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High End Gaming System ($2500)

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September 8, 2013 10:57:20 AM

I'm looking at upgrading my 5 year old Intel Duo Core. My budget is $2500 all in. I plan on buying in the next few weeks.

This is only meant for gaming, and I only need the system ( no peripherals, monitor etc).


Looking at:

Sabertooth x79
i7-3930K cpu
G.Skill Sniper 4 x 8GB 14900 Memory
Asus GTX770 card.
NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case.
Force Series 3 90 GB SATA 3
HX 850 watt Corsair PSU.
Western Digital WD 3TB SATA3 3.5in 64M

A quiet system would be nice but not necessary. If the SSD seems low volume it's from my previous computer, which I'm hoping to use in the new one. Thanks for the help!

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September 8, 2013 11:15:11 AM

-No need for an i7 in gaming, yet alone LGA 2011. Stick with an i5-4670k with a LGA 1150 motherboard like the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H or ASRock Z87 Extreme6.
-No need for 32gb of ram, games don't even use 8gb. Stick with 2x4gb ram.
September 8, 2013 11:24:34 AM

Here's a great build, and 32GB is overkill.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($539.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($318.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($130.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1587.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 14:23 EDT-0400)
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September 10, 2013 5:53:03 AM

Stick to the above build, but change the 760 out for a 780. You can even through in two if at high resolutions or multi monitor setups.
September 10, 2013 1:37:25 PM

apower101 said:
Stick to the above build, but change the 760 out for a 780. You can even through in two if at high resolutions or multi monitor setups.


Good idea, but they are really expensive right now and should go on sale in december.
September 10, 2013 3:49:20 PM

There's really no point in socket LGA 2011 in games. They're extremely expensive and doesn't provide much performance over a regular i5 in games.
Also, 16gb of ram is also un-necessary.