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    Posted: 03 Jun 2012 at 1:39pm
Hello I am still saving money for my dream computer.   I would  like advice and recommendations.
I will be planning to buy a 1 Dell 30" monitor 2560 X 1440  or
 
Recommend another 30" monitor which is similar in resolution and size.
I would like to experience totally emersive game play.
 
I enjoy FPS
I will buy bf3 once I get the computer.   I would like to playthe game on ultra with highest frame rate possible no lag.
I will try  metro 2033 also later on
 
Also do general web surfing
 no video rendering
No fancy video editing
Just Gaming computer
 
Budget= $3500.00 + or - $300.00
 
Which configuration would be best for my situation
Will the slade desktop  work  or
should i go for the Haf x
Did I select the right hardware  given the type of monitor I plan to buy?
Please recommend other options if necessary.
 
Thank you for looking over the two configurations that I worked  out
 
Configuration 1:  695415
 
configuration 2:    695420
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  Quote John Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jun 2012 at 1:49pm
 
Configuration 1
 
Ticket Number: 695415
Total Price with Instant Savings: $3,666.00
Specifications:
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 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Features Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar)
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)  <b></b>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (180GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 4GB (Includes PhysX) <b></b>
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Extreme Performance <b></b>
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) <b></b>
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/Deluxe/Sabertooth 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: Corsair High-power 2.1 System (Includes Subwoofer) (CA-SP211NA) <b></b>
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 (FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard) (Black/Metal Finish) <b></b>
Mouse: !SPECIAL: Corsair Vengeance M60 (Laser 5700 dpi) (FPS Gaming Mouse) (While Supplies Last) <b></b>
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
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
 
Configuration 2
 
Ticket Number: 695420
Total Price with Instant Savings: $3,648.00
Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Corsair Obsidian 550D
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Features Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar)
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)  <b></b>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (180GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 4GB (Includes PhysX) <b></b>
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme-Performance Edition) <b></b>
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) <b></b>
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/Deluxe/Sabertooth 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: Corsair High-power 2.1 System (Includes Subwoofer) (CA-SP211NA) <b></b>
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 (FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard) (Black/Metal Finish) <b></b>
Mouse: !SPECIAL: Corsair Vengeance M60 (Laser 5700 dpi) (FPS Gaming Mouse) (While Supplies Last) <b></b>
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large) <b></b>
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 NJsteez Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jun 2012 at 1:50pm
Your first configuration really is spot on. Everything you need to suit your needs, and nothing you don't. You cannot go wrong with the Cooler Master 942 HAF X case partnered with a Noctua NH-D14 keeping things cool. Awesome build you got planned there it should be fun for a long time to come.

Psst* Don't forget your free T-shirt.

Edited by NJsteez - 03 Jun 2012 at 1:54pm
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jun 2012 at 2:04pm
Hi John.... I agree with Njsteez that your first build is right on.   However, with the second build and the 240mm rad, DS will mount the rad on the roof, putting the 2 fans on top where there is none.     With the gtx 670 cards dumping most of the out the back of the case, even the 550D will work.    The Hafx is the best but the 550D will have no problem.     My only concern is Metro 2033 playing on Ultra with sli.      The game on that monitor on Ultra will dip into the 40 and 50 fps at times.   Even BF3 on ultra will drop into the 50's at times.      Still great gaming but it depends on your needs.   
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  Quote John Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jun 2012 at 2:44pm
would 50 fps or less be a handicap when playing would i notice a performance change briefly would there be some lag which would hinder me fragging an apponnent in BF3.
Just wondering never played the game. I only played bf2 in multiplayer i noticed lag.
i have a 2005 sony vaio  intel pentium 4 processor codename prescott socket 775 LGA  nvidia gforce 8500 GT
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jun 2012 at 3:05pm
I play BF3 with 32 bots and sometimes 64 and in the 50's fps it still looks good to me.   BF3 will play 60's on most occasions from benchs I 've seen with sli 670, but dip lower when everything goes to hell, explosions everywhere, etc.     Everyone has their own expectations but for me it looks good.   
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