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November 26, 2011 3:09:16 PM

The ASUS X79 System Design Challenge - Round 2

Exclusively for the Tom's Hardware Community, ASUS is giving away the just-announced, brand spankin' new X79 Motherboards in a contest that will test your skill at building the best of three categories of systems.

Round 1: The COOLEST System
This portion of the contest has ended. Winners will be announced in the news section of the main site.

Round 2: The FASTEST System
In the second round, create the fastest system you can using the new ASUS P9X79 DELUXE Motherboard and any ASUS graphics card, and be entered to win a ASUS P9X79 DELUXE Motherboard along with an Intel® Core™ i7-3930K LGA 2011 processor, a Corsair Vengeance 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit and a Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler!

Your build must be submitted in this thread to qualify, and should minimally include CPU, ASUS P9X79 DELUXE Motherboard, any ASUS Graphics Card, RAM, a hard drive or SSD, Case and Power Supply.

For this second round, stay within $3,000.00 (shipping not included, instant rebates allowed, combos allowed, mail-in rebates not allowed), and please be sure to format your list of components as follows for the sake of our reviewers:

Joe's Crysis 8 Minspec Build
Processor: Component Name and Component Price
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE Motherboard and Price
RAM: Component Name and Component Price
Graphics Card: ASUS Graphics Card and Price
Hard Drive: Component Name and Component Price
Case: Component Name and Component Price
Power Supply: Component Name and Component Price
Cooling: Component Name and Component Price
DVD Burner: Component Name and Component Price

See below for quick-copy/paste text of the BBcode.

  1. [b]Joe's Crysis 8 Minspec Build[/b]
  2. Processor: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  3. Motherboard: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]ASUS P9X79 DELUXE Motherboard and Price[/urlExt]
  4. RAM: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  5. Graphics Card: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]ASUS Graphics Card and Price[/urlExt]
  6. Hard Drive: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  7. Case: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  8. Power Supply: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  9. Cooling: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  10. DVD Burner: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]


You can also use the Tom's Hardware System Builder to build your recommendation, provided the required components have been added to the Pricegrabber database there, and use the BBCode export option at the bottom of the build. If you do, be sure to include a link in your post to your build on the app for quick viewing.

Once you have your build, you'll need to get the direct link to it here on this thread in order to enter the contest. You can get a direct link by hovering your mouse over the linked date at the top of your system build post in this thread and right-clicking, then clicking "Copy link address". Once you have that, head over to the Contest Entry & Rules Page and sign up! Winners will be chosen at random from the builds that qualify.

To find out more about the newly released X79 Motherboards ASUS, check out the full details here: ASUS Launches Innovative X79 Motherboard Lineup

Good luck!


Round 3: TO BE ANNOUNCED

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November 28, 2011 2:03:47 PM
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Each build is tailored as captioned, interestingly the most popular 'Fastest' benchmarks for Extreme Overclocker's is SuperPI or Processor/RAM based tests followed by 3DMark (Graphics) based tests - HWBOT.

Jaquith's Swiss-Army Tachyon
Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E * $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE * $379.99
* Combo CPU & MOBO: i7-3930K & ASUS P9X79 DELUXE -$45
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL $64.99
Graphics Card: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB $499.99
Graphics Card: EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB $499.99
Graphics Card: EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB $499.99
Graphics Card: MSI Afterburner 1536MB $0
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-535 W-480 MB/s (RAID 0) $99.99
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-535 W-480 MB/s $99.99
Hard Drive: FancyCache (SSD Cache obscene GB/s R/W; 8GB of RAM) $0
Case: SILVERSTONE Precision Series PS05-B $49.99
Power Supply: Diablotek PHD Series PHD750 750W | CPU + ASUS GPU $59.99
Power Supply: Diablotek PHD Series PHD750 750W | GPU1 + GPU2 $59.99
Power Supply: ModRight CableRight Dual Power Supply Adapter Cable $10.99
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100 $99.99
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS $18.99

Grand Total not including Shipping $2,999.86 (EXCLUDING Mail-In Rebates).

Spoiler
This is an all around and very usable daily build with all sorts of benches in mind: 3DMark11, 3DMark Vantage, ATTO, AS SSD, IoMeter, etc. FancyCache achieves insane SSD benchmarks e.g. 7GB/8GB in CrystalDiskMark is typical, improves GPU scoring, and is compatible with ASUS LGA 2011/X79 MOBOs ; since it's configurable it can be tailored per test.


