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#1
Hey guys, I've been saving up for a (hopefully) beastly desktop for a while now. I've been trying do decide whether to build my own or order a custom configured one online somewhere. I am trying to find the best options that will let me run my PS2 games on PCSX2 at the highest resolution possible, but I also want to make sure that the rig will not have any problems running any demanding pc games at their highest settings in the next few years. I know that PCSX2 and PC games are very different, which is why I would appreciate your opinions.

So, What CPU, GPU, Motherboard, etc would you recommend for a rig like this? Please keep in mind I am hoping to get it all done for $2000 max not including the monitor. I have a 32 inch Samsung TV that I was hoping to use for that. I found the specs for it, and it has a response time of 6 ms, do you think that will do or should I look for a monitor with a faster response time?

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-3570K OC @4.5GHz
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce Nvidea GTX 670 2 GB OC Edition (OC to 1262/1852)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4*4) 2133 MHz RAM
ASUS P8Z77 V-Pro MoboCoolerMaster Hyper 212+ cpu cooler with push/pull
OCZ Agility 4 SSD 256 GB
Silencer MK II 750W Silver PSU
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#2
You want a beast Monster Computer that can run any demanding game at full speed. (Make a Note it will be costly)

CPU : For CPU I would reccomend getting a Intel Core I7 2600K, 2700K or at Extreme Performance Ivy Brigde that you need to overclock upto 4.8 / 4.9 Ghz.

Price Range ~ $342 (Will be Around these)

Note the K or X are Important and those CPU with these K or X Markers allow overclocking at high Ghz.



GPU : Nvidia Geforce GTX 580, or 680
ATI Radeon HD 7xxx Series.

Price Range For Nvidia ~ $499.99

You can even get two GFX CArds for an SLI / Crossfire that Most PC Games Use. Smile *



RAM : I would reccomend [Corsair or Kingston] Getting upto 4 GB or more RAM

Price Range ~ A 2 x 4 GB RAM might cost about $50.



Motherboard : Any ASUS Motherboard that has a compatible Socket for the Following CPU. Smile
The ASUS Motherboard is best for overclocking and will give you best Performance.

Price Range ~ Not Sure Sad

Other expenditures might include the Chassis, the DVD Player*, etc. But I am sure all of it would be done within $2000 Smile

*If Buying
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#3
well with this setup you can use up to $1355
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case ($80) http://goo.gl/9o4VB

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core CPU ($250) http://goo.gl/qQala

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler ($35) http://goo.gl/GWjWu

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard ($150) http://goo.gl/OiYnb

XFX HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($480) http://goo.gl/OpJsn

8GB Kingston HyperX RAM ($45) http://goo.gl/RcvnU

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W PSU ($90) http://goo.gl/fSh4a

Crucial 64GB M4 SSD ($85) http://goo.gl/3g4OZ

Western Digital 1TB Black HD ($140) http://goo.gl/so8JF

Plextor PX-L890SA-26 DVD+/-RW Drive ($40) http://goo.gl/QUJ4L

but if you want you can change the GPU to Nvidia
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#4
Hmm... Those aren't too bad, and I especially like that the second came in at well under 2000. I personally tend to like Nvidia cards myself. While reading reviews, I kept seeing that the Ivy bridge processors run much hotter than sandy bridge when overclocking. This seems like I should definitely stick with a sandy bridge CPU so I don't have to spend a ton on a cooling system. Or is ivy bridge significantly faster at comparable/slightly lower clockspeed than sandy bridge?

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-3570K OC @4.5GHz
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce Nvidea GTX 670 2 GB OC Edition (OC to 1262/1852)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4*4) 2133 MHz RAM
ASUS P8Z77 V-Pro MoboCoolerMaster Hyper 212+ cpu cooler with push/pull
OCZ Agility 4 SSD 256 GB
Silencer MK II 750W Silver PSU
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#5
well thats what they say but when motherboards.org made a review about this between Sandybridge i7-2700K(stock) and i7-3770k(stock) it was more faster and had less temp when running in ultra high settings in games they used same gpu,MoBo,and coolers and all the other stuff in the pc (except the CPU) and run benchmark 3x on the processors
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#6
Well it may be worth it to get an Ivy Bridge over a Sandy Bridge. What type of CPU cooling would be able to handle an overclocked 3770K without being too expensive?

Also, how much difference is there between the GTX 670 and 680? If it's not going to have too much effect, it could save $100-200 possibly.

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-3570K OC @4.5GHz
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce Nvidea GTX 670 2 GB OC Edition (OC to 1262/1852)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4*4) 2133 MHz RAM
ASUS P8Z77 V-Pro MoboCoolerMaster Hyper 212+ cpu cooler with push/pull
OCZ Agility 4 SSD 256 GB
Silencer MK II 750W Silver PSU
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#7
i have to say that the different between 680 and 670 is noticeable when dealing with high res
but does it worth ~150$ don't think so

and if you are all into OCing

GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 is the best OCing Mobo i have ever seen !!! and not much of a price Wink ( for more information check this http://www.gigabyte.eu/products/product-...id=3847#sp ) i know a friend who reached 5.4GHz with it (2600K)

and if you want to reach some serious clocks you need decent water cooling ~100$
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#8
Take a look at this build. What do you guys think?     Note that the RAM wouldn't fit on the same page as the rest (10 item limit) It was 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 mhz for $97.

The odd thing about this is that if I bought all the components and installed them myself, it would cost $2231.42
BUT, I can get that almost that exact same build (same specs but a couple different brands for ssd and such) for $2074 (plus a mouse and keyboard and a free copy of Mass Effect 3 Tongue) from CyberPowerPC.

Any thoughts on what I need to cut/add on or anything?

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-3570K OC @4.5GHz
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce Nvidea GTX 670 2 GB OC Edition (OC to 1262/1852)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4*4) 2133 MHz RAM
ASUS P8Z77 V-Pro MoboCoolerMaster Hyper 212+ cpu cooler with push/pull
OCZ Agility 4 SSD 256 GB
Silencer MK II 750W Silver PSU
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#9
Frio pretty nice if i only were faster you would see me having one of those Sad

Level 10 GT are you Torturing me !!!

and you better order that 680 fast 2 and they are out of stock so is the Level 10 GT snow !!!!

pretty nice build all what i can say is : "hope you use it with pleasure" ( common saying in my Country )
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#10
wow dude you system is overkill ^....,^
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