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  1. #1
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    New Build, Suggestions Welcome!

    Hey, the desktop that I am currently using is no longer sufficient and It's time to go with a new one. I have some hardware in mind that I've been looking at and was wondering if anyone had any insight on whats good or bad. I plan to build this system myself to save a little money compared to some of the prebuilt ones.

    The specs I've been looking at are as followed:
    Case: Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Mobo: MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) LGA 2011 Intel X79
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz-3.9GHz Turbo ~ ( Might OC but not real Familiar with OCing)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 liquid cooler
    Video Card: 2 EVGA Geforce GTX 580 3Gb in SLI
    Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengence 240-pin DDR3 1600Mhz
    PSU: SilverStone 1500W ATX +12V 80+ Silver certified or CORSAIR
    Professional Series Gold AX1200W (Not sure which one)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 2TB
    Drive Bay: Plextor 24XR
    Audio Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels
    Other than the H100 I plan to have the rest air cooled. I Was looking at liquid cooling kits for the Video Cards but have no idea where to begin or what to look for.

    This will be my first barebone assembly of a computer other then uprgading and adding components to existing ones. If anyone has insight on better or more compatible hardware and/or what to look out for when building a computer I'm all ears!

    Thanks a bunch!!!
    Last edited by Hartsocks; 02-09-2012 at 12:09 AM.

  2. #2
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    Re: New Build, Suggestions Welcome!

    Why all that top end stuff and no SSD?

  3. #3
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    Re: New Build, Suggestions Welcome!

    Update!

    Case:Antec DF-85
    Mobo: Intel X79SI LGA 2011
    CPU: Intel i7-3930K ( To be OC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
    Video Card: 2 High performance/enthusiast Kepler Cards when released ( Will be OC)
    Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengence 1600MHz
    PSU: Thermaltake TP-1350W
    SSD: Intel 520 Cherryville 120GB
    HDD: WD Cavier Black 1TB 7200 RPM
    Sound Card:HT| Omega Striker

    I've order everything except the mobo, Proc, and Graphics as I'm waiting for Ivy Bridge and Kepler to come out and save some money. I also have bought the parts for a custom water cooling loop that I'll be putting together for the video cards and may add the CPU at some point.

  4. #4
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    Re: New Build, Suggestions Welcome!

    Thats some pretty heavy duty stuff, and if you're planning on getting a solid water cooling rig for it, then I don't understand why you wouldn't have the CPU in the loop. If you're already going for a quality rig for GPUs, then I see no sense in having a subpar (compared to a beast water cooling setup) cooler on the CPU, especially when it would only add a CPU water block to the shopping list, not to mention take out the H100.

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    Re: New Build, Suggestions Welcome!

    Its nice if u like a loud case. I'd grab a diff case.

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