Build 2: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jaquith's SuperPI Tachyon - Legitimate World Record Contender!
Processor: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E * $1,049.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE * $379.99
* Combo CPU & MOBO: i7-3960X & ASUS P9X79 DELUXE -$60
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT (4x2GB) DDR3-2400 CAS 10 CMGTX8 $499.99
Graphics Card: ASUS GT520-1GD3-CSM GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB $54.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB $199.99
Case: 5/8 x 12 x 6 Particleboard cut to length $4.84
Case: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack $12.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 $287.39
Cooling: Dragon F1 Gemini 2.0 $265.00
Cooling: Extension Kit ALL Dragon F1 series $55.00
Cooling: Dominance Memory Cooler 2.0 (2X) $120.00
Cooling: Arctic Silver CMQ2-25G Céramique 2 Tri-Linear Ceramic Compound $5.98
Cooling: Round tube foam insulation $10.00
Cooling: Sponge Neoprene 1/4" Thick X 54" Wide X 1' $17.74
Cooling: 6 pk Shamtastic Absorbent Towel Shammy $4.99
Cooling: Sanford DESIGN Kneaded Rubber Art Eraser (x5) $3.85
Cooling: Waterproof Adhesive Tape 1/2 Inch X 5 Yards $2.19
Cooling: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 1.75 oz. $1.22
Cooling: Cryogenic 120L LN2 $50
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS $19.99

Grand Total not including Shipping $2,986.13 (EXCLUDING Mail-In Rebates).

Spoiler
Fastest RAM and CPU orientated benchmarks. I have a total of (4) solid builds, but this one interested me because I sincerely feel that I could obtain a World Record! It doesn't get any FASTER! If I know anything, I know my RAM ;)  I may post the other builds later... Nothing in this build is compromised, all outstanding components are used. If ASUS, Intel and Corsair is/are willing to sponsor me then I'm willing to make the record attempt.

Currently the SuperPI World Record is on an i7-980X/LGA 1366 @ 6.8516GHz with a Super PI 32M time of 5min 13.719s with a RAM speed of DDR3-2076 CL6-6-6-18 1T using 3x2GB Corsair Dominator GT. The best on a SB i7-2600K/LGA 1155 platform was a Super PI 32M time of 5min 33.172s with a RAM speed of DDR3 2340MHz CL6-9-6-25 1T.

So the goal is to keep some form of CL 6 + DDR3-2XXX and hopefully get DDR3 ~2400MHz CL6-8-6-24 1T or DDR3 23XXMHz CL6-8-6-25 1T with a time 32M time of <5min 12.XXXs aided by the LGA 2011 Quad Channel and the i7-3960X large 12MB L3 cache. Also, if necessary disabling cores to obtain the highest possible CPU OC. LN2 on both the CPU and RAM plus severe overvolting the RAM is required, stability 'should' be aided by the RAM also being on LN2. In combination with insanely OC'ed everything including: CPU on LN2 (5.4GHz~5.6GHz+), and RAM > Rated (DDR3-2300~2400+ and CAS OC)


Build 3: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jaquith's Aqua Tachyon
Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E * $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE * $379.99
* Combo CPU & MOBO: i7-3930K & ASUS P9X79 DELUXE -$45
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CML16GX3M4A1600C9B $79.99
Graphics Card: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) $494.99
Graphics Card: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) $494.99
Graphics Card: MSI Afterburner 1536MB $0
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-535 W-480 MB/s (RAID 0) $99.99
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-535 W-480 MB/s $99.99
Hard Drive: FancyCache (SSD Cache obscene GB/s R/W; 8GB of RAM) $0
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R $119.95
Power Supply: Raidmax RX-1000AE 1000W 80 Plus Gold $138.99
Cooling: EK GeForce ASUS 580 DCII VGA Liquid Cooling Block $114.99
Cooling: EK GeForce ASUS 580 DCII VGA Liquid Cooling Block $114.99
Cooling: Radiator, 2x120mm 20-FPI Copper $45.99
Cooling: Radiator, 2x120mm 20-FPI Copper $45.99
Cooling: XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Pump + Reservoir - Laing D5 / MCP655 $59.99
Cooling: EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block w/ LGA 2011 Hardware $71.95
Cooling: EK G 1/4" Thread Barb - [ID: 10mm (3/8in)] ($2.49/ea X12) $29.88
Cooling: ASUS Blue UV-Reactive PVC, [ID: 10mm (3/8in); OD: 13mm (1/2in)], ($1.29/foot X12') Tubing $15.48
Cooling: Reusable Clamp - [ID: 10mm (3/8in)] ($1/ea X12) $12.00
Cooling: Arctic Silver CMQ2-2.7G Céramique 2 Thermal Paste $5.98
Cooling: IandH Dead-Water Copper Sulfate Biocidal PC Coolant Additive $4.99
Cooling: Smart Sense Distilled Water, 1 Gallon $1.00
Cooling: COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED ($5.99/ea X2) $11.98
DVD Burner: $0 ; Download

Grand Total not including Shipping $2,999.08 (EXCLUDING Mail-In Rebates).

