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June 17, 2012 7:27:03 PM

This is a new PC that I am planning to build sometime soon but I need some input before I build just to make sure my system is good to go. The parts are as follows:

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH

2 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1

I am planning to use three monitors and I have those along with a mouse, keyboard and speakers picked out. the total with everything comes out to ~$3400. If you have any Suggestions please leave a comment.

**Edit: I forgot to say that I am using three GTX 570's not one, sorry about the misinformation.

**New System:
This is the system after all the feedback.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

2 x MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

Thanks,
Scott
June 17, 2012 7:32:41 PM

For $3400 you can do way better - you can actually build a way better system for like 1/2 your budget. I'm not entirely sure I'd call the FX-8120 and a 570 epic when the i5-3570K and GTX 670 / 680 are far superior.

Try this:

Case: NZXT Switch 810 - $169.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $87.99
RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $129.99
HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $129.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99

Total: $1497.89

That's like 1/2 your budget and it will max out everything for the next several years.
June 17, 2012 8:05:03 PM

g-unit1111 said:
For $3400 you can do way better - you can actually build a way better system for like 1/2 your budget. I'm not entirely sure I'd call the FX-8120 and a 570 epic when the i5-3570K and GTX 670 / 680 are far superior.

Try this:

Case: NZXT Switch 810 - $169.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $87.99
RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $129.99
HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $129.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99

Total: $1497.89

That's like 1/2 your budget and it will max out everything for the next several years.


Thanks for the feedback but I was planning on doing an AMD build instead of Intel but I will definitely have a look at what you have here.
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June 17, 2012 8:19:09 PM

shippyshoes said:
Thanks for the feedback but I was planning on doing an AMD build instead of Intel but I will definitely have a look at what you have here.


Any reason why? It's been proven that the Bulldozer (FX) series is no better than its predecessor (Phenom II) and the Intel core series is leaps and bounds faster. For that type of money you should have an i7-2600K AT LEAST. Get two cards it will work better, I'd go with 2 GTX 670s or 2 GTX 680s instead of 3 gtx 570s.
June 17, 2012 8:34:38 PM

stickg1 said:
Any reason why? It's been proven that the Bulldozer (FX) series is no better than its predecessor (Phenom II) and the Intel core series is leaps and bounds faster. For that type of money you should have an i7-2600K AT LEAST. Get two cards it will work better, I'd go with 2 GTX 670s or 2 GTX 680s instead of 3 gtx 570s.


I changed my CPU and Motherboard to an i7-2700K, Thanks for the help. One question though, if I want to play a game like BF3 for instance on all three of my monitors should I still get two 680s or should I stick with the 3 that I have, or perhaps even 3 580s?
June 17, 2012 8:48:18 PM

shippyshoes said:
I changed my CPU and Motherboard to an i7-2700K, Thanks for the help. One question though, if I want to play a game like BF3 for instance on all three of my monitors should I still get two 680s or should I stick with the 3 that I have, or perhaps even 3 580s?


You can play on all three monitors with 1 680. Two 680s is kind of overkill but it would definitely be AWESOME! 3 570s is going to consume so much power...I would definately get the newer technology, GTX 6XX series, you could even go with 2 gtx670s if you wanted to. You would save $200 dollars and have 90% of the performance 2 680s would give you.
June 17, 2012 8:52:53 PM

Get two of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB

Get this motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Get this processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

This is an ultimate build, but if you're spending $3000+ you should have an SB-E a 2011 board, and really high end dual GPUs.
June 17, 2012 9:01:21 PM

stickg1 said:
Get two of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB

Get this motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Get this processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

This is an ultimate build, but if you're spending $3000+ you should have an SB-E a 2011 board, and really high end dual GPUs.


Thanks so much for all the help, all of your tips have been extremely helpful.
June 17, 2012 9:06:17 PM

shippyshoes said:
Thanks so much for all the help, all of your tips have been extremely helpful.

I forgot that you still have to buy all those monitors, case, speakers, and input devices. LOL, that might put you in the $4000 range. So if that's too much you would be good with a i7-2600K and a ASUS Sabertooth Z77 motherboard.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 17, 2012 9:21:05 PM

stickg1 said:
I forgot that you still have to buy all those monitors, case, speakers, and input devices. LOL, that might put you in the $4000 range. So if that's too much you would be good with a i7-2600K and a ASUS Sabertooth Z77 motherboard.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This had a total of ~$3800 but I am going to spend a couple hundred on some accessories and a headset, and I have to buy an operating system so this will cost me ~$4350 according to newegg, and that's fine with me. Thanks for all the help though you helped me make the best system I could.
June 17, 2012 9:38:01 PM

shippyshoes said:
This had a total of ~$3800 but I am going to spend a couple hundred on some accessories and a headset, and I have to buy an operating system so this will cost me ~$4350 according to newegg, and that's fine with me. Thanks for all the help though you helped me make the best system I could.


;)  NP Anytime dude, I love it when someone wants to build a super high end rig it gets me pumped up!
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