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February 1, 2013 2:46:58 PM

Rate this build, please
1-10
Budget:$4000 without taxes
OS:Already Bought(Windows 7 Ultimate)
!New z77 build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BBMT
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-3930K

Graphics Card
Asus GeForce GTX 680 Direct Cu II Top

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4 x 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 2400 Model F3-19200CL10Q-32GBZHD

Motherboard
Rampage IV Extreme

Monitor
ASUS VG248QE

Primary Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB-7 2.5"

Secondary HDD
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 3.5"

Enclosure
Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker

H2O Cooling
Hydro Series™ H100i Liquid CPU Cooler

Sound Card
Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus

PSU
SeaSonic Platinum-1000

5.1ch Speakers
Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506

Mouse
Razer Mamba

Keyboard
Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800

Headphones
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930

Bass Shakers
ButtKicker Gamer II

3D Vision
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit Model 942-11431-0007-001

Any help will be appreciated

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February 1, 2013 2:58:03 PM

I'll be doing hardcore gaming, android porting(VMware etc), and heavy browsing(probably wont matter)
Thats 1080p 3d, so i chose a high-end gpu
also gonna be playing on pcsx2
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February 1, 2013 3:00:20 PM

It looks like massive overkill with limited added value on most all fronts. What are you trying to do, exactly?

Edit: Well, if you will be running a lot of VMs, then maybe it's not such a bad deal. Especially if you can write it down on taxes as a business expense...

I'd switch the momentus out for a real 256GB SSD.

Unless you're a super duper audiophile, a sub-$100 sound card should be plenty.

Even if you have two 680s (which you might down the line running 3D on that monitor), the max PSU you need is 800W.

Will be a very nice rig.
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February 1, 2013 3:01:35 PM

5.5
i would change the hard drive configuration and you have forgot to mention the case, windows oem disk. you dont need a dedicated sound card if you picked high end motherboard
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February 1, 2013 3:07:38 PM

a primary 2.5 laptop drive?!?!?

have u build a PC before? lol. that'll be the only bottleneck. Make it an SSD or 7200RPM-10000RPM HDD with lots of cache (like WD black edition or velociraptor).

If you MUST get a small, closed loop liquid cooling unit, get that H100i cooler, otherwise, get a big liquid cooling system. If you go air, the Noctua NH-D12 is the best and just a little worse at cooling than the H100. Also, use Arctic silver 5

in my opinion, since the newest generation CPU's and GPU's are slated to release in like 1-3 months, you should wait, otherwise, you'll definitely see urself upgrading CPU and mobo (ur RAM will prly last a bit longer if you can handle not having DDR4.
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February 1, 2013 3:16:44 PM

The Case is Storm Stryker, I just labelled it as Enclosure
No need for OS, Already got Win7
The onboard audio isnt good enough though

How about the peripherals?
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February 1, 2013 3:18:03 PM

Download everything to the HDD and only load OS, programs, and games to the SSD. You just repoint my docs to the HDD and it's automatic from there.
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February 1, 2013 4:02:08 PM

ittimjones said:
a primary 2.5 laptop drive?!?!?

have u build a PC before? lol. that'll be the only bottleneck. Make it an SSD or 7200RPM-10000RPM HDD with lots of cache (like WD black edition or velociraptor).

If you MUST get a small, closed loop liquid cooling unit, get that H100i cooler, otherwise, get a big liquid cooling system. If you go air, the Noctua NH-D12 is the best and just a little worse at cooling than the H100. Also, use Arctic silver 5

in my opinion, since the newest generation CPU's and GPU's are slated to release in like 1-3 months, you should wait, otherwise, you'll definitely see urself upgrading CPU and mobo (ur RAM will prly last a bit longer if you can handle not having DDR4.

