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January 24, 2013 2:09:15 AM

Hey guys.

Approximate Purchase Date: within a week if i get everything figured out
Budget Range: 1600 to 1800 after shipping preferably. I don't rely on rebates because half the time I don't get them back lol.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies (eventually 3d when i get a monitor for it), surfing the internet, also for some studying ect.

Are you buying a monitor: Not yet but if anyone knows of or has a good 27 in 3d monitor let me know. I haven't read up on them too much.

Parts to Upgrade: New system all the way

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit oem
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Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, newegg--I have heard people have more problems with them and returns than they used to when I built my first pc about 5 years ago. Basically anyone else that is reputable.

Location: About 10-15 dollars in gas away from Orlando, FL

Parts Preferences: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zeTp

Overclocking: Yes but new at oc'ing

SLI or Crossfire: yes, if not now then later

Your Monitor Resolution: 27 in 1920x1200, would like to eventually get a 27 in. + 3d monitor, also would like higher def but that may be too much money

Additional Comments: I cycle through games. Right now I am playing world of warcraft. I will get Skyrim and some others sometime. Some of this is maybe overkill, ok definately for just WoW atm but I want this to last me a good while like my last 2 pcs have.

WoW is lagging and loading slow, even after a fresh install of OS. Memory is consumed by open webpages, skype, and Wow. I also want to play games in 3d and watch 3d movies. I'm a noob though. I dont keep up with technology at all times. I research whatever I am looking at buying though. I dont know if this is true but as I understand it Nvidia is better with 3d video. That is the only reason I chose an nvidia card. I was going to go with a 7950 or a 7970. Not stuck on any of my choices. I want a gaming pc that can be overclocked and has a lot of room for expansion(sli/crossfire, hdd). I would also like 2x8Gb of ram. I have corsair dominator in my old pc and havent had any problems with it but any reputable brand is fine. Is the psu I chose good enough to take care of multiple cards. Ty and sorry for the long winded post.

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January 24, 2013 2:16:59 AM

add the rest of the part you need and fix PSU, corsair AX850 is on promo. much cheaper than 750 :) 

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 ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 OC Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($235.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: cooler master storm stryker full atx case ($150.00)
Total: $1820.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 23:18 EST-0500)
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January 24, 2013 2:19:32 AM

My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1370.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

For gaming a 670 gtx will do and 8GB ram is suffice.
Here you have a 3D IPS 27" monitor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (found it after editing)
Edit : this is mentioned to the op build.
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January 24, 2013 2:36:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zgfu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zgfu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zgfu/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: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1642.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 23:34 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1740.66
Combo Discounts: -$14.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Total: $1676.66

got u a 27 inch ips panel great for gaming versus standard led.

also got u 16gigs of nice ram, an ssd just as good as the one above.

good case. 850watt ps, modular.

looking good.

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January 24, 2013 3:02:06 AM

Throwing out there, because this might not be obvious... there's a reason these guys are recommending 670s. Yes, a 680 is technically the fastest single-chip nVidia GPU out there, but, well, look at the numbers:

A 680 is 5% faster than a 670. That number drops to about 2-3% after overclocking both cards.

The 680 is anywhere between 25-30% more expensive than a 670.

Both cards will max out basically all games at 1080p and 60fps (and the 670 can still max out most games at 1080p and 120 fps - certainly no worse than the 680 can.)

What that all boils down to is that the 680 is nowhere near being worth the extra $100-$150.
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January 24, 2013 3:03:41 AM

yup, gtx 670 overclocked to 680 and possibly more, 360$, gtx 680 460$, i beleive not.

100$+ for not a real advantage.

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January 24, 2013 9:35:28 AM

Thanks for the replies. Ok, I'm going with most of Iceclock's. I changed the case but it is still the same price. I dropped the monitor. My current monitor is old and not ips but it is 1920x1080 and working fine. I would like to upgrade it but idk if I should wait and see if prices fall as the 4k resolutions come out. If I did upgrade it would be with either a 1080p 3d monitor or a 2560x1600 res monitor but I'm not sure which. Googling for info on monitors I came across catleap but I would not want to spend money on one only to get a bad one. Here is the current build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zilc

Do you guys think the seagate drive is ok bc it has a lot of bad reviews and they now only have a one year warranty. Oh and lol, I actually had one of those and it failed but it did last a year or so. I like that case and it has usb 3.0 on the front which is a plus for me. Btw good find on the psu. Will it support multiple gpu's? And is the case big enough?
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January 24, 2013 12:43:52 PM

the 4ks arent gonna drop in price anytime soon bud, if u want something id go with something like this.

looks good.

i own several seagate drives and they are of quality, dont read newegg reviews they= not reliable.

that ps is the same i use in my gtx 660ti rig, and yes its 850 watts and based off the award winning corsair tx 850 v2.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&fil...

:) 

also for the monitor here.

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


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January 24, 2013 1:05:19 PM

vipergut said:
Thanks for the replies. Ok, I'm going with most of Iceclock's. I changed the case but it is still the same price. I dropped the monitor. My current monitor is old and not ips but it is 1920x1080 and working fine. I would like to upgrade it but idk if I should wait and see if prices fall as the 4k resolutions come out. If I did upgrade it would be with either a 1080p 3d monitor or a 2560x1600 res monitor but I'm not sure which. Googling for info on monitors I came across catleap but I would not want to spend money on one only to get a bad one. Here is the current build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zilc

Do you guys think the seagate drive is ok bc it has a lot of bad reviews and they now only have a one year warranty. Oh and lol, I actually had one of those and it failed but it did last a year or so. I like that case and it has usb 3.0 on the front which is a plus for me. Btw good find on the psu. Will it support multiple gpu's? And is the case big enough?


Do not get that EVGA gtx 670. It has a reference cooler so it will run hotter and will not be good for overclocking. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is a better 670.
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January 24, 2013 1:07:07 PM

the evga card runs fine, has better warranty and customer service than msi.

prove me wrong and ill listen.

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January 24, 2013 7:40:53 PM

Ty all for your help. I am going with Iceclock's build but I am going to do more research before I buy a monitor. Oh one last question. Do I need to buy sata cables and a thermal compound or anything else for putting this together?
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January 24, 2013 8:27:35 PM

er sata cables yes, compound comes with hyper 212 cooler :) 

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January 24, 2013 8:36:34 PM

Cool thx
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January 24, 2013 8:37:05 PM

Best answer selected by vipergut.
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January 24, 2013 8:37:51 PM

cheerios mate :) 

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