First Custom Comp Tags: Cyberpower Systems Product Last response: January 6, 2013 4:15 AM in Systems Share fergusD January 6, 2013 2:58:51 AM Hi Looking to put together a custom-built PC as am going to uni this September (Currently employed full-time) and am hoping to put together a "future proof" PC (for at least 5 years) So far I have decided on these specs: i7 3970X Six-Core 3.5 GHz Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Chipset (3-way SLI Support) 64GB RAM (1600Mhz) But am undecided on graphics cards :S I want to run 3 of them - Is getting water-cooled cards worthwhile? And is there a big difference between 4GB vRam and 2GB vRam? Will I lose performance with two 690's and a 680 all on 4GB non-watercooled over the same watercooled? New to the whole graphics card world, so help appreciated Oh, and I am assuming the CPU/Mother/RAM is enough to support the GPU? Don't want to waste a pile of money on GPU's and not be able to make use of them More about : custom comp AMD Radeon January 6, 2013 3:04:10 AM dude... i7 3970X Six-Core 3.5 GHz is a trap 3930k is the same cpu with much lower price fergusD January 6, 2013 3:07:39 AM AMD Radeon said:dude... i7 3970X Six-Core 3.5 GHz is a trap 3930k is the same cpu with much lower price The 3930k runs at 3.2 Stock? Related resources [New system build] My first custom comp, please give advice, etc. - Forum First Custom Comp - Forum First Custom Comp - Need Opinions - Forum Friend's First Custom Build - Forum Looking to build my first custom computer! I need some help! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cball1311 January 6, 2013 3:16:41 AM This can help us out with your needs. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice fergusD January 6, 2013 3:52:34 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Probably the next couple of weeks Budget Range: 5500-6000 Can push up towards 7000 if worthwhile System Usage from Most to Least Important: Future-proof gaming and rendering Are you buying a monitor: Yes - Three of them Parts to Upgrade: Is a scratch-built, most interested in GPU atm Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cyberpower Location: UK (Manchester for me) Parts Preferences: Prefer Nvidia over AMD Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Yes - looking to run three cards in SLI config Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 Additional Comments: N/A And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a 5year+ future proof gaming/rendering PC djangoringo January 6, 2013 4:10:49 AM http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/w8mW 3 x http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tempered-Glass-New-30-Inch-Ya... lol, happy spending... cball1311 January 6, 2013 4:15:46 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor (£772.00 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£105.13 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£218.18 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£136.14 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£136.14 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£97.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£266.46 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£479.62 @ Scan.co.uk) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£479.62 @ Scan.co.uk) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) (£479.62 @ Scan.co.uk) Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case (£189.38 @ Scan.co.uk) Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£192.93 @ Dabs) Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£47.09 @ CCL Computers) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£98.39 @ Aria PC) Total: £3698.69 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 06:18 GMT+0000) Might as well go with djangoringo's monitors, what the heck, why not. Or why not go with two 690 in SLI for theoretically a quad-SLI setup. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvednew comp need help first build Forum SolvedMy first comp I'm trying to build. Forum SolvedMy First Custom PC Build Forum SolvedFirst time custom water loop. Forum SolvedMaking/Buying a new Comp, first timer Forum Solvedfirst time building custom PC gaming help a noob Forum SolvedLooking to build my first comp 1000$ give or take 100 Forum custom built comp problem booting.. Forum Solvedmy first custom build Forum SolvedFirst Custom PC Help Forum SolvedFirst time Custom gaming pc advise pls help Forum Solved$600 Gaming PC: I need opinions on my first custom pc Forum Solvedi am building a new comp first time Forum SolvedFirst custom build, Positive feedback appreciated. 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