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? m 0 l cutebeans November 25, 2011 7:34:26 AM This build is wasteful. Just get a $1500 build and it will run everything at high. m 0 l Related resources gaming pc under 3k (hopefully under 2.5) - Forum Under 3K Gaming PC, pls advice - Forum Best PSU under 3K for gaming - Forum good cabinet under 3k - Forum Budget PC under 500 - Is this build worth it or am I just wasting 500? - 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. m 0 l 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... Share 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 m 0 l heliophoenix December 1, 2011 11:05:22 PM Best answer selected by heliophoenix. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest pc (parts excluded) for under $500? Just tower Forum SolvedI need a wirless n modem under 3k (3000 rs) Forum SolvedIs this a good 3K gaming pc build Forum I want a good gaming PC but I also would like to add a water coolin system for just under 800 Forum SolvedNeed suggestion for graphics card under 3k (INR) Forum Solvedneed a graphics card under 3k Forum WANT YOUR OPINIONS !!!! $3k beast........ Forum SolvedOdd Performance Drops - Beast PC however? Forum PSU for gtx 660 and fx 6300 under 3K Forum SolvedPlanned to build a "beast" gaming pc Forum SolvedNew build under 3k budget Forum SolvedIs 3k enough to PC game? Forum SolvedIn need of advice of building a 3k+ Gaming PC Forum SolvedServer under 3K Forum Does Kingston hyperX Beast fit under Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 3? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !