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February 12, 2013 12:38:06 AM

I'm building a new gaming PC setup. I would really like for this to last quite some time with as few upgrades as possible. I've come up with what I think seems like a very good build. Please take a look at it and tell me what you think! If you have any suggestions as to add or change something please let me know as this is the first time I'll be building a PC completely by myself!

CASE: NZXT Switch 810 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: MSI N680GTX Lightning http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOTHERBOARD: MSI Big Bang http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel i7-3820 Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair AX860i http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extras:
-CPU Liquid Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Blu-ray drive: Asus Blu-ray drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Wireless adapter: Asus PCE-N53 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If for some reason these things won't work together, I've forgotten something important, or you just have a suggestion as to what I could do to save on cost with the same quality please let me know!! Thanks for your time.

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February 12, 2013 12:48:55 AM

Let me add this, I'm not necessarily getting all my parts from newegg. I posted those links so people could just see what I'm talking about. Also, I have built a computer with my cousin, who is an IT, but he did all of the real work and just showed me around a bit. There my be a chance I'm missing something obvious so please point anything like that out! I do already have a monitor keyboard and mouse though.
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February 12, 2013 3:59:23 AM

Best to check the manufacturer website for specifications as the ram might not be suited. Also check the CPU support list.

It seems that most people think that an i7 is not really going to give you better performance for pc games so the i5 might suit you better.

What OS do you intend? Most of this rig is more for Windows 8 but most better games are created for Windows 7 (or even XP).

The case looks big enough to allow air circulation but it would be better if there was a fan on the side or at least, some ventilation holes, just having internal fans is not going toallow air to filter into the body even the intake air from the PSU is not enough for proper air circulation, in my opinion. It just looks like a suffocation box.



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February 12, 2013 11:00:43 AM

TenPc said:
Best to check the manufacturer website for specifications as the ram might not be suited. Also check the CPU support list.

It seems that most people think that an i7 is not really going to give you better performance for pc games so the i5 might suit you better.

What OS do you intend? Most of this rig is more for Windows 8 but most better games are created for Windows 7 (or even XP).

The case looks big enough to allow air circulation but it would be better if there was a fan on the side or at least, some ventilation holes, just having internal fans is not going toallow air to filter into the body even the intake air from the PSU is not enough for proper air circulation, in my opinion. It just looks like a suffocation box.



Do you have any i5 you'd suggest? And then I'd also need a new motherboard correct? And I was planning on running 7. I didn't know things were 8 specific? And the airflow in this case is actually very good. It has "hidden" fans in the top, front, bottom, side, and back.
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February 12, 2013 11:04:57 AM

what is your max budget? i can see some improvements there. if it is gaming pc, i5 cant be wrong.... i7 has advantage only on pro software
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February 12, 2013 8:38:47 PM

I'd like to keep it no more than where it is right now which is right over $2500. There is some wiggle room though
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February 12, 2013 9:15:05 PM

do you really want to max out 2500 or get sweetspot for price/performance?
this can affect cpu selection, i5 or even 3930k
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February 12, 2013 9:26:42 PM

this build is optimized for Corsair Link V2
you can read here http://www.corsair.com/us/blog/corsair-link-v2-features...
thats why i put corsair case, H100i, and AX 760i
for LGA2011 socket, 3930k is a must because of 6 cores which you cant get in regular 1155 socket
for ram,i dont think dominator worths the price, vengeance is all you need

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($493.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($453.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($178.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $2133.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 18:24 EST-0500)
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February 13, 2013 5:12:46 AM

You have lots to blow, so why not blow it :)  Eyefinity all the way.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DeI2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DeI2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DeI2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($187.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $2520.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 02:12 EST-0500)
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February 13, 2013 11:48:18 PM

Best answer selected by corbet31.
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