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December 21, 2012 1:18:50 AM

Case//NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD
PSU//COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX
Mobo//ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
CPU//AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core
Cooler//???????
GPU//EVGA 04G-P4-3688-KR GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 x2
RAM//Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Optical Drive//Pioneer 15X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-2208 x2
Hard Drive//OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III x2
OS//Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit – OEM
Monitor//????
Keyboard//????
Mouse//????

Asking if this config is good for gaming and do i need water cooling?? My price range is $4000.00
Games I play are from www.gog.com. (Skyrim like to play)

First post so take it easy on me.......

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December 21, 2012 5:40:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ttGA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ttGA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ttGA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme9 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($516.97 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($516.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($234.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($237.27 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP ZR2440w 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($359.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G700 Wireless Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2981.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 02:39 EST-0500)

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December 21, 2012 4:51:22 PM

even if you do have $4000 to spend i don't see spending that much on a motherboard unless there is some specific feature you need. you could also spend less on a case and psu but that's up to you.

i would either get 3x 23"+ inch monitors for eyefinity/surround or at least a 27" IPS 2560x1440 monitor. there is no reason to sli 2 680's for a single 1920 x 1200 monitor.
December 21, 2012 5:16:13 PM

jonjonjon said:
even if you do have $4000 to spend i don't see spending that much on a motherboard unless there is some specific feature you need. you could also spend less on a case and psu but that's up to you.

i would either get 3x 23"+ inch monitors for eyefinity/surround or at least a 27" IPS 2560x1440 monitor. there is no reason to sli 2 680's for a single 1920 x 1200 monitor.


Far Cry 3 can bring the mighty 680 to its knees. With everything maxed out, it can drop to the twenties. My son has a 680 and a 1600X900 display and he cannot max everything out. This will only get worse with newer games.
December 21, 2012 5:18:18 PM

babernet_1 said:
Far Cry 3 can bring the mighty 680 to its knees. With everything maxed out, it can drop to the twenties. My son has a 680 and a 1600X900 display and he cannot max everything out. This will only get worse with newer games.

still 2 680's for a 1080p seems overkill.
December 21, 2012 5:49:05 PM

Actually, for my build I plan on two 670's and my monitor is only 1920X1200.
December 21, 2012 5:55:08 PM

if he is going to spend $3000+ on a pc with 2 680's in sli i don't see any reason to not get a better monitor(s). i guess you could also go X79.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($984.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($984.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: LG IPS231P-BN 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: LG IPS231P-BN 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: LG IPS231P-BN 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $3317.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 15:12 EST-0500)