I'm planning on doing some multitasks, get ready for future (by the time i actually save up for it, as i already built a comp a month ago, it won't look as overkill plus the prices will be lower), and sandbox multiple number of games. my current i5 3570k @ what i think is a 4.0 OC (not quite sure if i OC'd it by changing the multiplier to x40) is able to run 4 of the game in sandbox without stuttering. Plus I'd like to actually play battlefield3 and other of these high end games with ease and without worry of anything. Plus the bragging rights.. such as on youtube.. teehee
And without any other pauses... La List + Prices
Cooler Master HAF-X Blue Edition @ 219.99 + 14.99 S/H
i7 3960X Extreme Edition LGA 2011 3.3GHz @ 1,029.99
Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler @ 34.99 + 4.99 S/H
32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series DDR3 2133 @ 349.99
Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 LGA 2011 @ 429.99
EVGA Signature GeForce GTX 690 4GB @ 999.99 + 7.87 S/H
Corsair Professional Series AX1200 @ 299.99
(2) 128GB Samsung 830 Series SSD @ 129.99 ea.
2TB Samsung EcoGreen F4 HDD @ 119.99
Asus 24x DVD Burner @ 16.99 + 4.99 S/H
Cooler Master Megaflow 200 @ 17.99
G.Skill FTB-3500C5-D Fans @ 14.99 + 1.99 S/H
Windows7 Professional 64x bit @ 139.99
BenQ 24" XL2420T Monitor @ 419.99
Grand Total @ $4,500.00 (including S/H + Accessories)
EDIT: it wont just be for gaming, i will be doing video editings, watch movies, etc etc, lots of multi tasking.
1: the 3930k is the same thing with less cache(it wont matter)
2:the hyper 212 looks wimpy against sandy bridge e. get something like a h100 or a noctua nh-d14 se2011(a lot of people dont like the colour)
3: get ares ram. they look better and are more low profile
4: 690 is awesome but getting 2 680s is faster. id suggest the evga ftw edition or the evga classified edition
5:you only need 1000w to run triple graphics. nevertheless, the seasonic model is better as it has hybird fan technology
6:for the drives since you are going all out, get either a intel 520 240gb, sandisk extreme, or mushkin chronos deluxe
7: get plain old caviar black drives as they are faster
8:usually the haf x has enough fans so i wouldnt worry about cooling
1: the 3930k is the same thing with less cache(it wont matter) it wont? but im planning on trying to run 8 of the same game using sandboxie while having opera browser, music, and other things running.
2:the hyper 212 looks wimpy against sandy bridge e. get something like a h100 or a noctua nh-d14 se2011(a lot of people dont like the colour) i was thinking about the h100.. but i didnt want to introduce water to the system. as for the EVO, i currently have it on my i5 3570k and it seems to be doing a nice job. as for the noctua. yea theyre hideous. idk if the blue LEDs will make it look better or not. nor am i sure they'll be able to fit with the RAMs.
3: get ares ram. they look better and are more low profile oh. im currently using corsair vengeance. i noticed my older computer that was built by a friend was a G.Skill but i was under the impression that only the Z series was compatible with 2011? Or am I completely wrong? It doesn't matter to me which one i get as long as it'll all be fitting with the cpu cooler that I end up with. These are all just brief list of some high end parts I chose out of the other high end ones. As the list does contain a RAM cooler (i was hoping to have the 2133MHz one of the OC'd RAMs)
4: 690 is awesome but getting 2 680s is faster. id suggest the evga ftw edition or the evga classified edition yea i kno a 690 loses to a 2 680 SLI but maybe if I need that much more speed later on (year or two after the build happens), I could just Quad SLI up the 690 with another 690. Plus the 690 uses less Wattage along with creating less heat (?) or that's the impression I'm currently under.
5:you only need 1000w to run triple graphics. nevertheless, the seasonic model is better as it has hybird fan technology Oh really? The 690 minimum wattage requirement is 650w and the SB-E said it takes around 200watt under load... or am I being completely misinformed about alot of these things. Only researched while I was at work. Plus the futureproof of adding another 690 in.. Didn't see any other 1000w that looked good.. My current rig is running the Corsair AX750 one.. so I figured maybe that'd be a good choice..
6:for the drives since you are going all out, get either a intel 520 240gb, sandisk extreme, or mushkin chronos deluxe Are one of those three better than the 830 Series? Cuz I'm currently using a 830 Series for boot drive and I have absolutely no complaints. Plus they're almost a dollar per GB
7: get plain old caviar black drives as they are faster I probably would be using my HDD for the storage of music files, video files, documents, pictures, etc So the faster doesn't really matter much to me. Unless HDD Prices go down alot by the time the list finalizes and my money savings reach the goal.
8:usually the haf x has enough fans so i wouldnt worry about cooling That's why I'm going for the haf-x even tho its looks doesn't really satisfy me.
When it comes right down to it, the differences between the i7-3960X and the i7-3930K are 100MHz at stock speeds or around maybe 300MHz with a truly extreme overclock. If you need that extra 100MHz for bragging rights, it will cost you the extra $400. When it comes to an extreme overclock, I'm afraid that you'll have to set up some form of liquid-cooling, otherwise it will be hard to get any extra out of the 3960X that you couldn't get out of the 3930K.