I can wait 4 2 months- not more. my 430 already is dying of shame at 1440x900
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February 1, 2013 5:26:54 PM

dont care if you have a 4000 dollar budget, wont be spending more than 2k, you still end up with the same performance whatsoever

so get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ARzc

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76779&promoid=1292

hard drive
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&promoid=1292

case
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75050&promoid=1292


-x79 is overkill for gaming. z77 is more than enough. unless you do some serious android porting and running multiple VMs, totally unnecesary
-32gb is stupid overkill for gaming
-you dont need a sound card. doubt you can tell a huge difference with those headphones you have chosen
-if you need 3tb, go ahead
- i have a much better SSD
-liquid cooling doesnt perform much better than heatsinks for what you are using it for
-better 3d monitor with glasses included
-you have better try out 3d for at least 1 hr before buying. otherwise you just wasted 400 dollars for a huge headache
-670s perform the same as 680s.
-you dont need that level of efficiency and wattage
-if you are gaming on wifi, just go away. your rig is wasted
-much better keyboard
-i wouldnt get a wireless mouse. batteries are annoying
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February 1, 2013 6:18:33 PM

Buy this and add any pheriferal you want.
It is far better than the one you listed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($364.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: A4Tech v7 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3492.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 15:18 EST-0500)
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February 1, 2013 6:22:26 PM

Kamen_BG said:
Buy this and add any pheriferal you want.
It is far better than the one you listed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($364.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: A4Tech v7 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3492.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 15:18 EST-0500)



This build is nice.



For the OP build out of 10 with a 4k budget? maybie 3-4/10
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February 1, 2013 6:24:44 PM

TheBigTroll said:
dont care if you have a 4000 dollar budget, wont be spending more than 2k, you still end up with the same performance whatsoever

so get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ARzc

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76779&promoid=1292

hard drive
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&promoid=1292

case
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75050&promoid=1292


-x79 is overkill for gaming. z77 is more than enough. unless you do some serious android porting and running multiple VMs, totally unnecesary
-32gb is stupid overkill for gaming
-you dont need a sound card. doubt you can tell a huge difference with those headphones you have chosen
-if you need 3tb, go ahead
- i have a much better SSD
-liquid cooling doesnt perform much better than heatsinks for what you are using it for
-better 3d monitor with glasses included
-you have better try out 3d for at least 1 hr before buying. otherwise you just wasted 400 dollars for a huge headache
-670s perform the same as 680s.
-you dont need that level of efficiency and wattage
-if you are gaming on wifi, just go away. your rig is wasted
-much better keyboard
-i wouldnt get a wireless mouse. batteries are annoying

Ty for ur help, anwyays, i already searched about the monitor- The Asus+3D kit is much cheaper(also +22 hz, higher contrast), the benq also has some problems in maintaining signal
No- I dont game on wifi. I have quite weak eyesight so i like to sit far away from the screen with wireless mouse(i hate wire drag), btw they r not important as i already have 2 wireless Input combos
I might look into the z77 though.

PS
Your reply might have helped a 13yr old's dad to save 2k
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February 1, 2013 6:26:26 PM

If OP goes with triple 3D monitors, will he need more than two GPUs? SLI 670s barely drive triple monitors at ultra settings in a lot of titles.
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February 1, 2013 6:29:36 PM

Kamen_BG said:
Buy this and add any pheriferal you want.
It is far better than the one you listed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($364.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: A4Tech v7 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3492.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 15:18 EST-0500)


Thanks bro- Thats an excellent build- i already own a4tech combo- they are locally available in my country
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February 1, 2013 6:36:48 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
If OP goes with triple 3D monitors, will he need more than two GPUs? SLI 670s barely drive triple monitors at ultra settings in a lot of titles.


Might do it in 2d surround or cut down one monitor from the list. or even get the 3930k. HOws that.
After all, 13 is the age of gaming, isnt it?


Even better idea- why dont i get a Smartphone for that $400 saved?

gotta sleep now- the evil headmistress made saturday a working day
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February 1, 2013 6:40:05 PM

coolsam360 said:
Might do it in 2d surround or cut down one monitor from the list. or even get the 3930k. HOws that.
After all, 13 is the age of gaming, isnt it?


Even better idea- why dont i get a Smartphone for that $400 saved?


Na 3930k Is overkill for gaming.

Why would you want a smart phone? I got bored of mine within 2days. Just let your dad keep the money.. haha
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February 1, 2013 6:46:04 PM

stantheman123 said:
Na 3930k Is overkill for gaming.

Why would you want a smart phone? I got bored of mine within 2days. Just let your dad keep the money.. haha

well, i actually use my dads galaxy gio for porting- i port on android.
and ps- im the only one in the school without one. makes me wanna cry
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February 1, 2013 6:49:09 PM

Well if you really want one i guess you could. But trust me man i was like you. wanted a smart phone shelled out like 800bucks for it and now its just capturing dust.

