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Gaming Desktop-$2000 budget

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January 23, 2013 4:28:59 AM

I'm kinda new to building computers...
I need a rig that will run games like Battlefield 3 (and 4) on ultra settings. I'd also need something that's easily upgrade-able.

So far I've decided on:

CPU-intel i7-3930k
MOBO-ASUS Rampage IV Formula
RAM-Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB)
GPU-EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4096 MB

I have a lot of trouble figuring out what parts fit with what other parts. Reading that stuff makes my head hurt.

I'd like a 60 gb ssd, and a minimum of 1 TB HDD.
Any recommendations on a case, and any changes you suggest are appreciated.

I'm also not sure which 680 is the best. Should I just scrap the 680 and go for a 670 instead?

Oh and I'm confused as to how to choose a PSU. I'd be glad if you could just redirect me to any threads that would just explain how all of this works.

And I'm not sure if I forgot any parts. As I said, I am very new to this. ANY help is appreciated.

-turtle

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January 23, 2013 4:34:50 AM

60gb ssd's are usually slow. X79 platform is very overkill for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.59 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer ($25.02 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1853.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 01:36 EST-0500)

The i5 will you just about the same FPS as the 3930k when overclocked. The extra money put towards GPU's will prove to be a better investment. 8gb ram is also more than enough for gaming, no need for 16gb.
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January 23, 2013 4:40:58 AM

Thanks. However I do a lot of heavy after-effects/maya.
Is there any real boost in FPS with two GPUs? I've seen conflicting views, so I'm not sure what the real benefit is.
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January 23, 2013 4:46:12 AM

theturtleface said:
Thanks. However I do a lot of heavy after-effects/maya.
Is there any real boost in FPS with two GPUs? I've seen conflicting views, so I'm not sure what the real benefit is.

Yes, but you don't need it depending on if you have more than 1 monitor. As for the CPU, i didn't know you were gonna be using after affects. The 3770k would still be SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than the 3930k and would still be great. The X79 is really for people who do video work with programs like after affects on a professional level.
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January 23, 2013 4:56:17 AM

So I can stick with my current mobo and get a 3770k right? And I need a maximum of 2 monitors. How about one 680, and I buy another monitor instead of another gpu?
I already have Win7 ultimate.
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January 23, 2013 5:01:32 AM

Honestly, the 7970 might be a better option with 2 monitors.
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January 24, 2013 5:21:31 AM

Like said before 3770k will be suffient 3930k is overkill and so is the 4gb 680
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January 24, 2013 5:22:52 AM

how much is your budget? are you from US/Canada? my builder sense is tingling LOL :) 
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January 24, 2013 5:35:21 AM

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how much is your budget? are you from US/Canada? my builder sense is tingling LOL :) 

$2000, I'm in asia, but I've got friends who are going to bring me the parts from the US.


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Like said before 3770k will be suffient 3930k is overkill and so is the 4gb 680


I've got friends with the 2gb 680 who have to turn down the graphics to high in skyrim when they're playing with mods and stuff. I just want to be safe. If I go for the 3770k, what do I get with the extra money?
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January 24, 2013 5:42:14 AM

Why not get 2 4gb 670s then?

And if you still got extra money maybie a bigger ssd and a better looking case
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January 24, 2013 5:50:39 AM

which case would you recommend?
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January 24, 2013 5:57:10 AM

This my favoruite case i had to pay $220 dollars for it in Australia but i dont care i love it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

theres also a black version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Its Got 2 fans that you can rotate to the front or side. Its got a top 220m and a back 120m it has a fan controller and a hot swable ssd. And its got 3.0 ports at the front. Its just awesome and its got a handle on the top for picking it up easy

The photos on new egg dont do it justice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsUDp_6ECl8

when i wake up in the morning and see this gorgeous case i just smile and say life is awesome haha. I simply love this case

Its a full size case which is awesome too
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January 24, 2013 6:07:59 AM

I will check that out.
And which mobo do you think i should go for with the 3770k? Am I right in assuming the sabertooth won't work?
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January 24, 2013 6:15:18 AM

Case looks amazing. Will definitely buy.
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