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post #21 of 44
Actually, the quality of the PSU within that brand is what is important. Corsair is a great PSU brand, but if you get the likes of the CX/GS series Corsair PSUs, you are getting lower quality parts.
post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

Actually, the quality of the PSU within that brand is what is important. Corsair is a great PSU brand, but if you get the likes of the CX/GS series Corsair PSUs, you are getting lower quality parts.

Same for Cooler Master. They have some good ones (Silent Pro Gold), and they have some pretty crappy ones (Extreme Power). You just need to go to a good review, or check this list.

Has all the best PSUs by wattage, and a link to each ones review.
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50

Or you can go here. Still on OCN, but they have a lot more reviews listed. This isn't a best of the best list, more of a everything you can think of listed here type place. Look up almost any PSU.
http://www.overclock.net/t/738097/psu-review-database#post9426914
post #23 of 44
how about this? for 2000$
Part list permalink

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)

Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($78.95 @ Adorama)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)

Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($137.64 @ NCIX US)

Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($137.64 @ NCIX US)

Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($137.64 @ NCIX US)

Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $2003.62
Mail-in Rebates: $-55.00
Total: $1948.62
this perfect fits your bill it has
  1. 3 1080p monitors
  2. 2x7950 GPu which is enough to play on med-high or high
  3. a HDD for storage with a SSD for OS
  4. PSU is enough to power both cards overclocked and overclock CPU thumb.gif
  5. gaming Keyboard and mouse decent to plsy FPS games
  6. and cooler which can to the max that the motherboard can go thumb.gif
  7. Case is a mATX but i think is one good case for VFM especially with the fan controller its great for its price look wise and features wise both smile.gif

Hope you like it thumb.gif
post #24 of 44
Good job as usual Tarun. That is a good build suggestion, especially the XFX PSU! VERY HIGH quality.
post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by ./Cy4n1d3\. View Post

I think he should rethink the 3 monitors.
See, here is what I think. If he already has them, we can get in under budget. However, if he doesn't, maybe we could talk some sense into him. Really, unless he really needs the extra monitors, it is just slowing him down and costing him lots of money.

lol why? Have you played BF3 on 3 monitors? doh.gif I certainly do not blame him for wanting a surround setup, it's amazing.

And a single GTX 680 is fine for playable settings
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-sli-overclock-surround,3162-5.html
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
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500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
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Wifey Rig
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Xbox PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
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post #26 of 44
Thread Starter 
Well I spoke with my family member and they decided to just go with 2 monitors. One which would be used for games and another which would be used for other apps and websites. Now we have that squared away, what sort of components would you recommend? Does this budget have enough money for an ssd and storage drive?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus Black 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH238 Logitech K120 Corsair HX750 Coolermaster 690 ii Advanced 
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Logitech G500 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus Black 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH238 Logitech K120 Corsair HX750 Coolermaster 690 ii Advanced 
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post #27 of 44
Thread Starter 
What components would you recommend for a $1500 price point with 2 23' monitors 1080p preferably?
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus Black 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH238 Logitech K120 Corsair HX750 Coolermaster 690 ii Advanced 
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Logitech G500 
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Intel i5 2500k @ 4.2Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked Corsair Vengence 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus Black 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH238 Logitech K120 Corsair HX750 Coolermaster 690 ii Advanced 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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post #28 of 44
what excatly do you have in mind ??? y would you restrict your budget to 1500$ when you have 2000$ budget for the PC are you going to buy some other parts ???? and i would say only one thing not getting the SSD not would be a decent ideal if you want 2 x 1080p monitor and some powerful gpu which can handle it redface.gif
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Here you would get something like
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($337.55 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($337.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.00 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.00 @ B&H)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $1498.91
Mail-in Rebates: $-35.00
Total: $1463.91

What do you say ??
Edited by Tarun - 4/28/12 at 3:15am
post #29 of 44
Thread Starter 
With a $1500 budget, would a Z68 motherboard or Z77 motherboard be a better option? I was thinking about getting a GTX 680 which would be PCI-E 3.0 and I know that is a selling point of the Z77 motherboards.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus Black 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH238 Logitech K120 Corsair HX750 Coolermaster 690 ii Advanced 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus Black 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH238 Logitech K120 Corsair HX750 Coolermaster 690 ii Advanced 
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post #30 of 44
You will need both a CPU AND MOBO that is based on the Ivy Bridge Platform to make full use of PCIe 3.0.
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