The one thing I am unsure of, is the PSU. Now, I'm pretty sure that this will get the job done without issues, but is Corsair a good manufacturer of PSUs? If you have alternatives, please do let me know. Oh, and I prefer 1000W, since I will be running other mods for light and stuff, so I do need to have more than bare minimums. Also, I will be overclocking the system, so there's another reason to have more power than needed.
Second, I am just thinking about water cooling, but have NO idea what I'd need. I mean, I did read up on "Conundrum"'s post under this post: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253343-29-water-cooli...
Which was helpful, but I guess I'm a slow learner? That, or it's really late and I need to read more? Or is it that I don't know much and don't want to choose a crappy part? Who knows, lol. I have never water cooled anything, but would like to start. Basically, what would I need to water cool JUST my CPU, and 2 4870x2 in CrossFireX? And, should I get something for any other part of the computer? I mean for water cooling.
Man... the more I look at the cost of this system, the more I think I don't want to buy it... lol. Thanks for reading and helping out! I appreciate it!
Choosing that mobo does allow me to cut the price down to $2507.64, so that's something that is good to note. (I do need optical audio, so that's why the first mobo had a sound card, this gets rid of it since it's basically the same thing)
I have read up on quadfire, and you are right, it's not really worth it. I don't have a super large monitor, YET. I will in the future, however. I was going to purchase one of those bad boys, then get a second if I felt preformance was lacking.
You know, I was just reading up on some reviews on CPU's. I am and AMD fan, due to price/performance. You are, however, right. If I am spending that much cash, why not just go with a bit more power? Lol. I guess the mobo would be changed to a x58 something-or-other and the CPU would most likely be a i7 920 (I do have some price limit, lol).
I actually didn't know that WC isnt really worth it for newer CPU's, thanks for that! On a side note, I currently use a Zalman.. umm... I don't remember what it is, but it looks badass! haha
I guess I will need to wait for a bit, most likely the release of that AND windows 7. Thanks for the help!
I personally don't see it costing a lot less, but I don't see it costing more than another arm, lol.
Oh one more thing on either the Crosshair III or the M4A79T-Deluxe, go download the manual and look at the power requirements for the board. You will see Asus recommends for a system with one 4970X2 the use of a 1000W PSU.
I am willing to spend around $700 for a water cooling system for all my components. Maybe a little, let's say $800 then. For CPU + 2 GPUs.
That's what I was hoping for. Maybe clock it up a little more just for... I guess bragging rights over my friends, lol.
I have a 1000W PSU I'm currently looking at, but I am willing to drop or increase the Watts if it would be a waste or not enough in the end. I'll be doing a lot of mods.
I've only ever built one computer, and it's the one I made around 5 or so years ago, lol. It was all air cooled, so I figured I'd try water now. Main thing I'm concerned about is, is it over all worth water cooling? helloworld_98 said for newer CPU's it isn't as much of an upgrade, but I do know for GPUs it's a huge upgrade, in the temp + noise levels, or lack thereof.