When your friends talk about there smart phones and start bragging you should just be like "HEY BUDDY HEY i got gtx 670 sli with a core i7 3770k umadbro?" haha.

If you really want one by all means. im just saying to me. id rather just keep $400 and spend it on buying a russian wife or somthing haha
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February 1, 2013 6:53:50 PM

Wouldn't recommend gaming on two monitors - 3D or otherwise - if you do and kind of shooter or flight sim. Think about having an inch or so of monitor bezel with half your crosshair on each side. No good. Go one or go three for shooters.

If you game on one and have a browser, chat, hardware monitors up on the other one, then that's a good setup. RTS would probably be OK too.
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February 1, 2013 7:01:04 PM

Go with three monitors. On that budget, you can afford them, with a nice pedestal to hold them up.
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February 1, 2013 7:06:12 PM

i think the motherboard sucks, went through almost 10 RMA's with ASUS to get a working one.
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February 1, 2013 7:29:32 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.73 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($260.01 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($159.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($194.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($307.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($899.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U3011 60Hz 30.0" Monitor ($1108.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3702.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 16:29 EST-0500)

I'd REALLY appreciate it if you gave this build some consideration. A few notes:

Firstly, don't get that 7990 board, it's a place holder for the Geforce Titan, a single GPU graphics card with more power even than the mighty 7990. You will have more graphics power with less size and power drawn. And you could SLI it for two or more cards for supercomputer class graphics. This card will be coming out the end of the month:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/GeForce-Titan-GK110-GT...

Also, with that Sniper motherboard you will have full PCI-E X16 bandwidth for two of those Titan graphics boards. As of now, Nvidia just scratches the PCI-E X8 bandwidth, it's a good bet that the Titan mammoth will need X16 to use all its resources.

Don't go for triple monitors with your bad eyes. I think you'd be better of with one huge display right in front of you. With triple monitors you get a nice immersive feeling with the action going on on either side of you, but it won't really be any easier to see. The massive extra height of the monitor will really be nice.
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February 1, 2013 10:47:29 PM

coolsam360 said:
Ty for ur help, anwyays, i already searched about the monitor- The Asus+3D kit is much cheaper(also +22 hz, higher contrast), the benq also has some problems in maintaining signal
No- I dont game on wifi. I have quite weak eyesight so i like to sit far away from the screen with wireless mouse(i hate wire drag), btw they r not important as i already have 2 wireless Input combos
I might look into the z77 though.

PS
Your reply might have helped a 13yr old's dad to save 2k


ok. well, im not much older than you (15), but i can tell you now that you shouldnt be blowing this much money into a rig. something around 1500 will be more suitable. the odds are that the money comes from your dad, and i would highly suggest not wasting it.

if you have poor eyesight (i cant legally drive without a scope), i would suggest getting a nice IPS panel that is slower rather than a really fast monitor. the odds are that you cant tell the difference in speed, but you can tell a difference in colours

you shouldnt be looking at x79 anyways.
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February 1, 2013 10:49:13 PM

TheBigTroll said:
ok. well, im not much older than you (15), but i can tell you now that you shouldnt be blowing this much money into a rig. something around 1500 will be more suitable. the odds are that the money comes from your dad, and i would highly suggest not wasting it.

if you have poor eyesight (i cant legally drive without a scope), i would suggest getting a nice IPS panel that is slower rather than a really fast monitor. the odds are that you cant tell the difference in speed, but you can tell a difference in colours

you shouldnt be looking at x79 anyways.


I agree with this. A Single 7970/670 and a i5 3570k will play all games just fine
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February 2, 2013 12:52:35 AM

stantheman123 said:
Well if you really want one i guess you could. But trust me man i was like you. wanted a smart phone shelled out like 800bucks for it and now its just capturing dust.

When your friends talk about there smart phones and start bragging you should just be like "HEY BUDDY HEY i got gtx 670 sli with a core i7 3770k umadbro?" haha.

If you really want one by all means. im just saying to me. id rather just keep $400 and spend it on buying a russian wife or somthing haha

I dont live in russia, and im still 13. How could u do such a thing
Anyway, point taken
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February 2, 2013 12:57:27 AM

J_E_D_70 said:
Wouldn't recommend gaming on two monitors - 3D or otherwise - if you do and kind of shooter or flight sim. Think about having an inch or so of monitor bezel with half your crosshair on each side. No good. Go one or go three for shooters.

