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Intel Gaming Build (CF, Eyefinity)

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December 21, 2012 8:00:23 PM

My primary rig suffered an ignoble death. So I am in an immediate need to purchase a new rig. I am firm at about 1600 for the hardware, and another 650 for monitors. Below is my list from newegg, my apologies on the substandard linking format. My questions are, is this a reliable worthwhile build, and where can I make some improvements? Also, what cable solution do I use for eyefinity with displayport monitors?


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
2


GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 GV-R795WF3-3GD Video Card
Item #:N82E16814125414
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$599.98


2


AMD Gift - 4-in-1 Game Coupon
Item #:N82E16800995140
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$339.98


3


ASUS VE248Q 24" LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers
Item #:N82E16824236154
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
$719.97
$644.97


1


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$34.99
$29.99


1


Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$219.99


3


Rosewill 19.7” (1.64 ft./50cm) SATA III Cable w/ Locking Latch Model RCDV-11011
Item #:N82E16812119474
Return Policy: Iron Egg Guarantee Return Policy
$10.47


1


Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811139009
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$139.99
$129.99


1


Western Digital WD Black 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136792
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$199.99
$179.99


1


Open Box: Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan
Item #:N82E16835185054R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy
$9.99


1


G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231609
Return Policy: Iron Egg Guarantee Return Policy
$74.99


1


COOLER MASTER R4-BM9S-28PK-R0 Blade Master Case Fan
Item #:N82E16835103070
Return Policy: Iron Egg Guarantee Return Policy
$11.99
$8.99


1


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$134.99
$119.99


1


CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139010
Return Policy: Iron Egg Guarantee Return Policy
$169.99
$129.99


1


OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820227791
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$149.99
$139.99


Grand Total: $2,299.32


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December 21, 2012 8:24:59 PM

Looks good to me, but isn't that WAY over your budget?
Never mind, forgot the monitors.

Just a thought, but I'd spend the extra to make one monitor be a BenQ 120Hz monitor. That way when you're doing competitive gaming you have that to play with. (And yes, it makes a HUGE difference.)
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December 21, 2012 8:29:55 PM

You're paying way too much for what you're getting.
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December 21, 2012 8:38:11 PM

Are you sure you want 3 monitors with speakers? I'm pretty sure you could get the ones without speakers, and save enough money in the process so you could buy a nice set of real speakers.
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December 21, 2012 8:49:08 PM

FinneousPJ said:
You're paying way too much for what you're getting.



Support that statement with fact? Otherwise troll elsewhere.
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December 21, 2012 8:50:20 PM

gamingboy said:
Are you sure you want 3 monitors with speakers? I'm pretty sure you could get the ones without speakers, and save enough money in the process so you could buy a nice set of real speakers.


I have a set of 7.1 bose speakers, and a decent headset.
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December 22, 2012 1:37:48 AM

DarkSable said:
Looks good to me, but isn't that WAY over your budget?
Never mind, forgot the monitors.

Just a thought, but I'd spend the extra to make one monitor be a BenQ 120Hz monitor. That way when you're doing competitive gaming you have that to play with. (And yes, it makes a HUGE difference.)



I might be able to forgo food for a week or two and afford more then one of the 120hz monitors.. that'd be a helluva set up to do 3 120HZ eyefinity, however I suspect to really utilize the raise in fps, I would need an additional gpu.

Currently debating case, psu, and if I should go 7950x2 or 7970x2, and even second guessing my motherboard selection.

My eventual goal is to water cool this rig, hence the cheap place holder cpu cooler.
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December 22, 2012 1:59:58 AM

Hello,

Have you considered a single higher resolution yamakasi 27" Catleap monitor? Ther're 2560x1440 27". Currently you have to order them off ebay I believe in North America but they are DEFINATLY worth it, even the A grade are phenomenal, the A+ is amazing. The dual 7950's are an excellent choice, and you can cool them on the cheap with an antec kuhler 620!

For the SSD I would prefer the Samsung 840 but thats just preference your choice is also great. If you are going to want a nice overclock I would sadly let go of the 212 EVO and upgrade to one of the new Phanteks PH-TC14PE 2011 edition (those Ivy chips really heat up fast) then I'd zip tie an extra fan on there for good measure, but then thats me ;) 

Are you planning a custom water loop?

Have fun
fungi
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December 22, 2012 2:14:29 AM

funguseater said:
Hello,

Have you considered a single higher resolution yamakasi 27" Catleap monitor? Ther're 2560x1440 27". Currently you have to order them off ebay I believe in North America but they are DEFINATLY worth it, even the A grade are phenomenal, the A+ is amazing. The dual 7950's are an excellent choice, and you can cool them on the cheap with an antec kuhler 620!

For the SSD I would prefer the Samsung 840 but thats just preference your choice is also great. If you are going to want a nice overclock I would sadly let go of the 212 EVO and upgrade to one of the new Phanteks PH-TC14PE 2011 edition (those Ivy chips really heat up fast) then I'd zip tie an extra fan on there for good measure, but then thats me ;) 

Are you planning a custom water loop?

Have fun
fungi


Hiya Fungi.
Yes I am, although the last time I water cooled a rig was back in the DD TDX socket 478 era. I have a few radiators, some tygon 1/2 id tubing, a few miscellaneous bits left over. Ideally I would want to go with an external rad box, nova 1280 with yate loons, and a single loop with the cpu-gpu-gpu-rez-pump-rad.. however I am straining my finances with a new rig, so it'll be a few months before I get around to ordering all the rest of the bits n pieces.

I have never heard of the brand Yamakasi, however I will take a look at them. I've been gaming/working on 2x asus vw222u monitors for several years, and despite the quality, they are starting to show their age with back ground bleed through and color saturation. I've never seen a BenQ monitor before, one of the reasons I was resorting to the Asus monitors I linked in my first post, that and native display port.

I would love to hear your opinion on closed loop coolers, are they worthwhile for a placeholder?
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