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May 2, 2010 10:58:48 PM

Intel X980
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115223

Asus Rampage III Etreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131642

Corsair Dominator GT 12GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145255

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D -Very Open to Idea's on Cases
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139001

EVGA GTX 480 x3 Tri Sli
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130552

Antec TPQ 1200 Power Supply -Very Open to suggestions on this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371032

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series -Very Open to suggestions (Kinda Scared of WC)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010

Icydock Harddrive Bay x3 - I have 3 Intel X25Mg2 Drives in my current setup.

Looking to make my final decisions in the next day or two any and all feedback welcome note Im not worried about proce performance or "bang for the buck" etc I dont mind spending money ( I dont want to spend 10k for some crazy RAM drive though )

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May 3, 2010 12:53:55 AM

Your links don't work, but it seems money is not the problem for you.
If that's the case, my suggestions:

- instead of 3x GTX480, I would go 1 x ATI 5970. For bragging rights, 2 x 5970, even though it does not escalate well and 1 single card has more power than you might need.
- I prefer Corsair PSU, instead of Antec.
- Corsair Hydro Series. Is it H50? If so, it can't handle 980x properly. Move up to some real wc system, and get your gpus wced as well.
a b K Overclocking
May 3, 2010 1:16:21 AM

Is this rig for purely gaming? So you are ok about spending money but not a billionaire? So you wouldn't want to spend on stuff that doesn't do anything?

Do you care about noise?

If so you better have a 2560x1600 monitor otherwise 3x GTX 480s is money down the drain.

The 980X wouldn't perform better than an i7 930 in video games because games don't use 12 threads. They use more like 2-3. The extra cores would literally be sitting there.

12GB of RAM won't be used unless you are doing video editing. There is no game that would use more than even 4GB. Just get 6GB, more RAM would just sit there and cause instability.

The Corsair 800D is an amazing case. I have it as well. I have to warn you. The thing is HEAVY, like back breaking heavy. Also awesome. It has mountings for a 3x120MM radiator.

You should get real watercooling. Those GTX 480s can get loud, with 3 of them, you NEED watercooling.
It isn't that hard and leaks are extremely easy to guard against.

You don't need icydocks because the 800D hard drive bays have screw mountings for SSDs.
You might also want a hard drive for your files. I recommend a really really quiet drive like a Caviar Green.
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May 3, 2010 5:09:55 AM

rofl_my_waffle said:
Is this rig for purely gaming? So you are ok about spending money but not a billionaire? So you wouldn't want to spend on stuff that doesn't do anything?

Do you care about noise?

If so you better have a 2560x1600 monitor otherwise 3x GTX 480s is money down the drain.

The 980X wouldn't perform better than an i7 930 in video games because games don't use 12 threads. They use more like 2-3. The extra cores would literally be sitting there.

12GB of RAM won't be used unless you are doing video editing. There is no game that would use more than even 4GB. Just get 6GB, more RAM would just sit there and cause instability.

The Corsair 800D is an amazing case. I have it as well. I have to warn you. The thing is HEAVY, like back breaking heavy. Also awesome. It has mountings for a 3x120MM radiator.

You should get real watercooling. Those GTX 480s can get loud, with 3 of them, you NEED watercooling.
It isn't that hard and leaks are extremely easy to guard against.

You don't need icydocks because the 800D hard drive bays have screw mountings for SSDs.
You might also want a hard drive for your files. I recommend a really really quiet drive like a Caviar Green.



Gaming mostly I also play around Overclocking , Benchmarking etc.
Noise I don't go crazy stressing over but I'm interested in WC for the ability to either OC more or at lower temps.
I have a 30" dell running @ 2560x1600.
As for the 980x as I stated i like to play around overclocking :) 
12 GB of Ram I agree mostly overkill
As for watercooling can you suggest some parts/guides/Tips for the CPU/Video Cards?
Don't need an extra drive I have a home server with 4tb's and I redirect most folders to the server. Planned on getting a 4th Intel X25m raid 0 640GB's is more then enough for O/S and games.
May 3, 2010 5:10:48 AM

galta said:
Your links don't work, but it seems money is not the problem for you.
If that's the case, my suggestions:

- instead of 3x GTX480, I would go 1 x ATI 5970. For bragging rights, 2 x 5970, even though it does not escalate well and 1 single card has more power than you might need.
- I prefer Corsair PSU, instead of Antec.
- Corsair Hydro Series. Is it H50? If so, it can't handle 980x properly. Move up to some real wc system, and get your gpus wced as well.



I never liked ATI drivers from back in the days. Running new games or even Crysis with all the settings on max @ 2560x1600 my current 3x gtx 280's even have issues with.

I have a Corsair 1000 watt now but was concerned that the 3x gtx 480's would need more then 1000
a b K Overclocking
May 6, 2010 8:47:29 AM

Looks Like that going to be a nice system ;) 
I personally would stick to ATI Gpu's and Maybe look @ Gigabytes Galaxy WC set.

Good Luck:D 
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