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So after 2 years im finally back...and looking for a new build...I'm out of the loop of hardware and don't know whats best so maybe AMD is better?

I want a new build from the ground up.......preferably SLI because I have one MSI twin frozr GTX 560 TI

newegg links appreciated...my parents are helping me with this and they said "cut costs where you can"

thanks guys....

LOOK AT PAGE 4 FOR FINAL BUILD PICS OF PARTS

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131854
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148663
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102
GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193
Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009
CPU cooling
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
AS5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
HDMI Cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882850010
Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122490
OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550

1,910.88 before shipping
 

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bump for the day...this is going to be a gaming computer that I can overclock...I have to have the build details by march 12th for parents so fairly soon
 

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$2K USD budget is plenty to get a decent system put together, especially if you're shopping bargain video cards and already have a monitor.

I just put together a Ubuntu media server with the following components, close to your price range:

Cooler Master HAF XM case $99
Intel i7-3770K $229
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO $199
Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3-1600 CL8 2x8GB 16GB Kit $109
LG 14x Blu-Ray Rewriter $69
Razer Black Widow Keyboard $89
Logitech M505 Mouse $39
Samsung 840 Series 120 GB SSD $109
OCZ ZX 850 Power Supply $169

You can pick and choose whatever parts and brands you like, but what's listed comes to $1111 at Micro Center locally, leaving you PLENTY for a top-tier video card, monitor, and a more foo foo mouse or heatsink/fans, etc.

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I have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard and speakers and cd/dvd writer combo drive...can you please link me to those items on newegg.....I have some fans from my old cm690 should I use those or are there better fans out there? and I want a good cpu cooler...and is windows 8 worth it?
 

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Don't SLI the 560 Frozr unless your gonna put em on water because your temps will be too high. Its not EE and will dump a huge amount of heat on the bottom card, causing it to run 20-30c hotter and will introduce possible thermal issues.

As for the build:

I would upgrade to Socket 1155 in the 2k Range.

Here is a suggested build:

Case: Reuse CM 690 or buy a new one. A good budget case would be HAF 912. I'm not gonna link a case, since everybody likes different things.

PSU: Seasonic 850W Gold Modular, Fully Modular, Highly Efficient, its Seasonic. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102

CPU - I7 3770K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

CPU Cooler - Completely subjective - Water or Air?

Mobo - Rampage Formula - Good Board, Great OC Options, Its Asus.- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131854

RAM - 2 Kits GSKILL Ripjaw - Great OC Potential, Looks Bad Ass, Matches Red/Black Color Scheme. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

SSD - Samsung 840 256GB - Its samsung and its awesome. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193

Video Card - Don't skimp on Video Card . Im a nvidia fan, so im not gonna recommend you ATI/AMD, but its completely personal preference. ATI Card would look better with color scheme though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

HDD - Reuse or buy another if needed.

Monitor / Windows - Reuse.

Total $1600ish before MIR

I would personally buy another case and turn your old pc into a server or a backup computer.
 

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I want air cooling and I cant re-use the 690 its trashed and I dont have my power supply anymore...I have a 32" 1080p monitor
 

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Don't SLI the 560 Frozr unless your gonna put em on water because your temps will be too high. Its not EE and will dump a huge amount of heat on the bottom card, causing it to run 20-30c hotter and will introduce possible thermal issues.

As for the build:

I would upgrade to Socket 1155 in the 2k Range.

Here is a suggested build:

Case: Reuse CM 690 or buy a new one. A good budget case would be HAF 912. I'm not gonna link a case, since everybody likes different things.

PSU: Seasonic 850W Gold Modular, Fully Modular, Highly Efficient, its Seasonic. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102

CPU - I7 3770K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

CPU Cooler - Completely subjective - Water or Air?

Mobo - Rampage Formula - Good Board, Great OC Options, Its Asus.- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131854

RAM - 2 Kits GSKILL Ripjaw - Great OC Potential, Looks Bad Ass, Matches Red/Black Color Scheme. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

SSD - Samsung 840 256GB - Its samsung and its awesome. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193

Video Card - Don't skimp on Video Card . Im a nvidia fan, so im not gonna recommend you ATI/AMD, but its completely personal preference. ATI Card would look better with color scheme though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

HDD - Reuse or buy another if needed.

Monitor / Windows - Reuse.

Total $1600ish before MIR

I would personally buy another case and turn your old pc into a server or a backup computer.
That's a good build, only thing I'd change is the GPU, I'd personally go for a 7970 since im a AMD Fan, also because it's a hell of a lot cheaper, if you can, get 2 7970's in crossfire:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

Go with 2 of those OP, will suit you really good.
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I would just use my HDD as a backup drive for my music and wow those gpus are expensive...what would you suggest for cpu cooling? and I have no clue about SSD you can use them as primary drives right? and windows 8 worth it?
 

