*WARNING* Extreme high-end gaming rig! (not for the faint-hearted)

Good day guys, I'm contemplating on saving up by December a Christmas present (for myself of course ;)) a high-end gaming rig to end all rigs... around $5k should be more than sufficient (thank god for work)
I expect this to last me 3-5yrs and this assumes that the next generation games in a couple of years would overshadow even Crysis 3 in sys reqs.
BUT before I make such a ridiculously crazy decision :lol:, I want to know what you guys think on this rig:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.01 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($276.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($201.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $5284.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 08:29 EDT-0400)

(p.s. One has tentative plans to oveclock the i3970x to 4.2GHz and the Titan to 1GHz :pt1cable: unless that would be an otherwise unwise decision)
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  1. NOPE! no 2011 here.....
    just.... that 6 cores of metal arnt going to help in single threaded games.
    But hell... LETS GO OVER KILL!

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AeO7
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AeO7/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AeO7/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($117.14 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER Max ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($294.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 750GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1074.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1074.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 900D ATX Full Tower Case ($299.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($267.00 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($52.00 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($553.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Wired Gaming Keyboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
    Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 2000 7.1 Channel Headset ($108.98 @ Amazon)
    Total: $5025.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 10:27 EDT-0400)
  2. i see quite a few things i dont care for in the build.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.99 @ Newegg)
    why are you using this older generation cpu? its over twice the price of the newer i7-4770k haswell and scores under it in terms of performance. you have two extra cores but thats not really a big issues. amd has 8 and its still not top dog.
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.01 @ Amazon)
    do you realize how huge this thing is? for your budget you would be better off running a dual fan radiator loop from nzxt or corsair
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    love the rampage boards but if you use a newer cpu like suggested you would want the rampage IV extreme.
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    i would suggest top end ram from corsair or mushkin. 4x4gb is good but for your budget why are you even thinking of getting 1600mhz? you should be getting 2133mhz or at a minimum 1866mhz. dont skimp out just because you think the gpu is more important.
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
    great drive but if you plan on using this as your main os drive you will want a 256 at minimum or preferrably the 512
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    dont get a blue drive. they arent performance oriented and have a crappy warranty compared to the caviar black. black still has 5 years the blue has 2 i believe
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    first of all, adding a 3rd card to sli is extremely inefficient and is a waste of money. it would be much better to upgrade your gpu cards in another 2 years than to try to 3 way. more cost efficient too. another thing... unless you are running some insane setup which requires all of that vram you would be better off running two gtx780 in sli. cheaper and they scale better than titans do. with the money saved you can upgrade to whatever is new on the market in another 2-3 years. or you could wait just a little bit for the gtx790 to be released which should be about the same cost as the titan and ultra titan but will likely be much more powerful. hell you could even sli them for a quad sli solution (they are dual gpu cards). the titan although impressive is not worth buying.
    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($276.98 @ Newegg)
    completely up to you however i'd suggest something with more standard 120mm and 140mm fans. you could fit up a radiator to this for your cpu. many great options available for that. i'm partial to the corsair 900d but there are other models with more open and direct fans which would be perhaps better choices. its hard to beat the build quality of the corsair though (i use an 800d myself so i should know). the case is massive which is better for keeping high end parts cooler. it also allows watercooling in case you were interested.
    Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($201.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    not so sure i agree with TT as a brand of choice. what about the corsair hx1050 or pcpower & cooling 1200? i've heard xfx is a good brand as well on the forums here but never used them myself. i've heard antec and seasonic are also good.
    Total: $5284.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 08:29 EDT-0400)

