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So my classmate wants to run 20 MapleStories at once. He has like up to $4000 for a computer. He says he's already got a G510, a mouse, and a monitor.

I quickly threw together an i7 2600k build, can you guys proof-read for me?
I don't know if he'll want me to OC it or not, but if he does, what are some clockspeeds and volts that the average 2600k will hit? 4.3GHz at 1.25v?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152245 Samsung F4 2TB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146068 NZXT Phantom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701 P8P67 DELUXE (what's the difference between this and the PRO)

i7 2600k

Noctua D-14, if overclocking will be needed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121429 GTX 580

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231315 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139016 AX750

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&A=details&Q= OPTIONAL SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204 DVD DRIVE
Edited by GuardianDuo - 8/16/11 at 9:42am
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post #2 of 34
Maple Story?! Of all games?! Anyway, you don't need a 2600K, 2500K would be sufficient. You also don't need 16GB of RAM, swap it out for 8. And yes, Windows let you choose which drive to install on.
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Heck, he's got $4000. 16GB and 2600k will keep him happy, at the very least.

And he read a forum post somewhere about a guy with his i7 980 (not 980x) somehow overclocked to 4.0 GHz, running 12GB RAM and a 6990 and having 20 maplestories at a time with only 42% CPU usage.

I asked him if there was even the slightest chance of the post being trollbait, and he said that it was legit, something about licenses.
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post #4 of 34
i blv this deluxe board is the best in p67 chipset for overclocking and performance...
post #5 of 34
i agree, save money for another gpu
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Heck, he's got $4000. 16GB and 2600k will keep him happy, at the very least.

And he read a forum post somewhere about a guy with his i7 980 (not 980x) somehow overclocked to 4.0 GHz, running 12GB RAM and a 6990 and having 20 maplestories at a time with only 42% CPU usage.

I asked him if there was even the slightest chance of the post being trollbait, and he said that it was legit, something about licenses.
OK. Didn't notice the $4000 budget. Gimme a moment while I build up a list for ya.
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post #7 of 34
then why not go with 990x and Asus rampage black edition.... thats the best we have at the moment?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Size=10&page=1

ASUS Rampage III Black Edition LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X
CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9
ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition VN10006W2N White and Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified ...
LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA IHBS112-29 - OEM
Seagate Barracuda XT ST33000651AS 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

all this for
$2,839.99

this is just a combo dela but i suppose the mobo and processor are what rally matter to you and they're around $1600 on that website

or EVGA classidied SR2 and put in two xeons?
post #8 of 34
20 Maple Stories? Now I'm curious...
 
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post #9 of 34
That's a massive budget. No way does he need to spend near that much.

When I look at doing builds like this, I always consider what I'd get if it was my money to spend. Well, here's my recommendation:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=15489325

Total cost is about $1700. You could spend more, but you wouldn't get very much in return.
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post #10 of 34
What does he do? Bot all day?

Also, if he really really really wnats that much.. get a sr2 and 980x x2..


http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=21083987
Edited by tryceo - 8/16/11 at 9:13am
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