I am fairly certain it will work, but I"m wondering if there is anyway to get it down from the 2400 it will cost after the monitor and keyboard I want, without reducing the performance pretty much at all?
you can save money by going to 8 gigs of ram, going over 8 will not pring you performance improvements in games
dont get dedicated audio...use the integrated one for now and if you are still not happy with the quality then go for dedicated audio card
Well you could drop the sound card, switch to 670s, switch to 8GB (2x4) RAM, get a 3570k, and get an asus v pro (all the sabertooth is is plastic "armor" which makes it run hotter). Also, add a cooler (212 evo at least), and buy a little better case. I would also recommend a modular psu, try Corsair TX 750.
If you will be playing on a single monitor, get a single GTX670 or HD7970. First, you only need one graphics card for 1920x1080, and second the GTX670 and HD7970 are a lot cheaper than the GTX680 for almost the same power.
Eliminate the sound card, at least until you've tested the mobo sound. Most people are quite satisfied by motherboard sound, especially on a premium product like the Sabertooth.
With just one graphics card, you can reduce the PSU to 650W, which will further cut the cost. PC Power & Cooling is fine, or anything built by Seasonic (e.g. their own, or XFX, or Corsair AX).
Next, although it will probably only save $30-$40, get just 8GB of RAM.
Finally, for games, an i5-3570K will perform as well as the i7-3770K and save another chunk.
I forgot to add that I will be recording and editing gaming commentary footage with this computer. Still undecided on two monitors, and am trying to build a computer that won't become outdated for a while (Until I save enough to upgrade to SLI 690's)
so don't say it will be too powerful, when I know that it is not very powerful to start with, compared to some of the awesome computers out there.
Uhm.... ok? This is basically top of the line. If it is purely for gaming, you only need a i5. Asrock extreme4 has an onboard soundcard, no need for an extra one. In my opinion, Eyefinity has more perks then physx. Plus amd's cards are cheaper.. This setup is ready for eyefinity. If you want to save some money, drop two of the moniters and one of the graphics cards and you will be able to run single moniter 1080p ulra settings gaming.
I can honestly say this. Your post was... Completely and totally (Yes. I am using redundancy to emphasize my point) AWESOME. This was exactly what I hoped for/didn't think I'd get.
The processor, my only concern won't be powerful enough for editing videos, but I can take that risk. The cooler for it, well, wasn't needed with the i7 because it had an included heatsink and fan, but I can deal with paying more for that, because the core costs less. THe motherboard I just went with what looked to be awesome, because I don't honestly know what to look for in a motherboard.
Memory, I picked 16 for God only knows why. Not even me.
Storage, I picked 2TB because of videos, but now I think about it, the are only about a gigabyte each after compression, and I can store excess ones in an external if I need to, or even just delete them.
I didn't think about other graphics cards, and honestly, it looks like the 7970's are a little better than the 680's in some regards, and are only worse in some by a very little percentage.
The case, I was looking to spend less, but as this whole computer will cost less with pretty much same performance (Checked them all out before replying), I can deal with that.
The power supply I honestly didn't know what to get. I added it all up and got around 650, and that's probably wrong, and I got something more powerful than I needed. I went overkill on this
The optical drive, I was trying to find a cheap one, but this looks like it is a blu-ray disk reading as well, and that completely awesome. Didn't expect to get one.
Operating system, I forgot to include in a price, and was going to get this one anyways.
The fact that you included three monitors in this, is just totally awesome. I think my desk will fit them, and it looks they are actually cheaper than the monitor I looked at, but are the exact same specs.
The price is about the same price as what I was looking at before, without a keyboard, so the fact that you got it with three monitors, and some better stuff where needed, and for a slightly smaller price tag... So awesome I could faint.
THANK YOU. I will... bookmark this I guess. Not sure if you can rep in this forum, but will if you can.
EDIT: Of course the quote didn't work...
Also, forgot to add that I'm not very adept at computer parts, and I didn't know whether this was a pretty good computer or a mid-line computer. Should have said that, and not what I said, as I came off as arrogant.