Build So Far: CPU = $500 http://www.microcenter.com/product/376493/Core_i7_3930K_32GHz_LGA_2011_Boxed_Processor MB = $368.64 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0061XSBYM/?tag=tec06d-20 RAM = $95 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DD... GFX = $500 ASUS MATRIX-HD7970-P-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 GHz Editi... PSU = $109 XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12... FAN $29 = COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Contin... Thermal paste = $12 GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound KB = $53 RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Key... Mouse = $90 steelseries Sensei 62150 Grey 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel ... Monitor = $150 (x 3 ) = 450 ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD M... SSD = 269 SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA... HD = $85 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cac... Case = $169 Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower C... DisplayPort to DVI = $8 http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Black-...layPort+to+dvi&tag=tec06d-20 Total: $2740 Original Post: Hi all! New to the forum, I was recommended by a friend to go here for advice on building my computer. This is my first time building a computer, and as a current computer science major, I think it's been long enough I'd love to get some advice on parts to build, general guidelines. I've looked at some of the stickies on the site, but a lot of them seem to be outdated, so I decided just to post my own thread. Below is a rough list of the things I'm looking for: My budget is $2000-3000. Must: 3 monitor support. So I can have ultimate productiveness when programming It must be good at multitasking(chrome, visual studios, iTunes, mathematics all running at same time) I want this to be a gaming and work computer. So I want to be able to do 3Dmodeling, gaming, heavy programming, ect. I want a good graphics card for gaming. Maybe not the best, but 2nd-to-3rd best would be nice. Something I can use to play max graphics for most games. I want a SSD so I can have fast boot and load times for programs. I want a lot of ram(probably 32gb) in order to achieve good multitasking, gaming, ect. Mechanical Keyboard and a nice gaming mouse are also requirements. Nice to Have: I would like this computer to be upgradable in the future, so this would most like factor into the motherboard I'd need to buy. I am interested in overclocking my processor, but I'm unsure how risky that can be. I don't really a lot of disk space(1 TB is good, 500GB is OK too) This can be a mixture of SSD and regular HD. Cool: A cool case would be nice, but is not necessary. Water cooling would be "cool" (haha) also, but air cooling is fine. Dont really care: I don't know much about power supplies, so whatever works is good enough. I don't need a fancy sound card. Don't need any CD/DVD/BluRay drives. To summarize: gaming, multitasking, 3 monitor support, SSD. Everything else is secondary. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!