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April 5, 2014 11:05:26 AM

Hi there! I have a number of questions to ask, as I am thinking of buying a gaming pc off pcspecialist.co.uk for a budget of £3000. First of all here are the specs of everything I am buying:

Case: CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 600T WHITE MID-TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU) = AMD FX-9590 EIGHT CORE CPU (4.7GHz-5.0GHz/16MB CACHE/AM3+)
Motherboard = ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0. 6 GB/s, CrossFireX/Sli)
Memory (RAM) = 16GB Kingston Dual – DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
1st Graphics Card = 4GB AMD RADEON R9 290X
2nd Graphics Card = 4GB AMD RADEON R9 290X
3rd Graphics Card = 4GB AMD RADEON R9 290X
1st Hard Drive = 500GB 3.5 SATA- ||| 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
2nd Hard Drive = 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2003FZEX, SATA 6 GB/s, 64MB CACHE (7200RPM)
NO RAID
1st DVD/BLU-RAY DRIVE = 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER
Power Supply = CORSAIR 750W RM SERIES MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling = Corsair H100i Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Sound Card = ASUS Xonar DSX
Wireless/Wired Networking = Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E Card
USB Options: 4 Port USB 2.0 Internal PCI Card + Standard USB Ports
Monitor: ASUS MX279H 27” Full HD AH-IPS LED DISPLAY
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K70 Fully Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
Gaming Mouse Pad = Corsair Vengeance MM400 Gaming Mouse Mat
Speakers: Creative GigaWorks T20 Series || 2.0 Multimedia Speakers
Operating System = Windows 8.1 64bit
Total Price = £2999

My main concerns are: Do I need a liquid cooler with the specs I have provided above? (I do not intend to overclock)
Is the power supply I have chosen sufficient enough?
Is it fine to run all these specs on just 1 monitor?

Thank you

Pav

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April 5, 2014 11:07:32 AM

That is an awful amount of money wasted with such an inferior processor.
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April 5, 2014 11:08:35 AM

The FX9590 comes with a liquid cooler. 750w is not even close to being enough for a FX9590 + three 290x.

I REALLY REALLY recommend going with Intel at this price range.
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April 5, 2014 11:12:19 AM

logainofhades said:
That is an awful amount of money wasted with such an inferior processor.


CTurbo said:
The FX9590 comes with a liquid cooler. 750w is not even close to being enough for a FX9590 + three 290x.

I REALLY REALLY recommend going with Intel at this price range.


I find intel so much more expensive and it provides less GHz than my choice of specs. With AMD, I can get so much more with my money, what's your opinion?
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April 5, 2014 11:13:09 AM

why in gods name would you ever need 3 graphics card with a total 16gb of vram? And no u dont need liquid cooling just very good airflow in your case for that ridiculous amount of hardware.
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April 5, 2014 11:14:26 AM

The 9590 comes with a cheap substandard cooler. You would really want an h100i or a custom loop for the 9590.
There is really no reason to go and for the processor. It will bottleneck the three cards. A 4930k will not
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April 5, 2014 11:14:58 AM

Dunlop0078 said:
^ i agree and why in gods name would you ever need 3 graphics card with a total 16gb of vram? And no u dont need liquid cooling just very good airflow in your case for that ridiculous amount of hardware.


I want to buy the ultimate gaming pc which is super powerful, so I just want to fill up my system with 3 graphics cards. What you are saying to do with 16gb ram, is that too little or already too much?
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April 5, 2014 11:15:42 AM

if im spending 3 grand on a pc im for sure buying an intel processor.
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April 5, 2014 11:18:46 AM

For that much get a 4930k and 780tis
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April 5, 2014 11:18:48 AM

Dunlop0078 said:
if im spending 3 grand on a pc im for sure buying an intel processor.


