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January 3, 2011 11:16:08 PM

Overclocked CPU
OverClocked Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-980X (3.33GHz @ max 4.00GHz)

Motherboard
ASUS® RAMPAGE III EXTREME: 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX, SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0

Memory (RAM)
12GB KINGSTON HYPER-X T1 TRI-DDR3 2000MHz, X.M.P (3 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
2GB ATI RADEON™ HD5870 - 6 mDP - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 6 Capable

2nd Graphics Card
2GB ATI RADEON™ HD5870 - 6 mDP - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 6 Capable

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
2TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
12x BLU-RAY RE-WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW

Sound Card
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Titanium - Fatal1ty Champion Series

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence

Monitor
IIYAMA E2710HDS 27" WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D HD 1920x1080

Keyboard & Mouse
Logitech® G19 Gaming Keyboard with Gamepanel LCD Display

Mouse
Logitech® G9x Laser Gaming Mouse

Speakers
LOGITECH Z-5500 Digital 5.1 THX-certified digital surround
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January 3, 2011 11:31:04 PM

That is awesome dude, $10,000? lol
January 3, 2011 11:37:22 PM

omnisome said:
That is awesome dude, $10,000? lol


Just under £4000 so around $6000
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January 4, 2011 12:01:39 AM

Hi extreme184 and welcome to Tom's forum.

1- I can't see a PSU.
2- Non a SSD? Come on, if you have $1K for a CPU, you have $300 for a good SSD
3- What cooler?
4- I'd go with a different RAM manufacturer.
January 4, 2011 12:13:35 AM

saint19 said:
Hi extreme184 and welcome to Tom's forum.

1- I can't see a PSU.
2- Non a SSD? Come on, if you have $1K for a CPU, you have $300 for a good SSD
3- What cooler?
4- I'd go with a different RAM manufacturer.


Power Supply
CORSAIR 1200W PRO SERIES GOLD (AX1200) 80+ MODULAR PSU

Processor Cooling
COOLIT ECO C240 A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER)

Thermal Paste
ARCTIC COOLING MX-3 HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
160GB Intel® X25-M 2.5" SSD (34nm / upto 250MB/sR | 100MB/sW)

How about now?
January 4, 2011 12:29:32 AM

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Stuff that 5870. Get two or 6950. 2gb versions flash them to 6970s.
Or get the Gtx580 1 or 2 your choice.

Where's your case?


OK I'll show everything if you want, updated with all of your helpful suggestions:


Case
COOLERMASTER HAF-X FULL TOWER GAMING CASE

Overclocked CPU
OverClocked Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-980X (3.33GHz @ max 4.00GHz)

Motherboard
ASUS® RAMPAGE III EXTREME: 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX, SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0

Memory (RAM)
12GB KINGSTON HYPER-X T1 TRI-DDR3 2000MHz, X.M.P (3 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
2GB AMD RADEON™ HD6970 - 2 DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

2nd Graphics Card
2GB AMD RADEON™ HD6970 - 2 DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

3rd Graphics Card
NONE

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
160GB Intel® X25-M 2.5" SSD (34nm / upto 250MB/sR | 100MB/sW)

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
12x BLU-RAY RE-WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£90)

Power Supply
CORSAIR 1200W PRO SERIES GOLD (AX1200) 80+ MODULAR PSU (£209)

Processor Cooling
COOLIT ECO C240 A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£105)

Thermal Paste
ARCTIC COOLING MX-3 HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)

Sound Card
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Titanium - Fatal1ty Champion Series (£149)

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£147)

Office Software
Microsoft® Office Pro 2010 (Incl Disc & 1 License for 2 devices) (£339)

Anti-Virus
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL

Monitor
IIYAMA E2710HDS 27" WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D HD 1920x1080 (£239)

Keyboard & Mouse
Logitech® G19 Gaming Keyboard with Gamepanel LCD Display (£129)

Mouse
Logitech® G9x Laser Gaming Mouse (£64)

Speakers
LOGITECH Z-5500 Digital 5.1 THX-certified digital surround (£249)
January 4, 2011 12:47:57 AM

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May I suggest this HAF X Instead

COOLER MASTER HAF X nVidia Edition w/ GPU Duct fan
http://bit.ly/fMVIyA

Drop that thermal compound take the Artic Cooling Mx 4 thermal compound

Drop that mobo

ASUS Rampage III CF/SLI 16x,8x,8x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

Take this one. Drop the soundcard aswell a the SupremeFX X-Fi 2 sound card comes with the Asus Mobo


How about this case:

COOLERMASTER COSMOS 1000 SILVER SILENT CASE
January 4, 2011 12:53:02 AM

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Just one question why watercooling? Do you know the maintenance that goes with it. Almost like maintaining a fish tank


It comes free if I buy certain stuff with it but yeah it can be a bloody pain at times lol
January 4, 2011 1:25:36 AM

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Then your resolution. two Radeon HD 6950 in Crossfire will outperform both two GTX 570 in SLI and two GTX 580 in SLI at 5760 x 1080 (8x AA, Ultra Settings)


Thanks for all of your help man.

I really appreciate it. I hope your rewarded somehow lol
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January 4, 2011 11:11:42 AM

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Processor Cooling
COOLIT ECO C240 A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£105)


Entry level LCS, IMO not good for your rig.
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