Asking if this computer works AWESOME!!A $3500 Build

Hi guys im new here im here to ask if this computer rocks im doin videos on youtube and i hate my old computer so im asking if this computer is a great one when playing hardcore games mostly Battlefield 3 on 1920x1200 here is the build:


i7 3930k 3.2GHz
ASRock X79 Extreme11 LGA2011
EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked 2GB
Corsair TX 850
Cooler Master HAF X
Crucial M4 512GB SSD
G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4x8)
LG DVD BURNER 24x
ARCTIC COOLING ACFZI30
Razer Naga Molten Gaming Mouse
Razer Tron Black Gaming Keyboard
Razer Battlfield 3 Blackshark Gaming Headset
ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" LCD Monitor


There Is all my parts all those are all in newegg so thats it... :na:
Feel free to put suggestions on if there are problems in the rig And pls put what settings will it play bf3 :bounce:

(Note:Took me 3 years to save money for that rig...)
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  1. Jesus Christo... i wish you luck on your $3k+ build..
  2. If it really took you 3 years to save up for that, I'd say the money and go with something around 1.5k. That's a lot of money for that level of income :O.
  3. It will work, but is vastly overkill if all your doing is gaming and Youtube gameplay videos.
    Could easily drop the budget to $2000 and still get the performance you want.
  4. Some suggestions:

    1) Gaming wise, the i7-3930K is no faster than the i7-3770K.
    2) 32GB is overkill unless you run a ton of virtual machines. 8GB is ideal, no more than 16GB.
    3) No storage drive? You could drop down to a 256GB SSD, and use the savings to get a few HDD's for storage
    4) That kind of budget, I would go dual monitors at least. Even for everday stuff, more monitors makes a huge difference.


    After that, everything else looks good.
  5. dschedar said:
    Hi guys im new here im here to ask if this computer rocks im doin videos on youtube and i hate my old computer so im asking if this computer is a great one when playing hardcore games mostly Battlefield 3 on 1920x1200 here is the build:


    i7 3930k 3.2GHz
    ASRock X79 Extreme11 LGA2011
    EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked 2GB
    Corsair TX 850
    Cooler Master HAF X
    Crucial M4 512GB SSD
    G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4x8)
    LG DVD BURNER 24x
    ARCTIC COOLING ACFZI30
    Razer Naga Molten Gaming Mouse
    Razer Tron Black Gaming Keyboard
    Razer Battlfield 3 Blackshark Gaming Headset
    ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" LCD Monitor


    There Is all my parts all those are all in newegg so thats it... :na:
    Feel free to put suggestions on if there are problems in the rig And pls put what settings will it play bf3 :bounce:

    (Note:Took me 3 years to save money for that rig...)


    3k+ on a 1080p machine is quite overkill.

    But you are definitely future proofed for higher resolutions for years to come.

    I like the build so far, although LGA 2011 is quite limited in your upgrades and the mobos are expensive. I take it you wont be using SLI so that platform is kind of a waste IMO.

    In all honesty, check out this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-building-overclocking-buyers-guide,3277.html

    and this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-building-overclocking-buyers-guide,3282.html

    for great build ideas for 1-2k. mix and match what you want, you can drop the extra 670 in the 2nd build and get an i7 or whatever you desire.

    Hope this helps.
  6. The Asrock Extreme 11 is way overkill only good for running quad gpu setup at full 16x speed. My advice would be to drop that motherboard and pick up an Asus X79

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131800

    You do not need 32 GB of ram 16GB should be more than enough

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231587

    there your PC will have no problems gaming at 1080p for a few years

    You have the budget so Sandy Bridge E...why not
  7. Anonymous said:
    But you are definitely future proofed for higher resolutions for years to come.


    Not really, go triple or hex screen gaming, and that 2GB of VRAM will make itself known. For multi-monitor gaming, you want a HD7970 Ghz with its 3GB of VRAM. For a 6-screen setup, I would consider shelling out even more and getting those 6GB cards from Sapphire.
  8. Anonymous said:
    3k+ on a 1080p machine is quite overkill.

    But you are definitely future proofed for higher resolutions for years to come.


    Bs.... there is no such thing as future proofing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4ip08auGg
  9. Ewww... the computer you originally posted is raped by the 2500$ on my sig.... brb
  10. @op

    *if it took you 3 YEARS to save 3.5K then you should spend that money somewhere else...college, maybe?

    *the build you originally posted is one of the most unbalanced builds i've ever seen.

    *will your PC be used strictly for gaming and gaming only OR gaming+recording and some editing?

