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January 21, 2013 2:39:29 PM

I was wondering if this would be a good high-end build for intense Gaming and 3d artwork.

I'll be playing games like Starcraft 2 and Battle-Field 3 and i'll be using programs like Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4d.



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yMy3

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($375.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1017.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 1300W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3299.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
January 21, 2013 2:43:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($375.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 1300W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3122.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 11:41 EST-0500)


670 sli > 690. The 690 doesn't really have 4gb vram it can only use 2gb. On 3 monitors the 4gb will help.
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January 21, 2013 3:55:39 PM

First off you do not need 64GB of RAM - even for hardcore video editing. Unless you're setting up a RAM disk but that's an entirely different beast. I definitely agree with the above that dual 670 is just as good if not better than a 690. You also do not need a 1300W PSU - that's major overkill.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($235.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2492.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 12:55 EST-0500)

Then add whatever monitors, OS, and anything else you need.
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January 22, 2013 7:12:23 AM

Ok, thanks for the information
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January 22, 2013 7:57:02 AM

Why after all those high class parts go with a midtower? Also do a lower end card like he said but grab two so you can run SLI and make it a lot easier on your three monitors.
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January 22, 2013 8:37:27 AM

Builds fine, you can stop making these threads now.
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January 28, 2013 11:41:44 PM

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