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Old August 27, 2012, 03:02 PM
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I tried to post before but I think it failed :/ So if there is a double post I'm sorry in advance.

Here is a link to all the parts listed that I'm going to use, it came very handy when building the PC, Intel i7-3930K, EVGA GeForce GTX 680, BitFenix Colossus Venom Window (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker
I took all your suggestions and add them,

Just incase you can't go to the link I went with the Rampage IX extreme motherboard, Bitfenix Colosssus Venom Edition Window, creative sound blaster Recon3d PCIe 24bit, Windows Pro, Seasonic 850w atx12v/eps12v, and the intel520 240GB

I'm also thinking of taking out the water cooler and just going with fan since this is my first time building a PC and so much money I put into if anything went wrong. What do you think, good or bad idea?
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Old August 27, 2012, 03:23 PM
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I would probably also change the cooler to a h100/h80 for sealed water or noctua/silver arrow for air.
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Old August 27, 2012, 06:01 PM
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And the elephant in the room will once again be me...

You mention your doing gaming, picture editing and "a little rendering".. I can't believe no-one else has suggested not blowing all your cash and just get a 3770k..
plenty of power especially if your only doing a little bit of the work that will push it never mind a hex core chip....
HELL you could build a dedicated rendering rig AND a games rig so you can play while it chugs away for that budget..

Seriously think about how much your spending and how much use you'll actually get out of it..

The biggest 2 regrets I hear from people are "I bought in a shop and it sucks" or "I spend X thousands and it's not being used" (or it's full potential isn't)
Really think about your budget and the different ways you can use it...

If a stand-alone rendering box isn't justified then I dare say you can safely back away from the over-priced gaming e-peen and save yourself thousands..
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Old August 27, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Not a bad thought, there's a good 700-800 bucks to cut by dropping down to a quad core. Even more to 3550k and sli670's and you're losing very little in game. Depends how much "a little" rendering is I guess.
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Old August 28, 2012, 12:16 AM
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The S511 is an OK ssd. Personally on a 3-4k build I would be looking at 240GB Intel 520, Corsair Force GS 240GB, SanDisk Extreme 240 or maybe even a Vertex 4 512GB drive. Anything less than 240GB will be slower.
To AkG - Do you consider the Sandisk Extreme to be on par with the Vertex and Intel's 520?

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Old August 28, 2012, 11:57 AM
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So I lower my price of my build and it went down a lot, I still have to pick speakers and the fans for the case, but that's its

CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $549.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99
Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme9 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $354.47
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $84.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $168.54
Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $129.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card $609.99
Sound Card - - -
Case BitFenix Colossus Venom Window (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $144.98
Power Supply SeaSonic 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $189.99
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $68.93
Monitor BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor $391.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) $130.20
Keyboard Razer Anansi Wired Gaming Keyboard $98.44
Mouse Razer Naga Wired Laser Mouse $79.99
Custom Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset $90.00

Total (before mail-in rebates): $3221.49
Mail-in Rebates: $-30.00
Total: $3191.49
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Old August 28, 2012, 12:12 PM
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You could take it one step further and jump down your processor to a i7-3820, great processor and good overclocking results too! Would save you around $250 which would get you under the 3k mark.
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I agree with zypho, the 3820 will give you the same performance for gaming as the 3930, with 50% less heat and power and price.
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The S511 is an OK ssd. Personally on a 3-4k build I would be looking at 240GB Intel 520, Corsair Force GS 240GB, SanDisk Extreme 240 or maybe even a Vertex 4 512GB drive. Anything less than 240GB will be slower.
I agree with the 120GB SSD, but my reasoning would be more for the size of the storage. While, 120GB IS quite a lot, after installing Windows and 4 or 5 large games, I'm down to about 30GB remaining. This isn't a big deal for me, since I have a relatively quick WD Black as a secondary drive. YOU, however, are putting in a 3TB GREEN Drive which, while perfectly fine for storage, will be quite slow to run any software from. By getting a min. 240GB SSD, you'll be effectively eliminating any 'range anxiety' you may suffer from having too small of a drive.

Plus 240Gb SSD's are quite a bit cheaper than they used to be. You can get a Crucial M4 256GB for $200...
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Old August 28, 2012, 02:41 PM
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I believe its a black 2TB drive now and I think Im at my sweet spot and dont see much reason to go any lower beacause everything I need except a 12 in one memory card reader which i think are cheap. Sorry but im a hard headed guy took me a while to settle for a this cpu but ill consider it
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