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February 19, 2013 6:18:04 PM

ok so I woke up one day and said, wth let me build a badass gaming comp, it can't be that hard.... so went on newegg got a list of stuff then realized I need some help. I'm going to use an old 850w psu + an old dvd-rom from my old comp. from what little I read about the CPU it's really not needed but was thinking if I dish out the cash on that now I wont have to replace it for along time.....and wont be going to OC

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified 04G-P4-3688-KR Video Card 600$

Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 Six-Core Desktop Processor 569$

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 109$

ASUS P9X79 WS SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS 379$

Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 159$

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory 159$

Dynatron R17 92mm 2 Ball Intel Sandy Bridge Romley-EP/EX Processors up to TDP 160 Watts Overclocking 40$

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Unbeatable Gaming Case With Side Panel Window 159$

Grand Total: 2,178$

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February 19, 2013 6:26:32 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.69 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1860.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 15:26 EST-0500)
February 19, 2013 6:43:14 PM

If you aren't overclocking and this is just for gaming, there is no need for a 3930k, its a waste of $250, 2x4gb of ram is enough, upgrade later if you want. buy 2x4gb dominator plat, that would save you another $50.

From the looks of your build, you are gaming on 1 monitor, so no point in getting 4gb of ddrm5 gpu, buy the cheaper one, there is one on ncix selling for $500. That saves you another $100, so you already save $400.

So if you are not buying the lga 2011 socket, get some cheaper motherboard, $200 is good enough because you aren't overclocking, save another $150. If you want, you can get 2ssd and put it in raid 0 or get another monitor, another gpu. Don't waste money on things you don't need.
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February 19, 2013 6:58:02 PM

the main reason I picked the parts listed is because atm the comp I'm useing sucks and wanted to make a comp that can play ultra settings on any game now and in the future without a problem

but dont have a clue what I'm doing thats why I came to this site, so if I can save some cash and still have an amazing gaming comp I'll take your word for it

February 19, 2013 7:02:53 PM

The build I made can play Ultra on 3 monitors no problem. You don't need to spend over $2k.