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    You really don't need a 4GB card, save yourself some money, I'd say either of these are good:

    MSI 680GTX Twin Frozr II 2GB

    GIGABYTE WF3 GTX 680 2GB

    I believe this monitor is a little better overall:

    Asus VE247H

    Good luck with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    You really don't need a 4GB card, save yourself some money, I'd say either of these are good:

    MSI 680GTX Twin Frozr II 2GB

    GIGABYTE WF3 GTX 680 2GB

    I believe this monitor is a little better overall:

    Asus VE247H

    Good luck with it
    Just Switched. Dunno if I will end up switching the video card for one of those, not too much of a price difference.

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    4gb on the 680 will do absolutely nothing over a 2Gb version. Unless running multi screen there isnt any need for more than 2gb, and nvidia cant really benefit from it.general rule: 3d go nvidia, eyefinity or higher resolutions go amd. If none, go whatever u want. The 3820 will be outperformed by an i5 unless you are an expert clocker. Go with 3570k and a nice overclocking board like maximus v formula, they come bundled with AC3 btw so u can shave 50 dollars off the price unless u already have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemmiwink View Post
    4gb on the 680 will do absolutely nothing over a 2Gb version. Unless running multi screen there isnt any need for more than 2gb, and nvidia cant really benefit from it.general rule: 3d go nvidia, eyefinity or higher resolutions go amd. If none, go whatever u want. The 3820 will be outperformed by an i5 unless you are an expert clocker. Go with 3570k and a nice overclocking board like maximus v formula, they come bundled with AC3 btw so u can shave 50 dollars off the price unless u already have it
    So I went with;
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    Seems like what everyone has been suggesting, Lemme know if something else would suite me better.
    Also, are there any specific Video Cards you would suggest?
    I am using a single Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($154.99 @ NCIX US)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuex View Post
    Edited my choice in a few parts based on a couple opinions;

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99)
    Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($194.99)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.99
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23)
    Monitor: Acer G245HQLbd 60Hz 23.6" Monitor ($129.99)
    Monitor: Acer G245HQLbd 60Hz 23.6" Monitor ($129.99)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98)
    Total: $2038.10
    Cpu cooler is completely overkill as you don't intend to overclock (would get a cheaper one from coolermaster.com for $20
    The I7 is also complete overkill but you are getting it for a good price so go for it.
    Never had much luck with ASRock motherboards and would go for asus myself.

    Everything else is good to go but if I were you I would get a single big monitor and use an old monitor for a secondary if needed until I had an extra $300 to spend on a big screen LED TV to use as my secondary monitor (chances are it would quickly become your primary monitor for most applications.)

    Besides youtube/pron on a 40+ inch Tv is well yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skrump View Post
    Cpu cooler is completely overkill as you don't intend to overclock (would get a cheaper one from coolermaster.com for $20
    The I7 is also complete overkill but you are getting it for a good price so go for it.
    Never had much luck with ASRock motherboards and would go for asus myself.

    Everything else is good to go but if I were you I would get a single big monitor and use an old monitor for a secondary if needed until I had an extra $300 to spend on a big screen LED TV to use as my secondary monitor (chances are it would quickly become your primary monitor for most applications.)

    Besides youtube/pron on a 40+ inch Tv is well yeah.
    There has been changes since that post. The CPU, Motherboard, CPU Cooler, and Monitor have all been changed.

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    Asus, gigabyte and msi all have brilliant coolers for the gtx680. Choose whatever is cheapest/best looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuex View Post
    So I should definitely stick with a gtx680?
    If u got the budget sure. Great card. If u r on a budget and think it's a bit expensive a 7970 willcrush the 680 in value for money. Also the 7970 will run 3 screens without sweat and comes with 3gb vram and is better at aa. Normal resolution a 680 will beat it marginally, but it's not by much. also,many programs run smoother with nvidia due to cuda.

    Point: difference is minimal on performance but big on price. In the end though it all comes down to what you want. You won't make a huge mistake going with either card. Hope that clarifies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemmiwink View Post
    If u got the budget sure. Great card. If u r on a budget and think it's a bit expensive a 7970 willcrush the 680 in value for money. Also the 7970 will run 3 screens without sweat and comes with 3gb vram and is better at aa. Normal resolution a 680 will beat it marginally, but it's not by much. also,many programs run smoother with nvidia due to cuda.

    Point: difference is minimal on performance but big on price. In the end though it all comes down to what you want. You won't make a huge mistake going with either card. Hope that clarifies.
    I am trying to look for a new video card, and well, thats not that easy for me, lol.
    So I snagged
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Good? or is there another I should go for.
    Single, 24" Monitor, great picture.. its all i ask for lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuex View Post
    I am trying to look for a new video card, and well, thats not that easy for me, lol.
    So I snagged
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Good? or is there another I should go for.
    Single, 24" Monitor, great picture.. its all i ask for lol.
    It has a reference cooler so less quiet and hotter. Heat and noise not a big issue for the 680 though so I guess its ok, I would get one of the better coolers though. My favourite would be asus, gigabyte or msi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuex View Post
    So I found these 2, which would you suggest?
    1) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    2) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($457.86 @ Newegg)
    Still WTB opinion.

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    You mean like the two I linked you and said either is fine?

    I'm serious though, there are no major differences performance wise. Read the reviews/comments and pick the cheapest or the one you prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    You mean like the two I linked you and said either is fine?

    I'm serious though, there are no major differences performance wise. Read the reviews/comments and pick the cheapest or the one you prefer.
    Lol, well they all are literally just about the same price. Haha.

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