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December 15, 2012 1:47:13 AM

Hello,
I want to build a gaming rig around 3 monitors. This will be my first time building a computer. The primary uses of this pc will be gaming, programming, and a little video editing. I just need some advice on the parts I need. Here's the list so far:

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling:

CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet CPU Coolers

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD/Bluray
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back - BH14NS40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So this is what I've come up with so far. I'm open to any suggestions and advice.

My budged is about 3-4 grand including the monitors. I'm not sure what to do about graphics. I know i want to go crossfire/SLI but I don't know how to go about it.

Thanks for the advice guys.

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December 15, 2012 1:57:55 AM

Do you really need a bluray drive? It seems kinda pointless - a lot of computers now don't even need a CD drive.

You could afford a way larger and better SSD with that budget - don't skimp THERE.

Don't get a closed-loop water cooler. If you're going to water cool, go all-out. Closed loops perform worse than comparable air coolers, break more often, and are more likely to break other parts in your computer when they do.

It's pointless to get a x79 build in my eyes. It really isn't going to help gaming basically at all - get an i5-3570k instead.

The Sabertooth, of any form, is a complete and total waste of money - the thermal armor is less than worthless (It makes the mobo hotter), and it's way overpriced. Instead of getting a mid-level board with flashy bling, just get a good board.

You don't need anywhere close to 16GB of ram. Yes, I know it's cheap, but that's no reason to waste money. Get 8GB instead - I've never seen a PC go above 7, even when running GIMP, BF3, and 20 tabs in chrome.

Nice pick on the power supply - that's a good 'un.

Do you really need three TERABYTES of storage? It'll give you some issues with windows - I'd go with a single terabyte, or possibly a RAID 0 array if it won't have sensitive data on it.

As for the graphics card, Radeon handles higher resolutions better than Nvidia does. I'd get a pair of 7970 GHz editions. They'll handle everything you throw at them.

Now then. I know that my advice was all to save you money, and I know you have more to spend, but here's the thing. Even if you spend more money, you won't get hardly any better performance in return, and it'll be a LOT more expensive. No, it won't be future proofing - you're actually WAY better off saving that money and upgrading 2 years sooner than planned than blowing it all now.
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December 15, 2012 2:06:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($189.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2908.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 15, 2012 2:35:54 AM

The above build is great only thing i would suggest is get WD black hard drive the rest is great.
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