32G RAM Gaming Rig $1500 - Built for Dimmdriving !

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Just recently somebody asked me for info on a gaming rig that would work well with Dimmdrive.  I've put together some specs to build a pretty monster gaming system for around $1500.  This system features 32G of RAM for a monster ramdrive size and a Nvidia GTX 770 4GB GPU with a heavily OC'able, liquid cooled, 3770k.  


Here you go!


This system is very close to another system that I recently built, and that system was able to benchmark Dimmdrive on it with speeds between 7,000MB/s to 10,200 MB/s!  




CPU:  Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($249.99 @ Microcenter) 
CPU Cooler:  Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($104.98 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard:  Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($84.98 @ Outlet PC) 
Video Card:  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card  ($448.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case:  Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive:  Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.98 @ Outlet PC) 
Total: $1461.03


Here is a link to the build:  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gd49


You'd supply your OS (likely from your existing PC) and toss in all your old hard drives, keyboard, mouse, and monitors as well.

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That's a very interesting site!  I wish you could just click the RAM field and increase it up to 32G.


PC Gaming rigs are so varied that I suppose even 50 build sites wouldn't cover all the options :)

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I build PCs for people fairly often. I find this site to be spot on most of the time. Of course I make my own personal tweaks and changes depending on it's specific application but that site saves me a lot of time by giving me a good foundation to start with

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Why the GTX 770?

The GTX 960 is OVER $100 cheaper... and performance is comparable...


GeForce GTX 770     6,148    $329.99

GeForce GTX 960     6,023    $199.99


Thats the card Im getting...


Same with your CPU choice... Same performance... $170 cheaper...


Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz     9,622     $379.00

AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core              9,592      $209.99


Oh and liquid cooling wouldent be required...


So with those changes you could build one for $1100


That is what Im building for my youtube/streaming PC right now...

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I think one of the reasons people get the i7 is due to single-thread performance boost over AMD.  So while multi-threading they may be comparable, I think (not 100% sure) Intel's single thread is still superior.


That being said, not sure how relevant it is with today's systems/games :)


Oh that post about the 770?  That's from 2013 :)

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