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December 29, 2012 8:06:19 AM

Its mostly corsair/asus
Strickly for gaming, just finished my other all around build pc and need one for only gaming

Processor: Intel i5-3570k $200
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Formula $250
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 CAS-L 8 $50
Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX690 $1,000
SSD: Intel 520 240GB SSD for Boot/OS $200
Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRapter 1TB 10,000 RPM HDD $200
Case: Corsair 800D $250
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i $Free
Cooling: Corsair H100i $100
DVD Burner/Blu-Ray Burner: ASUS BW-14D1XT $75

I have not purchased anything yet minus the AX1200i power supply which i have had, I have a few questions also.
1. Should I go with the i5-3570k or i7-3770k, I plan to overclock to 4.6Ghz
2. The Maximus V Formula or Extreme Motherboard
3. 1600, 1866, or more MHz Ram
4. I was also thinking of a sound card and cant decide between the ASUS Essence STX or Xonar Phoebus (if not discontinued from newegg)
5. Last one guys, lol, the Blu-ray burner, There is two models I would like to go with , ASUS BW-12B1ST or the BW-14D1XT, which would you guys say is the better one.

Like I said this is a Gaming only PC 4.6GHz Build, not used for anything else, Im below my budget by about $175 without soundcard and at budget with.

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December 29, 2012 9:11:01 AM

The 690 is a hose job. Dual 670's give you more FPS and do it for a lot cheaper. You can get by with a less expensive motherboard and have just as good performance and features. Look at the Asrock Z77 extreme6. The Raptor makes zero sense when SSD's are available. I mean why pay $200 for a mechanical HD for a gaming build when you can size up on your SSD? One other thing to remember... the difference between 4.6Ghz vs 4.4 vs 4.2 is slim at best. Something to think about.

3570K is fine for gaming. With the blu ray burners, make sure whatever you decide on is retail (comes w/software) unless you already have the software.


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Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015

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ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Cooler Master TPC 812 - CPU Cooler with Vapor Chamber Technology and 6 Heat Pipes (RR-T812-24PK-R1)

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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI/HDMI/DP SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N670WF2-2GD

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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Silver Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
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December 30, 2012 4:16:11 AM

Thank you for your reply, so you think just use a 480+ GB SSD instead of using a 240GB SSD for Boot/OS/Games and a HDD for files and other what not. Im probably gonna go with the SLI setup as you suggested. If It matters I am going to be running 3x ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms (GTG) WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 , Resolution 2560 x 1440. I am pretty stuck on the ASUS/Corsair Combo. I have set uside $2500 for this build. I know the Corsair 800D case is overkill but it has room for expansion and is a great case, used on my last build. Im trying to go for the Ultimate Gamer PC, or close to it.

For an update i have already Purchased to 800D case and i5-3570k, Windows 7 H.P. 64Bit Full install, COrsair H100i CPU Cooler, and the ASUS Blu-Ray Player with Software, AX1200i PSU which i have had already
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December 30, 2012 5:21:31 AM

1badk10 said:
Thank you for your reply, so you think just use a 480+ GB SSD instead of using a 240GB SSD for Boot/OS/Games and a HDD for files and other what not. Im probably gonna go with the SLI setup as you suggested. If It matters I am going to be running 3x ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms (GTG) WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 , Resolution 2560 x 1440. I am pretty stuck on the ASUS/Corsair Combo. I have set uside $2500 for this build. I know the Corsair 800D case is overkill but it has room for expansion and is a great case, used on my last build. Im trying to go for the Ultimate Gamer PC, or close to it.

For an update i have already Purchased to 800D case and i5-3570k, Windows 7 H.P. 64Bit Full install, COrsair H100i CPU Cooler, and the ASUS Blu-Ray Player with Software, AX1200i PSU which i have had already

With that resolution I'd have a look at the Asus gtx 670 4 GB or the MSI gtx 680 4GB.
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