If you game on one and have a browser, chat, hardware monitors up on the other one, then that's a good setup. RTS would probably be OK too.

Hows 3xASUS VG248QE?
Its cheaper
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February 2, 2013 10:32:36 AM

have you gamed on 3 monitors yet? for at least 1 hour and found an improvment in performance. if not, dont waste your money. its stupid spending for something that you have not used

same goes for 3d
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February 2, 2013 10:38:05 AM

coolsam360 said:
I dont live in russia, and im still 13. How could u do such a thing
Anyway, point taken


13 and got 4k for a gaming build? damn you lucky thing :D 
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February 2, 2013 8:45:16 PM

-the sniper 3 is a waste. a regular non-plx board will be better
-fast ram is useless. i can find 2x8gb ram for 68 bucks. a little less than half the price of the 1866 stuff
-the plextor m5s is a faster SSD for cheaper
-670s perform the same as 680s
-if you are going multi-monitor, you should be getting a AMD GPU. multi-monitor 3d will not run very nice at max settings. you need next generation hardware to do that smoothly
-there are way better cases than what azza provides
-doubt you watch blu-rays. dont waste money on optical media that you are not going to play
-if you are using a membrane keyboard for a high end rig, you should shame yourself

get yourself 1 monitor and game on that first. then move to 3. it makes no sense for you to move from a 1440x900 monitor powered by a gt430 to a heck of a beast machine. you just waste your time and your parents money
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February 3, 2013 12:25:36 PM

TheBigTroll said:
-the sniper 3 is a waste. a regular non-plx board will be better
-fast ram is useless. i can find 2x8gb ram for 68 bucks. a little less than half the price of the 1866 stuff
-the plextor m5s is a faster SSD for cheaper
-670s perform the same as 680s
-if you are going multi-monitor, you should be getting a AMD GPU. multi-monitor 3d will not run very nice at max settings. you need next generation hardware to do that smoothly
-there are way better cases than what azza provides
-doubt you watch blu-rays. dont waste money on optical media that you are not going to play
-if you are using a membrane keyboard for a high end rig, you should shame yourself

get yourself 1 monitor and game on that first. then move to 3. it makes no sense for you to move from a 1440x900 monitor powered by a gt430 to a heck of a beast machine. you just waste your time and your parents money

Already had that in mind
Will get 1 of each and when i can(price drop) get the others
Will remove the Bluray(Have PS3). Dont know much about cases though The Sniper didnt fit in the stryker.(Sniper's got great onboard audio and x16/x16) and i already got a mech keyboard(This IS nVidia 3-D so no amd compatibility (no tridef. Sorry)
I will look at Plextor.
Might OC Ram(will look for lower cl)
I dunno if 670's in Sli can do great in 3d surround- PS There isnt much Diff. in the 4Gb version of the 670/680
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February 3, 2013 2:06:11 PM

if you have a mech keyboard why buy another membrane?

the plextor is a way better choice

oc ram does crap. ive tried it. wont affect performance whatsoever

the 670s and the 680s perform roughly the same, +/- 5 fps at most.
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February 3, 2013 5:33:17 PM

TheBigTroll said:
if you have a mech keyboard why buy another membrane?

the plextor is a way better choice

oc ram does crap. ive tried it. wont affect performance whatsoever

the 670s and the 680s perform roughly the same, +/- 5 fps at most.

Gonna blow ur socks off
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bh3u
(the plextors didnt seem to be much good. i took up the Deluxe. BTW, the performance of 670 varies greatly in Sli @ 3D Surnd and cost diff. lowers when at 4GB)
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February 3, 2013 5:38:30 PM

-h100is are crap. go custom or go home. dont go fisher price
-you dont need a sniper 3 board. or any board with 4 way support. its useless. go grab something like a z77x-ud5h or a asus z77-v pro
-fast ram still doesnt do a crap
-the plextor is faster. i have the deluxe 240gb. go get the plextor
-fractal r4 is a better case
-you dont need 850w and you dont need full modular. go grab a rosewell capstone 750w and everything will be fine. its just as efficient and just as well built
-why are you getting another keyboard when you already have a mech keyboard?
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February 3, 2013 5:41:06 PM

and i have configured rigs that are much faster than that before
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February 3, 2013 6:20:43 PM

