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July 27, 2012 11:49:05 PM

These are the parts that I got for my 3000 dollar gaming build. I will be using it for gaming and video editing. I will be using a 1080p 3d monitor. Here are the parts.

CPU: Intel core i7-3770k

Video cards: Evga GeForce gtx 670 4gb dual sli

Motherboard: Asus sabertooth z77

Memory: Corsair vengeance 1600 16GB (4 x4)

CPU cooler: Corsar h100

Power supply: Seasonic X-series 1050 watt

Storage: Corsair force series 240 GB sata 3 ssd | Western digital caviar black 7200 RPM sata 3 2TB

Case: Corsair obsidian Series 650D

Optical drive: Plextor black 12x blue-ray writer | HP half height 16x DVD-RW

Tell me what you think of this build and how I could improve it

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July 27, 2012 11:55:10 PM

I see $2000-2500 worth of parts...not $3000. Other than that, you've got more psu than you need, but nothing wrong with that.
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July 27, 2012 11:57:19 PM

Drop the H100 - don't use a plastic block. The Plextor BD-R burner is outrageously expensive for what you get (yeah I have one, I know), and the 1KW PSU is major overkill.

You could pay 1/2 that and get a system that performs just as well. Check this out:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Gun Metal) ATX Full Tower Case ($163.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1822.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-27 19:56 EDT-0400)

Use the difference for a couple nice monitors or anything else you might need.
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July 28, 2012 12:04:04 AM

He wants 2 gtx670s.

I would get the H100 over the Noctua, the noctua is large, ugly, and in the way.
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