Pre-built/ New build

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Within 6 months

Budget Range
: $4,000-$4,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important
: Gaming, Programming, General School work

Are you buying a monitor: Yes. Plan to buy this one.


Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, ncix, any site people can recommend.

Location: Madison, Alabama, United States

Parts Preferences: Intel, any brand you recommend.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments
: I plan to buy this PC from my place of work and use my employee discount, but if anyone thinks I should get something else, I am more than comfortable building the PC myself and buying the parts separate.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current PC, while being above average, is not a real gaming PC. I love to play games, and I want to start buying more games for PC and only get Call of Duty and Halo for Xbox. So I am in the market for a true gaming PC. Also, I am going to college soon to get a degree in Aerospace Engineering. My father works with Aerospace Engineers as part of his job, and someone who got a degree in that field said that I need a PC that can pump out a lot of processing power for when I have to program.
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  1. Give me a second I will see what I can conjure up.. Going to be one hell of a PC!
  2. Oh yeah, I think you should look into multi-monitors.
  3. Dont choose your parts now if your going to buy in half a year :/
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g73Z
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g73Z/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g73Z/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($314.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($385.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHBS212-08 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($178.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $4079.80
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-30 20:46 EDT-0400)

    So far this is what I came up with -- I encourage people to look for discrepancies and flaws -- I'd like this build to be near perfect.
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