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Build me the best computer possible for 5,000 dollars!

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December 12, 2012 10:30:26 PM

Seriously, go all out. I recently came across some money as a bonus from work and I'd like to build my own PC. Please build me the best of the best for 5,000 dollars!

Liquid cooling, best GPU, amazing processor, you name it. Thank you guys!
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December 12, 2012 10:42:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G465 1.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($38.12 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($445.94 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair DOMINATOR GT 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 2 EX 100GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($1662.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($561.35 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA Classified 1500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: I/O Magic IBD1 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($180.58 @ Compuvest)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 3-Pack (32-bit) ($636.81 @ Compuvest)
Keyboard: Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($310.59 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cyborg M.M.O.7 Wired Laser Mouse ($138.81 @ B&H)
Total: $5007.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 12, 2012 11:04:52 PM

djangoringo said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G465 1.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($38.12 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($445.94 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair DOMINATOR GT 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 2 EX 100GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($1662.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($561.35 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA Classified 1500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: I/O Magic IBD1 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($180.58 @ Compuvest)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 3-Pack (32-bit) ($636.81 @ Compuvest)
Keyboard: Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($310.59 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cyborg M.M.O.7 Wired Laser Mouse ($138.81 @ B&H)
Total: $5007.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


You trollin'?
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December 12, 2012 11:12:32 PM

No, the zotac 610 can run far cry 3 ultra @84" tv, i had to put a 1500w psu though, 1200w could blow up.
With capability of overclock with cpu to 8 GHZ with watercooler!
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December 12, 2012 11:38:29 PM

djangoringo said:
No, the zotac 610 can run far cry 3 ultra @84" tv, i had to put a 1500w psu though, 1200w could blow up.
With capability of overclock with cpu to 8 GHZ with watercooler!


Oh, ok, so you're trolling. Got it.
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December 13, 2012 1:05:24 AM

Here is a legitmate reply for you sir.
$5000 is WELL past the point of diminishing returns.
This build is just over $2700 and will handle anything you can throw at it for many years to come.

It has the i7-3930k, an unlocked 6-core processor. With the corsair H100 liquid cooler.

The motherboard comes with 2x4GB of RAM already, so I added the same RAM again for 16GB's total of Quad Channel RAM.

It has Dual GTX 680's in SLI, so expect on average, over 100fps even on Battlefield 3 with Ultra details.

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($167.28 @ CompUSA)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Total: $2726.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 22:02 EST-0500)
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December 13, 2012 12:54:01 PM

azathoth said:
Here is a legitmate reply for you sir.
$5000 is WELL past the point of diminishing returns.
This build is just over $2700 and will handle anything you can throw at it for many years to come.

It has the i7-3930k, an unlocked 6-core processor. With the corsair H100 liquid cooler.

The motherboard comes with 2x4GB of RAM already, so I added the same RAM again for 16GB's total of Quad Channel RAM.

It has Dual GTX 680's in SLI, so expect on average, over 100fps even on Battlefield 3 with Ultra details.

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($167.28 @ CompUSA)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Total: $2726.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 22:02 EST-0500)

Would go this build and spend some extra cash for holidays in cyprus or something like that....
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