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I am building a new RIG and would like some help choosing the parts. I'll be using it for gaming. absolutely NO BUDGET ( I expect it to be at the very least future proof)

Had something like this in mind ( I will buy the parts Q1 2013, probably February)

CPU- INTEL i7 3930k

GPU- EVGA GTX 690 4GB 512-bit

PSU- COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W

Memory- CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3

SSD- 2x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (RAID 0)

Cooling- CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i

Mobo- ??? ( I saw a lot of people getting bent pins and overall errors on the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme and ASRock Extreme11, I really dont want to roll the dice on this given that less than half of DOA mobos arent replaced on grounds of CID.)

Case- COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1


Also I was going to use amazon but I have a short window between buying the pieces and getting the pieces, has anyone ever had a problem with delays on amazon?
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  1. I need help choosing the parts so any Rigs you guys suggest I will take into consideration, sorry for not stating it clearly on the original post
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    you are wasting a lot of money for a very little performance gain

    get 2 680's instead of a 690

    you dont need 32GB RAM go down to 8

    and I would still switch to a 3570k and a Z77 mobo, but hey if you have no budget limits go ahead and do your thing
  3. ^ +1 with him for saving you money

    spend more money on good triple monitor 24" or 27" setup
  4. this is High end Gaming rig

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.85 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.86 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($254.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($413.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($413.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 760W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.00 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.95 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1974.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 17:08 EST-0500)


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    this is if you want to go insane ...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.98 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($81.51 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($479.32 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1057.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($190.71 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.95 @ Amazon)
    Total: $3160.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 17:00 EST-0500)
  5. Emelth said:
    you are wasting a lot of money for a very little performance gain

    get 2 680's instead of a 690

    you dont need 32GB RAM go down to 8

    and I would still switch to a 3570k and a Z77 mobo, but hey if you have no budget limits go ahead and do your thing


    Yeah I tought 32 was too much an overkill too, the price is relatively low for that one ,though.

    Also taking your advice on Z77's they seem to be having better scores on games.
  6. MoBo's dont impact gaming, its the CPU and GPU that do

    Extreme 4 Z77 should have everything you need on it already but if you want to get a different Z77 like the Extreme 6 go right ahead you have the budget to do it if u want
  7. Emelth said:
    MoBo's dont impact gaming, its the CPU and GPU that do

    Extreme 4 Z77 should have everything you need on it already but if you want to get a different Z77 like the Extreme 6 go right ahead you have the budget to do it if u want


    Last question: sabertooth or extreme6 in your opinion?
    Btw, thank you all for helping me its very hard to be a newbie sometimes lol
  8. Both good companies but I would go with ASRock because the last couple Mobo's I got from them have worked fantasticly
  9. thanks everyone!
    Happy holidays!!!
  10. Best answer selected by NedStarkOfWinterfell.
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