The i5 will you just about the same FPS as the 3930k when overclocked. The extra money put towards GPU's will prove to be a better investment. 8gb ram is also more than enough for gaming, no need for 16gb.
Thanks. However I do a lot of heavy after-effects/maya.
Is there any real boost in FPS with two GPUs? I've seen conflicting views, so I'm not sure what the real benefit is.
Yes, but you don't need it depending on if you have more than 1 monitor. As for the CPU, i didn't know you were gonna be using after affects. The 3770k would still be SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than the 3930k and would still be great. The X79 is really for people who do video work with programs like after affects on a professional level.
how much is your budget? are you from US/Canada? my builder sense is tingling LOL
$2000, I'm in asia, but I've got friends who are going to bring me the parts from the US.
Like said before 3770k will be suffient 3930k is overkill and so is the 4gb 680
I've got friends with the 2gb 680 who have to turn down the graphics to high in skyrim when they're playing with mods and stuff. I just want to be safe. If I go for the 3770k, what do I get with the extra money?
Its Got 2 fans that you can rotate to the front or side. Its got a top 220m and a back 120m it has a fan controller and a hot swable ssd. And its got 3.0 ports at the front. Its just awesome and its got a handle on the top for picking it up easy