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Help me build a $3000 gaming pc


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i2ichardt

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I have $3000 to spend on computer parts. I have never built a computer before so i'm not entirely sure that the components will be compatible.

I will be re-purposing DVD drives, and a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive that i already have .

Here are my thoughts.

Operating System:
M17-7306 ::Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD(0.4 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...34&sku=M17-7306
$139.99

Operating System - SSD
O261-8202 ::OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-240G Agility 3 Series 2.5" Solid State Drive - 240GB, SATA III, 6Gbps(0.35 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...3&sku=O261-8202
$289.99

CPU Liquid Cooler
I69-LIQUID ::Intel BXRTS2011LC High Performance Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, 2200 RPM Max, 74 CMF, 35dBA Max, 150mm Radiator, LGA2011, LGA1155(3.05 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...&sku=I69-LIQUID
$99.99

32gb Ram
C13-8118 ::Corsair CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 Dominator Desktop Memory Kit - 32GB (4x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL10, Unbuffered, XMP Ready(0.95 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...75&sku=C13-8118
$289.99

Computer Case
A702-0010 ::Azza CSAZ-2000R Hurrican 2000R Full Tower Gaming Case - E-ATX, Full ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, 4x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 6x Int 3.5", 4x 230mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, e-SATA(30 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...6&sku=A702-0010
$139.99

Power Supply
K450-2505 ::Kingwin Mach 1 Modular Power Supply - 1220-Watt, ATX, SLI-Ready, Six 12V Rails(9.5 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...6&sku=K450-2505
$209.99

Graphics Card - Radeon 7970
V261-7970 ::VisionTek 900491 Radeon HD 7970 Video Card - 3072MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, Eyefinity, CrossFireX Ready(3.65 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...2&sku=V261-7970
$549.99

Motherboard
A455-3158 ::ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 Motherboard - ATX, Socket R (LGA2011), Intel X79 Express, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCI-Express 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI, Bluetooth(6.95 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...5&sku=A455-3158
$449.99

CPU - i7-3930k
I69-3930 ::Intel Core i7-3930K BX80619i73930K Unlocked Processor - Six Core, 12MB L3 Cache, 1.5MB L2 Cache, 3.20 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket R (LGA2011), 130W, No Fan, Retail(0.25 lbs)
http://www.tigerdire...74&sku=I69-3930
$599.99

Total: $2,798.61
(including shipping)
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iammykyl

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Hi i2ichardt, Posted Image

What will be the main purpose for the rig?

You will need monitor/s 1, 2, 3, or one ultra large screen. Mouse and keyboard.
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It will be used for gaming.
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Did some research, started the selection, (below) and now stopped.

For a gaming rig had already thought that the Mobo and CPU were over the top, hence the lower specs.

CASE. Choice of two.. http://www.newegg.co...6^11-129-176-TS $180;00

PSU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371024 $120.00
MOBO. Asrock Extreme6. http://www.newegg.co...8^13-131-808-TS $280.00
Product page, http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications

CPU. http://www.newegg.co...

AS more and more information becomes available about Ivy Bridge the more I am convinced that a Z68 Mobo and 3770K Socket 1155 CPU is the way to go for a gaming rig.

http://www.anandtech...core-i7-3770k/1

If you are not desperate to build now, I advise holding on for a month to research and gather more information.

What do you all think, questions?
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