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FOR HARDCORE FPS GAMING

No more laptop! Time for PC: ok, this is what I got so far

https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=14405569

Case: Azza Hurrican 2000R
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517011

Mobo: ASRock z68 Extreme4 Gen3 <-- not sure about this
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

CPU: Intel i5 2500k
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

RAM: 8gb Kingston HyperX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104244

Video Card: EVGA GTX 680 ( CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK )
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

PSU: 1000w CM Silent Pro Gold
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056

SSD: Intel 320 Series 120gb
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167050

HDD: Western Digital 2TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136891

CD/DVD: Some random LG
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136246

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M60
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826816006

Mousepad:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826999069

Keyboard: I got

Extra Fans to replace the **** stock fans that come with Azza case: I got


My budget without the GTX 680 and shipping is $1500 +/- 150
Anything that needs to be changed??? I live in Canada
Edited by Viesta - 5/1/12 at 8:42pm
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i5 3570k @ stock Sabertooh z77 GTX 680 SC+ 8gb G.Skill Ripjaw 
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i5 3570k @ stock Sabertooh z77 GTX 680 SC+ 8gb G.Skill Ripjaw 
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128gb Crucial M4 1 TB Western Digital Black Corsair H80 4x 200mm fans + 6x 120mm fans 
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post #2 of 26
Thats a mighty big budget. What resolution will you be playing at? If its 1920x1080 then a single GTX680 would fit the bill. If youre doing multiple monitors, you might want to consider moving up to a dual card configuration.

Youre also a little overkill on your power supply. 750 would be all you need for pretty much any dual card configuration. 1000 watts is way more and youd be using such a low load on that thing that it wouldnt be working in its most efficient way. I also dont care for Cooler Master power supplies. Too many bad reviews. Corsair, XFX, Seasonic and Antec are my preferred brands.

Cant go wrong with Intel and thats a solid motherboard. ASRock gets mixed reviews now and then but Ive always had good luck with them and would have no problem buying them again.
post #3 of 26
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I have this monitor already (1920x1080p)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049


Is this PSU better? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

How about my MOBO? I see other MOBOs that are ASRock z68 series that are cheaper, i really don't understand much about mobos and don't know what the differences are
Edited by Viesta - 5/1/12 at 8:45pm
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i5 3570k @ stock Sabertooh z77 GTX 680 SC+ 8gb G.Skill Ripjaw 
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128gb Crucial M4 1 TB Western Digital Black Corsair H80 4x 200mm fans + 6x 120mm fans 
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post #4 of 26
That is a better power supply. Cant go wrong with Corsair but its still more power than youll need. Something like this XFX 650 watt would be plenty even for dual video cards. XFX make outstanding power supplies and this one would be just right for you.

As for motherboards, the higher priced boards will not only have better features and stuff but theyll also have better components and better build quality which means theyll last you longer and give you better performance. The Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z is my favorite Intel motherboard right now, at least at a reasonable price. Its got all the features I want, has the best UEFI BIOS on the market and is an outstanding overclocker. Guru3D said they got a i7-2600K overclocked higher on this board than on any other board they tested. That translates into superb build quality and near indestructibility. Its also cheaper than the one you originally linked. The downside is its mATX which means its smaller. Itll still handle dual video cards but you wont be able to do dual video cards AND a sound card. If thats important to you then Id recommend checking out this full size ATX Asus P8Z68-V instead.

At your resolution, a single GTX680 would rip any game to shreds. If you cant find the 680 in stock anywhere, check out the 7970 like this one from Powercolor for $460 shipped. Almost as fast as a GTX680 but wont matter because at your resolution, youll be well over 60 fps anyway.
post #5 of 26
A XFX 650w would let you SLI in the future so it would be a good PSU to get.

As for the SSD, you should get this Plextor M3 as its faster and cheaper. Its very reliable as well.

You might be able to save some money also if you use PCPartPicker as it finds the cheapest prices.

EDIT: Hey MacLeod.
post #6 of 26
Yo my PC Gamer brother! Didnt recognize ya with a different avatar. wink.gif
post #7 of 26
Power supplies are normally most efficient at 50%, but I'd get something in the 700-850W range for your build. The GTX680 is a nice card, but so is the GTX 580, the AMD 7870, 7950 and 7970.
Also, a GTX 670 is coming out soon. Not that it won't go out of stock overnight like all the other new releases.
While I prefer single gpu solutions, you could go sli or corssfire and get steller performance for less money and instant availability.
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post #8 of 26
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Well, because of some crazy recent circumstances, looks like I'll be getting 2x GTX 680 cards.

That being said, will the MOBO i listed be okay with this ? And should I now stick to the 1000w Cooler Master PSU ??
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i5 3570k @ stock Sabertooh z77 GTX 680 SC+ 8gb G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
128gb Crucial M4 1 TB Western Digital Black Corsair H80 4x 200mm fans + 6x 120mm fans 
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Windows 7 Asus 24 CMStorm Quickfire Corsair 1050 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Azza Hurrican 2000 Corsair M60 Razor Goliath 
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128gb Crucial M4 1 TB Western Digital Black Corsair H80 4x 200mm fans + 6x 120mm fans 
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Viesta View Post

Well, because of some crazy recent circumstances, looks like I'll be getting 2x GTX 680 cards.
That being said, will the MOBO i listed be okay with this ? And should I now stick to the 1000w Cooler Master PSU ??

That mobo would work. You should stick to a 750w NZXT Hale82/XFX/Seasonic/Antec/Seasonic for PSU.
post #10 of 26
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Alright I'm going for the Corsair AX 850

I hope that is enough for 2x GTX 680 SC SLI ??
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