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

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June 4, 2012 5:16:17 PM

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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June 4, 2012 5:22:47 PM

Because you don't trust the review or because you are firm on spending $80 extra?
June 4, 2012 5:24:14 PM

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.
June 4, 2012 5:26:01 PM

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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