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Will this Gaming Desktop Work? ( Also question about PSU and CPU )

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October 30, 2012 8:57:01 PM

Graphic card : GeForce GTX 690 (Overclocked)

Processor : Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition (Overclocked)


Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition


Motherboard : Asus P9X79 Deluxe

Sound Card : Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD

Speakers : Genius 2.1 Gaming Sound System

PSU ( Power Supply ) : Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX

Ram : Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B

Cooler : Swiftech H20-320 EDGE HD

Should i replace 3960X with 3930K Since it's only 100 MHz lower than the 3960X and 3 MB lower in cache ?

And if i want to overclock both the GPU and CPU do i need to replace the 1200 Watt Power Supply with 1500 Watt Power Supply ?



October 30, 2012 9:16:27 PM

It will work but everything on that build is major overkill. You could spend 1/2 that and still get a really killer system. It's pointless to spend the money on the 3960X when the 3930K can be clocked to match or beat the advertised speeds.
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October 30, 2012 9:23:03 PM

What kind of display are you planning on using, a simple 1920X1080 doesn't need a 690.
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October 30, 2012 9:39:06 PM

babernet_1 said:
What kind of display are you planning on using, a simple 1920X1080 doesn't need a 690.



I didn't think which monitor should I buy yet



g-unit1111 said:
It will work but everything on that build is major overkill. You could spend 1/2 that and still get a really killer system. It's pointless to spend the money on the 3960X when the 3930K can be clocked to match or beat the advertised speeds.


I'm building a rig that can run everything on max with high frame rates, Consider that I replace the 3960X with 3930K Should I switch any other parts ? ( I'm not very experienced in building desktops :D  )
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October 30, 2012 9:46:55 PM

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I'm building a rig that can run everything on max with high frame rates, Consider that I replace the 3960X with 3930K Should I switch any other parts ? ( I'm not very experienced in building desktops :D  )


That CPU will be major overkill for gaming. It's meant for heavy duty multimedia authoring (CS5/6) and rendering applications. You should stick with an i5-3570K instead and save lots of money there. Instead of a single 690 - go for dual 7970 GHz editions instead, that will give you better frame rates.
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October 30, 2012 9:58:24 PM

Since you have some cash. Let's look at things:

CPU, as G-Unit said, an I5-3570 will cover anything today. An I7-3770 will give you a little bit more headroom and future proof yourself for another year or so.

RAM 16G is fine.

Power Supply. You can tell what you need by entering your system in pcpartpicker.com. Probably 850W will be enough unless you want a real killer system.

Display is critical. If you want simply a 1920X1080 or 1920X1200 display, a 7970 or 680 will be fine. If you want even a massive 2560X1440 or 2560X1600 display then a 7970 or 680 will be pushed near their limit. Now if you go for triple displays (don't do dual displays for you will have that black bar right in the middle of things) then you will need dual or triple 7970's or 680's.
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October 30, 2012 10:00:41 PM

Indeed, that cpu is way overkill, you might want to try a i7-3770K IF you have multi-threaded applications.. but for gaming, most cpu's can not use more than 3 or 4 cores.
Also, as g-unit1111 said, try dual 7970 GHz or/dual 680's
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October 30, 2012 10:12:15 PM

Ok then I'll switch to the i7-3930K since the 3960X is 500 $ more and the difference isn't that huge

Actually i want to buy the 690 so i can add another one in the future and go quad sli since i probably wouldn't be able to buy a completely new system for quite some time after this

Now my problem is the display because purchasing a 690 with only one monitor is a waste, what should i do ?


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October 31, 2012 1:22:35 AM

I can connect a maximum of 3 monitors on one gtx 690 but I don't know which monitor should I use ( Dell Philips etc... )
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October 31, 2012 1:30:16 AM

the only gaming related benefit i have ever seen with any build with a 6 core cpu is the very rare occasion where you send physx to the cpu if you dont have a nvidia card. thats the most you can get out of the cpu. if you have an nvidia card, the 6 cores will barely be used, as the load will be on the gpu instead.
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