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January 12, 2013 2:42:53 AM

what do you think? My first computer in 9 years, I am very excited to get it.

ASUS P9X79 LE -- 2x USB 3.0
Intel® Core™ i7 3930K Processor (6x 3.20GHz/12MB L3 Cache) 6 core. 20% Overclocking
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - 2 fans , push / pull configuration
32 GB [4 GB X8] DDR3-2133 Memory Module.
2 x Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards)
1000 Watt - Standard
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

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January 12, 2013 3:43:06 AM

JerryOC said:
what do you think? My first computer in 9 years, I am very excited to get it.

ASUS P9X79 LE -- 2x USB 3.0
Intel® Core™ i7 3930K Processor (6x 3.20GHz/12MB L3 Cache) 6 core. 20% Overclocking
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - 2 fans , push / pull configuration
32 GB [4 GB X8] DDR3-2133 Memory Module.
2 x Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards)
1000 Watt - Standard
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive


Is this a Pre-built? dont do it! Build it yourself pocket a ton of extra cash.
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January 12, 2013 3:44:24 AM

But that build is way overkill for most of the world lol. Dont get me wrong its awesome
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January 12, 2013 4:47:23 AM

I purchased from IBUYPOWER. I am excited to get it. My old machine is a true work horse and nine years ago it was amazing! She is still chugging along but can no longer play any new games. When I do any design work she bogs down and really crawls to a crazy slow pace. I have maintained her and used pc clean up software to keep her running optimally but her days have come.

Approximate Purchase Date: Purchased 1-10-13

Budget Range: 2500 with shipping and tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, adobe master collection - design, movies, daily activities, gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade:
Case NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case - White
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 3930K Processor (6x 3.20GHz/12MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i7 3930K
20% Overclocking
Processor Cooling Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 32 GB [4 GB X8] DDR3-2133 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
2 x Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards)
1 x Free Stuff [FREE Game Download] - DiRT Showdown - Free with purchase of AMD Processor / Radeon video card
1 x Free Stuff [FREE Game Download] - Far Cry3 + 20% OFF code for Medal of Honor Warfighter - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon HD 7770 or above
1 x Free Stuff [FREE Game Download] - Sleeping Dogs - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon HD 7870 or above
1 x Free Stuff [FREE Game Download] - Sleeping Dogs + Hitman: Absolution + FarCry3 + 20% OFF code for Medal of Honor Warfighter - Free with purchase of
1 x Motherboard ASUS P9X79 LE -- 2x USB 3.0
1 x Power Supply 1000 Watt - Standard
1 x Primary Hard Drive 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
1 x Optical Drive 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
1 x Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
1 x Network Card Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
1 x Operating System Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit
1 x Keyboard iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
1 x Mouse iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red
1 x Advanced Build Options Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, included in price
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ibuypower.com but I have gotten many of parts from Tiger Direct and New Egg

Location: Cleveland, Ohio. USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I like Intel

Overclocking: Yes 20%

SLI or Crossfire: Yes , crossfire

Your Monitor Resolution: currently own 23" lcd hd monitor.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: It has been a sweet journey with my current rig but I really want to play the new games. I want to design and not bog down. I want play games at high quality and really enjoy it.
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January 18, 2013 11:06:54 PM

Best answer selected by JerryOC.
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January 22, 2013 1:45:23 PM

JerryOC said:
what do you think? My first computer in 9 years, I am very excited to get it.

ASUS P9X79 LE -- 2x USB 3.0
Intel® Core™ i7 3930K Processor (6x 3.20GHz/12MB L3 Cache) 6 core. 20% Overclocking
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - 2 fans , push / pull configuration
32 GB [4 GB X8] DDR3-2133 Memory Module.
2 x Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards)
1000 Watt - Standard
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive


Yep, unless you are thinking of running a triple monitor setup or resolutions above 1080p this amount of firepower will not be completely utilized for several years. I've never seen a 1600p monitor with a game like BF3 on ultra, but your system can do it and I'm sure it will rock your socks off. Granted, it's going to set you back another $1500 to get a monitor like that. :D 
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