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Old 01-17-2013, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, i'm new to this forum my reasoning for this post is to basically get ideas for as much of a future proof machine as possible. This computer will be for gaming mostly and will be running at a 1440p single monitor, not into the whole multi monitor gaming. Looking for something that will play everything Ultra/Max Settings at 2560x1440. So far I postedon tomshardware, as well as overclockers to get some ideas on hardware,etc. below are two Pc's that I have build based on opinions from others. If you guys wouldn't mind adding some recommendations, alot of the time people say well you don't need to go overboard, but that's the whole idea of this 3k monster of a machine to overkill anything so it will atleast seem future proof. Thanks again

PCPartPicker part list: Intel Core i7-3930K, Galaxy GeForce GTX 680, NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) - System Build - PCPartPicker
Price breakdown by merchant: Intel Core i7-3930K, Galaxy GeForce GTX 680, NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker
Benchmarks: Intel Core i7-3930K, Galaxy GeForce GTX 680, NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) - System Build - Benchmarks - PCPartPicker

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($527.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($527.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Other: ?CROSSOVER? 27Q LED Perfect Pixel 2560x1440 QHD DVI-D Dual LG S-IPS 27" Monitor ($489.98)
Total: $3369.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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PCPartPicker part list: Intel Core i7-3770K, Galaxy GeForce GTX 680, NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) - System Build - PCPartPicker
Price breakdown by merchant: Intel Core i7-3770K, Galaxy GeForce GTX 680, NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker
Benchmarks: Intel Core i7-3770K, Galaxy GeForce GTX 680, NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) - System Build - Benchmarks - PCPartPicker

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($127.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($527.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($527.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Other: ?CROSSOVER? 27Q LED Perfect Pixel 2560x1440 QHD DVI-D Dual LG S-IPS 27" Monitor ($489.98)
Total: $3023.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 04:26 EST-0500)

if you have any additional questions feel free to ask! Thanks again everyone.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Normally I would say, you don't need and wont need the 6 core for gaming, because it's true.
Lemme tell you this, I haven't noticed but a 2FPS difference going from my 3960x to this i5 750. I'm not kidding you.

Here is the deal, either setup will last you an equal amount of time. Why? Because the GPU selection matches. Once the GPUs get capped (which will take about 5 years) then it's game over. Games are 90% GPU dependent and since you got 4GB cards they will last longer than the 2GB cards at that resolution. That being said, I would change that from Galaxy to eVGA. Better CS, better RMA department, better cards. I traded my Galaxy 580 for an eVGA 580 just for this.

There are only 2 things I would change on either rig besides the video card brand. The first being, the cooler. Are you going to be overclocking your CPU at all? It isn't necessary in the least for either CPU, and if you aren't you don't need to spend the 140 because it isn't needed.

On the 3770 setup I would change the PSU back to the AXi 860w. The 750w would work fine, but for the money might as well have the Platinum graded PSU just because you can.

For the 3930k rig, I would drop the Samsung 830 for budget because it isn't really needed as you already have a 256GB 840pro listed.
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Thanks for the reply man, I will be overclocking intensely which is why I went for the x60 Kraken. Also the second samsung is for games while the first 830 is just go the OS. I will research some more monitors with Perfect Pixels, but so far this is the best i've got from the recommended sellers, also I heard crossover has the best quality build between all the companies that sell Koreans.
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I think you should get a 690, I was hearing about how 680's have a lower standard transfer rate, but because this card is above average for gaming its too little to fully utilize the card. The gt 690 has a greater transfer rate. can somebody have any more info about this, I dont think I explained it well, i'l to find an article and link it
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Yea, lets see the link. The 690 has GPUs that are cut down 680s so technically 680 SLI stock is faster....Not to mention, 4GB of RAM per card vs 2GB per GPU on the 690.
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Swiftech is releasing their new H220 pre filled water cooling kit, its very impressive and it will blow the kraken x60 out of the water, for about the same price.


here is a video of the demo that was in the Swiftech suite at CES 2013 comparing it to other closed loops on the market... its very impressive...

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The only killer for that piece will be mark up. If price is where it's supposed to be it'll kill almost all AIO besides the smaller cheaper ones like the H55.

In case that is confusing, PP is highly interested because I have a nice Swifty rad that works well, but I want a pump-on-block setup. Pre-filled is just icing.
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so....



are you saying...



you like it?

MSRP is $139
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Of course, I've always liked Swiftech products. I know what MSRP is supposed to be, but we will see what mark up will be like I said in my previous post.

Btw, Bjorn3D has a rep from Swiftech so I knew about these before they were announced lol. Been excited since because I'm a huge fan of AIO.
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its a pretty awesome product. hopefully they wont raise the price, if it stays where its at, that cooler will monopolize the closed loop market. i am VERY impressed by it, i am very much looking forward to 3rd party reviews.

the thing i like about it most is that it takes out 2 of the components of a typical loop, you dont need a res and you dont need a pump and separate block. the block and pump are one unit and the res and rad are the same unit. pretty freaking genius. also, the MTBF is like 60,000 hours, with swiftechs awesome name behind it. also, the entire unit is supposed to be very quiet...

enough gushing... im blown away by it. /(positive) rant
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