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since you and I are the kings of overkill


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VABuckeye











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ILikeLSUToo
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What is wrong with overkill! 32gb of ram sounds like a headache though!



I've found that 4 x 8gb sticks play well with Z77, not that 32gb is necessary.

To OP: As others have said, it's not the best configuration for the money. Most computer buyers fall into one of the following categories:

1. People who know about computers enough to understand the value of the parts you put in, but will have no use for it because they can build their own and probably have.

2. People who want to play computer games but don't know what they need, so they'll likely consult a company or friend rather than drop $3 grand on a PC they know nothing about, from a stranger on Craigslist.

But yes, there will be the occasional craigslist shopper who has more money than sense.

But honestly, your best bet is to dismantle the thing, clean/dust off the components real well, find any original boxes you've kept, accessories, cables, etc., and sell the individual parts on forums (and ebay if you have to, but they'll take 12.9% in fees between the listing and the paypal transaction).

PC components that aren't obsolete have a pretty good resale value, and you're likely to sell most or all of those parts much faster than you would selling a less-than-optimally configured overkill machine. This is just my opinion, having been in the business for over 10 years.






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Tiguar
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stout
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(and ebay if you have to, but they'll take 12.9% in fees between the listing and the paypal transaction).



Anyone can open an Amazon seller account now days and the total fees are 8% give or take.






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puffulufogous
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Try Craigslist first to see if you get any suckers. Then /r/hardwareswap or eBay. Most of the reddit buyers aren't going to give you near retail, but neither will ebay buyers. You'll probably sell for higher on eBay but then you have to deal with fees. Good luck to you.





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bluebarracuda
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I'll buy that 3770k for like $200...

But $2500 is still way too much for this. I can build a far better build for $2k






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grif82
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I can build a far better build for $2k


Well, it does have a Titan






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VABuckeye
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3770K
16 Gigs Ram
Two EVGA 680 Classifieds in SLI
Cosmos II Case
Swiftech H20-320 Elite WC Kit
ASUS Maximus V Extreme motherboard (qualifies just by itself)
Seasonic Platinum-1000 power supply
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB

plus fans, etc., etc., etc.






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RTS001
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The titan alone is 1000$





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stout
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I mean that's a nice build but it's not on the level of overkill as Coyotes. He takes the Overkill King crown running away and no one else is really close IMO.


I am jealous of that SSD though.






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VABuckeye
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The titan alone is 1000$


Retail. What is it used?






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VABuckeye
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Fair enough.

The motherboard and power supply are beyond overkill though. I wouldn't have even considered that motherboard if I hadn't found a great deal on it because it is way beyond my capabilities in what it can do.






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stout
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Well, it does have a Titan



And he was gaming in 1080P







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stout
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I had to google that MOBO. It does look ridiculous.

Thank god I am an AMD CPU fanboy. Their MOBOs are cheap even for great ones.






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LSU Coyote
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Titan used is still 1k ATM.

I sold my 690 5-6months after I bought it for 1k for 900.

GPUs and CPUs hold value.






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VABuckeye
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I'm thinking about selling the 680s and the EVGA backboards and waterblocks. I'm not happy with how SLI works with 2 monitors. It flat out sucks because SLI in fact does not work with two monitors. You need 3 identical monitors to do any type of surround. I'm thinking of going back to AMD because of it and waiting for the next generation to come out. I can stick 6950s in Crossfire in it in the interim.

The Classifieds should both pull in over $500 each and the backboard and water colling kits for them will pull in retail as they are in high demand with limited availability from EVGA.



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Srbtiger06
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Thank god I am an AMD CPU fanboy. Their MOBOs are cheap even for great ones.


I was seriously considering an 8350 because of Intel prices. I ended up getting my 3770k for $200 and a ASRock Z77-Extreme 6 for $100 though. I was actually at MicroCenter that day with every intent of buying the 8350

How do you like it so far?






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stout
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How do you like it so far?



No issues. I am pulling a decent physics score with no OC yet. I may break down and water cool it just to push it a little.






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ILikeLSUToo
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Well, it does have a Titan



Nothing really terribly wrong with having a Titan. They're the hot item now. Although you can crossfire 7970s for less. And if you're gaming in 1080p, there's no reason to do more than 1 7970 IMO. But the real issues are with decisions like the 128GB SSD, which is a bit skimpy given the scale of the rest of the build and the reasonable SSD prices nowadays. (although OP did say he has a 500GB SSD laying around).

Then of course there's the decision to use Windows 8. Whatever, it can be uninstalled or set up to have a similar interface to Win 7.

Money could've been shifted around. Very good/better mid towers can be had for less than the Corsair. Can easily cut the RAM in half, shop around for the best bang for buck (latency/speed) 16gb kit. For PSU, might've gone with an 80-plus Gold Seasonic for slightly less. Then there's that overpriced "enthusiast" motherboard. You could've gotten an ASRock Extreme6 with Thunderbolt for at least $70 less.

Then there's all the peripherals, but I'll leave that alone.



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VABuckeye
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I'm interested in your thoughts on my graphics dilemma. I want to utilize two monitors for the time being and SLI offers a bad situation in that regard.

By your thoughts I mean all of y'all.



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