Solved Beast of PC for just under $3k Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 1, 2011 11:05 PM in Systems Share heliophoenix November 24, 2011 8:49:38 PM Am I doing this right? Any computability issues? I wanted high quality but the ability to upgrade after next generation is released. Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($365.98 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.72 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($338.47 @ CompUSA) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($389.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 590 3GB Video Card ($746.86 @ NCIX US) Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($576.80 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Silverstone 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($329.99 @ Newegg) Total: $2914.80 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated 2011-11-24 17:48 EST-0500) More about : beast RaptorHunter November 25, 2011 5:56:56 AM Lol, why are you spending over $500 bucks just for a case? cutebeans November 25, 2011 7:34:26 AM This build is wasteful. Just get a $1500 build and it will run everything at high. Related resources 2 builds under 3k , which one is the winner - Forum WANT YOUR OPINIONS !!!! $ 3k beast ........ - Forum Gaming build under 3k - Forum $ 3k Gaming Build (please comment) - Forum My beast - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer p4nz3rm4d November 25, 2011 7:38:32 AM Id definately get everything on this list, but would change the case to the Aerocool Xpredator...my opinion. Best solution gmcizzle November 25, 2011 8:10:34 AM $500 for a case is ridiculous unless you absolutely must have that particular case. If you want to upgrade to Ivy Bridge then you want a different motherboard. The best PCIe 3.0 ASUS board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would go with 2x 580 over a single 590 which you will be able to do if you choose another case around ~$200 or less. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That 1500w power supply is just way way overkill. Even 2x 580's in that setup will run fine with 950w-1000w. If you want a quality modular PSU go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... jemm November 25, 2011 8:35:14 AM Hydro Series H100 requires a case with dual 120mm fan mounts with 15mm spacing for a 240mm radiator heliophoenix December 1, 2011 11:05:22 PM Best answer selected by heliophoenix. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdvice & Suggestions on first build under $ 3k budget ForumHelp Building a beast gaming PC ForumTrying to stay under 3k (more likely 4) ... can I? Forum$ 3k max - gaming PC ForumHow would I set up two Kingston HyperX 3k 's in raid Forum$ 3k Budget - Good Performance PC - Recommend Pls Forum3k PC , please rate. Ordering on May 30th ForumGoing to order this $ 3k machine today-should I change anything? ForumGaming. $ 3k max. ForumBuild for Skyrim at 2560 x 1440 - ~$ 3k ForumPCI compatibility question ForumUnder 3K Gaming PC, pls advice ForumJust finished new build, checking temperatures ForumHelp - Gaming PC under $900 -- with gtx 560 ti-- only CPU ForumMy first build. Best pc on a budget under $300 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !