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February 14, 2013 9:50:54 PM

I in the process of building a new computer mostly for gaming on ultra so far this is what i have come up with http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DyMe my budget is $1900.00

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February 14, 2013 9:56:37 PM

dude you need to read more about computers
i can help you achive better perfomance with cheaper prices
its just that you need someone to point you at the right parts
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February 14, 2013 10:00:11 PM

More than enough watts for both dual and triple 670s in the future:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($369.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1741.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 19:04 EST-0500)
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February 14, 2013 10:03:45 PM

lhikary said:
dude you need to read more about computers
i can help you achive better perfomance with cheaper prices
its just that you need someone to point you at the right parts


Don't be so harsh on him. He needs advice on how to make his build better, not people telling him to learn more.
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February 14, 2013 10:07:03 PM

I would shy away from the 680, for a lot less yo can get a 670 which is more or less the same perf wise, or get a 7970for even less, and then oc if u want, max any game for a while. I don't see the point in the eatx board seeing as you can get the same perf for about 150-220, and then you can save money and get a smaller cheaper case with lots of fans (I think you want lots of cooling right?). I am going to hope you have an optical drive somewhere. Other than that it should be really good for maxing games (you can always xfire sli 2 cards in the future, so remember no need for the 680)
Try this: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
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February 14, 2013 10:07:58 PM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.78 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $1713.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

High quality parts at a lower price, with plenty of room for upgrading. You don't really need the i7 BUT the coming generation should utilize more than 4 cores, ie. they will take advantage of the i7's hyper threading. Plus it's obviously in your budget.

If you RAID 0 those SSDs your going to get top level performance as well.

Sorry for not including the OS but even with it being $85 still far below the maximum budget.

Also I will edit this if you need a monitor the single 7970 will drive that thing to ultra for forever and a year at 1920x1080.
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February 14, 2013 10:09:06 PM

That is a VERY overpriced mobo! lol . Thats more than it costs to get a X79 platform. Maybe i can help. Since your getting a "k" CPU i recommend the hyper 212 evo so you can overclock. You also only need 8gb ram (more than enough for any games for a while) and 1000w is overkill, a xfx 850, or any high quality 850w would be a better on the wallet. Also, the 670 is less than 10% slower than the 680 but costs $150 more. So you should get sli 670 from the savings i got you on the other parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA Z77 FTW EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($217.28 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1653.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 19:06 EST-0500)
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February 14, 2013 10:10:11 PM

if your not planning on water cooling then i dont see why you need that motherboard, asrock z77 extreme 4 will do
ram at 1866 arent that much better than a 1600mhz or even 1333mhz
ssd get ocz vertex 4 256gb its way better than the plus
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February 14, 2013 10:14:28 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
Don't be so harsh on him. He needs advice on how to make his build better, not people telling him to learn more.

learning = better build
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February 14, 2013 10:16:23 PM

Personally:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($105.13 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1458.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 19:16 EST-0500)
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February 14, 2013 10:16:58 PM

lhikary said:
learning = better build


He'll learn. You don't have to tell him to.
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February 14, 2013 10:23:51 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
He'll learn. You don't have to tell him to.

haha suuuure
and your h100i suggestion and ssd suggestions are outdated lol
swiftech h220 for cooling
ocz vertex 4 or since he have a good budget samsung 840 pro since its not a waste of money
psu: corsair 750w v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

he will need to sli if hes going to add another gpu or just get the 550w version of the psu i mentioned if you wont gonna sli in the future
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February 14, 2013 10:28:58 PM

lhikary said:
haha suuuure
and your h100i suggestion and ssd suggestions are outdated lol
swiftech h220 for cooling
ocz vertex 4 or since he have a good budget samsung 840 pro since its not a waste of money
psu: corsair 750w v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

he will need to sli if hes going to add another gpu or just get the 550w version of the psu i mentioned if you wont gonna sli in the future


" Personally ".

>Personally
>PERSONALLY

Difficult to understand?
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February 14, 2013 10:32:32 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
" Personally ".

>Personally
>PERSONALLY

Difficult to understand?

hey im just giving you some "adivces" as well ;) 
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February 14, 2013 10:54:23 PM

I wouldn't really go with that card. 670 is plenty, but if you really want like 100+ frames and have a 120 Hz and don't want to save money, go for it. That power supply is a huge overkill. Get like a 600W power supply for SeaSonic.
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February 14, 2013 10:55:56 PM

wandercab said:
what about this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DA5l

this motherboard is just better than the asus one
: asrock z77 extreme 4
ssd: the one you choosing is SATA 2!! Nearly every ssd nowdays is SATA 3
OCZ vertex 4 is a better choice
psu: you dont need that much power
corsair 750w v2 is enough
and for the case its your choice but i suggest thermaltake chaser mk-1 have dust filter on every intake and cheaper
if you get a single 670 now it will be enough for every game at ultra and above 50 fps on 1080p
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February 14, 2013 10:59:20 PM

would it be one 670 or two
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February 14, 2013 11:01:42 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
" Personally ".

