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September 11, 2012 4:36:21 AM

*edited to make it a bit easier to read*
Sorry for the caps below, it's a copy/paste from a quote I received. Any thoughts on the system? I'm not that experienced with higher end stuff and I'd like not to get ripped off. Cheers and thanks for your replies ahead of time!

Mobo: ASUS P9X79 ATX LGA2011 X79 DDR3 SLI CROSSFIRE

CPU: INTEL CORE I7 3930K 6 CORE 12MB 3.2GHZ HYPERTHREADING INLOCKED

Cooling: CORSAIR H100 COOLING HYDRO SERIES

RAM: PATRIOT VIPER 3 32GB 4X8GB PC3-1500 DDR3-1866 DUAL CHANNEL BLACK MAMBA

HDD: WD 3TB 3.5” SATA AV 64MB HARD DRIVE

SSD: 2 X CORSAIR NEUTRON SERIES GTX 240GB 2.5” SATA3 6GB/S SSD

Video Card: ASUS HD7970-DC2 3GD5 RADEON PCI-E 3.0 DISPLAY PORT, DVI

Monitor: ASUS VE278Q 27” WIDE LED LCD

MISC below:
2 X 3.5” HARD DRIVE MOUNTING KIT
ASUS 24X DVDRW BLACK SATA
BITFENIX SHINOBI XL XL-ATX TOWER BLACK NO WINDOW
CORSAIR PROFESSIONAL HX1050W ATX POWER SUPPLY
3 X BITFENIX SPECTRE PRO 230MM LED FAN WHITE
BITFENIX HYDRA PRO SPECTRE LED AND FAN CONTROLLER
TP-LINK TL-WN851ND WIRELESS DUAL PCI ADAPTER
MS WINDOWS 7 PRO 64BIT OEM
September 11, 2012 5:25:22 AM

Agree ^^
Overkill, you'll get the same performance going with an i5 and Z77 mobo, 8GB Ram, 60gb SSD x 1, and a cheaper cooler.
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September 11, 2012 6:15:47 AM

CPU, Memory, SSD, and power supply are way over spec for a gaming computer.

You can get probably close to 100% of the same gaming performance using an i5-2500k or better, 8gb of ddr3 1600 or 1866 ram, and a 60gb SSD + a large hard drive in intel smart response configuration. You can run all of that on a good 500 to ~650w PSU depending on specs. All that other stuff you have is just extra

Anybody with a solid knowledge of computer technology probably would not respect your gaming build. It comes off as built by somebody with way too much money and way too little knowledge.

that's my thought.
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September 11, 2012 7:09:01 AM

Anonymous said:

Anybody with a solid knowledge of computer technology probably would not respect your gaming build. It comes off as built by somebody with way too much money and way too little knowledge.


:ouch:  I didn't want to say it, but you said it for me....
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September 11, 2012 2:09:22 PM

Thanks all! I'm going for a new quote with your suggestions. Cheers!
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September 11, 2012 2:21:02 PM

xittix said:
Thanks all! I'm going for a new quote with your suggestions. Cheers!


Hello buddy, you haven't listed the most important part we need to know... the budget, just like @broodfusion said, you might want to take a look at this thread i made: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=33928643#p...

pick the one that fits your budget and we can customize it for you :D 
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September 11, 2012 3:49:36 PM

idroid said:
Hello buddy, you haven't listed the most important part we need to know... the budget, just like @broodfusion said, you might want to take a look at this thread i made: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=33928643#p...

pick the one that fits your budget and we can customize it for you :D 



My budget is about $4500-5000. Keep in mind I'm not building this myself so I need to account for the shop costs into that. I figure they take roughly 20% of that 4500-5000 as markup.

Cheers!
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September 11, 2012 4:22:12 PM

xittix said:
My budget is about $4500-5000. Keep in mind I'm not building this myself so I need to account for the shop costs into that. I figure they take roughly 20% of that 4500-5000 as markup.

Cheers!


i got exactly what you need:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.04 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Fusion 4000 ATX Full Tower Case ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($212.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2682.45

Watercooling MOD :

Raditaor 1: XSPC RX360 Triple 120mm Radiator Rev 2 ($94.99 @ FrozenCPU )
Radiator 2: EK CoolStream 480 XT Series Liquid Cooling Radiator ($97.95 @ FrozenCPU )
Fittings: 10x Alphacool Compression Fitting - G 1/4 Thread 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD ($6.99 each @ FrozenCPU )
GPU Blocks: 3x Heatkiller GPU-X³ 7970 Reference Design Full Coverage Water Block ($119.99 each @ FrozenCPU)
SLI/CF fitting: Heatkiller GPU-X² / GPU-X³ X Triple Link Bridge Block ($24.95 @ FrozenCPU )
CPU Block: XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liquid Cooling Block ($76.99 @ FrozenCPU )
Fans: 7x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm x 25mm High Performance Fan ($23.99 each @ FrozenCPU)
Tubing 10ft of PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 3/8"ID 1/2" OD ($2.25 @ FrozenCPU )
Pump&Reservoir: EK DDC X-Top Pump Top Rev. 2 - Acrylic w/ Swiftech MCP355 Series Pump ($109.99 @ FrozenCPU)
Total: $1022.63


*How to build and take care of a full watercooling loop:

Water Cooling Guide Part 1
Water Cooling Guide Part 2
Water Cooling Guide Part 3
Water Cooling Guide Part 4
Cool watercooling loop assembly animation


Build it yourself, it is something EXTREMELY easy to do... but if you're unsure then go to a compusa/bestbuy/microcenter/frys/officedepot/radioshack and ask someone to build it for you.... you MUST NOT pay more than 120$ for the full assambly of the PC + the watercooling system.... check out the guide on how to build a PC on my signature builds.
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September 11, 2012 4:52:01 PM

xittix said:
Thanks for your help all!


i hope you enjoy your build!
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September 11, 2012 4:52:03 PM

Best answer selected by xittix.
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September 11, 2012 4:52:53 PM

Thanks for your help all!
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