It’s a matter of best bang for the buck (see Builds below) I game maybe 7 hours a week the rest of my computer time is spent converting Videos of our children’s latest band, march riding dirt biking etc.. whatever, when I am working my computer is folding/SETI full time so good cooling is a must and I considering getting into mining bit coins but that will just be a hobby when I am bored and have beaten all the games I play which are EQ2, D3 and guys from working trying to get me into Eve (I game at 1920x1080)
If I get a single GTX 680 I can get a 3770K on Z77 MB 2x 120Gb SSD 16Gb of ram
If I get a 3570k I could get dual GTX 670 on Z77 MB 2x 120GB SSD 16 GB of tam
If I get an X79 3930K I would only get 8 GB for the motherboard and a single GTX 670 with the 2 x 120 GB SSD
I have a hard limit of 2500 and about 300 of that is ear marked for a new router and NAS box for backup.6 years ago we decided my yearly bonus/Tax return is to be considered free money it is our once a year splurge and we alternate who it goes to last year it was my wife and this year it is mind to spend on something foolish so it isn’t a matter of buy half now and the next half later this is my once a year spending spree no hold bars and I won’t do it again till Dec 2014 so I have to get a complete system with a monitor, and be able to last me three years.
Items the same across all builds
2 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I VN700M1W2N Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Power Supply (Might swap this out for a better PS)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2x OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
BYTECC Bracket-252B 2.5" Dual HDD/SSD Screw less Bracket for 3.5" Drive Bay - Blue
The First one is almost identical to my build Ill review it and brb
if you dont mind Ill change a few things in Build 1 because its perfect with gaming.
Since you do video editing ill cook up something nice for you.
I am not Discounting anything MDTK posted I am thankfull for his input but he glossed over my question I have already picked out my options I am only looking for the most bang for my bucks of the options I selected, I picked that MB because it has TB and BT two options I want and I picked dual 120G SSD so I can do raid 0 now that it is support by Intel 7, good to know about the bitcoin being faster on ATI but I am green to the core ATI burned me once before so I swore never again.