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$2000 Rig idea

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February 3, 2013 5:02:19 AM

Hello all, Just looking for your thoughts on this rig build. I have been looking around and taking suggestions for the past few days and this is what i have finally come up with. I have a limit of 2000, and i plan on hitting close to it (dont want to hold back) :

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/B2ff

I currently have 16GB of 1333 RAM, a 2TB HDD, a i7 2600 (not the k version) and also a bluray drive that i can reuse.
My main plans for my first build is going to be gaming with no restrictions. I will be using my 32" Samsung 3d smart tv as my monitor (think it can get 120hz) but i do plan on getting 3x monitors for crossfire, (The monitors will come later) And i also have a pair for Astro a50's for my audio. My tower isnt set, but i will be wanting a full tower that does looks cool.

I have a few questions below also:

1. Im wondering if i should scrap the 3770k and just keep the 2600 which is a decent . (im not sure on if i will be overclocking, but i dont mind the idea of being able to if i wanted)
2. If i should just drop the 16gb of 1600 RAM and use the 1333 i currently have.
3. Should i get a sound card? Or will the on board audio be good enough for gaming? (I only wear a headset due to the hours i game and needing to be quiet)
4. If i do end up scraping the 3770k and using my current 2600, What are your thoughts on other models of the 7970's? (Like better versions then the ones in the link)

Anyways thanks for reading my noob topic for my first build. :hello:  :hello:  :hello: 

ALSO i will be buying and building it in almost 3months (I go to the states for holiday soon). So this may change in price and other pieces may be available

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February 3, 2013 6:55:18 AM

I just BBcoded your build so it's easier to see.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($249.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($115.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Thermaltake VN700M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($158.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $2004.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 19:49 EST+1100)

I don't believe the CPU you chose is good for gaming, Something like the Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core, Also I noticed you only have 120GB SSD for storage, do you have a HDD already? If not buy a 1TB HDD because that 120GB SSD won't hold an entire computer's worth of information and data.
I don't think you will need to crossfire the GPU's either, My build will be running 1 GTX 670 which I believe is close to the Radeon HD 7970.

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February 3, 2013 9:29:08 AM

This is what I would go with, pretty amazing if you ask me.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.00 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($899.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.95 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.00 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1915.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 06:28 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 9:31:04 AM

No need to get ram 16gb 1333mhz would do just fine.
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February 3, 2013 9:54:24 AM

Thanks for the replys.
I already have a 2TB hdd that i will be reusing.
Any reason you suggested the i5 3570k over either the i7 2600 i currenty have or the i7 3770k for gaming?
I also want to crossfire for eyefinity after i get a nice monitor setup.
And EasyTransfer i did want the 7990 in your build but living in Aus either shipping will hit the pocket hard or the inflation over here for that card will.
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