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HELP!! High End Gaming PC Build $1800-$1950 Budget

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February 22, 2013 6:15:43 AM

Hi guys! It's my first time building my gaming rig. I'm currently using a four-year old dual core laptop which is really getting slow right now :(  .. So since I'm going to college next year, I decided to get a really kick-a$$ pc that will support my gaming and school needs :sol:  . I really want something that can maxed out most of the games today and hopefully for the next two years (Ultra settings) 60+fps as I have never experienced that using my old laptop that my dad gave me before (Which I am still using right now to type this until I get a new pc). So any suggestions or advice guys will be totally appreciated!

Approximate Purchase Date: April or May 2013

Budget Range: $1800-$1950 including TAXES

System Usage: Gaming (Crysis 2 and 3, Arkham City, BF3 and etc.) , Heavy word excel processing slight video editing/encoding, slight photoshop and HD MOVIES!

Parts Not Required: OS, speaker, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Please choose the parts only in NCIX.com (I chose this website because they will be the one to build the PC too so that I can just pick it up after and no hassle.)

Country: Canada

Parts Preference: Intel for the CPU, then either AMD or NVIDIA for the GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: YES! So please choose two GPU which would perform good in this configuration.

Monitor Resolution: YES! Please include monitor in the build! 1080p (Around 23-24 inch)

Thanks in advance!

P.S. * As for the storage, looks like hybrid drives by Seagate is pretty good. I don't want SSD+HDD cuz I think it's a bit complicated to use. Suggestions?
February 22, 2013 9:09:29 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.57 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.75 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($479.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($479.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($161.20 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1892.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 06:09 EST-0500)
Do you need a monitor?
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February 22, 2013 5:20:34 PM

2wenty said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.57 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.75 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($479.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($479.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($161.20 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1892.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 06:09 EST-0500)
Do you need a monitor?


Yes I need monitor included in the build. And as I've said in my first post, I need all the parts to be chose in NCIX.com cuz they will be the one to build the computer too. Thanks for helping anyways! :) 
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February 23, 2013 3:55:06 AM

Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core CPU & Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=71249&vpn=BX80637I535...

Patriot Intel Extreme Masters 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=74756&vpn=PVI38G160C9...

Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid Tower Window Case White
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=75047&vpn=FD-CA-DEF-R...

Seasonic X Series 750W ATX 12V 24PIN 80PLUS Gold Fully Modular DC to DC Power Supply w/ Hybrid Fan
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=80026&vpn=X-750KM3&ma...

eagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Drive
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70854&vpn=ST1500DM003...

2X Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 OC 1000MHZ 3.0GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XDP PCI-E Video Card
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67547&vpn=GV-R797OC-3...


ASUS VS239H-P 23IN Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor Black 5MS HDMI DVI D-Sub
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=74115&vpn=VS239H-P&ma...

CM hyper 212 PLus
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10-212P...

Total = $1678.54

add in another SSD if you wish to...
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February 23, 2013 6:12:50 AM

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add in another SSD if you wish to...


Why? You're just wasting money. There's other areas where that money is better spent.

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1941.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 03:12 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 7:24:51 AM

g-unit1111 said:
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add in another SSD if you wish to...


Why? You're just wasting money. There's other areas where that money is better spent.

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1941.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 03:12 EST-0500)


What do u think of my build guys?

http://db.tt/lgKpvHH5

Thanks for helping :)  decided not to go with the SSD+HDD solution cuz I think it's a bit complicated. So I decided to get hybrid drive which has pretty good reviews so far.
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February 23, 2013 7:31:51 AM

What do u think of my build guys?

http://db.tt/lgKpvHH5

Thanks for helping :)  decided not to go with the SSD+HDD solution cuz I think it's a bit complicated. So I decided to get hybrid drive which has pretty good reviews so far.[/quotemsg]

Looks good, but a 750W PSU is more than enough for that build...
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February 23, 2013 7:36:58 AM

Looks good, but a 750W PSU is more than enough for that build... said:
Looks good, but a 750W PSU is more than enough for that build...


I plan to overclock both CPU and GPU in the future. Do you think 750 watts would still be enough? Thanks :) 
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February 23, 2013 7:48:45 AM

johnvonmacz said:
I plan to overclock both CPU and GPU in the future. Do you think 750 watts would still be enough? Thanks :) 

Yes... go with Seasonic X-750... :bounce: 
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August 12, 2013 12:14:24 PM

Linzy Marcum said:
TimeLass said:
What do u think of my build guys?

http://db.tt/lgKpvHH5

Thanks for helping :)  decided not to go with the SSD+HDD solution cuz I think it's a bit complicated. So I decided to get hybrid drive which has pretty good reviews so far.


Looks good, but a 750W PSU is more than enough for that build...


Ssd+Hdd is incredibly easy... You plug in the ssd like a regular hdd.. Install your os, shut down, install your backup storage drive, Boot up windows, go to your c drive.. Hit Manage, When it pops up you will see storage in the center section. Under storage hit disk managment, Then down at the bottom you will disk 0, disk 1, and cdrom.. blah blah blah... on disk1 hit it should have ablack bar indicating not installed, or not formatted.. Format it.. It will then assign it a drive letter and toodah.. You have a ssd + hdd setup.. Easy as installing a video card for real..

Also, for $1800 you could build a badass rig, and still get amd eyefinity.. .. I build mine on a budget of 1300, and its pretty awesome.

I would suggest the I5 3570k or whatever is the new intel drink of water
nice 700w power supply, corsair or good brand
16gb Ddr3 1866 ram.. u really wont need 32gb
asrock z77 mobo
Ati radeon hd 7950.. U get the 7970 chip without the stock overclock.. Overclock it yourself and save the 75$
1tb wd black. on sale for $84
3-22" gateway refurb monitors.. like 90$ each.. Super nice.. never got a bad one. all hd
Active Dsub cable...or converter.. Youll need this for eyefinity..
Corsair, Samsung or Kingston 128gb ssd
Typical lite on ihas 124-04 dvd rw tray
your choice of case.. There are plenty awesome cheap ones.. I like the thermaltake snow series one.. its white, has a plexi glass window, cool led fan, and plenty of room to wire..
oh, and dont forget the coolermaster hyper 212 evo.. Sorry im not using a part picker


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Please... for the love of the forums... don't necro...
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August 12, 2013 1:42:44 PM

This thread is sooo long time ago. LOL thanks for your input Lizzy Marcum but apparently, I just got myself a new rig last month, earn some extra cash and pull the trigger for more high-end parts.
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