Is this system good for at least this year?

Is this build good for gaming:

Case-HAF 942
Motherboard-ASUS Rampage
Graphics-HD 7970 x3
PSU-Silverstone 1500w
CPU-i7 3960X Extreme
RAM-CORSAIR Vengance 8GB
SSD-Crucial 64GB For the OS.
HDD-Western Digital 1TB Mass storage.
CD/DVD Drive-LITE ON
Cooler-Intel Cooler

So is this build any good.
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  1. I would say that it is but there is one thing that I would change since it appears that you have no budget is the SSD to this.

    Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $269.99 and a $35 rebate makes it $234.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233211
  2. inzone said:
    I would say that it is but there is one thing that I would change since it appears that you have no budget is the SSD to this.

    Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $269.99 and a $35 rebate makes it $234.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233211

    My budget is still limited just like anyone else's...although that budget is really high.
  3. Ok , well if the 180gb is over the budget then you could get the 120gb.

    Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $189.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $159.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191
  4. inzone said:
    Ok , well if the 180gb is over the budget then you could get the 120gb.

    Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $189.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $159.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191

    No you took it wrongly...I was just telling you my budget has a limit($10,000(although not much of a budget)).
  5. Honeslty this is a bit overkill for "gaming."

    Cpu, would go down to a 2500k in case you want to overclock. The additional cores would not do you any good for gaming, the l3 cache would help but not much.

    Graphics 3 x 7970 ? What reso are you planning on running and how many monitors. If you're going for 3 x 30" monitors (2500 x 1600 ish reso each ) than yes, but if just 1 monitor, 1 card would be fine. Two would be fine if you're doing the tri monitors at the 1900ish to 1200-1080ish reso.

    Psu... for your 1st 3930 fine, but if you go down, you could go smaller and save some money on the elictric bills. Like a corsair or seasonic 850 psu, modular is nice as well.

    Pick up a aftermarket cooler. I really do like the cooler master hyper 212+. Quiter than stock and better cooling, and air cooling up to 5.0 ghz.

    Now, if you're income is from video/photo/music/media editing, than your orginal build is fine.

    Did a quick look at your build at newegg. Priced at $2875 us before taxes/shipping.

    To save money, here is probally what i would build for a gaming computer if i need it right now, however, i personally would wait for ivy bridge for gaming at this point. Reason being, lower energy and pci-3.0 support.

    Case Corsair Carbide Series 500R 140
    Mobo ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 255
    Graphics 2 x GIGABYTE GV-R797D5-3GD-B Radeon HD 7970 3GB 1100
    Psu SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W 260
    Cpu Intel Core i5-2500K 230
    Ram Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3
    SDRAM DDR3 1600 BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00 150
    SSD Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD1 2.5" 256GB 345
    HDD Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 230
    Optical LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 110
    Cooler COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 30
    Total 2850
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