Approximate Purchase Date:
A few days
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, Multimedia, Surfing.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Speakers. (Just the box)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Parts Preferences: I want to play a 30" Monitor with max settings on games like crisis and soon to be - skyrim.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want to get the best PC I can for the money.
The 990X really isnt worth it, i would do a 2600K and a large SSD because a high speed system is wasted without high speed storage, the most important aspect of a snappy system is quick hard disk performance not CPU performance so a good SSD will just make things seem much better.
Killer NICs are also a total waste of money, your ISP is a much bigger factor than your NIC will ever be so i would move money from that onto a better cooling system because the H60 isn't better than a great air cooler, its just about as expensive too. For a system of that magnitude, if you are going to do it, you might as well do it right with a real liquid cooling system to keep those GTX 580s cool too.
Before I bought the parts and things for this new build I am making, I wanted to share it here and see your opinions. Please do not comment saying "OmG 3000 DoLlArZ FoR A BuIlD WhaT Nubz!" I just want opinions on the hardware, and I will probably only get this chance once in my life for an expensive build like this.
I am willing to increase m budget to $4000 dollars if need be, I am also not interested in an SSD right now.
1st...do ya need Z68 ? Read the Z68 section and if there's anything there that benefits you, grab the 1st board. I haven't had anyone ask me to build a box yet that would benefit from anything Z68 offers:
Corsair H series are loud, don't outperform the better air coolers and have fit issues in many cases with multi slot GFX MoBos. V6 GT is the best performer but too dang loud. Thermalright Silver Arrow comes in just under it followed by Hyper 612 which ain't on shelves yet despite being tested way back in July
Don't see shoving all that in a $125 case. Suggest HAF-X, Antec DF-85, Antec 1200V3 where ya can augment GFX card cooling with intermediate fans, window fans and, yes, with all that air blowing thru the case, inlet air filters. For PSU, the AX1200, HCP-1200, EMR1350EWT, ST1200 should be on ya review list.