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ill help ya for free


at a 2,500 budget for gaming and basically overall crazy pcness


you want high monitor resolutions on a large monitor your computer is going to prob be very GPU heavy

as such i recommend the following....

$300 i7-2600k

$150 or 210 p8p67 PRO (you COULD get a better board but its just not important) if you do want a better board get a deluxe which has bluetooth and its not THAT much better but it is 60 more your choice

$100-120 ssd- m4 reliable 64g or 60g whatever you want its a good option

$100-130 - 1tb to 2 tb WD hard drive

its 500 per 1.5g and 600 per 3g i believe 2x 580 - here is where you need to decide 1.5g or 3g. the 3g will allow more monitors and higher res for them but im not sure if 1.5g is enough again not sure for a 27 inch if it will suffice at that res but it is cheaper barely and you prob want the 3g anyway

170-200 case - its kinda personal pref just choose whatever looks nice but any large ATX case will work within this price range

optical drive make it blueray and blah blah thats gonna cost maybe 50

os windows 7 obviously they prob charge you 100\\

totals like 2550 but you dont really need an ssd and your gpu setup would be so nasty with sli 580 3g that you would be good for a looong time

totals like 2450 with 1.5g

ram - doesnt really matter too much just get a reliable brand mushkin g skill corsair get around 12g of ram because why not its 2,500

$180-200 PSU - DEF get a corsair psu im very fond of the reliability/quality of them around 800+w
Edited by eosgreen - 10/8/11 at 12:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post
$180-200 PSU - DEF get a corsair psu im very fond of the reliability/quality of them around 800+w
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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
Power supply should be a reliable ~850 watt unit for this configuration, look at the corsair AX series.
a quality 650W is plenty. And a quality 750W leaves ALOT of room for overclocking. An 850W PSU is only needed for SLI.
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http://www.lucomputers.com/site/view...de=35340543&32

i7 2600k, 16GB of RAM, 128GB C300 SSD, 2x1TB drives, Z68 board for onboard and QuickSync. $1900 + $500 for the graphics card (I also recommend getting the MSI Lightning like Scorpion49 said, mostly because the cooler is far superior.

Good luck with whatever you pick.
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http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ they selll decent pc!!
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a quality 650W is plenty. And a quality 750W leaves ALOT of room for overclocking. An 850W PSU is only needed for SLI.
My suggestion was for SLI, therefore i recommended the 850W.

To OP, if you go with one GPU, a 650W is fine.
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I actually just recently found out about Digital Storm built machines, and they look really promising.

I think this is your future machine:

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/co...p?id=603801%20
Ticket number: 603801

Quite an upgrade from your last computer ;D
and this one will already be shipped with the 580 3GB graphics card that you need.

Also gaming and graphics work should be a breeze on the i7-2600K with 8GB of RAM.

What sort of graphics work do you do? If its just images and gaming... you shouldn't need more than 8gigs of ram. If you're thinking about 3D parametric modeling or After Effects or heavy rendering, then you may want to look into upgrading later.

As for the 580, its the latest and greatest.. it should last you quite a while.

Good luck dude, hope you pick this build ;D
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Thread Starter 
thanks guys, this is helpful so far.

what's a troll thread? lol
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