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January 19, 2013 12:13:09 AM

Hi, I want to build/buy a gaming machine on a budget of $3000, I dont know a lot about putting pc parts together. I want something rly beast that will last long.

specifications:

CPU: Intel

GPU: GTX680 2G or 4GB (single)

RAM: 8GB+

Overclocking: Yes

The rest is with u guys! thanks to everyone that tries to help me :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 12:18:48 AM

whats ur country of origin and do u need monitor. windows. keyboard. mouse.

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January 19, 2013 12:51:57 AM

dont add monitor, mouse and keyboard, win 7 and I live in Canada. thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 1:04:17 AM

ok


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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($379.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($549.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($549.99 @ NCIX)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $2853.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 22:03 EST-0500)

Base Total: $2918.80
Mail-in Rebates: -$65.00
Total: $2853.80

should be more than ull ever need lol

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January 19, 2013 2:15:13 AM

That's a pretty solid list, but I would make the following changes:
1)I would take H100i over Thermaltake Water 2.0 (Earlier thermaltake closed loop watercoolers were junk) ($120)

2)I would pick the Asus Maximus V Extreme motherboard (Nothing wrong with the ASRock board but the Asus one has more features and overclocks better) ($369)

3)32GB ram is way too much for gaming. Get faster 16GB ram. Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD16GX3M4A1866C9 ($195)

4)Instead of getting one 512GB SSD, get two 120GB SSDs and RAID 0 them to get twice faster performance for the same amount of money. Corsair Neutron Series GTX 120GB x2 (A single Corsair Neutron outperforms the Crucial M4) ($270)

5)If you only use 1 or 2 monitors for gaming, you deffinetly don't need 2x GTX 680 4GB. Instead get 2x GTX 670 2GB. 2x ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GTX 670 2GB (These bad boys can handle 3 monitors with ease) ($820)

6)GTX 600 series cards are very power efficient, therefore you don't need a 1000w PSU. A gold/ platinum certified 850w power supply would be more than enough. ($150)

That would save you about $160.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 2:30:38 AM

revised gaming build with 3 gtx 670s :D 

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($379.88 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $2878.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 23:30 EST-0500)

Base Total: $2938.82
Mail-in Rebates: -$60.00
Total: $2878.82


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January 19, 2013 2:44:26 AM

Beast gaming PCs have their budgets split 15-20% CPU 30-40% Graphics, making sure that you spend twice as much on Graphics as you do CPU. At $3000 Budget, that is $600 CPU, $1200 Graphics. Using the following links, that means you'll want an i7-3930k ($570) and 2-GTX 680s.

CPU Link
Graphics Link

If you are US, here are links for the items
Overclock GTX 680 4gb
i7 3930k
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 3:05:13 AM

he doesnt need a 6core. games barely use 4core as it is.

that build is fine.

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January 19, 2013 4:32:56 AM

Thanks to everyone! just one quick thing, I dont plan on playing on mulltiple monitors. 1 monitor is all I need so I wouldnt need the sli GPU's. Other than that Tick Tock's rig looks pretty damn good!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 4:40:40 AM

heres a modification since u need just 1 monitor:

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($379.88 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $2829.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 01:40 EST-0500)

7990 faster than the gtx 690 :D 

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January 19, 2013 4:49:48 AM

Thanks for ur time buddy :)  that looks good ill review it a few times and probably going to buy it next week! :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 4:49:53 AM

Let me throw something out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4ip08auGg

Please read that, OP. Basically what it's saying is that blowing 3k for a "rly beast rig that last long" is a really, REALLY bad idea. You'll get equal performance right now by spending half that, and you can use the other half to upgrade later, getting you MILES better performance and a better computer that lasts longer.

In fact, if you're on a single 1080p monitor that's only 60hz (i.e. a standard gaming monitor), you can spend about $1.2k and max out any game out there... so why spend the rest when you could save it for upgrades down the line?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 4:56:16 AM

u cannot max out certain games kin 1080p on ultra with a 1200$ system at 60fps per sec.

his rigs gonna last him a long while with the 3k.

also that ncix video is opinion not fact.

cheers.

but interesting nether the less.

np darkthings anytime, fell free to msg me if u need more help.

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January 19, 2013 5:32:17 AM

Agree with DarkSable.
You're on 3k budget which is A LOT for gaming pc.First of all,new gpu from ATI 8000series and Nvidia 700 are almost here.
If you can wait just 2 months later and buy new ati or nvidia which will have much more power due to next gen consoles and gaming are coming very soon.
You could get for example brand new ati 8970 which will have 3gb vram,2560cores(gtx 680 has 1536,gtx 580 was 512cores),and overall much better perfomance for next gen gaming.
Although gtx 600 and ati 7000 series are great they are 1 year old and in hardware terms when you have to change gpu every 2 years for ultra setting this is old(er).
So wait for 2 months more,buy newest gpu,dont buy 3k PC, you dont need 32gb.16gb for gaming is overkill now but its enough for next couple of years.You dont need 400$ motherboard.You can easily spend 2000$ on brand new gaming beast and put 1000$ for upgrades.
after 12-24 months.This will be reciepe for longer gaming.
If you dont want to wait for new gpu,then you should still go for 2000$ PC and 1000$ put for upgrades after 12-24months.You dont need 400$ motherboard,4TB HDD, 6GB GPU unless you playing on 4 monitors.Go for 3570k not 3770k you dont need hyperthreading in games
Like i said buy i great PC for 2k and upgrade again and it will last for at least 4years at ULTRA settings every game.Better then spending 3k on expensive not needed hardware and after 2years you wouldn't have money for upgrades and you would buy consoles complaining why are PC-s expensive :cry: 
Unless you're rich LOL.Then you go for 3000$ PC
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January 19, 2013 5:46:43 AM

it is correct that you will not need sli, you should just go with 1 gtx 690, will future proof yourself, as well as being able to go sli with another 690 if needed in the future
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 4:09:38 PM

hes got 3k asked for a 3k rig. i delivered it. theres always gonna be faster but the rig i built is high quality and will blowup games for some time to come.

also the 7990 eats the 690 for breakfast mate.