    of course you still need to provide info on what kind of monitors you want to hook up and all that. keep in mind you will want to get something nice as well as nice perepherals to go with your new computer so you need to budget for that.
  3. ssddx said:
    i see quite a few things i dont care for in the build.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.99 @ Newegg)
    why are you using this older generation cpu? its over twice the price of the newer i7-4770k haswell and scores under it in terms of performance. you have two extra cores but thats not really a big issues. amd has 8 and its still not top dog.
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.01 @ Amazon)
    do you realize how huge this thing is? for your budget you would be better off running a dual fan radiator loop from nzxt or corsair
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    love the rampage boards but if you use a newer cpu like suggested you would want the rampage IV extreme.
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    i would suggest top end ram from corsair or mushkin. 4x4gb is good but for your budget why are you even thinking of getting 1600mhz? you should be getting 2133mhz or at a minimum 1866mhz. dont skimp out just because you think the gpu is more important.
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
    great drive but if you plan on using this as your main os drive you will want a 256 at minimum or preferrably the 512
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    dont get a blue drive. they arent performance oriented and have a crappy warranty compared to the caviar black. black still has 5 years the blue has 2 i believe
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    first of all, adding a 3rd card to sli is extremely inefficient and is a waste of money. it would be much better to upgrade your gpu cards in another 2 years than to try to 3 way. more cost efficient too. another thing... unless you are running some insane setup which requires all of that vram you would be better off running two gtx780 in sli. cheaper and they scale better than titans do. with the money saved you can upgrade to whatever is new on the market in another 2-3 years. or you could wait just a little bit for the gtx790 to be released which should be about the same cost as the titan and ultra titan but will likely be much more powerful. hell you could even sli them for a quad sli solution (they are dual gpu cards). the titan although impressive is not worth buying.
    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($276.98 @ Newegg)
    completely up to you however i'd suggest something with more standard 120mm and 140mm fans. you could fit up a radiator to this for your cpu. many great options available for that. i'm partial to the corsair 900d but there are other models with more open and direct fans which would be perhaps better choices. its hard to beat the build quality of the corsair though (i use an 800d myself so i should know). the case is massive which is better for keeping high end parts cooler. it also allows watercooling in case you were interested.
    Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($201.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    not so sure i agree with TT as a brand of choice. what about the corsair hx1050 or pcpower & cooling 1200? i've heard xfx is a good brand as well on the forums here but never used them myself. i've heard antec and seasonic are also good.
    Total: $5284.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 08:29 EDT-0400)

    of course you still need to provide info on what kind of monitors you want to hook up and all that. keep in mind you will want to get something nice as well as nice perepherals to go with your new computer so you need to budget for that.


    Again, 2011 vs 1150 there is difference for what hes doing. no need to dump A grand on a cpu.
  4. ScourgEnigma said:
    Good day guys, I'm contemplating on saving up by December a Christmas present (for myself of course ;)) a high-end gaming rig to end all rigs... around $5k should be more than sufficient (thank god for work)
    I expect this to last me 3-5yrs and this assumes that the next generation games in a couple of years would overshadow even Crysis 3 in sys reqs.
    BUT before I make such a ridiculously crazy decision :lol:, I want to know what you guys think on this rig:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.01 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($276.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($201.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $5284.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 08:29 EDT-0400)

    (p.s. One has tentative plans to oveclock the i3970x to 4.2GHz and the Titan to 1GHz :pt1cable: unless that would be an otherwise unwise decision)




    MaximumPC just built one that was similar, only the cost was in 5 figurs, not counting the change. They used 4 Titans in that thing and a 1500w PSU. That presented a whole new issue. The amount of current that was being drawn for the wall. Little much for the breakers. Anyway, that would be a beast that would have nothing to do. Nothing will take advantage of a Hex core, nor A triple Titan set up. Somethig nice to do and benchmark and will definitely be a beast and major overkill in todays world. Might work well for folding. though.
  5. coastie65 said:
    ScourgEnigma said:
    Good day guys, I'm contemplating on saving up by December a Christmas present (for myself of course ;)) a high-end gaming rig to end all rigs... around $5k should be more than sufficient (thank god for work)
    I expect this to last me 3-5yrs and this assumes that the next generation games in a couple of years would overshadow even Crysis 3 in sys reqs.
    BUT before I make such a ridiculously crazy decision :lol:, I want to know what you guys think on this rig:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.01 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($276.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($201.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $5284.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 08:29 EDT-0400)

    (p.s. One has tentative plans to oveclock the i3970x to 4.2GHz and the Titan to 1GHz :pt1cable: unless that would be an otherwise unwise decision)




    MaximumPC just built one that was similar, only the cost was in 5 figurs, not counting the change. They used 4 Titans in that thing and a 1500w PSU. That presented a whole new issue. The amount of current that was being drawn for the wall. Little much for the breakers. Anyway, that would be a beast that would have nothing to do. Nothing will take advantage of a Hex core, nor A triple Titan set up. Somethig nice to do and benchmark and will definitely be a beast and major overkill in todays world. Might work well for folding. though.


