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Feeling very depressed about new build - help!

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July 1, 2012 1:45:50 AM

Okay, so for the last ~10 months, I have been gathering funds together/buying parts as I went along for a kick-ass gaming PC build. After much research I did, I am now here with the build below. However, I am only 15 and I've sort of run out of money. Well not technically, but to get the rest (a whopping $1500) involves a lot of work and patience. That's not good, because I haven't purchased the most important part yet: the GPUs. As every other PC gamer Joe on the street, I built this rig for basically Battlefield 3. A month ago, the CPU finally arrived (along with a temp GPU because as you know X79 doesn't have integrated graphics) and I've been using it for sadly light gaming since. Here are the specs/what I payed. Everything is in like-new condition.
CPU: i7 3820 - paid $250
Mo/bo: RIVE - paid $350 (open-box, but still brand new with retail box and all accessories)
RAM: 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 - $50
PSU: Corsair AX1200 - $238
Cooler: Hyper 212+ - $26
Case: NZXT Phantom (white) - $120
HDD: 2x Hitachi 7.2k rpm 1.5 TB - paid $110 total (got em RIGHT before floods, hehe)
SSD: Plextor M3 128g SSD - paid $130
GPU: (temp) - Radeon 6450 1 GB - $21
ODD: The ASUS DVD Burner everybody has - paid $22
Future graphics: 3-way SLI GTX 670/680 - haven't purchased
Monitors: 3x Asus VE248H - paid $170 for two, $95 for the other (all brand-new)
Mouse: Logitech G500
Keyboard: Logitech G510
So yes, I thought it would be badass to play at 5760 x 1080. Still do. I know I skimped out in some places, but it's too late for that. I was bored, so I just assembled a liquid-cooled, GTX 680 16 gigs of ram i5 3570k build on the Egg and it came out to the same as how much all the part I've purchased - about $2000. This price included mouse, keyboard, and monitor. With the exception of graphics, I've been thoroughly enjoying my new build. This is my first high-end build in my entire life. My question to you guys is, if I were to sell all of this and create the build I mentioned above, would it be:
a) worth the money I'd lose
b) worth the hassle

or should I:

c) should I just get off my lazy ass and get the rest of the funds together for an amazing multi-screen experience.

Thanks for reading my troubles.

Regards

Blackout621
July 1, 2012 1:51:31 AM

Just get the GPU - it will be great. You did spend unwisely for some things but....
-Bruce
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July 1, 2012 1:59:33 AM

dish_moose said:
Just get the GPU - it will be great. You did spend unwisely for some things but....
-Bruce


Thanks for the fast response. :)  Yes, I probably should finish the rig. I just wasn't (still not) sure and wanted to see what people here had to say about it.

Yes, the 212+ will be replaced by a liquid cooler, and the 8 gigs of RAM by 32 or 64 for RAMDisk (and to utilize quad-channel ram). The case would become a switch 810. As for the power supply being way too much (purchased it before 600 series was released) at least I never have to worry about wattage. Only reason I went X79 was for 40 PCIE lanes. Besides what I mentioned, anything else I should replace/upgrade in the future?
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July 1, 2012 2:04:25 AM

Blackout621 said:
Thanks for the fast response. :)  Yes, I probably should finish the rig. I just wasn't (still not) sure and wanted to see what people here had to say about it.

Yes, the 212+ will be replaced by a liquid cooler, and the 8 gigs of RAM by 32 or 64 for RAMDisk (and to utilize quad-channel ram). The case would become a switch 810. As for the power supply being way too much (purchased it before 600 series was released) at least I never have to worry about wattage. Only reason I went X79 was for 40 PCIE lanes. Besides what I mentioned, anything else I should replace/upgrade in the future?


Going over 8 gigs of ram will have no performance gain for gaming.

Savings of $200
Sell the 3820 and get yourself a 3570k

Now you have an extra $270 to play with
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July 1, 2012 2:06:23 AM

ggil24 said:
Going over 8 gigs of ram will have no performance gain for gaming.


this I know. Hence I put for RAMDisk. ;) 


EDIT: I believe you're forgetting the Rampage IV extreme...
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July 1, 2012 2:08:48 AM

Blackout621 said:
this I know. Hence I put for RAMDisk. ;) 


I just did a quick search of ramdisk and in the situation you are in you should stick with 8 and use the extra 200 to go towards upgrading your GPU
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July 1, 2012 2:38:32 AM

You just need a new graphic card.
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