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January 20, 2013 4:55:49 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Friday

Budget Range: $1850-$2300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any trustworthy sites

Location: Orlando, Florida

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia Graphics

Overclocking: Definitely

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Gaming at 1920x1080, but do plan on upgrading to dual monitors later on for productivity, I would still only game on 1 monitor

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've gotten tired of console gaming, furthermore I have a YouTube channel and upload videos for a living, so my old iMac won't cut it

More about : 2000 gaming editing

a c 327 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:08:06 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.13 @ NCIX US)
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 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($154.43 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1837.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 02:25 EST-0500)

edit : use 2GB 670

you can always choose h100i or noctua nhd14
or add another 670 2GB for sli
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January 20, 2013 5:12:20 AM

I have put together a build that you can overclock all you want, but if you want to do water cooling you can but if you do for added performance I would replace the fans you get with what ever water cooler you get with Noctua F12-PWM, yes they will be better. Here is the build. I went will the 3930k so you can overclock and the hex core won't give you added performance in games but you will be able to take advantage of the two extra cores while video editing and rendering. Same with the 16GB of RAM.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:15:42 AM

Don't bother with a 4GB version of the 670 - the only time you should consider them is in SLI, gaming on three monitors. Just throwing it out there.
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January 20, 2013 5:21:25 AM

^Why get the Samsung 830 when in my build, that is above, I have a Samsung 840 and it's 20$ cheaper and preforms better.
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a c 327 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:22:44 AM

^ dude. samsung 840< samsung 830

owh yeah i agree with manofchalk, i didnt read that second monitor is for productivity. so you only play game in 1 monitor :)  get 2GB version instead. i will fix the build above
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a c 327 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:29:56 AM

840 =/ 840 pro

they are different thing
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January 20, 2013 5:30:14 AM

Samsung 840 PRO > others
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a c 327 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:35:46 AM

it is the OP who will buy what SSD he want :)  we provide the best info for him, thanks for the benchmark link

jemm said:
Samsung SSD 830 (256GB) uses Samsung MCX controller, with NAND 27nm Toggle-Mode 1.1 MLC.

Samsung SSD 840 (250GB) uses Samsung MDX controller, with NAND 21nm Toggle-Mode 2.0 TLC.

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) uses Samsung MDX controller, with NAND 21nm Toggle-Mode MLC.

None of these techs are cheap, they are not equal, thus they performance differently, when it comes to sequential write, but if you consider sequential read, they performance about the same.

The 840 Pro uses MLC NAND, which is a lot better in write performance than the TLC NAND used by the 840, so in part the 830 is a bit better than the 840 to respond your 1st question.

As for your 2nd question, I would pay the extra $ 50 to get the Pro version.
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January 20, 2013 5:39:06 AM

Wow Radeon, that build is incredible.

I appreciate it, I'll be ordering within the week :) 

Also I did decide to go ahead and throw in the Samsung 840 Pro.

One last question, if I decided to SLI the 670s later down the road, should I go with an 850w power supply or would the 750w be enough?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:42:14 AM

The 750W is normally recommended for dual Crossfire/SLI builds, but on this one I would go with an 850W. After overclocking and the extra 50W draw on that 2011 chip over an LGA1155, I think youl be safer with the extra wattage.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:48:51 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yy0B
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yy0B/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yy0B/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1952.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 02:47 EST-0500)

Base Total: $2067.88
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $2002.87

built for performance for videoediting and gaming. also got u 2 same hd, 2 same ssd. so u can run them in raid for maximum peformance :) 

got u a nice water cooler. and good case. full tower.

and good videocard. from evga ask why? 5 years warranty, great customer support.

cheers.

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a c 327 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:49:27 AM

fix ssd, 670 and psu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.13 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1918.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 02:49 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:51:20 AM

Spartin503 said:
750W will be way more then enough, though you can get the GTX 680 within your budget.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yxIK


2x8GB is very smart on a 2011 build(sarcasm). Even better, you added inside a large heatsink Ram that will not block that large heatsink at all(more sarcasm)

If you want to get a cheaper SSD, just go for the sandisk extreme 240GB, pretty much the same as samsungs 830 but using a different controller.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:52:19 AM

thats nice except its not geared for ultimate performance, u want 2 ssds running in raid.

and 2 mechanical drives in raid for ultimate performance also.

that ps is not needed. the xfx 750 i chose is quite good.

also i got him a full tower verus ur mid-tower.

the 80i is quite alright for overclocking no need to upgrade to the h100i.

samsungs 840pros nice but if was gonna raid 2 cost him alot more.

and the gigabyte videocard only has 3 years versus 5years warranty with evga.

just built tho, but not fully charged as the one i chose.

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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:53:48 AM

well running 2x8 is smart since the board supports quad channel so when he install another 2x8 kit he will be able to take use of the quad channel capabilities of the mobo.

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January 20, 2013 5:53:49 AM

I agree with AMD RADEON overall except you could still get a 680 in your budget if you wanted too.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:54:51 AM

the gtx 670 is 100$ cheaper and can overclock to 680 levels quite easily.

not worth it imo.

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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:55:53 AM

No point in getting a 680, a 670 has 95% of the performance of a 680 for $100 less. Can even overclock them past 680 performance.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:56:34 AM

+1 to manofchalk, i support such realities and price savings :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:57:16 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1925.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 02:56 EST-0500)

This is a build as it seems you want a 2011 buidl.

I would rather make an i7 build and save money
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 6:11:31 AM

not bad.

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January 21, 2013 4:13:57 AM

Best answer selected by cesartalks.
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