$3k-3.5k Going with 3930k and 2 680s...now what else?

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP.

Budget Range: $3000-3500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing

Parts Not Required: I am definitely getting a 3930k and 2 GTX 680s. I know that much. What I don't know is what 2 680s I will get. The other day on newegg they had 2 680s available (holy sh#t I know) so I placed the order but then something got screwed up and now they're out of stock again =/ So I guess I will take suggestions for what model of 680s I should get.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Well seeing as I already chose a 3930k and 2 GTX 680s...I suppose for mobo I want to go with an ASUS...I open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Yes, but most likely only on the CPU. Maybe a little on the 680s.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, 2 680s

Monitor Resolution: Not positive, but the minimum will be 1920x1080p and if I go all out I might get a monitor that supports 2560x1600.

Additional Comments: Like I said I already know I am getting a 3930k and 2 680s. As aforementioned I will also take recommendations on what 2 680s I should get (EVGA Superclocked, ASUS Top, etc...) I will be using the PC for gaming and some video editing. I want the absolute best performance.

What I am really looking for is direct suggestions on all the other parts I need. And I might want to go with 32GB of RAM.

So...I just need to know what else to get to get the best performance I can get :D


Thanks for any help given. I will be very appreciative of it ;-)
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  1. You can get an ASUS DCII GTX 670 for ~$80 less and have the performance of a GTX 680.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html
  2. azeem40 said:
    You can get an ASUS DCII GTX 670 for ~$80 less and have the performance of a GTX 680.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html


    I am definitely going with 2 680s :S
  3. Because you don't trust the review or because you are firm on spending $80 extra?
  4. or you can also go for 3 GTX 670's.They will use a bit more power but will also provide a significant performance increase.
  5. The GTX 670 is giving performance numbers almost as good as the GTX 680 for a lot less money. You can save $100 per card by going with the 670.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-2-and-3way-sli-review/14

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-2-and-3way-sli-review/15

    From an earlier post by inzone. Note: that is the reference design. The one I linked is on par, if not better, than the GTX 680.
  6. I'd personally go with EVGA because of the 10 year warranty they offer and they generally give you good overclocking tools (Precision) to go with their cards.

    Here's a sample 3930K build I generally recommend:

    Case: NZXT Switch 810 - $169.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W - $149.99
    Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro - $319.99
    CPU: 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Socket LGA 2011 Edition - $88.99
    RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 - $119.99
    SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $149.99
    HD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green - $119.99
    Optical: LG BD-R Burner - $79.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW - $419.99
    OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

    Total: $2,348.98
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