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My father has recently passed away leaving me quite a bit of money in his will. Building rigs was always a hobby of ours and to have something to represent this I am building a nice computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month.

Budget Range: $7500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes and no. I currently have a 23 in. HP led full HD monitor.


Parts to Upgrade
: All

Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com

Location: - Boise Idaho.

Parts Preferences
: Any

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

AdditionalComments: I know quite a bit about computer I would just like your help on building an amazing rig.

And Most Importantly,Why Are You Upgrading:
Just want something amazing.
 

matt_b

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I myself would have a difficult time reaching half that goal (without hitting and surpassing beyond the point of diminishing return) on just the case and internals.
Perhaps the amazing part imho would come from contracting a known pc modder to design a one of a kind case for you. It's amazing what one can do with water/waterfalls and lighting effects with acrylic.
 

bradbajc

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I would go with....

CPU - Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition - $1080
Motherboard - Asus Rampage IV Extreme - $430
Memory - CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2800 - $594 (maybe get two sets for 32gig)
SSD - 2 x OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-512G 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC - $555 each / in RAID 0
HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM - $180 each (maybe two of these if you need the storage)
Video Card - 2 x EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit - $1000 each ($2000)
Optical Drive - ASUS Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM - $100
Power Supply - CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W Digital - $330
Case - NZXT Phantom 820 - $250
Sound Card - ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 - $186 (optional)
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i - $120
OS - Windows 8 Pro 64bit - $140

=$6520 + tax

all from newegg.com

This thing would be a beast!
 

krazyjamus

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0587 106.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($96.02 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($253.93 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($217.28 @ CompUSA)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($217.28 @ CompUSA)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA Classified 1500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG BH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($662.97 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($662.97 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($662.97 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00280500-R3M1 Wired Laser Mouse ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $6700.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 22:18 EST-0500)

This is my take on it. I think it's really practical considering the insanely high budget. It has quad-crossfire of 7970 Ghz Edition's which would normally be overkill except with the three 27" 2560x1440 monitors you get a 7680x1440 screen resolution.

The motherboard is the best rated socket 2011 board with four 16x PCI-e slots oriented so that you can quad-SLI I could find.

The CPU cooler is not a water cooling. I chose an air cooler because the high end water cooler's like the H100 when you put them at high-setting they are ridiculously loud. If you never plan on overclocking then you could go with the H100 or H80 or something and keep them at low-medium settings. Water blocks do look nicer/cleaner.

The PSU is necessary for everything in here. It's crazy expensive but I couldn't get away with anything less. It is very highly rated and extremely efficient. To get a lesser PSU would put your computer at risk and if you ever wanted to overclock you want the headroom.

The SSD's you would RAID0 and install OS and programs and game on that.
The other HD's are just for general storage/media.

I also didn't spend an exorbitant amount on the case because I think it's not needed. This is a very capable case with extremely good airflow (which you will want with all the heat being made by those video cards).

I figure at this price might as well get a Blu-ray burner too.

The ram in this build is actually really really good too, you don't have to spend as much money as possible to get the best build, it's still a matter of getting the best bang for buck even at a $7000 budget. I saved money wherever I could and tried not to pick anything that was unnecessarily expensive. Everything in this build is carefully picked because I think it would suit your desires perfectly for the next many years. I think you will like the eyefinity :D

I also added a keyboard and mouse because I wasn't sure if you needed those.
 

BloodyDream3

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0ZV

This is around $6000, but there isn't a case. Find a custom Watercooled case, maybe the BitFenix Shinobi HF Watercooled from Performance PCs. I don't know, $7,000 is a lot. But with a budget that high, don't settle for less than a 3970X and Dual 690s. The Rampage IV Extreme and Dominator Platinum are the best parts in their respective areas also. These aren't the best monitors, but I put the money towards damn near the best system possible.
 

Praxeology

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I see a lot of recommendation in here and I completely disagree with all of them. Having more than 2 video cards is pointless. Even 2 is pretty meh but with this budget we need 2. So the question is what's the best to get. The answer is 4GB 680 models, which just went out of stock today on newegg, the best one did anyway. The next bad thing idea is the lets buy 10 SSD because I don't know what else to buy. Completely unnecessary and useless. Unless you are building a raid 10 setup to host EvE Online's servers there is no need to have more than 1 SSD. 2 at max. Only the recent 840/Vertex 4 series support trim in raid also, so if you raided before you were degrading and are degrading your SSD life spam. And finally 128GB OF RAM IT MAKES IT GO FAST... No. Take a look at this wish list as it has everything you need, though the sound card also went out of stock today so you'll have to wait or go to amazon.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=29298228

Since your budget is much higher you can add a few things to this general parts list. The first is simple, upgrade the SSD to 512GB. The second is add a keyboard, mouse, and headset for the soundcard with a stand on desk microphone. And for the final upgrade, grab 3, 32'' Samsung 1920x1080 3d 120hz tvs which are 697 @ walmart/newegg/amazon. which means 2100 bucks on top of the current 4200 wish list, leaves you plenty of room for SSD raid 0 / HDD raid 10 / watercooler / w/e. And if you are tempted to do a quadfire set up do not use dual gpu cards. The 690 though it says 4GB is only a 2Gb card with sli configuration. Its like having 2 680s in sli with less performance. So if you want quadfire you'd want 4 4GB 680s, and if we are nvidia surrounding 32'' tvs as we should be xD you definately want the 4GB 680s for a quadfire vs the double 690s.
 

