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post #21 of 32
OP are you located anywhere near a Micro Center? If you are they have the 3770K on sale for in-store pickup only at $289.99.
Core i7-3770K

Also if you combine your motherboard purchase with it you get an extra $50 off. That will save you $90 right there. Plus the Samsung 830 ssd is on sale pretty much everywhere since the 840s are out now. You can get a great deal on the 128GB or the 256GB. They are excellent drives and still very fast.
Samsung 830 128GB
Samsung 830 256GB
Samsung 830 256GB @ Micro Center

Hope that helps you out and saves you some cash so you can buy some nice games!!! biggrin.gif
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So here's my final build:

Case: NZXT Phantom Green ATX Full Tower Computer Case

HDD:Western Digital Black 1TB

OS Drive: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 128GB

Graphics:GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-4GD GTX 680 4GB

PSU: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series 550W Modular

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1866

MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

DVD Burner: LITE-ON iHAS424

Total: $1900.02
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post #25 of 32
shouldnt he be sli'ing 680s with 2000?
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One more thing, I need a sound card. Any suggestions? I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to sound cards.
Edited by xGiggles - 10/20/12 at 8:08am
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One more thing, I need a sound card. Any suggestions? I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to sound cards.

thinking.gif What kind of headphones/headset/speakers will you be pushing sound to? If they're low/medium quality, then just use onboard sound. But if you've got a decent setup, a sound card is warranted.
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I'll be using the Razer Tiamat 2.2 or a comparable headset. No plans for speakers ATM.
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shouldnt he be sli'ing 680s with 2000?

I don't think it's possible if he don't cheap out on anything... something he didn't do. He could always change the cpu for a 3750k but that would not buy him another 680. and why would he sli 680 unless he use surround or eyefinity (im actually not even sure what OP resolution is...)
post #30 of 32
you might want to check out what im getting.

I have a thread in this same area of the forum title starts with "Pulled the trigger"
not sure if you will like it but there you go.
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