What Computer Parts Should I Get? $10,000

Budget Range: $10,000 After shipping, tax, etc.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Rendering, Running Gaming Servers (1 or 2 people)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes (3)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.amazon.com
Overclocking: Maybe

I have a budget of $10,000 to get EVERYTHING I need for a computer. This includes headsets to RAM to a desk (I'm making that too). I am going to be building the PC my self and I will have a list of current things in the more details section. I would like to buy everything from amazon.com. This computer will be playing video games, rendering movies in Sony Vegas, and basically doing anything you can imagine. DO NOT TELL ME I DON'T NEED TO SPEND $10,000! I don't care.. I will be spending about $9,500 on the PC itself, $500 for mini fridge, speakers, etc
Here is a list of current parts (all links are to amazon.com):

Corsair Obsidian Series Black 800D Full Tower Computer Case
Corsair Neutron Series GTX 2.5-Inch 240GB 6Gb/s SATA 3
ASUS Xonar Phoebus ROG Gaming Soundcard Set Sound Cards
Silent 120MM Led Sickleflo
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS VE278H 27inch Screen LED-lit 2ms Monitor
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Hexa-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 15 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73960X
Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ64GX3M8A1600C9)
OCZ Technology Revo Drive 3 Series 240GB PCI Express 8 GB-s Slim - RVD3-FHPX4-240G
WD Black 4 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache, 5 Year Warranty - WD4001FAEX
Corsair Professional Series AX 1200 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (AX1200)
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked Signature 6GB GDDR5 384-Bit

Here is a full list of things I'm currently planning on buying: Amazon Wishlist
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  1. You might want to just give the budget on the PC, we cant really help you here with material costs of building the desk (very nice BTW, can link to a few build logs of people who have done similar), audio and networking equipment or the fridge you have included :lol:.
    Same with peripherals (mouse/keyboard,headsets), these are very subjective items and what works for one person wont work for another.

    You will also want to fill out this form, will give us the info needed to best help you.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice

    Build logs I mentioned.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/337794-31-bombproof-builders-desk-build
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=231308
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=248476
    Probably wont go as extreme as these guys and integrate the computer into the desk, but food for thought.

    P.S. May want to remove your name from the Amazon wishlist.
  2. Why in the world are you getting 1080p monitors on that budget?

    Spend less on premium computer parts (seriously, the 3960X? At the absolute most, get the 3930K. The X is double the price for...nothing, really.) Spend more on peripherals. You could easily fit in 3 1440p monitors.

    And 2.1 speakers with a $200 dedicated soundcard? No. Just no. Spend $100 more and get some real speakers.

    And you literally want to spend $900 to buy twelve terabytes of HDD space? On top of a PCI-E SSD and a SATA SSD? Why? How much porn are you storing?

    Not sure why you're choosing the Neutron SSD over an 840 Plus. Not that there's really such a thing as a bad SSD, but the 840 Plus costs the same and benches better.

    As far as the case, the 800D was nice when it came out, but it's aging. Among other things, it still uses a USB 3.0 passthrough. NZXT's Phantom is a nicer case in that price range; Thermaltake's Level 10 is cool as well. If you want a classic black-box look, Silverstone has an updated TJ-07 that will work nicely.
  3. This seems like a good rig.
    I really advise not spending more than this, this is about the max I would recommend, spending more would literally just be wasting your money. Also on a rig like this, Custom watercooling is practically required.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($539.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($480.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.62 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.62 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($234.53 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Silverstone TJ07B-W-USB3.0 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($325.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Other: Custom water-cooling, lets say $700 for both GPU's and CPU? ($700.00)
    Other: Other misc parts ($500.00)
    Other: Three 2560x1440p monitors, probably ~$2000 ($2000.00)
    Total: $5782.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 06:20 EST-0500)
  4. manofchalk said:
    This seems like a good rig.
    I really advise not spending more than this, this is about the max I would recommend, spending more would literally just be wasting your money. Also on a rig like this, Custom watercooling is practically required.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($539.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($480.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.62 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.62 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($234.53 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Silverstone TJ07B-W-USB3.0 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($325.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Other: Custom water-cooling, lets say $700 for both GPU's and CPU? ($700.00)
    Other: Other misc parts ($500.00)
    Other: Three 2560x1440p monitors, probably ~$2000 ($2000.00)
    Total: $5782.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 06:20 EST-0500)

    The last thing on the list.... are you sure about that?
  5. The monitors?
    Yep, fairly sure. You have the budget for it and the graphical grunt to power such a large resolution. The cost of them will probably end up being higher, but its a rough estimate of three 1440p IPS monitors.
  6. Get the monitors. Seriously. Get the 1440p monitors.