Build 4: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jaquith's SSD Tachyon
Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E * $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE * $379.99
* Combo CPU & MOBO: i7-3930K & ASUS P9X79 DELUXE -$45
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CML16GX3M4A1600C9B $79.99
Graphics Card: ASUS EN210 SILENT/DI/512MD3(LP) GeForce 210 $36.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s (8X in RAID 0) $109.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s $109.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s $109.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s $109.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s $109.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s $109.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s $109.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III R-550 W-490 MB/s $109.99
Hard Drive: LSI MegaRAID Internal SAS 9265-8i 6Gb/s Dual Core ROC w/ 1GB cache $624.99
Hard Drive: FASTPATH SW PHYSICAL KEY $84.99
Hard Drive: LSI/3Ware CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M SFF-8087 ($17.25/ea X2) $34.50
Hard Drive: FancyCache (SSD Cache obscene GB/s R/W; 8GB of RAM) $0
Case: Thermaltake V4 Black Edition VM30001W2Z $39.99
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX650 $89.99
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100 $99.99
DVD Burner: $0 ; Download

Grand Total not including Shipping $2,996.32 (EXCLUDING Mail-In Rebates).

Spoiler
ATTO, AS SSD, IoMeter, PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite, etc benchmarks are all about SSD speed, IOPS and RAID 0 scales very well with the Corsair 80,000 IOPS and 550MB/s Read with 490MB/s Writes. In this RAID 0 configuration I can easily expect 2GB/s+ Read & Writes. The LSI 9265-8i is one of the finest RAID Controllers you can buy; most benchmarks overlooked the FastPath Key (3X performance gains) not to be confused with the 'software' version, and have subsequently lost significant I/O in the process. It's also imperative that you check and use the most optimized firmware and block size. FancyCache will be tailored per test.


Updated prices.

Fastest: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Spoiler
Fastest is in the Benchmark's eye of the beholder, for which is the reason for purposed builds so that they are tailored to the demands placed upon the system. In other words optimized allocation of finite resources to maximized intended results.


Special Notes: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I contacted all (Google Shopper, Price Grabber and Nextag) the low priced distributors of ASUS ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5 and ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5 GPUs, none of them are available nor will restock the ASUS ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5 EOL (End of Life) GPU; this is not a 'Sold-Out' issue. The only budget limited workaround is to use (1) ASUS GTX triple width, bottom position (PCIe 3.0_4) mixed with non-ASUS GPUs. I will not nor will I ever purposely mislead anyone.
November 28, 2011 3:32:56 PM

1. SLH's "If I had the money to burn" build
2. Processor & Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Deluxe & Intel Core i7-3960X combo : 1369.98
3. RAM: 2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 : 279.98
4. Graphics Card: 2 x ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB : 499.98
5. Hard Drive: 2 x Crucial M4 128GB SATA III MLC : 429.98
6. Case: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-W : 147.99
7. Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO850W : 119.99
8. Cooling: CORSAIR H80 : 103.99
9. DVD Burner: Samsung 22X DVD Burner : 15.99

Total: 2967.88

updated due to old combo being gone and deluxe requirements on mobo
November 28, 2011 4:53:49 PM

Rope’s Crazy Fast Computer Build

Processor:
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X – Combo Price with mother Board (View Price Below)

Motherboard:
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS - $1319.98 (Combo Pricing with Processor)

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory - $179.99 x 2 = $359.98

Graphics Card:
ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $189.99 x 2 = 379.98

Hard Drive 1:
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-alone Drive) - $224.99

Hard Drive 2:
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $149.99

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 200mm top fan, 1x 200mm side fan, and 1x 230mm front fan – Combo Price with Power Supply – View Below

Power Supply:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $394.98 (Combo Pricing with Case)

Cooling:
ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler - $99.99

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan- $22.99 (this will fill the Extra top spot in the case)

DVD Burner:
ASUS Internal DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black E-IDE(PATA) - $23.99

Total Price: $2976.87

There is a total of $106 in mail-in-rebates, for people who would actually consider buying this.
November 28, 2011 4:55:42 PM
November 28, 2011 5:01:36 PM

