Need help with new build monster

I am building a new system which will consist from Asus Rampage x 79, I7 3960x, either Gforce 690 or 1 680 later followed by another 680, 2 *250gb SSD's Crucial or similar, Segate Baracuda 3tb, Crosair vengence 1600 4*4GB or 8*4 (need advice on that as don't think that I would be able to use 32gb fully, so it seems like wasted money), case NZXT 800 (or any other, I am open to suggestions), have not decided on the PSU as am not certain how much power will I need. And now for the hard part - how to keep it all cooled? Would it be possible to do it with fans or a cooling system would work better? Which parts to go for in terms of case, fans and CS? All suggestions will be appreciated. I already have 3960x and the Segate HDD. The Pc will be used for games, video and data editing. If my calculations are right, Gforce 690 consumes less power than 2*680's. If I will go for 690 I could instal another one later and have them both running on PCI 3.0 16*16, or because they have 2 GPU's each GPU will run on on 8? :heink:
If I am not misstaken I will ned aproximately 1200-1300 PSU? Can anyone comment on this?
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  1. Good luck finding a 690 man. Two 680's should be most sufficient.

    As for cooling, you'd definitely want water.

    Having that much RAM wont hurt considering your doing video editing depending on how heavily you use the programs?

    also what is your budget?
  2. CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014
  3. www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653
  4. MadBunny said:
    I am building a new system which will consist from Asus Rampage x 79, I7 3960x, either Gforce 690 or 1 680 later followed by another 680, 2 *250gb SSD's Crucial or similar, Segate Baracuda 3tb, Crosair vengence 1600 4*4GB or 8*4 (need advice on that as don't think that I would be able to use 32gb fully, so it seems like wasted money), case NZXT 800 (or any other, I am open to suggestions), have not decided on the PSU as am not certain how much power will I need. And now for the hard part - how to keep it all cooled? Would it be possible to do it with fans or a cooling system would work better? Which parts to go for in terms of case, fans and CS? All suggestions will be appreciated. I already have 3960x and the Segate HDD. The Pc will be used for games, video and data editing. If my calculations are right, Gforce 690 consumes less power than 2*680's. If I will go for 690 I could instal another one later and have them both running on PCI 3.0 16*16, or because they have 2 GPU's each GPU will run on on 8? :heink:
    If I am not misstaken I will ned aproximately 1200-1300 PSU? Can anyone comment on this?



    PSU: Seasonic x-1250 Gold http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151109

    RAM: If your video editing is medium to high, the more the better. G.Skills 32 GB 94 x 8GB), which is $30 more at $230 than the 4GB sticks. But it releases 4 bays for RAM upgrade, if you use Asus Rampage 4 Extreme. If you choose, ASRock Extreme 4, please go for 32 GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3 1600. Either case, if you like, you may choose half of 32 GB and add later.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006656&isNodeId=1&Description=G.Skills+Ripjaws+DDR3+1600+32gb&x=0&y=0


    Mobo: Asus Rampage IV extreme at $430...This would get you 64 GB DDR3, if you require in future for videos.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151109

    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157282

    GPU: You will have a tough time finding eVGA GTX 680 or 690. Please note that video editing/rendering, you may need to look at Quadros or Radeon (through OpenCL/GL platform). In general, video editing/rendering is more of power, speed and RAM unless you take the GPU rendering route. The Adobe's MPE likes quadros.

    SSDs: Crucial M4 or Samsung 830.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Description=corsair%20m4%20256%20gb&bop=And&SecondSearch=1&Order=PRICED&PageSize=20

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=samsung%20830%20ssd&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=20

    Cooling: Corsair H100 or Noctua NH-D14 or Cooler Master RR H612. If air cooling, I would take RR 612 as the temp control difference is hardly significant.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&Tpk=corsair%20h100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103106&Tpk=Cooler%20Master%20H612
  5. You'll need win7-64 pro or ultimate to use more than 16GB ram.

    Good luck on your build!
  6. CrestfallenDesign said:
    Good luck finding a 690 man. Two 680's should be most sufficient.

    As for cooling, you'd definitely want water.

    Having that much RAM wont hurt considering your doing video editing depending on how heavily you use the programs?

    also what is your budget?


    It's not on the budget but more on performance side.
  7. THE UNKNOWN said:
    www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653


    Why not NZXT 800? How is coolermaster better?
  8. So from PSU i have a choice of:

    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200
    Seasonic x-1250 Gold

    Cases:

    HAF X coolermasteer
    NZXT 800

    Cooling:

    Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK
    CORSAIR H100
    Zalman CNPS12X

    Sugestions please and reasoning
  9. MadBunny said:
    So from PSU i have a choice of:

    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200
    Seasonic x-1250 Gold

    Cases:

    HAF X coolermasteer
    NZXT 800

    Cooling:

    Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK
    CORSAIR H100
    Zalman CNPS12X

    Sugestions please and reasoning


    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200

    HAF X coolermasteer

    H100 [ Liquid ]
  10. I'd have to disagree. i prefer seasonic PSU's over pretty much every other brand because of their reliability, they just nail it every product.

    I also prefer NZXT over Coolermaster try having a look at a switch case, they look brilliant and they've won multiple awards for great design especially in watercooling circumstances.

    and i'd suggest a custom WC kit to maximize cooling performace considering you're getting good parts.
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