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3,000$ Gaming and Editing PC. Does this configuration work?

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August 16, 2013 11:40:57 PM

Hey there,I am new to building PC's, matter of fact this will be my first time building a PC. :)  If you have find any concerns with the set up or have any feedback, feel free to post it. I will be using this PC to game on, as well as record the gameplay from both console and PC and Video editing / rendering (Some of these question's might be common sense but I would just like these questions to be answered)

1.) Does this motherboard fit in this case?
2.) How many usb slots will there be? I am going to need a lot

This is what I think I'm going to buy..


**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80619i73930k) | $499.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14se2...) | $69.95 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** | [Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-rampageiv...) | $369.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c10q32...) | $289.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $146.25 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $146.25 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42690k...) | $999.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph820m1) | $209.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-plat...) | $197.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-fqc04649) | $124.00 @ Amazon

$3054.38

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August 16, 2013 11:44:57 PM

Yep, looks like your ready to go! Rampage is a great mobo, will take all easily and then some!
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August 16, 2013 11:48:31 PM

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August 16, 2013 11:50:06 PM

atx motherboard with atx case..you're good. especially with a full tower. sometimes the boards can be a little bigger than average, but generally not anything major, and it is easy to figure that one out

do you need 7 Pro for anything? otherwise home premium would work fine. I'd recommend 8, but i can see why you wouldnt want it

you should consider getting an ssd (128 or 256 gb) for windows and important programs..maybe knock off one of the HDD to afford it

i feel like you dont need that card, maybe bump it down to something in the 60-80 range

consider fractal design's selection of cases

be sure to buy some good case fans as well, great cooling doesnt mean as much if the entire thing is roasting in a sauna
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August 16, 2013 11:54:11 PM

MC962

Home Premium only runs up to 16GB of DRAM, this is set for 32GB
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August 16, 2013 11:55:16 PM

Tradesman1 said:
MC962

Home Premium only runs up to 16GB of DRAM, this is set for 32GB


ah, did not know that

nevermind then
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August 16, 2013 11:56:22 PM

Various excesses cut out:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($563.97 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($223.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($239.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.42 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $2800.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 02:51 EDT-0400)

The MB has 4xUSB3.0 and 4XUSB2.0 ports on the back panel, plus 2xUSB3.0 and 2xUSB3.0 ports on the front.

If you want, you can get a 4 usb port bracket to connect to the other headers.

EDIT: You could also grab a 780.
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