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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New Rig Questions
    Posted: 04 May 2012 at 6:02pm
Budget:
[Around $4k without monitor]

Expectations:
[Play any game Maxed out Res, 2560x1440 Dell U2711 monitor,now and at least next few years without a problem]

Usage:
[Play Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2]

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6GB Corsair Dominator
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Radeon HD 5970
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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 May 2012 at 6:09pm
Here is the config:

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: 16GB DDR3 2133MHz Corsair Dominator GT with DHX (High-Performance) <b></b>
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) <b></b>
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) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
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) <b></b>
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) <b></b>
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: - No Thanks
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 Ultimate (64-Bit Edition) <b></b>
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: Corsair Vengeance K90 (MMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard) (Black/Metal Finish) <b></b>
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 (Laser 5700 dpi) (MMO/RTS Gaming Mouse) (USB Wired) <b></b>
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: Please Prioritize: Ship Within Four Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed <b></b>
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
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i7 920 OC 3.766
EVGA X58 Classified
6GB Corsair Dominator
1000W PS
Radeon HD 5970
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 May 2012 at 4:31am
Hi cwmd....That is a great build.  Not much to say except you really don't need more than 8GB 1600Mhz ram, but your call.  Some do it ' just in case' if it's in the budget.
 
We like the air coolers better, like the D14 or Phanteks.   They cool that chip great, are relatively quiet and very reliable.   But, the H100 does the job.
 
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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 May 2012 at 6:18am
Thank you bprat 22. I have an old DS system with a Corsair Obsidian 800D case which is awesome looking, but with the Noctua CPU air cooler, it is pretty noisy. In this new build I picked the HAF X case instead as I've heard that the bigger fans are much quieter. Any recommendation as to which case to pick for better cooling properties and less noise?
Also, is it worth it with to go with the ivy bridge chip with my gaming/resolution goals keeping in mind that the ivy bridge can run hotter?
Are my keyboard and mouse good? I had some Razer products previously and I wasnt too impressed with them to be honest
Thanks for any help/advice anyone can pass along...
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 May 2012 at 8:17am
Hi cwmd,

That is a pretty good build. A few things to consider.

1. The 690 would not be my choice but that is up to you. It is the best of the dual GPU cards so far but still a bad idea to me.

2. You don't need Win-7 Ultimate unless you work with foreign languages. Win-7 Pro will give you all you need.

3. You forgot to order your free T-Shirt.

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 May 2012 at 9:05am
FrankW....I forgot the free t-shirtOops  
 
cwmd....The best case is the one you picked....the HafX.  I would leave it in.
 
Ivy Bridge heat issue from all I've read is when it's pushed beyond 4.8.  DS will test it and do thermal check and adjust as needed.  Alex has said it isn't an issue and they do the testing. 
 
I agree with Frank on the 690 vs sli 680.   Everyone is going gaga over the 690 and it is attractive, but, and I've mentioned it elswhere.....If a gtx680 dies, it's alot cheaper replacing one 680 than a 690.  IMHO, the 690 is a good pick if you don't have a sli mobo or you need the quad gpu setup. 
 
Just my thoughts.
 
 
 
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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 May 2012 at 5:11pm
Thanks guys. OK I will change to the GTX 680, I agree, good idea. Also will change to Win Pro to save a bit of money. Any advice on the keyboard and mouse? Anyone ordering these or using them atm?
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 May 2012 at 8:21pm
I personally use the Logitech G15 gaming keyboard and the logitech G9 gaming mouse.  I really like them.  I got them when I purchased my DS system 2 yrs ago.  I will be ordering a new DS system in a month or so and will keep using the G15 and G9.
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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 5:41pm
OK, made some changes here is the new build taking all your advice...any other suggestions?
Thank you again.
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)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 2133MHz Corsair Dominator GT with 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: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R) <b></b>
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: - No Thanks
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) <b></b>
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: Corsair Vengeance K90 (MMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard) (Black/Metal Finish)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 (Laser 5700 dpi) (MMO/RTS Gaming Mouse) (USB Wired)
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large) <b></b>
Priority Build: Please Prioritize: Ship Within Four Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
DS HailStorm
i7 920 OC 3.766
EVGA X58 Classified
6GB Corsair Dominator
1000W PS
Radeon HD 5970
X-Fi Fatality Champion
Noctua Dual 120mm Fans
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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 5:42pm
oh crap, it posted the same build! Sorry, hang on!
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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 5:53pm
OK sorry guys, I should have proof read it before posting. Here is my current build after taking into account your advice. Anything I am missing? Thanks again for all your help...

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)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested) <b></b>
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: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX) <b></b>
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Extreme Performance <b></b>
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: - No Thanks
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) <b></b>
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 <b></b>
Mouse: - No Thanks <b></b>
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large) <b></b>
Priority Build: Please Prioritize: Ship Within Four Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
DS HailStorm
i7 920 OC 3.766
EVGA X58 Classified
6GB Corsair Dominator
1000W PS
Radeon HD 5970
X-Fi Fatality Champion
Noctua Dual 120mm Fans
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2012 at 5:22am
The build looks great.  Nothing to sayCry
 
Good luck and keep us updated.Big%20Smile
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  Quote cwmd Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2012 at 8:47am
thank you all very much
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