I left a build on my previous post.

Dual 7870s won't be good for 3-way Eyefinity(which is what's nice), since it only has 2gb of VRAM. Get 7950s for that.
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November 13, 2012 12:33:09 PM

Okay: at first glance, the first thing I notice: SSD. I don't need an ssd. most storage I'll need for an hdd is 500gb. should have specified. my fault.
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November 13, 2012 12:33:19 PM

oh thanks sorry didnt see it. I don't really ahte pcpartpicker as much as I hate putting together builds on it. It's fine and dandy for looking at parts but it confuses the crap out of me to use it. gimme a minute to review :0
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November 13, 2012 12:36:01 PM

after more in depth inspection: 550w psu. need more than that for xfiring 7870s. other than that everything looks amazing. i'll grab the TX750 and cut the SSD, and grab a cheapo caviar blue 500gig. sound good?
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November 13, 2012 12:44:13 PM

Oh, my bad about the PSU, forgot the Crossfire option.

And no, keep the SSD. It's not for storage purposes anyway, it's for faster boot up of your OS and apps/programs plus little to no loading times in games. Just trust me on this one, your budget is capable of it and you'll really enjoy it.

I included a 1TB Caviar Blue in that build. o_o

Get this instead, I find it better than the TX750; it's also full modular.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62224&vpn=P1750BNLG9&m...
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November 13, 2012 12:45:23 PM

Oh thanks. I wanna save up and add a 512gb SSD later. so I'll lay off the SSD for now and grab a bigger one later (prices dropping so fast!)
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November 13, 2012 12:56:29 PM

You don't need more than 8gb of RAM for gaming; even that you probably won't max out. You can always just add more RAM as you find the need to(though I doubt it), it's not as hard as any other component.

If you really must though, I don't like neither.
First one has tall heat spreaders and CL10, 2nd has tall heat spreaders. :lol: 

Those tall fins would make your CPU cooler installation a living hell. Get this instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 13, 2012 1:05:44 PM

getting the 16gigs so i can dedicate 8gigs to a server, while playiig games like MC/terarria. will then dedicate 6g to the game ans leave 2g free for the normal tasks. intend on making it 32gigs later. thanks for the suggestion. getting the hyper212 evo, I have to ask, does it have a backplate to install on the motherboard? installing cpu coolers has always baffled me.
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November 13, 2012 1:08:09 PM

(32 gigs so i can dedicate like 24 to a server. love having like 20-30 friends all freebuilding together on a lagless server.) Oh and another thing. on my current pc I hooked it to the modem etcetc, but it was a major pain because we have a cheapo modem/router. do you suggest getting a wireless card? and if so why/which one
and does that ram come in blue? jw.
EDIT: Found the blue version but it's like 20 bucks more expensive? o-o
EDIT2: oh it's clocked at a higher speed that ivy's don't like.
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November 13, 2012 1:20:42 PM

Also should I get a sound card? I've got a pretty wicked 200$ surround sound system that I use for my TV but i kinda wanna use it for my pc stuff as well
EDIT: is this a good set of memory within the blue color scheme? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EDIT ONE LAST TIME: I gotta take a quick break from the computer to work out for a while, i'm getting jittery. I'll be back in like 20 and revive this tho. thanks.
-Spooge
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November 13, 2012 1:45:10 PM

Back. idk much about ram. educate me?
thanks a mil btw. just jumped rope for like 10 minutes straight >-<
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November 13, 2012 1:48:54 PM

damn asthma ruining my workout. fak.
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November 13, 2012 2:14:53 PM

thanks. i'll just get the orange kit and hope the hyper 212 evo covers it ^-^
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