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Okay OCN it's that time! I sold my rig a while back and hated it, but it had to be done. So now, I'm back with a killer budget. (Roughly $2,500) This will not only serve it's purpose as a gaming rig, but as well as something that my girlfriend can do school work on, browse, etc.. Now my original budget was $600, but after months of "arguments" wink.gif and serious convincing that it's totally worth spending $2,500 on a rig, here I am. The ONLY catch (which some of you may be very familiar with) was that it HAD TO LAST and I couldn't spend anymore money on it for the next 2 years. I could agree with that, and so, here we are!

What I've got so far..

Motherboard - EVGA X79 FTW ASRock Extreme6/GB EVGA X79 FTW
Processor - Intel 3930K
RAM - Patriot Viper 3 16GB 2133 (Quad)
GPU #1 - MSI GTX670 2GB EVGA GTX670 2GB
GPU #2 - MSI GTX670 2GB EVGA GTX670 2GB
SSD - 256GB Samsung 830
HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 Holding off on the extra storage for now. Better PSU.
Case - Corsair 600T (Will the FTW fit? tongue.gif ) NZXT Phantom
PSU - Corsair HX750 SeaSonic X850 SeaSonic X-1250
Cooler - H100 (This will change, but has to be for now.)
Keyboard - CM Quick Fire Rapid (MX Blues)
Mouse - Logitech G300
Monitor - Dell U2412M (Already own, only thing I didn't sell. AG Removed smile.gif )


I haven't been keeping up with today's tech as much as I used too. Nor have I been active here on our beloved OCN, and as always, I want my fellow tech brothers and sisters to give me some feedback! Also anything and everything positive on how this build will last a long time, is awesome, etc. is MUCH appreciated because I will show my girlfriend this thread! xD

I'm 200% open to suggestions, changes, and opinions. So please feel free to speak your mind! I personally love the build, I think it's going to be awesome because I've never really bought "new" tech.

I will be ordering Monday or Tuesday. What I've listed about is about $2,360 after coupons, promo codes, shipping, etc.. A build log will follow after I've received everything even though it's not much, or much to actually building, I've never done one and I'll do it this time because it's the last one for a LONG time. tongue.gif

Cheers!
Edited by Dustin1 - 11/11/12 at 9:11pm
 
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post #2 of 18
def get a bigger powersupply..also if your gameing dont buy x79..get a 3770k and a good z77.. x79 is good for tri and quad sli and video editing with the 6 core processer.. get some 680 lightnings and a 1200 watt psu...
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7950 provides more performance for the dollar, and you can get some 7970s for the price of some 670s.

If you're only doing gaming, you don't need a 3930k, and won't see much of a benefit over Ivy Bridge (3570k or 3770k).

For RAM, I believe this is pretty amazing stuff: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
It overclocks like a beast and is low profile, so no clearance issues.

Maybe an NZXT Switch 810 or the new Phantom to fit the EVGA motherboard?
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post #4 of 18
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def get a bigger powersupply..also if your gameing dont buy x79..get a 3770k and a good z77.. x79 is good for tri and quad sli and video editing with the 6 core processer.. get some 680 lightnings and a 1200 watt psu...

A solid 750w should handle that setup.

Also, this is not just going to be used for gaming. This machine will have other purposes as well. Rendering, photo editing, etc.. And a 1200w PSU is complete overkill.... Yeah, maybe if you had a Quad GPU setup you would need a 1200w but I think I'll be good. Not to mention I'm not going to spend the extra cash on 680's when I can OC these 670's tongue.gif

Also, changed out the motherboard for a ASRock Extreme6. Didn't really like the warranty Newegg was giving with the FTW board so I swapped it out.
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7950 provides more performance for the dollar, and you can get some 7970s for the price of some 670s.
If you're only doing gaming, you don't need a 3930k, and won't see much of a benefit over Ivy Bridge (3570k or 3770k).
For RAM, I believe this is pretty amazing stuff: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
It overclocks like a beast and is low profile, so no clearance issues.
Maybe an NZXT Switch 810 or the new Phantom to fit the EVGA motherboard?

Well the MSI cards are $369.99 a pop with a 10% off promo so I got a total of $74 knocked off for just those alone. But I'll definitely look into the new phantoms, didn't even know they released a new one? Thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by ChrisTahoe View Post

7950 provides more performance for the dollar, and you can get some 7970s for the price of some 670s.
If you're only doing gaming, you don't need a 3930k, and won't see much of a benefit over Ivy Bridge (3570k or 3770k).
For RAM, I believe this is pretty amazing stuff: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
It overclocks like a beast and is low profile, so no clearance issues.
Maybe an NZXT Switch 810 or the new Phantom to fit the EVGA motherboard?


yes a bigger case a must for sli and a beefy board..a switch 810 is great. im all nvidia so im going save my comments for myself
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if your overclocking..a 750 is not enough..!!! trust me..lol ya 1200 is overkill..but i was in the same boat..i have an 850 and i cant overclock my lightnings with out crashing my psu..and i have a top of the line gold with 80a to the 12v rail..the msi poweredition 670s can use up to 300w each..that dont leave much room exp if you get 120w cpu ontop of all your other fans and hardware.
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if your overclocking..a 750 is not enough..!!! trust me..lol ya 1200 is overkill..but i was in the same boat..i have an 850 and i cant overclock my lightnings with out crashing my psu..and i have a top of the line gold with 80a to the 12v rail..the msi poweredition 670s can use up to 300w each..that dont leave much room exp if you get 120w cpu ontop of all your other fans and hardware.

I'll take a look into it. However, I won't be overclocking too much seeing as I've only got a H100 to work with atm. Also, since I'm not going to be the only one using this rig, I don't really want to have it all screaming like a eagle.

I went ahead and snagged a 850w, but don't really think I'll be using it or getting close to using it. Thanks for your input though!
 
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Ordering tomorrow for sure. So here's my final list, pretty confident that this will last, and I'll be getting another 670 around income tax time.. xD

Motherboard - EVGA X79 FTW
Processor - Intel 3930K
RAM - Patriot Viper 3 16GB 2133 4GBx4
GPU #1 - EVGA GTX670 2GB
GPU #2 - EVGA GTX670 2GB
SSD - 256GB Samsung 830
Case - NZXT Phantom
PSU - SeaSonic X-1250
Cooler - H100
Keyboard - CM Quick Fire Rapid (MX Blues)
Mouse - Logitech G300
Monitor - Dell U2412M (Already own, only thing I didn't sell.


What's changed:

- GPU's swapped over from MSI to EVGA due to warranty purposes. Really don't want any issues, know for a fact won't have any with them.
- Motherboard back to EVGA from the Extreme6.
- Took out HDD.
- Changed over to the Phantom.
- Went up to a 1250w.

I'm stoked. Lol.
 
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My idea would be to buy my EVGA X79 FTW (10 days old - sitting in box) + Core i7 3820 + 8GB of DDR3 for $420 shipped but....Otherwise it looks really good tongue.gifthumb.gif
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why wouldn't you try two HD 7950 Crossfire than two EVGA GTX 670 sli?

Are you already aware that AMD already have a new update about there GPU latest Driver...

the latest GPU driver of AMD is the CATALYST 12.11 BETA.... or try to read this for you to think about my suggestion http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-thread ....

I know many other Nvidia GTX 680(sli) owner will not believe that they can be beaten by the HD 7950(crossfire) by there latest update of there Driver and Software... biggrin.gif

and also you can save more money due to price range difference of GTX 680 compare to HD 7950.....

but if you want to push it then take HD 7970 for SLI........... thumb.gif
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