Nov 20, 2012

This is my first build and i was wondering if its good. I am waiting till Christmas to get enough money. So please help me out and try to improve my build. My budget is in between $2000 - $3000.
This gaming rig is going to be for ultra gaming with 3 monitors (Eyefinity).

All Theses Parts Are From Amazon

Case $341.77
CPU $319.99
HeatSink $79.95
MB $369.00
GPU Newegg Had A Really Good Deal. $449.99 Each Getting 2 $899.98
PowerSupply $329.99
Ram $70.99 Each Getting 2 $141.98
Storage $109.99
Boot Drive $117.88
DiscDrive $56.23

I Already have a keyboard but i still need a

Mouse $106.98
Monitor $125.00 Each Getting 3 $375.00

Misc Crap

Cables $22.83
Adapter $6.49
Fans $5.98 Each Getting 7 $41.86 $16.99
Fan Controller $24.99 Each Getting 2 $49.98
Total $3178.36

So tell me what you think ? And what you would do different.


A fairly ambitious "first build", but would be mostly excellent.
You probably appreciate i7 gives you vitually nothing, over i5, in a solely gaming build, still, I suppose in a build of the quality, possibly "why not". I would suggest however, using i7-3770K with that motherboard, as a better match. Ivybridge, anyway, outperforms Sandybridge, not by a lot, but enough to make it better choice. The only advantage Sandybridge has, is that it overclocks slightly better, but then you need to overclock it more, to try to "catch up" on Ivybridge performance.
I wouldn't be in too much of a rush, to get a lot of fans. How are you controlling them? Often best to wait until you have basic build running to decide EXACTLY what fan uprades are beneficial.
Build will perform very well (subject to CPU), as it should do, when you're spending that sort of money. As long as you appreciate you could get virtually same performance, for a lot less money.


Nov 20, 2012

Oops i didn't notice i forgot that. Updated
Well i was thinking of going with the i7-3770k over the i7-2600 but alot of people said that the ivy cpu's run hotter then the sandy cpu's. I was planning to overclock in the 4.2 to 4.8. So what do you think ?