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Old April 4, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Hey guys, first day here lol. I have been pondering on what hardware i will need for a medium gaming and low level vid editing, i am tending towards an i7 cpu and as for GPU, well mid to high end
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Old April 4, 2012, 11:09 AM
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You can go pretty high end for $2000. Do you need Monitor(s) included in that?
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Old April 4, 2012, 11:19 AM
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I'd say:

Asus P9X79: $300
Intel i7 3820: $320
Corsair AX-850: $200
16 gig quad channel kit: $100
GTX 680: $510
Case: Whatever you like: $150
Boot Drive: Crucial M4 128 GB : $150
Storage: WD Black 1TB: $120
Bluray burner - $80
Corsair H80 cooler: $90

That pretty much burns off your $2000.

Adapt as you feel you need too, you can certainly get equal power with less money.

Say:

P8z68VPro: $200
Corsait tx-750: $150
16 gig dual channel: $100
i7-2600K: $320
Case as you see fit: $150
H80 cooler: $90
Boot Drive: Crucial M4 128 GB : $150
Storage: WD Black 1TB: $120
DVD Burner: $20
GTX 680: $520

Total $1820.

Just as good, but not as upgradeable.
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Old April 6, 2012, 03:19 AM
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You can go pretty high end for $2000. Do you need Monitor(s) included in that?

Yea man
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Old April 6, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Okay then:

I'm not sure what you want for monitors but you can get a decent 1080p 24 incher for $180 which still lets you build the second machine and is quite high end.

If you need two monitors and you are only doing medium level gaming you could drop the GTX 680 and go to a 7870 for around $360 instead giving you room for 2 monitors in that price.

You could get a cheaper case and save $50, you could aircool and save $40, could drop $40 and get a slightly lesser motherboard etc, but I was trying to use up the whole $2000 suggested.
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Old April 7, 2012, 02:03 AM
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Okay then:

I'm not sure what you want for monitors but you can get a decent 1080p 24 incher for $180 which still lets you build the second machine and is quite high end.

If you need two monitors and you are only doing medium level gaming you could drop the GTX 680 and go to a 7870 for around $360 instead giving you room for 2 monitors in that price.

You could get a cheaper case and save $50, you could aircool and save $40, could drop $40 and get a slightly lesser motherboard etc, but I was trying to use up the whole $2000 suggested.
Yea bro, thanks for the ideas, and yea about medium gaming ae, nothing extreme lol not yet
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Old April 7, 2012, 02:13 AM
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2K is quite a bit of cash - so you can definitely afford to get good stuff. When are you looking to purchase? The rumor of Ivy Bridge coming out at the end of the month might be worth the wait if it proves to be true.
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Old April 9, 2012, 11:54 PM
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2K is quite a bit of cash - so you can definitely afford to get good stuff. When are you looking to purchase? The rumor of Ivy Bridge coming out at the end of the month might be worth the wait if it proves to be true.
Yea man, ive been hearing mixed reports bout it ae, and here are the links to the build im thinkin of. a bit under 2k but hey looks good, any of you others check it out and report back to. :D i have them as links

PB Tech - MBDGBM0313 : GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4 Socket 1155 ATX 4x DDR3-2133 Onboard HDMI USB3 & SATA3 RAID CrossfireX SLI eSATA
PB Tech - CPUIT2500 : Intel sandy bridge Core i5 2500 3.3GHz 6M LGA1155 Processor ( Intel Latest technology / socket1155 P67 & H67 & Z68 chip motherboard required ) -
PB Tech - CHACLM0371 : COOLER MASTER Elite 371 Black w/ 460W Peak PSU Black Interior Mid Tower HD-AUDIO ATX & M-ATX Filter intake Tool-free Better cooling Support long graphics card
PB Tech - FANCLM0213 : COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO COOLER 120mm PWM Fan 4 Direct Heat Pipes All-In-One Mounting INTEL:2011/1366/1156/1155/755 AMD:FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
PB Tech - HDDWD1921 : Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA3 HDD 64MB Cache 6GB/s
PB Tech - VGAEVG1557 : EVGA GeForce GTX550 Ti SC Version 1G DDR5 PCI-E Video card ( 981Mhz / 4514Mhz ) , Dual DVI + Mini HDMI
PB Tech - PSUCLM0700 : COOLER MASTER 700W eXtreme Power Plus SLI Silent 12CM Fan Newest ATX 12V V2.3 Dual +12V1 and +12V2
PB Tech - MEMCOR32095 : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) C8 high performance Vengeance memory module 1600MHz 8-8-8-24
PB Tech - DVWLIT0325 : Liteon 24X SATA Black Dual DVDRW iHAS324 Retail BOX
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