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Post Date: 2012-05-07

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  Quote veggiepizza Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Config help needed
    Posted: 07 May 2012 at 4:34pm
Hi all, I'm in desperate need of a new comp.
Budget: Around $2000. Can go a little higher if need be to get something suitable for my needs.
 
Expectations: Run 2 monitors, main one a 22" 1680x1050 and  secondary 17" 1280x1024. I would like to replace the 17" monitor with a 24" or 27" sometime soon and make that the main one. I also might want to add a sound card later on and a 2nd hard drive.
 
Usage: play games, WoW, Diablo 3, Battlefield 3 etc on decent settings (as high as possible for my budget). I usually tend to multitask, so I have a game going on my larger screen with web browser and/or chat etc on my smaller screen. Would also like to watch blu-ray movies.
 
Special needs: Very important I like as quiet a comp as possible but I prefer to not go to any sort of liquid cooling. Also, a nice looking comp is a plus but not totally necessary.
 
Here is the build ive come up with so far, not sure if MB, memory or power supply are appropriate.
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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Does Not Support SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 2000MHz GTX-8 Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 2.5GB (Includes PhysX) (EVGA 025-P3-1579-BR)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Extreme Performance
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2012 at 7:55pm
Hi veggiepiezza welcome to the forums.
 
For your budget I would look at the ODE v2 computers.  The ODE level 3 costs 1799 and comes with the GTX 580 graphics card.  The ODE level 4 costs 2049 and comes with AMD HD 7970 graphics card, a 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD. 
 
Both the level 3 and level 4 have the 3770k CPU in them as well.
 
Check them out had see what you think
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  Quote veggiepizza Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2012 at 9:51am
Thx Asangard. I did check out the ODE line of computers. But like I posted I dont want any sort of liquid cooling. Otherwise I probably would go for one of those.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2012 at 10:16am
Hi veggiepizza. 
 
How about this build.
 
Config # 685757    Cost $ 2110  EDIT  the second time I did it from scratch to check,  it came out to $2054 ?  The difference was the ram at 1600Mhz.  All you need and saves another $56.
 
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.40 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Does Not Support SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 2000MHz GTX-8 Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Corsair A50 120mm Fan High Performance Cooler
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
 
For $16 more you get the gtx 680 for great gaming.  I dropped to the i5-3570k with no hyperthreading, but gaming doesn't need and dropped air cooler to the A50.  For stage 1 oc, the A 50 should be fine.
 
If you go to a 24" or 27" monitor then the gtx680 will really shine.
 
Just something to look at.Big%20Smile
 
 


Edited by bprat22 - 08 May 2012 at 10:37am
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