What graphics cards would you put in an intel processor for £3k?
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April 5, 2014 11:19:58 AM

I would choose a 4770k over a FX-9590 too.
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April 5, 2014 11:23:49 AM

This would be equal if not better in gaming for 50% of the price

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mtY2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mtY2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mtY2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£97.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.30 @ Dabs)
Total: £1523.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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April 5, 2014 11:27:51 AM

for gaming no game use's more than 4 gb of vram or man than 8gb or memory your system is overkill by a mile a thousand dollar build will probaly run battlefield 4 just as well or any other game. istead of three graphics cards get 1 titan black gpu with 4gb of vram a intel 4670k and you are golden
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April 5, 2014 11:27:53 AM

This would be two or three times better for over £600 less

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£140.44 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£151.97 @ Dabs)
Total: £2387.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 19:27 BST+0100)
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April 5, 2014 11:30:53 AM

if all you are doing is gaming you dont need a xeon or two graphics card 1 titan black will be better than most duel card setups
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April 5, 2014 11:31:58 AM

And you definatly dont need 16gb or memory
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April 5, 2014 11:32:47 AM

You forgot the case. :p 
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April 5, 2014 11:41:13 AM

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You forgot the case. :p 



Haha just mount it all of a piece of wood! ;) 




OP, what monitor resolution will you be using?
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April 5, 2014 11:45:28 AM

CTurbo said:
This would be two or three times better for over £600 less

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£140.44 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£151.97 @ Dabs)
Total: £2387.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 19:27 BST+0100)


Thanx so much for the help! I will be using 27inch screen in 1080p
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April 5, 2014 11:45:35 AM

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if all you are doing is gaming you dont need a xeon or two graphics card 1 titan black will be better than most duel card setups


One Titan Black is BARELY better in gaming than one GTX780ti. Two 780tis would be way better than one Titan Black.
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April 5, 2014 11:49:21 AM

CTurbo said:
This would be two or three times better for over £600 less

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£140.44 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£151.97 @ Dabs)
Total: £2387.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 19:27 BST+0100)


How much would all of this cost if I do not want to build it? I want it built for me. Where i the best place to purchase where it gets built for me?
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April 5, 2014 11:49:23 AM

Pavel Soulimov said:
CTurbo said:
This would be two or three times better for over £600 less

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£140.44 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£151.97 @ Dabs)
Total: £2387.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 19:27 BST+0100)


Thanx so much for the help! I will be using 27inch screen in 1080p


Then you definitely don't need 3 gpu's. :lol: 
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April 5, 2014 11:50:53 AM

CTurbo said:
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if all you are doing is gaming you dont need a xeon or two graphics card 1 titan black will be better than most duel card setups


One Titan Black is BARELY better in gaming than one GTX780ti. Two 780tis would be way better than one Titan Black.


But wouldn't you think 2, 780ti's are a bit overkill for 1080p? :lol: 
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April 5, 2014 11:54:25 AM

Dude you are wanting to spend £3000 on a PC just to game on a single 1080p monitor? Even this £1500 would be serious overkill for that. How about getting this and then getting a REALLY good 1440p or 1600p monitor for around £600-800.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mtY2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mtY2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mtY2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£97.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.30 @ Dabs)
Total: £1523.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 19:52 BST+0100)
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April 5, 2014 11:57:02 AM

{quote]But wouldn't you think 2, 780ti's are a bit overkill for 1080p? :lol:  [/quote]

Absolutely! Even ONE 780ti is overkill for a single 1080p monitor. I was obviously wrong in assuming that somebody wanting to spend £3000 on a PC would be using at least a triple monitor setup or something.
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April 5, 2014 12:01:28 PM

Yea a Dell 30" would be a great idea for such a setup. :D 
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April 5, 2014 12:02:11 PM

I agree i bet i could get bf4 running at 1080p on high settings with 600 dollars 3000 is soooo far over the top far any gaming pc.
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April 5, 2014 12:09:07 PM

logainofhades said:
Yea a Dell 30" would be a great idea for such a setup. :D 


What do I need, if I intend to buy 3x 3gb nvidia gtx 780 ti (3-way Sli), 16gb Ram, CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor, 2tb hard drive, CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 600T WHITE MID-TOWER CASE.

