FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Setup Advice

Post Date: 2012-06-12

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
MarkNY View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar
Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 13 Dec 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 462
  Quote MarkNY Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Setup Advice
    Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 8:49am
Budget:
USD $5500

Expectations:
Smooth gaming on 30" display at 2560x1600

Usage:
Gaming

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 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: 16GB DDR3 2133MHz Corsair Vengeance (High-Performance)
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 Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
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(s): 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion (Includes Front I/O) (PCI-Express Slot Based)
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 6: Sub-Zero LCS Dual Loop: CPU & Dual SLI/CrossFire Video Cards
H20 Tube Color: Red Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability

Thoughts? Thanks for your help!!
White Aventum
3970X at 4.7Ghz
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
16 GB 2400MHz Memory
2x Nvidia Classified 680 4GB
2x 240 GB Neutron SSD
1x 1 TB WD Caviar
Liquid Cooled CPU/GPU/Chipset
Back to Top
MarkNY View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar
Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 13 Dec 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 462
  Quote MarkNY Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 8:59am
PS What type of credit cards does DS accept?
White Aventum
3970X at 4.7Ghz
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
16 GB 2400MHz Memory
2x Nvidia Classified 680 4GB
2x 240 GB Neutron SSD
1x 1 TB WD Caviar
Liquid Cooled CPU/GPU/Chipset
Back to Top
Orange7 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 776
  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 9:19am
Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.

Also, I don't have any definite tips for the build , because I am not sure exactly what you wanted, but here are a few minor tweaks that would depend on your preferences:

-If you have no plans on upgrading, you could probably downgrade the PSU to something that is just dual SLI compatible.
-I do not know if you are going to use a Blu-ray player or not, but if your not, switching it back to the original CD/DVD player would save a few hundred.
-Also, unless you are an audiophile, the sound card is probably unnecessary.

I hope this helps, and congrats on the nice rig.

Edited by orange.seven7@gmail. - 12 Jun 2012 at 9:30am
DS xm15 Stage 4
i7-3820 (2.7GHz/3.7GHz)
16GB 1600MHz DDR3
GT 630, 1GB
240GB Intel 520
Back to Top
Alex View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Digital Storm Supervisor


Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 12964
  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 9:25am
Configuration looks good to me!
Back to Top
retirednavysnipe View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 06 Apr 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 604
  Quote retirednavysnipe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 10:28am
Mark, That config is exactly as mine is with the exception I have 1600 MHZ ram, different model Power Supply and I have the intel 120 GB SSD.

My Beast runs excellent on a 27" hp monitor haven't found anything that even tries to stress it. I think you will be real happy with what you just put up. My overclock is set right at 4.5      Also liquid cooling keeps everything nice and cool and looks good doing it.

Good Luck with you choices.

John
Hailstorm Black Ops
I7 3930K 4.5GHZ
16GB 1600MHZ ram
2 x GTX 680
120 GB SSD, 1 TB hardrive
Fully liquid cooled CPU, GPU and chipset.
Back to Top
FrankW View Drop Down
DS Veteran
DS Veteran

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 22 Feb 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1311
  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jun 2012 at 7:22am
Hi Mark,

With your 2550 monitor you might consider the 4Gb version of the 680. The higher Vram is desirable with higher resolutions. If it is not in the budget then the 2Gb is a good choice.

Frank
HAF 922
EVGA X58 LE
6GB DS Certified
Corsair 750TX
HDD-1TB
Optical Drv
ATI Radeon 5870
Back to Top
FrankW View Drop Down
DS Veteran
DS Veteran

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 22 Feb 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1311
  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jun 2012 at 7:22am
Hi Mark,

With your 2560 monitor you might consider the 4Gb version of the 680. The higher Vram is desirable with higher resolutions. If it is not in the budget then the 2Gb is a good choice.

Frank
HAF 922
EVGA X58 LE
6GB DS Certified
Corsair 750TX
HDD-1TB
Optical Drv
ATI Radeon 5870
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.1035156 seconds.