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November 18, 2012 6:29:01 PM

So, this is going to be my new Extreme Gaming PC which I would expect to last a few years, I don't want any comments saying "It's what overkill man!" I don't want that, I just want you to tell m if this'l last me a good few years.

Case
COOLERMASTER CM STORM TROOPER - GAMING ENTHUSIAST CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-3930K (3.2GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® RAMPAGE IV EXTREME: INTEL X79, SOCKET 2011, R.O.G
Memory (RAM)
16GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS QUAD-DDR3 2133MHz X.M.P(4 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 690 DUAL GPU - 3 x DVI-I, 1 x mDP
2nd Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 690 DUAL GPU - 3 x DVI-I, 1 x mDP
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
480GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
12x BLU-RAY RE-WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1200W PRO SERIES™ GOLD AX1200i DIGITAL MODULAR PSU (£235)
Processor Cooling
COOLIT ECO II A.L.C ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER (£49)
Extra Case Fans
2 x 12CM Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof) (£9)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Facilities
2 x HomePlug 200Mbps - Turn any Electrical Socket into a Network (£38)
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Monitor
IIYAMA G2773HS 27" PRO GAMER, 120Hz LED PANEL, 1MS RESPONSE (£289)
Keyboard & Mouse
Razer® Black Widow 2013 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (£89)
Mouse
Razer® Mamba 2012 Elite Wireless Gaming Mouse (£102)
Gaming Mouse Pad
MadCatz G.L.I.D.E.9 Aluminium Gaming Surface (£30)
Webcam
Logitech® HD Webcam C920 - 1080p recording & 720p video calling (£92)
Headsets
Corsair Vengeance® 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset (£99)
Cable Tidy
3 x JML 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management (£10)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & UK OFFSHORE ISLANDS / N IRELAND (£12)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £4,397.00 including VAT and delivery.

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November 18, 2012 6:36:55 PM

It will last you a good four to five years, but unless you have 3+ monitors you won't notice anything out of those 2 690s. Also, X79 setups are more designed for video editing, unless you're a legit professional you should go with a Z77 board. I know you said nit to say this is overkill, but really you're throwing money away needlessly if you just want to game. A Z77 setup will get you the exact same in-game performance.
November 18, 2012 6:37:36 PM

HURGH, what do you mean!!
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November 18, 2012 6:40:11 PM

Ignoring you're comments about saying that this build is over kill. Dude this is massively overkill!

I'm not going to tell you how to spend you're money; if you've got 4500 to spend on a rig then awesome but ask yourself this question. What games/applications will make use of this machine? You going to run multiple instances of a game at the same time? Photoshop whilst playing Cyrsis?

I built a rig a couple of years ago which cost me £1500 with the exclusion of my monitor and it's safe to say that it's still pretty damn awesome. I have no issue's playing whatever game I like or running processor intensive applications.

Food for thought that's all. Treat you're mum to holiday with the left over cash ;) 
November 18, 2012 6:42:15 PM

Would you guys think I should get the 3970X Processor?
November 18, 2012 6:43:21 PM

It would put me about 200 £ over my budget..
November 18, 2012 6:44:50 PM

Why don't you buy the space shuttle? You could use it to pop to Morrison's?
November 18, 2012 6:47:09 PM

No, just scrap the X79 setup. If you are buying from cyberpower they should have Z77 computers, a setup with a Gigabyte Z77 UP5 TH, i5 3570k and 2 7970s in crossfire will last you just as long as the rig you showed, and will cost less than half of that. If you only are planning on one monitor, you can just go with a single 7970. You will notice no difference between your overkill setup and what I'm recommending while gaming.
November 18, 2012 6:58:16 PM

Case AeroCool X-Predator X1 Black Gaming Case Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache Motherboard ASUS® P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT: PCI-E 3.0 READY,WIFI, SLI, X-FIRE Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics Card 3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable Free Item FREE FARCRY 3, SLEEPING DOGS & HITMAN with AMD HD 7950/7970 GPUs! 2 nd Graphics Card 3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable Free Item FREE FARCRY 3, SLEEPING DOGS & HITMAN with AMD HD 7950/7970 GPUs! Memory - 1 st Hard Disk 240GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW) 2 nd Hard Disk 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) 1 st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 10x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW Power Supply CORSAIR 1050W PRO SERIES™ HX1050-80 PLUS® GOLD MODULAR (£159) Processor Cooling SPIRE GEMINI REV.3-THERMAX HDT TWIN FAN CPU COOLER (£39) Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79) Office Software FREE 60 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 2010 Professional Edition Anti-Virus BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL Monitor BENQ GW2250HM 21.5" VA LED - 1920 x 1080, 4MS, DVI-D, HDMI (£109) Warranty 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days Quantity 1

Price: £1,889.00 including VAT and delivery.
November 18, 2012 7:06:31 PM

The link should get you the same amount of years as yours. Also, in the link I changed the PSU to 850W,more than you will ever need.
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November 18, 2012 7:13:27 PM

if you are spending this much, it aint even worth it.

build your own, you will spend less and it will perform just about the same.

i7 vs i5 you will not see much performance increase as games barely even use 4 cores.

just get something like i5 3570k, a good cooler(noctua d-14), Gigabyte UP4, a case that looks awesome to you i recommend Cooler Master Storm Styker, get 1 GPU unless you are doing multi monitor gaming i like a 7970 Ghz.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.37 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 60.1 CFM CPU Cooler (£66.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£149.27 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£310.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£340.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case (£134.11 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£94.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£70.45 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1378.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 21:11 GMT+0000)

you could just add what ever else you want. this build should last pretty long before you need an upgrade and when you do need an upgrade just add another 7970 GHz which should be priced lower when you need it.

after that when you think your computer is all used up, sell it cheap to a friend or someone and spend that extra money for a new build. you don't seriously need a lot for a "monster build" the people that have "monster builds" either know what they are doing(3/4 way SLI/CFX, Custom water cooling loop) or are just idiots that spent $5000 on a system that you can build for $2000-3000 and say that it is the best in the world

PS: if you did not know what i meant by that, i mean the people that spend tons of money on pre built stuff like alienware and snaz like that
November 19, 2012 5:11:05 AM

I would get this i7 3770k 16gb ram any mobo supporting sli a 256gb ssd plus 2tb HDD 1200 watt corsair PSU two 7970 running in crossfire corsair h100i liquid cooler a lanboy air case and a 2560 by 1440 monitor you could do this for like 2500 bucks overkill but it would be sweet
November 19, 2012 11:08:08 AM

peep1988 said:
I would get this i7 3770k 16gb ram any mobo supporting sli a 256gb ssd plus 2tb HDD 1200 watt corsair PSU two 7970 running in crossfire corsair h100i liquid cooler a lanboy air case and a 2560 by 1440 monitor you could do this for like 2500 bucks overkill but it would be sweet

That's almost as much overkill as his original. 16gb ram is useless unless professional. 1200W PSU? What is he doing, 4-way crossfire? No, 850W is more than enough for dual crossfire. The i7 is a waste of money if you want it for gaming, there is no reason to get one. The mobo you suggested is fine, as is the monitor. Case is a preference of the buyer.