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Help a Noob Out..Gaming Build for $2000-2500

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March 23, 2013 2:12:01 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month

Budget Range: $2000-2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Main thing is gaming, video Rendering, internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Need a new system so everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: does not matter but i have do stuff with Newegg and tigerdirect in the past

Location: Somerset,WI Country - USA

Parts Preferences: Intel because i have read that it is better then amd for gaming

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080 i have two acers 22in

Additional Comments: I would like to get into liquid cooling for cpu... and gpu maybe, i need a nice quiet pc so nice fans
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my current pc is 5 years old and it is time for a new build

Yeah i problem i have is that i don't know if i want to do a z77 build or a z79 build i mean a z77 would be a tad cheaper but then i won't be able to upgrade the cpu in the future, but if i go with a z79 build it is a extra $100 on like every piece like cpu, motherboard, etx

so guys i really need your help because i want to do like i did with this pc and have it last for a while without having to do to much about it. so far i have this but i don't know if this is right. Any Help would be the Best

NZXT Phantom 820 -------------------- $249.99
ASUS Sabertooth X79---------- $329.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) ---------- $124.99
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz---------- $319.99
ENERMAX Platimax EPM850EWT 850 $204.99
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB-- $123.99

March 23, 2013 2:23:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1003.48 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: EVGA 132-SE-E775-K2 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($186.13 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($97.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($425.38 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($425.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-605BW (Black/White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Apevia 900W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.66 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2434.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 17:23 EDT-0400)
March 23, 2013 3:03:13 PM

That looks nice but the case and motherboard does is support liquid cooling, and is it better to be with a mb z77 or a z79
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