First build, looking for opinions

ZEXION

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I'm fairly tech savvy, and I know my way around computers well enough, however I've never designed and built one, due to lack of funds. I now find myself with a LOT of extra money, and a desire for a beast of a computer. I do a lot of multi-tasking, and a lot of gaming. I typically run a minimum of two monitors at a time on my laptop, but I want to be able to do more (hence the two video cards). I usually have a movie on my large TV, between one and three game windows open, many internet tabs, and a heavy traffic game server running in the background.

I'm pretty set on the specs, but if there are any suggestions on how to make it better, parts I should get or avoid, or any general input, I would be most grateful!


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JVjyzy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JVjyzy/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g Thermal Paste

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage (x4): Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Video Card (x2): EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI)

Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive (x2): Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit)

Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card

Wired Network Adapter: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller
 

fredfinks

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($374.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($325.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($297.49 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($639.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($639.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 1050W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($193.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.88 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) ($105.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card
Monitor: Samsung S32D850T 60Hz 32.0" Monitor ($579.00 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Sennheiser PC 350 SE Headset ($199.95 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z906 500W 5.1ch Speakers ($327.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $5536.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 08:22 EST-0500

Intel build. The AMD has 2 extra cores but the intel is more efficient per cycle. Your choice.
Mobo has onboard wifi.

SSDs, why 840 instead of 850? gave you the very fast 950 pro and 2x 2tb 850s.
2x 980ti vs 2x 980
You dont need a full tower case. you also dont need a fan controller. Case has fan controller.
Full licence of windows vs oem (oem legally tied to only this build - no upgrades)
32" 1440p monitor vs 27"

Do you need 2 bluray writers?
 

ZEXION

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Feb 27, 2016
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Thanks!

I know how to use a computer, but no clue how to build one, so I have no idea what 840 vs 850 means, lol.

With the multitasking that I do, is the capability of the more efficient 3.3ghz comparable to the 4.7? I only know about buying off the shelf computers, so I'm just used to picking the highest numbers.

I chose the full tower case because I liked the look. I'd rather use a little more money and space to get something other than a blank black box.

And no I don't NEED two Blu-ray writers. I could have chosen one reader and one writer, but I took the lazy option and just doubled up.

I really don't have a budget. Whatever it costs to run what I want to, lol
 

ZEXION

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Feb 27, 2016
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Thanks a lot, I'll go with the Intel then.

Trouble is, there really aren't any good PC shops near me. Kinda live out in the sticks, lol. And I'm familiar with the physical construction, so no worries on that.
 

g-unit1111

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You don't need *A* blu ray writer. Two? What are you planning to do with two? Like it or not, streaming is becoming the norm - Netflix, iTunes and other streaming services have practically eliminated the optical drive. You don't even need an optical drive anymore with Windows 10 shipping on USB drives. Having 2 is absolutely ludicrous. As is spending nearly $1700 on storage. Seriously! Storage is not something that you need to spend $1700 on. You also don't need a sound card or external NIC, or 32GB of RAM. You are seriously throwing money away at this point. Spend about half that and put the rest in the bank.

This is what you should buy:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($379.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($181.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($138.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($649.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($649.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case ($136.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($175.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2801.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 21:21 EST-0500

Anything more than that and you get diminishing returns on your investment. Pocket the rest. Take a nice vacation somewhere.

Oh and OP - do not purchase an FX-9590, they're the absolute worst CPU you can buy right now, and on an outdated platform that is going to be replaced soon.
 

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