New build help

Hello, i have been doing some research and i am trying to build a really nice computer for gaming that i can use for a few years I'm thinking five years at least. My wife and I have talked about it and she gave me the go to go nuts but i really don't want to go over 6000. pls help here is what i have so far.

Intel Core i7-3960X Black Edition Hexa-Core Processor
(3.3 GHz, 15 MB L3 Cache, 1.5 MB L2 Cache, Socket LGA 2011 - MPN: BX80619I73960X)
As low as $1,049.99 from Newegg.com

Corsair Vengeance 16GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3 DIMM Memory Kit
(4GBX4 - MPN: CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9)
As low as $89.99 from Newegg.com

ASUS Asus MB RAMPAGE IV FORMULA Core i7 X79 LGA2011 DDR3 PCIE3.0 SATA ATX Retail - ASUS RAMPAGE IV FORMULA
(MPN: RAMPAGEIVFORMULA)
As low as $378.94 from Newegg.com

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 1200W Power Supply
(MPN: CMPSU1200AX)
As low as $285.98 from Newegg.com

Corsair Force 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK 240 GB Internal Solid State Drive
(2.5" - SATA/600 - MPN: CSSDF240GB3BK)
As low as $303.98 from Newegg.com

WD Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2 TB Internal Hard Drive
(SATA/600 - 7200 rpm - 64 MB Buffer - 3.5" - MPN: WD2002FAEX)
As low as $207.27 from Newegg.com

VisionTek Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
(128 MB DDR2 - PCI Express x1 - MPN: 900317)
As low as $75.59 from Amazon.com

LG UH12LS28 Internal Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer - BD-ROM/DVD-RAM/ R/ RW Support - 10x Read/ - 16x Read/16x Write/8x Rewrite DVD - Dual-Layer Media Support - 5.25
(MPN: UH12LS28)
As low as $69.11 from Other World Computing

x2 EVGA VDO 1280MB PCI-E GeForce GTX 560Ti CORES FTW 1280MB GDDR5 SLI READY - EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR
(MPN: 012P32066KR)
As low as $297.55 per from Newegg.com

or x2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 3072 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 03G-P3-1591-AR
(MPN: 03GP31591AR)
As low as $730.44 per from TheNerds.net

Corsair CW-9060002-WW Hydro H70 CORE High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 1155, LGA 1366, LGA 2011,AM2, AM3, FM1 from tigerdirect at 84.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System Software - DVD, English from tiger direct.com for 189.99

U2-UFO CYO (Choose Your Own)
- Acrylic Color Smoked Grey
- Finish Anodize Black
- Motherboard Tray XL-ATX
- Horizontal MB brace Yes
- Side 1 Half Window Panel
- Side 2 Solid ALU Panel
- Side 3 Acrylic Panels
- Back Panel Type 10 PCI
- Front Panel Type Standard
- Window Etching None
for 459.99

with th x2 560ti's its about 3840.00 and with the x2 hydro its about 5000.00 not including any other cooling if i need it, or any add ons like monitor mouse the small stuff ok rip it up be gentle remember im new to this.
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  1. that's a really big overkill man!infact it's a waste unless you want to run a server.
    do us a favor fill this-
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. You would get better results from an i5 2500k which you could overclock and get faster speeds than that $1,000 CPU listed
  3. An i5-2500k with an SLI'd 560ti is enough to last 5yrs.
  4. hey im sorry about that mess up there ill do more research and try this again thank you for your help looks like the sweet spot for a good to great gaming pc is around 13 to 1500
  5. How about waiting till Ivy Bridge? It should be only a month away.
    If you want to keep it for 5 years; might as well keep get the latest gen CPU.

    How about going with something like a 7970? A single card setup might be best,
    as you could add a second if you ever need that amount of power.
  6. If i may ask this is my very first build im looking at the

    Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor with the

    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard i have questions about LGA 2011 is that how many sockets are on the cpu slot and if i go with this mother board i should beable to upgrade to IVY BRIDGE when releases if im way off the mark pls let me know i have been looking into this for what feels like for ever. i do want this mobo because it sounds like i could OC everything from bios and the oc key it comes with. I am a newb my friends
  7. Approximate Purchase Date: June, July 2012

    Budget Range:max max 5000 Before After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet

    Parts Not Required: All new parts want 2 pc's one for me, my old one for wife

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

    Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115229

    CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMT16GX3M4X2133C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233230

    EVGA 03G-P3-1595-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified ULTRA 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130751

    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) x2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227727

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136794

    ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056

    Still planing on the U2-UFO case from mountain mods just so i never have to buy one again http://www.mountainmods.com/CYO_picker.php not sure if this will take you to what i was looking at. $469.99 -Total for the case setup

    This looks close to what i had posted on the 9th but I made a few changes. I wanted the motherboard for the upgrade options and I'm not sure if i can use an i5 processor so i went with the i7 that is listed, this way i can jump to Ivy bridge when it comes out. I do have a question about the i7 that's listed if I plan to oc would it be better to not get the turbo boost. Planing on raid 0 the ssd'd, the GPU I was thinking just the one till kepler comes out then sli if its worth it. With everything listed this should be about 3100. is this all compatible and would i have to upgrade any major parts sooner than i thought.

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use an intel CPU & asus mobo with a 24"+ LCD and full tower case.

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

    Additional Comments: Needs to be upgradable
  8. SingingThroughTheStorm said:
    How about waiting till Ivy Bridge? It should be only a month away.

    Ivy Bridge is 3 months away. Intel pushed back its release date, but yes OP; since you plan to build in June, wait until then to ask.
  9. azeem40 said:
    Ivy Bridge is 3 months away. Intel pushed back its release date, but yes OP; since you plan to build in June, wait until then to ask.


    Really? I thought only the dual core (i3 and lower) were delayed, and that the i5 would still release on schedule.
    Oh well.
  10. Nope, it's the whole lot, which sucks for those wanting to get it soon.
  11. Why not 3930K it can be overclocked.
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