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February 8, 2013 3:33:14 AM

I'm ready to finally buy everything i need to build my gaming rig and i need second opinions on my specs:) 

Besides gaming im also going to be using it to run Programs like AE, Ai, Ps, Etc...

Specs:
- Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Black SECC ATX Full Tower ($139.99)
- i7 3.4GHz quad core ($289.99)
- ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard ($329.99)
- Cooler Master 1000 Watt Power Supply ($179.99)
- NIVADA GeForce GTX 680 ($559.99)
- Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HD ($139.99)
- ASUS 24X DVD Burner ($19.99)
- Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz ($184.99)

I'm still fairly new to Custom PC building and what i need so if there is anything I'm missing please inform me:) 

thanks.

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February 9, 2013 2:38:55 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
February 9, 2013 2:47:32 AM

well...

what does AE, Ai, Ps stand for?

which GTX 680 are you looking at?

what cooler master PSU are you looking at? you don't need anywhere near 1000W for a single 680.

why do you need 32GB of RAM?

what resolution will you be gaming on? a single monitor?

what is your max budget?
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February 9, 2013 3:23:56 AM

Gaming rigs will not benefit from X79 or 32GB of RAM. Also 1KW is massive overkill for today's GPUs.

What's your budget? I could suggest a system if I knew that.
February 9, 2013 3:32:55 AM

Avoid Cooler Master PSU, stick with brands like Seasonic and Corsair(XFX, OCZ, depending on the model), etc. You definitely won't need 1000w with that system. I'd say 550 would be plenty. Most likely you won't need 32Gb of RAM. Can probably save money using a 670, as the difference between the 670->680 is about 5%. To me, your system seems about $$750 overpriced. What I mean by that, is you could build a system that would give you the same performance for $750+ less.
February 9, 2013 6:46:15 AM

AE = adobe After Effects
Ps = Adobe Photoshop
Ai = Adobe Illustrator

Im also using this rig for major video rendering. (just to put that out there)

Video Card - "EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card"

Power Supply - "COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply"

The 32gb of ram is because im getting it for a very cheap price so im actually going to install 16 and save the other 16.



Max Budget - $2,200




February 9, 2013 7:35:33 PM

eyeage said:
Avoid Cooler Master PSU, stick with brands like Seasonic and Corsair(XFX, OCZ, depending on the model), etc. You definitely won't need 1000w with that system. I'd say 550 would be plenty. Most likely you won't need 32Gb of RAM. Can probably save money using a 670, as the difference between the 670->680 is about 5%. To me, your system seems about $$750 overpriced. What I mean by that, is you could build a system that would give you the same performance for $750+ less.


would i be able to play games on the highest settings? also i plan on doing some long rendering is it going to be able to handle it?:) 
February 9, 2013 8:24:48 PM

How about an 800W power supply? is that to strong too?

CORSAIR GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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