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    Best Gaming Machine Build (Input needed)

    So, I'm kind of putting together a list of components for an insanely good gaming PC. I was wondering if you had any input. (Basically I'm trying to build a premium PC.)

    MOBO: ASUS sabertooth x79
    Memory: (model#) cmz32gx3m4x1866c10
    CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition i7-3970X
    Hard Drives: Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK
    GPU: Asus GTX690-4GD5
    Monitor: BenQ XL2420T

    Some things to consider. I'm think 4 SSD, and running them in a raid 5. Dual GPU's running Quad SLI. I've already got a very good case from about 5 years ago by Coolmaster. I'm thinking I already have an 800 or 1000 watt power supply with modular cables. Considering this box would be running in SLI, I'm thinking that built-in mobo sound might be better, as space on the board would be pretty tight, and it might obstruct air flow.

    Any modifications? I'll provide links later to the store local's. Right now I'm pricing the above components at around $5000.

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    Get some good cooling. If you go for air, i strongly suggest the Phanteks PH-TC14PE, it's the best. Overclock as much as possible. Change the mobo to Rampage, sabertooth is worse. For hard-drives, i'd go with Samsung 840. For power supply i'd probably go with the Corsair AX1200i.

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    I hope you are planning to get at least 3 monitors with that setup.
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    From my understanding, there really isn't a point to going with an i7 chip because hyperthreading really won't do anything for gaming. So you'd be better off saving some cash and going for the i5-3570k.

    therefore, something like this would be pretty amazing

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($484.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($244.96 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1777.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 17:39 EST-0500)


    sorry, noticed I forgot a power supply, something like this: a seasonic 650w 80+ bronze: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasoni...supply-ss650am
    Last edited by anyaka21; 2013-02-07 at 10:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyaka21 View Post
    From my understanding, there really isn't a point to going with an i7 chip because hyperthreading really won't do anything for gaming. So you'd be better off saving some cash and going for the i5-3570k.
    If he is going with dual GTX 690 he needs the extra PCI-E lanes that comes with x79 platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatSageCorban View Post
    So, I'm kind of putting together a list of components for an insanely good gaming PC. I was wondering if you had any input. (Basically I'm trying to build a premium PC.)

    MOBO: ASUS sabertooth x79
    Memory: (model#) cmz32gx3m4x1866c10
    CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition i7-3970X
    Hard Drives: Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK
    GPU: Asus GTX690-4GD5
    Monitor: BenQ XL2420T

    Some things to consider. I'm think 4 SSD, and running them in a raid 5. Dual GPU's running Quad SLI. I've already got a very good case from about 5 years ago by Coolmaster. I'm thinking I already have an 800 or 1000 watt power supply with modular cables. Considering this box would be running in SLI, I'm thinking that built-in mobo sound might be better, as space on the board would be pretty tight, and it might obstruct air flow.

    Any modifications? I'll provide links later to the store local's. Right now I'm pricing the above components at around $5000.
    So are you going to be running on high res monitors because if not it would be like buying a drag car as your daily driver I.E. can go fast but is restricted by speed limits. A 1000 computer can do the same as that computer can on a 1080p monitor but what that 5k computer does is look amazing on high res where as a 1k computer would fold like a cheap suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyaka21 View Post
    From my understanding, there really isn't a point to going with an i7 chip because hyperthreading really won't do anything for gaming. So you'd be better off saving some cash and going for the i5-3570k.

    therefore, something like this would be pretty amazing

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($484.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($244.96 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1777.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 17:39 EST-0500)


    sorry, noticed I forgot a power supply, something like this: a seasonic 650w 80+ bronze: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasoni...supply-ss650am
    You're investing in the future, where games will most certainly utilize and benefit from Hyperthreading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connectz View Post
    You're investing in the future, where games will most certainly utilize and benefit from Hyperthreading.
    There is really no point in getting a $1000 CPU to invest for the future. You would be better of to spend $500 now and spend $500 again later on.
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    May as well get a pair of 7990s if money is no object, will handle your likely uber resolution much better than the 690. Or just wait a bit and run 3 or 4 of the upcoming titan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    There is really no point in getting a $1000 CPU to invest for the future. You would be better of to spend $500 now and spend $500 again later on.
    This is sort of my dream build. Something where I come up w/components and modify or purchase when sales occur. I've always wanted a computer that could practically ignite a new star. When the time comes to buy a CPU I may go w/the highest non 'Extreme edition' i7.

