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October 19, 2012 3:42:55 AM

12/07 Build –Going to my Kids

COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKR3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case w/ 1000W Power Supply
LOGISYS Computer CLK15BL 15" Blue Deluxe Cold Cathode Light Kit
4 - COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 BLUE LED Case Fan
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX MB
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2 x 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 8GB Desktop Memory
2 - EVGA 768-P2-N831-A3 GeForce 8800GTX 768MB in SLI
2 - Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFDRTL 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive (Raid 0)
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 (0A34915) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
SONY Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BWU-500S
SAMSUNG P2770HD Rose Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in HDTV Tuner & Speakers
Silverstone FP34-B USB 2.0 Card Reader

Proposed New Build >$4K< $5K (>$10K for similar Falcon NW build)

Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case, support up to HPTX, come with Eight Fans,Top HDD docking ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor
SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500KW 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model
2 EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
2 LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe (70SB135000000) 5.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
steelseries Merc Stealth Black USB Wired Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard
Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate
COOLER MASTER RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Any input on the new would be appreciated.

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October 19, 2012 11:14:30 AM

While I normally wouldn't suggest LGA2011 for gaming this may be one of the few times I will...

Get the 3930k though. To quote the Best Gaming CPU column:
Take the $1000 Core i7-3960X, remove 3 MB of L3 cache, and drop the base clock rate by 100 MHz. What do end up with? Four hundred dollars and change left over, and an Intel Core i7-3930K.

There's little point in ROG boards as they're overpriced, but if you have money to burn go for it. Same goes for getting a dedicated sound card. Or two ODDs. Most people barely use one.

Get the 840 Pro, and it's 512GB not 500GB. The 840 is TLC so not as durable.

1050W might be cutting it a bit tight with a 130W CPU (more if OCed) and what is effectively 4x GTX 680s.

There's little difference between dominator and vengeance except bragging rights. Then again money to burn.

I hope you have something insane like 3x2560x1440 to use those GPUs.
October 26, 2012 3:25:59 AM

To all, excellent input that I will seriously consider. Sometimes I have more cash than sense. Thanks! :hello: