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3000 - 4000 Gaming Desktop

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April 30, 2010 9:59:45 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: May/June 2010

BUDGET RANGE: ~$3,000-$4,000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Rendering with 3ds Max 2010, listening to music, watching movies, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: This is the list I made so far:

i7-930 (OC the crap out of it...)
Asus P6X58D
ATI Radeon 5970 2GB
12GB 6x2GB RAM (I use CAD on 3ds Max 2010 and gaming a lot)
Plextor 320SA Blue Ray Player / DVD Writer
AFT XM-35U Card Reader
Prolimatech Megahalems w/ IC Diamond Karat TIM, twin PWM fans and PWM splitter
Corsair Nova 128 GB SSD
Seagate 7200.12 1.5 TB HDD
Cosmos S (does it come with a transparent side panel or is that bought separately...?)
Corsair 850 watt PSU
Scythe Kama Meter 5.25" multi function fan controller
3x Asus/Samsung 24" 1080p

Also I have Win 7 64 bit so that's not required.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any UK or Irish sites

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Cork, Ireland

PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI, Corsair, XFX, Sapphire etc...

OVERCLOCKING: YES

CROSSFIRE: Maybe when the 5970 becomes a little outdated

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 3 x 24" monitors using eyefinity

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want the Cosmos S to have a side panel, neons and anything that looks cool :D 
April 30, 2010 11:13:25 PM

You can take a look at my build thread.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

I ordered it 2 days ago. $4115.98 Canadian from NCIX.com

I already have one samsung 2443bw, so i only needed two more for a surround gaming experience. My main uses will be Gaming, MAX, Zbrush and CATIA (cad).

Hope this helps

!