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    Posted: 19 Apr 2012 at 9:36am
Hi! I've been looking to make a purchase through DS for a while and I've come up with a config that hopefully will meet my expectations. I'm hoping to spend less than $4k and I will use this rig primarily to game (pretty eclectic collection-from point-and-click to Mass Effect3 to BF3) but will also be using it for simple work stuff using Excel and checking e-mail/web surf.

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$3,820


Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X <b></b>
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Six-Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested) <b></b>
Power Supply: 800W Corsair GS (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 & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Optical Drive 2: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler (240mm Radiator) (Extreme-Performance Edition)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With LED Performance Fans (Blue) (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro or Deluxe Series Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition) <b></b>
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: !SPECIAL: Corsair Vengeance M60 (Laser 5700 dpi) (FPS Gaming Mouse) (While Supplies Last)
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Medium)
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

Any potential problems with this setup? Thanks!
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  Quote josephlee Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2012 at 10:23am
What kind of resolution do you use or plan on using? One monitor or two? three?
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  Quote rjazz2 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2012 at 10:38am
I'll be using a Samsung 27" 350 Series. 1920X1080...
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2012 at 11:05am
Hi rjazz2....For strictly gaming and no video rendering, animations, etc you can save a few hundred bucks by going with the Z77 deluxe mobo with i7-2600k chip.  The X79 platform is for renderings etc that can use the quad channel ram and 6 core cpu you picked.   Gaming doesn't need it.
 
 
This build will give you the same gaming performance for $400-500 less.
 
 
Config # 677800     Cost $ 3332
 
 
  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 DELUXE (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Higher Overclocks and Unique Wi-Fi Features)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
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 & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Optical Drive 2: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (PhysX) (Overclocked EVGA 02G-P4-2682-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: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro or Deluxe Series Motherboard)
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

I put in the D14 air cooler because it is reliable, quiet and will keep that chip with stage 2 oc safe.  The H100 is also very good but I usually go for the less likely to cause problems, but either will work fine.
 
Forget the performance fan kit.  All it does is mess with the best air cooled case, swapping quiet 200mm high airflow fans for small noisy ones.
 
If you wait another couple of weeks for the ivy bridge cpu's, you'll get the latest with a rumored 10% increase in tasks like MS Office, etc and other features you might or might not use.  Just a thought. Gaming wouldn't see much increase.
See what you think and good luckBig%20Smile 

Edited by bprat22 - 19 Apr 2012 at 11:14am
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  Quote rjazz2 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2012 at 11:16am
Thanks bprat22!! I'll check it out
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  Quote rjazz2 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Apr 2012 at 8:52am
My final specs after purchase. Now the waiting game.....


- Digital Storm Desktop 366122 Quantity: 1 $3,451.00
- PROMOTION: 10% Discount of $383 Applied to Digital Storm Desktop 366122, Original Price $3,834 Quantity: 1 $0.00

System Configuration:
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 DELUXE (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Higher Overclocks and Unique Wi-Fi Features)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad 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 & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Optical Drive 2: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (PhysX) (Overclocked EVGA 02G-P4-2682-BR)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler (240mm Radiator) (Extreme-Performance Edition)
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: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro or Deluxe Series Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial 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: !SPECIAL: Corsair Vengeance M60 (Laser 5700 dpi) (FPS Gaming Mouse) (While Supplies Last)
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Medium)
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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Congrats Awesome
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Looks GoodChilling now the waiting but not long
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..........aaaaaand Stage 1.....
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  Quote Avelict Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Apr 2012 at 12:22pm
Awesome looking build there rjazz! SLI 680's = very shmexy!

Later on down the road you could look at getting a good SSD should you want one.

Have fun and post pics when you get it!
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You bet Avelict! This puter will be purty.


.....aaaaaaaaaand Stage 2
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And Stage 3!

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Stage 4!!!!

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Getting closer every dayBig%20Smile 
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You bet!!!

Stage 5!


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Stage 6!!!

Here. We. Go. Excited
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How many stages are there?!?!?!
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It's the final stage before it's sent to you. Waiting for the final email of the tracking number. Booya! Awesome
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Will arrive tomorrow!! (hopefully)
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Just in time for the weekendAwesome
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If this computer arrives in tip-top shape, this weekend will rock harder than anything has ever rocked before.
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I live in Seattle and the package just left Sacramento, CA. The beast is coming.
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It's here!!!!! Will post pics soon!

Aw. Yeah.
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That was fast! Congrats on your new system!
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So the computer is frickin' sweet btw!! The only concern I have so far is the DVD drive (I have 2 drives: 1 BluRay and 1 DVD)seems to have problems reading discs. Even when I put in a disc to burn stuff it takes forever to load. When I put in a dvd game, it doesn't read it at all. Hmmmmm.....
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