Question by : Is this setup good for a price range of just under 3k?
I know these kinds of questions get asked all the time, but I have spent a great deal of time researching every component in this build and I cant seem to find anywhere i can improve without jacking up the cost, or shaving off unneeded items, so if anybody who knows their stuff could help a potential future PC nut build his dream rig, much obliged.
My Build (minus crap u dont need to know about):
-CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
-MOBO: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Intel Z68 mATX Mainboard w/ ROG Connect, Lucid Virtu and Intel SRT & 7.1 SupremeFX Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, USB 3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16 & 1 PCIe X4 (All Venom OC Certified)
-MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair XMS Gaming Memory with Heat Spreader)
-GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card
-Case: * Apevia X-Trooper LED Light Mid-Tower Case w/ Side Window
-Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) (500-1,200 RPM T.B. Silence Black Color with Blue LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA)
-Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
-Cooling Fan: * Thermaltake FRIO Overclocking Cooler Fan (CLP0564)
-Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68: 30 GB Kingston SSDNOW V Series SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD – 180MB/s Read & 50MB/s Write (Single Hard Drive)
-Power Supply Upgrade: * 850 Watts – Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply – Quad SLI Ready
-Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
-Optical Drive: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)
-Sound: * Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Sound Card
-Network: Intel Pro Gigabite 10/100/1000 Network Card
-Extra Thermal Display: Aerocool V12XT Dual Bay Touch Screen Fan Control
-Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: Linksys WMP600N Wireless-N Dual-Band Adapter
-Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR) Power -Protection: OPTI-UPS VS575B 575VA/345W Uninterruptible Power Supply
-Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
-Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution – Protect Your Dream System During Transit
Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis
I should also add that this is primarily a gaming rig, with movies and music of course. I know it might be overkill but I’m also looking to not have to upgrade for quite some time; so if overshooting my needs now means I will save myself from having to upgrade for longer, I’m willing to pay the premium.
i am using cyberpower, but seeing as how i have absolutely zero knowledge on pc building, ima let them do the work. I tried their featured rig, but adding in the video card i want and bumping the cpu to an i7 2600k already put it into the 2k range.
Answer by Jesse
If you want great products with great prices, and a community with immense knowledge and who are willing to share that knowledge, go to www.ncix.com. It’s where I order all of my computer parts, and I haven’t found anywhere better.
Seems like a really fast rig, but 3k seems like a LOT to be spending on a computer. Be sure to know the purpose for this computer (I’m assuming some really heavy gaming) and spend accordingly. I built a computer this summer for less than $ 600 and I haven’t met a game that I couldn’t play, or even one that I had to have extremely low graphics. Maybe the graphics haven’t been maxed out, but still quite good nonetheless.
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