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Hi, I am about to sell my
Alienware R4
intel 3690x
2x 250 ssd
2x 2 tb hdd
2xgtx 680 SLI
1200w thunderbolt

and want to build my own high end gaming pc
budget anything below £2000 sounds good
the main thing is that I want a reliable pc with parts that will last the next few years for the next new games
I had 3 monitors and did not like the performance drop thus i sold them for the same price i bought them
I need advice on the best gaming monitor out there as well
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  1. dude.... you must be joking, that alienware is something we dream of... those parts are the best of current generation
  2. yes man, but my situation is different, i got offered 1000£ more than i payed, so i was thinking with 1500-2000 i make a reasonable gaming built and i save some cash for a car
  3. Lucky man to be both able to afford that mahcine and then make 1000 euros off it

    Edit: Sorry for not being too helpful, but I'm not very familiar with high-end machines.
  4. Just keep the machine man. or sell one of the 680's and one ssd
  5. interesting reply's, but guys i am not looking for xeons, i was thinking for i5's since when i was loading my current system the actual 6 cores or threaded 12 were hardly being used. i am looking for something which will be good value great performance, i am not after a machine to show off but to play my games flawlwsly. the gtx 680 were palit, and honestly even though they were good they did overheat a bit with the 3 monitors.

    the other thing i need help deciding is the size, i got the space for it and am thinking to get something biger than mATX since everything is sooooo compacted
  6. Well an i5 3570k and an asus DCUII gtx 670
  7. I donte much experience with xeons but i seem to get the impression they are not good for games but for servers, could anyone shine some light what the main differences are?

    also what would be the best gaming monitor (has to be 24+ inches :) )
  8. thank you for the info of the monitors now how about a motherboard (i was looking at the


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008H0T8CG/ref=asc_df_B008H0T8CG11431518?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=hydra0b-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B008H0T8CG&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18549631191593697329&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=


    what do you think and what would you recomend) and case which ones are most liked here? a i said space is no problem i just dont want overheating :) the alienware case seemed clostrophobic (although very nice)
  9. Taeran said:
    Lucky man to be both able to afford that mahcine and then make 1000 euros off it

    Edit: Sorry for not being too helpful, but I'm not very familiar with high-end machines.



    1000£ :)
  10. Noob12 said:
    Any B75 H-77 or Z-77 if if you go xeon i think it do not overclock. so mobo is cheap.
    If you go 3570k so take That asus or Asus P8Z77-V or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
    wery good mobos all i f xeon so you dont need a overclock mobo take asus or gigabyte B75 mATX or ATX that xeon prosessor is i7 and 3570k is i5
    i7 has more power. and 4 more Treats



    you have helped a lot to make a decision but 2 questions:
    1)i never worked with xeons what do they surpass the i5/i7? i understand about theerror correction thing but for someone who uses the pc mainly for games i think i5/i7 should be ok. I dont want an overpriced pc since i know the prices drop fast and newer cpu' come out. i want something to last me 2-3 years of the new games which come out

    2) what did you think of the bundles? the second one is i5 with the sabertooth and ram for like 350£
    and do u not like this sabertooth mb i thought it was good, is the asus better or cheeper?
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