TheBigTroll said:
-h100is are crap. go custom or go home. dont go fisher price
-you dont need a sniper 3 board. or any board with 4 way support. its useless. go grab something like a z77x-ud5h or a asus z77-v pro
-fast ram still doesnt do a crap
-the plextor is faster. i have the deluxe 240gb. go get the plextor
-fractal r4 is a better case
-you dont need 850w and you dont need full modular. go grab a rosewell capstone 750w and everything will be fine. its just as efficient and just as well built
-why are you getting another keyboard when you already have a mech keyboard?

Gonna search more tomorrow(Night here 1:20). couldnt find much about plextor, your mobo seems good.
will look on cooling. Anyway, thanks.
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February 3, 2013 6:32:35 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Enermax 1250W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($286.34 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($72.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($36.11 @ Amazon)
Other: speakers 5.1 logis ($100.00)
Other: headphones g920s ($115.00)
Total: $3677.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:31 EST-0500)


all u need. trimonitor master gaming pc

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February 3, 2013 7:12:14 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Enermax 1250W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($286.34 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($72.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($36.11 @ Amazon)
Other: speakers 5.1 logis ($100.00)
Other: headphones g920s ($115.00)
Total: $3677.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:31 EST-0500)


all u need. trimonitor master gaming pc


Change all 3 of those 7950s into 7970s = under 4k still + epic performance

Also get tha heck outta here go for a noctua coller better performance than a H80i, + no risk of making your CPU blow up O.o
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February 3, 2013 7:16:00 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Enermax 1250W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($286.34 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($72.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($36.11 @ Amazon)
Other: speakers 5.1 logis ($100.00)
Other: headphones g920s ($115.00)
Total: $3677.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:31 EST-0500)


all u need. trimonitor master gaming pc

Well i was actually going for 3d surround, Anyway they have higher micro-stuttering(scaling gets inefficient at x3 or x4)
But still, its cool. Probably will refer to a friend.
Get that Awesome Brain rolling.
TriMonster=LOL
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February 3, 2013 7:16:28 PM

nope. and 7950 is fine. can overclock to 7970 levels. and h80i is quite good.

leaks are very rare.

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February 3, 2013 7:18:31 PM

the micro-stuttering issues have been mostly adressed.

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February 3, 2013 7:21:43 PM

coolsam360 said:
Well i was actually going for 3d surround, Anyway they have higher micro-stuttering(scaling gets inefficient at x3 or x4)
But still, its cool. Probably will refer to a friend.
Get that Awesome Brain rolling.
TriMonster=LOL


Microstuttering is gone with 13.11 update btw.
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February 3, 2013 7:22:15 PM

thanks +1 mr.burritos

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February 3, 2013 7:22:17 PM

iceclock said:
nope. and 7950 is fine. can overclock to 7970 levels. and h80i is quite good.

leaks are very rare.


Noctua cooler = cheaper + better performance... yay for math!

Also you CAN overclock the 7950 to 7970, but 1 problem, those things run HOT when your doing that plus this is more of a workstation your not going to insane levels like making 7950 perform at a 7970 stably without custom cooling.
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February 3, 2013 7:22:38 PM

not better but similar performance. yes

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February 3, 2013 7:22:50 PM

iceclock said:
the micro-stuttering issues have been mostly adressed.

what aabout 3D
:cry:  Bhwaaaaaa
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February 3, 2013 7:24:42 PM

iceclock said:
not better but similar performance. yes

Shaving off the OS, Optical and Sound card gets me an awesome $250 reduction, might switch to 3TB(My 500Gig was fired in a month.)
OK. I really gotta sleep now. ITs RAINING @ 2:26 and schools open tomorrow.
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February 3, 2013 7:28:52 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Enermax 1250W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($286.34 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($72.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($36.11 @ Amazon)
Other: speakers 5.1 logis ($100.00)
Other: headphones g920s ($115.00)
Total: $3677.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:31 EST-0500)


all u need. trimonitor master gaming pc


this guys gaming. i wouldnt waste another 13 yr olds dad 4k so quickly. he definitely wont be needing x79
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February 3, 2013 7:29:53 PM

well he asked for it lol.

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