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January 31, 2013 3:58:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
-------------Sometime between February and March 2013 for our anniversary. This is a gift!

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping
-------------Between 2500-3000. Willing to go up to 4000 if it includes computer desk and chair.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
-------------Gaming, Online Communications, Movies, email, Surfing, etc. (more info in the additional comments section)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
-------------Yes. Two.

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
-------------Not reusing.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
-------------Yes.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
-------------No preference. Most familiar with Newegg, and Cyber Power PC.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available
------------- New London, CT. There is a Best Buy nearby. No other stores I am aware of.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
-------------No direct preference.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
-------------Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
-------------Yes, but I don't have a direct preference. Generally I have gone with crossfire. However, my wife tends to play in windowed mode on one screen and full screen on the other. I've heard Crossfire doesn't support windowed mode so perhaps SLI would be better for her.

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)
------------- At least 24 inches (1920x1200)

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
-------------This is an anniversary present. I want it to run fast, and be able to run all the programs she enjoys with as little lag as possible: World of Warcraft, 3D Max, Netflix, Skype, IMVU, The Sims 3, Youtube, Music, Shopping, Searching for Planets on: Planet Hunters, Photoshop Premier and Elements, WoW Model Viewer, Ventrillo, FRAPS, Buying and selling Stocks/Bonds, etc.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke):
-------------Anniversary gift. Her other computer is almost a decade old. Time for a seriously nice upgrade.
a c 246 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 4:22:39 PM

For gaming you want one monitor or three monitors, having two won't cut it with first and third person games. Best Buy generally isn't the place to go for computer parts - you will need to order online from a store like Newegg.

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($383.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($383.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($191.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2036.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 13:25 EST-0500)

Then with the difference add whatever monitor and peripherals you want. I leave that open ended as that's a mainly personal preference thing.
January 31, 2013 4:26:50 PM

Not to be a d*ck g-unit, but If I had that budget I would at least have an ssd in it. :D 
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January 31, 2013 4:27:40 PM

Oh nvm looks like you beat me to it.
a c 246 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 4:35:27 PM

zooted said:
Oh nvm looks like you beat me to it.


Not only did I put an SSD in there I put the best one you can buy on the market right now. :lol: 
January 31, 2013 4:46:24 PM

If you have that kind of budget id through in watercooling instead of aircooling.
January 31, 2013 4:48:12 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Not only did I put an SSD in there I put the best one you can buy on the market right now. :lol: 




+1 OCZ has really stepped it up with it Vector line of SSD's
a c 246 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 4:50:21 PM

robthatguyx said:
If you have that kind of budget id through in watercooling instead of aircooling.


Not really needed. I wouldn't trust that kind of system to a closed loop like the H100 and a full custom loop is too expensive.

Quote:
+1 OCZ has really stepped it up with it Vector line of SSD's


Yeah I badly want one for my rig but the last thing I need is another SSD right now. :lol: 
a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 4:58:48 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.73 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($236.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2094.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 13:58 EST-0500)

Base Total: $2187.60
Promo Discounts: -$10.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$65.00
Shipping: $11.83
Total: $2124.43

should do it :hello: 
a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 5:21:38 PM

@OP, if you want to spend just to spend then good on you.

If not, can trim the PSU down to 750W.

No reason to go higher than the GA-Z77X-UP4 TH since it has dual thunderbolt (which you may not even ever use, but you'll have it).

If she does a lot of heavy photo/video editing then go up to a 3770K and 16GB of RAM, but you don't make it sound like that's a focus of this system.

Might go with the larger SSD to make sure you have plenty of room for all apps/games and just use the HDD for media and docs.

These are great builds above at any rate. My $0.02.
January 31, 2013 6:05:42 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Not really needed. I wouldn't trust that kind of system to a closed loop like the H100 and a full custom loop is too expensive.

Quote:
+1 OCZ has really stepped it up with it Vector line of SSD's


Yeah I badly want one for my rig but the last thing I need is another SSD right now. :lol: 

If this is a luxury rig the top of the line spec from everything else I don't see how it cant have liquid cooling,with 1000$ left in that budget he can easily get a custom loop up.They only leak when there done incorrectly that's why your supposed to leak test for 24hours before installing it.
January 31, 2013 6:18:39 PM

You could probably put him up to a 3930K as well, Sandy bridge-E would fit into that price range.
a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 6:31:10 PM

closed looped cooling systems with liquid design, have mostly proven to be not any faster than a dh-14, if u want real water cooling mostly have to make ur own system with radiator and waterblocks to be effective, also dont need 3770k or 6core processors as it doesnt add any performance to gaming, hyperthreading actually negates results.

a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 6:57:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1978.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 15:57 EST-0500)
a c 246 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 7:11:33 PM

robthatguyx said:
If this is a luxury rig the top of the line spec from everything else I don't see how it cant have liquid cooling,with 1000$ left in that budget he can easily get a custom loop up.They only leak when there done incorrectly that's why your supposed to leak test for 24hours before installing it.


Yeah that's true - OP did mention they were purchasing multiple displays though so if they want liquid cooling they could do something like a Swiftech Edge but again that's all up to the OP.
a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 7:26:30 PM

yes but still not needed tho, me and u both agree dh14 beats or equalizes most closed loop systems
January 31, 2013 7:44:58 PM

iceclock said:
yes but still not needed tho, me and u both agree dh14 beats or equalizes most closed loop systems



But why would anyone want a huge hefty heatsink covering up half their motherboard, when a closed looped system takes up less space and is easier to unmount?
a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 8:00:26 PM

i dunno comes down to choice i guess.

also there can be leaks associated with water cooling, even sealed closed in looping systems.

im gonna get a 3770k soon but im gonna prob get a h80i. more sleek and less obstructive than a dh-14 thats for shur,

depends on what u prefer.



