Building a Beast Rig


Sep 18, 2012

I want to build an awesome rig that can play ANY game at max settings with no sweat. Also to be able to edit videos (Premiere) and Photos (PS) and still be awesome for the next couple of years.

My budget is around 3K but I can go a little more just to get that sexy, beastly rig.


Not sure why you'd want to spend that much, but this would blow you away :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($588.49 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($588.49 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 120Hz 23.6" Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 120Hz 23.6" Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 120Hz 23.6" Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.87 @ Amazon)
Total: $3212.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 11:51 EDT-0400)


Jul 30, 2012

If I had 3k to put in a computer build this is what I would get.

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme9 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

GPU:HIS X H797QMG3G Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB

RAM: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB)

Storage:Crucial 512 GB m4 2.5-Inch SSD and a WD Caviar Black 1 TB

PSU: SeaSonic X Series X-850w 80 gold plus

Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 ATX Full Tower

Optical: Asus Black 12X BD-ROM

Cooler: Cool Master hyper 212 Evo

Total comes to: $2756

But you could use the $$$ for the OS, monitor, and other stuff that you don't already have. :)

Hmmm for some reason, *Sunius* answer did not show up on my page. I would take his suggestion over mine.


Sep 14, 2012
♦ CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB Cache. $329.99 (newegg)

♦ Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Socket 1155. 189.99$ (newegg)

♦CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio Extreme (140mm) Fan. 60.99$ (newegg)

♦GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 ( 2 of them ) each one cost $299.99 (newegg)

♦Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600. $85.99(newegg)

♦Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Full Tower. $149.99 (newegg)

♦PSU:Thermaltake Black Widow 850 , 80 PLUS Bronze. $129.99 (newegg)

♦Storage: SSD OCZ Vertex Series 250gb SATA II (2 of them) each $274.99(newegg)

♦Optical :LG internal Blu Ray drive , 3d playback. 44.99$ (newegg)

♦Monitor: Samsung S23A750D 23-Inch Class 3D LED Monitor. $349.00 (amazon)

and this Beast will Cost u: $2491
and i think u will not think to change anything to 4 years . and good luck :)


Apr 19, 2011

agreed, like arkham city comes imediately to mind. to ops question i would start with a 800d case, i7 2600k, dual 670s, a platnium 1200w psu for reliability and extra headroom, at least 8gb ram, wd black 2tb drive and 64 gb ssd for os, xspc rx 360 and 240 rads, mcp35x swiftech pump, and for the motherboard choose according to color theme. with that budget i would definitely watercool.
I don't like your monitor choice, considering you are using Nvidia cards, or planning to. The samsung is a HD3D monitor, meaning the 3D aspects will not work on your Nvidia, at least without hacks.

You should look into ASUS VG278H or ASUS VG278HE for 27" 3D Vision monitors, which are also 120hz or 144hz in the HE version (kit has to be bought separately on the HE version).


Jul 30, 2012

Maybe cause the i5-3570k is know to be a good processor... and it is a bit cheaper then the i7.

*doublebocks* Did not say he wanted to spend all his money. just that he wanted "build an awesome rig, that can play games on max settings."