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January 7, 2013 8:24:25 PM

thinking about buying this for my gaming desktop, any inputs on the parts I've picked?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wpj1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wpj1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wpj1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.10 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($247.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($984.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2493.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 17:22 EST-0500)

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 7, 2013 8:39:44 PM

Monitor resolution ?...i don't think that cooler will fit the case.

If it's for gaming this will do : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wpsA

If it's 1080p subtract one card...
January 7, 2013 8:52:18 PM

its for 1080p benq xl2420t 120hz. I want to reach 120fps in bf3
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 7, 2013 8:54:25 PM

Two 670 gtx will do, it's much cheaper about the same power consumption and performance...
Also an i5-3570k is enough...
And it's really necessary 120 fps ?...i rather get a monitor with higher resolution that 120 hz...

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/im...

The asus ones offers good cooling and low noise.
January 7, 2013 8:56:41 PM

also, if I want to upgrade to 2x gtx 690 for future games would it be smarter to invest in one gtx 690 now?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 7, 2013 9:02:34 PM

Quad sli just sucks, either two way sli or three way sli with 670/680 gtx(only some z77 mobos with three way sli)...is what is best...the best scaling is between two or three cards, three 670 gtx is plenty...you can get two now and add another one latter.
But for 1080p, two cards is already an overkill...
January 7, 2013 11:10:47 PM

Just with the amount you are spending, the case seems fairly cheap. I do not know whether it is a good case or not, personally I would want a 'prettier' case.

Just my opinion.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 8, 2013 1:18:12 AM

If this i purely for gaming, it is pretty overkill. 2011 socket is as dead as 1155 so save the money for haswell/skylake. The peripherals are optional, i just suggest them. You will get a way better gaming experience out of this then yours with some shitty $10 mouse/keyboard combo. that 680 leaves for potential sli/3-way sli. 690's are supposed to be worse then 680 in sli because it has 2 gpus crammed into one and that means higher heat in there.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ws3I
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ws3I/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ws3I/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.10 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($247.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($133.56 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 Wired Laser Mouse ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1959.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 22:15 EST-0500)
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