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December 23, 2012 6:03:19 PM

is this a good build for under $2000?


CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V7900 2GB Video Card ($653.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Sentey GS-6600 Wolf ATX Full Tower Case ($77.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1774.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If there is anything that you can that I can change without increasing the cost, please let me know.

Thanks for the help, Tom's is the best forums I have gone to

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December 23, 2012 6:08:37 PM

almost perfect :D  super build

have you take a look nvidia quadro card? in most benchmark from tomshardware, quadro series are always overall winner

just my 0.02 someone can correct me for a better setup
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December 23, 2012 6:20:34 PM

If you could post the link for the build you posted it would be easier to help you
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December 23, 2012 6:49:38 PM

You should upgrade the motherboard to the Asrock X79 Extreme6 which is definetly worth 5 dolars extra.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-x79extr...

Since you're building a X79 system you should go for quad channel RAM instead of dual channel.The difference is massive.
Go wtih this RAM kit instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also upgrade the case to one of those

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredtwo

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lian-li-case-k60b

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredill...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc922mk...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-blackhawk

I see you're also looking for an efficient PSU.
One thing you have to keep in mind though is that power supplies are not very efficient when they are near max load.So in my opinion it is would be better to go for a higher wattage model instead.
I suggest the Antec EearthWatts 750 Green
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea750gr...

You could also save 5 dolars and upgrade to Windows 8
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700404
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December 23, 2012 7:36:48 PM

Kamen_BG said:
You should upgrade the motherboard to the Asrock X79 Extreme6 which is definetly worth 5 dolars extra.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-x79extr...

Since you're building a X79 system you should go for quad channel RAM instead of dual channel.The difference is massive.
Go wtih this RAM kit instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also upgrade the case to one of those

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredtwo

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lian-li-case-k60b

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredill...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc922mk...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-blackhawk

I see you're also looking for an efficient PSU.
One thing you have to keep in mind though is that power supplies are not very efficient when they are near max load.So in my opinion it is would be better to go for a higher wattage model instead.
I suggest the Antec EearthWatts 750 Green
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea750gr...

You could also save 5 dolars and upgrade to Windows 8
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700404



Thanks, so I made some modifications, here's what came out
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tO8q
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December 23, 2012 7:46:08 PM

TheCheeseling said:
Thanks, so I made some modifications, here's what came out
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tO8q

NO, please no coolmax PSU, stick with Antec earth green and you will be fine
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December 23, 2012 8:20:39 PM

AMD Radeon said:
NO, please no coolmax PSU, stick with Antec earth green and you will be fine


ok... but what is so horrible about a coolmax PSU?
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December 23, 2012 8:23:11 PM

its low quality, even on low budget builds never skimp out on quality PSU as it is the life line for you computer.

When you buy a low quality PSU it is like you are saying you want to win gold in the Olympics when you have a big heart disease and asthma and when you try to go for that gold you will just die half way through.
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December 29, 2012 11:07:21 PM

Best answer selected by TheCheeseling.
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