$3000 All Purpose Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July 13

BUDGET RANGE: $3000 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:multitasking, gaming, media, internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, mouse, keyboard, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or amazon.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel 980X

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i just want something that will last a long time without slowing down
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  1. http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2678/build1.png

    -from Newegg

    That is one hell of a system and should last a long time. feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
  2. Will last you ages. 3k is quite a high budget, your almost unlimited with choices at that point. All top of the line. AMWs build will be just fine. Your about to have a beast of a comp.
  3. Before I list a few parts for consideration there is one thing I would like to mention. You state that the 980x is your preferred cpu; is spending $1000 justified? All i'm saying is that a lower tier 920 (yes 4 not 6 cores I know) can still be a beast. I multitask and game with the system below and processor usage is not a problem.

    The extra cash then could be used for another gpu, more storage space, better cooling options or on just about anything. Keep in mind that you do not need to buy bleeding edge just to have a rig that will last you a long time. My old single core amd64/7800gtx rig was still a major condtender for everything but crisis... and look at the age of that system. Good parts do not always have to be the most expensive... just my opinion take it for what its worth.

    Parts used in my build as a guideline.... the two hds are in raid1

    Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811139001
    $269.99

    *edit* removed windows 7 64bit professional. saw that you didnt need an OS. I'd suggest using it though *edit*

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136592
    $109.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136592
    $109.99

    EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814130550
    $349.99

    Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998805
    Item #: N82E16820226121
    $219.99

    ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131642
    $359.99

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ...
    Item #: N82E16817139007
    $239.99

    Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
    Item #: N82E16819115202
    $279.99

    LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106333
    $19.99
  4. dan4patriots, check out my system under my profile - my parts cost (without monitor, keyboard, mouse) came around $3,000. Costs would have been higher had it not been for the superb Black Friday 2009 sale prices.

    Check CPU prices at MicroCenter (in-store only) - I strongly agree with ssddx's recommendation of an i7-920 ($200 at MicroCenter)

    If you can wait (with bated breath) until Black Friday 2010, you can save about $500 of your $3,000 budget.
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