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So as an early Christmas present, I'm going to be spoiling myself a tiny bit with some PC upgrades. I have some general ideas of what I want, but I wanted to see if OCN had any ideas.

I know I'll be getting:

256GB SSD
1440p Monitor
High-End GPU

Budget isn't an issue, but realistically I don't want to go too crazy. Any suggestions for specific brands or other components/upgrades would be great.
post #2 of 10
Go for an Asus PB278Q 27" 1440P monitor, my friends got one and it's just amazing. As for your SSD go for a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD, and an Asus 7970 Matrix Platinum.

The new Radeons are apparently going to be announced in December/January so that might play a part in your decision but good luck with whatever you end up doing! thumb.gif
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Go for an Asus PB278Q 27" 1440P monitor, my friends got one and it's just amazing. As for your SSD go for a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD, and an Asus 7970 Matrix Platinum.
The new Radeons are apparently going to be announced in December/January so that might play a part in your decision but good luck with whatever you end up doing! thumb.gif

I'd go for the Gigabyte 7970 GHz, seeing as it has 3 coolers, and looks quite nice.
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If that is the case, I would recommend that you go with the NZXT phantom 410 case and get two gtx 660 ti 3gb cards for sli. Or wait until black friday, and try to get two GTX 670s in sli. Either way I would not go with the 600T.
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i thought you didnt want to go too crazy on spending ? but you are going that route..lol
that case is too expensive and that gpu is not a good value. why would you want to get a 680 for $520 when you can have 7950 and 7970 for so much cheaper ?
    
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

If that is the case, I would recommend that you go with the NZXT phantom 410 case and get two gtx 660 ti 3gb cards for sli. Or wait until black friday, and try to get two GTX 670s in sli. Either way I would not go with the 600T.

I've been wanting the white 600T for a while. Any specific reason I shouldn't get it? And I'd rather go the route of one high-end GPU with a lifetime warranty over two mid-ranged cards in SLI. The extra cables, heat, and power consumption isn't something I'd look forward to.
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i thought you didnt want to go too crazy on spending ? but you are going that route..lol
that case is too expensive and that gpu is not a good value. why would you want to get a 680 for $520 when you can have 7950 and 7970 for so much cheaper ?


All of this will only cost me a bit over a grand, so it's not too bad. I'm going for a black and white theme this time around, and the case matches the monitor so well that I can't help but want it. The 680 was priced at $460 after promo codes and rebates when I originally linked it. I prefer EVGA when I purchase a video card, because of their warranty service.
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena View Post

I've been wanting the white 600T for a while. Any specific reason I shouldn't get it? And I'd rather go the route of one high-end GPU with a lifetime warranty over two mid-ranged cards in SLI. The extra cables, heat, and power consumption isn't something I'd look forward to.
All of this will only cost me a bit over a grand, so it's not too bad. I'm going for a black and white theme this time around, and the case matches the monitor so well that I can't help but want it. The 680 was priced at $460 after promo codes and rebates when I originally linked it. I prefer EVGA when I purchase a video card, because of their warranty service.

Get a 7970, with the newest drivers the 680 only beats it by 5% - 10%. + Evga cards are known to overheat, and have bad temp's.
post #9 of 10
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Get a 7970, with the newest drivers the 680 only beats it by 5% - 10%. + Evga cards are known to overheat, and have bad temp's.

EVGA has my loyalty ever since they replaced my dying 260 with a 460. With their lifetime warranty, you essentially have a free upgrade every time your GPU dies (assuming they don't have an exact replacement in stock). If you know a manufacturer with a similar warranty service for AMD, I'm all ears.
Edited by VanillaCena - 11/7/12 at 2:24pm
post #10 of 10
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I broke down and picked up a 7970. Decided not to get the Corsair case. Other parts will be ordered in the coming days.
Thanks for the advice guys!
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