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March 11, 2014 10:25:10 AM

Ok, so you all may think me a little crazy when you read this, but I really dont care. Start of story. At my dads house, I have a really nice gaming pc that I use 5 days of the week, it has a i7 3960x, 16GB of 1866 ram, asus rampage extreme motherboard, 256gb ssd, gtx 780ti 3 way sli, all water cooled. I need to upgrade my computer at my moms though. I just got my paycheck, and I have a grand total of 1700 dollars to work with. So here is the thing. At my moms house, every 3 or so years I build a new computer mirroring that of the maximum pc "Dream Machine" that was released the year of the last time I built a new pc for her house. This works for me, as I do not game that much, I just need a programming workstation and ssh terminal so I can access my servers etc. etc, and I do not use the computer at my moms house often, but I would like the option to game if I want to, so would it make sense to mirror the maximum pc build of 2012? Here is the parts list I have now.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37XUH) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37XUH/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37XUH/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623i72600k) |-
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $94.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk) | $139.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1b...) | $64.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $89.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $41.94 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt6010110...) (2-Way SLI) | $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt6010110...) (2-Way SLI) | $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Cooler Master COSMOS SE ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-cos5000...) | $149.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx750...) | $115.98 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1382.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 13:21 EDT-0400 |




I would like to know if you think I am crazy, or if this is a decent build, and if I should go for it. I am not really interested in buying dual 770's or a 4770k or anything. let me know about the parts. Also, can you let me know if the 680's I have selected will work in the cooler master cosmos se case? I have heard they may not fit. Thanks in advance!

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March 11, 2014 10:32:22 AM

Unless you are OClocking, use an aftermarket fan or stock fan.
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March 11, 2014 10:36:19 AM

lackysami said:
thesupergeek said:
Ok, so you all may think me a little crazy when you read this, but I really dont care. Start of story. At my dads house, I have a really nice gaming pc that I use 5 days of the week, it has a i7 3960x, 16GB of 1866 ram, asus rampage extreme motherboard, 256gb ssd, gtx 780ti 3 way sli, all water cooled. I need to upgrade my computer at my moms though. I just got my paycheck, and I have a grand total of 1700 dollars to work with. So here is the thing. At my moms house, every 3 or so years I build a new computer mirroring that of the maximum pc "Dream Machine" that was released the year of the last time I built a new pc for her house. This works for me, as I do not game that much, I just need a programming workstation and ssh terminal so I can access my servers etc. etc, and I do not use the computer at my moms house often, but I would like the option to game if I want to, so would it make sense to mirror the maximum pc build of 2012? Here is the parts list I have now.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37XUH) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37XUH/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37XUH/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623i72600k) |-
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $94.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk) | $139.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1b...) | $64.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $89.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $41.94 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt6010110...) (2-Way SLI) | $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt6010110...) (2-Way SLI) | $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Cooler Master COSMOS SE ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-cos5000...) | $149.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx750...) | $115.98 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1382.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 13:21 EDT-0400 |




I would like to know if you think I am crazy, or if this is a decent build, and if I should go for it. I am not really interested in buying dual 770's or a 4770k or anything. let me know about the parts. Also, can you let me know if the 680's I have selected will work in the cooler master cosmos se case? I have heard they may not fit. Thanks in advance!


i don't know about the case if it will fit these but you could get Full tower which would fit everything and get good airflow. and for PSU i would change to XFX or Seasonic one.



This model PSU uses the same capacitors as seasonic, and it has gotten pretty good reviews, seasonic PSU's are just so expensive, and i do not want to break $1600. Do I really need a different power supply?
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March 11, 2014 10:37:11 AM

seekheart said:
Unless you are OClocking, use an aftermarket fan or stock fan.


I will be overclocking, and reduced noise is better for me, so I will stick with the h100i
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