    *its kinda of idiotic to spend 3.5k on a PC that will only be used for 1080p gaming, a simple ~1.3k will be more than enough to play BF3 on max settings and DX11.1 games (next year)

    *if you're 100% sure you want a 3.5k rig WITH watercooling check out the last build of the first thread on my signature... no peripheral tough..
  11. Here you go:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 Universal CPU / Triple Radiator Water Cooling Kit ($149.99 @ FrozenCPU)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($280.01 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($105.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($413.78 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($413.78 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($413.78 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($179.14 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($179.14 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($179.14 @ B&H)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser Mouse ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Lighting: Phobya LED Flex Light 144 Count SMD LED Light Strip ($29.99 @ FrozenCPU)
    Total: $3430.66
  12. You could go a lot faster for a lot less money.....many would argue that the x79 offers little advantage over the 3570k but there's no denying that the x79 is faster. And who are we to tell ya how to spend ya money ? A Ferrari does cost more than a Mustang but the former doesn't get ya to work in the morning much faster than the latter. Of course at the track, one will get ya to the finish line faster, maybe just a few % faster, but there's a helluva difference in purse money for getting there first.

    My biggest change is gonna be with the case, mouse, KB and headset opting for a color coordinated set up and a case with features not found on the old HAF-X series. For a $3500 investment, it should deliver a knockout punch on 1st glance.

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=843&Itemid=61&limit=1&limitstart=6

    Since ya spent 3 years saving the money, I want a MoBo that not only is rich w/ features, is an extreme overclocker and has a 5 year warranty.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4458/asus_sabertooth_x79_intel_x79_motherboard_review/index13.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-tuf-sabertooth-x79-review/23

    The twin 670's will get ya 1679 fps in Guru3D's 2012 game test suite to 1060 for the 680 SC
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html

    The Phanteks is the king of the hill in air cooling, 5 year warranty and best in class aesthetics.

    The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe is Tier 1 SSD and the Barracuda XT is the fastest 2 TB drive available.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/buy-ssd-recommendation,3255-6.html
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=708&Itemid=60&limit=1&limitstart=10

    On the monitor I took you from 23" 2D 60 Hz to 27" 3D 120 Hz w/ 3D glasses

    Case - $400 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow
    Case Fan - $12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm
    PSU - $145 - Corsair HX850
    MoBo - $865 - ASUS Sabetrooth X79
    CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-3930k
    Cooler - $90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
    RAM - $140 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7
    GFX - $420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII
    GFX - $420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII
    HD - $200 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 64MB
    SSD - $190 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
    DVD Writer - $47 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
    Monitor - $600 - ASUS VG Series VG278H 27"
    Keyboard - incl comes w/ case
    Mouse - incl comes w/ case
    Headset incl comes w/ case
    OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional

    Total $3,674

    Again, ya could get maybe 95% of the speed with a 3570k / Z77 Mobo and save quite a few $$

    And yes, if it was me, for $3500 I'd be thinking a 3 screen setup. At bigger resolutions, I tend to favor AMD cards but few have the time, patience and temperment for 3-way CF for 3 way CF.
  13. I don't see how a 750W PSU will power 3 7970s, or that 3 7970s are even needed for 5760x1080.
  14. JackNaylorPE said:

    Again, ya could get maybe 95% of the speed with a 3570k / Z77 Mobo and save quite afew $$




    then why is the gaming performance of the 3770k higher than the 3930k??

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/552?vs=551



  15. Ok so how about changing it to 2560x1600..
  16. idroid said:

    then why is the gaming performance of the 3770k higher than the 3930k??


    Your right, the 3770k has a better gaming performance of ~1FPS. I would say that is well inside margin of error, and truly in the realm of triviality.

    Cant we just all agree OP's build is just ridiculously overkill? He wants 1080p gaming and light video editing at most, nothing that requires hardware this extravagant.
  17. azeem40 said:
    I don't see how a 750W PSU will power 3 7970s, or that 3 7970s are even needed for 5760x1080.


    yeah yeah yeah.... i fixed that, and YES 3x 7970s are a must have for decent 5760x1080 gaming



  18. The ZR30W is the best 2560x1600 monitor around.
  19. dschedar said:
    Ok so how about changing it to 2560x1600..


    that would be a lot more expensive because a kick-ass 2560x1600 monitor can cost ~1000$
  20. manofchalk said:

    Cant we just all agree OP's build is just ridiculously overkill? He wants 1080p gaming and light video editing at most, nothing that requires hardware this extravagant.


    +1 buddy! i was trying to advise him to get triple 1080p monitors so he can actually use the extravagant hardware but that's up to him :D
  21. $1000 for the ZR30W still leaves him enough $ for a killer system.
  22. idroid said:
    +1 buddy! i was trying to advise him to get triple 1080p monitors so he can actually use the extravagant hardware but that's up to him :D



    1080p

    personally I would be happy with

    i5 3570k
    UD5H
    8 GB
    GTX 670
    TX 650
    400R

    the rest of my money would go to nice vacation yeaaah!
  23. azeem40 said:
    The ZR30W is the best 2560x1600 monitor around.


    i partially agree with that.... dual 7950s should be more than enough for 1600 gaming.
  24. idroid said:
    that would be a lot more expensive because a kick-ass 2560x1600 monitor can cost ~1000$


    I bought 3 24" Samsung 1080P LED monitors on sale for 139.99 each at Costco today. They sell for $229.99 on Newegg. It doesn't need to cost that much.
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