What do You think of this for my next computer?

I am also trying to make it as upgradeable as possible for the future and play all games maxed out all the way and still be able to run Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection when I save up the money again after saving money for this, which will cost $2064.93

Motherboard: Intel BOXDX79SR LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

RAM: G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card: PowerColor AX7990 6GBD5-2DHJ Radeon HD 7990 6GB 384-bit x2 GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  1. Hi there. Take a look at the template in the link below, fill it out and post back. The more information we have the better we can help. I don't think your going to need an x79 rig.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upgrade-advice

    First thoughts;

    Don't think you'll need a x79 rig.
    No SSD in a rig this expensive?
    Hopefully you have at least 3 monitors to utilise that 7990.
    1200 watts is way overkill for this rig.
  2. What do you recommend for PSU?
    What do you think instead of X79?

    Approximate Purchase Date: June of 2013

    Budget Range: None really

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Design, Movies, TV, Music, Programming
    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Parts to Upgrade: Everything

    Do you need to buy OS: No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com , tigerdirect.com
    Location: Washington, VT

    Parts Preferences: ATI Graphics

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1920×1080

    Additional Comments: I Prefer HDD's to SSD's

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My Current PC setup is at 4yrs old and would like to run all games on highest settings possible! and be able to play Crysis 3 Maxed out.
  3. This will be plenty for your needs. How many monitors do you have?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1366.60
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 08:42 EST-0500)

    Edit:

    Just seen you said no to xfire, that reduces the requirement on the mobo and PSU

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1287.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 08:48 EST-0500)
  4. mikerockett said:
    This will be plenty for your needs. How many monitors do you have?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1366.60
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 08:42 EST-0500)
    Thanks a whole lot you probably saved my a lot of money.
    I have 2 but I only use 1 at a time because one is 52 inches and in the other room and only use it when everyone is gone and when I want to watch movies on my computer.
  5. No problem. Just as a heads up, size means nothing in terms of the GPU you need, only the resolution matters.

    A 28" 1080p TV would have the same graphics requirement as a 60" 1080p TV.

    If you only use 1 at a time that 7970 will be more than enough, even 2 at 1080p and you'll be fine.
  6. If video/picture editing is going to happen on a regular basis i7 3770 is the way to go and SSD is a must.
    -Bruce
    Edit BTW Tigerdirect.ca had HD7970 on for $349.
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3242918&sku=P450-7976
  7. mikerockett said:
    No problem. Just as a heads up, size means nothing in terms of the GPU you need, only the resolution matters.

    A 28" 1080p TV would have the same graphics requirement as a 60" 1080p TV.

    If you only use 1 at a time that 7970 will be more than enough, even 2 at 1080p and you'll be fine.

    you just updated dated your post and by the looks I won't need to upgrade my Current PSU because it is a 620 watt PSU Corsair HX620
  8. General_Lee862000 said:
    you just updated dated your post and by the looks I won't need to upgrade my Current PSU because it is a 620 watt PSU Corsair HX620


    That PSU in theory should be fine. Just take into account it's age. It may be a case that your PSU is upgraded sooner than you get your next PC.
  9. mikerockett said:
    Hi there. Take a look at the template in the link below, fill it out and post back. The more information we have the better we can help. I don't think your going to need an x79 rig.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upgrade-advice

    First thoughts;

    Don't think you'll need a x79 rig.
    No SSD in a rig this expensive?
    Hopefully you have at least 3 monitors to utilise that 7990.
    1200 watts is way overkill for this rig.


    Yeah I agree X79 isn't worth it for a gaming rig and future proofing is a moot point. If you want a solid gaming rig I'd suggest this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($132.72 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1708.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 14:15 EST-0500)
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