AMD guy who just bougt his first Intel rig your thoughts

First of all be kind here this is my first Intel rig so I;m not sure I bought the perfect parts but I think I did a darn good job.

Intel i7 3930K six core
Intel DX79SI motherboard
Phantek PH-TC 14 PE CPU cooler
16 Gigs Mushkins Redline DDR3 2133 ram in 8 sticks
Mushkin Chronos 250 gig SSD
AMD 6990 Video card
Cooler Master RS A50 1050 watt fully modular PSU
Seagate Barracuda 1 gig 7200 rpm back up and storage drive
Antec 1200V3 case
Logitech G19 keyboard
Logitech G500 Mouse
Steel series 5Hv2 pro gaming head set
Win 7 home sp1 64 bit

This was my first shot at an Intel gaming rig and I think she will do great but your CONSTRUCTIVE thoughts would be great.

Your pal DEADTIME
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  1. GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY. Are you planning on using that thing to control satellites in outer space?
  2. that processor is really overkill for gaming, if you are not rendering videos or that kind of stuff you should be more than ok with a 2600k
  3. Dude this PC is going to Rape. And you wont have to upgrade for a long time. at least 2 years
  4. You will be gaming on the high end for I would say 2.5 years before you need to replace the gpu and then I bet it will last another 3 or 4 years.

    Pretty awesome.
  5. Wish i had this system for real.
  6. Wow, overall a very nice build.

    I'm liking everything except the Motherboard. The 3930k is a really powerful CPU that has a lot of overclocking potential. Intel motherboards, however, are quite bland as evidence by their "Gear Ratio" overclocking system.

    Wait 2-3 months for more motherboard options to become available (I know how slim the pickings are currently :p ) and grab a nice Asus OC board. 5Ghz is just the start with that beast of a CPU.
  7. I hope you meant Windows 7 Home Premium when you said Win 7 home sp1 64 bit, so that you can enjoy the fully memory capacity.

    Windows 7 Home Basic is limited to 8 GB ram on X64.
  8. FORD guy here who just switched cars... What do you think about this?

    Bugatti Veyron

    This was my first change of brands and I live in Alaska so please go easy...

    So sick of these stupid posts.
  9. thats a great build if you have that much money to spare, not very cost effective though.
  10. iam2thecrowe said:
    thats a great build if you have that much money to spare, not very cost effective though.



    I assume cost is no issue as he is spending 1k on a cpu that will be outdated in 2-3 years
  11. mouse24 said:
    I assume cost is no issue as he is spending 1k on a cpu that will be outdated in 2-3 years


    1K? If I could get all that for 1K, I'd buy it myself :na:
  12. no no the processor buy itself is over 1k, its like 1050 i think
  13. Tyrotoxicity said:
    1K? If I could get all that for 1K, I'd buy it myself :na:


    Whoops I was thinking of the 3930X model when I posted that

    This one is selling for 600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

    XD
  14. ahh.
  15. Nice rig if you're Rockefeller.

    I sense a troll, though.
  16. lol, its possible
  17. A troll.....think not. I'm a 43 year old retired Military man who loves to game. Ive already ordered all these parts from newegg and will post pics...since if there aren't pics it didn't happen. The PSU was part of a combo you had to buy if you wanted the CPU but its a good one so I didn't mind.

    Ill be going with the AMD 7990 when it finally comes out but will keep my eye on Nvidia though.
  18. Lol, the 7990 is probably not going to come out. The 7970/50 on the otherhand will release in about a few months, you should've probably waited.

    Motherboard choice I disagree with, Intel MB's just suck. Specially for Enthusiasts. The RAM was unnecessary, 16GB is a lot, but 2133 is also unnecessary, you wouldn't even have noticed the difference from that 1600. PSU I understand was a combo, but many places sell the cpu for the same price w/o having you need to buy it in a a combo. You would've been fine with a 850w.

    Just my opinion though.
  19. I heard the 6990 is no longer available for sale. but I think you can crossfire the 6970 (or the 7970) for almost the same price and get similar performance
  20. I invested in a 6990 still in the box about 2 months ago knowing that my Christmas present (a new gaming rig) was comming (wifey loves me) still trying to decide on the monitor situation. Do I really want to go with 3 24 inch monitors or a wait a bit....I have 2 24 inch viewsonic's now but I haven't tried the tri monitor set up yet and not sure how I would like it.
  21. thats a whole lot of monitor. talk about the porn.
  22. Got the whole thing together and it is fast.....I'm very impressed. I took iphone pics which ill post. One of the odd things is I cant get the memory to act as 2133, when I use the xmp setting it just crashes and reboots over and over. so Im at 1300 right now, anyone have any ideas?

    Built my kid a bulldozer rig with a 6990 since I was feeling guilty that I built this intel rig....I feel better.

    So any help on the ram would be grand

    DEADTIME
  23. Quote:
    Did you get a 7970?

    btw, send me all of what you have in mind so far about your computer and needs and about the help on the ram.

    I will get to helping you get the best bang for your buck
    + best performance for your dollar
    + best components for your rigs quality and lifespan.

    P.S. a little perscriptionated atm so if you have already gone over some of these things in the above posts then just copy paste it into your reply to this message. :)

    P07 akamrcrack aka Zac :>


    Heres the gear I used

    Intel i7 3930K six core
    Intel DX79SI motherboard
    Phantek PH-TC 14 PE CPU cooler
    16 Gigs Mushkins Redline DDR3 2133 ram in 8 sticks
    Mushkin Chronos 250 gig SSD
    AMD 6990 Video card
    Cooler Master RS A50 1050 watt fully modular PSU
    Seagate Barracuda 1 gig 7200 rpm back up and storage drive
    Antec 1200V3 case
    Logitech G19 keyboard
    Logitech G500 Mouse
    Steel series 5Hv2 pro gaming head set
    Win 7 home sp1 64 bit

    My 2 problems are that its not seeing the ram at 2133 and that it sees the 1 gig drive in the bios but not windows.
  24. Ah, you have joined the dark side. :)
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