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  • New Gaming Rig Concerns

    Hello,
    I am having a hard time deciding how to build my new rig. I know that any config I use will work fine. Here is the issue. I have @ $2000 to spend but can prb scounge up $2100 if it makes sense.

    I know I want the Asus Sabertooth Mobo.

    Now it comes down to the chip and graphics card/cards and SSD.

    I like the 3930k but the 3820 is @ $300 less.
    I like the HD 7970 but the 7870 x2 crossfire costs the same.


    If i go with the 3820 no ssd and I can nearly afford 7970x2 in my budget. @ $2100-2200

    The 3930 with 7870 x2 or 7970 single and SSD I hit the budget right on.


    Is it better to spend the $300 on the 3930k or should i put it into a second graphics card ie 7970x2. I am currently running eyefinity on a 5770. My goal is to attain max to near max graphics running eyefinity @ 5040x1080

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    Originally posted by knw6593 View Post
    Hello,
    I am having a hard time deciding how to build my new rig. I know that any config I use will work fine. Here is the issue. I have @ $2000 to spend but can prb scounge up $2100 if it makes sense.

    I know I want the Asus Sabertooth Mobo.

    Now it comes down to the chip and graphics card/cards and SSD.

    I like the 3930k but the 3820 is @ $300 less.
    I like the HD 7970 but the 7870 x2 crossfire costs the same.


    If i go with the 3820 no ssd and I can nearly afford 7970x2 in my budget. @ $2100-2200

    The 3930 with 7870 x2 or 7970 single and SSD I hit the budget right on.


    Is it better to spend the $300 on the 3930k or should i put it into a second graphics card ie 7970x2. I am currently running eyefinity on a 5770. My goal is to attain max to near max graphics running eyefinity @ 5040x1080
    I'd go with the single 7970, 3930K, and the SSD. Reason being is that you can always drop in another 7970 at any time if you find that the performance isn't acceptable. On the other hand, is there any reason (video encoding, editing, etc.) other than CF scaling that you're getting a 3930K?

    If not, I think you can just go with the 3820 or actually you can probably save a ton of money by going with a Z77/i7 3770K setup.

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