Powerful gaming build

noobrig

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Nov 11, 2010
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Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Minimum doesn't really matter to me but my max budget is $43,654.75

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming with also voice chat, music, instant message, surfing the internet, homework, fraps recording, editing audio/video, security software such as Kaspersky Pure

Are you buying a monitor: Yes I only need one and has power button

Do you need to buy OS: No I already own it I will be using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit retail

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: I want this build to run all games including the most graphic intensive, demanding, future and largest map smoothly on ultra, extreme, ultimate, insane, infinite max settings with maxed AA, AF, Physx, Cuda, DirectX, Tessellation, Nvidia Manage 3D, everything, etc except Vsync. (BF3, All Crysis including 3 with DX11 ultra upgrade and High Res Textures, Metro 2033 & The Last Light, The Witcher 2, GTA 4, eflc & 5, Skyrim, WOW: Mist Of Pandaria, GW2 etc)



So here's my guess build:


Case: RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower (My favorite case)
http://www.eio.com/p-29339-raidmax-atx-798wb-quantum-black-secc-atx-mid-tower-computer-case.aspx

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Six-Core Socket LGA2011, 3.20Ghz, 12MB L3 Cache, 32nm (Retail Boxed)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=043000

Mobo: EVGA X79 SLI
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_707&item_id=043769

Ram: 4-6GB

PSU: unknown

SSD: OCT1-25SAT3-1T OCZ Octane Series SATA III 2.5" x2
http://www.allhdd.com/oct1-25sat3-1t-ocz-octane-series-sata-iii-2-5-solid-state-drive-1tb-indilinx-new-bulk-pack-.html

Optical: Anything burn, read & write DVD & CD

GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=048806

Headset: I'm looking for noise cancelling mic and ear, comfortable, bass, gaming, music and can able to hear footstep all around my ear.

Speaker: 2.1 with excellent bass.
 
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No budget and you're buying a piece of crap Raidmax case? Absolutely not. I cannot emphasize enough how much Raidmax sucks. Avoid them like the plague. You definitely need a bigger tower if you want a 690 - most mid towers won't be able to handle the length. On a gaming rig X79 is complete overkill and you'd be wise to avoid EVGA motherboards - there's better ones you can get on the market. They make fine GPUs but their motherboards are shall we say sub par.

If you want to do this rig right here's what you get:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM...

g-unit1111

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No budget and you're buying a piece of crap Raidmax case? Absolutely not. I cannot emphasize enough how much Raidmax sucks. Avoid them like the plague. You definitely need a bigger tower if you want a 690 - most mid towers won't be able to handle the length. On a gaming rig X79 is complete overkill and you'd be wise to avoid EVGA motherboards - there's better ones you can get on the market. They make fine GPUs but their motherboards are shall we say sub par.

If you want to do this rig right here's what you get:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($182.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1049.99 @ NCIX)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $2074.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
 
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