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Gaming Rig for 2.6k? Show me whatcha got! :D

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January 16, 2013 8:07:10 AM

Looking for a pc I've got one built here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xmmi let me know what you think!

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime end of feb near march

Budget Range: probably total 2,600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: A lot of 2560x1440 gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes a 27" 2560x1440 monitor

Parts to Upgrade: whole computer ie: new system

Do you need to buy OS: No I have my own copy.
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whatever works

Location: California, United States

Parts Preferences: Intel if possible! and maybe nVidia for graphics?? not sure.

Overclocking: Yes!

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if worth it

Your Monitor Resolution: upgrading from 1 1920x1080 21.5 inch to a 27" 2560x1440 just 1 monitor gaming here.

Additional Comments: I have come up with a build that includes a monitor I did some research on please give me an info you feel I should maybe edit my build from or remove something maybe? Also I was thinking of waiting for gtx 780 and getting two for sli? or should I just run with the gtx 690?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Boredom, and Giving old pc as a gift to my brother so he can play games as well!
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January 16, 2013 8:08:55 AM

you want to max out 2600? better spend half of it and save for future brand new nvidia/intel product
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January 16, 2013 8:12:45 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($514.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($678.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $2217.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 05:12 EST-0500)
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January 16, 2013 8:58:30 AM

I have no intention on saving money, hence why I asked for a 2.6k gaming rig and not a 1.3k Gaming rig :) . but why downgrade from the Samsung to the intel? I've heard the samsung performs better than the intel and is said to have a better overall quality. and then from the 1tb 10k rpm to the 2tb 7.2rpm why the switch? Any specifc reason why you chose these parts? why you chose the fan cooler over the interloop water cooler I chose? and why the 3570k over the 3770k I would feel like the newer version would run faster no? and for 2.6k I'm pretty sure I could throw that in there just for pure overkill.
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