- Approximate Purchase Date:Two to three weeks - Budget Range: $2500 - $3000 - System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - Parts Not Required: Accessories, Optical Drive, HDD, Display, Speakers - Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None, except shady looking random stores - Country: United States - Parts Preferences: Quality over economy. Kensington or Corsair? Corsair. Duralast or Moog? Moog. You get the idea. - Overclocking: Yes, in the future - SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future - Monitor Resolution: 46" 1920 x 1080p - Additional Comments:
I'm pretty set with the monitor. It is also my 360/TV so I'd like to keep the trio all in one. I won't be adding more displays either. I have no specific brand preferences for parts, but I prefer what's reputed to be the higher end stuff. Similarly, not stuck on any one site. I'll shop if they have good feedback.
My two goals with the build are to play games on the best settings my display can render, and not buy another computer for years while maintaining that. I want to play videogames at their best for as long as I can. This is why I chose the CPU - assuming games will eventually make use of it. Overclocking and Crossfire/SLi will be used to keep up with software in the future.
So I'd like some feedback and critiques of what I've got. Anything worth waiting for not too far outside my time frame, or something that will likely work better for my goals. Also a case, if there's a cheaper, decent quality E-ATX case than what I have, that would be cool.
CPU: Intel i7 3930K ($570) Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme ($400) Video: Sapphire Radeon HD7970 ($540) RAM: Corsair Dominator 16GB 2133 MHz ($240) PSU: Antec High-Current Pro 850W ($170) Case: Lian Li A70F ($180) Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 ($80) (Water cooled when I overclock and find a touchscreen to fit in two drive bays) SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB ($170)
This, taxed and shipped (midwest), is less than $2500.
This looks very solid - since you won't be buying for 3 weeks - look at the new cpus & z77 mobos. With that PSU you can add another GPU later (or right now) and still be under budget with insane gaming capability.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa... <----- Z77 boards already for sale in Australia. In the past few years the Aussies have been getting the goodies a month ahead of the US and Canada including Sandy Bridge and the 1155 boards. The Aussies have already pulled some of the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H61/H67/P67/Z68) from their site. In fact a lot of those boards are no longer for sale on that site compared to last month.