    What? 99999999999 points a day?
  6. William Longstreet said:
    coastie65 said:
    ScourgEnigma said:
    Good day guys, I'm contemplating on saving up by December a Christmas present (for myself of course ;)) a high-end gaming rig to end all rigs... around $5k should be more than sufficient (thank god for work)
    I expect this to last me 3-5yrs and this assumes that the next generation games in a couple of years would overshadow even Crysis 3 in sys reqs.
    BUT before I make such a ridiculously crazy decision :lol:, I want to know what you guys think on this rig:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Adtd/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.01 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($276.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($201.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $5284.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 08:29 EDT-0400)

    (p.s. One has tentative plans to oveclock the i3970x to 4.2GHz and the Titan to 1GHz :pt1cable: unless that would be an otherwise unwise decision)




    MaximumPC just built one that was similar, only the cost was in 5 figurs, not counting the change. They used 4 Titans in that thing and a 1500w PSU. That presented a whole new issue. The amount of current that was being drawn for the wall. Little much for the breakers. Anyway, that would be a beast that would have nothing to do. Nothing will take advantage of a Hex core, nor A triple Titan set up. Somethig nice to do and benchmark and will definitely be a beast and major overkill in todays world. Might work well for folding. though.


    What? 99999999999 points a day?


    Yeah, something like that. :D
  7. @will

    dont know why you quoted me... i7-4770k is $339

    ther IS a difference with the new chipset but i agree its really not too much to get excited about. however if you're building a new pc you may as well go with it if you have the budget.
  8. ssddx said:
    @will

    dont know why you quoted me... i7-4770k is $339

    ther IS a difference with the new chipset but i agree its really not too much to get excited about. however if you're building a new pc you may as well go with it if you have the budget.



    Just saying...... people come here all the time with high budget builds and think 2011 3970X and titans will do the job. Im also using haswell. Im just saying that OP was thinking 2011 while the rest of us think 115X
  9. William Longstreet said:
    ssddx said:
    @will

    dont know why you quoted me... i7-4770k is $339

    ther IS a difference with the new chipset but i agree its really not too much to get excited about. however if you're building a new pc you may as well go with it if you have the budget.



    Just saying...... people come here all the time with high budget builds and think 2011 3970X and titans will do the job. Im also using haswell. Im just saying that OP was thinking 2011 while the rest of us think 115X


    It has come up on another board I am on and just recently. Not sure the guy actually built it and was radioing the Benchmarks, or at least that seems to be the general consensus. MaximumPC just built one with the following specs:
    CPU: 17 3970X
    MOBO: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    Ram: 64 Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum
    GPU : 4x EVGA GeForce Titan Hydro Copper
    SSD : 2x Samsung 840 Pro ( 512 Gb )
    SSD 2x Crucial M500 ( 960 Gb )
    HDD: 3x WD Caviar Black ( 4 TB )
    Cooling: Custom *
    PSU: LEPA G1600 - MA ( 1600w )
    Case: Beige Corsair 900D

    * Water Cooling: 840mm AX series Radiators XSPC copper Radiators w/ aluminum enclosures, 1,85 RPM Gentle Typhoon fans for the radiator, Replaced front case fans with 1,420 rpm Gentile Typhoons and replaced the rear fan with a 14cm Artic Cooling F14PWM. Supremacy Elite CPU blocks, swiftech MCP656 Pump. 3/8 " I.D. Tygon silver tubing
    Total Price: $16,585
  10. coastie65 said:
    William Longstreet said:
    ssddx said:
    @will

    dont know why you quoted me... i7-4770k is $339

    ther IS a difference with the new chipset but i agree its really not too much to get excited about. however if you're building a new pc you may as well go with it if you have the budget.



    Just saying...... people come here all the time with high budget builds and think 2011 3970X and titans will do the job. Im also using haswell. Im just saying that OP was thinking 2011 while the rest of us think 115X


    It has come up on another board I am on and just recently. Not sure the guy actually built it and was radioing the Benchmarks, or at least that seems to be the general consensus. MaximumPC just built one with the following specs:
    CPU: 17 3970X
    MOBO: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    Ram: 64 Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum
    GPU : 4x EVGA GeForce Titan Hydro Copper
    SSD : 2x Samsung 840 Pro ( 512 Gb )
    SSD 2x Crucial M500 ( 960 Gb )
    HDD: 3x WD Caviar Black ( 4 TB )
    Cooling: Custom *
    PSU: LEPA G1600 - MA ( 1600w )
    Case: Beige Corsair 900D

    * Water Cooling: 840mm AX series Radiators XSPC copper Radiators w/ aluminum enclosures, 1,85 RPM Gentle Typhoon fans for the radiator, Replaced front case fans with 1,420 rpm Gentile Typhoons and replaced the rear fan with a 14cm Artic Cooling F14PWM. Supremacy Elite CPU blocks, swiftech MCP656 Pump. 3/8 " I.D. Tygon silver tubing
    Total Price: $16,585


    Dude.............. Why do you like this thing so much?
  11. William Longstreet said:
    coastie65 said:
    William Longstreet said:
    ssddx said:
    @will

    dont know why you quoted me... i7-4770k is $339

    ther IS a difference with the new chipset but i agree its really not too much to get excited about. however if you're building a new pc you may as well go with it if you have the budget.