What sort of monitor, cooling, power supply, motherboard and other stuff if i forgot to mention, do I need? My budget £3k
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April 5, 2014 12:10:57 PM

1/3rd of what you think you need.
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April 5, 2014 12:12:09 PM

Bottom line OP, if you can afford £3000 on a build then you can afford a 2560 x 1600 30" monitor and a silly amount of storage

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvBV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvBV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvBV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£97.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£359.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.30 @ Dabs)
Monitor: Dell U3014 60Hz 30.0" Monitor (£972.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £2951.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 20:11 BST+0100)

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April 5, 2014 12:12:19 PM

Cturbo already posted that. you do not need to spend 3k thats a complete waste of money.
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April 5, 2014 12:12:40 PM

FYI, most games do not scale well with 2 way SLI. 3 way SLI scales even worse. This is starting to sound like a more money than brains scenario.
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April 5, 2014 12:17:37 PM

If you insist on three 780tis, then you can afford a really good 1440p monitor but I think three 780tis are overkill for even a single 1440p.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvJu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvJu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvJu/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£140.44 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£151.97 @ Dabs)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor (£413.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £2881.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 20:16 BST+0100)
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April 5, 2014 12:18:41 PM

I like this storage solution better. :lol: 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£88.47 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£329.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case (£66.00 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.30 @ Dabs)
Monitor: Dell U3014 60Hz 30.0" Monitor (£972.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £2991.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 20:18 BST+0100)
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April 5, 2014 12:21:48 PM

You need one more 3TB to run RAID 10!!! :) 
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April 5, 2014 12:25:23 PM

id reccomend spending 1000 on the computer because that is all you need and take the other 2000 and donate to charity or feed the poor.
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April 5, 2014 12:33:09 PM

CTurbo said:
You need one more 3TB to run RAID 10!!! :) 


I am good with Raid 5. :p 
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April 5, 2014 12:37:44 PM

Pavel Soulimov said:
CTurbo said:
This would be two or three times better for over £600 less

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mu51/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£140.44 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£52.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£151.97 @ Dabs)
Total: £2387.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 19:27 BST+0100)


How much would all of this cost if I do not want to build it? I want it built for me. Where i the best place to purchase where it gets built for me?


if you want it build for you check out digital storm, cyberpower pc, ibuypower, and other types of places like that. you can customize some of them to what you want. however, building it yourself will save some money
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April 5, 2014 12:38:35 PM

CTurbo said:
Bottom line OP, if you can afford £3000 on a build then you can afford a 2560 x 1600 30" monitor and a silly amount of storage

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvBV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvBV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mvBV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£97.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£359.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.30 @ Dabs)
Monitor: Dell U3014 60Hz 30.0" Monitor (£972.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £2951.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 20:11 BST+0100)



Sorry for all the hassle and questions.

How much would it all cost if I wanted:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor
Case: CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 600T WHITE MID-TOWER CASE
1st Hard Drive = 500GB 3.5 SATA- ||| 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
2nd Hard Drive = 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2003FZEX, SATA 6 GB/s, 64MB CACHE (7200RPM)
Graphics Cards: 2x Nvidia GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)
Monitor: A monitor that can handle all these specs and be great for gaming with these specs
Power Supply = The best for this system
Cooling = The best for this system, preferably not liquid.
Motherboard = The best that would go for this system.
As well i would like to have wireless networking

My current budget is £3k, if you can get the best stuff for this system under 3k than thats great!
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April 5, 2014 12:44:54 PM

This would be my pick. You can use PC partpicker to make case changes. I already had this built up. :lol: 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£82.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus X79 Deluxe ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£259.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£168.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case (£66.00 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.30 @ Dabs)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor (£413.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £2820.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 20:44 BST+0100)
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April 5, 2014 1:38:37 PM

logainofhades said:
This would be my pick. You can use PC partpicker to make case changes. I already had this built up. :lol: 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£413.18 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£82.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus X79 Deluxe ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£259.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M500 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£168.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£480.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case (£66.00 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.30 @ Dabs)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor (£413.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £2820.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 20:44 BST+0100)


Can I ask, will this work out well if I put together all of this:
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard
3.4GHz Intel Core i7 Extreme 4930K 6-Core CPU
2x Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 Ti - SLI Graphics Cards
Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor/any monitor that can do 2560x1440
Corsair Obsidian 750D Performance Case
1 x Creative Gigaworks T20 Speakers
1 x Corsair Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64bit
1 x Creative Sound Blaster Z 5.1 Sound Card (Retail)
1 x 2 x Extra USB 3.0 Back Ports - PCI Card
1 x 300MBs Wireless Network (WiFi) USB Adaptor
Zalman CNP S12X CPU Cooler
Corsair RM1000 1000w 80+ Gold Modular PSU
1 x 24x DVD-RW Optical Drive
1 x 500GB Sata III Hard Drive
1 x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz Gaming RAM (Blue)