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January 19, 2013 4:19:03 PM

Yeah, I wanna get a single 680 and be able to upgrade it in the future... Also I think that 8 GB is enough for me... But like, I edit videos and stuff and play heavy games too, so I need a decent CPU, good cooling system coz I'll be overclocking... But I dont want it to be less than $2500 coz I wanna the best performance and durability... Thanks u all :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 4:25:15 PM

i think 16 will better for editing.

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($379.88 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Memory Express)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $2369.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 13:24 EST-0500)

Total: $2369.04


with the modifications u wanted.

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January 19, 2013 4:29:35 PM

Looks great man! just a quick question, do u think that rig is gonna blow up any game on max sett. and the new gen games to come? thanks for ur help :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 19, 2013 7:55:57 PM

yes, u will blow up any game but for max settings sli of gtx 670 would be better tbh.

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January 19, 2013 11:56:46 PM

iceclock said:
i think 16 will better for editing.

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($379.88 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Memory Express)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $2369.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 13:24 EST-0500)

Total: $2369.04


with the modifications u wanted.


nice
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 12:15:49 AM

thanks. :D 

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January 20, 2013 12:50:53 AM

I will sli the 680 in the future... dont worry :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 12:54:13 AM

hehe :D .

gotcha, sounds hella fast.

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January 20, 2013 6:30:30 AM

Have u built ur own rig? how hard is it? it's my first one, im nervous... I wish I had someone experienced to build it with me... D:
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 4:29:31 PM

yes, well with some help of course,

heres what i got.

WindowZ 7-ulti x64

Cooler-Master 690 Advanced Atx Case.

Razer Black-Sharks Battle-Field3 Edition he@d-phon3z

Corsair 850 Watt Modular Power-Supply

Corsair Vengeance Black Lp 16 Gig Kit 8x2gigs Ddr3 1600mhz

Crucial m4 256gb ssd drive

Seagate 2tb Sata3 Hard-Drive.

Western Digital 640GB Caviar Green SATA2 3GB/S 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Disk

GalaxyTech Geforce Gtx 660ti 2gb Gc Edition

Cooler-Master Quickfire Mx Cherry Blue Mechanical Keyboard.

Corsair M60 Killer Mouse

Roccat Taito MousePad

creative gigabit t40 speakers

Lg Flatron E2442 Monitor Led 24 Inch

Micro$oft Xb0x360 Gamep@d

msi p67a-gd43

you know if u dont feel comfortable installing all that ncix or other places will install it + u get a warranty.

i can build u a build from ncix if ud like and theyll install everything u need.

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January 20, 2013 4:34:03 PM

That would be great too, make a similiar build from the last one u made. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 4:42:13 PM

shur. ill make u one from ncix.com and theyll install everything+1 year warranty.

Vesta I1 (Q3963433) Yes Q3963433 $2,456.34 $2,456.34
1 x Intel Core i7 3770K Quad Core HT Unlocked Processor Overclocked to 4.4GHZ NCIXPC Vesta I1 -ONLY-
1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler System LGA1366 2011 1156 AM2 AM3
1 x ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 SATA3 HDMI DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard
1 x Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 16GB 2X8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit
1 x Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB USB3.0 1394 Fan Ctrl No PS
1 x AMD Radeon HD 7970 925MHZ 3GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E DVI HDMI 2 X Mini Display Port
1 x Seasonic Platinum 860 ATX 12V 24PIN 860W Active PFC 80PLUS Platinum Modular DC to DC Power Supply
2 x Bitfenix BFA-ACL-30BK15-RP Alchemy LED Connect Lit Strip 30CM 15 LEDs - Blue
3 x Bitfenix Spectre Pro BFF-LPRO-12025B-RP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan 1200 RPM 56.22 CFM 18.9 dbA
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64Bit SP1 DVD OEM *for NCIX PC Only*
2 x Intel 520 Series 120GB 2.5IN SSD MLC 25nm SATA3 Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM
2 x Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5in Internal Hard Drive - OEM
1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
1 x Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x Steelseries Qck Medium Sized Cloth Mouse Pad 12.6X10.6IN
1 x D-LINK DWA-130 Wireless N USB Adapter 2.4-2.462GHZ 802.11B/G/N
1 x Premium PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
Includes extra attention to cabling, lighting installation and extra burn-in period. Recommended for windowed cases. Assembly requires an additional 4-5* business days to ship once all parts are in stock. *typical lead time (currently 5-10 business days)
1 x Standard 1 Year Limited Warranty With NCIX IN-HOUSE Tech Support
Please note that Extended Service plans with On-Site service are available for your system at check-out.

YOUR TOTAL $2,456.34

shipping:30$

with tax and shipping:2860$

ur all set for massive gaming, it comes with 1 year warranty,. pre overclocked to 4.4 gigahertz and a sweet case and everything looks ready for gaming haven :D 



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January 20, 2013 4:59:49 PM

What happen to GTX 680? D:
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:23:43 PM

the 7970 is faster than the gtx 680 and when overclocked theres no competition, 7970 destroys and counquer.

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January 20, 2013 5:30:52 PM

alright, thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:58:50 PM

no problem anytime dude. that rigs gonna scream. my pc got built by ncix also. so its good quality never failed once :D 

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