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Need help/advice on 3k-3.5k gaming rig

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July 20, 2012 2:08:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: December for 21st/ Christmas present

Budget Range: 3k-3.5k Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING to less trivial thing of little importance.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
Yes, but will decide after I find out desktop specifications now and I am aware prices will slightly drop by Early December when I begin to purchase and order the parts.

Parts to Upgrade: Whole new gear my current computer is 5-6 years old

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Parts Preferences: Well known and used brands

Overclocking: Yes, but not sure just how much

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: Not quite sure probably around a 24" monitor because i have a panasonic viera tv on my desk right next to the monitor and would like to have a tv/console only and a gaming monitor only however I've heard of a cable that links the computer and tv screen together so i can watch files on the tv not requiring an external HDD which has issues of playing certain files/file sizes on the tv.

Additional Comments: I think the current best OS is windows 7 64 bit for my purposes however I've seen discussion of windows 8 is coming out soon/ already out perhaps? My build I've researched into having so far is built specifically to be a little future proof ( room for an extra graphics card and PSU has a little room for another one however I think everything is looking quite decent, it's just the main issue of the RAM kit I am a little mind dazzled and would like to hear thoughts on my preferred build and what ram would best suit it and remain with the future build approach for games in the coming years and their system requirements. So is there anything I should change or wait for if new tech is being released betwen now and around the end of the year!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: 5-6 YEAR OLD COMPUTER THAT CANNOT PLAY GAMES OF THE PRESENT/ NEAR PAST AND CERTAINLY NOT THE FUTURE </3

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice!

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July 20, 2012 2:10:47 PM

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
$ 570

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
$115

ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$ 360

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10
$340

Or

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9
$260

2 x EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$420
$420
$840

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$200

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$ 200

LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive 3D Playback & M-DISC Support Model UH12LS29 LightScribe Support – OEM
$60

Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black Steel SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans-1x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift top fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift front fan and 1x 140mm rear fan
$ 250

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$300

Total

$ 2895 with CPU, CPU cooler, Mobo, GPU’s, SSD, blu ray OD, tower, PSU, HHD


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July 20, 2012 2:56:35 PM

I have a rig similar to the one you built (see my sig). Don't sweat RAM. You can read lots of articles and unless you are a high-end overclocker, its all about the same:

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/sandy_brid...


I do a lot of non-gaming stuff (development, run virtual machines, scientific computing, photoshop) that uses the 6 cores of the 3930. If you just want to game, the system BigTroll put together will do as well or better. SWTOR is the most memory intensive game I've ever seen and it never takes more than 5GB and most of the cores just idle.
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