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Hello there everyone I'm new here in sorts been lurking for a while, but that's not what this is about. Anyway on to the PC I have a $2500 budget and I plan on using it mostly to game, code, and do basic internet browsing. I plan on getting a 1440p or a 1600p monitor after I get my setup. I have made a mock-up of what I think would be a good PC for my budget any criticism or helpful thoughts will be gladly taken. PCpartpickerlink
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Hello there everyone I'm new here in sorts been lurking for a while, but that's not what this is about. Anyway on to the PC I have a $2500 budget and I plan on using it mostly to game, code, and do basic internet browsing. I plan on getting a 1440p or a 1600p monitor after I get my setup. I have made a mock-up of what I think would be a good PC for my budget any criticism or helpful thoughts will be gladly taken. PCpartpickerlink

One thing I noticed is that for your build you won't need anywhere near a 850w PSU. The GTX 680s are 195w each, two of those plus everything else would fit comfortably under a 650w PSU.

If you can make do with a semi-modular PSU, the Rosewill Tachyon 650w is $90 after rebate. It's 80-PLUS Platinum rated, and has fixed 24-pin, 8-pin CPU, and 2x 8-pin PCIe connectors with the rest being modular.
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I would go a H80 or H100 instead of air... just for fun tongue.gif
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I would change the following;


CPU Cooler - Corsair H110 or Swiftech H220 (You want to overclock that thing correctly, go with a nice AIO water cooling solution - only thing better would be custom loop)

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77 UD3H (Same or better features than the overpriced Sabertooth that doesn't really do all that much [mostly marketing hype])

Ram - 16GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2133 (I highly doubt you will need 32GB, even for coding. Fast ram will be much more beneficial in the long run)

SSD - Samsung 840 Series Pro or Intel 520 Series (best and most reliable SSD's on the market)

Video Cards - Drop the 680's, especially if you are going to do 1440p or 1600p gaming in the future. You would benefit better with two Gigabyte or Sapphire 7970 GHz Ed's. If you must go nVdia, then a Gigabyte GTX 670 or EVGA FTW GTX 670 would be well suited (overclocking potential usually puts them at or slightly better than 680 power especially after Bios flash. Only 680's I see worth buying are MSI Lightnings, but they are costly and only beneficial to you if you really want to sit there and take them to their overclocking limits.
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 3/24/13 at 12:18pm
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Does coding take a lot of ram? Because 32GB is a HUGE overkill for gaming. 8gb will be well enough. Also you got high profile memory it could cause issues with your CPU heatsink. i recommend something with low heatsinks from brands like corsair, g.skill, Mushkin, Kingston, crucial or Samsung (the miracle ram).
The PSU is too big, a 700W-750W will be good. Pick yourself one here thumb.gif
Also AMD cards are better for high resolutions to my knowledge, i would go for 7970 with as much memory as possible, something like the Sapphire 6gb ones if your budget allows.
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Samsung discontinued its miracle RAM rather unfortunately.
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750 watts is more then enough for any 2 way SLI or Crossfie setup so 850 watts would be overkill

And as said above the Rosewill Tachyon 650w is 42% off over at newegg thats almost half price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182272
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I would go a H80 or H100 instead of air... just for fun tongue.gif

I've always kind of been scared of water-cooling that's why i picked the best (from what I've seen) air-cooler. it just seems like having to clean out the radiator is allot of work for not that much performance
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I would change the following;


CPU Cooler - Corsair H110 or Swiftech H220 (You want to overclock that thing correctly, go with a nice AIO water cooling solution - only thing better would be custom loop)

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77 UD3H (Same or better features than the overpriced Sabertooth that doesn't really do all that much [mostly marketing hype])

Ram - 16GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2133 (I highly doubt you will need 32GB, even for coding. Fast ram will be much more beneficial in the long run)

SSD - Samsung 840 Series Pro or Intel 520 Series (best and most reliable SSD's on the market)

Video Cards - Drop the 680's, especially if you are going to do 1440p or 1600p gaming in the future. You would benefit better with two Gigabyte or Sapphire 7970 GHz Ed's. If you must go nVdia, then a Gigabyte GTX 670 or EVGA FTW GTX 670 would be well suited (overclocking potential usually puts them at or slightly better than 680 power especially after Bios flash. Only 680's I see worth buying are MSI Lightnings, but they are costly and only beneficial to you if you really want to sit there and take them to their overclocking limits.

I will look into the motherboards, although I have heard bad things about ASRock motherboards recentely not sure if user errors or bad quality boards. I will consider the ram but should I get a set of 4x4gb or 2x8gb. I've looked at going with 7970's but I've heard bad things about latencies not sure if this is over-hyped bs or not so that's why i went with the 680's at first.
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Oh dear... The 7970 is a great card. Only issue i've heard of is coil whine on some ghz editions. Just buy a voltage unlocked version and your gpu will hit more than ghz easy.

All in one wc kits are completely maintenance free, so dont be worried smile.gif
I highly recommended the corsair h100i.

Not an expert on this but i've heard many people say that you are paying for the sabertooth name only with those mother boards pretty much...

You should go for 2x8gb ram. Having less dimms will lesser the chance of dead ram or instability.

Also the cpu
Does programming work better with hyperthreading? i know nothing of it.
If it doesn't, go for i5-3570k, no benefit is gained from i7 over i5.
Games don't support hyperthreadoig just now. Not worth so much extra just for 1-4fps more
Edited by EPiiKK - 3/24/13 at 1:36pm
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updated the build PCpartpicker

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CPU cooler: Corsair H110
Mobo: gigabyte Z77-UD5H
RAM: 16gb @ 2133
SSD: samsung 840 250gb
GPU: Gigabyte 7970 ghz
PSU: corsair AX860 platinum (I know I'm going to get crap for this one)
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