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CPU - Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
Video Card - EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Storage - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage - Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Power Supply - SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC ...
Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL
Case - Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case, support up to HPTX, come with Eight Fans,Top HDD docking
CPU Cooling - CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Fan Controller - 1ST PC CORP. FC-FC9B 4 Channel Throttle Control Operation Fan Controller, 50w Per Channel, Available
Monitor - ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
OS - Windows 7
And a normal DVD rom drive.
This is my first attempt at building my own gaming rig just wanting some opinions tips and any advice.
My goal with my rig is to have it top of the line and to be able to perform well for years to come.
Note that games for years to come, won't ever make full use of extra cores + threads on that CPU. By that time, your CPU will have long become outdated and thoroughly destroyed by new CPUs that only cost fraction of what you are paying for this.
Because of this, even if you build a gaming PC that will last "for years to come", there's zero sense to be had to go beyond i5-3570k.
I would rather that you use the savings of going to i5 + Z77 board to get a GTX 690, or if that's too expensive, 2x GTX 670.
1050W is overkill even for an SLi setup. A 850W is good enough for it, unless you want to try tri-SLi / quad-SLi. 80 Plus Gold is overkill too.
By the time 32GB of RAM is ever useful in gaming, we'll have DDR5 or DDR6 or something crazy by then.
If you've got the money to throw at it...I'd say go for it. But, you are going into the "severe overkill" area on most of the components, to the degree that a lot of it would just be for bragging rights and not gain you any appreciable performance increases, especially in games.
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