After Deployment Present Build (First Build)

Approximate Purchase Date: October-November (currently deployed kind of a welcome home present for myself)

Budget Range: 2500-3500 (I've been deployed for a year I have a little money saved up but don't want to break the bank)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Music, Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Headset

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: No Preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Additional Comments: Quiet is always good

Intel Core i7-3930K
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200 Watt
ASUS GeForce GTX 680
16GB Series for Intel X79 (This one is a friends spare so it's not costing me. why he has a spare i don't know but hey free is free)
Cooler Master 1200 W silent
Samsung 830 SSD 256mb

Downgrade anything? Upgrade anything? Still need a tower.

Thanks in advanced.
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  1. Your budget is pretty high for what you're proposing, but can get some real killer items! Here is something I put together (please take the case even if not the build, it has amazing airflow):

    CPU: Intel 3930k - $590

    CPU Cooler: V10 Hybrid (for some nice overclocking) - $116

    MOBO: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - $430

    Case: HAF X (942) - $200

    +1 Case Fan on Top: Cooler Master 200mm Red Led Case Fan (will drop temps by about 3 degrees celsius) - $24

    RAM: Your friends ;)

    SSD: OCZ 240G (Your samsung is good, but this $20 dearer options will outperform. However, it is your choice) - $300

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm - $120

    PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold series, 1200W 80+ GOLD (Amazing, clean power, only the finest for this system. By the way, you wouldn't need 1200W unless you were going quad SLI haha) - $240

    Optical: LG Lightscribe Blu-ray read/write + 3D support - $65

    GPU: ASUS GTX 680 (nice choice) - $500

    Grand Total = $2585

    Now, onto the second issue. If you wish to remain at this price, which is right at the beginning of your budget, that is great. If you are willing to spend $500 more, obtain a second GTX 680 and let the world be at your feet (ok, that would be overkill haha)! Otherwise, you should obtain a monitor, which I didn't include (sorry if you don't have one). Here is my suggestion:

    Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 27" 2560x1440 - $850

    Hope that this is what you were looking for! And for an OS, just get a 'free' copy of windows 7, or you can spend $100 if you feel the need!
  2. I've been looking at these and the HAF X seems huge. Any other cases that might be a little bit smaller that come highly recommended?
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