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December 29, 2012 3:47:17 PM

Hello, new member here! First thread!
I have been researching for weeks now and I have these components for my hardcore gaming desktop. I am asking you guys to consider this list and see any imperfections here. My budget is about $3000 and since this is a lot I want a super duper gaming rig for the money. Since I have been researching a lot, I think this is pretty much a perfect build. Then again, there are more experienced people here and maybe they could suggest some tweaks.
The BOLD items are the ones I REALLY want you guys to comment on.
Anyways, I have set up this list:


Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
$99.99


Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$99.99


Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers
$169.99


VIDEO CARD: EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$559.99


NVIDIA Gift Game Borderlands 2
$0.00

NVIDIA Gift PC Game Assassin's Creed 3
$0.00


Sound Card: HT | OMEGA Claro Halo PCI Interface Sound Card w/ a built-in HI-FI Headphone Amplifier
$199.99


Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...
$129.99



Speakers: Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 32 watts RMS 2.0 Speakers
$112.99


Keyboard: Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard
$89.99


Mouse: Logitech M310 Peacock Blue 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse
-$6.00 Instant
$28.99


RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
$211.96
($52.99 each)



Mouse Pad: GIGABYTE GP-MP8000 Extreme Accuracy Gaming Mouse Pad
$14.99


Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$339.99


AVG AntiVirus 2013 - 1 PC - OEM
$0.00


POSSESSOR: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
$569.99



CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
$29.99

Total: $2,658.83
Shipping: Free

Do you have any tweaks? Any comments? Please tell me what you think!

PS I had discounts for a few of the items so I included the price AFTER the discount.



THANK YOU!!!

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December 29, 2012 4:43:38 PM

1. For a "hardcore" and "super duper" build, you have to have SSDs. Add 1 or more in addition to the HDD you've chosen.
2. You don't need a sound card unless you're an audiophile.
3. For a hardcore build, get an additional GPU for 2way SLI (3way SLI is a waste)
4. I would get at least 8gb of RAM. It won't cost much more.
5. May as well get an Ivy Bridge processor, it's more current than Sandy Bridge. The reason you see sites like iBuyPower still selling Sandy Bridge is just because they are getting them out of their inventory.
6. In regards to your CPU cooler; If you are going with an internal tower type, make sure it won't block your memory slots.
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December 30, 2012 10:02:00 PM

zeusthunder said:
1. For a "hardcore" and "super duper" build, you have to have SSDs. Add 1 or more in addition to the HDD you've chosen.
2. You don't need a sound card unless you're an audiophile.
3. For a hardcore build, get an additional GPU for 2way SLI (3way SLI is a waste)
4. I would get at least 8gb of RAM. It won't cost much more.
5. May as well get an Ivy Bridge processor, it's more current than Sandy Bridge. The reason you see sites like iBuyPower still selling Sandy Bridge is just because they are getting them out of their inventory.
6. In regards to your CPU cooler; If you are going with an internal tower type, make sure it won't block your memory slots.


Thx so much for the reply! I have to respond with a few things:
1. Can you please tell me what an SSD and an HDD means because I don't understand the abbreviations sorry :(  and also tell me more about #1
2. Yeah, I guess you're right on that one
3. This one, I'm REALLY confused on what you're saying. If I understand you correctly, what you're saying is that I should overclock it with another Video Card? Im probably wrong, so please explain if I am.
4. I have 16 GB if you didn't catch that; RAM amount:
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
$211.96
($52.99 each) x 4=16GB

5. The reason I got the Sandy Bridge over Ivy Bridge is because of the spesifications, check out this link:

6. How do I know it wouldn't block my memory slots?


Anyways, thank you SOO much for your time, as soon as you reply, I'm going to mark you as the best answer :) 

PS I shopped at Newegg
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