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November 22, 2012 10:43:55 PM

Hello, I'm looking to build a new Gaming PC January -2013 with a 3000$ limit. This is a high end-build looking for input on the best components out there. I play FPS's (BF3,Cod etc) Intel Build.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 22, 2012 11:00:30 PM

pointless to build it now since by AMD 8000 series should be out by then. And we don't know the pricing of the 8000 series...
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November 22, 2012 11:17:52 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: January

Budget Range: (3000$ total including shipping etc.

System Usage: Gaming, School, Entainment, etc.

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) ** Everything except the case.

Do you need to buy OS:Yes, Windows 7 Pro
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX, Newegg, MemoryExpress.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Canada/Alberta/Edmonton

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Preference to Intel Processors, and Asus boards.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Yeah.

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560X1600 & 1920*1200

Additional Comments: Goal is to create a fast, reliable, gaming pc with room to upgrade in a couple years.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke) Constant problems with my current build.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. N/A


Is this in the right forum? I apologize if it isn't, new here..
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a b 4 Gaming
November 22, 2012 11:45:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.48 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($158.40 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($139.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1956.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 20:45 EST-0500)
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November 22, 2012 11:57:58 PM

Thanks for you reply, will keep all the replies I get in mind.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2012 12:51:20 AM

Hi, if you buy in January, the prices would be cheaper and there would be new parts that may or may not come out by then.

This is one of those times that doing your homework early isn't worthwhile! :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2012 1:06:32 AM

Can I just say something? Wait a few months after that, and you'll have a whole FLEET of new technology. That's a way better idea than buying something and having it be outdated in two months.
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November 23, 2012 1:10:55 AM

The display(s) should be your first thought. With that budget I recommend a 30" 2560 x 1600 ips display. or 3 x 1080p displays. Second will be your GPU. A GTX 680 at a minimum. Then CPU, I would wait for IVY Bridge E coming soon to have the latest greatest. Corsair line of liquid cooling low maint type like a H80 or H100. Good brand of motherboard like MSI or Asus. Good DDR3 1600 or better ram. Razer keyboard/mouse so on and so on.

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November 23, 2012 4:09:22 AM

DarkSable said:
Can I just say something? Wait a few months after that, and you'll have a whole FLEET of new technology. That's a way better idea than buying something and having it be outdated in two months.



Yeah that might be a good idea, to wait a bit after January for the new technology kinda hard to wait lol.

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The display(s) should be your first thought. With that budget I recommend a 30" 2560 x 1600 ips display. or 3 x 1080p displays. Second will be your GPU. A GTX 680 at a minimum. Then CPU, I would wait for IVY Bridge E coming soon to have the latest greatest. Corsair line of liquid cooling low maint type like a H80 or H100. Good brand of motherboard like MSI or Asus. Good DDR3 1600 or better ram. Razer keyboard/mouse so on and so on.


I have a 30inch already, but I'm not sure if I want to do Eyefinity or the Nvidia equivalent, I kinda have mixed feelings on gaming like that, I think I may do that in the future, don't have use it for gaming . As for the Corsair line of watercooling. I think they are pretty pretty good from what I've seen reviews on the past. I already have tons of peripherals like mechanical keyboards, mouses, headsets... hah


I guess just looking to get an idea of what's coming out in the coming months.
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