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June 27, 2013 6:26:54 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($275.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($437.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($663.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($274.78 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $4308.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-27 09:22 EDT-0400)

I already have two 24 inch 60hz monitors, so I`m planning on putting that one in the middle of them.
Do you think this PC would be able to run games like crysis 3 or bf3 (bf4 too) on max settings at 120fps+, while recording with fraps?
I also plan to do lots of video rendering and rendering animations in cinema 4d with this pc.
If you`re wondering about the storage, one of the drives will be just for fraps and rendered videos, because they tend to take up a lot of space. The SSD will be for all of my steam games and stuff like photoshop.

Let me know what you guys think!

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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2013 6:32:22 AM

well this will def work but do you need 32GB of ram? 16gb should suffice. also im assuming you can get to a microcenter
a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2013 6:32:45 AM

That's one hell of a build. I believe that it will be able to play them maxed at 120+fps. One 780 will easily play BF3 beyond 80fps. As for BF4 really I can't say because the game isn't out yet.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2013 6:38:21 AM

Basically, for crysis 3 at max... No Not even on a single 1440 monitor for that one title, you'd be lucky to get 60-70 fps. But crysis is always the exception :p 

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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2013 6:44:51 AM

That looks close to my build. One thing you may not need is the Rampage motherboard if you'll only ever be using two video cards. I have the pro version which can handle up to 3. At that level, it's just a matter of preference, though. You'll need that PSU if you plan to add more 780s at some point, for sure.

You may have issues trying to pair the 3rd monitor that is not like the other two in a surround setup. I would say you should pick up two more of the Asus 144Hz monitors. Across 3 screens, you won't be getting 120+, but you surely will on one. My framerates with everything pegged are over 120fps pretty regularly in BF3 with full-on AA and details. Also, from what I understand, newer versions of FRAPS doesn't drop framerates nearly as much as the older versions did. Plus, Nvidia will be introducing their own video recording software (ShadowPlay) within the next month or two that minimizes the impact on framerates and encodes straight to H.264.

I would get another 120 or 128GB SSD and put just the OS/System utilities on it. That way, if a new SATA standard comes out (eg SATA IV), you can quickly replace your OS drive with an equally small faster drive while boosting overall system performance after an architecture upgrade (though it may require a new Windows license).

Also, I'm not sold on Windows 8 yet. I don't think it's worth the quirkiness or the two separate interfaces. I'm curious to see what the 8.1 release has to offer, but still think it's more geared toward a touchscreen environment.

Other than that, it's an awesome specimen.