Hey all, I'm new to the forums but have been reading reviews here for a hot minute. I'm trying to put together a build with a 2-3 monitor setup and Crossfire'd 7970's mainly to be used for gaming, streaming via twitch, and everyday use. Every time I think I got the components I want and get ready to pull the trigger I back out due to uncertainty. I know Haswell is around the corner but I could really careless about it. I had originally set myself a $3000 budget ($4000 being the absolute maximum) for the build including all the peripherals one would need. I've created this monster: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ NCIX US) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($153.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($229.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($491.90 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($491.90 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (Matte Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Microcenter) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC) Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.01 @ Amazon) Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.01 @ Amazon) Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.01 @ Amazon) Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($131.98 @ Newegg) Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz) Other: Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam ($84.99) Other: Rosewill 100 Black able Tie ($3.69) Other: Cooler Master V850 ($189.99) Total: $4085.26 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-19 05:22 EDT-0400) and now I'm trying to reign this beast in around my original price point. I opt'd for three 24" monitors (IPS) instead of two 27" (IPS) monitors since everything I've read stated a 23" is the "sweet spot" for gaming. I'm honestly considering dropping back down to a 3770k since I can't reason with myself as to why I would actually need a 3930k. Any advice would be greatly appreciated since I'm sitting on the cash and trying to get the best bang for the buck. (Ideally I'd like to keep the Swiftech H220 for my CPU cooler).