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~$2600 gaming/video editing X79 build

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November 20, 2011 10:21:59 AM

I already have 3 newer LCDs for video.
I will be overclocking 10-20% and will be using liquid cooling.

case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Gaming Case $180

DVD: LG 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive $50


CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3930K 3.20 GHz 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 $600

VIDEO: 2X EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 1280MB $360ea $720

HDD: 120GB Corsair Force Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s $170

HDD2: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache $200

MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) $90

POWERSUPPLY: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1200W $240
Total: $2650

Uses: Gaming and video editing
The power supply is overkill but I found a deal to get it for the same price as the 1000W version.

I am not concerned about making the system cost less.
Is there anything that looks out of place here or just plain wrong?

Thank you for your time.
November 20, 2011 10:26:25 AM

Thats a pretty expensive motherboard are you sure you need that?

Also the HDD is a green type which means its slower than the average HDD go with a Seagate Barracuda or Samsung Spinpoint F3 @ 7200 RPM

Most perfer the Crucial M4 SSD as well it has been one of the most reliable SSDs out there
November 20, 2011 10:31:26 AM

I would change the power supply to get a better quality one such as Corsair HX 1050W Silver

or OCZ ZX 1250W Gold

The OCZ ZX series has great reviews from various professional PSU review sites such as jonnyguru and others. According to jonnyguru, the quality is comparable to Seasonic X series and Corsair AX series which are the best in its class.