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January 27, 2013 6:59:41 PM

I'm looking to build another PC for myself but this time going Intel/Nvidia as opposed to AMD/ATI. I know i want it to be water cooled along with this case

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

i do want a fast pc with good benchmarks, i wont be overclocking though. Do need alot of space and memory. My Budget is 2 grand. Thank you all. i do need a monitor included along with peripherals.I would also like minimal micro suttering if possible.

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January 27, 2013 7:07:40 PM

You really don't need water cooling if you are not going to overclock. It is a waste. Stock cooling (or even cheap aftermarket, if you are worried about heat).

That case is much expensive and doesn't have side fan ports. You really should have a case with side fans to help keep your GPU(s) cool.
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January 27, 2013 7:15:01 PM

well i currently have the HAF 932 with the megahalems but im just looking for a change lol
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January 27, 2013 7:18:15 PM

My current build consists of haf 932 case, megahalems cooler, MSI 790-fx GD70 Motherboard, ATI Radeon hd 5850 Graphics, AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black edition. looking to upgrade those. i could possibly stay with the case but looking for one with good wire management and air flow.
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January 27, 2013 7:30:41 PM

That does look pretty nice.
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January 27, 2013 7:39:12 PM

And about CPU cooling. If you are not overclocking, why do you feel the need to have an aftermarket air or water cooler? Just wondering.
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January 27, 2013 7:43:45 PM

cause i like to keep my numbers low. Where i stay its not very cool.
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January 27, 2013 7:43:53 PM

Here is what I would suggest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($115.77 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: LG IPS231B-BN 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1928.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 16:43 EST-0500)

If you are mainly gaming, 8GB of RAM is plenty. PSU is on of the best and modular. Monitor is IPS which is great. Not sure if you need mouse, os, keyboard.
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January 27, 2013 8:35:18 PM

yeah its mainly gaming. but is there a need for 2 gpus?
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January 27, 2013 8:57:25 PM

If you want to have constant 60FPS (or close too) on max settings, I would go with an SLI setup. If you want max settings will little to no antialiasing, tesselation, super-sampling, ambient occlusion, then one would be fine.

Here are some benchmarks comparing two to one in Battlefield 3.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/6.html
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January 28, 2013 2:06:42 AM

now i never understood what solid state was. is that just for your OS?
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January 28, 2013 2:16:00 AM

Best answer selected by jobohobo.
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January 28, 2013 3:52:06 AM

jobohobo said:
now i never understood what solid state was. is that just for your OS?


You can use it just like an ordinary HDD. Primarily, yes, it is custom to put your OS and main apps (games) on the SSD and you will have much faster boot times and load times in games.
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January 28, 2013 4:47:27 PM

so what is the other hard drive for? im so confused lol. shouldnt i get a 10000 RPm hard drive for my os?
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