How to build a new PC

Hi all,

I would like to build up new gaming PC.

This is my build up and I need your advice:

-ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME LGA 1155 Rebublic of Gamers Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard - Asus OR Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ WiFi/ A&GbE Motherboard by Asus ?

-Intel Core i7-2600 Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 - Intel OR Intel Core i7-960 Processor 3.20 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366 ?

-Corsair Memory Dominator GT 12 GB (3 x 4GB) Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 12 Triple Channel Kit 2000MHz (PC3 16000) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

-Sapphire Radeon HD 6990 4GB DDR5 DVI-I/QUAD MINI DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100310SR - SAPPHIRE OR EVGA 590 GTX ?

-Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler OR Noctua for Intel LGA 1156, 1366, 1155, 775 and AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3 Sockets, 6 Heatpipe 2x140mm SSO Bearing Quiet CPU Cooler ?


-Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000 Watt Gold Series Power Supply OR 1200 Watt ?

-Cooler Master HAF X

-Intel 510 Series 250 GB SATA Version 3 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive

- 1 or 2 tb sata Harddisk

+ other main component.

My budget is about 3000$

Is it worthy to upgrade to the new generation of LGA 2011?

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  1. On the motherboard, I would get a more modern z68 chipset. Just look for basically the same ASUS board features in socket 1155 and z68 chip set.

    For the CPU the Core i7 2600k is a good choice. You need the k model for over clock.

    Ram get dual channel DDR3 1600 8gb(2x4gb Kit). Triple channel is for older Socket 1366 CPU.

    Graphics card - According to Tom's and other sites, the 6990 and 590 cards are about the same. Keep in mind though, that the new AMD 79xx series cards are about to be released.

    For the power supply, the Coolermaster gold series is probably as good as any, although you might save some money looking at Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, even in the Bronze series. I have a Coolermaster Bronze series 450w in my HTPC and it is very quiet and stable.

    I have never done water cooling, but I hear the Corsair products are quite good.

    The rest looks fine, and no to the LGA 2011. Most reports state it will be minor improvement over Sandy Bridge.
  2. Ok.. you have an enthusiast budget here, the thing is what games are you playing, and how many monitors do you plan on using?. If you are using 1, then just go for a i5 2500k , a z68 mobo, a gtx 590 and 8 gigs of ram. No need to Spend more. But if you are going for 3 monitors, then get 2 gtx 580 an i7 2600k a evga ftw series motherboard and a 1200 watts psu.
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