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Case = Fine
Processor = Fine
Motherboard = Insane ($400 for a motherboard is ridiculous) You can get an ASRock Z77 OC Formula or ASRock Z77 Extreme9, and still be spending less for nearly the same features.
CPU Cooling (Liquid Cooling) = If you are planning on doing a custom loop then go ahead, otherwise an H100i in Push/Pull would suffice.
HDD = Fine, but personally I would just get two 1TB and Raid 0 them.
SSD = Nothing really special about the Vertex, you can get a Intel 335 Series which will be faster.
Memory = 2400MHz memory is cool and all, but if you plan to overclock achieving those speeds might prove to be difficult. I think some lower Cas 2133MHz would be a sweet spot, like the Ripjaws Z Series.
PSU = Fine
Monitor = Completely up to you, can never understand the interest in having three smaller monitors as opposed to one big one. However that's your call.
GPU = Will be mostly up to you, but if you are considering Eyefinity you might as well go with a 7970 GHz Ed.

Headset: Turtle Beach in my experience is garbage; Poor build quality, at times below par sound quality. Besides that Headset is for XBOX360 or PS3. Go with the Sennheiser PC-350 or PC-360
Mouse: Doesn't really seem to have good reviews, so not sure why you would want that one. Try looking into something with better reviews.
Keyboard: Don't see anything special about it for $131. I'd look into the Cooler Master Storm Trigger.
Mouse Pad: Only mouse pad I'll recommend is the Mionix Ensis 320. If you play First Person Shooters you will be amazed at how good your tracking is. If you play MOBA styled games might want to look into a larger mouse pad.
post #12 of 17
Its for rendering so I would suggest a I7 3930K. Also don't go with the turtle beaches go with a more durable and higher quality headset such as any sennheiser.
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Its for rendering so I would suggest a I7 3930K.

It all depends on what you do and at what level. See, for everything I personally do my PC is able to handle it perfectly.
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It all depends on what you do and at what level. See, for everything I personally do my PC is able to handle it perfectly.
If he wants it to be fast for rendering while he is gaming and streaming he will need a 6 core.
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If he wants it to be fast for rendering while he is gaming and streaming he will need a 6 core.

Yea that's if he does the three simultaneously, but gaming and rendering at the same time? -
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If he wants it to be fast for rendering while he is gaming and streaming he will need a 6 core.

Depending on the software, he could save money and build a pc on the micro atx form factor and render just as fast as he would while gaming on the i7. IE Maya's Autodesk software actually allows you to install its rendering application on other computers with out the need for a new license. The rendering app. does well over networks and and can even place the files any where you want, the only down side is you don't get to Visually see the renders... then again if your going to batch render... you always do a 5 frame test before doing that 25000 set.
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Yea that's if he does the three simultaneously, but gaming and rendering at the same time? -

Agreed. As you stated earlier people do seem to exaggerate just how much CPU power is required for rendering... If you're doing intensive stuff that can take advantage of all the extra threads etc, or it will speed things up significantly, then I'd go with LGA 2011 but otherwise it's a bit unnecessary and the money could be used elsewhere or saved.
Edited by Haliaeetos - 2/11/13 at 1:33pm
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