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March 19, 2014 9:48:51 AM

I'm building a general gaming/workstation rig. I will be purchasing it in two days and I want to make sure that the components I picked out are all solid/compatible and get some feedback.

MOBO: ASRock Intel X79 ATX DDR3 1600
CPU: Intel i7-4930K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 780Ti 3GB in SLI
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
PSU: Corsair RM Series 1000 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS
Sound: Asus XONAR ESSENCE
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 750D
Case Cooling: Corsair AF120 High Performance Fans
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March 19, 2014 9:55:09 AM

I7-4930K is a lga2011 cpu.
It is not compatible with lga1150.
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March 19, 2014 9:59:26 AM

I'm sorry, I forgot to update the motherboard in my notepad. It is actually the ASRock Intel X79 ATX DDR3 1600.
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March 19, 2014 10:19:53 AM

Better :) 

I might opt for a better quality PSU.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
1000w is about right.
How about this EVGA unit?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cm hyper212 is ok. With a top budget, I would pick a noctua NH-D14 for lga2011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fancy heat spreaders are not needed for ram, they are mostly marketing. They can interfere with cpu coolers.
I would buy something like this G.skil kit for less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 19, 2014 11:14:52 AM

Thanks for the suggestions geofelt, but I have a few questions.

I always thought that Corsair was regarded as one of, if not, the best PSU providers. You are telling me that the EVGA unit is higher quality than the Corsair unit?

Also, as for the RAM I primarily chose it for the looks. While performance is most important to me, I would also like the machine to look appealing.
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March 19, 2014 11:40:53 AM

I use the eggxpert chart as a general guideline.

The jonnyguru web site is probably the most authoritative one I know of for psu testing.
I looked at their reviews for 1000w psu's, looking for the best rating.
At 9.7, I found 2:
seasonic platinum http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA supernova P2 (not G2) http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The evga supernova G2 was still very good at 9.4 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I did not find a review for the corsair rm 1000, but I did for the 850w version. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
The main negative was lesser capacitors.

On the ram, I suppose looks count. But you might need to remove the tall heat spreaders if you use an air cooler.
Actually, with a good air cooler, the ram sticks will be completely covered up anyway.

In case you might consider liquid cooling,
I do not much like all in one liquid coolers when a good air cooler can do the job.
A liquid cooler will be expensive, noisy, less reliable, and will not cool any better
in a well ventilated case.
Liquid cooling is really air cooling, it just puts the heat exchange in a different place.
The orientation of the radiator will cause a problem.
If you orient it to take in cool air from the outside, you will cool the cpu better, but the hot air then circulates inside the case heating up the graphics card and motherboard.
If you orient it to exhaust(which I think is better) , then your cpu cooling will be less effective because it uses pre heated case air.
And... I have read too many tales of woe when a liquid cooler leaks.
google "H100 leak"
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