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Thank you, Since I'm Imac user I want a white pc as well, I browse around internet for cases and I think Case labs are excellent case and they come with white color. What you guys think?
post #12 of 16
There is a lot more that you need to consider here. Building a custom machine you have a lot more flexibility than you realize and it is important to recognize that.

Consider what your needs are in terms of:

- Silence/noise
- Overclocking
- Light

You can build a jet engine with tons of lighting or you can build a dead silent killer to run while you sleep. Everyone is going to list parts but you need to think seriously about these things. They effect every part.

Also, as a rule, no HDD's allowed, SSD's only!

Take a look at my sig rig and realize that I don't have a single running fan in my machine. In fact at any given time the only part that is moving is my water pump - which I run on low with a custom top and is mounted on a gel block for silence
Edited by FEAST - 6/27/13 at 2:48pm
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A lot of people here are throwing out big name parts, but I really dont feel some of this is necessary. Why would it be so much better for this person to get a 3930K yet only recommend 16GB of RAM and single SLI? That isnt making use of the upper end system's strengths at all. It would be far better to go with one of the newer Haswell core processors because of its better IPC over a Sandy Bridge-E processor, and far cheaper too. Unless you need more than 32GB of RAM or will be doing tri or quad SLI then the socket 2011 system is not what you should look at, but rather the socket 1150 stuff.

Case Labs towers are very nice, so you could definitely go with that. Other choices could be something like these:

This tower is pretty nice, but not designed for a big water cooling setup if you choose to go that route. Good for air cooling though:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352024

This looks like a better white tower to go with if you want to do either water cooling or just want a lot of space to work with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146088



Also my personal favorite brand for solid state drives would be Samsung, with the 840 Pro series.


With a budget this high and the goal being smooth gameplay on triple monitors, I think that you should get either dual Nvidia Titan's or dual GTX780's. both of those setups will be able to play triple 1080p monitor stuff fine, but having Titan's kinda future proofs it a bit more. Look into getting "lightboost" capable monitors to run since those will give you the smoothest motion other than a CRT monitor.







Another possible idea you might like would be to look up hardware that is fully compatible with "hackintosh" systems. You could run Windows on one SSD and use it as your gaming setup, and then dual boot onto another SSD and run OSX still for your normal stuff. This way you can use what you are familiar with but also have the benefit of a high-end triple monitor gaming setup to play on.
Edited by EniGma1987 - 6/27/13 at 3:37pm
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post #14 of 16
Yeah, we might have gotten a little bit excited by his 8K budget. rolleyes.gif

How about this for a start: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/BIJ

Except you can have 3xTitans instead of the 680's, and I think you can do without the water cooling.
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CPU

Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core
$563.98 SuperBiiz
Motherboard

Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011
$409.99 SuperBiiz
Memory

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
$200.57 TigerDirect

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
$200.57 TigerDirect
Storage

Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" SSD
$94.00 Adorama

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
$129.98 Outlet PC

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
$129.98 Outlet PC

Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" SSD
$437.99 NCIX US
Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
$446.98 SuperBiiz

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
$446.98 SuperBiiz

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
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8K is OVER-KILL for a gaming PC. You can pay way much less for something that's more than enough to play games with 3 monitors.
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Thank you, Since I'm Imac user I want a white pc as well, I browse around internet for cases and I think Case labs are excellent case and they come with white color. What you guys think?
Definitely a great choice for a case! It will be my next as well!

Since you are a first timer, refrain from reading into going with water-cooling until you are ready to do so, it will take away from your first PC experience if it all goes wrong and leaks. If you go with Caselabs, it will make it easy once you do though!

If you seriously have 8K for a budget, you might just be best to start off at half of that and get yourself up and running. Monitors will be pricy depending on what you go with as well so keep that in mind.

You need to figure out how many monitors; Nvidia only supports 3 in surround, AMD can go with 5. You also need to figure out the monitors and resolution you want to run so we can figure out what video cards and how many you will need.

Since this is a new member thread, you are best to start a new one with suggestions on build lists.

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