Rephrased my Question! help before ordering

samer005

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Hey Guys!!
which build should i get i want to keep it for 5 years(THIS IS NOT A FUTURE PROOFING QUESTION, I WONT BE UPGRADING JUST BECAUSE I DONT LIKE CHANGING COMPUTERS ALOT)
Im going to be studying Computer Science Major/Graphic Design Minor (don't know if that will help you guys)

Already own:
-Keyboard
-Mouse
-1080p (will be using it as 2nd display)
-1TB 7200rpm HDD

Uses:
-Gaming
-internet
-possibly photoshop in the future
-storing and watching HD Movies

Part Preference:
-Intel
-nVidia
-Corsair
-Mostly the stuff i picked

Notes:
-Please don't recommend that i should change my build every 2 years and just answer the question
-The power supply i want isn't available on part picker the one I'm getting is the Platinum edition
-Already bought the fans, case, and HDD
-Important: i wont be upgrading or changing my computer because i don't want to even if i win a million dollars
and i don't care what this will run or wont run in 5 years my question is which build is better?

Build 1

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($233.58 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card 2: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2635.73



Build 2


CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($233.58 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2403.45


Thanks a lot!!!
 
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I'd go with build number one - X79 will not get you anywhere in terms of gaming performance. The Corsair Neutron is a decent choice (read this roundup: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/240gb-256gb-ssd-review,3313.html ). Go with a Noctua cooler over Cooler Master. The C70 is not the greatest case Corsair has made and I'm usually a fan of their stuff. Dual 680s are major overkill for a single monitor setup.

Try something like this - I pulled from a combination of the two builds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)...

g-unit1111

Titan
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I'd go with build number one - X79 will not get you anywhere in terms of gaming performance. The Corsair Neutron is a decent choice (read this roundup: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/240gb-256gb-ssd-review,3313.html ). Go with a Noctua cooler over Cooler Master. The C70 is not the greatest case Corsair has made and I'm usually a fan of their stuff. Dual 680s are major overkill for a single monitor setup.

Try something like this - I pulled from a combination of the two builds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2243.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 15:33 EST-0500)

The difference will allow you to get a nice monitor and whatever else you want. Dual 670's perform about the same as a 690. The SSD I picked is better than the Neutron .
 
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