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It seems everyones excuses for not recommending higher end components are "humans can't even tell the difference" . You really can tell the difference sometimes but the real question is IS IT WORTH IT TO YOU, not is it past diminishing returns.

Yep, there is a nice difference between 60hz and 120hz, but is it worth 6x the cost. Especially when the decision impacts other aspects of the build majorly. If he only does video editing in his spare time, and is a hardcore gamer then 120hz might not be so much appealing vs the cost. But if he does it for school/job then it would be worth every penny.
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Thread cleaned, stay on topic fellas.
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Edited by Wildcard36qs - 3/21/12 at 8:03am
   
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post #64 of 85
Better wait for Ivy Bridge & kepler

here it goes

CPU - Core i7 3770k - $332

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Wifi - price --> let it be released

RAM - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) CMP16GX3M4X1600C7 - $170

Cabinet - COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 - $180

HDD - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB - $240

SSD - Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III - $170

SMPS - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W - $90

Heatsink - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212+ - $25

Mouse - Logitech G500 - $50

Keyboard - Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Keyboard - $100

Monitor - BenQ XL2410T - $350

Glasses - NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit Model 942-11431-0007-001 - $150

GPU - EVGA GTX 680 - $500

Headset - Creative Labs GH0100 Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset - $100

UPS - APC BR1500G 1500 VA 865 Watt - $235

Blue-Ray Drive - LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - $80

Total - $2772 + Mobo price thumb.gif



P.S - Use single GPU ..as this Mobo dont have both slots as PCI Express x16 3.0 (x16,x16)
Edited by Ankit07 - 3/21/12 at 8:58pm
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Figured I'd try and build a fun Home Theater setup:
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CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($307.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard:
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)

Memory:
Corsair DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($147.62 @ Mac Connection)

Solid State Drive:
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($143.13 @ NCIX US)

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.09 @ CompUSA)

Video Card:
VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($549.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card:
VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($549.99 @ Newegg)

Case:
Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($163.98 @ Amazon)

Power Supply:
SeaSonic 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($219.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive:
Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor:
Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor ($182.99 @ SuperBiiz)

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Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($94.34 @ B&H)

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CPU cooling
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GPU blocks : 2 x XSPC Razor 7970 Full Coverage Waterblock $199.98


Total $3372.98 shipped
you have remaining cash to choose your select case or add another SSD or HDD redface.gif

Hope you like it thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/22/12 at 4:10am
post #67 of 85
Here's my build revised. Like I said before a solid build takes a couple days to track down all the best parts for the best prices. This is my current recommendation, but you will have to wait off on getting the GTX 680's unless you jump on them tomorrow when they launch.

Machine
Core i7-3930K = $599.99
ASUS 24X DVD Burner = $20.99
Dual EVGA GTX 680's = $999.98 (SLI)
Corsair 600T = $169.99 OR SilverStone RAVEN RV02-BW = $169.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB = $129.99 (High Speed Storage Medium)
Crucial M4 128GB = $164.99 (Boot Drive)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB = $159.99 (9-11-10-28 @ 2133Mhz)
CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W = $219.99 (Modular & 7 Year Warranty)
ASRock X79 Extreme6 = $279.99
Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid Loop = $92.99 (Can Handle 4.0-4.5Ghz Overclock)

Screen
SAMSUNG S23A700D = $299.99 (3D, 2ms Response Time, 120hz)

Subtotal: $3,127.88 (Est. Shipping $70) w/Shipping: $3,200.00

Notes: I changed out the NH-D14 to the liquid loop that Intel is marketing as its got great reviews for those who have purchased it. The best thing about it is with this case the radiator will be top mounted. Sucking all the cold air pushed up from the bottom through to radiator and out the top, which should make it perform around 35C idle and 45C full load (50-60C long heavy load). The main reason behind the change is the NH-D14 when mounted sometimes blocks the top PCIe x16 slot which is a major problem. Either way your CPU should be completely happy temp wise. If you can get your hands on a Rasa kit then by all means grab one of them instead as they will keep your CPU room temperate.
Edited by Warmonger - 3/22/12 at 3:31pm
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post #68 of 85
Honestly, I would not buy the Silverstone RV-02. I have it myself, and I'm not really satisfied. Cable management is meh, and the build quality seems kinda cheap in some places.
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*snip*
you have remaining cash to choose your select case or add another SSD or HDD redface.gif
Hope you like it thumb.gif

+1 for Tarun's build. The only changes I'd make are to the watercooling setup... Tarun, you only have 1 waterblock for 2 cards? Also, it may as well be an RX360 kit over the RS for extra cooling capacity.
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post #70 of 85
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

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CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($307.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard:
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory:
Corsair DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($147.62 @ Mac Connection)
Solid State Drive:
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($143.13 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.09 @ CompUSA)
Video Card:
VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($549.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card:
VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($549.99 @ Newegg)
Case:
Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($163.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply:
SeaSonic 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive:
Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor:
Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor ($182.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard:
Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($94.34 @ B&H)
Mouse:
Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($36.34 @ Amazon)

CPU cooling
: XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit $175.78
GPU blocks : 2 x XSPC Razor 7970 Full Coverage Waterblock $199.98
Total $3372.98 shipped
you have remaining cash to choose your select case or add another SSD or HDD redface.gif
Hope you like it thumb.gif

*FIXed*
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

+1 for Tarun's build. The only changes I'd make are to the watercooling setup... Tarun, you only have 1 waterblock for 2 cards? Also, it may as well be an RX360 kit over the RS for extra cooling capacity.
Thanx buddy actually i had included the two Gpu blocks but forgot to write and the RX360 thanx for the suggestion smile.gif i though it would go over the budget so when with RS360 only tongue.gif anyways thanx again buddy thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/22/12 at 4:15am
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