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 Post subject: Epic Project HELP!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:20 am 
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Hey guys!
I need some help in building a pc online.
I have $30,000 as my budget for all the computer parts and peripherals...
I think it's pretty clear that i will not have that much limits in this one
Also...can you suggest a good multi monitor setup...
Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Project HELP!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:30 am 
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Heh I think you would've been fine by just stating "money is no object" for this build and gotten the message across just fine ;). Even so we're still going to make different suggestions for this build based upon intended uses, preferences etc. So to get started answer these questions and we'll go from there:

1) What do you intend to use this PC for?
2) Do you have any manufacturer preferences (Intel, AMD, Gigabyte, Asus, etc.)
3) Are you going to be using any existing peripherals at all?
4) Do you intend to overclock your PC?
5) Any other special requirements that you care to name (ie, I want a water cooling loop, I want a setup that will last x amount of years, I want something in a really small case, etc.)


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Project HELP!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:08 am 
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nsafreak wrote:
Heh I think you would've been fine by just stating "money is no object" for this build and gotten the message across just fine ;). Even so we're still going to make different suggestions for this build based upon intended uses, preferences etc. So to get started answer these questions and we'll go from there:

1) What do you intend to use this PC for?
2) Do you have any manufacturer preferences (Intel, AMD, Gigabyte, Asus, etc.)
3) Are you going to be using any existing peripherals at all?
4) Do you intend to overclock your PC?
5) Any other special requirements that you care to name (ie, I want a water cooling loop, I want a setup that will last x amount of years, I want something in a really small case, etc.)


1) For gaming and as a home server
2) Intel and Nvidia
3) Yes....but crappy ones
4) yes
5) as large as possible...as cold as possible....futureproof for about 5 years


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Project HELP!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:45 am 
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I'll start off by saying that 5 years is a little bit on the unrealistic side, at least for gaming purposes. You can easily build a rig that will work for 5 years for general use but by year 3 you're typically looking at least at a GPU upgrade. So what I would recommend is setting aside some cash for a GPU upgrade down the road. That being said here's what I would recommend:

CPU: Intel i7 4770K
Motherboard: Asus Gryphon Z87
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3-1600
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB
SSD: Samsung 840 500GB
HDD: Seagate 4TB HDD x 2 (or more if you really think you need that much space)
PSU: Seasonic 760W Platinum Modular
Cooling: Either a ThermalRight TrueSpirit or a Corsair H100i
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D


Why I'm suggesting what I did:

CPU: Pretty much the best bang for the buck. Sure you could go with an IvyBridge Extreme processor or a Xeon but in all honesty for gaming they're really not worth it. An i5 is another good option but since we have such a large budget to work with we might as well go with an i7

Motherboard: Solid motherboard with all of the features you're likely to need

GPU: Sure there are more expensive cards out there, you could pay a grand for a Titan or a GTX 780 but they're really not necessary. If you want to go with them that's fine but I would say the sweet spot currently would be a GTX 770.

RAM: Solid RAM with no silly large heatspreaders what's not to like

SSD: It's always nice to have a large SSD to load your OS and all of your programs on and a 500GB SSD should accomplish that nicely

HDD: Since you want to use it as a server I figured we might as well go with 4TB hard drives. I'm not sure how much storage you need but 8TB should be plenty I would hope.

PSU: This should be plenty to power this system and many more down the road.

Cooling: Air cooling has come a long ways and is still quite capable of handling pretty high overclocks. That being said liquid cooling does allow for higher overclocks thus putting up the option of a closed loop system. I typically don't recommend open loop systems to folks that haven't been down that road many a times as they are not something that I would ever suggest a novice to go with.

Case: This case is absolutely cavernous allowing easy access to put in all of your components and plenty of airflow. Sure there are bigger ones out there but it does reach a point of silliness.


Now for the peripherals those are a lot of personal choice as I can prefer one keyboard, mouse, etc and you might prefer something different. That being said here are a few different suggestions:

Mouse: Corsair M95 mouse, Logitech G900x, Roccat Kone, Steelseries Sensei
Keyboards: CM Storm QuickFire, Logitech G710, Razer BlackWidow
Monitors: Dell UltraSharp U2412, Asus MX239H, Asus VS24AH


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Project HELP!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:03 pm 
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With that ridiculous of a budget, build a separate home server, don't use your gaming PC to serve two disparate functions.


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