>Personally
>PERSONALLY

Difficult to understand?

hey im just giving you some "adivces" as well ;) 
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February 14, 2013 11:15:24 PM

Overkill of a power supply.
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February 14, 2013 11:29:28 PM

i think i got it http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DACn
with this build i get the gtx 680 the sata 3 SSD and an extra free 8GB of ram that comes with the mobo also i save $200
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February 14, 2013 11:34:36 PM

Do you really need that Wireless card? Do you not have your router/modem setup with your computer?
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February 14, 2013 11:35:05 PM

Apart from that, everything is fine except I HIGHLY suggest 670 > 680. You won't notice the difference.
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February 14, 2013 11:37:34 PM

YOU DONT NEED THE 680 it is complete over pay for max games at a frame rate so high with a 670 or 7970 that the extra 10 from a 680 wont be noticeable

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February 14, 2013 11:44:26 PM

i am saving $200 from my budget also the wireless is for when i move the computer and yes i am lazy enough to buy a wireless rather then get a long cable
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February 14, 2013 11:47:46 PM

also i will be using two monitors not one
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February 14, 2013 11:57:36 PM

wandercab said:
also i will be using two monitors not one

are they both at 1080p? F so you need a 4gb video card or just get a 7970
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February 14, 2013 11:58:47 PM

yes they are both 1080p
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February 15, 2013 12:03:57 AM

also which cooler would be better then the hyper 212 i live in a hot and humid area
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February 15, 2013 12:09:34 AM

wandercab said:
also which cooler would be better then the hyper 212 i live in a hot and humid area


liquid cooling
swiftech h220 but it will be released after a week or 2
the 7970 is a great choice since its cheap
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February 15, 2013 12:09:59 AM

I really can't stress this enough, but hey its your money. Do NOT get the 680, just hear me out. You can OC the 670 to the 5-10% performance you lose (by saving upwards of around $120!) easily. Just get the Zotac 670, it comes with a 680 cooler.
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February 15, 2013 12:12:09 AM

lhikary said:
liquid cooling
swiftech h220 but it will be released after a week or 2
the 7970 is a great choice since its cheap

Better yet, drop the 670 and get a 7970! 7970 is where the real value is it. But if you NEED nvidia, get the 670.

Also, high end air cooling is just as good as liquid cooling in most CASES (lol funny pun there).
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February 15, 2013 12:17:42 AM

blake1243 said:
Better yet, drop the 670 and get a 7970! 7970 is where the real value is it. But if you NEED nvidia, get the 670.

Also, high end air cooling is just as good as liquid cooling in most CASES (lol funny pun there).

your true and i did post the gigabyte 7970 suggestion
but if he wants liquid he can go with the swiftech f not the eve 212 is the best choice with push pull config but i dont recommend it for overclocking
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February 15, 2013 12:33:57 AM

what is the difference between that 7970 the ghz edition im trying to get a card i wont have to upgrade for a while not just for current games
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February 15, 2013 12:43:02 AM

wandercab said:
what is the difference between that 7970 the ghz edition im trying to get a card i wont have to upgrade for a while not just for current games

ghz edition is the same as the 7970
"As far as performance and functionality goes, the
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (7970GE) is a rather straightforward upgrade to the existing Radeon HD
7970. In fact the hardware is absolutely identical
right down to the GPU – there have been no
changes to the PCB, the cooling, or the VRMs, and
even the Tahiti GPU is the same revision that has
been shipping in the 7970 since the beginning. Everything the 7970GE adds to the 7970 is
accomplished through chip binning and new
Catalyst and BIOS features specific to the 7970GE. So
in many ways this is the 7970 we’ve already
become familiar with, but with more pep in its step."

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-e...

go for the 7970 non ghz and just
overclock it
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February 15, 2013 12:52:32 AM

Alright getting the 7970 saved $400 on the build only thing i'm waiting for the cpu cooler to come out
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February 15, 2013 1:01:17 AM

be sure to get the asrock motherboard from newegg or you wont get the 8gb ram kit for free
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February 15, 2013 1:17:54 AM

one last thing the 7970 is ok with 3gb for both monitors
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February 15, 2013 1:20:29 AM

It would be better to have 4 GB but yeah.
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February 15, 2013 1:21:28 AM

which 4gb ?
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February 15, 2013 1:22:34 AM

i dont see any
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February 15, 2013 1:23:45 AM

No, no, I mean as in a TOTAL of 4 GB VRAM for both monitors. As in dual cards.
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February 15, 2013 1:23:48 AM

yes the 3gb is enough
4gb if you have 3 monitors
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February 15, 2013 1:25:34 AM

ok wanted to make sure before i place the order
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February 15, 2013 1:28:33 AM

thanks for all the help.
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February 15, 2013 11:17:10 AM

no problem
choose the best answer so the modertaor close the thread
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February 15, 2013 7:21:49 PM

I can't believe what you guys are telling this guy. Two 2gb cards do not mean 4gb total. It will only use as much VRAM as the card with the lowest amount. If you have 2 4gb cards, then you will only have 4gb frame buffer total.
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February 15, 2013 11:04:04 PM

Best answer selected by wandercab.
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