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January 13, 2014 5:01:18 PM

My build can be seen Below. I was trying to make a gaming machine under $2000. I have other parts from older computers like optical drives and multi-card reader. I also have an old 80GB SSD from my PS3 for a second drive.
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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($439.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-EW MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Enermax Platimax 1350W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($359.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1867.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 20:00 EST-0500)

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January 13, 2014 5:09:15 PM

I see some burned money there. 32GB of RAM is major overkill, especially for a gaming build. You don't need anywhere near a 1350W PSU. You may want to consider an Intel build with your budget. Check the benchmarks for the games you want to play, but Intel systems are generally better for gaming.

One thing that NEEDS to be changed is the case. You picked a micro ATX case which will not work with your ATX motherboard and large GPU.
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January 13, 2014 5:17:32 PM

I was going for future expansion... I know 32GB is overkill, people keep saying that... Ok the case I picked was supposed to be compatible with the ATX but ok, it wasn't my 1st choice but I was going for looks... I do have an Intel build I am currently doing but I thought since I only officially have universal parts right now that I might change it up mid stream... My Intel one is a $3000 system...
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January 13, 2014 5:44:03 PM

Unless you're working with extremely large files, this system will never utilize more than 8GB of RAM. It will be outdated and replaced before you ever need 16GB (stressing the word, "need"), let alone 32GB of RAM. Same goes for your hard drive.

Unless you're ripping your entire movie library or recording tons of television programming, you'll likely never need more than a 2TB drive. I currently have 139 hours of television programs totaling all of 181GB of space, recorded on my HTPC.

As for your power supply, serious overkill. For a single graphics card solution, a 500 watt power supply would be sufficient. For an SLI set up, I'd probably be looking at an 850 watt PSU. By the way, my stance on Crossfire/SLI is: Do it now or don't do it at all. I would not even consider a Tri-SLI set up.

I'd probably give your current build... about a "7".

-Wolf sends

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As far as a $3000 Intel system is concerned:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.59 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.64 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($158.86 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2868.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 20:58 EST-0500)

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January 13, 2014 6:00:37 PM

Well, for some reason my current computer used 2GB of ram all the time for some stupid reason... so I figured that if I overkill it I wouldn't have to worry about any anomalies... I was thinking of using the computer to record tv permanently instead of these damn dvrs that can't... Well, it would be used for movies and other non kid stuff ;)  lol. Yeah I was thinking of running SLI but there's no way I could afford 2 at the same time...
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January 13, 2014 6:01:35 PM

Drop to 16GB, drop the PSU to a 1000 still gives plenty of room for SLI, drop the HD to a 2GB and up your GPU to a Asus 780 and get a 128GB SSD for OS and primary apps, all would go well in a HAF 912 or 922
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January 13, 2014 6:03:36 PM

Excluding the monitors, this is what I was in the process of doing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme9 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($339.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($390.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($769.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($769.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($161.31 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 1300W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($280.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $5357.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 21:02 EST-0500)
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January 13, 2014 7:11:41 PM

The only reason to go with socket 2011 was for dual x16 slots in a Crossfire/SLI configuration. Even with today's high-end cards, such a configuration is not needed. I would also note that the motherboard you have listed here does not support dual x16 slots. Each PCI-Ex16 slot runs in x8 mode. Switch to socket 1150 and save $100.

Not a big fan of water-cooling, but ok.
RAM is still overkill. Even in my build, 16GB of RAM was overkill.
Power supply is still overkill.

You have seven monitors listed. I think six is the max for any graphics card solution and maybe four for your solution. I could be wrong here.

-Wolf sends

Sorry. My Bad. If you're a cable TV subscriber and your company offers cablecard solutions, add a Ceton InfiniTV6 PCI-E to your build for $300.

-Ws
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January 13, 2014 7:29:37 PM

The AMD GA-990FXA-UD5 supports 2x16 XFire - however most all 1150 mobos only can go 8x8, the 2011 can go 16x16 they have plenty of PCI-E lanes
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January 13, 2014 7:35:52 PM

Didn't know about the Gigabyte board.
I know most 1150 boards only do x8/x8.
While most 2011 boards do x16/x16, this one specifically states:

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Slots: 5X PCI-Express 3.0 X16 Slots(run at X8, NVIDIA Quad/ 3-Way/ SLI & AMD Quad/ 3-Way/ CrossFireX), 1X PCI-Express 2.0 X1 Slot


-Wolf sends
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January 13, 2014 7:48:59 PM

it's hard to pick what board cause this part picker site doesn't list all specs...
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January 13, 2014 7:51:46 PM

The Rock EX9 supports up to 4 way at X8 can run 2 way in X16 using slots 1-4 where 2 and 5 will be at 0
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January 13, 2014 7:53:01 PM

Asrock's site states Extreme9 - 5 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5: x8/8/8/8 mode or x16/0/16/0 mode; PCIE6: x8 mode)
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January 13, 2014 7:56:50 PM

and correction, the 1st build I was going to do originally was $2500 but then I started adding and adding and upgrading each part, so it's more like a $4500 unit now without the monitors...
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January 13, 2014 7:58:18 PM

Yes, same as I said, dual in slots 1-4 and 2-5 go to 0 (won't run)
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