$2000 to spend Gaming/video encoding/music rcording

been out the loop for a while, did some research thinking to atleast start with

i7 3770
watercooled (cpu)

deff will be overclocking :D

so $2000 to spend, plz throw some ideas with rest of the parts, except case...thx
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($166.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($108.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1876.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 19:54 EST-0500)
  2. thx for quick reply

    Monitor
    Operating System

    we can use that towards something else...
  3. Get 32GB ram, create a ram disk, profit.
    Also two 670 gtx msi but with two power edition ones, and the xfx 850 xxx edition, which is modular.
    My suggestion :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 OC Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    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)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1855.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  4. Where's the heatsink?
  5. I think he's going to add a custom water cooling loop for it.
  6. ^that

    Raid 5 those HDD's

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($166.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1915.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 21:16 EST-0500)
  7. what kinda overclock i should expect with this setup

    stickmansam said:
    ^that

    Raid 5 those HDD's

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($166.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1915.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 21:16 EST-0500)
  8. xhammerx said:
    what kinda overclock i should expect with this setup

    Really depends on the CPU

    With a good water cooling setup I think 5ghz should be pretty doable, any higher it will depend on your specific CPU
    With water cooling your limit is not temperature, but the amount of volts it takes your cpu to reach certain clocks
  9. No point in getting so much hdds lol, and two stock reference 670 gtx, when you can have 2000$ to spend get two good 670 GTX like the msi pe, the samsung 840 has tlc nand which is inferior to other ssds with mlc nand, with that money of the hdds i'd get another ssd or a 512GB one.
    Like something like this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ByBG

    Worth to mention it's already overkill.
    The asrock z77 oc formula is excellent for extreme overclocking see here for some reviews :

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASRock/Z77_OC_Formula/13.html
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asrock_z77_oc_formula/12.htm
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/asrock-z77-oc-formula_9.html#sect0
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4943/asrock_z77_oc_formula_intel_z77_motherboard_review/index12.html
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/asrock-z77-oc-formula-motherboard-review/12/
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6650/asrock-z77-oc-formula-review-living-in-the-fast-lane/9
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/zardon/asrock-z77-oc-formula-motherboard-review/23/
  10. EDIT to include your advice but I still prefer the gigabyte :P

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($319.99 @ 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)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1881.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 22:40 EST-0500)
  11. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BzZ7


    need this under 2k, something that can be changed , same performance?
  12. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ 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 ($166.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($84.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Mouse: ROCCAT Kova+ Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1940.61
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 00:53 EST-0500)
  13. xhammerx said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BzZ7


    need this under 2k, something that can be changed , same performance?


    I thought you were doing a custom water cooling loop, not going with a closed loop water cooler.
    If you want a closed loop water cooler i'd get this : http://www.swiftech.com/h220.aspx
    Otherwise just get an air cooler like the noctua nh-d14 : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14

    Here's the parts : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BAdG

    Also make sure that you need two 670 gtx, i didn't see what's your resolution, but it's 1080p, two 670 gtx are overkill.
    Don't get the samsung 840 non pro, it has tlc nand, which isn't as reliable or fast under heavy load as mlc nand.
    If you want the seagate hdd 2TB get it from here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000DM001&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1292
    Get the ram here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75079&vpn=994069&manufacture=Mushkin%20Enhanced
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