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July 22, 2013 7:05:23 AM

The specs will be as follows.

i7 3930K (Sorry I made a typo and put 3970k)

Asus LGA 2011 Mothboard

GTX690

16GB RAM

3TB HDD 1.5TB HDD 1TBHDD 500GBSDD

Default cooling for CPU, no overclocking.

A few case fans with proper air circulation, two for fresh air coming in, two sucking hot air coming out, Air Conditioned room, the AC air facing the fans sucking air in.

A really good ATX case I found in my basement. It is apparently like 200 bucks.

I play Crysis 3 and want to know if I can max it out at least 30FPS.

My old System was a Core 2 Quad Q8500 with a GTX 470.

That could barely max out Crysis at 30FPS it was like 24 max.

That was the system I had when I was like 10. I am 13 now and I made a bet with someone and if I won they had to buy me ALL the parts for a computer of choice. (This person is really rich he owns a restaurant down where I live)

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a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 7:20:54 AM

Easily. The GTX 690 is the most powerful GPU on the market (for gaming) and the i7 will be great for Crysis 3.

Enjoy! :D 

One thing though - I think you mean i7 3970X - there is no i7 3970K. :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 7:24:35 AM

Better: Get 2 770s in SLI. It should give a fifteen percent increase.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 7:40:13 AM

That build would solidly rock most any games out (overkill comes to mind here) and will still be relevant in a few years. The socket 2011 CPU's do not come with cooling at all - it is aftermarket cooling only - I threw this together fairly quickly

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($999.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($333.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.57 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $3977.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 10:32 EDT-0400)

First, I couldn't find a K processor so I went for the extreme X CPU.
A watercooling (all-in-one but expandable) solution is included
4 x 4GB ram used to take advantage of quad channel function
two identical HDD's for RAID1 if desired
SeaSonic Platinum 860 is about the best of the best for PSU's
I just threw in a case for the heck of it
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July 23, 2013 7:06:22 AM

Jared Hodge said:
The specs will be as follows.

i7 3930K (Sorry I made a typo and put 3970k)

Asus LGA 2011 Mothboard

GTX690

16GB RAM

3TB HDD 1.5TB HDD 1TBHDD 500GBSDD

Default cooling for CPU, no overclocking.

A few case fans with proper air circulation, two for fresh air coming in, two sucking hot air coming out, Air Conditioned room, the AC air facing the fans sucking air in.

A really good ATX case I found in my basement. It is apparently like 200 bucks.

I play Crysis 3 and want to know if I can max it out at least 30FPS.

My old System was a Core 2 Quad Q8500 with a GTX 470.

That could barely max out Crysis at 30FPS it was like 24 max.

That was the system I had when I was like 10. I am 13 now and I made a bet with someone and if I won they had to buy me ALL the parts for a computer of choice. (This person is really rich he owns a restaurant down where I live)


C12Friedman said:
That build would solidly rock most any games out (overkill comes to mind here) and will still be relevant in a few years. The socket 2011 CPU's do not come with cooling at all - it is aftermarket cooling only - I threw this together fairly quickly

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($999.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($333.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.57 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $3977.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 10:32 EDT-0400)

First, I couldn't find a K processor so I went for the extreme X CPU.
A watercooling (all-in-one but expandable) solution is included
4 x 4GB ram used to take advantage of quad channel function
two identical HDD's for RAID1 if desired
SeaSonic Platinum 860 is about the best of the best for PSU's
I just threw in a case for the heck of it


Shoot, didn't realize that. I'll get that cooler you suggested.

Another thing. I want to OC soon, so anything that'll get me to 4.0GHZ?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2013 7:34:23 AM

And now the news says the Swiftech H220 will no longer be available in the US - frivolous (IMO) lawsuit thingy but if really looking to overclock that 150W CPU I might suggest a custom loop - how is that old case you have set aside setup for fans (radiators)? Might a custom loop be a possibility?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2013 7:37:50 AM

Jared Hodge said:
Jared Hodge said:
The specs will be as follows.

i7 3930K (Sorry I made a typo and put 3970k)

Asus LGA 2011 Mothboard

GTX690

16GB RAM

3TB HDD 1.5TB HDD 1TBHDD 500GBSDD

Default cooling for CPU, no overclocking.

A few case fans with proper air circulation, two for fresh air coming in, two sucking hot air coming out, Air Conditioned room, the AC air facing the fans sucking air in.

A really good ATX case I found in my basement. It is apparently like 200 bucks.

I play Crysis 3 and want to know if I can max it out at least 30FPS.

My old System was a Core 2 Quad Q8500 with a GTX 470.

That could barely max out Crysis at 30FPS it was like 24 max.

