New to this OC community and thought I'd take a dive with this system I'll be building within the next 5months or so. My budget was around $3200USD but it might be more now.
Just looking for any obvious incompatible parts/suggestions and ideas.
This will be a new full system. Monitors, Keyboard, Mouse, and Tower. My basic idea going into this was a water-cooled system (GPU's and CPU). Memory and all else air cooled via 120mm fans. Intel I7 was a must along with Win7 and 12GB of ram.
1 45 Degree Barb (GPU intake) and 2 Y-Barbs UV Blue (Split off pump and Join after Rad's into the Reservoir)
3/8 ID Tubing UV Blue
PrimoChill ICE Non-Conductive Liquid Cooling Fluid- UV Blue
2 Cold Cathode UV Tubes
I might Throw in a Northbridge/Memory coolers in at later date.
I won't bore you with the peripherals. What do you guys think so far? Will be mainly using this machine to play a few games and mainly play 2-3 Clients of Eve Online maxed settings at the same time.
If any of this matters,
- 1000W psu is unnecessary, 750W is fine
- 3-boxing an MMO would be better served by a 6-core processor.
- HD is too slow - want 2TB WD instead.
- If you are going GTX 460, at least go 1 GB for MMOs
Forget water cooling... get an h50 corsair, i7 930, 2 GTX 480s.
There are air coolers that are better than the h50. Also for my application of water cooling and overclocking the GPU and CPU a traditional water cooled system will be much much better (I like to be really really sure everything runs cool).
Will your proposed build out perform my suggestion? I think not. Why pay more for less performance? H50 has a small footprint. I get 63c load overclocked to 3.6ghz with an i7 930. The money spent on your watercooling will be better spent on GTX 480s or more monitors. Get the 480s THEN get water cooling down the road. Don't put lipstick on a pig. http://www.youtube.com/user/atieyefinity
that shows a 980X OC'd to 4GHz running Furmark on 2x460 drawing 480W at the wall. Deduct 10% for efficiency and add back 50W-60W to allow driving the 980X at max, and you get ~485W PSU draw. A 750W psu is PLENTY, and 1000W is overkill, as I said.
Thanks all I will go with a single GPU for now. In my budget I have 2 22" LCD's factored in. i have no use for more than 2 (I use three 20" LCD's at work and find as too much space at times. I just prefer 2 and alt tabbing). The reason I want to go with 1000w is that I will eventually try out 3 way sli with a physics card (with a fully overclocked system) and 3 independent water cooled loops just as an experiment. I'm using 1/2 of my PTO from work that I have accrued over the years so it practically a free build lol. I have never built an "overkill" system and I'd to give it a try. A good friend of mine just purchased a water jet so I'm gonna get a custom case made.