January 31, 2013 8:12:36 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme9 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($309.47 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 320 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Fortress 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Wired Gaming Keyboard ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Thermaltake MO-ARS003DTD Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3086.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 15:02 EST-0500)
January 31, 2013 8:21:11 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme9 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($339.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($83.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($174.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2460.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 17:20 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 8:33:02 PM

a 6core is useless for gaming.

you guys really are off the target, games are barely optimized for 4, 6 wont do anything if its running at same clockspeed as lets say an i5 might make a few fps more but once overclocked the i5 can hang with the 6core bigdaddy and beat it :) 
January 31, 2013 9:03:25 PM

iceclock said:
i dunno comes down to choice i guess.

also there can be leaks associated with water cooling, even sealed closed in looping systems.

im gonna get a 3770k soon but im gonna prob get a h80i. more sleek and less obstructive than a dh-14 thats for shur,

depends on what u prefer.

Make sure you get 2 sp120s with that the stock fans for the h80i and 100i make a horrible motor wine.Use the 7v adapters with it.
a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2013 9:13:14 PM

iceclock said:
a 6core is useless for gaming.

you guys really are off the target, games are barely optimized for 4, 6 wont do anything if its running at same clockspeed as lets say an i5 might make a few fps more but once overclocked the i5 can hang with the 6core bigdaddy and beat it :) 

hey he has the money, might as well get the best. The i7-3930k is good for builds $2000+
January 31, 2013 9:55:25 PM

^ +1 its a luxury product
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 12:13:23 AM

he has the money but why recommand it when a 3-waysli would benefit him more than a 6core processor.

i say the second.

a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 12:19:32 AM

Well then, wait a month and put a Titan in it.
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 12:21:55 AM

meh titans gonna be priced at 800$ and 85% of a 690, 2x670s already does that, maybe 3xtitans would be epic tho.

lol
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 1:12:28 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($80.72 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $3319.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 22:10 EST-0500)

You have a couple options if you can't go over this far, (though as you stated above you can easily pick up a nice desk an chair for 700$ to meet the 4k budget...)

A. Get rid of one of the GPUs, and downgrade the PSU, it will save you quiet a bit of dinero (money)

B. Go to an i7 3770k & z77 mobo saves again quiet a bit of dinero (money).

a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 1:14:26 AM

again rumours, let see the final benchmarks before we speak of any concrete performance.

a c 246 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 3:59:36 AM

iceclock said:
he has the money but why recommand it when a 3-waysli would benefit him more than a 6core processor.

i say the second.


I'd be more inclined to agree with this but that depends on how many monitors are being purchased. If it's three really a two-way SLI setup would be ideal but a 3930K isn't really worth it for gaming.
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 11:05:05 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
Corsair 800D or 900D(coming soon) are very good looking cases...
Ya i7-3770k will be enough
6gb version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or 4gb gtx680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Again AMD GPUs specifically the 7970 will outperform the 690 (when you crossfire 2) and a single 7970 will outperform the 680 in multi monitor. I see no reason to pay more for less by going nvidia.
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 1:17:52 PM

some are fanboys and dont like the fact theres still micro-stuttering issues atm, that need to be adressed with a driver rollout from amd.

a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 1:40:35 PM

iceclock said:
some are fanboys and dont like the fact theres still micro-stuttering issues atm, that need to be adressed with a driver rollout from amd.


Lol and you're not a nvidia fanboy? Look at the driver updates please 13.1 fixed it. I have no micro stuttering anymore...
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 2:04:54 PM

nope, there still micro-stuttering, obviously u dont follow the news. as many still have this issue, its not fully fixed.

depends on what programs and games u use.

:) 
February 1, 2013 9:14:09 PM

Wow, thanks for the quick reply all.

I've gotta hit the sac because I'm going Underway but wanted to check in before I take off. This definitely gives me some things to work with.

I'll update in a week and let you all know what I was thinking and if I have any further questions.

Thanks again.
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 10:10:22 PM

alright sounds good :p 
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 10:36:31 PM

Scrape the paint, clean up the paint, repaint kind of underway?
February 1, 2013 10:41:43 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1978.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 15:57 EST-0500)


+1 to this build Under 2k and will smash any game
February 1, 2013 11:03:13 PM

^ 2 sp120s also because the standard fans have bad motor whine.
a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 1:29:06 PM

No personal experience here but some say you need to go to 1440p at 27" which lowers fps unless u add more gpu horsepower (and cost). 3x 24" is still going to be huge.
February 15, 2013 4:06:13 PM

I decided to go with 3 x Acer V243HAJbd 24.0" Monitors.

Also, yeah, the Underway was a lot like that. Only I got to watch water boil too. Very exciting.


So far my rig is coming to about $4000 despite myself. Doing some trimming now.

a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2013 8:51:52 AM

100% go with hd 7970 crossfire,
All watercooled gpu and cpu waterblocks and backplates for gpu...
Everything in a good quality full tower for example 900d,cosmos2,silverstone,lian li
March 9, 2013 3:20:57 PM

So any updates on this beast?
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