Bonez PCFH

1.Bonez PC From Hell
2.Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K $599.00
3.Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $379.99
4.RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD $324.99
5.Graphics Card: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $499.99 x2 = $999.98
6.Hard Drive: SAMSUNG 830 Series F-MZ-7PC064DAM 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$94.99
6.Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $79.99
7.Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238B Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $34.99
8.Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $169.99
9.Cooling: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler $103.99
10.DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM $19.99
10.Blue Ray Drive LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - OEM $69.99

Total Cost= 2877.89 at time of post.
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November 28, 2011 5:02:20 PM

I replaced this build with a new one on page 3.
November 28, 2011 5:30:30 PM
November 28, 2011 5:44:46 PM

Are out of stock products on web sites fair game i didn't use any my last build but seems people are this time around.
November 28, 2011 6:21:07 PM

I too chose items that were available at design time for round 1, but it might be hard to enforce if the store actually sells out.

If one were working on an actual build, one would have to go to an alternate source as a backup plan. Maybe one should list an alternate store (or the manufacturer's site)?
November 28, 2011 6:31:06 PM

juxtaposer said:
I too chose items that were available at design time for round 1, but it might be hard to enforce if the store actually sells out.

If one were working on an actual build, one would have to go to an alternate source as a backup plan. Maybe one should list an alternate store (or the manufacturer's site)?


no where in the rules does it say in stock or out of stock idems.. simply put fastest system with 3000.00 budget, using the ASUS mobo, INTEL cpu, and ASUS vid card
November 28, 2011 7:03:21 PM
November 28, 2011 7:21:19 PM

Dustin’s Fastest for 3
Processor: Intel Core i7-3930k $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 $339.99
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 89.99
Graphics Card: ASUS EAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 x3 $1139.97
Hard Drive: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX $399.99
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R $99.99
Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W $209.99
Cooling: CORSAIR H80 103.99
DVD Burner: Samsung SH-222AB $15.99

My interpretation of fastest was highest frame rate in gaming. So here it my build, comes in at $2999.89 w/o shipping.
November 28, 2011 7:22:36 PM
November 28, 2011 7:36:11 PM
November 28, 2011 7:47:57 PM
November 28, 2011 7:54:33 PM

ChaoticG8R "MaxOC" System:
This system combines an easily overclocked unlocked Intel 3930K with liquid cooled Corsair H80 with an ASUS P9X79 Deluxe, Tri-CrossFire ASUS 6970s, RAID-0 120GB Mushkin Deluxe SSDs, and 16GB of high clocking G.Skill 2133 Sniper Gaming RAM. All powered by an amazing Ultra X3 1600W PSU in a gorgeous Enermax Fulmo pumping air in and out with 13 fans to allow for maximum overclocking!

Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K = $599.99 (Bundled w/ H80)
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE Motherboard = $358.79
Cooling: Corsair H80 = $0.01 (Bundled w/ 3930k)
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 9-11-10-28 = $154.99
Graphics Card: (3x) ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 = $1109.97 (3x$369.99)
SSD: (2x) 120GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe = $419.98 (2x$209.99)
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X SATA DVD Burner DRW-24B1ST = $18.99
Power Supply: Ultra X3 1600 Watt ULT40070 Modular Power Supply = $161.96
Case: Enermax FULMO ECA892BG-BL Case = $70.99
Case Fans(A): (6x) Yate Loon D12SH-12 = $21.60 (6x$3.60)
Case Fans(B): (3x) Yate Loon D14SH-12 = $20.97 (3x$6.99)
Case Fans(C): (1x) Scythe Slip Stream Slim SY1212SL12H = $7.41
Addtnl Install Software: Primo Ramdisk (VSuite Ramdisk II) Professional Edition w/ Fancy Cache = $49.95
Addtnl Install Hardware: 100ct Black Cable Ties = $0.01

Grand total of the "MaxOC" comes to $2995.65
(*Prices are current, and should be valid up through end of contest)
(**Edited build to adjust for rule changes of requiring a DELUXE Motherboard and price "deadlines" while retaining build integrity)
(***Made final listing, re-adjusted components to maximize value and added explanation of build)

