About to order this off DigitalStorm but i want you guys to do a once over. Main purpose for this comp. is gaming (maxing out).
1. Will the Noctua NH-D14 keep my comp under 70c when under full load? Computer will be around 4.3ghz.
2.Can i trust digital storm to put a good PSU in. Im going with their brand.
3. Is the build good? do i need things, dont need things, etc.
4. I will Eventualy sli 2 gtx580's. Will this build alow that, PSU req. space etc.
I know building it yourself is cheaper. Ive been busy and dont feel like building it, just playing it.
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Intel P67 Chipset) (New & Improved B3 Revision Without SATA 3G Issue)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance)
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Certified (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Highly Recommended)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Hitachi/Seagate (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
H20 Tube Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With Zalman Performance Fans (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Green)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Pre-Install Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: Microsoft SideWinder X6 Wired Keyboard
Mouse: Cooler Master Sentinel Advance Gaming Mouse (High-Speed Gaming Grade)
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
You can build one yourself, save money, learn how to work on pcs, expand your knowledge all at same time lol.
Buying premade pcs or built4you pcs from sites costs extra money and doesn't teach you were your parts go and how to put them in or take them out.
My brother paid like $200 to get his pc put together and the guy completely put the case together and managed to put the HDD in the hardest to take out trays in the Raven 02 case... I wish I knew how he managed to put them in there without taking the whole case apart prior... o wait he did take it apart prior! xD
I know i hate having someone build it,but i would rather have DS build it. Like i said im just super busy with school. Just dont want to spend money and not put it together. with a prebuilt i can just hop on and go
(1) CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz Why? Even with good cooling electromigration is going to eventually kill your cpu. Why not start with a 2600K, use it's larger cache for the slight performance boost it gets and overclock to a more reasonable 10-15%? Stock on 2500K is 3.3GHz. Then in 2 years when your system is becoming more mainstream you can OC the heck out of it and not care when it burns up. aside: Good cooling will help reduce the power consumption of OC, however the power required to keep the CPU going at 4.4GHz is going to be large. Just look at video cards power consumption when OC'd. The same effect applies to CPUs. Your MB advertises 2X cpu power to cover this effect. (OK, I'm done whining. Neat system. Neat OC. I OC my video, don't care if it fails.).
(2) The only change I'd recommend is using RAID disk drives for better boot and load times. You can do this yourself later, but should be fairly cheap to have the factory add another drive and set up raid 0 (striping for performance). You should see noticeable improvements in boot time and stage load times. Be bad if little bro's wimp system with fast disk loads levels faster and is ready to go before your monster.
(3) buy a kill-a-watt meter from amazon for $20. And then post he power consumption with two 580s and an OC CPU. Should be impressive. Aside (not from my system): "I just stress-tested with FurMark 1.9.0 my EVGA GTX 580 SC, overclocked at 900MHz with a Vcore (or VDDC or GPU voltage) of 1.100V. At first glance, the card was stable, no visual artifacts, a very high GPU temperature (96°C) with an insane power consumption: 385W for the card alone! " http://www.geeks3d.com/20110215/evga-geforce-gtx-580-su... With no OC TDP on 580 is 250 watts. Big OC and high temp drives it to 385. With two 580 air cooled you will have high temps. So 500 to 600 watts for video plus whatever for your OC CPU uses. You will be one of the few people who has a 1000W psu to actually push it. Especially if your room temp gets high as you dump heat into the air. (PSU performance generally drops with rise in temp. Some cheap brands the drop is extreme above 25C).