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those gpus are expensive...
There expensive but the price to performance is very good, here it show's the the 7970 vs the 680:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508?vs=555

As you can see the 7970 beats it by a small bit in most things, and it's also cheaper, that's why I recommend it to you.
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what would you suggest for cpu cooling?
Something like a NH-D14 is a good CPU Cooler... but quite large, people should give you some more feedback on those.
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no clue about SSD you can use them as primary drives right?
Yes it's recommended to install your OS on a SSD, most of the time its for really fast boot times. If you put programs or games on the SSD, it can improve load times on programs games can load faster between load menu's and the game will have better general performance. The program or game will also boot faster.
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and windows 8 worth it?
I have heard that Windows 8 is a good OS but people don't like the UI, I heard that it's smoother and faster than Windows 7, its about what you like to be honest but watch a few videos online about it, see if you like it or not and get it if you want.
 

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Thanks you for input anymore input would be greatly appreciated....
 

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For your budget I woukd get
i7 3770K
Asus saberbooth or Gigabyte UD5H
Sapphire vapor-x 7970 Ghz edition
G.skill ripjaws or Corsair vengeance 16GB CL9 Ram
Corsair H100
Corsair HX850w
Case is subjective but thw corsair carbide is nice
At least 128GB SSD for lightening speed boot

That would be around 1800Usd total. In the future u can throw one more 7970 in there.

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I'm not nearly as methodical, well researched or obsessive as I was 4 years ago(I also have 7 times the yearly income). I have been looking into things a bit lately though.

I just started a new build myself.
Excluding monitors it is substantially below your budget. I try to STOP spending money when each additional step up doesn't matter much any more.

3570k + ASrock Pro4 Motherboard $235ish +tax at microcenter
http://slickdeals.net/f/5885042-i7-3770K-229-99-i5-3570K-189-99-i3-3225-119-99-Microcenter-to-BB-PM-FS-YMMV
consider this with a 3770k and/or the ASrock Extreme 4(which can do SLI and can do CF with a second 8x pci-e slot) under your budget. This is in store only.

16gb RAM
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/crucial-ballistix-tactical-lp-sport-vlp.html
uses micron d9 ICs. Not as good as the samsung stuff but I don't think they have that in larger modules at a decent price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148663
promo code- 10% off desktop memory EMCXVVM22
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Feb-0-2013/Couponing-28/index-landing.html?nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10440897&PID=2210202&SID=uuu9E4391F0-96A3-FA23-5E76-CCB8895C44CE

I got a Corsair HX650 PSU from Fry's electronics for $65

I am NOT well versed on SSDs but will likely be buying a 480-512gb one sometime this week. Cost is around $250-400 from what I see.

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136874
I bought this. It seemed large and low priced. Performance shouldn't matter a ton since it's not the primary drive. I anticipate eventually getting two for RAID 1

Video Card - I'm not well researched. I'm going to use my current 5750 until the next gen of cards comes out. Then I'm getting 3x 27" 1440p monitors.

Cooler - I got an H100 for a decent price a while back. I'm using that

Case - Corsair Carbide 300r - $55 after MIR at Frys.
 

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That's a good build, only thing I'd change is the GPU, I'd personally go for a 7970 since im a AMD Fan, also because it's a hell of a lot cheaper, if you can, get 2 7970's in crossfire:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

Go with 2 of those OP, will suit you really good.
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You are going to have heat problems in Crossfire with those cards due to slot spacing and the card exhausting into the case and dumping heat on bottom card. Not to mention there will be limited room for air intake for the top card.
 

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I think ill only get one 7970 then and crossfire later if I want some other things i need

arctic silver 5
wireless network adapter
OS

and can someone like provide all the links from newegg (I only want to buy from there)....a good case and a good cpu cooler as well as some fans
 

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CPU board cooler all have alternatives which will give 70-95% of the benefit (usually closer to 95%) for around half the cost.

Epeen could suffer with price deductions though.

Consider tuniq tx2 for thermal paste.
 

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I'm not chiming in on the hardware aspect, but OP I've seen you ask multiple times about Windows 8.

I'm running Windows 8 Pro on my Samsung 830 and it boots from a cold start in about 7-9 seconds. I love it to death, but interface can be difficult to get used to at first. Once you get the hang of Windows 8 I don't think you'd want to head back to Windows 7. I think it runs much smoother, and all of the menus are so pretty to look at. I've had a great experience so far and haven't encountered any stuttering issues, or driver issues! I would go for it!
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I've chosen windows 8 as my OS and xlink I don't have any stores around here so im out of luck to the rest of you how does the build look?
 
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