3k future proof overkill build advice.
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July 4, 2012, 01:10 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nepean, ON
My System Specs
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Well if you plan on going 4x 670 1000w isn't going to cut it...
You are probably looking at a
Intel i7 3930k $570.80
Intel Core i7 3930K 6 Core 12MB 3.2GHZ Hyperthreading Unlocked LGA2011 Processor No HSF - DirectCanada
Pick a socket 2011 mobo of your choice it doesn't really matter which as long as you get one with the right spacing for 4-way SLI it will come down to preference. This one is nice
ASUS Rampage IV Formula ATX Motherboard X79 LGA2011 DDR3 SLI CrossFireX 4PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 USB3.0 - DirectCanada
$388 or you can go with the extreme
Get whatever memory kit is cheapest on the date you purchase for 1600mhz cl9 it should be around $100
For your GPU's the gtx 670 is nice but I haven't heard about that quad SLI... but either way you don't want those gigabyte cards. Those cards have very efficient coolers but they dump all the heat into your case unlike the reference version (which exhaust out the back of the case) so they will essentially strangle each other for cool air. Pick up cards with the reference coolers (especially if you ever want to water cool it will make it much easier to find blocks), Asus, MSI and EVGA all offer great service, you should purchase one with the warranty you want. Anyways 2 of them should run you around $800
PSU 1200w minimum I would probably go with 1500w just to be safe with an OC because you don't want to run you PSU at 90% all the time anyways. But here is 1200w
Corsair Professional Series Gold CMPSU-1200AX 1200W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply - DirectCanada
Intel 520 SSD 120gb
Intel SSD 520 Series SATA III Solid State Drive, 120GB at Memory Express
1tb HDD (You can get more whenever)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - DirectCanada
Windows 7 Home premium is about $100
Now this adds up to about $2500 before tax and you don't have a case yet... Only leaving you with $150 for an XL-ATX case to stay under 3k
Unfortunately this leaves you without a mouse, keyboard, decent monitor (I know you said you would upgrade but really no point in having this rig with a 1920x1080 monitor).
I wouldn't go Sandy Bridge-E I would stick to a i7 2600K and overclock it.
I would go with Maximus IV Extreme-Z or Maximus V Formula for a board. Both will support Ivy Bridge if you want to go that route and both will support PCI-E 3.0
You can save some money for the SSD and go with the
OCZ Vertex 4 for $129.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory if you want to save some you could go with an 8GB kit which would be around $50.00 or stick with a 16GB kit.
I would say go with the WB 2TB Green for the same price, it gives you double the space, yes the speed isn't as fast as the Black but it's a storage drive.
My System Specs
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
Intel Core i7 2600K
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD
Bitfenix Shinobi XL - Window
LG 24X DVD±RW
Philips 22" IPS Panel LED
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
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