Nov 9, 2012
This pc will be used for games, cs6 programs and very little, (maybe more in the future, not sure yet) maya, 3ds max, mud box, and school work. I will also be using paintshop, xara, Corel draw and other illustration programs. But I do want to be able to play the newest games on ultra on a 1080p monitor... The reason i am using a gtx 670 rather than a amd 7970 is because photoshop has a dedicated speed performance enhancer if you use cues cores. Here are the specs:

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl)-95
CPU: i7 3930k-560
GPU: Galaxy 67NPH6DV5ZVX GeForce GTX 670 GC-470
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel x79-300
Ram: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600-50
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM-70
Ssd: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk-100
Air cooling for CPU: 212 evo-30
Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W-110
Monitors: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms-180
Optical drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST-20


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Apr 5, 2012
try this on for size

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($426.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1894.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 00:15 EST-0500)

leaves room to upgrade the cooler recommend Noctua D-14 or these Phanteks one