Hey I just wanted some opinions on this system I'm going to be getting soon. I'm mostly going to be using it for gaming. I want to be able to run the most graphically demanding games on the highest setting while also downloading and or streaming movies on a second monitor. Please keep in mind that price is not an issue. I am also trying to make sure that heat is low and noise is going to be very minimal
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 200mm Fan, Integrated Fan Controller, Front USB 3.0 & X-Dock, and Easy Carry Handle [+56]
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)
NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: 1,500 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 80 Plus Silver Certified Modular Power Supply
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
TEMP: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display
1.) You are buying a prebuilt PC. I guarantee that you can buy this same build for a lot less.
2.) That being said, this is a vastly overkill build.
3.) You definitely do not need a 3960X. An i5-3570K would be fine.
4.) Do you really need a 512GB SSD? I think most would be fine with a 128GB or 256GB.
5.) Do not get the Velociraptors. You're not getting that much more speed. Just stick to 7,200 RPM.
6.) Way too much RAM. Even the most extreme gaming just needs 8GB.
7.) 2133MHz? You'd be fine with 1600MHz.
8.) You'd be fine with Windows 7 Home Premium
9.) Way too big of a PSU.
10.) Don't need a sound card.
11.) Better to get 2x 670's or 2x 7970's.
You really overspending on parts you don't need. You don't need to buy top of the line parts just to game. Most people just use an i5 and 8GB of RAM. Combined with a 670, you'll max games just as well as this build.