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January 20, 2013 7:38:46 AM

Prior to visiting these forums I was going to follow this guy's template for building the "Ultimate Gaming PC":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AG3AAKsFhI

Now, looking back on it, it seems that his build is ridiculously overpriced; and I believe that I ended up with a much better build by asking the forums.

This is the build the forum gave me (Slightly modified by me):
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yyxn

What are your opinions on the "Ultimate Gaming PC", and do you think I'm getting a better deal with the forum suggested build?

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January 20, 2013 7:56:01 AM

He's on YouTube building "the ultimate gaming PC" so I am positive the forum one is better for the price. Never mind his probably not making much sense.

List his parts and yours if you care, no one is going to go watch a YouTube video and keep track of them
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January 20, 2013 8:36:59 AM

Forum build -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($93.99 @ Newegg)
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 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.53 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $2465.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 05:36 EST-0500)

YouTube Guy's Build -
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 ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($519.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($519.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($193.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $3429.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 05:36 EST-0500)
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January 20, 2013 9:53:39 AM

The Forum Build and Youtube Build will perform Equally but in CPU intensive Games, Forum will win because of 3930k

I'll not suggest 2x256GB SSD with 2x3TB HDD not at all.
A single Samsung Pro 256GB is Strong.

And I would prefer a GTX 690 over a 680SLI.
Because then you have room for SLI 690 and it will consume less power and produce less heat.

And no need of Sound card.

And I think you'll surely have 3 Monitors, Right?
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January 20, 2013 10:35:20 AM

cesartalks said:
Prior to visiting these forums I was going to follow this guy's template for building the "Ultimate Gaming PC":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AG3AAKsFhI

Now, looking back on it, it seems that his build is ridiculously overpriced; and I believe that I ended up with a much better build by asking the forums.

This is the build the forum gave me (Slightly modified by me):
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yyxn

What are your opinions on the "Ultimate Gaming PC", and do you think I'm getting a better deal with the forum suggested build?



hey dude... try this build... it's kinda expensive, but it's a powerful pc.. and you can say that this is an ultimate gaming pc.. :pt1cable: 


Two Intel Xeon E5-2690 retail = $2019.99 * 2
eVGA Classified SR-X = $649.99
Two Thermalright Archon SB-E = $84.95 * 2
Twelve Kingston 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC Registered = $89.99 * 12
Two eVGA Geforce GTX 680 FTW+ = $549.99 * 2
Asus Xonar DSX = $43.99 (w/$10 MIR)
Adaptec 7805 kit = $583.84
Two Intel 520 Series 480GB = $489.99 * 2
Four Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB SATA = $427.98 * 4
Pioneer BDR-208 = $99.99
Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD-RW = $16.99
Lian-Li PC-V2120X = $469.99
Corsair AX1200i = $329.99
APC Smart-UPS 1500VA = $603.99
Three Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm = $16.95 * 3
Two HP ZR30w 30" = $1179.99 * 2
Logitech Z906 5.1 = $339.99
Logitech G19 keyboard = $164.99
Logitech G500 wired mouse = $59.99

Total = $14,856.21
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January 20, 2013 10:43:31 AM

Nephilim_17 said:
hey dude... try this build... it's kinda expensive, but it's a powerful pc.. and you can say that this is an ultimate gaming pc.. :pt1cable: 


Two Intel Xeon E5-2690 retail = $2019.99 * 2
eVGA Classified SR-X = $649.99
Two Thermalright Archon SB-E = $84.95 * 2
Twelve Kingston 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC Registered = $89.99 * 12
Two eVGA Geforce GTX 680 FTW+ = $549.99 * 2
Asus Xonar DSX = $43.99 (w/$10 MIR)
Adaptec 7805 kit = $583.84
Two Intel 520 Series 480GB = $489.99 * 2
Four Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB SATA = $427.98 * 4
Pioneer BDR-208 = $99.99
Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD-RW = $16.99
Lian-Li PC-V2120X = $469.99
Corsair AX1200i = $329.99
APC Smart-UPS 1500VA = $603.99
Three Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm = $16.95 * 3
Two HP ZR30w 30" = $1179.99 * 2
Logitech Z906 5.1 = $339.99
Logitech G19 keyboard = $164.99
Logitech G500 wired mouse = $59.99

Total = $14,856.21


omg almost 15,000 on a pc :o 
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January 20, 2013 11:23:00 AM

I like putting ssd's in raid ^_^ although having one is blazing fast already but hey so long as there's money to burn, we want more speed hahahaha
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January 20, 2013 2:13:46 PM

If you want "ultimate" you'd probably want a 3970x. (shrugs) Do you need it? Of course not. But the word here is "ultimate", and I'd take it over a Xeon.
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January 20, 2013 2:38:54 PM

The only performance advantage of Youtube Guy's build over yours is the RAM. Upgrade yours. The Cosair you spec'd is what I use in my 6 year old beater.

Otherwise, nice build.
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January 20, 2013 3:03:34 PM

This is crazy. Why spend all this money on i7s and stuff when very few games even utilize 4 cores, much less hyperthreading. You could do so much better for less and stash the extra cash away for when Haswell comes out and the new generation of GPUs. Then, when games start utilizing more than 4 cores, then upgrade to a hyperthreaded 4 core chip. Makes no sense. Plus, like someone else suggested, how many monitors will be used. Its pointless, to get an outrageous GPU if you are just gamine at 1080p.

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January 20, 2013 5:47:26 PM

I forgot to mention that I would be using this for both gaming and editing, which is why the forum suggested the faster processor :) 

And for the YouTube build, he doesn't mention this in the video or partslist, but the guy suggested running the two 3TB in Raid-1 and the two SSDs in Raid-0.
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January 21, 2013 7:27:35 AM

Xeon is Slower than i7 in Gaming.

Best is to get i7 3770k or i5 3570k For Gaming.
Or if you have Money get a Better i7 Range.

And Games depend more on GPU, So spend more on GPUs.
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