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$7500 and you're telling him to go with dual 680s over 690s? Every time that you post, it surprises me.
 

Praxeology

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Dual 4GB 680s yes, the money will be spent very quickly in an nvidia surround setup. Dual 690s is like 4way sli 2GB 680s which is fine, it has very little performance increase over sli regular 2gb 680s but should lose hard core once you stack on nvidia surround as the 2gb vram is an issue. That's why if you want to go that route do it, just buy 4 seperate, 4gb 680s.
 

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Well I most definitely think that 4 680s would be better, but it takes more power and it's very rough on the motherboard. Dual 680s kick the crap out of dual 690s, but under the circumstances 690s would be the best choice. 690s may not be the best budget deal over 680s, but $7500 isn't exactly a small budget.
 

Praxeology

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This build is good, but anything over 16GB is unnecessary. And with the quadifre 690s you only have 2 gigs of vram which is no good. You want to get a 4way sli setup with 4gb 680s in. That motherboard is super expensive why not a sabertooth x79? And those monitors are sweet, no problems there.
 

Praxeology

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Can you honestly recommend dual 690s over having 2 of these in SLI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127695 and throwing the rest into 32''tvs or 27'' monitors?

Here is the TV I'd love to get going in nvidia surround. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN32ES6500-32-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B007BG3FE4/ref=sr_1_7?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1355804683&sr=1-7
 

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Not suitable for gaming though.

Man so far everyone is doing it wrong, if you want to blow $7K on a rig here's what you do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1079.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme9 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($344.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($349.28 @ CompUSA)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1199.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($561.35 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Total: $6299.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 23:34 EST-0500)

I left out cooling because that would utilize a fully functional custom water block. Monitors would be put in a separate budget and I'd have at least 1 Samsung 60" IPS display as the primary monitor with a couple of extra 27" IPS monitors thrown in for good measure.
 

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You make a good point. With a budget like this you could definately do a 3 monitor setup with super hi res. I just don't like monitor's color production. Tvs just look better imo. But for sure, with a 7k budget you could drop 3k on hi-res monitors, and then buy the 4.2k wishlist pc, and you're good to go. You got a little wiggle room for keyboard/mice/pad/headphones and gg, a beast machine. What monitors would you recommend, I have done 0 research into hi-res monitors.
 

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I've heard good things about dell and HP monitors. They seem to be the ones to get if your going for them. From what I've heard as well, you would want to get monitors that don't have many inputs, because apparently they can slow down the response time. I don't know much more than that though.
 

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All of the pussies on top cant even give the best possible build... its quite easy to spend 7k on a computer but its not really worth it.

So here goes...

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1079.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.07 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme11 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($609.47 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($325.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($325.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($561.35 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1600W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $6657.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 23:40 EST-0500)

I reckon you wont be doing custom water cooling as if you dont even know how to choose computer parts, you wont know how to choose water cooling parts. Instead of choosing the rampage IV extreme, I choose the best x79 motherboard around as i figured that since that you dont even know how to choose parts, you wont be overclocking. Much less using LN2.

I got you 64gb of memmory so you can get a RAMdisk setup.
Put the dual mushkin chronos in raid 0. That would be your storage drive.
The dual western digital 4tb would be put in raid 1. Create a partition to back up the ssds and the rest of the space for mass storage.

I choose dual 690s for reduced heat and noise. For that money, That would be my case of choice. The 1600 watt psu would be enough for everything along with an overkill optical drive.

 

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Processor I agree with

Cooler I agree with

Motherboard is a big no, Sabertooth is all you need

Ram is awful, 16 gigs is all you need

Storage is a big no no, Buy 2 if need be

HDD doesn't matter much but again 8 terrabytes is just overkill and not needed and really isn't even desirable.

Video Cards are fine except its a 2GB quadfire set up which is terrible running a hires 3 monitor set up. You want SLI 4GB 680s or 4way SLI 4GB 680s.

Power supply is bad, 400 bucks for silver rated. Corsair, Seasonic, EVGA.

Optical drive, doesn't matter

Operating system, Windows 8 sucks,

No sound card lol.

I too don't like monitors.

 

PANZER4

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If it were me, I'd just get some of the stuff listed below, off the top of my head:
I7 3930K
Whatever motherboard
512 GB-1 TB solid state storage
Some hard drives, depending on your storage needs
Custom loop
Case that you like, maybe a custom modded case
2 7970s, if your going high res (7970s beat 680s due to their memory bandwidth)
AX1200 PSU

Am I missing anything?
 

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What, nobody's gotten into the 2P motherboards at Newegg yet? I am disappointed.

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2690 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.9GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011 135W 8-Core Server Processor (x2) ($4039.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRH-7TF-O Extended ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 ($709.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMD64GX3M8A2133C9 (x2) ($1799.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $6549.95

I was going to give you a pair of GTX 690s and a few terabytes of PCI-e SSD, but you clearly set your budget too low. I can't work with this, I give up.