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Hi guys!
I am extremely new to computer and I've been wanting to build a gaming computer on a budget.
I know little to nothing about computers right now, but I'm very interested to know more about it.
I would greatly appreciate if you guys could help me.

Basically the target that I would like to meet in building the Gaming Computer is :

1. Able to support high speed USB device at 4.6 G bits/s
2. Fast cold boot up time ( 10 sec or less )
3. Able to play Crysis 3 with triple screen on high setting. ( the monitor would likely to be 27 inch )
4. Ability to read/write high capacity 50GB optical media.
5. Ability to support Digital Versatile Disk ( DVD ) media.
6. Support for common wireless technology : Bluetooth, WiFi
7. Having different Harddisk to prevent lost of game data in the event of harddisk failure.
8. Cooling system to prevent the computer from over-heated. ( I usually play games for 5 hours or more.
9. Gaming keyboard and mouse that are use by competitive gamer.
10. Eye catching CPU tower casing.
11. Desirable PC accessories and hardware configuration recommended for a competitive gamer.

Furthermore, the budget for this gaming computer will be $2450.

Thank you for taking your precious time to read this thread and would love to read the responses that you guys gave.

(: SevantynauG smile.gif
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welcome to the forums cheers.gif

a lot of your interests are out of my knowledge but i'll try and help where i can.

the first thing you should learn is to ground yourself (metal faucet) before touching any components. electrostatic discharge can kill components, or worse give you intermittent problems that will leave you banging your head. never work while tired or on meds/booze. take your time and RTFM.

Haswell is right around the corner. you might wanna consider waiting for one.

USB3 is what you want for those speeds.

for online gaming you'll want to be wired on the the network card. WiFi gaming? stitchfacesmiley.png i ran 75ft of cat5 so i could be wired thumb.gif

cooling i'm using a Noctua NH-D14 and i never go over 50°C while encoding on all 4 cores. gaming is even cooler. its overkill though and for half the cost you can get a heatpipe that will serve just as well for gaming.

for fast boot times and with the budget you have a solid state drive or SSD is the way to go. i have a samsung 840 pro 256GB on my Asrock Z77 extreme 4. boot times are uber fast. thumb drives are cheap and make a good backup for game save data.

i don't know how eye catching it is but i'm very happy with the air flow of my HAF XB
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crisis 3 on 3 monitors on high settings? evo.gif can't help you there, but i'm guessing you'll need 2 or 3 way SLI/Crossfire.

a few weeks ago i got a Mionix Naos 5000 mouse. it's real comfortable/responsive. the software lets you create up to 5 profiles you can load onto the mouse. the software doesn't need to be running while gaming. i have different CPI settings for different games. you can create macro's for games to pull off moves with a single click. you can also remap any button on the mouse with any macro/key/mouse button. if you prefer a claw grip style mouse, the R.A.T 7 seems real popular. i would stay away from Razer products. they have a high failure rate. my Deathadder (2013) lasted twelve days.

for a monitor you'll want one with 120Hz refresh rate input or higher. i've been looking to replace my flickering ASUS. i don't see any ATM i would consider buying. i'm hoping NEC will get into the gaming market.
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Alright, Noted.

but, how about Intel Core i7-3770 or Intel Core i7 3930K ? which is worthwhile to have one? smile.gif)

furthermore, for this sentence " you'll need 2 or 3 way SLI/Crossfire. "

may i know what do you mean by 2 or 3 way SLI/Crossfire? are you saying that i will need to get 2 or 3 GPU to support 3 27" monitor for crysis 3 on high setting ?
If that's the case, how about 2pc of Nvidia GTX 680 2gb? will it be able to support 3 27" monitor for crysis 3 on high setting?


Thank you so much for taking your precious time to reply me. smile.gif

Sevantynaug smile.gif




*Sorry for my bad english*
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A couple things here:

1. The size of the monitor doesn't matter. Resolution matters. For 3 x 1080p monitors get 2 Radeon 7970 ghz.

2. We need to know where you are from in order to get a proper build within your budget. Is your currency USD? EUR? GBP? AUS?

