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    Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 8:52am
Hello All again, lol.
This is my previous build with some great advice / suggestions from members.
I've altered and adjusted some items. I still do not like the look of the HafX case so I just can't go with it.
That being said, Since DS is using the Duality version of the Syndicate case it appears to be more ventilation friendly and with the fan upgrades it should be a bit quieter?????
So, again, here is my newest build. I have put together two builds with the same equipment except the case. First is the Syndicate and then the Hailstorm.
The syndicate is $222. more then the Hailstorm but it should be very impactful in its appearance / presence.
Lets hear what ya'll have to say. I appreciate all the great knowledge you all dispense for free.
Thanks,
Shot
SYNDICATE:
Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS Syndicate
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHz (Turbo Mode up to 3.8GHz) (Quad Core) <b></b>
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s) < b></b>
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance) <b></b>
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair Pro Gold Series (CMPSU-1200AX) (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) <b></b>
Expansion Bay: Internal Digital Media Card Reader (Black) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition) < b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: Configure HDD Set 1 to a Raid 1 Config - Mirror (Requires Two HDDs) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: ASUS Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs) (Model: BC-12B1ST)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB (Includes PhysX) < b></b>
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 3: FrostChill Cooling System: CPU Only <b></b>
H20 Tube Color:Blue Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive) <b></b>
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With LED Performance Fans (Blue) (Up to 6 Fans) < b></b>
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue) <b></b>
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
HAILSTORM:
Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS HailStorm Edition
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHz (Turbo Mode up to 3.8GHz) (Quad Core) <b></b>
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s) < b></b>
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance) <b></b>
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair Pro Gold Series (CMPSU-1200AX) (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) <b></b>
Expansion Bay: Internal Digital Media Card Reader (Black) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition) < b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: Configure HDD Set 1 to a Raid 1 Config - Mirror (Requires Two HDDs) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: ASUS Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs) (Model: BC-12B1ST)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB (Includes PhysX) < b></b>
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 3: FrostChill Cooling System: CPU Only <b></b>
H20 Tube Color:Blue Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive) <b></b>
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With LED Performance Fans (Blue) (Up to 6 Fans) < b></b>
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue) <b></b>
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: HailStorm & 950Si: Processor & Video Card Area: Drill and Mount Two Side Window 120mm Fan Blow-Holes <b></b>
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large) <b></b>
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
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  Quote QuantumPC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 9:45am
For each of those builds I would recommend one SSD drive.

Also possibly upgrade the cooling to H20 Stage 4. From what I've been told the 120mm radiators on Stage 3 is not worth it.

Other that, Indeed it's a great build ;)
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  Quote shot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 11:08am
  Well how do I know if I need stage 4 or stage 6 cooling and for the CPU, cards and chipset or just CPU and cards or...?
  What all is eveyone putting on their one SSD and then putting on the normal HD?
  What about two SSD's?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 11:11am
Hi shot...I too would go with stage 4 cooling, or drop back to stage 2, Vortex 240mm rad. and save some $$$.
 
The builds look great.  The sli 680's won't meet your initial desire to play at the highest settings at the highest fps with all games on the 30" monitor, but it will play most games maxed and others more demanding on high to ultra with some tweeking of the settings.
 
Of the two builds I would go with the Syndicate's U2-UFO.  I think it'll be noisy, DS can confirm or not this over the phone, but it does have nice airflow.  And if you're looking for eye candy then this is it.
 
The Hailstorm build would help with all the fan mods, but then in my opinion you're messing with a great, clean looknig case that really is made for watercooling.  My last thought Big%20Smile  would be the Hailstorm config, drop the fan mods and go stage 6 water with cpu and sli cards cooled.  It would however be another $250 over the Syndicate.  Just my thoughts and best of luck.
 
Keep us posted.Big%20Smile
 
 
Edit....just saw your post as I was writing.....You really don't need stage 6 water cooling for gaming.  It is more of a luxury.  But, for the Hailstorm it is the way to go. The case is made for just that.  For the Syndicate the stage 2 Vortex 240mm, a sealed system, for cheaper than the stage 3 would work fine.  Stage 3 will also work fine, but it only has a 120mm radiator as oppsed to the 240mm rads of the others.  Plenty of customers have the stage 3 and it works.  We just try to suggest the best bang for the buck. 
 
Air coolers , like the Noctua D14 for the cpu are great and reliable, but for the X79 platform DS wants at least the stage 2 Vortex with 240mm rad. 
 
Either config will work.   DS will stress test and make sure it's all good before they ship it. 
 
 
 


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  Quote QuantumPC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 11:23am
I would suggest maybe 120gb SSD or higher, and then for the secondary drive a 1TB.

Most people put their OS on the SSD, and maybe a few more important apps. Then on the 1TB drive, games, and other storage.
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  Quote shot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 11:47am
So, if I bump the Syndicate up to TRI SLI 680's will the stage 2 cooling work fine or might it be taxing on the system?
I would invest in more GPU but don't mind going with safest minimum cooling as long as it's not going to cause issues?
As for the GPU's, Is it best that I go with the 4GB 680's instead of the 2GB 680's?  Will it be easier on system? Will I notice anything?
 
Thanks,
Shot


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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 2:08pm
Your motherboard and psu can handle the tri-sli no problem.    The 4gb vram was made for higher resolutions that you have on the 30".      Stage 2 vortex is all the 3820 chip needs.
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  Quote shot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 3:42pm

I spoke to a nice gentleman from DS about the Syndicate configuration.

Here is what we came up with.
We went with the AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 for cooling since the syndicate has such good airflow.
Per DS the new Syndicate case (Mountain Mods) is a quiet chasis and we will do the Noise Suppression Package Stage 1 to make sure it is as quiet as possible.
So there will be no H2O cooling.
I will be running only two 680's 2GB.  I want 4GB but they don't know when they will get any in stock. ( I will stay on that and if I can change them during the build I will).
 I'm staying with two WD BLK 7200 rpm.  I will post some question in the hardware section because I still have questions about going with 10,000 WD velocity Raptors vs. the 7200 Cavair BLK.
Tell me what ya'll think.
Anyone know if DS normally runs specials or sales around July 4th?
Thanks,
Shot


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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 3:49pm
Thanks shot for the feedbck.     The Noctua D14 is the cooler we always recommend if possible.      Not much to go wrong.       Keep us posted.    
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  Quote shot Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 4:04pm
Then again I really dont like the color of the Noctua fan.  Is that sad or what?

Edited by shot - 25 Jun 2012 at 4:06pm
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  Quote QuantumPC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 4:12pm
Lots of people dislike the color of the Noctua.

But it functions great, and does the job so that is what matters the most

Edited by QuantumPC - 25 Jun 2012 at 4:12pm
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 4:16pm
Nothing wrong with an awesome performing and looking rig.       Ask DS if they can chnge it to a LED fan without effecting cooling performance.    Might not be abl to but ya never know.
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