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New Build. Big, fast, media and gaming, thoughts?

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November 22, 2012 1:45:47 PM

I am trying to build something that I can do a lot of photo/video (amateur) on as well as gaming. Also, thinking of not buying anything else in a some years to come. What are your thoughts? Some things like RAID card was hard to figure out if it was a good choice. Thanks a lot!

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($117.27 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: HT Omega Claro Halo 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($211.82 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor ($163.37 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.97 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse ($68.95 @ B&H)
Other: HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card ($24.99)
Total: $2730.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 10:41 EST-0500)

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November 22, 2012 2:31:24 PM

If you aren't gaming on three of those monitors, having two of those video cards is just... silly. I run most games on ultra at 120fps with a single GTX 670, and that card is more impressive than mine.

If you ARE running three monitors, get the 6GB VRAM version.

You could easily get away with a lesser power supply - 750w would do.

Personal preference, but I don't care for that mouse - it's shape and the way I hold mice made my hand hurt.

Since you have the money, why are you buying a cheapo keyboard? Do yourself a favor and get a mechanical keyboard. They're MILES better. (When I switched, I picked up 20 words a minute within the first five minutes.)
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November 22, 2012 3:33:53 PM

Interesting, I thought it was the trend at the moment to have 2 highend cards, but that is only for multiple monitors?

I'll use my second monitor which is an older Dell 24".

Great advice on the keyboard. I wasn't familiar with them but they look awesome. I changed it to a DAS Ultra silent.

And I will look at mouses too.

Thank you very much.
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