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$3000 High End Gaming/Streaming/Video Editing PC

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December 4, 2012 2:20:03 AM

I decided to put together a $3000 high end gaming/streaming/video editing system because that's what I like to do. Max out WoW, Skyrim, BF3, Crysis, SC2, D3 etc; with high fps and streaming/recording while doing so. Will this system do that? Accepting any feedback. http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/qQ2y

OS: For what I want, would I need professional or is home premium good?
PSU: Would I need a 1000W psu or is my current one fine?
December 4, 2012 2:34:29 AM

everything looks fine with me other then the cpu go with the 3930k and save ur self the extra 500$ and u can get another 7970 with that :D 
the 3930k is just about the same the only difference is that the extreme has like 3 more cache i think not worth the 500$ if all ur doing is streaming and playing games/editing stuff
also if u cant crossfire the cards pick up a bigger ssd video editing will go faster on them
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December 4, 2012 2:43:37 AM

monstersti said:
everything looks fine with me other then the cpu go with the 3930k and save ur self the extra 500$ and u can get another 7970 with that :D 
the 3930k is just about the same the only difference is that the extreme has like 3 more cache i think not worth the 500$ if all ur doing is streaming and playing games/editing stuff
also if u cant crossfire the cards pick up a bigger ssd video editing will go faster on them

3930k isn't compatible with motherboard or ram.
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December 4, 2012 2:46:21 AM

Build is unbalanced.
- The CPU is like 2-3 generations behind and is way overpriced
- No noticeable difference between 1600 and 1866MHz of RAM
- SSD looks questionable, haven't really heard of it before.
- Unless you have something like a $400-500 audio system, you don't need a discrete sound card; the onboard audio is good. If so, you'll need a better one around the ~$200 range.
- You'll want a 120Hz monitor, trust me.
- Home Premium can support up to 16gb of RAM.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($574.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($202.99 @ Computer Valley)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.07 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($349.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $2631.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 23:46 EST-0500)
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December 4, 2012 2:53:27 AM

ohh sorry i thouht it was the newer version of it but ya still the 3930k and a diffrent motherboard will be better
something like this:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/qQnB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/qQnB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/qQnB/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($574.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($349.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Patriot Pyro 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ Computer Valley)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($128.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: BenQ RL2450HT 24.0" Monitor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($141.99 @ Computer Valley)
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse III Wired Standard Keyboard ($79.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Other: AVerMedia Game Capture HD ($140.00)
Total: $2894.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 23:51 EST-0500)

there also if ur looking to stream theres a really good avermedia card out that that also records computer and all consoles called the live gamer hd take a look at it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 4, 2012 3:14:13 AM

Ty both. :) 
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December 21, 2013 9:05:56 PM

If you're going with an AMD GPU, I'd get the 280x. Around the same price, but newer and slightly more powerful. Also, if you're not a Windows 8 hater, the normal version of Windows 8 (not professional, $89.99) has room for 128Gb ram or so, which could also save you about $50, but from what i'm seeing, money is not a concern here :p 
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December 22, 2013 9:37:45 AM

Since this person is using it for gaming, it windows 8 would cause a lot of problems so thats why I recommend windows 7
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