So here it is, the "MaxOC": An out of the box speed king, with the sky as the limit for your overclocking potential. Not only is this build a speed demon, unlike many other builds in this competition, the "MaxOC" could easily be used as your day to day rig for years to come! It brings to the table the best bang for buck LGA2011 chip on the market, the 3930K. This unlocked processor has been shown to easily reach 4.5 Ghz on air, and with a Corsair H80 brought to the table, it would be easy to exceed the clocks of an air cooled Extreme 3960K....extra cache can only do so much. ASUS's P9X79 Deluxe comes with every bell and whistle one can desire, including built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and has the ability to overvolt any segment of the board with DIGI+ and amazing ability to remote overclock. The RAM in this build is G.Skill's newest line of the Sniper Gaming Series, and this 16GB quad channel kit is ready to impress with its 9-11-10-28 timings @ 1.65V for 2133 Mhz, it will easily overclock to the 2400 threshold giving the "MaxOC" ridiculous speeds for memory. In order to maintain this high level of speed across the entire system, 3 ASUS dual slot 6970s in Tri-CrossFire is combined with a pair of Muskin Enhanced's blazing fast 120GB Chronos Deluxe SSDs in RAID-0 . Tri-Fire 6970s from ASUS has been shown to beat basically every dual card setup and many triple card setups on the market with ease, and the "MaxOC" will be no exception. Not only will a pair of Mushkin Deluxe drives in RAID-0 going to accelerate this system to speeds unreached by many, but that amazingly speedy RAM will also be put to work using Romex's Primo Ramdisk & FancyCache software. Unlike other software solutions, this combination will allow the owner of the "MaxOC" to either run a non-algorithm RamDisk or an "optimized" RamCache using some of the fastest RAM on the market, bypassing speeds of 7GB/s reads and 8GB/s writes WITH EASE.

How does the "MaxOC" keep all these high clocking components running? By taking a Gold Award Editor's Choice from HardOCP Ultra X3 1600W Modular PSU, and installing it into an amazing gaming case, the Enermax Fulmo. The Fulmo comes with 3 120mm fans, two in the front and one on the rear, but has spots for 13+ fans, and the "MaxOC" has nearly every single spot occupied. The "MaxOC" has 2 140mm High Speed Yate Loon D14SH-12s in the top pushing air out while another one pulls air into the Fulmo from the bottom. To ensure cold air is poured into the case and cooling those tightly packed 6970s, SIX High Speed 120mm Yate Loon D12SH-12s are installed on the left side panel, and a slim Scythe Slip Stream 2000rpm fan is also installed on the right side panel. The rear exhaust fan will be moved to accompany the two already installed in the front, and the H80's radiator will be installed which will force air to be pulled through the radiator on its way out of the system. Cable ties are provided with the "MaxOC" to clean up the wires and help secure everything in a comfortable place inside the case. The fastest DVD burner speeds allowed with the 24x ASUS DRW-24B1ST will also give the owner of the "MaxOC" easy/fast install ability in case they can not acquire an iso image on a speedy 3.0 USB.

Not even black friday prices are going to provide you a faster system (from the Fans to the Processor) then the "MaxOC" for 3 grand.
November 28, 2011 8:01:40 PM
November 28, 2011 8:11:08 PM
a c 180 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
November 28, 2011 8:15:47 PM

1.Dave's Monster build
2.Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K overclocked to 4.5ghz
$599.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3.Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4.RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q2-32GBZL $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5.Graphics Card: 2X- ASUS MATRIX GTX580 P/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$529.99 x2 = $1059.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
6.Hard Drive: 2X in raid 0 Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $199.99 ea. x2= $399.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7.Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8.Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9.Cooling: ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
10.DVD Burner: Pioneer CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R Black SATA Model DVR-219BK - OEM $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $2924.90 :D 
November 28, 2011 8:22:57 PM
November 28, 2011 9:12:57 PM

Intrus's Nemesis-S

INTRODUCTION
Fast and fearless, thats what the Nemesis-S is all about! With its powerful combination of SSD's on RAID 0, state of the art Core i7-3930K, Light speed memory modules along with the Asus P9X79; nothing gets on the way of this beast, which can be easily overclocked to 5.0GHz thanks to the Corsair H80 CPU Liquid Cooler.

Fast is an under-statement for the Nemesis-S.



Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) -- $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LGA-2011 Motherboard -- $299.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4x4GB) DD3 2400 (PC3 19200) Quad Channel -- $324.99
Graphics Cards (Two): ASUS Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.1 on CrossFireX -- $159.99 (Total: $319.98)
Hard Drives (Six): Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD 120GB SATA III Internal on RAID-0 -- $169.99 (Total: $1,019.94)
Case: APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type Blue Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case -- $69.99
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series 1050Watt SLI/CrossFire Ready -- $219.99
Cooling: Corsair H80 Liquid Cooler for CPU -- $103.99
DVD Burner:LITE-ON 24x DVD Burner -- $16.99

TOTAL COST for the Nemesis-S w/out Shipping: $2,975.85
November 28, 2011 9:18:08 PM

"Ohmybad this was suppose to be fast?" -THE BUILD


Processor: i7 3930K = $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Deluxe = $379.99
Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 16GB = $289.99
Graphics Card: ASUS MATRIX GTX580 = $529.99
SSD: OCZ RevoDrive 3x2 - 240gb = $699.99
Case: CORSAIR Obsidian 650D = $189.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 = $189.99
Cooling: CORSAIR H80 = $93.99
Optical Drive: ASUS DVD = $19.99

Total: $2,993.91

GTX 580 = fast
SSD = faster
2133MHz RAM = ...


