I like computers though experience with all the technical aspects is a little weak. I was looking at this set up
1 x Intel Core i7 3930K 6 Core 12MB Hyperthreading Processor Overclocked to 4.2GHZ
1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler System LGA1366 2011 1156 AM2 AM3
1 x Gigabyte X79-UD3 ATX LGA2011 X79 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
1 x Corsair CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 Vengeance 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-27 240PIN Quad Channel Memory Kit
1 x Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB USB3.0 1394 Fan Ctrl No PS
3 x Bitfenix Spectre BFF-BLF-12025G-RP 120MM Green LED Case Fan 1000RPM 43.5CFM 20DBA 3/4 Pin
1 x GeForce GTX 680 2GB 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E 3.0
2 x Bitfenix BFA-ACL-30GK15-RP Alchemy LED Connect Lit 30CM 15 LEDs - Green
1 x Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 CMPSU-850AX 850W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64BIT DVD SP1 OEM
1 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive
1 x Intel 520 Series 120GB 2.5IN SSD MLC 25nm SATA3 Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM
1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
1 x LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer Combo Drive
1 x nGear Flash Card Reader 3.5IN Internal USB Black CF/SM/SDHC/MMC/MS/XD 18IN Cable
1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium FATAL1TY PCI-E 1X 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 Optical IN/OUT
1 x D-LINK DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter 802.11B/G/N Triple Antenna PCI Adapter
it was a pre built set up through ncix that I added a few different components on
my main goal is obviously some more serious gaming, all though this will be part of our home theatre system so having multiple functionality is essential. I value longevity since the last computer I bought was about $2500 and it has lasted me a good 8 years. As far as price range goes, Im looking around 2500-3k final price.
this is all part of my research, so any advice you have would be great...ie to much, changing components etc..
if I were getting a blue ray player on the computer, would the quality be as good as a player directly connected to my hdtv? Looking at it now it seems expensive and a bit of overkill, but I dont tend to upgrade at all and just purchase big now and ride it for several years...
also, if I am picking up at a ncix store, would it be necessary to get insurance on the order?
Edited by canuckspride, 01 June 2012 - 02:17 AM.