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    Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 3:38pm

Been looking for a new rig for a little whlie.  Have used a few configurator sites and been looking at a lot of reviews.   Really like what I've seen here, looks like great customer sevice and help from others. 

I have a buget of about $3000, what ive come up with is a little over but think i can over a 100 or 200.
 
Right now i have about 2 1/2 y/o alienware m-atx x58, 6g corsair, and i think the 5790 4g, with the alienware 23" monitor.  Might use that mointor for a bit, but i'm looking at the asus 27" 3d.  Mainly going to be gaming like D3 and witcher 2, anything action/adventure/rpg.  Do play fps's too.  Want to get in to 3d gameing and movies.  I also to be able to do some work with my hd camra to make blu rays  Not really into multi monitors, just cant get over the breaks in the screen.  Will be sitting up on wood stand and the temp is usually about 75-77f.
 
Heres what ive come up with.
 
ticket #714140
 
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)
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance)
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (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: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (PhysX) (FTW Overclocked EVGA)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (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)
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (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: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large)
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 FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 4:40pm
Hi oneeviltrip,

Well you must have paid attention because that is a pretty good build. I see two problems. The Hailstorm case is a great case for LC cooling but not so good for air cooling. You need to LC your GPUs or get the HAF-X case. Or, you need to have DS mod the case and add two 120mm fans to the side for better cooling on the GPUs. It is listed as an option. It will make it a bit louder.

You have a good CPU cooler and should get the Stage-2 OC. It won't shorten the life of the CPU and just makes sense with a performance system like you are buying.

Frank
HAF 922
EVGA X58 LE
6GB DS Certified
Corsair 750TX
HDD-1TB
Optical Drv
ATI Radeon 5870
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 5:21pm
Hi oneeviltrip and welcome to the forums,
 
I will 2nd FrankW on the case.  If you are only going to LC the CPU then I would go with the HAF X case.  You can find it in the Special Ops section under Dreadnaught.  If you do go with the HAF X case you will not need the Upgrade Chassis Fans.   It comes with a front 230mm intake fan (Red LED) and a side 200mm fan that blows air on the Graphics Cards.
 
If the budget allows you way want to consider the Intel 520 series SSD is has a 5yr warranty vs 3 for the Corsair and runs a bit faster.
 
All in all a good solid build.  Keep us posted.
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  Quote oneeviltrip Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 7:51pm
Thanks for the help guys.  Went back to see what i could do.  Got to upgrade ssd a bit and saved a bit.  This is what im looking at now. 
 
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 3820 3.6GHz (Turbo Mode up to 3.8GHz) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance)
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series)
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 & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
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 670 2GB (PhysX) (FTW Overclocked EVGA)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (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 (Blue)
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 Professional (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: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large)
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 xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Aug 2012 at 1:33am
Yea that case is fantastic for Air - you can also ask your tech on the phone if they recommend any upgrades - they arent like other companies, they do not sell to sell - they sell for quality so don't worry about them taking you.

You don't need the antivirus but hey - if you want it get it.  Those 670s are gonna chew up witcher 2 and spit out the box.
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Aug 2012 at 4:56am
Hi oneeviltrip,

Looking good. You won't be able to get a Stage 2 OC with the 3820 CPU. It is not a K model and they can't OC it as high as the 3930K. But that is alright. For gaming you won't notice the difference.

Frank
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EVGA X58 LE
6GB DS Certified
Corsair 750TX
HDD-1TB
Optical Drv
ATI Radeon 5870
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  Quote tju76 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Aug 2012 at 5:13am
He can keep stage 2 ds will oc to 4.5 ghz on that cpu
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Aug 2012 at 5:22am
Yes, tju76 is correct. They will do it as high as they can and I think that is probably 4.5 with stage-2. Not much more that you will get with stage-1.

Frank
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Aug 2012 at 6:50am
Hi oneeviltrip...  That is a real nice rig.  You took some great advice and have some dynamite gaming heading your way.Awesome
 
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  Quote oneeviltrip Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Aug 2012 at 11:21am
Finally got to order today.  Just changed to DS's RAM and went with just stage 1 on OC.  Also had front changed to blue and added extra top fan so I didn't have to mess with it.  So now i guess the wait starts.
 

 

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 3820 3.6GHz (Turbo Mode up to 3.8GHz) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series)
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 & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (PhysX) (FTW Overclocked EVGA)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (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 (Blue)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (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)
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 FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Aug 2012 at 2:02pm
Hi oneeviltrip,

Great job on your system. Unless things have changed the blue fan in the front will be a 200mm instead of 230mm that comes with the case. I don't know if that makes any difference in your decision. The extra top fan will help.

Frank
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  Quote oneeviltrip Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Aug 2012 at 2:17pm
Hey FrankW,
 
Thanks, from what they told me on the phone it was a 230mm, but i could be mistaking.  Still going to be a long wait Chilling.  Will try to get some pics up when it arrives.
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