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I'm looking to upgrade from my laptop to something with a lot more power and more overclocking options. I'll be gaming/ folding on this rig and I'd like to keep it under $2K for everything. Also won't be buying parts till around cyber monday to see if I can get some good discounts on some parts. Also might upgrade to the i-7 and add another 780 next year.


Case: NZXT Phantom 630
Mobo: MSI Z87-GD45 GAMING
Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i
Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600 DDR3
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M - 850W
Optical Drive: LG Electronics 24X SATA Super-Multi DVD drive
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Drive
Monitor: ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


Price comes in at around $1,968 not including shipping. What ya guys think? smile.gif

Edit: Swapped the asus card for the EVGA card. down to $1,905.76.
Edited by bigtonyman1138 - 8/20/13 at 11:54am
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post #2 of 8
Looks pretty good but power supply is overkill. Something like a Capstone 750w would do nicely, with room for other upgrades. I would also look at getting an SSD, and a card with a better cooler. Have a look and see if you can find a cheap EVGA Superclocked one.
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post #3 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dctr View Post

Looks pretty good but power supply is overkill. Something like a Capstone 750w would do nicely, with room for other upgrades. I would also look at getting an SSD, and a card with a better cooler. Have a look and see if you can find a cheap EVGA Superclocked one.

Alright will do with the power supply. I have an Crucial M4 that I might use in the Desktop, but I haven't decided yet. And why is the EVGA Card better? Just curious. Thanks for the help. smile.gif
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Intel Core i7 2630QM M17xR3 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series 
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Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q  X-Star DP2710LED 
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post #4 of 8
Higher overclock, better warranty and from what I know, better cooler.
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung SH-224BB Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 64-bit 
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BenQ XL2420T Coolermaster Quickfire Pro Cherry Blue Mechanic... Antec HCG 520W Modular Power Supply Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl 
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post #5 of 8
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uaVz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uaVz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uaVz/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($228.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($228.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.64 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($105.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1597.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 12:07 EDT-0400)
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dctr View Post

Higher overclock, better warranty and from what I know, better cooler.

ah makes sense. Read some reviews and its definitely better. Thanks for info!! smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uaVz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uaVz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uaVz/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($228.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($228.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.64 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($105.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1597.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 12:07 EDT-0400)

Problem is I'm shipping to Alaska and most companies besides amazon try to charge an arm and a leg. I'm also trying to stay with a single card at least for now so I can easily add another one down the road for more performance. Pretty awesome build though thanks. smile.gif

Edit: Is there a huge different between the superclocked EVGA 780 and the Classified version? Just curious if the extra $40 was worth it or not.
Edited by bigtonyman1138 - 8/20/13 at 12:09pm
Alienware M17x R3
(11 items)
 
Main Rig
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2630QM M17xR3 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
Corsair Vengeance Ram Seagate  Crucial M4 Windows 8 Pro 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech g700s Steel Series Corsair Vengeance 1500's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5820K X99-DELUXE MSI 980ti 6g Crucial Technology  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  2 tb Seagate Barracuda  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q  X-Star DP2710LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair k70 mechanical Keyboard with red switches Corsair Pro HX 750  Corsair 780t Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries Corsair 1500's Steelseries 9H gaming headset 
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Alienware M17x R3
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Main Rig
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2630QM M17xR3 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
Corsair Vengeance Ram Seagate  Crucial M4 Windows 8 Pro 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech g700s Steel Series Corsair Vengeance 1500's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5820K X99-DELUXE MSI 980ti 6g Crucial Technology  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  2 tb Seagate Barracuda  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q  X-Star DP2710LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair k70 mechanical Keyboard with red switches Corsair Pro HX 750  Corsair 780t Razer Deathadder 
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Steelseries Corsair 1500's Steelseries 9H gaming headset 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well had some time to look at some more reviews and here is my updated system I've been looking at. Still planning on buying from Amazon around cyber monday. Anymore advice? tongue.gif

Case: NZXT Phantom 630 $179.99
Mobo: ASUS 1150 MAXIMUS VI FORMULA $299.99
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K $339.99
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB $659.99
Power Supply: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series 750W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply 94.53
DVD drive: LG Electronics 24X SATA Super-Multi DVD drive $20.21
Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Drive $122.22
Monitor: X-STAR DP2710LED 27" 2560x1440 Samsung PLS Panel Monitor $299.9
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $129.99
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i $108.98

Total Cost: $2,187.80
Alienware M17x R3
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Main Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2630QM M17xR3 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
Corsair Vengeance Ram Seagate  Crucial M4 Windows 8 Pro 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech g700s Steel Series Corsair Vengeance 1500's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5820K X99-DELUXE MSI 980ti 6g Crucial Technology  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  2 tb Seagate Barracuda  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q  X-Star DP2710LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair k70 mechanical Keyboard with red switches Corsair Pro HX 750  Corsair 780t Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries Corsair 1500's Steelseries 9H gaming headset 
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Alienware M17x R3
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Main Rig
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2630QM M17xR3 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
Corsair Vengeance Ram Seagate  Crucial M4 Windows 8 Pro 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech g700s Steel Series Corsair Vengeance 1500's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5820K X99-DELUXE MSI 980ti 6g Crucial Technology  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  2 tb Seagate Barracuda  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q  X-Star DP2710LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair k70 mechanical Keyboard with red switches Corsair Pro HX 750  Corsair 780t Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries Corsair 1500's Steelseries 9H gaming headset 
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigtonyman1138 View Post

Well had some time to look at some more reviews and here is my updated system I've been looking at. Still planning on buying from Amazon around cyber monday. Anymore advice? tongue.gif

Case: NZXT Phantom 630 $179.99
Mobo: ASUS 1150 MAXIMUS VI FORMULA $299.99
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K $339.99
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB $659.99
Power Supply: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series 750W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply 94.53
DVD drive: LG Electronics 24X SATA Super-Multi DVD drive $20.21
Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Drive $122.22
Monitor: X-STAR DP2710LED 27" 2560x1440 Samsung PLS Panel Monitor $299.9
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $129.99
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i $108.98

Total Cost: $2,187.80

You could wait for the Cooler Master V750S PSU to hit the market

That one will be very good value

It will be a little cheaper then the Capstone and its also a little better
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