New Build, Will it work?

My computer build

Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GH (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820 ($300)

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($420)

Operating System (OS)
64-Bit Windows 7 Professional ($129)

Motherboard
ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS ($400)

Random Access Memory (RAM)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240 Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7Q-16GBZ ($150)

Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
3TB Seagate Barracuda ($180)

Solid State Drive (SSD)
OCZ Agility 3 120GB ($140)

Optical Disk Drive (ODD)
Samsung DVDRW 22X SATA Black withoutSoftware Bare SH-222AB Bebe ($18)

Power Supply Unit (PSU)
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($150)

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case ($200)

Cooler
NZXT Havik 120 ($55)

Monitor
Asus PA238Q ($300)

Mouse
Razer Naga Molten ($80)

Keyboard
Corsair Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard ($110)

Gaming Headset
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 ($130)

How is this for a build? I would have gotten the GTX 680 but instead I just got the 670 because there's only a 7 percent performance difference so I'll just overclock it. I wasn't sure what ODD to get so I just kinda grabbed one. So yeah, overall how is this build?
Thanks,
Jerod
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  1. Whats the build for ? and whats the budget.
  2. Niklas_13 said:
    Whats the build for ? and whats the budget.

    The build is a straight up gaming build and the budget is 2750
  3. IMO i would save money on the MOBO, CPU, RAM , and HDD will save you enough to get a sli 670s setup or a better GPU then the 670 for A 2500 + build with only 1 670 ( thats builted around gaming ) is a little crazzy
  4. I would also go with a 1TB HDD and up the SSD to 240
  5. i agree with niklas_13 get a storage drive 500gb or 1tb your choice then get two 120gb ssd's and set them up in raid 0 use that as boot and games then the storage for apps like itunes music pictures and other suff.
  6. If gaming is your primary concern, just get an i5 w/ an LGA 1155 motherboard, theres no real advantage with the i7 for gamers. Its completely overkill for your stated purpose.
  7. jamesg2571 said:
    i agree with niklas_13 get a storage drive 500gb or 1tb your choice then get two 120gb ssd's and set them up in raid 0 use that as boot and games then the storage for apps like itunes music pictures and other suff.

    Raid 0 will make it so they work as one SSD correct?
  8. nekulturny said:
    If gaming is your primary concern, just get an i5 w/ an LGA 1155 motherboard, theres no real advantage with the i7 for gamers. Its completely overkill for your stated purpose.

    What's the point of i7 if it doesn't improve gaming, what are its uses.
  9. Highly threaded professional applications. The difference between the best i5 and the best i7 in gaming is pretty ridiculous. Like a 1% difference (sometimes not even). And then it's only becaues the stock clock of the i7 is slightly higher.

    Your build is completely off-balance. Anything over 200$ (if not anything over 150$) for a mobo, unless you particularly need it's functionalities, is ridiculous. Then, GTX 670 is fine, but with your budget I'd get a gtx 690 (it's a beauty). With your budget, I'd also get a lot more than 120gb of SSD. I'd get 240, if not 300+ gigs of it. You're basically throwing money out of the window with your 400$ motherboard. SB-E builds are for people with 4 graphics cards, 10 hard drives, and that use professionnal applications.
  10. Ok, so I should probably just scrap this build and completely restart?
  11. OK, thanks all, and can i5 run Auto CAD?
  12. Yes a i5 still can do Auto Cad
  13. Ok sweet Thanks
  14. jerodpaul said:
    What's the point of i7 if it doesn't improve gaming, what are its uses.

    What firedice said.

    Furthermore, the big difference between i5s and i7s is HyperThreading. What this basically is is a technology that allows the CPU to "pretend" to have more cores than it actually does. For gaming, as of today very few games actually use more than 2 cores. We may find this changes as time goes by, but even so, games have to start using all 4 cores of a quad core CPU more common before you have to worry about the advantage of the "theoretical" cores from HyperThreading to actually have an impact. Right now where they really have an impact is again like Firedice said, heavy video editing, media encoding and CAD design come to mind. But even so, for those purposes, you could just get an LGA1155 i7 like a 2700K to handle thise. LGA2011 i7s are more or less getting into server-grade processing power, total overkill even for the most heavy gamers.

    And yes, even an i5 would be fine for doing CAD, would an i7 be more ideal? Yes, but if you're really concerned, like I said, you can look at an LGA1155 i7 if you really plan to be doing a lot of it.
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