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Complete System ~2500 US Questions and Seeking input

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November 23, 2012 3:51:35 PM

I am getting a fairly nice bonus check from work taking a mini vacation and going to update my main computer which brings up some questions, and this post I have a Max Budget of 2500 I will be running Win 7 64Bit U
I play Diablo 3/Eq2/Eq/ Bl2/AC3/Video Rendering, clean up and reconstructions and Special effects. (I use several GPU accelerated Apps and Plugins that clean up Video noise) I have dual 24" LCT 2ms Nvidia Vision enabled


Motherboard (I do want Thunder Bolt)
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard CFX (this is an EATX Board when I search on Newegg the Antec 1200 V3 comes up but in the features I don’t see where it will hold a EATX board)

Case
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black if this board will fit

CPU
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

HD Data
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

HD Boot (would Like to get two and raid them loosing trim doesn't bother me much)
SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Cooling CPU
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C11D-16GZL

Video
2x EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

Power Supply
Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


November 23, 2012 9:28:34 PM

After thinking about it I am going to drop to a I7-2700K and upgrade the video cards to Dual GTX 680 FTW and still have enough to raid those SSD's
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November 23, 2012 9:45:49 PM

Use pcpartpicker.com its the best way to stay on budget and get cheapest prices.
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December 4, 2012 1:42:14 PM

No suggestions yet? I was thinking I could also used dual 7870's
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December 4, 2012 6:57:47 PM

Your better off getting a single video card and then going CF/SLI later when the prices go down. for the price of two 7870s i would just get a single 7970 and put the saved ~100 somewhere else. (another monitor for eyefinity or nvidia surround?)

Also im not a fan of the corsair h100.
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December 4, 2012 10:51:43 PM

The H100i is the new model it got some fair reviews and the price was right I could dump it and with the extra 100 saved by your sugestion get real water cooling but my fav site (DangerDen) is gone I guess could go to FrozenCPU.
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December 5, 2012 3:16:17 PM

I bought my watercooling system and some modding supplies from frozencpu, they were great.

I got a thermometor from them and they sent it with the wrong color LCD, i called them and they sent me a new one, and let me keep the old one. Great friendly customer service.
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