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Old 06-06-2012, 02:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So there's a family (loaded with money) in my town interested in having someone build their son the best custom gaming rig. Budget is not a problem although they prefer under $5000 if possible. We're talking the latest and greatest hardware and they've asked me to put it together, so before I go scour Newegg on my own I was hoping someone could give me some links to the very best hardware Newegg has to offer. Remember everything for a complete system.

HDDs (2)
Accessories (keyboard,mouse,headset)

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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$450 asus p8z77-v premium
$80 8gb g.skill ripjaws x 1600/cas7
$220 corsair hx1050
$550 evga gtx680 (go for 2 if feeling saucy)
$240 intel i5 3570k
$580 240gb ocz revodrive 3 x2
$100 1tb wd caviar blue

don't know enough about monitors to suggest a high-end one, and keyboard/mouse/headset are somewhat personal preference.

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there is a .01% chance that the person could use over 8 Gb, so you might as well double that too.
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Corsair 550VX
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
1Tb WD Caviar Green
2Tb WD Caviar Green
8gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600
Sapphire Radeon 6870

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #4 (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 - OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-240G PCI-E 240GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: x2
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GXH

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - ASRock X79 Extreme9 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Cards: (I would have added 2 eVGA but they are out of stock)
Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX680XPB GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

LCD: x3
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG B350 Series S27B350H Transparent Red 27" 2ms GTG HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR Mega 8 (1000:1)

Every person has personal preference and taste so as an idea I just put these.

Newegg.com - RAZER Black USB Wired BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Newegg.com - Logitech G700 Black 13 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

Newegg.com - RAZER Tiamat 7.1 5 x 3.5mm jack, 1x USB for power Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Analog Gaming Headset


This setup will give you the absolute best performance and with the motherboard/CPU combo it will allow for 3way SLI later on to add on to the 2D Surround performance with triple 27" monitors.
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