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$3500-$3999 budget, need advice

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December 15, 2012 12:50:59 PM

I am currently deployed in Afghanistan and plan to do a full upgrade when I get back. My question is should I wait for the next generation Hardware or will it be worth it to start buying components now so when I get home sometime in 2013 I have everything ready to go.
Also would it be better to go 1156 or 2011. I have heard that Intel is retiring the 2011 socket. Is that true?
I am upgrading from my current Rig which is in my public profile. Money really isnt an option but try to keep it under

$4000 so go nuts.

Approximate Purchase Date:Sometime in 2013

Budget Range: $3500-$3999 after everything is said and done

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Benchmarking, Movies, surfing the net

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade:
Cpu: Intel

Gpu: Preferably Nvidia but I am open to AMD. 2 or more

Mobo: Open to suggestions. I have had a lot of luck with my asus though
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Ram: Again I have had a lot of luck with g-skill but open to suggestions.

Cpu Cooling: Water Cooling. Not an all in one unit.

Gpu cooling: More than likely air but if you can fit it into the budget, water.

HDD: I will probably keep my 1TB Seagate barracuda for storage. But may add at least another TB

SSD: Atleast 256MB possibly 2 for Raid

Disk drive: Will use my current

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower

Psu: My 1000W Kingwin lazer if possible

Monitor: 24" LED backlit

Keyboard: no

Mouse: Yes
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Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Frozencpu

Location: Fort Riley, Kansas

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, or Better

Additional Comments: I know it will be overkill but I have the money and nothing else to spend it on. I love overclocking and pushing everything I can to the limit for Benchmarking. I know it accounts for nothing but I love doing it.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Cause I can and want to


Again I still have about 6 months left in this deployment so if the latest and greatest will be released before I get

back just let me know and I will wait. I am also open to any suggestions for any piece of hardware.

Thanks

More about : 3500 3999 budget advice

December 15, 2012 1:44:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($369.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($429.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone RV01-BW ATX Full Tower Case ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S27B350H 27.0" Monitor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3256.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 10:42 EST-0500)

about the psu it's up to you but i recommend a more quality psu if you are going nuts like this build. and about the water cooler you don't want something badass for a 3570k.

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LGA 2011 Build


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($429.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S27B350H 27.0" Monitor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3582.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 10:52 EST-0500)
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