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So I had a build in mind but I heard it was so overkill it was ignorant...I was going to go with
i7 3960x
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair 1600 64GB Memory
Corsair H100
Corsair AX 1200 PSU


Anyone want to take the time to build me a PC with at least just the i7-3930k, Corsair H100 (I am OCing), and NZXT Phantom case because of space reasons. I want something I wont have to upgrade for awhile....Budget = $3000, If you guys think I need to upgrade from any of the below please replace it. I am mainly going to raid World of Warcraft, (Hardcore raiding) and going to play some other games like Call of Duty, Portal 2 and some other high graphic games. again Budget $3000 at little over is fine as well!

Edit: I forgot to mention I will be streaming my games on Twitch, I dont know if that plays in the factor!

What I already have:
2 Twin Frzr II 580 GTXs
Blu - Ray Drive Read and Write Samsung
128GB Kingston SSD
1TB Westington HDD 7200RPM
Edited by vvseekervv - 4/17/12 at 7:17pm
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Case: NZXT Phantom - $129.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 motherboard- $319.99
PSU: Corsair HX1050 (AX1200 if you want.) - $219.99
Processor: I7-3930k - $599.99
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb (4x4gb) DDR3 1600- The olive green kind to match motherboard-$119.99
Cooler: Corsair H100- $109.99
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX-$169.00
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 - $129.99
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 - $79.99
Headset: Asus Vulcan-$114.99
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P - $199.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM - $99.99
Case Fans: Noctua NF-P12's x4 - $93.16 ($23.29 each)

Total:$2,387 thumb.gif

Open for criticism smile.gif
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Dont go closed loop liquid.... especially on a $3000 build. Do a full loop.

H series cool worst than some air coolers....
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Might I add that you also have enough money left over from that build to buy either a 7970 or a GTX 680. Plus you can also sell off your GTX 580's to make up for most of that money thumb.gif
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Cooler: Either a NH-D14 (or any other top performing heatsink) or a Rasa Water Cooling kit. One of the better heatsinks will be almost just as good as a h100 and costs less (why spend the extra money for not a lot of performance with a lot of noise); the other is an actual WC loop that will perform as such. You might want to even look into doing a whole WC setup as you'll have a large budget to play with.

The Fractal-Design Arc Midi is nice for mounting large WC radiators. The NZXT Phantom works well too.
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If you decide to go with a closed loop like the other xFALL3Nx stated, might I suggest the XSPC Rasa 750 RS240. It's $183.00 extra, so if you deduct the price of the H100 from that, it amounts to a little over $74. Perfect.

Edit: the pricing I have put is for the Rasa 750 RS360, not the RS240.
Edited by Weezernation - 4/17/12 at 8:56pm
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honestly the main things id say spend your money on as theyre the things you most likely wont upgrade for the next 2-3 builds would be a psu case and hdd/sdds. you can reuse those things for a while atleast until they either a- die on you or b- in the psus case from aging and by that time youd be upgrading anyway.

id honestly say go for a tj11 but if your office/room space is extremely small then id say a switch 810 which is roughly only 2 inches or so higher. plus its already watercooling configured which means no cutting up your case and such.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/70xv

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honestly the main things id say spend your money on as theyre the things you most likely wont upgrade for the next 2-3 builds would be a psu case and hdd/sdds. you can reuse those things for a while atleast until they either a- die on you or b- in the psus case from aging and by that time youd be upgrading anyway.
id honestly say go for a tj11 but if your office/room space is extremely small then id say a switch 810 which is roughly only 2 inches or so higher. plus its already watercooling configured which means no cutting up your case and such.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/70xv
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler:: XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 CPU watercooling kit ($189.95 @ Jab-tech)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($289.47 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($167.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($507.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($161.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($148.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($148.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($148.98 @ Newegg)

Total: $2,791.33
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 4/17/12 at 11:20pm
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Originally Posted by xFALL3Nx View Post

Dont go closed loop liquid.... especially on a $3000 build. Do a full loop.
H series cool worst than some air coolers....

Worse than few, better than most.... Easier than all full loops wink.gif
post #10 of 36
For cooling, go with the rasa rx360 extreme. Monitor - catleap 27" ips. OS - windows 7 x64 professional or ultimate. Like others have said, ditch the 580s and get some 680s or 7970s.

The rest of the stuff seems pretty good.

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