Under $2000 Workstation build

TheCheeseling

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is this a good build for under $2000?


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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V7900 2GB Video Card ($653.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Sentey GS-6600 Wolf ATX Full Tower Case ($77.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1774.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If there is anything that you can that I can change without increasing the cost, please let me know.

Thanks for the help, Tom's is the best forums I have gone to
 
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You should upgrade the motherboard to the Asrock X79 Extreme6 which is definetly worth 5 dolars extra.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-x79extreme6

Since you're building a X79 system you should go for quad channel RAM instead of dual channel.The difference is massive.
Go wtih this RAM kit instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148664&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

You could also upgrade the case to one of those

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredtwo

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lian-li-case-k60b

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredillusion...

Kamen_BG

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You should upgrade the motherboard to the Asrock X79 Extreme6 which is definetly worth 5 dolars extra.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-x79extreme6

Since you're building a X79 system you should go for quad channel RAM instead of dual channel.The difference is massive.
Go wtih this RAM kit instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148664&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

You could also upgrade the case to one of those

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredtwo

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lian-li-case-k60b

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredillusion

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr4bl

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc922mkkn3gp

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-blackhawk

I see you're also looking for an efficient PSU.
One thing you have to keep in mind though is that power supplies are not very efficient when they are near max load.So in my opinion it is would be better to go for a higher wattage model instead.
I suggest the Antec EearthWatts 750 Green
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea750green

You could also save 5 dolars and upgrade to Windows 8
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700404
 
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TheCheeseling

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Thanks, so I made some modifications, here's what came out
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tO8q
 

boulbox

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its low quality, even on low budget builds never skimp out on quality PSU as it is the life line for you computer.

When you buy a low quality PSU it is like you are saying you want to win gold in the Olympics when you have a big heart disease and asthma and when you try to go for that gold you will just die half way through.