Building a Top of the Line Gaming Comp

89 Blood Elf Paladin
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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.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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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 By that time, your CPU will have long become outdated and thoroughly destroyed by new CPUs that only cost fraction of what you are paying for this.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.
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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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I forgot to mention i will also be using this computer for high end video editing
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90 Orc Shaman
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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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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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Alright going to tweak some of the componants and ill repost
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Also, the samsung 840s are coming out soon.
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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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what is better a sandybridge or ivy? for the CPU
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Ivy
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

this is the motherboard im looking at any opinions?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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You can get by with $140ish motherboards just fine. Unless there's a specific feature on these expensive motherboards that you GOTTA have no matter what, it's not needed at all.
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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

this one seems to have everything i would need i also went with the 3570k i5 like you suggested
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Yeah, that board will do, although cheaper recommendations are available.

IE) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330
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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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also im dropping my ram to 16 gigs should i run 2 8g or 4 4g?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Either works, although 2 8GB means you can potentially put more in the future.
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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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ive never heard of that brand of motherboard do you have any experience with that manufacturer
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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ASRock is one of the major mobo manufacturers. They are good as ASUS or any other name brands.
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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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i changed my CPU to the I5 3570k going with the ASUS motherboard z77 got a 850w Power supply and getting the 680 video card
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Do you plan to ever SLi your graphics card?
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89 Blood Elf Paladin
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yes eventually going to just start out with one going to SLI down the road im considering going to the i7 2500k for another 100$
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Note clock-by-clock, Ivy Bridge outperforms Sandy Bridge
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