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My dream build

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January 8, 2013 4:08:04 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime next week


Budget Range: 3500 after shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, movies


Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Ncix whatever is cheaper

Location: USA


Parts Preferences: ASUS, EVGA, Intel, Corsair


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes eventually


Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1440

Additional Comments: I don't want to watercool at all. I would like to avoid it if its possible. By May I should have extra cash for 7680x1440 and tri sli 680s to keep the frame rates up. I understand that the PB278Q is only 60hz but I just want it to be a constant 60fps no matter what across all 3 screens. I'm just wondering if I can get by without watercooling. With my luck I would get a leak. I would like to know if this setup will work.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/v573
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/v573/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/v573/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($369.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($247.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($596.97 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($185.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($162.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($264.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($679.84 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $2976.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-08 00:59 EST-0500)

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January 8, 2013 4:34:38 AM

You may want to look at a Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler. Its about the same but Noctua are extremely well reviewed and I think it offers PWM fans. Although it may not look as good which is then your preference.
January 8, 2013 8:00:02 AM

Change that CPU to a i7 3820 or 3770k.
Because 3x680 may Bottleneck at those CPUs

And you don't need a Sound card at all, Your Mobo is enough for the Sound
January 8, 2013 8:08:39 AM

Seems like a good build. Sound cards are much better than onboard sound but I don't think need to spend $185 on one, also I doubt you need a 1200w power supply. Just a few places you could save a bit of money.
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