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Do you really think the windows 8 will be worth it? I just really didn't like it. And to be completely honest I think 1500 seems fair. 2000 seems a little overkill after looking at the pcpartpicker site.
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Do you really think the windows 8 will be worth it? I just really didn't like it. And to be completely honest I think 1500 seems fair. 2000 seems a little overkill after looking at the pcpartpicker site.

It's not that bad (or different) once you get used to it. You can save $500 and game at 1080p then. $1500 is a lot more reasonable.
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There got it down $300 more to around $1500. Still a sick rig. Only real thing is the case ya want. Otherwise this is set.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/r0YL
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Not sure if it has been mentioned, but a monitor should be a top priority. A 19" (probably non-1080p) looks absolutely crap compared to a cheap 1080p monitor. It's pointless bying a 2k gaming rig only to use a crap monitor.

Just throwing it out here.

Also, you should be getting a 3770k and a GPU with 3GB + memory (my vote goes to either 7950 or 7970). It will last you a good while longer than going for a 3570k and a 2GB GPU.
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There got it down $300 more to around $1500. Still a sick rig. Only real thing is the case ya want. Otherwise this is set.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/r0YL
You have picked parts from all over the universe.

- Samsung 830 > M4 (SSDs are not that expensive right now, might as well get a 128GB)
- Gigabyte UD3H/UD5H > Asrock Z77 extreme6
- I would never recommend a GTX 670 when it only has 2GB memory, especially with the trends we are seeing now, where games are using more and more memory.
- Imo get a 650W or 750W PSU for future upgrades.
Edited by Stefy - 12/5/12 at 12:11am
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Not sure if it has been mentioned, but a monitor should be a top priority. A 19" (probably non-1080p) looks absolutely crap compared to a cheap 1080p monitor. It's pointless bying a 2k gaming rig only to use a crap monitor.
Just throwing it out here.
Also, you should be getting a 3770k and a GPU with 3GB + memory (my vote goes to either 7950 or 7970). It will last you a good while longer than going for a 3570k and a 2GB GPU.
You have picked parts from all over the universe.
- Samsung 830 > M4 (SSDs are not that expensive right now, might as well get a 128GB)
- Gigabyte UD3H/UD5H > Asrock Z77 extreme6
- I would never recommend a GTX 670 when it only has 2GB memory, especially with the trends we are seeing now, where games are using more and more memory.
- Imo get a 650W or 750W PSU for future upgrades.
so what do you think would be my best bet for video card? I pref nvidia, so should I go with a 4gb gtx 670? 3 or 4 gb 680?
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so what do you think would be my best bet for video card? I pref nvidia, so should I go with a 4gb gtx 670? 3 or 4 gb 680?
Yes, either of those cards will do you well. It comes down to how much you want to pay. A 670 will run every single game out there, but the 680 will have a bit more juice. Though, you can just overclock the 670 to 680 speeds.
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Yes, either of those cards will do you well. It comes down to how much you want to pay. A 670 will run every single game out there, but the 680 will have a bit more juice. Though, you can just overclock the 670 to 680 speeds.
ok cool. Overclocking isn't something I'm 100% comfortable with atm but maybe in the future. So the option to overclock and upgrade later is a must.
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if you're only overclocking, there's literally NO WAY to damage anything. if you want to over volt in combination with it, then you may have some long term wear and tear, but I don't think a GPU really has more than 3-4 years of usefulness anyway. I personally overvolt/clock and have no problems. if I do, I just open up afterburner and turn core clock down by 50mhz.
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if you're only overclocking, there's literally NO WAY to damage anything. if you want to over volt in combination with it, then you may have some long term wear and tear, but I don't think a GPU really has more than 3-4 years of usefulness anyway. I personally overvolt/clock and have no problems. if I do, I just open up afterburner and turn core clock down by 50mhz.
I don't even really understand what you just said biggrin.gif but I do understand that you said no harm can come from overclocking. Thats really good to know. All of this great information lol, I guess I shouldn't have done research this early because now I want to buy, buy I'll need to wait until I get my taxes.
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I don't even really understand what you just said biggrin.gif but I do understand that you said no harm can come from overclocking. Thats really good to know. All of this great information lol, I guess I shouldn't have done research this early because now I want to buy, buy I'll need to wait until I get my taxes.

Overclocking = setting a components clock speed higher (making it run faster). This will do no harm. Worst case scenario: your component cannot run at the faster speed and you have to set it back to a lower speed. It is always possible to reset back to a lower speed. (For processor this is because you change speeds in BIOS settings - basic motherboard commands you don't need a processor to change. For video card this is because every video card has two modes of operation: incredibly simple base-mode that can display a desktop and that's about it (not affected by overclocks), and more complicated full-performance mode. If your overclock doesn't work when you test it or try to game, you will always be able to reset the settings.)

Overvolting = increasing the voltage running through a component. This is done because higher voltages allow faster successful overclocks. This has the potential to do harm. Worst case scenario: you set the voltage way too high and burn out the component, rendering it useless.

So that's why overclocking is no problem, play around and have fun. Overvolting - which many people do when overclocking but is not necessary to do so (particularly with video cards) is something to be careful with.
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