Food for thought. 570 SLI vs. 580 SLI - 570 SLI vs. 6970 CF - i7 2600k vs. i7 3960X
I wish I could click buy...
November 28, 2011 9:19:51 PM

Number Two

Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Combo $884.98
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO Combo See above.
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB DDR3 2400 $324.99
Graphics Card: 2x ASUS MATRIX GTX580 P/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 $529.99 each, $1059.98 total
Hard Drive: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB $399.99
Case: LIAN LI PC-9F $99.99
Power Supply: Mushkin Enhanced MKNPSJL1000 1000W $139.99
Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $25.99 Intel LGA2011 Retention Bracket for Hyper 212 Plus $4.99
DVD Burner: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner $15.99


Total: $2956.89
November 28, 2011 9:21:41 PM
November 28, 2011 9:21:46 PM
November 28, 2011 9:35:00 PM

Dameun's fast and balanced build

Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 $379.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) $179.99
Graphics Card: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) $499.99 X2 for SLI = $999.98
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal SSD $159.99 X2 for raid 0 = $319.98
Hard Drive: HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721075DLE630 750GB $109.99
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R White ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $139.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply $219.99
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler $103.74
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner $19.99

Combo deals:
Motherboard + CPU $45 off
Case + Power Supply $40 off

Total: $2988.63 at time of edit


EDIT: Changed motherboard to deluxe (changing motherboard requirement mid contest :heink:  ), changed storage to 1 HDD, since they have gone up in price since original post, and changed case from obsidian 650d to carbide 500r to make up the difference for increased motherboard cost
November 28, 2011 9:38:55 PM
November 28, 2011 9:40:07 PM

bTx "Stable 5Ghz+"Build
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core i7-3960x 1050$
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS P9X79 DELUXE 400$
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GBDDR3 1866mhz x2 164$
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS EAH6970 DCIIx2 760$
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Crucial M4 64GB SATA IIIx2 (raid0) 224$
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COUGAR Evolution 95$
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W 160$
Cooling:http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Performance-Liquid-Cooler... Corsair Hydro Series H100 Price 104$
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS USB 2.0 8X Slim external DVD burner 40$


total.......2997$ (rounded all change up to nearest dollar)
and this is with NO deals!!!(the economy is bad.....it could use the extra cash)

ill take the binned-overclockablility of the xtream i7 and run the speed bench prog. from a 10 gb ramdisk!!!

the new mobo's pci layouts are perfect for the asus tri-slot gpu's

other than that i think the rest speaks for itself

thanx this was fun

bTx
November 28, 2011 9:50:59 PM

Karash's Killer Instinct!

Back again with the Asus / Corsair theme only this time using that budget to it's best possible outcome! High quality components, killer looks, and killer speed! It definitely couldn't get any better than this or be built with any more awesome components. It even has an Asus BD-R and an Asus Xonar discrete audio!

Everything (Less CPU) sticks to two manufacturers! How friggin' awesome is that?!

Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K Combo $854.98
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Motherboard Combo $854.98
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB DDR3 2133 $289.99
Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GTX 590 3072MB $749.99
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 180GB $274.99 (It is now $304.99)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D $259.99
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 $299.99
Cooling: Corsair H100 $119.99
DVD Burner: Asus Black BluRay Burner $89.79
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DS 7.1 $41.99

Total: $2,981.70 at time of purchase (11/28/2011)

Edit: At time of purchase, the Corsair Force GT 180GB SSD was $274.99 but it is now $304.99, putting my build slightly over budget. If I remove the discrete sound card, I chop $41.99 out making my build $2,969.71 with adjusted price of the SSD.
a b V Motherboard
November 28, 2011 10:02:21 PM

1.James tri Crossfire SandE under $3,000
2. Processor and Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 and Core i7 3930K $854.98
3. RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) $89.99
4. Graphics Card: ASUS EAH6950 DCII $289.99
5. Graphics Card: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II $279.99
6. Graphics Card: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II $279.99
7. Hard Drive: Crucial M4 256GB $379.99
8. Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 1.5TB $229.99
9. Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D $189.99
10. Power Supply: OCZ ZX Series 1250W $219.99
11. Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 $89.95
12. DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc Blue-Ray Burner $89.99