    Just saying...... people come here all the time with high budget builds and think 2011 3970X and titans will do the job. Im also using haswell. Im just saying that OP was thinking 2011 while the rest of us think 115X


    It has come up on another board I am on and just recently. Not sure the guy actually built it and was radioing the Benchmarks, or at least that seems to be the general consensus. MaximumPC just built one with the following specs:
    CPU: 17 3970X
    MOBO: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    Ram: 64 Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum
    GPU : 4x EVGA GeForce Titan Hydro Copper
    SSD : 2x Samsung 840 Pro ( 512 Gb )
    SSD 2x Crucial M500 ( 960 Gb )
    HDD: 3x WD Caviar Black ( 4 TB )
    Cooling: Custom *
    PSU: LEPA G1600 - MA ( 1600w )
    Case: Beige Corsair 900D

    * Water Cooling: 840mm AX series Radiators XSPC copper Radiators w/ aluminum enclosures, 1,85 RPM Gentle Typhoon fans for the radiator, Replaced front case fans with 1,420 rpm Gentile Typhoons and replaced the rear fan with a 14cm Artic Cooling F14PWM. Supremacy Elite CPU blocks, swiftech MCP656 Pump. 3/8 " I.D. Tygon silver tubing
    Total Price: $16,585


    Dude.............. Why do you like this thing so much?


    I never said I liked it. Far more than I need and way outside of my price range. I am more than happy with what I have.
  12. coastie65 said:
    William Longstreet said:
    coastie65 said:
    William Longstreet said:
    ssddx said:
    @will

    dont know why you quoted me... i7-4770k is $339

    ther IS a difference with the new chipset but i agree its really not too much to get excited about. however if you're building a new pc you may as well go with it if you have the budget.



    Just saying...... people come here all the time with high budget builds and think 2011 3970X and titans will do the job. Im also using haswell. Im just saying that OP was thinking 2011 while the rest of us think 115X


    It has come up on another board I am on and just recently. Not sure the guy actually built it and was radioing the Benchmarks, or at least that seems to be the general consensus. MaximumPC just built one with the following specs:
    CPU: 17 3970X
    MOBO: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    Ram: 64 Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum
    GPU : 4x EVGA GeForce Titan Hydro Copper
    SSD : 2x Samsung 840 Pro ( 512 Gb )
    SSD 2x Crucial M500 ( 960 Gb )
    HDD: 3x WD Caviar Black ( 4 TB )
    Cooling: Custom *
    PSU: LEPA G1600 - MA ( 1600w )
    Case: Beige Corsair 900D

    * Water Cooling: 840mm AX series Radiators XSPC copper Radiators w/ aluminum enclosures, 1,85 RPM Gentle Typhoon fans for the radiator, Replaced front case fans with 1,420 rpm Gentile Typhoons and replaced the rear fan with a 14cm Artic Cooling F14PWM. Supremacy Elite CPU blocks, swiftech MCP656 Pump. 3/8 " I.D. Tygon silver tubing
    Total Price: $16,585


    Dude.............. Why do you like this thing so much?


    I never said I liked it. Far more than I need and way outside of my price range. I am more than happy with what I have.


    You just kept bringing it up. Also I think what you have from your Sig is more then enough to please most people :D
  13. I thought it was interesting, and thoiught I'd put the specs out there, but far from practical for everyday use. Every year MaximumPC builds what they call their "Dream Machine" This was Dream Machine 2013.
  14. guys... stop your arguing.

    this is not the place to do it.
  15. ssddx said:
    guys... stop your arguing.

    this is not the place to do it.



    Didn't know anybody was arguing. :D I am a Moderator on another board and had I sensed it was getting argumentative or or less than civil, I would have backed away from it. The OP just made a statement and I know that I had mentioned it before, but came back and added the specs to that monster, or most of them. I did not read anything in it other than that. My reply, was in the same vein as I kept it civil, and gave my reason for bringing it up again.
  16. ssddx said:
    guys... stop your arguing.

    this is not the place to do it.



    What are you talking about? I was just asking if there was something special about it or if he just liked the looks. Its a monster PC, I know. I was just wondering.
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