    So are you going to be running on high res monitors because if not it would be like buying a drag car as your daily driver I.E. can go fast but is restricted by speed limits. A 1000 computer can do the same as that computer can on a 1080p monitor but what that 5k computer does is look amazing on high res where as a 1k computer would fold like a cheap suit
    The BenQ monitor I listed has the following specs.

    http://benq.us/product/monitor/xl2420t
    Product Color
    Product Color Black-Red
    Display
    Screen Size 24”W
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution (max.) 1920x1080
    Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.276
    Brightness ( typ.) 350 cd/m2
    Contrast ( typ. ) 1000:1
    DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.) 12M:1
    Panel Type TN
    Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10) 170/160
    Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ. 5ms, 2ms GTG
    Display Colors 16.7million
    Color Gamut 72%
    Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs
    Input Connector D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / DP 1.2 / Headphone Jack
    USB Hub Donwstreamx3; Upstreamx1
    Power
    Power Supply (90~264 AC) Built-in
    Power Consumption (On mode) 24 W (Based on Energy Star 5.1 test criteria)
    (Power saving mode) <0.5W
    Dimensions & Weight
    CTN Dimensions (HxWxD mm) 652.0 x 456.0 x 233.0
    Dimensions(HxWxD mm) 516.9 x 571.4 x 149.9
    Net Weight (kg) 6.1
    Gross Weight (kg) 7.3
    Special Features
    Senseye Senseye 3
    AMA Yes
    Vista Premium
    Win7 Compatibility Yes
    HDCP Yes
    Color Temperature Reddish / Normal/ Bluish /User mode
    OSD Language 17 languages
    VESA Wall Mounting 100x100mm
    Swivel (left/right) 35 / 35
    Tilt (down/up) -5/20
    High Adjustment (mm) 130mm
    K Locker Yes
    Regulations
    Regulations TCO 5.1

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    If you want to take a SSD and you have a lot of money to spend, you could go for a pci-express based one (muuuch more faster than reg one)

    Learned that existed two days ago =P
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-rev...press-ssd.html


    Compared to my budget build, you'll have a biiiiig rig for 5000 bucks =P
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    Storage: Kingston SSD Now V200+ 120G and WD Caviar Blue HDD 500 G
    Processing Units: i5-3570k @ 3.8 Ghz cooled by 212 Evo and MSI Twin Frozr 3, R7850 @ 900, 1200
    Mobo, Ram, PSU Gigabyte Z77-D3H and G.Skill ripjaw 2x 4G with XFX 550w
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatSageCorban View Post
    This is sort of my dream build. Something where I come up w/components and modify or purchase when sales occur. I've always wanted a computer that could practically ignite a new star. When the time comes to buy a CPU I may go w/the highest non 'Extreme edition' i7.


    The BenQ monitor I listed has the following specs.

    http://benq.us/product/monitor/xl2420t
    Product Color
    Product Color Black-Red
    Display
    Screen Size 24”W
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution (max.) 1920x1080
    Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.276
    Brightness ( typ.) 350 cd/m2
    Contrast ( typ. ) 1000:1
    DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.) 12M:1
    Panel Type TN
    Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10) 170/160
    Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ. 5ms, 2ms GTG
    Display Colors 16.7million
    Color Gamut 72%
    Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs
    Input Connector D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / DP 1.2 / Headphone Jack
    USB Hub Donwstreamx3; Upstreamx1
    Power
    Power Supply (90~264 AC) Built-in
    Power Consumption (On mode) 24 W (Based on Energy Star 5.1 test criteria)
    (Power saving mode) <0.5W
    Dimensions & Weight
    CTN Dimensions (HxWxD mm) 652.0 x 456.0 x 233.0
    Dimensions(HxWxD mm) 516.9 x 571.4 x 149.9
    Net Weight (kg) 6.1
    Gross Weight (kg) 7.3
    Special Features
    Senseye Senseye 3
    AMA Yes
    Vista Premium
    Win7 Compatibility Yes
    HDCP Yes
    Color Temperature Reddish / Normal/ Bluish /User mode
    OSD Language 17 languages
    VESA Wall Mounting 100x100mm
    Swivel (left/right) 35 / 35
    Tilt (down/up) -5/20
    High Adjustment (mm) 130mm
    K Locker Yes
    Regulations
    Regulations TCO 5.1
    All that stuff is nice but it's still a 1080p monitor you will want 3 of them to take advantage of this build.

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    This is about the closest I could get you (as you said you have a PSU?)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1044.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($364.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($479.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($984.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($984.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Silverstone TJ09-B ATX Full Tower Case ($259.00 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $4956.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 21:52 EST-0500)

    Yes, it only has one SSD, but it is 512GB. If you wanted something more secure, you could get 2x 1TB HDDs and use them in a raid array.

    There are other things that you could change.

    Also, wait a bit for the Titan to be released... It might save you a couple $$ off the price of the 690s, for little drop in performance. (if rumors hold true)
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