$2994.84 Not including mail in rebates

3x Crossfire with 1 Asus and two MSI AMD 6950's(The MSI cards have the same 810 MHz overclock but they are dual slot instead of tri slot so it all fits on the MB)
November 28, 2011 10:05:24 PM
a b V Motherboard
November 28, 2011 10:07:32 PM

ChaoticG8R said:
ChaoticG8R "MaxOC" System:
This system combines an easily overclocked unlocked Intel 3930K with liquid cooled Corsair H80 with an ASUS P9X79 Pro, Tri-CrossFire ASUS 6970s, a specially installed OCZ 1TB RevoDrive, and 16GB of high clocking G.Skill 2133 Ripjaw RAM. All powered by an amazing 1350W MaxRevo 80+ Gold PSU in a gorgeous Enermax Fulmo case with 4 additional YL fans

Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K = $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO Motherboard = $484.98 (Bundled with Memory)
Cooling: Corsair H80 = $0 (Bundled w/ 3930k)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 9-11-10-28 = $0 (Bundled w/ Motherboard)
Graphics Card: 3 x ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 = $1109.97 ($369.99x3)
SSD: OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI-E SSD 1TB = $469.91
DVD Burner: Samsung TS-H493 CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive = $14.50
Power Supply: Enermax MaxRevo 1350W 80+ Gold Power Supply = $0 (Included w/ Case)
Case: Enermax FULMO ECA892BG-BL Case = $299.99
Case Fans: 4x Yate Loon D12SH-12 = $14.40 (4x$3.60)
Special Adapter: PCI-E Adapter will allow for SSD Hybrid + Triple Crossfire Install = $4.87

Grand total of the "MaxOC" comes to $2998.61.
(*Current prices valid through 11/30/11)
(**Additional $20 savings if purchased "today" because Newegg is offering the FULMO for $279.99 as a 24HR special; Would be used to buy additional YL Case Fans to maximize air flow and increase OCing [FULMO-BG can support up to 14 120mm fans]).



Nice system but im left wondering where the Revo drive fits in after the 3 dual slot graphics cards are installed.
November 28, 2011 10:41:13 PM
November 28, 2011 11:08:33 PM
November 28, 2011 11:44:41 PM
November 29, 2011 12:57:15 AM
a b V Motherboard
November 29, 2011 1:22:19 AM
November 29, 2011 1:22:58 AM

ChaoticG8R said:
ChaoticG8R "MaxOC" System:
This system combines an easily overclocked unlocked Intel 3930K with liquid cooled Corsair H80 with an ASUS P9X79 Pro, Tri-CrossFire ASUS 6970s, a specially installed OCZ 1TB RevoDrive, and 16GB of high clocking G.Skill 2133 Ripjaw RAM. All powered by an amazing 1350W MaxRevo 80+ Gold PSU in a gorgeous Enermax Fulmo case with 4 additional YL fans

Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K = $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO Motherboard = $484.98 (Bundled with Memory)
Cooling: Corsair H80 = $0 (Bundled w/ 3930k)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 9-11-10-28 = $0 (Bundled w/ Motherboard)
Graphics Card: 3 x ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 = $1109.97 ($369.99x3)
SSD: OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI-E SSD 1TB = $469.91
DVD Burner: Samsung TS-H493 CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive = $14.50
Power Supply: Enermax MaxRevo 1350W 80+ Gold Power Supply = $0 (Included w/ Case)
Case: Enermax FULMO ECA892BG-BL Case = $299.99
Case Fans: 4x Yate Loon D12SH-12 = $14.40 (4x$3.60)
Special Adapter: PCI-E Adapter will allow for SSD Hybrid + Triple Crossfire Install = $4.87

Grand total of the "MaxOC" comes to $2998.61.
(*Current prices valid through 11/30/11)
(**Additional $20 savings if purchased "today" because Newegg is offering the FULMO for $279.99 as a 24HR special; Would be used to buy additional YL Case Fans to maximize air flow and increase OCing [FULMO-BG can support up to 14 120mm fans]).


this vs. does not come with the asetek lcs yet....unless your getting it from japan....or so i was led to believe.....if im wrong can you show me???

and i did see the mod for the revo that will let you run 3 3slot cards,,, but the 8 slot case...???
a b V Motherboard
November 29, 2011 2:01:09 AM

Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 WS - $379.99
Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K - See bundle below
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB DDR3 2400 - See bundle bwlow
Processor and RAM bundle: CPU and RAM - $859.98
GPU: ASUS Radeon HD6970 x 2 - $369.99 x 2 = $739.98
SSD: OCZ RevoDrive RVDHY-FH-1T PCI-E 1TB Hybrid - $499.99
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W - $149.99
Case: Antec Lanboy air Yellow Black - $129.99
CPU Cooler: Ek H30 Supreme LT 360 Advanced Liquid Cooling Kit - $219.99
Case Fans: KINGWIN CF-012LB 120mm Case Fan x 4 - $4.99 x 4 = $19.96


