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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

One 7970 will be plenty if you are only running at 1080p. And unless you are are worried about skyrim causing your CPU to bottleneck, there is no reason to go above a 2500k if you are strictly gaming. I know you said your budget was $5k-$6k, and then I gave you a $6k build and you said you dont NEED to spend that much. tongue.gif In reality, you can just grab a 2500k and a 7970.
Your other options for GPUs could be a GTX 590, or GTX 570 SLI, they will all be around the same performance. The 590 should pull ahead in FPS by looking at the benchmarks.

Totally agree here. I mean if you want to throw money away THAT bad OP then go ahead, cause in the end it is YOUR money. But man, anything over a 2500k is just really silly, ESPECIALLY since you are just gaming on this machine. I mean if you are going with these suggested 3930k and 3960x crazy build and are shooting for a stroke to your e-peen then by all means go ahead man. But just just for gaming....you are throwing money away.
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Hey,
This is my very first build and need some help. The idea that I have already is:
GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7970
SSD: 2x OCZ VERTEX 3 MAX IOPS SATA III 2.5" SSD (RAID 0)
CPU: AMD FX Series FX-8150 Black Edition Processor; Intel 3930K; Intel i7 3960X
Case: Thermaltake level 10; 800D
MAIN STORAGE HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA3 6.0
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula ThunderBolt
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB(4x 4GB) Quad Channel Memory Kit
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX-1050 1050W Power Supply
With the cooling I don't mind trying WC but do not know where to start.
I plan on using this computer for playing games such as BF3 and Skyrim on max settings and watching High quality movies.
I'm not so sure if everything fits together. As I said in title the budget is $6000 and am not worried about monitor, keyboard mouse or sound because I already have them. Opinions are greatly appreciated smile.gif
In total atm this build will cost around $3400 AUD :L
Thanks for the help smile.gif
Edit: build does not need to hit 6k but need it to perform MAXED out games of games out there today and may have some room for future upgrades.

GPU: 2X Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7970
SSD: 2x OCZ VERTEX 3 MAX IOPS SATA III 2.5" SSD (RAID 0)
CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K
Case: Corsair 800D
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB(4x 4GB) Quad Channel Memory Kit
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX-1050 1050W

LIke, when you want to spend THAT much money, why not go with a 3930K..?
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Wait.. Wait... Wait... only 16 GB RAM?
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not worth the money to get the 3960x vs the 3930k... My opinion skip most of the idea out there.... build a 2p Folding Machine that can still game like crazy!!! biggrin.gif that will eat up your 6k budget but will still do anything out there you want it to do.
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To the OP, the reason I asked what computer you were using now is because this is the WORST time to build a super expensive PC because INTEL and AMD have new processors around the corner. It makes no sense to build a PC now when the new CPUS are so close. I'm very surprised more people didn't point this out. If I were you I would wait 3-5 months and see whats comes out then get your PC.
 
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post #97 of 268
I would go with intel. Like if your gonna spend that much money get the 3960x and the asus x79 rampage board. Get the 800d between those 2 case options. And get an all modular power supply like the corsair ax1200.
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Go intel
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I would say wait go PILEDRIVER it's gonna rock
 
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I would say wait go PILEDRIVER it's gonna rock

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