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$1600 Workstation/Gaming Build

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December 24, 2012 7:39:15 PM

I don't need monitors or speakers or a mouse, I want a Define R4 with window, and I want to use a Xeon.
a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2012 8:09:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ 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: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1232.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 17:08 EST-0500)

for the cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 24, 2012 8:24:50 PM

How about this?
This CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and (the 2700k is a placeholder instead of the Xeon)
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXd9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXd9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXd9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.55 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.95 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1571.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 17:24 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2012 8:34:54 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.95 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1492.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 17:35 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2012 8:36:31 PM

i think this one is better , 32gigs of ram is overkill for any usage that's not a smart choice and waste of money.
a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2012 9:37:49 PM

if we are done click the best answer to close the thread , or ask another questions :) 
a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2012 9:47:15 PM

This is an excellent price for an extremely good gaming build that will play pretty much everything you throw at it at high to ultra settings.It also be great for video editing,photoshop elect.For an enthusiast machine designed for both tons of video editing and tons of gaming in mind.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1632.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 18:56 EST-0500)
December 24, 2012 10:12:55 PM

Will a Xeon overclock?
December 24, 2012 10:37:38 PM

The real question is I thought Xeon require ECC memory as well
December 25, 2012 12:40:11 AM

They don't require ecc memory but I want to overclock it some
a b 4 Gaming
December 25, 2012 7:50:28 AM

can you tell us why you want to use a xeon ? for gaming !!
December 25, 2012 9:57:17 AM

The Xeon cant overclock, the 3770k can
a b 4 Gaming
December 25, 2012 10:16:08 AM

mrdowntownkiller said:
can you tell us why you want to use a xeon ? for gaming !!
+1 I would like to know as well please.It does not make any sense to me.I like to know your reason if that's cool.
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