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hey guys i know i am new here, just asking, is this build overkill? i need it to run windows/mac for school and gaming.


Intel Core i7 2600K (LGA 1155) $391.60

Asus MAXIMUS IV Extreme Motherboard (LGA 1155)N/A YET

Corsair Vengeance 16GB kit (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9)$257.40

Asus Radeon HD 6970 ( EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5) $419 (MSY)

Asus Radeon HD 6970 ( EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5) $419 (MSY)

Asus Radeon HD 6970 ( EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5) $419 (MSY)

Cooler Master HAF X Full tower case (pc case gear)$234

Corsair V32 Nova Series 32GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs$86.90

Corsair V32 Nova Series 32GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs$86.90

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 6GBS$80.30

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 6GBS$80.30

Thermaltake Challenger PRO Gaming Keyboard $94.60

Thermaltake Black Gaming Mouse $58.30

Thermaltake Dasher Gaming Mouse Pad $27.50

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W PSU $324.50

TOTAL$2,979.3 AUD
    
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i reckon the gpus are a little overboard. what do you guys think?
    
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post #3 of 6
It's good, but if your splashing some serious cash, I'd get GTX570's.

Also, the SSD's are a little small, I'd get a OCZ 128GB one, spend like 150 on it, and have your OS and major apps on it.

What are you doing about your Monitors, if I were you I'd budget for 3 Super thin bezel monitors and run nVidia Surround or Eyefinity.

Also, the mousemat is way overpriced, that mouse is pretty rubbish and if I had the money you did, I'd be considering a mechanical keyboard.
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ok i will get rid of the mouse mat. i will get a bigger ssd.whats the difference with a mechanical keyboard? and i might cut down on the memory, maybe go to 8gig or something? what does corsair have thats in dominator/vengeance thats 8 gig and uses 4 mem slots?
    
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post #5 of 6
Mechanical keyboards use switches, and are supposed to provide a more tactile feedback, and be more accurate, and also supposed to be better to type on as well as not being accidentally pressed, due to the fact that you have to physically press then to register a key.

In the ram section, I'd try something like This If that is what your talking about. If your looking for something even more, then I'd recommend moving into G.Skill territory or Mushkin.
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post #6 of 6
I have the same case/keyboard/mouse and even mouse mat lol, the mouse mat is nice due to its size but I dont really think you'll need it for what your doing, and I would cut down 1 gpu atleast to save on budget if you need to, that being considered depending on what monitor/resolution you want to run and expect to run games at..
Edited by Amann - 2/28/11 at 4:06am
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