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January 18, 2013 5:19:27 PM

Im looking to build a tri screen gaming pc for around 3500$ or less. that includes everything, the mouse, keyboard, and of course the three monitors. this is what i have so far and was seeing if there is anything i dont need or anything that is just pointless or over priced. other then gaming i will be doing some 3d modeling (autodesk 3ds max) some photoshop and of couse heavy gaming! :) .

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($270.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($231.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($427.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($427.99 @ Amazon)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($215.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cyborg CCB437130002/04/1 Wired Laser Mouse ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Arctic Silver ($21.99)
Total: $3480.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 14:16 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 5:57:20 PM

Wow, that seems extremely overpriced.... You could shave off about $1,000 and have pretty much the same gaming performance. I'll try to put something together... but i'm at work so it might take some time.
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January 18, 2013 6:05:29 PM

I highly advise you use two 7970 GHz's instead of the rediculously overpriced 4gb 670's. The 670 and 680 slow down a ton after 2gb of ram are used so the 4gb version is largely pointless. The 7970 is built with more bus and 3gb of ram from the get go. It is built for multi monitor gaming and far cheaper. Heck at those prices a 6gb 7970 ghz can be considered. However it will start to bottleneck at 4gb used for the same reason the 670's do at 2gb...
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a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 6:10:37 PM

Drop the i7 to an i5-3570k. The only difference between the two is that the i7 has hyperthreading, which games don't use / get slowed down by anyways.

Don't get a closed loop water cooler - get a Hyper 212 EVO if you want budget, or a Noctua D-14, which is cheaper, performs better, and is less likely to break than a closed loop cooler like that one.

Seriously? A motherboard that costs almost $300? Find one that's about $150, perhaps $200.

32Gb of RAM is just pointless. You won't ever use more than 8GB, and that's with battlefield 3, photoshop, AND 20 tabs in chrome, all at once.

Good pick on the hard drive, bad pick on the SSD. Get either a Samsung 840 pro / 830 (but not the 840 non-pro) or an OCZ vector or Vertex 4.

Ditch the sound card - unless you have a club-quality sound system, there's no point; you won't hear a difference over normal speakers.

Your power supply is WAY too high, and that's a bad thing. You only need 750-800w, even with overclocking and two graphics cards.

Do you really ever think you're going to be reading or writing blu-ray drives on your computer? Why bother with a $100 disk drive?

Good pick on the monitors - those are nice ones.

Microsoft windows professional is designed for professionals - the extra features are only helpful for business or securing extremely important data. Just get home premium and save the $40

Nice pick on getting a mechanical keyboard instead of a flashy "gaming" keyboard.
That being said, it might be worth looking at other options; MX reds are (in my opinion) kinda blechy. Consider looking at WSAD keyboards - they're rather awesome, and of good build quality.

I've had some experience with the MMO 7's big brother, the RAT 9, and I'll just throw out there - I personally think it's a gimmick - it's got a lot of cool features, but as an actual mouse, isn't amazing.

Look for a simpler design of very good quality - I personally recommend a 5-button mouse; the extra two thumb buttons are easy to keep track of, and are more than plenty to cover the 9 and 0 buttons on a hotbar - the others are easy enough to keep track of. (I personally have mine set to switch hotbars up and down in an MMO, and I use the numberpad for hotkey buttons while having the number keys mapped to various macros.)
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a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2013 6:15:54 PM

DarkSable FTW.
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January 18, 2013 6:16:12 PM

Well you have the budget I would definitely go with Sandy Bridge E there is no point going Ivy when Haswell is around the corner.

For photoshop Cuda is a bonus but 7970GHz will be faster in gaming

32 GB only needed for running multiple VMs so you can assign each one x amount of ram and still have your PC running fine, but ram is cheap anyway
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January 18, 2013 6:26:52 PM

The only differences between the normal Asus P8Z77-V motherboard and the Deluxe version are Bluetooth 1+ ethernet 2+ Sata 6Gb/s 2+ USB 3.0 and $80 USD.

Do you really need that stuff?
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January 18, 2013 10:42:22 PM

OKay i look at what everybody said and took some things. but other things i couldent, like the 7970's. i dont know why i just like GeForce much better. but is the 2GB versions actually better? that is one of my questions i reduced the price about 500$. so if its close to the same performance then i will be very happy. so just a couple more checks and ill be putting my order in soon.

here is the updated version.

with the 4GB version.
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($228.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($154.43 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair CH-9000001-NA Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Arctic Silver ($21.99)
Total: $2905.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:29 EST-0500)


with the 2GB version.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($228.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($364.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($364.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($154.43 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair CH-9000001-NA Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Arctic Silver ($21.99)
Total: $2795.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:38 EST-0500)
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January 18, 2013 10:43:04 PM

Best answer selected by Hopeful gamer.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 12:29:42 AM

Dude - do not for any reason spend that much for 16gb ram - anything above $75 is just throwing away money. ZERO real world difference. Yikes.
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January 19, 2013 12:52:59 AM

if you, like you said, are going to do some 3d modeling you will easily use more than 8 gb of ram. ps, max/maya, the game, browser and its full. you got the money and ram is supercheap. stupid to not go for 16 or above.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 1:14:06 AM

16 yes, $150 worth, no.
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January 19, 2013 1:56:18 AM

yeah, ive misread your post at first. youre right ofc.
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