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Old 01-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I didn't know 4x 7970s would really make that big a difference over 2x in today's games.
But if thats the case can replace these components in my build:

HDD: $160 1TB WD Caviar Black
SSD: $180 120GB Corsair Force GT
PSU: $270 Seasonic X-1250
GPU: $2,400 XFX 7970 Black Edition (x4)

Total = $4,960
I'll raise you one, with this: Newegg.com - ENERMAX MAXREVO Series EMR1350EWT 1350W ATX12V / EPS12V v2.92, v2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Power Supply
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS (free Battlefield 3)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
Newegg.com - XFX Black Edition FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card X3 (4th card is normally useless)
Newegg.com - OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-240G PCI-E 240GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature IHBS112-29 - Blu-Ray Burners
Newegg.com - CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Total: $4548.99

Just saying, having the revodrive will absolutely maul any system that does not have one. You could upgrade it to a 480gb revodrive if you wish, however that would push it over $5000, so maybe if you get 2 7970's and a 480gb revodrive. This would work. Either way it will be extremely fast.
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$5,000, tight budget don't you think?

CPU: $1,050 Intel i7 3960X
MB: $450 Asus Rampage IV Extreme
RAM: $200 16GB Corsair Dominator 1600/CAS7
ODD: $20 Sony Optiarc 24x DVD/CD Burner
HDD: $130 1TB WD Caviar Green
SSD: $1,100 480GB Vertex 3
GPU: $1,200 XFX 7970 Black Edition (x2)
PSU: $200 OCZ ZX 1000W
Case: $210 Cooler Master HAF X
Cooler: $120 Corsair H100

Total = $4580 (not including rebates/combos/shipping)
This is actually pretty much the same build I devised. The only differences would be aesthetic. Great build, Roark. Thank you to everyone who made suggestions.

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I demand pictures.
Once it's built, pictures.
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REVOOOOODRIVEEE!!!!!!!!!! That is all to be said.
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Wow didn't know about the revodrives... How about 2800 read and write? The future of SSD's...
Newegg.com - OCZ Z-Drive R4 CM88 3.2 TB PCI-E PCI-Express 2.0 x8 MLC Enterprise Solid State Disk ZD4CM88-FH-3.2T
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Wow didn't know about the revodrives... How about 2800 read and write? The future of SSD's...
Newegg.com - OCZ Z-Drive R4 CM88 3.2 TB PCI-E PCI-Express 2.0 x8 MLC Enterprise Solid State Disk ZD4CM88-FH-3.2T
Heh. I think that just might bring the total build price a little ((><) space between the angle brackets) outside the budget. However, I will investigate the Revo drive. At first glance, I have to say I am impressed. I'll post an update to the build later.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Compared to the Vertex 3 480gb there is about a $300-$400 difference in price. However you could just get a 240gb Revodrive, that should be enough for most thing's you would use anyway
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$2801

Newegg.com - Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Newegg.com - LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - Blu-Ray Burners

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-980 Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980

Newegg.com - ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Newegg.com - XFX FX-797A-TNFC Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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$2801 ...
I consider myself an avid gamer, but my entire gaming collection does not even scratch 3+ TB. You must keep DOS logs of every action your OS takes.

In all seriousness, I do like that build. I think I would have to upgrade the CPU, though. I don't overclock, so I can use all the power I can get. Maybe I could get it as an OC'ing test platform.

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