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Old 01-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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If you get that case, which is phenominal, be warned that due to its size, the cpus dont get great air. Picking up the mesh side panel would be verysmart.

Since youre not overclocking.... yet, it may be a non-issue.

3T is saddly like $50 more than 2T so why not get it now.

And that 980 won't fit in an x79 mobo.. theyre 2011 socket.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If you look closer, one is a green 2Tb. Meant for media. Might as well make this a real all around entertainment center. i picked components that maxed out performance per dollar on a high budget, not a max out the high budget build. if the guy just wants to throw his money for a computer that will seem old/average in 3 years otoh...

also, the guy had a 5k budget, i cut it in half and youll knock me for an extra green hdd? kk
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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.

yeah, that cpu mb combo won't work... meh. im not even sure op is for real...

this one

as soon as it is restocked or somewhere else...

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #23 (permalink)
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If the OP is willing to spend $5000 on a build, why are you even including a green drive, and knocking his budget down? Here's my take on what build he should get:
Mobo: - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS - Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
GPU: 3 of these - ASUS HD7970-3GD5-3DI2S Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
PSU: - OCZ ZX Series 1250W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
ODD: He can always add a Blu-Ray drive if he needs one. - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
HDD: - Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
SSD: - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Case: Personal choice, but I like this one. I had one, it's full tower and well constructed. - COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans
CPU Cooler: - CORSAIR H70 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
RAM: - Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 993981
OS: Who doesn't want to be ultimate? With a rig like this, you can't go sticking "Home Premium" on it. - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Total: $3988.87 plus tax/shipping. If you need monitor/keyboard/mouse, or any other peripherals, you still have some room left in your original budget.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
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REVODRIVE INSTEAD OF VERTEX. And yes I agree, that is why I put a black drive in instead of the green...

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