Feedback for soon to be built rig. 3000$

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week.

Budget Range: 2800-3200

Usage: Gaming on a large screen. Right now it is being purchase with a 23" monitor and I want to use a considerably larger screen in the near future 27"+

Overclocking: Not immediately.

SLI: Yes, 2 cards.

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080 .

Additional Comments: Future proof. I want to make no additions/modifications for three years.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 230mm front fan, 1x 230mm top fan, 1x 230mm side fan, and 1x 140mm rear fan

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

(x2) EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

OCZ RevoDrive 3 series RVD3-FHPX4-120G PCI-E 120GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

GeIL Enhance CORSA 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GEC316GB1600C9QC
(Not QVL)

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Model ihes112-04 - OEM

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers

ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
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  1. Putting together a top-notch build is no reason to sort motherboards by price and pick the first one that comes up. You could just get an MSI Z68A-GD80 for $200:

    This ADATA 256gb SSD (don't know how you found such an expensive one before at half the capacity):

    580 SLI with EVGA Superclocked models, external exhaust, $510 each:
  2. I'm at my limit with the build I gave prior so if I need add somewhere I need to take away from somewhere else.

    The ADATA SSD has read/write of 355MB/s whereas the OCZ PCIe SSD has a read/write of up to 975 MB/s. I am getting it for the speed. Do you think its relevant?

    The 580's will require 300 more out of me - should I reduce and go for the msi board and go for the 580's? Do the 580's matter that much more than the 570's?

    There ya go, 3k, 3 monitor, 3 6950 2GB 3600x1920 build that'll pretty much destroy what you've got there.
  4. You are overkilling. Save $1500 for retirement!!! For 1440p, you need much less power.
  5. -The build is a mix of very expensive, not necessarily max performance components w/ some slow performing components.

    - A 27" monitor at 1920 x 1200 will be grainy at normal viewing distances ....PPI is down around can see individual pixels at 96

    -Caviar blue is a slow drive

    -Why 2 opticals ?

    At $2k, this will give you 95% of the fps as the original build and 3 D capability

    Case - $ 115 - Corsair 500R White
    PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition 850 PSU
    MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    CPU - $ 220 - Intel Core i7-2500K
    Cooler - $ 42 - Hyper 612 PWM
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu
    RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White)
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
    HD - $ 240 - Barracuda XT 2TB
    SSD - $ 210 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
    DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
    Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55
    Monitor $ 290 ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor

    Bumping up to the 570's with the same PSU for an extra $240
  6. ^I support this last. If you don't want 3D, get a cheaper monitor.
    I still recommend the Z68A-GD80, though, for its 5-year warranty.
    Trawl Newegg and choose your case by stylistic preference.
    Go 570s.
  7. How far into the near future do you plan to build this rig of yours??
    Anyway go with the MSI Z68A-GD80 its a much better board regardless of what other may say.

    For graphics i would wait for the 7970's to come out. Buy an ssd with a marvell controller for relability 900mb/s vs 400mb/s wont make any difference to be honest.

    For $3000 i would build a Sandy Bridge E system complete with a 7970 or a 6990.
  8. SB-E is just a waste of money. The 2600K won't bottleneck even 2x590, I think.
  9. kajabla said:
    SB-E is just a waste of money. The 2600K won't bottleneck even 2x590, I think.

    "SB-E is just a waste of money at typical monitor resolutions."

    There fixed it for you. At Eyefinity/Surround resolutuions there is very real evidence that current x8 lanes do indeed have a very real bottle neck. This was done with GTX480s in SLI. Two years later and we have cards that are 2-3 times as powerful.

    Having not only true 40 lanes of pci-e (non-nf200) but also double the pci-e bandwidth so that in 3/4 card setups the cards in the PCI-e 3.0 x8 slots will have the same bandwidth as x16 today.

    X79 is an enthusiast chipset and should only be considered by those that are running in a multiple gpus and/or multiple monitors environment. Otherwise I'd agree, it's a waste of money.
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