Thank you

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April 5, 2014 1:54:18 PM

Yes but do you really need to buy extra USB 3.0 ports?
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April 5, 2014 2:13:11 PM

The motherboard I chose has WIFI on the board. ;)  You really don't need extra usb 3.0, most likely. If you are going to get 2 drives, make your OS drive an SSD or a 1tb drive. The price of 500gb vs 1tb is insanely small for HDD. Spending all that money on a system and not getting an SSD is kinda silly.
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April 5, 2014 2:14:32 PM

logainofhades said:
The motherboard I chose has WIFI on the board. ;)  You really don't need extra usb 3.0, most likely. If you are going to get 2 drives, make your OS drive an SSD or a 1tb drive. The price of 500gb vs 1tb is insanely small for HDD. Spending all that money on a system and not getting an SSD is kinda silly.


ok thank you, so just to confirm, will this run smoothly?:

1 x Creative Gigaworks T20 Speakers
1 x Corsair Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64bit
1 x Creative Sound Blaster Z 5.1 Sound Card (Retail)
1 x 300MBs Wireless Network (WiFi) USB Adaptor
Zalman CNP S12X CPU Cooler
1 x 24x DVD-RW Optical Drive
Corsair Obsidian 750D Performance Case
1 x 120GB Corsair Force LS Solid State Drive
1 x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz Gaming RAM (Blue)
2x Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 Ti - SLI Graphics Cards
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard
Corsair CX750M 80+ 750W Modular PSU
3.4GHz Intel Core i7 Extreme 4930K 6-Core CPU
Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor/any monitor that can do 2560x1440
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April 5, 2014 3:11:39 PM

don't get the cx series from corsair, they arent very good. use this list to pick a good psu:

http://www.eggxpert.com/Msgs/default.aspx?MessageID=999

i think the link is down, so go with this

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...

it was updated november 2013, but most of it is fine. buy a psu thats from corsair (not cx or rm series), xfx, seasonic, antec, or silverstone. i suggest xfx and seasonic, thats my opinion but go with one of those five
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April 5, 2014 4:45:07 PM

jshoop said:
don't get the cx series from corsair, they arent very good. use this list to pick a good psu:

http://www.eggxpert.com/Msgs/default.aspx?MessageID=999

i think the link is down, so go with this

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...

it was updated november 2013, but most of it is fine. buy a psu thats from corsair (not cx or rm series), xfx, seasonic, antec, or silverstone. i suggest xfx and seasonic, thats my opinion but go with one of those five


Ok how is this as my future system specs now?:

Case: CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 750D FULL TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU): Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-4930K (3.4GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® X79 DELUXE: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011, WIFI (Onboard Wifi, I do not need extra wifi hardware?)
Memory (RAM): 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 8GB KIT)
1st Graphics Card: 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
2nd Graphics Card :3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
1st Hard Disk :120GB INTEL® 530 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk: 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2003FZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive: 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply: CORSAIR 1200W PRO SERIES™ PLATINUM AX1200i DIGITAL MODULAR PSU (£239)
Processor Cooling: INTEL SOCKET LGA2011 STANDARD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste: STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DSX - Bring Hi-Fi spirit to your Music, Movie & Games (£39)
USB Options: MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System: Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Monitor: IIYAMA XB2779QS-S1 27" IPS LED 2560x1440 Widescreen Monitor (£419)
Keyboard & Mouse: Corsair Raptor K70 Fully Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (£118)
Speakers: Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0 High End Speakers (£85)
+Mouse Pad that I got and other accessories
Total Price= £3327
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April 5, 2014 6:13:24 PM

that looks really good, the power supply is great. and yes if the mobo has onboard wifi you dont need a wifi card. you probably wont need a sound card, onboard sound is pretty good. i would spend the money on an aftermarket cpu cooler
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April 5, 2014 8:49:26 PM

That cpu does not come with a cooler
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April 6, 2014 1:35:02 AM

CTurbo said:
That cpu does not come with a cooler


I'm either getting paranoid or confused here,can you help me out with which is the best and not so pricey cooler to get for these specs that can be seen below, preferably not liquid cooler.
And do I need a sound card or not, is my motherboard I have chosen have enough sound for gaming?

Thank you

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April 6, 2014 1:44:18 AM

Cooler Master 212 Evo will be a good cooler. You do not need a sound card.
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