Looking for some feedback on my system please


Oct 7, 2012
Hey I just wanted some opinions on this system I'm going to be getting soon. I'm mostly going to be using it for gaming. I want to be able to run the most graphically demanding games on the highest setting while also downloading and or streaming movies on a second monitor. Please keep in mind that price is not an issue. I am also trying to make sure that heat is low and noise is going to be very minimal

Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 200mm Fan, Integrated Fan Controller, Front USB 3.0 & X-Dock, and Easy Carry Handle [+56]

CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)

COOLANT: Standard Coolant

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Extreme Edition Six-Core 3.30 GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011

CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (500-1,200 RPM T.B. Silence Black Color with Blue LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA

FAN: Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler (Designed for Over-Clocker King)

SDD: 512 GB OCZ Vertex 4 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 535 MB/s Read & 475 MB/s Write (Single Drive)

HDD2: 1TB Gaming Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache WD1000DHTZ
MEMORY: 32GB (4GBx8) DDR3/2133MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ UEFI BIOS, BT GO, SSD Caching, 7.1 HD Audio, 1x Intel & 1x Realtek GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 2 PCIe X1

NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit Edition)

POWERSUPPLY: 1,500 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 80 Plus Silver Certified Modular Power Supply


TEMP: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Dual GPU Video Card



Feb 3, 2012
1.) You are buying a prebuilt PC. I guarantee that you can buy this same build for a lot less.

2.) That being said, this is a vastly overkill build.

3.) You definitely do not need a 3960X. An i5-3570K would be fine.

4.) Do you really need a 512GB SSD? I think most would be fine with a 128GB or 256GB.

5.) Do not get the Velociraptors. You're not getting that much more speed. Just stick to 7,200 RPM.

6.) Way too much RAM. Even the most extreme gaming just needs 8GB.

7.) 2133MHz? You'd be fine with 1600MHz.

8.) You'd be fine with Windows 7 Home Premium

9.) Way too big of a PSU.

10.) Don't need a sound card.

11.) Better to get 2x 670's or 2x 7970's.

You really overspending on parts you don't need. You don't need to buy top of the line parts just to game. Most people just use an i5 and 8GB of RAM. Combined with a 670, you'll max games just as well as this build.


^ +1

I couldn't agree more.

Just as a side note;

@ OP, your rig is mostly suited for Workstations given the price point and platform.

There is no way you will need an i7 3960X for gaming; people buy those CPU's if they want either - 1) Bragging rights, or 2) Time is money and they need all the horsepower they can get.

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