Total = $2,999.87
November 29, 2011 2:52:20 AM

Unicron

Motherboard & CPU Bundle: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE Intel X79 LGA 2011 Motherboard and Intel Core i7-3960X 3.30GHz Extreme Edition Processor Bundle - $1,369.98

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL - $129.99

GPU: 2 x ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $499.99

SSD: 2 x Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) RAID 0 - $419.98

HDD: HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721075DLE630 (0F13179) 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $99.99

PSU: SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $210.99

Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX/XL-ATX, come with Four Fans-1x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1x Top 230mm Fan, 1x Side 230mm Fan, 1x Rear 140mm Fan - $129.99

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3 - $33.99

HSF Bracket: COOLER MASTER RR-ACCY-2011-R1 Intel LGA2011 Retention Bracket for Hyper 212 EVO & Hyper 212 Plus - $4.99

CD/DVD/Blu-Ray: LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - OEM - $79.999

Total: $2979.87
(note: case can mount up to six 2.5" SSD drives inside the 3.5" bays with included sleds)
November 29, 2011 3:01:53 AM

PM_DMNKLR's DMNKRUSHR Build
CPU + Mobo combo: Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition + ASUS P9X79 @ $1,319.98
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (x2 sets) @ $649.98
Graphics Card 1: ASUS Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 @ $369.99
Graphics Card 2: MSI N520GT-MD2GD3/LP GeForce GT 520 (dedicated PPU) @ $59.99
SSD: OCZ Technology RevoDrive 3 RVD3-FHPX4-120G @ $397.42
Case: Directron Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, Model: TH-7693BK @ $9.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 @ $104.99
Cooling: CM Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 @ $25.99
Cooler Adapter: CM RR-ACCY-2011-R1 Intel LGA2011 Bracket for Hyper 212 Plus $4.99
Case Fan: Atrix FANCIRED4RB-F @ $.99 total
DVD Burner: Samsung Black SH-222AB - OEM @ $15.99

If necessary for fitting, the lower 3.5 cage can easily be removed to accommodate larger GPU's, total build price = $2,960.30.

I'd considered doing a multi-ssd raid 0 array, but it would be limited to 2 drives, so that's not an option where speed's a concern, so I opted for the PCI-E OCZ RevoDrive 3 instead. Couldn't fit the fastest into the budget with the high-end RAM and GPU, so I went with what COULD be fit into it. It wasn't easy, lol.
November 29, 2011 3:44:17 AM

Artiqe's X79 Blazing Fast Build
Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K @ $599.99
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS @ $379.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL @ 184.99
Graphics Card: ASUS MATRIX GTX580 P/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card x2 @ $1059.98
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (SSD) @ $189.99
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX/XL-ATX, come with Four Fans-1x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1x Top 230mm Fan, 1x Side 230mm Fan, 1x Rear 140mm Fan @ $99.99
Power Supply: COUGAR CMX 1000 COUGAR-1000CMX 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply @ $179.99
Cooling: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler @ $93.99
DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM @ $21.99


Total: $2810.91

EDIT: Switched MOBO to a Deluxe
EDIT: Revamped build. (Changed 3960X to 3930K, 6970s to 580s, PSU from CoolerMaster to Cougar, removed case fans, CM942 to Rosewill Thor V2) ( Removed Combo Deals)
EDIT: With the changes, I swapped out the NH-D14 for an H80 leaving around $130 under the budget.
November 29, 2011 4:03:30 AM

Kokoro's "Azure"

UPDATED: changed the build a little due to contest rules update. How i wish i could click check out :ange: 
UPDATE2: changed out SSD's for corsair, case/cooling/ram change.

Processor: Intel Core i7 3930k & Asus P9X79 DELUXE Combo - $ee below
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 DELUXE & Intel Core i7 3930k Combo - $934.98
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $84.99
Graphics Card: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB x2 in SLI - $999.98 ($499.99 ea)
SSD's: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III x2 in RAID 0 - $399.98 ($199.99 ea)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X - $199.99
Power Supply: ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV1020EWT 1020W - $199.99
Cooling: Corsair H100 - $119.99
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $19.99

Total - $2959.89 before shipping,taxes & mail-in rebates
pricing as of 12-1-11
November 29, 2011 4:18:43 AM
November 29, 2011 4:39:40 AM
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