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January 17, 2014 7:13:14 PM

My tower died and i want to build a new one in the next 6 months or less. It want a gaming beast that will be able to hold its own for the next 4-5 years. Here are the parts i was thinking about using.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($529.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Black Edition EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($484.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($408.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($736.13 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($736.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 900D ATX Full Tower Case ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($177.70 @ OutletPC)
Total: $4252.88

the two SSDs will be in RAID 0 giving me 512gb of super fast storage for the OS, and the two 1tbs will be in RAID 1 . The the RAID 1 array will be partitioned in 2 512gb sections. this will allow system back on one partition and extra storage on the other half.

I am aware i didn't list any cooling this is because i will be building a custom twin water cooled loop, one for the gpu's ending in a 4x120mm radiator and one one for the cpu & motherboard ending in its own 4x120mm radiator.

my max for this build is $6,000 including a new monitor and the to be created water cooling.

What are you thoughts i want the best bang for my buck, price isnt so much an issue as much as wasting money one items i don't need or that wont improve my performance.


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January 17, 2014 7:18:16 PM

I would start with 16GB of memory (which you still dont need for gaming)...can always add more if you ever feel the need to. Other than that, (since money isnt an issue) sweet build dude.
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January 17, 2014 7:45:59 PM

Not really all that valuable to stripe a set of SSDs unless you really need to move/read some data (also formats out to like 465GB). The average PC just can't generate the queue depths needed to use that performance. I did it a few years ago for increased single partition size, but now 500GB drives are fairly cheap whereas they used to be over a dollar a GB.
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January 17, 2014 8:27:04 PM

I would wait for the newer nvidia video cards in march...then hold out for the haswell e cpu latter this year are dropping.
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