Alright so I am sick of playing on a laptop.. "so many horses.. but no room to gallop" just backwards I've got room & no horses lol
So I have a budget of about 2500 I've got the monitors, sound card, high bandwidth modem, etc covered. I will be using this mostly for gaming.. games like Arma II and III. Not much into runen and gunen. The only games I currently play are Project Reality BF2 and Arma II. I'm just wondering if the 3930k will make much of a big difference performance wise. I have no desire for looks I want performance out of the cases. This is why the RV3 interests me.
Intel 3930kw/ H100 cooler
Silverstone R3.. weird case I know but I've got ideas and I know how to work metal
16gb of Kingston RAM @ 2133
LGA 2011 Asus mobo
GTX 670 (Undecided which model, any ideas I'll except)
128gb Crucial M4 sold state drive
1tb WD 64mb cache
Corsair K90 keyboard
Zalman thermal paste
& 4 scythe fans 3000rpm for the h100
Silverstone 1000watt gold.. yes I know its overkill but I want some room to work with
Personally I would choose build 2. It's more budget friendly, and X79 isn't really meant for gaming, it's more like a workstation.
A few recommendations -
1) Get the i5 3570k, you won't see any benefit from the extra threads on the i7 for gaming.
2) I would also recommend the GTX670 in build 2, the performance gap between the 680 and 670 is extremely small, and plus you get to save $100! Who wouldn't like that?
3) I would recommend the Corsair TX650 v2 PSU. Anything over 650w is overkill for the GTX670 unless you plan to add a second card in the future.
Also if I may...consider taking a look at the Corsair Obsidian 550D It features sound deadening foam just like the Fractal Design case you listed in Build 2. I find this case to be one of the best cases in terms of looks, and build quality (I personally own one).