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September 7, 2013 4:02:23 PM

Hello. Recently, I decided that I wanted to build a gaming rig, one that would last me for quite a while. I want the absolute best that I can get with the amount presented. I have one built, and I would like to know what people think of it. Also, if one of you think that you can create a better build, post the build you think is better, and why it is better. Optionally, if anyone would improve on the build, it'd also be greatly appreciated. For any suggestions regarding builds, I would like to ask that they all come from one place. So, for example, all of these parts are from NEWEGG. Also, I am completely fine with the build's prices rising a little above 3000$, but 3200$ is the most that I want the computer to cost. Here is the current build:

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA/THUNDERFX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N780OC-3GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card (I was deciding between this, or 770 SLI. I am only going to be using one monitor.)

Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

RAM: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M2A2133C9

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 CH-9000011-NA Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Monitor: ASUS VX238H Black 23" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor

Mouse: RAZER Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical/Laser 6400 dpi Mamba Elite Ergonomic Wireless Gaming

Software: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Airflow Case Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050004-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Airflow Case Fan

Pressure Case Fans: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition CO-9050006-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Static Pressure Case Fan

Water Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler

That would be it. Like I said, if you can improve on the build, or just suggest a new one entirely, it would be appreciated.

Edit: Forgot to mention, I need networking, and that's why I'm using a motherboard w/ wireless LAN. Thanks for the responses so far.
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September 7, 2013 4:08:13 PM

The SSD -- I would get a bigger and better one, like a Samsung 256GB 840 Pro.

And if your aren't in a hurry, wait and buy everything around Black Friday -- you could save a lot.
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September 7, 2013 4:08:26 PM

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Hello. Recently, I decided that I wanted to build a gaming rig, one that would last me for quite a while. I want the absolute best that I can get with the amount presented. I have one built, and I would like to know what people think of it. Also, if one of you think that you can create a better build, post the build you think is better, and why it is better. Optionally, if anyone would improve on the build, it'd also be greatly appreciated. For any suggestions regarding builds, I would like to ask that they all come from one place. So, for example, all of these parts are from NEWEGG. Also, I am completely fine with the build's prices rising a little above 3000$, but 3200$ is the most that I want the computer to cost. Here is the current build:

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA/THUNDERFX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N780OC-3GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

RAM: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M2A2133C9

SSD: Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F128GBGS-BK 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 CH-9000011-NA Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Monitor: ASUS VX238H Black 23" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor

Mouse: RAZER Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical/Laser 6400 dpi Mamba Elite Ergonomic Wireless Gaming

Software: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Airflow Case Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050004-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Airflow Case Fan

Pressure Case Fans: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition CO-9050006-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Static Pressure Case Fan

Water Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler

That would be it. Like I said, if you can improve on the build, or just suggest a new one entirely, it would be appreciated.




The only differences I would make would be to get 16GB of RAM, a Samsung 256GB PRO SSD, a WD BLACK (not blue) HDD, and get performance edition Corsair fans rather than quiet edition (I assume they are going on your radiator). Also I just noticed that your build is based off of Ivy bridge. Any reason why you chose that over the newer Haswell?
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September 7, 2013 4:20:09 PM

Cheaper Haha. And, the Ivy`s stock clock is higher. Alright, after switching to the Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and the WD Black HDD, I`m sitting at about 3050$ (Excluding shipping costs).
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September 7, 2013 4:29:13 PM

You can get two 7970's for the price of a 780 (Or even a 7990). Also for a $3000 build, I would expect at least tripple 7970's, or maybe triple 770 4GB SLI...

Better yet, with your budget a 1440p monitor should be easily doable...
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September 7, 2013 4:58:56 PM

If you want a power house gaming rig then take a look at this one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($539.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.01 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2871.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-07 19:57 EDT-0400)


If you prefer the Corsair H100i then you can easily swap out the Noctua for that and there's even room to add some case fans.
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September 7, 2013 5:07:03 PM

This one is a bit different;

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($539.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.41 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2975.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-07 20:06 EDT-0400)
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