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Serious Gaming Rig - First Build Advice?

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March 4, 2010 11:01:11 AM

Dear Forum,
I'm a complete newbie at the pc building trade so I'd appreciate any input. I'm going for a powerful machine that will be fairly futureproof(if such a thing exists) My components will be (drum roll)...
Case COOLERMASTER COSMOS S FULL TOWER PC COMPUTER CASE
CPU SUPERCHARGED 975+ 4.3GHz Intel Core i7 Extreme 7.3+GT
CPU Heat Sink COOLER MASTER RR-B2P-UV10-GP V10 Heat Sink
Motherboard ASUS Rampage II Extreme, X58
Hard-drives OCZ Vertex Series SATAII 2.5" SSD 60GB (For OS)
Western Digitial Caviar® Green 2TB
WD VELOCIRAPTOR 150GB 10K RPM INTERNAL HDD
RAM Corsair 12GB DDR3 Intel Core i7 1333MHz HX3X12G1333C9
Video Card HIS HD 5970 2GB (2x256bit) GDDR5 PCIe DirectX 11
Power Supply Corsair HX 1000W PSU
Blu-Ray Burner LG Blu-Ray burner BH10LS30, 10x,
Sound Card Creative SB X-FI Xtreme Gamer
Ports USB Ports Configuration 12 x USB
Storage Ports Configuration 1 x ATA, 7 x SATA, 1 x eSATA
FireWire Ports Configuration 2 x FireWire"
Network Card Golden Arrow Killer Xeno Pro PCI-E NIC card
OS Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Full Version Sealed
Fans 3 X Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fans
Gaming Mouse Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming mouse (Already have keyboard)
Tools Electronic Precision Tool-Kit (10-Piece)

Is there anything else I should/need to have in there? Any tips are appreciated as I hope each component is compatible. Also, between fans and heatsink, should I look at more cooling solutions?
Thanks for your help.
Cocolleran

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March 4, 2010 11:07:52 AM

^ Is it prebuilt or will you be building the PC yourself ?
And what is the price ?
March 4, 2010 11:29:07 AM

I'm building it myself. Total cost: €3,268.98 ($4,465.56). Ouch, painful even saying it. I was also wondering the best option for surge protection, UPS, etc.
Thanks buddy
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March 4, 2010 11:32:59 AM

for that amount of money i would seriously advise you put yourself through a college course of something. That amount of money on a gaming computer is beyond ridiculous unless you're very wealthy.
March 4, 2010 11:38:47 AM

Thanks for input moopato but its something I've been looking to do for a while and money isn't an issue. I'm studying a Masters in Education and am a qualified teacher.
Regards
March 4, 2010 1:56:56 PM

Hi there fellow newcomer. One thing that stuck out at me was the heatsink you will be using. I have not read any good reviews for the v10 (besides that it looks like a truck engine). I would recommend switching that to the Prolimatech Megahalems LGA775/1366 CPU Cooler. One of the best i7 coolers I have read about. Also be sure to buy 2 fans for it (used in a push pull configuration). Also I would apply "Gelid GC-Extreme" as the thermal compound as it has a low viscosity which is helpful on a smooth surfaced heatsink.
March 4, 2010 2:35:33 PM

cocolleran said:
Dear Forum,
I'm a complete newbie at the pc building trade so I'd appreciate any input. I'm going for a powerful machine that will be fairly futureproof(if such a thing exists) My components will be (drum roll)...
Case COOLERMASTER COSMOS S FULL TOWER PC COMPUTER CASE
CPU SUPERCHARGED 975+ 4.3GHz Intel Core i7 Extreme 7.3+GT
CPU Heat Sink COOLER MASTER RR-B2P-UV10-GP V10 Heat Sink
Motherboard ASUS Rampage II Extreme, X58
Hard-drives OCZ Vertex Series SATAII 2.5" SSD 60GB (For OS)
Western Digitial Caviar® Green 2TB
WD VELOCIRAPTOR 150GB 10K RPM INTERNAL HDD
RAM Corsair 12GB DDR3 Intel Core i7 1333MHz HX3X12G1333C9
Video Card HIS HD 5970 2GB (2x256bit) GDDR5 PCIe DirectX 11
Power Supply Corsair HX 1000W PSU
Blu-Ray Burner LG Blu-Ray burner BH10LS30, 10x,
Sound Card Creative SB X-FI Xtreme Gamer
Ports USB Ports Configuration 12 x USB
Storage Ports Configuration 1 x ATA, 7 x SATA, 1 x eSATA
FireWire Ports Configuration 2 x FireWire"
Network Card Golden Arrow Killer Xeno Pro PCI-E NIC card
OS Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Full Version Sealed
Fans 3 X Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fans
Gaming Mouse Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming mouse (Already have keyboard)
Tools Electronic Precision Tool-Kit (10-Piece)

Is there anything else I should/need to have in there? Any tips are appreciated as I hope each component is compatible. Also, between fans and heatsink, should I look at more cooling solutions?
Thanks for your help.
Cocolleran


Case COOLERMASTER COSMOS S FULL TOWER PC COMPUTER CASE
CPU SUPERCHARGED 975+ 4.3GHz Intel Core i7 Extreme 7.3+GT
CPU Heat Sink thermalright venomous X/prolimatech megashadow/Noctua NH-D14
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 LGA 1366
Hard-drives OCZ Vertex Series SATAII 2.5" SSD 60GB (For OS)
Western Digitial Caviar® Green 2TB
samsung f3 500gb
RAMg.skill pi series/team xtreme 12GB DDR3 Intel Core i7 1333MHz
Video Card HIS HD 5970 2GB (2x256bit) GDDR5 PCIe DirectX 11
Power Supply Corsair HX 1000W PSU
Blu-Ray Burner LG Blu-Ray burner BH10LS30, 10x,
Sound Card Creative SB X-FI Xtreme Gamer
Ports USB Ports Configuration 12 x USB
Storage Ports Configuration 1 x ATA, 7 x SATA, 1 x eSATA
FireWire Ports Configuration 2 x FireWire"
Network Card Golden Arrow Killer Xeno Pro PCI-E NIC card
OS Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Full Version Sealed
Fans 3 X Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fans
Gaming Mouse Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming mouse (Already have keyboard)
Tools Electronic Precision Tool-Kit (10-Piece)

just a few changes
March 4, 2010 4:35:00 PM

Thanks buddy, unfortunately already ordered components. Guess I really want to know if it'll fit together ok and if there's any other components that should be in there. Also look for UPS system, any recommendations appreciated. ;) 
March 4, 2010 7:48:24 PM

Man teachers don't make that much money, all the teachers at my school drive falling apart rusty toyotas. did you win the lottery?
March 5, 2010 7:41:11 PM

themeth said:
Hi there fellow newcomer. One thing that stuck out at me was the heatsink you will be using. I have not read any good reviews for the v10 (besides that it looks like a truck engine). I would recommend switching that to the Prolimatech Megahalems LGA775/1366 CPU Cooler. One of the best i7 coolers I have read about. Also be sure to buy 2 fans for it (used in a push pull configuration). Also I would apply "Gelid GC-Extreme" as the thermal compound as it has a low viscosity which is helpful on a smooth surfaced heatsink.


Thanks buddy, unfortunately too late to take you up on heatsink advice but will definitely go for gelid gc-extreme.
Moopato, as well as teaching I gamble. Successfully. Money is never a big issue and I'm lucky to have a job.