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Here is a quick build and is overkill for a single 1440p monitor.

In all seriousness, you should be building something amazing with $3k, my rig cost ~$2k. So you should be getting something better than what I have. $3k Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($227.90 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($168.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.87 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Other: shimian qh270 1440p monitor (Ebay) ($350.00)
Total: $2949.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I would actually do the following.... $3k build with peripherals (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($227.90 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($168.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Other: shimian qh270 1440p monitor (Ebay) ($350.00)
Other: XSPC Raystorm 750 RS360 ($160.00)
Total: $3154.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Newegg is actually offering a 15% off select corsair PSUs, I think today is the last day, so I would try to get your PSU today.
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post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

Here is a quick build and is overkill for a single 1440p monitor.

In all seriousness, you should be building something amazing with $3k, my rig cost ~$2k. So you should be getting something better than what I have. $3k Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($227.90 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($168.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.87 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Other: shimian qh270 1440p monitor (Ebay) ($350.00)
Total: $2949.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I would actually do the following.... $3k build with peripherals (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($227.90 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($168.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Other: shimian qh270 1440p monitor (Ebay) ($350.00)
Other: XSPC Raystorm 750 RS360 ($160.00)
Total: $3154.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Newegg is actually offering a 15% off select corsair PSUs, I think today is the last day, so I would try to get your PSU today.

The 3930k is pretty cool seeing as how you can get it to run pci express 3.0 through a hack...but is it really worth it for the 6 cores? I edited the build a little based on the posts on this thread any recommendations on this build? I just took yours and edited it a little. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xYMR What do you guys think?
post #13 of 20
Well if it is for gaming the 3930K will do nothing for you a 3570K is more then enough but you can get a 3770K and have the 8 threads dont really need 12, go with a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H or a Asrock Extreme 6 and 2x4Gb ram is more then enough for gaming. Dont spend money were it is not needed.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by [CyGnus] View Post

Well if it is for gaming the 3930K will do nothing for you a 3570K is more then enough but you can get a 3770K and have the 8 threads dont really need 12, go with a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H or a Asrock Extreme 6 and 2x4Gb ram is more then enough for gaming. Dont spend money were it is not needed.

K I edited the build a little http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZcj what do ya think now? I want this future proof as possible one of the reasons why I'd like to go sli if possible smile.gif thanks again for your opinion it is highly appreciated. Any info helps really!
post #15 of 20
Akiro if you like that board ok but its very overpriced, in my opinion you will be better served with a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H if you want to spend more on a board go with the UP7. If you really need 16GB go with 2x8GB modules its easier to OC the system, with 4 modules you will be overloading the CPU's IMC
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by [CyGnus] View Post

Akiro if you like that board ok but its very overpriced, in my opinion you will be better served with a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H if you want to spend more on a board go with the UP7. If you really need 16GB go with 2x8GB modules its easier to OC the system, with 4 modules you will be overloading the CPU's IMC

Okay I edited it a little more with the ram being 2x8 instead of 4x4! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZRp
post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akiro View Post

The 3930k is pretty cool seeing as how you can get it to run pci express 3.0 through a hack...but is it really worth it for the 6 cores? I edited the build a little based on the posts on this thread any recommendations on this build? I just took yours and edited it a little. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xYMR What do you guys think?

You do not need a 3930k. But for 3 or 4 cards, you will want iit. A 3930k will only be fully utilized if you end up doing something multi-threaded or playing very large multi-player games. Or streaming while you game. IMO on a $3k budget, you should get a very nice CPU. not a consumer CPU, get an enthusiast CPU.

Now, for the 680s... I love mine, I do. But they really are not worth it. 2x 7970s have much better performance with the recent updates and they are cheaper.

I personally am not a fan of the new phantom. I still like the switch 810 better. Corsair has nice cases as well tongue.gif

The Crossover you are buying is overpriced. get a Achieva Shimian QH270. you can find them on ebay, get a "pixel perfect" one. It is a more bang for your buck monitor than the crossover and you wont notice a difference.

If you go with a $3k budget, there is no doubt in my mind that you should go with a 3930k. An i7-3770k is useless on a $3k budget, and it still only has 4 true cores, the virtual cores are never as good as true cores. If you are going to get an 1155 chip, I would bump the budget down to $2k and get an i5-3570k.
Edited by Ironman517 - 1/17/13 at 11:39am
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
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500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
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Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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post #18 of 20
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gotcha thanks for the informative reply! I will consider this with the build. You do prove a good point I should really go all out like I had stated with the 3k budget! Overkill is the goal here! So you think the 7970's would be good? what about waiting for the 8000series? or the gtx 780? what do you think?
post #19 of 20
dat budget drool.gif
post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akiro View Post

gotcha thanks for the informative reply! I will consider this with the build. You do prove a good point I should really go all out like I had stated with the 3k budget! Overkill is the goal here! So you think the 7970's would be good? what about waiting for the 8000series? or the gtx 780? what do you think?
Well the only problem I have with waiting would be, there is always something new coming out, making you always wait, you will not be able to get the new gen cards are the current gen prices. Right now, IMO the prices are golden.
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256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
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Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
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500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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