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$4000 budget build &looking for input

Im gonna sell my current GTX 680 SLI gaming machine i bought last year and these were the components i was thinking on using. However i would like it to look flashy and any advice on led fans and strips would be appreciated , also any components that look cool that fill the 5.25 bays like those fan readout screens i wouldnt mind and if possible can i get colored cables?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/di4medollaz/saved/2y1n thats what i came up with

Is there any parts i should switch? please any help would be greatly appreciated before i put order in. Dont need monitor or OS and dont mind going over $4000. I want crazy high benchmark scores

The pc im upgrading from , also would like to know how much of a upgrade this build would be? This is whats in it ,and what should i sell it for you think.

Graphic Card: 2X EVGA GTX 680 SLI
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE
CPU: intel i5 2500k Heatsink: NOCTUNA NH-D14
HDD: 1x WD 2TB HDD CAVIAR BLACK 6GBPS 1X 1TB CAVIAR GREEN 6GBPS
SSD: 1X 120gb intel 520 serie ssd 1X 120gb OCZ VERTEX 3 MAX IOPS SSD
Case: ANTEC FULL SIZE DARKFLEET DF-85
Power supply: 850w gold certificate Corsair Enthusiast Series power supply
Memory: 8GB corsair 4GBX2 VENGEANCE high profile "wich are to big too add more for my massive noctuna"
Speakers: energy take classic 5.1 running from my sony str1040 reciever to my video card OPTICAL: BLURAY BURNER AND PLAYER BY ASUS
ADD ON: 7.1 AUZENTECH MERDIAN SOUND CARD
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  1. If you have a $4000+ budget, I think you need to go workstation grade with dual processors.
    This will do absolutely anything without any complaints. You might also consider adding another GTX 780.
    https://teksyndicate.com/videos/build-workstation-pc-our-dual-xeon-build-and-guidelines-help-yours
  2. Your old PC could probably fetch anywhere from $1000 to $1300.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($321.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($259.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($123.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($177.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($207.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $3486.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-11 12:15 EDT-0400)

    A bit more:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($559.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($416.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($123.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($177.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($639.99 @ NCIX US)
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($207.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $4011.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-11 12:19 EDT-0400)


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    Consider this case


    Frozen CPU has a ton of LED lights, case mods, etc.

    You'll definitely see a huge increase in performance, but you're going to need a 4K monitor or a multi monitor configuration to utilize it all.

    I would wait till AMD releases the 290X before you buy.
  3. dont change anything from your old build, your current pc is totaly fine.


    phantek primo full tower case
    custome waterloop

    i5-2500k and gtx 680 sli is totaly fine... wait for maxwell...
    upgrading to gtx 780 not worth it.
  4. lol $1000 to $1300 is all you think i will get for my gtx 680 sli rig. That sucks i thought i would get a little more. i paid that for the graphics cards alone 7 months ago plus i have warrantys and reciepts and boxes still.
    Ah well i guess i will price low too get rid of it faster.

    About my build why didnt you add 32gb of ram , you added only 16gb and the 4770k is fine forme im thinking.
    And a third gtx 780 wont really boost performance that much will it? And that MSI Z87 XPOWER XL motherboard is looking better to me then the asus ROG maximus extreme. Also i will need more hd space so 2 3tb drives are what im thinking and the WD RED cause my pc is on 24/7

    I am buying a 4k 75" inch TV soon that my new $4000 build will be connected on. Also the next gen of consoles "ps4" is here soon so games especially ports and AAA titles will become better on PC im guessing.

    Maybe wait for Amd`s R9 290X? Thing is i sold my 7950 CF for the gtx 680 SLI in the first place cause the micro stutter was terrible for me for some reason and the drivers kinda sucked lol
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    di4medollaz said:
    lol $1000 to $1300 is all you think i will get for my gtx 680 sli rig. That sucks i thought i would get a little more. i paid that for the graphics cards alone 7 months ago plus i have warrantys and reciepts and boxes still.
    Ah well i guess i will price low too get rid of it faster.

    About my build why didnt you add 32gb of ram , you added only 16gb and the 4770k is fine forme im thinking.
    And a third gtx 780 wont really boost performance that much will it? And that MSI Z87 XPOWER XL motherboard is looking better to me then the asus ROG maximus extreme. Also i will need more hd space so 2 3tb drives are what im thinking and the WD RED cause my pc is on 24/7

    I am buying a 4k 75" inch TV soon that my new $4000 build will be connected on. Also the next gen of consoles "ps4" is here soon so games especially ports and AAA titles will become better on PC im guessing.

    Maybe wait for Amd`s R9 290X? Thing is i sold my 7950 CF for the gtx 680 SLI in the first place cause the micro stutter was terrible for me for some reason and the drivers kinda sucked lol


    I don't know how much you were expecting to get. Two 680s can be purchased new for $700. I could put together a rig for $700 without a GPU that can outperform the rest of the parts. That's where I get my price from.

    32 GB of RAM is overkill for gaming. Even 16 GB is excessive. I chose the CPU for the additional PCI lanes and upgradeability. A third card will boost the performance. It's the fourth card where the usefulness becomes limited. That's a personal choice on the motherboard. Feel free to add more hard drives.

    For 4K, 2-3 780's should be more than adequate. I would wait, you can look at reviews and see whether the issues have been fixed. If not, the 780 will probably still drop in price.
  6. Maxwell for sure
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