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Just my 2 cents;

Don't spend a fortune on a 990X, it is completely useless for Gaming and the 2600k will just give you the same performance.

There's no way a 2600k can be a bottleneck to even x4 GTX580's SLI as long as you Overclock it to +4.5Ghz.

Don't spend that budget, the most I'd spend would be $3,000 or even $2,500.

You should be looking at something like an i7 2600k, AMD HD6970 Crossfire or GTX580 SLI (First one will give you almost same performance for 30% less price per card).

No way you neeed to spend it all.

Oh, and we're here to help you, it's not the first time I help someone through the Forums step by step to build their first system. I remember building my first system 2 years ago, I was scared too, but with the help of this Forum, I got it done easily in a couple of hours.
    
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for someone with 5k...

why don't you build a cheap build for like 500 bucks then if you felt comfortable doing that, spend 1.5k+ (that's enough to have an AWESOME pc) on your actual build? You can probably sell off or keep that first build.
    
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After all you saying it's better to build on my own, i guess i'll give it a go. my only fear though is blowing the money on something this expensive and then ruining it in about an hour. so really... what are the main dangers of building a pc by myself?
the main danger i can think of is breaking a part with static electricity: remember to ground yourself by touching the case every few minutes
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Buy your self something else thats nice , Spend like 1.5 k on a computer. youll be fine itll last 3 4 years
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One thing I'm really worried about that was mentioned is liquid/water cooling. I've heard many horror stories of them... not working correctly and i guess breaking and ruining the PC. what are the Odds of that happening?
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One thing I'm really worried about that was mentioned is liquid/water cooling. I've heard many horror stories of them... not working correctly and i guess breaking and ruining the PC. what are the Odds of that happening?
With a closed system like the H80, there is close to zero chance of that happening. I don't recommend going with full out liquid cooling on your first build, unless you are very confident that you can get it to work. if you're super paranoid, then go with a high-end air cooler like the NH-D14
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One thing I'm really worried about that was mentioned is liquid/water cooling. I've heard many horror stories of them... not working correctly and i guess breaking and ruining the PC. what are the Odds of that happening?
Not much really...if you use distilled water and you get a leak on something, put the component in a bag of rice and let it dry out and it will be good to go. But make sure to use compression fittings are well as ptnuke or kill-coil to eliminate gunk build up and corrosion.
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Yeah, I think i'll go high end air cooler. I can't really trust liquids around my computer. Now that i think about whats the best place to buy these parts from? Newegg is the only place i can think of to buy Pc parts
post #39 of 87
I think jumping directly into water cooling isn't the best idea... Unless you want to push your hardware past their limits and absolutely need the quietest system then that would be a good reason to consider watercooling...

Right now, buy top spec hardware to match your needs and take it a step at a time...
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post #40 of 87
here are links to everything you might need on newegg:
CPU and motherboard combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.701068

evga gtx 560 ti crysis 2 edition (basically a superclocked + free crysis 2 + free t-shirt):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130628

evga gtx 560 ti superclocked, for SLI with the other 560 Ti (or you can buy two of the crysis 2 edition and sell/giveaway the extra copy of crysis 2):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130610

RAM (shellshocker deal, perfect):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

CPU cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

combo for PSU and hard drive (btw the HX750 powers even 580 SLI, so you're good to go):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.707966

SSD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233160
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706

DVD drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
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