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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
this plus a couple hundered more for water cooling and you're set

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add an extra 100 for a good set of ram... and the item that got cut off on top was a asus dvd optical drive
Probably worth noting that those 580s won't have a full-cover waterblock as their PCBs aren't reference.

Anyway, if I'm seeing this correctly, AUD is actually more valuable than USD, so $4000 is one hell of a budget for a gaming PC. Not only will something of that caliber be able to max current games, it will probably be able to max them out at 60+ FPS for a good 5 years if built with some thought.

Anyway, grab two 590s or two 6990s for Quad-SLI/ Quadfire for about $1500. Games can't use six cores, so 980x is a silly investment. 2600k showed a little performance boost over the 2500k in recent benches of The Witcher 2, so I'd say grab the 2600k if the budget is as-is; otherwise 2500k is fine for the build.

Grab a nice z68 mobo, 12GB of RAM is more than enough, throw in a hefty SSD and a nice HDD, a nice 1200-1500W PSU, and you're up to a good 2500 bucks.

Grab a Corsair Obsidian 800D, throw in water cooling supplies and a bunch of AP-15s and you're still not up to $4000. Seriously, he can buy whatever he wants with the exception of stuff like this.

He can buy the best pieces of hardware, and ask the water cooling people for suggestions on water cooling stuff. This is going to be one hell of a PC, tell him to keep OCN updated with a worklog.

And best of luck to him! Going to be a fun project for sure.
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post #32 of 39
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If his mainly gaming why the 2600k? everyone thought $4k budget so get the 2600k lol.

On that note, a p67 mobo is more than enough, I seriously doubt he will be using the on board graphics, don't know much about the ssd caching. Pour that money into SLI a couple of 580s maybe with a 2500k and p67 would do wonders!! lol

My recommendations purely for gaming would be:

Asus P8p67 pro or Gigabyte p67 ud4 mobo
i5 2500k
120 ssd (not entirely sure about the new ones yet to make a recommendation)
4GB of 1600mhz 1.5v RAM (Gskill RipjawX) - more than enough for gaming
and as explained before, get a couple of 580's or even 570s.

EDIT: For CPU cooling I would look to get the Thermalright Silver arrow or the Noctua NH-D14.
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My friend is looking into getting a new PC, and with the $4000 he wants:

A) 2x monitor @1920 x 1080
B) Multi GPU
C) Water Cooling (but still not 100% on that)
2 monitor setups = fail.

If you're going multi monitor, do at least three. For 4K, don't sell yourself short.

Dual 1200W PSUs and Quad GTX water-cooled 580 3GB or Get The "Heck" Out.
    
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2 monitor setups = fail.

If you're going multi monitor, do at least three. For 4K, don't sell yourself short.

Dual 1200W PSUs and Quad GTX water-cooled 580 3GB or Get The "Heck" Out.
He wants 1 to game (i suggested a 120Hz monitor) and one to web-browse, or monitor performance/system stats on the other.
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Could switch the two GTX580s for 3 GTX 570s.
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He wants 1 to game (i suggested a 120Hz monitor) and one to web-browse, or monitor performance/system stats on the other.
Broski, if he's dropping 4 bills on a new setup, he should go all out. If he's only gaming on one screen, he only needs one decent GPU. He doesn't need to spend 4K, LOL! This is easily a $1500-2000 build.
    
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Could switch the two GTX580s for 3 GTX 570s.
Definitely need 8gb ram for that much money
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Could switch the two GTX580s for 3 GTX 570s.
You know what's wrong with this build? Opulence. He doesn't need to drop big bills on features that he will not even use. Such as extra OCing options on a mobo that only LN2/DICE OCers use. Also, a case that costs 300+ greenbacks when you can get a perfectly functional case for several times less? I'm sorry, but, no.

My idea of a nice setup for a one-screen gamer, one-screen browser:
-An 80+ plus certified PSU (600W+).
-An inexpensive case that suits his needs (black interior is always nice).
-Simple DVD/CD combo drive.
-Main SSD 120GB+, the 240GB+ ones perform the best though, I recommend the Crucial C300 256GB.
-For storage, if he really needs the space, the WD Black Drives get great reviews.
-For a mobo, consider going with an inexpensive socket 1155 microATX with great reviews to save money, hey, it's only smaller.
-For memory, whatever has the best reviews and is cost-effective.
-The CPU could be an i5 2500K or i7 2600K, in gaming, there's really a small difference between the two, but, if you want every frame possible, obviously, go for the 990X (ohh, surprised you, didn't I?)
-Decent GPU that gets the job done for what type of games are being played. GTX 460/560 or HD6950 are possibly the best bang for buck here.
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Let's not forget the water-cooling to run this the best that we possibly can with overclocks and higher temps. Consider radiator and fan space when looking at cases.

I could do a mock build, if interested?
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post #39 of 39
Since he wants a single monitor for gaming this is all he needs:

2500k
p67 mobo
4GB 1600 RAM
120GB SSD drive
1TB Spinpoint F3
AX850 psu
U2711/U3011(or120hz) and U2410
2x 580's or a 6990 (3GB 580's or 6990 for U3011)
800D
XPSC Rasa RX360
Edited by Draygonn - 6/5/11 at 10:31am
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