That was the system I had when I was like 10. I am 13 now and I made a bet with someone and if I won they had to buy me ALL the parts for a computer of choice. (This person is really rich he owns a restaurant down where I live)


C12Friedman said:
That build would solidly rock most any games out (overkill comes to mind here) and will still be relevant in a few years. The socket 2011 CPU's do not come with cooling at all - it is aftermarket cooling only - I threw this together fairly quickly

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($999.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($333.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.57 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $3977.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 10:32 EDT-0400)

First, I couldn't find a K processor so I went for the extreme X CPU.
A watercooling (all-in-one but expandable) solution is included
4 x 4GB ram used to take advantage of quad channel function
two identical HDD's for RAID1 if desired
SeaSonic Platinum 860 is about the best of the best for PSU's
I just threw in a case for the heck of it


Shoot, didn't realize that. I'll get that cooler you suggested.

Another thing. I want to OC soon, so anything that'll get me to 4.0GHZ?


The Swiftech will do it easily, but you can do much better for the GPU. 2 GTX 770s are stronger in SLI (690 is two 680s in SLI on one board), cheaper, and should give another 15% in power.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2013 7:37:50 AM

Jared Hodge said:
Jared Hodge said:
The specs will be as follows.

i7 3930K (Sorry I made a typo and put 3970k)

Asus LGA 2011 Mothboard

GTX690

16GB RAM

3TB HDD 1.5TB HDD 1TBHDD 500GBSDD

Default cooling for CPU, no overclocking.

A few case fans with proper air circulation, two for fresh air coming in, two sucking hot air coming out, Air Conditioned room, the AC air facing the fans sucking air in.

A really good ATX case I found in my basement. It is apparently like 200 bucks.

I play Crysis 3 and want to know if I can max it out at least 30FPS.

My old System was a Core 2 Quad Q8500 with a GTX 470.

That could barely max out Crysis at 30FPS it was like 24 max.

That was the system I had when I was like 10. I am 13 now and I made a bet with someone and if I won they had to buy me ALL the parts for a computer of choice. (This person is really rich he owns a restaurant down where I live)


C12Friedman said:
That build would solidly rock most any games out (overkill comes to mind here) and will still be relevant in a few years. The socket 2011 CPU's do not come with cooling at all - it is aftermarket cooling only - I threw this together fairly quickly

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($999.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($333.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.57 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $3977.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 10:32 EDT-0400)

First, I couldn't find a K processor so I went for the extreme X CPU.
A watercooling (all-in-one but expandable) solution is included
4 x 4GB ram used to take advantage of quad channel function
two identical HDD's for RAID1 if desired
SeaSonic Platinum 860 is about the best of the best for PSU's
I just threw in a case for the heck of it


Shoot, didn't realize that. I'll get that cooler you suggested.

Another thing. I want to OC soon, so anything that'll get me to 4.0GHZ?


The Swiftech will do it easily, but you can do much better for the GPU. 2 GTX 770s are stronger in SLI (690 is two 680s in SLI on one board), cheaper, and should give another 15% in power.
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July 25, 2013 6:56:56 AM

Thanatos Telos said:
Jared Hodge said:
Jared Hodge said:
The specs will be as follows.

i7 3930K (Sorry I made a typo and put 3970k)

Asus LGA 2011 Mothboard

GTX690

16GB RAM

3TB HDD 1.5TB HDD 1TBHDD 500GBSDD

Default cooling for CPU, no overclocking.

A few case fans with proper air circulation, two for fresh air coming in, two sucking hot air coming out, Air Conditioned room, the AC air facing the fans sucking air in.

A really good ATX case I found in my basement. It is apparently like 200 bucks.

I play Crysis 3 and want to know if I can max it out at least 30FPS.

My old System was a Core 2 Quad Q8500 with a GTX 470.

That could barely max out Crysis at 30FPS it was like 24 max.

That was the system I had when I was like 10. I am 13 now and I made a bet with someone and if I won they had to buy me ALL the parts for a computer of choice. (This person is really rich he owns a restaurant down where I live)


C12Friedman said:
That build would solidly rock most any games out (overkill comes to mind here) and will still be relevant in a few years. The socket 2011 CPU's do not come with cooling at all - it is aftermarket cooling only - I threw this together fairly quickly

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($999.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($333.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.57 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($280.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $3977.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 10:32 EDT-0400)

First, I couldn't find a K processor so I went for the extreme X CPU.
A watercooling (all-in-one but expandable) solution is included
4 x 4GB ram used to take advantage of quad channel function
two identical HDD's for RAID1 if desired
SeaSonic Platinum 860 is about the best of the best for PSU's
I just threw in a case for the heck of it


Shoot, didn't realize that. I'll get that cooler you suggested.

Another thing. I want to OC soon, so anything that'll get me to 4.0GHZ?


The Swiftech will do it easily, but you can do much better for the GPU. 2 GTX 770s are stronger in SLI (690 is two 680s in SLI on one board), cheaper, and should give another 15% in power.


I'll look into the two GTX 680's. I wanted to get the 690, because with two graphics cards, the heat create too much stress, and plus I might look into some neon lights and water cooing, and space is must right now. I found the case model it's a COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942.
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