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August 9, 2012 11:23:17 AM

ok tell me what you think will make this better for less

CASE:Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

GPU:EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

POWER SUPPLY:o CZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM (TWO OF THESE) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

MOBO:ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU:Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OTHERS:ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

OTHERS:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...

OTHERS:RAZER Orochi Black Bluetooth Notebook Gaming Mouse

OTHERS:ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

OTHERS:AZIO Levetron Mech5 KB577U Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Black MX Switches

Thanks for the help :) 

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August 9, 2012 12:03:39 PM

CASE:Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6811129087
-no comment. just pick something you like with good airflow.

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6822136792
-remember that the large hdd drives used to have reliability issues. i've had the 1.5 models die on me enough to take them out of my system. one died in under a month. one died in under a week. the other died in 6 months. user beware. the 1tb models seem to be fine though.

GPU:EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6814130785
-i've had good luck with evga. normally i buy whatever gpu is the next step down from bleeding edge.

POWER SUPPLYCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6817341017
-did you do a power calculation? 600w sounds like a bare minimum if doing a maximum draw calculation. whatever your needs are i would say give yourself +20% (but i personally leave 100w headroom or more on my own systems). also remember to check that is has all of the right power connectors.

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM (TWO OF THESE) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6820231568
-so, 32gb of ram? or did you mean 16gb? in any case the number of sticks needs to match how many channels for ram the motherboard supports. for gaming 8gb is plenty.

MOBO:ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6813131858
-i've had good luck with asus motherboards. just remember to pick something with the correct sockets and features you want.

CPU:Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6819116492
-you list this as a "lga 2011" socket and your motherboard is "lga 1155" if this is correct i see a problem.

OTHERS:ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
-you need a blueray burner? you could just get an oem dvd/cd for $10-15.

OTHERS:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
-if you feel the need for an aftermarket cooler go ahead. honestly overclocking is not requried so aftermarket coolers are normally a "want" not a "need".

OTHERS:RAZER Orochi Black Bluetooth Notebook Gaming Mouse
-expensive for what it is but they work.

OTHERS:ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
-at 2ms it sounds like a tn panel. i'm not going to discuss the panel types here but you might want to check out the perepherals section and read up.

OTHERS:AZIO Levetron Mech5 KB577U Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Black MX Switches
-your choice but i will say mechanical switches are better than rubber domes so good choice there.

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looks like you need to run through all of the components and check socket to socket compatabilities, ram channels and power connections.

remember that just throwing money at a system is not going to make it better in all cases. there is a point of diminishing returns.

for instance: 32gb of ram is nigh useless for gaming. dropping that number in half and tweaking a few other things will net you enough money for a boot ssd drive which will speed up your sytem by 200% right since right now the slow speed of your HDD is your bottleneck.

i suggest you do some reading in the systems/homebuilt section of the forums for ideas.
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