    Here's my modified version of his list with your 3 monitors and swapping in your 2 Titans for the 7970s:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($560.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($166.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.62 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.62 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($234.53 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1005.91 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1005.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Amazon)
    Other: Custom water-cooling, lets say $700 for both GPU's and CPU? ($700.00)
    Other: Other misc parts ($500.00)
    Total: $7197.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 06:44 EST-0500)

    That leaves you almost $3k to build your desk and get some decent speakers. Should end up with a hell of a desk :) You should post your build log somewhere.

    (Is it wasting your money to get the Titans? Possibly. But you have $10k and they're sexy as hell and they SLI better than the 7970s Crossfire. You need all the power you can get for the resolution you'll be running at.)
  7. Just to add what's already been said, invest in some good quality fans, none of this Sickleflo crap (more like Sickly flow). Noctuas are very high quality if you can stomach the color.

    M
  8. manofchalk said:
    The monitors?
    Yep, fairly sure. You have the budget for it and the graphical grunt to power such a large resolution. The cost of them will probably end up being higher, but its a rough estimate of three 1440p IPS monitors.

    No, windows 8
  9. Yea, theres nothing wrong with IMO.
  10. Sargentshrooms said:
    Budget Range: $10,000 After shipping, tax, etc.
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Rendering, Running Gaming Servers (1 or 2 people)
    Are you buying a monitor: Yes (3)
    Do you need to buy OS: Yes
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.amazon.com
    Overclocking: Maybe

    I have a budget of $10,000 to get EVERYTHING I need for a computer. This includes headsets to RAM to a desk (I'm making that too). I am going to be building the PC my self and I will have a list of current things in the more details section. I would like to buy everything from amazon.com. This computer will be playing video games, rendering movies in Sony Vegas, and basically doing anything you can imagine. DO NOT TELL ME I DON'T NEED TO SPEND $10,000! I don't care.. I will be spending about $9,500 on the PC itself, $500 for mini fridge, speakers, etc
    Here is a list of current parts (all links are to amazon.com):

    Corsair Obsidian Series Black 800D Full Tower Computer Case
    Corsair Neutron Series GTX 2.5-Inch 240GB 6Gb/s SATA 3
    ASUS Xonar Phoebus ROG Gaming Soundcard Set Sound Cards
    Silent 120MM Led Sickleflo
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)
    ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    ASUS VE278H 27inch Screen LED-lit 2ms Monitor
    Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Hexa-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 15 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73960X
    Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ64GX3M8A1600C9)
    OCZ Technology Revo Drive 3 Series 240GB PCI Express 8 GB-s Slim - RVD3-FHPX4-240G
    WD Black 4 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache, 5 Year Warranty - WD4001FAEX
    Corsair Professional Series AX 1200 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (AX1200)
    EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked Signature 6GB GDDR5 384-Bit

    Here is a full list of things I'm currently planning on buying: Amazon Wishlist


    I like your choices. However, you could take it a step further. How about a dedicated raid card from LSI or Areca? If you are going to spend this kind of money on a computer, you should definitely consider a dedicated raid with all of your hard drives and SSD drives behind it. This is what I have done with my own system. Here's a raid card for you to consider:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816151113
    It comes with a dedicated 1GB of cache, upgradeable to 4. It can hold internally 16 SATA or SAS hard drives, with a port on the back for you to expand up to a total of 128 hard drives should you choose to do so. I use this same card, only with 24 ports internally and 2GB of cache. Behind it I've placed numerous SSD drives and hard drives in various raid configurations that could easily beat that OCZ SSD drive you have chosen. Personally I'd prefer not to use OCZ products due to the amount of issues they have with firmware. However, the Samsung 840 Pro SSD drives in various capacities are very fast, and if you put a bunch of them in a RAID 0, it'll match or beat that Corsair model you have chosen. Put it all behind that raid card, you've got yourself a hell of a machine.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193
    That's the 256GB version of the Samsung 840 pro.
    Instead of a single WD 4TB drive, how about several smaller drives or same size RE4 raid class drives in a raid 5 or 6? You'll have more storage and it will be faster due to being behind that raid card.
    I do like your motherboard choice, though I would upgrade it to the WS version of that board. Another option if you need as much computing power as possible is dual processor. My own system is dual processor using dual E5-2687W xeons in a Supermicro X9DAE board with 128GB of ram, the Areca 1882ix-24-2G raid card, 4 Samsung 830 128GB SSD drives, 8 WD RE4 2TB drives in raid 6, 12 Hitachi Ultrastar 4TB drives in raid 6, dual GTX 690's in SLI (yes this is the only Supermicro board using this chipset that supports SLI), and a 30 inch Dell U3011 monitor. I built all of this for less than $10k.
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