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Gaming Rig good enough

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August 14, 2012 12:48:20 AM

Hi guys,

I'm building a new rig in the next week and need some opinions if it'll be good enough. It'll be primarily for gaming (BF3, Guild Wars 2, FPS, strategy) with the option to do video editing, Photoshop, and act as a server from time to time. Not really on a budget but would like to be below $2,000. I intend to eventually overclock to hopefully 4.5ghz but not before breaking it in. I have the monitors for Eyefinity for future use. The current build is below:

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) - I know it's overkill for gaming but eh.


Can't decide between the below mobo's. Leaning towards the RIVE in case I upgrade to better videocards later.
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

or
ASUS Sabertooth X79


2 X unlocked 6950's-->$180 for both - couldn't pass this deal up and I'm happy with their performance


NZXT Phantom - Haven't decided on a color yet but the pics are easier to view when the inside is red. I'll be adding all the possible fans it can support.


No clue on the power supplies. Are the below any good?
SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W

or
KINGWIN LZP-1000 1000W


Looking for something with good boot times. I like the capacity/price/performance of the Samsung.
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB

or
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB

or
Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB


Once again, stumped on this category. 16gb should be more than enough? Do I need DDR3 2133?
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)


Simple and does the job. Let me know of better options.
Corsair H100

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August 14, 2012 12:58:41 AM

if you want to go do water cooling, its more preferred to build an actual loop rather than use the corsair h60/80/100(which have loud fans)
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