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CPU- i7 2600k
MoBo- Asus P8P67 Pro
GPU- 2x Sapphire HD6970
RAM- Corsair Vengeance LP 8gb
SSD- Crucial M4 128gb Wait for a SSD to go on sale. Right now there's a Corsair Force GT 90GB for $120 AR if you would rather get that. SSD's seem to go on sale a lot.
HDD- Spinpoint F3 For a SSD I suggest buying used or waiting until prices drop. $160 for a 1tb HDD is ridiculous.
PSU- Corsair AX850
Case- Corsair 600t
Monitor- Asus VH242H

Total= $2149 BEFORE rebates.
After rebates- $2049.

You could always take out a 6970 and switch it for a 580, or even 1 6970 and save some money.
 
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How about this?

Intel Core i5-2500K
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 or P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 (or standard boards with PCIe 2.0)
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2x4GB) 996991
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos/Chronos Deluxe 60GB or Crucial M4
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D (also looking at Seagate's 3TB drive which is three 1TB platters. I don't trust seagate that much but these are promising. IIRC the price is near the 7K1000.D. Was looking at Anandtech yesterday)
Seasonic X-Series X760 (I think newegg only has the x750. Confused) x1
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition x1
Fractal Design Arc Midi
Some Sanyo Denki's
HP ZR2240w or Dell U2312HM

I would get three 7K1000.D's and a RAID controller for RAID 5 but that gets really expensive.
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+H60 cooler. Gives you ~$200 for nice cans and mechanical keyboard, + 3 monitors. Good quality stuff. biggrin.gif May need a active display port adapter for eyefinity.
 
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Originally Posted by victorzamora View Post

If you're really intent on spending $2000.00USD, then get either:
this plus this.

Still needs cpu cooler

OR
this:
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Cpu cooler + HDD
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post #15 of 75
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+H60 cooler. Gives you ~$200 for nice cans and mechanical keyboard, + 3 monitors. Good quality stuff. biggrin.gif May need a active display port adapter for eyefinity.

Good thing about the flex edition is you dont need the adapter smile.gif, personally id go with this guys build out of them all, for what your doing you dont need a massive amount of power, and i can tell you from experiance the screen realestate of triple monitors is great.
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Cpu cooler + HDD

No real need for a CPU cooler as I can't imagine he'll need to overclock anything. Plus, the stock Intel CPU coolers are pretty good. Also, any HDD from a reputable brand is good enough. He can spend whatever he wants on an HDD, depending on what he needs. Plus....if he has an external HDD he can crack it open and confiscate the drive from it. I'd normally never recommend that, but with HDD prices how they are......
 
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post #17 of 75
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No real need for a CPU cooler as I can't imagine he'll need to overclock anything. Plus, the stock Intel CPU coolers are pretty good. Also, any HDD from a reputable brand is good enough. He can spend whatever he wants on an HDD, depending on what he needs. Plus....if he has an external HDD he can crack it open and confiscate the drive from it. I'd normally never recommend that, but with HDD prices how they are......

Urm... no. If he wants to overclock he will want a proper cooler. The Intel one is designed to cool the CPU at stock settings for as cheap as possible. Not for OCing.

And at a budget like that, it is criminal to not have an SSD.
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Intel Core i5-2500K
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 or P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 (or standard boards with PCIe 2.0)
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2x4GB) 996991
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos/Chronos Deluxe 60GB or Crucial M4
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D (also looking at Seagate's 3TB drive which is three 1TB platters. I don't trust seagate that much but these are promising. IIRC the price is near the 7K1000.D. Was looking at Anandtech yesterday)
Seasonic X-Series X760 (I think newegg only has the x750. Confused) x1
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition x1
Fractal Design Arc Midi
Some Sanyo Denki's
HP ZR2240w or Dell U2312HM

Based on the list OP made...

CPU is fine, mobo is fine
For RAM you should get the Ripjaws as the Mushkin is more expensive if I'm not wrong, no point getting that good of a RAM when you can spend it elsewhere.
Crucial M4 128Gb,
I will not get a HDD now. the M4 should be enough to hold you off for a while as it is definitely not worth it to get a HDD now at these prices. (If you do not realise, they are twice as expensive as b4)
PSU is fine.
Pick up the 500r which is on a discount on Newegg NOW.
Dell monitor.

Based on the savings you made....
Improve GPU to GTX 570. Or you can get a 6950 Toxic and pray it unlocks to a 6970. Though for me personally, I would get a 5850 and wait for the next generation cards.
    
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post #18 of 75
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xyphyr View Post

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+H60 cooler. Gives you ~$200 for nice cans and mechanical keyboard, + 3 monitors. Good quality stuff. biggrin.gif May need a active display port adapter for eyefinity.

I have a mechanical already and a Deathadder would be better.
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Urm... no. If he wants to overclock he will want a proper cooler. The Intel one is designed to cool the CPU at stock settings for as cheap as possible. Not for OCing.
And at a budget like that, it is criminal to not have an SSD.
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Intel Core i5-2500K
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 or P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 (or standard boards with PCIe 2.0)
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2x4GB) 996991
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos/Chronos Deluxe 60GB or Crucial M4
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D (also looking at Seagate's 3TB drive which is three 1TB platters. I don't trust seagate that much but these are promising. IIRC the price is near the 7K1000.D. Was looking at Anandtech yesterday)
Seasonic X-Series X760 (I think newegg only has the x750. Confused) x1
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition x1
Fractal Design Arc Midi
Some Sanyo Denki's
HP ZR2240w or Dell U2312HM
Based on the list OP made...
CPU is fine, mobo is fine
For RAM you should get the Ripjaws as the Mushkin is more expensive if I'm not wrong, no point getting that good of a RAM when you can spend it elsewhere.
Crucial M4 128Gb,
I will not get a HDD now. the M4 should be enough to hold you off for a while as it is definitely not worth it to get a HDD now at these prices. (If you do not realise, they are twice as expensive as b4)
PSU is fine.
Pick up the 500r which is on a discount on Newegg NOW.
Dell monitor.
Based on the savings you made....
Improve GPU to GTX 570. Or you can get a 6950 Toxic and pray it unlocks to a 6970. Though for me personally, I would get a 5850 and wait for the next generation cards.

IIRC the 6950 Dirt 3 Edition can unclock. Toxics are expensive but they're less than a 6970 so I'll consider them. I love G.Skill and Mushkin both so I'm fine with getting ripjaws instead.
post #19 of 75
You gonna have to remove those monitors, Because they only support Dvi and Vga which mean you wont be able to run all 3 of them with 1 card lol. That was a close one and even if you where to run eyefinity you would be dissapointed with 1 card. i suggest you get 1 or 2 25-27inch monitors From Asus with 50mil+ contrast for Crispt Color and brightness stay away from 10mil or lower they are atrocious
Edited by daman246 - 11/22/11 at 1:52pm
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Heres a good one that will blow your mind for gaming
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236123&Tpk=asus%20monitor%2025
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