3. For gaming a 3770k would be a better buy than a 3930k because of your budget with peripherals.

4. I think your list of needs is: 3 screens at 1080p, SSD for fast boot time, USB 3.0, on board wifi, backup hard drive, gaming with crysis at 3x1080p on high. You will probably need a seperate dongle for bluetooth (they are really cheap)
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as far as gaming goes, an i5-3570K is all you'll need. If you really want great benchmarking scores then by all means get a 3770K or go for a 3930K but in my opinion, it isn't necessary.

regarding the previous sentence that "you'll need 2 or 3 way SLI/Crossfire" - that's exactly what he means. You'll need a minimum of 2 graphics cards if you want to support 3 27" monitors for crysis 3 on high settings. more likely 3.

furthermore, i don't think you can get everything you want for the budget you have. you need understand the impact such a statement as "Able to play Crysis 3 with triple screen on high setting. ( the monitor would likely to be 27 inch )" has. especially since 27" monitors are likely to have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 instead of the usual 1080p.

look at the following benchmarking that Tom's Hardware did:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-7.html

if you take "good" performance to mean 60fps - you're not even going to get close that with two 680s on 1080p monitors, let alone 1440p monitors.

my suggestion to you is, find out what your budget is - if $2450 is it, then so be it. then, build the best computer you can for the money that you have. that's it.

a quick spec up from me would be something like this:

Intel Core i5 3570K
Corsair H80 CPU cooler
Asus Maximus V Formula
16GB Corsair DDR3 RAM
Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Western Digital 2TB Black/Green HDD
2 x Radeon 7970 (they are a higher performance card for multi monitor crysis setups)
Seasonic X-850 PSU
Some BD-RW drive

the rest of the parts are more cosmetic and personal preference - so you can just pick something that suits you. well, it's all personal preference! but that should get you started.
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+1 for the 7970 crossfire.
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Originally Posted by salamachaa View Post

A couple things here:

1. The size of the monitor doesn't matter. Resolution matters. For 3 x 1080p monitors get 2 Radeon 7970 ghz.

2. We need to know where you are from in order to get a proper build within your budget. Is your currency USD? EUR? GBP? AUS?

3. For gaming a 3770k would be a better buy than a 3930k because of your budget with peripherals.

4. I think your list of needs is: 3 screens at 1080p, SSD for fast boot time, USB 3.0, on board wifi, backup hard drive, gaming with crysis at 3x1080p on high. You will probably need a seperate dongle for bluetooth (they are really cheap)


1. Alright, noted.

2. My currency is USD, thanks for pointing it out.

3. Alright, noted. but, may i know what's so good about 3770k that every gamers were investing on it for a good gaming pc?

4. Noted.

*Thank you so much for replying and spending time to read my post. Appreciate it.

SevantynauG smile.gif
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Originally Posted by seraph84 View Post

as far as gaming goes, an i5-3570K is all you'll need. If you really want great benchmarking scores then by all means get a 3770K or go for a 3930K but in my opinion, it isn't necessary.

regarding the previous sentence that "you'll need 2 or 3 way SLI/Crossfire" - that's exactly what he means. You'll need a minimum of 2 graphics cards if you want to support 3 27" monitors for crysis 3 on high settings. more likely 3.

furthermore, i don't think you can get everything you want for the budget you have. you need understand the impact such a statement as "Able to play Crysis 3 with triple screen on high setting. ( the monitor would likely to be 27 inch )" has. especially since 27" monitors are likely to have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 instead of the usual 1080p.

look at the following benchmarking that Tom's Hardware did:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-7.html

if you take "good" performance to mean 60fps - you're not even going to get close that with two 680s on 1080p monitors, let alone 1440p monitors.

my suggestion to you is, find out what your budget is - if $2450 is it, then so be it. then, build the best computer you can for the money that you have. that's it.

a quick spec up from me would be something like this:

Intel Core i5 3570K
Corsair H80 CPU cooler
Asus Maximus V Formula
16GB Corsair DDR3 RAM
Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Western Digital 2TB Black/Green HDD
2 x Radeon 7970 (they are a higher performance card for multi monitor crysis setups)
Seasonic X-850 PSU
Some BD-RW drive

the rest of the parts are more cosmetic and personal preference - so you can just pick something that suits you. well, it's all personal preference! but that should get you started.


Alright noted for the processor, but may i know whats the reason that makes you think that i5-3570K is good enough for gaming?

Alright noted. Currently, i dont have any of the part including monitor, so yea, can you give me some recommendation for monitor as well? ( at least 24" )

For good performance that I mean is basically, be able to play the game smoothly with high setting. ( around 30-40fps maybe? )

For the budget, i can go up to 2550 USD. so yea, can you do for me a quick spec including three monitor for this budget?

Alright noted.

*Thank you so much for spending so much time to reply and read my post. Appreciate it!*


SevantynauG smile.gif
post #9 of 99
Welcome to the forums winksmiley02.gif

To be honest just wait for Haswell and the 7XX series to be released, prices will be coming down for current hardware and more options will be available.
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i can suggest you for around that budget and able to satisfy those need that you stated is better try to look my RIG list for my "WIN your Ultimate Rig list" and this already exactly around the budjet that you needed.... http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/5141799 ....

i love this set up and you will love this too dude smile.gif
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