Last Update: July 2013
PCPartPicker is used for component selection. All prices in USD (GBP for UK builds)
OS and optical drive not included. Always run 64-bit Windows for best performance
All builds are fully compatible out of the box
The aim of this thread is to provide users with pre-selected components for their build. They can then either buy those parts or use one of my builds as a starting place for their own. Builds will be updated at least monthly.
If you plan on adding more GPUs, my rule of thumb for power supplies is the load power draw of the GPU x no. of GPUs, +200W for motherboard, CPU, and HDDs, and 10% headroom.
step-by-step with pics : http://www.tomshardware.com/review_print.php?p1=1382
In the process of updating builds w/ haswell.
$550 - Non-Gamer - NEW!
$600 - NEW!
$750 - NEW!
$2500 - Enthusiast or video editing/render farm
$4000 QUADRO Workstation
$4000 FIREPRO Workstation - NEW!