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    Posted: 07 May 2012 at 8:46pm
Budget:
3000-5000

Expectations
to not have to upgrade for a long time. Be able to play the latest games on full graphic settings.
Usage:
Playing games like modern warfare 3, battlefield 3, skyrim, gta4, and 5 when comes out.

Special Needs:
Just let me know if i should drop something or add something.

Saved Ticket #: 685578

Specifications:

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS HailStorm Edition
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: Paint Chassis Vents and Grills (Blue)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Six-Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 32GB DDR3 1600Mhz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested) <b></b>
Power Supply: 1200W Digital Storm Certified (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Highly Recommended) <b></b>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (2TB Hitachi/Seagate (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional <b></b>
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 3: FrostChill Cooling System: CPU Only
H20 Tube Color:Blue Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With LED Performance Fans (Blue) (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (UV) (Creates Glowing Effect for H20 Tubes)
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: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability <b></b>
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system <b></b>
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security <b></b>
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
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2012 at 7:21am
Hi ToySoldier.   Welcome to the forums.
 
That's a real nice build but I would suggest a couple of changes.
 
You didn't mention monitor or resolution.
 
Change the case to the HafX case.  The Hailstorm is great for full water cooled, the HafX the best for air cooled systems.  That 690 card is gonna dump half it's heat into the case and you want a case with great airflow to get rid of it. It's front 230mm and top and side 200mm fans run slower, are quiet and move lots of air.
 
For gaming you don't need the X79 platform but I did leave it because of the added sound card and if you ever wanted to add another gpu later.  That way the sound card doesn't steal Pcie lanes from the graphic cards.  If the onboard audio was all you needed, then you could save several hundred $$ by using the Z77 platform.
 
8GB of ram is all gaming can use.  With the X79 is defaulted at 16GB and that would be a better choice to save a few $$$.
 
For the best psu you could change to the 1200W corsair, a more efficient and longer warrantied unit.
 
No SSD  for Win7?
 
Change the cpu cooler to the H100.  A 240mm vs 120 mm radiator and double fans.
 
Hope this helps and good luckBig%20Smile
 
 


Edited by bprat22 - 08 May 2012 at 7:24am
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  Quote Lynn Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2012 at 7:29am
Just to add a short note on to bprat.   I just got my new DS system and I really recommend the HafX case and SSD drives.  First time for both for me -- the drives are fast and really quiet, the case delivers lots of cooling with low noise. 

Good luck!Smile
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  Quote ToySoldier Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2012 at 2:57pm
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alright i changed everything to what you said. Now i don't have a monitor since this is going to be my first desktop. So what would be a good resolution?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2012 at 5:43pm
Alot of us game with a Dell UltraSharp IPS 23" monitor at 1920x1080.     Great gaming screen.    Others have very good IPS monitors like Asus.    
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  Quote ToySoldier Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2012 at 6:25am
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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish <b></b>
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Higher Overclocks and Unique Wi-Fi Features)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair Pro Gold Series (CMPSU-1200AX) (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Set 1 Raid Options: Configure HDD Set 1 to a Raid 0 Config - Stripe Performance (Requires Two HDDs)
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler (240mm Radiator) (Extreme-Performance Edition)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
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: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial 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: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: Logitech 2.1 System (Model LS21) (Includes Subwoofer) <b></b>
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 (MMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard) (Black/Metal Finish) <b></b>
Mouse: Razer Deathadder (Infrared 3500 dpi) (Gaming Mouse) (USB Wired) <b></b>
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
And i would get the monitor that you said.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 May 2012 at 7:24am
Nice config, but again I would suggest a couple of changes for the best you can get.
I would drop the chassis airflow perf. fan upgrade.    I'm not sure exactly what fans they remove to mount these, but the HafX case has 230mm and 200mm fans which are large, turn slower, are quiet and move lots of air.  Why mess with a great system.
 
I would drop the oc the video card option.  Why put undue stress on a great card, but to be honest, I don't know the impact on the new gtx690.  Might be something to ask DS.
 
Others are better at explaining RAID 0, but from all I've seen Raid 0 is a bad idea.  If one drive gets corrupted or dies then both drives lose the data.  Just me, but I would consider a SSD for drive 1 and a HDD for drive 2, but your call as always.
 
You are putting together one heck of a nice rig.Big%20SmileBig%20Smile
 
 
 
 
 
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  Quote ToySoldier Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2012 at 11:29am
Is this good?

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Higher Overclocks and Unique Wi-Fi Features) <b></b>
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 2000MHz GTX-8 Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) <b></b>
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair Pro Gold Series (CMPSU-1200AX) (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F120GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler (240mm Radiator) (Extreme-Performance Edition)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red) <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: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial 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 <b></b>
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition (Gaming Keyboard) <b></b>
Mouse: Razer Deathadder (Infrared 3500 dpi) (Gaming Mouse) (USB Wired)
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
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 May 2012 at 12:10pm
If your budget allows I would consider changing the SSD to the either the 120GB or 180GB Intel 520.  180GB would be better.  The Intel 520 is a better drive and has a 5yr warranty. 
And don't forget the most important thing of all, the free T-Shirt. Hahaha
 
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 May 2012 at 4:28am
Hi ToySoldier...That build looks great.  Big%20Smile
I'm not sure if you plan on adding another 690 later, but if not, you could save a few bucks by going to the 1050HX.
 
If you plan on gaming on the single 23/24"  Dell then you could save another $400 plus by going to a sli, 2x gtx670 for almost the same performance and less heat going into the case.  The difference between 680 (690 is sli 680) and 670 is about 5-10% in gaming.
 
Just a couple of thoughts before the big investment.  We always look for ways to save others some$$$.
 
Either way, you've got some great gaming coming up. Big%20SmileBig%20Smile
 
 


Edited by bprat22 - 14 May 2012 at 4:31am
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