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May 17, 2014 9:19:25 AM

Hey people.
I'm making a gaming computer and I just wanted to know if everything is compatible and if it will perform well.

NZXT Phantom 820 Case

SPECS:
Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz Socket 2011 Hexa Core
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked 4GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked 4GB
Samsung 840 EVO Basic 2.5" 500GB SSD
Seagate 7200.14 3TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive
Corsair RM1000 1000W Power Supply
Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3 2400MHz RAM

And finally will this CPU cooler be good for this build?
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler

Thanks for letting me know what you think and if everything is compatible.
a b 4 Gaming
May 17, 2014 9:41:20 AM

everythings is perfect!
watercooler is amazing
but i prefer the corsair 750d for a pc case
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May 17, 2014 10:19:36 AM

badboyrog2 said:
everythings is perfect!
watercooler is amazing
but i prefer the corsair 750d for a pc case


Thanks! Why do you prefer Corsaid 750D case? Will it be better for my build?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 17, 2014 10:20:10 AM

Very reasonable, very strong.

My canned rant on liquid cooling:
------------------------start of rant-------------------
You buy a liquid cooler to be able to extract an extra multiplier or two out of your OC.
How much do you really need?
I do not much like all in one liquid coolers when a good air cooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or phanteks can do the job just as well.
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"
-----------------------end of rant--------------------------

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May 17, 2014 10:24:05 AM

geofelt said:
Very reasonable, very strong.

My canned rant on liquid cooling:
------------------------start of rant-------------------
You buy a liquid cooler to be able to extract an extra multiplier or two out of your OC.
How much do you really need?
I do not much like all in one liquid coolers when a good air cooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or phanteks can do the job just as well.
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"
-----------------------end of rant--------------------------



Hm... so I would be just as better off with fans and I wouldn't run the risk of a liquid cooler leak. But isn't it very rare that a H100i leaks?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 17, 2014 10:32:00 AM

My one concern with your build is: Intel does not recommend using over 1.5V for RAM with Haswell. Most enthusiast say this is bologna, but I personally won't send over 1.5V to my Ivy or Haswell systems. I believe the highest clocked RAM you can get @ 1.5V is 2133 CL10.

Also, make sure you buy a quad-channel RAM kit for that beast... Your motherboard is one of the few platforms that support it, and it's better. Look for a 4x4GB quad-channel kit to do it right.

Corsair 100i is an excellent choice. Either get the Noctua DH-14 or the corsair 100i in my opinion. I would go with the 100i because that CPU is top of the line, you might as well have a top of the line cooler... Noctua meets or beats most of the watercooling options, but the 100i is better!

Case is a matter of preference, but I do have to agree with badboy on this one... The corsair 750D and 450D are really appealing and I'm personally about to take the plunge to the 450D. The 450D will take a 100i, 2x GPUs, and a couple HDDs (not to mention the AWESOME SSD rack behind the mobo).. If you want a slightly larger case the 750D is sexy too, both have nice dust filters and plenty of room for cable management and features.

My last comment is just food for thought... It's rumoured the new devil's canyon chips and x99 motherboards that support DDR4 memory are due to arrive this year as soon as August. This overclocker friendly CPU set is rumoured to have up to 8 cores and returning with a soldiered heat spreaded instead of the currently sub-par thermal paste. If you can hang on for another couple months, I would personally wait to see how that comes out, I'm personally expecting 4.5-5.0GHZ overclocks that will be faster than anything we have ever seen. Maybe just wishfull thinking thoug ;) 

Either way your build right there is smoking fast and I don't think you will be dissapointed.
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May 17, 2014 10:45:36 AM

Adroid said:
My one concern with your build is: Intel does not recommend using over 1.5V for RAM with Haswell. Most enthusiast say this is bologna, but I personally won't send over 1.5V to my Ivy or Haswell systems. I believe the highest clocked RAM you can get @ 1.5V is 2133 CL10.

Also, make sure you buy a quad-channel RAM kit for that beast... Your motherboard is one of the few platforms that support it, and it's better. Look for a 4x4GB quad-channel kit to do it right.

Corsair 100i is an excellent choice. Either get the Noctua DH-14 or the corsair 100i in my opinion. I would go with the 100i because that CPU is top of the line, you might as well have a top of the line cooler... Noctua meets or beats most of the watercooling options, but the 100i is better!

Case is a matter of preference, but I do have to agree with badboy on this one... The corsair 750D and 450D are really appealing and I'm personally about to take the plunge to the 450D. The 450D will take a 100i, 2x GPUs, and a couple HDDs (not to mention the AWESOME SSD rack behind the mobo).. If you want a slightly larger case the 750D is sexy too, both have nice dust filters and plenty of room for cable management and features.

My last comment is just food for thought... It's rumoured the new devil's canyon chips and x99 motherboards that support DDR4 memory are due to arrive this year as soon as August. This overclocker friendly CPU set is rumoured to have up to 8 cores and returning with a soldiered heat spreaded instead of the currently sub-par thermal paste. If you can hang on for another couple months, I would personally wait to see how that comes out, I'm personally expecting 4.5-5.0GHZ overclocks that will be faster than anything we have ever seen. Maybe just wishfull thinking thoug ;) 

Either way your build right there is smoking fast and I don't think you will be dissapointed.


Thank you for your help and advice. I will go look for a quad-channel kit now. My birthday is at the end of August so yeah I may as well wait and see what happens. And as for the case I may have a look at the reviews for the Corsair 750D. Thanks again :wahoo: 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 17, 2014 12:09:56 PM

of course the new haswell will be faster...but more expensive too for the k series
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a b 4 Gaming
May 17, 2014 1:14:43 PM

badboyrog2 said:
of course the new haswell will be faster...but more expensive too for the k series


True, but he has a 500$+ CPU and dual GPU setup selected here. I think he may have a little flexibility in how much he wants to spend ;) 

It goes without saying that the performance gains beyond a i5 3570K is beyond the point of diminishing returns. If he wants the best money can buy, the 2011 platform is it right now - but that's about to change so I thought I would at least mention in case he didn't know.
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