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September 15, 2012 8:09:06 PM

Hi there !

I'm going to build my new pc configuration.
I'm a 3D programmer but I'm a gamer too. With this config I want to be able to play the last video games without any concession and get a great environment for 3D applications programming.
This config is inspire from an example I found on the web and I just apply some changes corresponding to my needs.
But I'm not sure that I made the right choices concerning the components.

So I have some questions concerning my actual configuration choices below:
- Can I get the full capabilities of my components ? If not, where/who is the bottleneck.
- Can I get better with the approximately same price or less expensive ?
- Do I miss something important ?

I planned to let NCIX test the compatibility but I prefer to prevent any problem.

The config:

- Power supply: Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140mm Fan

- Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro ATX LGA2011 X79 DDR3 4PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Audio Motherboard

- CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 Quad Core 10MB 3.6GHZ Hyperthreading LGA2011 Processor No HSF.

- RAM: Corsair XMS3 CMX16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

- SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB 2.5IN SATA3 66bps SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

- HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive

- GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II Top 1137MHZ 2GB 6008MHZ DDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card.

- DVD-R/W: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

- Network: ASUS PCE-N15 300Mbps 802.11B/G/N Wireless PCI-E Network Adapter.

- CPU Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 LGA2011 Heatpipe Cooler w/ NF-P14 140mm & NF-P12 120mm PWM Fans

- Computer Case: Antec Twelve Hundred 1200 V3 Full Tower Gaming Case 12X 5.25/3.5IN Bays 2.5IN USB 3.0 ATX Cpx

With taxes, shipping and testing the total price comes around 2200$ and it's definitely my limit :) .

Other informations:
- Approximation Purchase Date: Tomorrow ?
- Budget Range: 2000-2200$
- Overclocking: Maybe
- SLI or CrossFire: Maybe

Thanks for helping me !
...And sorry for my broken english...

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September 15, 2012 9:05:14 PM

I would think about changing SSD to Samsung 830, Crucial M4, or if you want to use OCZ, their Vertex4. All are much better than the Agility.
That 680 TOP is a beast, but price is a beast too. Do you really NEED that power? Unless you are thinking of two for some high resolution multi-monitor set-up, it will gain you only about 10% over some of the good 670's, but costs 25% more. Sure you'll have probably the most powerful single card around, as long as you are happy with what it's costing you.
Other than those "observations", I would say everything looks good.
September 15, 2012 9:46:44 PM

An i7-3770k will give you a better 3d apps experience.
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September 15, 2012 10:18:36 PM

Thanks malbluff, I turn my SSD to a Vertex 4 for just 20$ more. About the GTX 680 I know that its costly but I plan to be quite for a while with all of this.
Thanks azeem40 for your advice, I will re-check this part ;) 
September 16, 2012 1:42:52 AM

Thanks TheBigTroll, I didn't know this website, seems to be exactly what I searched for !
September 16, 2012 1:46:56 AM

no problem
September 23, 2012 4:23:57 AM

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