samer005

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Hey Guys please give me your opinions http://pcpartpicker.com/p/okZb
i wont be upgrading for at least 5 years so i need to get hardware that would last me at least that long.
i will be using this computer for:
-Gaming
-Photoshop
-Watching HD Movies
-Multitasking

Buying:-
Keyboard/Mouse: No
Monitor: Already have a 1080p 21.5 and buying another one either an IPS panel thats 1200p 24 or the one in the link

Over clocking: Yes after 2 or 3 years

(dont tell me to get a 1k rig and upgrade along the years please)
Thanks a lot!!!!!

edit: i am currently running a 4 year old rig which at the time wasn't even high end and it still runs great!
-Core2Due 2.66 Ghz
-Nvidia Geforce 9400 256mb
-8Gb 1066 Ram
 
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The one thing that stuck out to me was the lack of a 2nd(or possibly 3rd) monitor with SLI, and the fact that you chose a Western Digital GREEN drive. Those are the slowest they offer for desktop. You are gonna want a Caviar BLACK, it will cost more but is much faster and has a 5 year warranty :) Perfect for your 5 year upgrade plan.
 

cbrunnem

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You are going to have a really expensive brick in five years. It will be slower then a 800 dollar computer then just fyi. Other then that if you wanna spend this much money on a marginally faster computer it looks good other then the hard drive.
 

mrdowntownkiller

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.52 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE258Q 25.0" Monitor ($229.00 @ Compuvest)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $3017.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 13:14 EST-0500)

that will let you sleep for 5 years ;)
 

samer005

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Thanks a lot for the reply guys, I'm sorry i should have said that i already have a Seagate 7200Rpm hdd for games, the caviar green is just for storage, and the sad is for system and apps, and i will be running 2 monitors i have another one other than the one im buying
 

samer005

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Thanks for your help, i already have a GTX 680 i can buy 2 more 680s for a 3 way SLI but I'm pretty sure thats a massive overkill
 

mrdowntownkiller

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3000k build is already overkill for any usage ..
- just change your cpu cooler cuz this cpu will be running at high temps specially if you plan to overclock a 212 evo wouldnt handle this perfectly.

- change the mobo with the gigabyte one it's cheaper and the sabertooth doesn't have this superiority to be at this price !

- go with the xfx psu perfect quality with a very good price.

- the caviar green is very very slow -1 wouldn't include this in a 3k build.

- SSD samsung 840 is better than the corsair one.

make your choice and choose what suits your needs its just advises :)
 

cbrunnem

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i dont like to sleep on a one gen old cpu....? that cpu is not better then a ivy bridge i7.