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1st time building a gaming lcs system.

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March 7, 2012 2:26:25 AM

Hi guys, I just ordered my stuff. Can you guys give me ideas what I should get to make this better? Also, I don't know what led strip/ anything to decorate it. Any ideas/ suggestion would be appreciated .
Part 1
Items Ordered

Intel Core i7-3930K BX80619i73930K Unlocked Processor - Six Core, 12MB L3 Cache, 1.5MB L2 Cache, 3.20 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket R (LGA2011), 130W, No Fan, Retail (I69-3930) 1 $599.99 $599.99



ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF Motherboard - ATX, Socket R (LGA2011), Intel X79 Express, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCI-Express 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI (A455-3156) 1 $329.99 $329.99



Corsair CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 Dominator GT Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-15000, DDR3-1866MHz, 240-pin DIMM, CL9, 1.5V, XMP Ready (C13-8117) 2 $164.99 $329.98



Seagate ST2000DL003 Barracuda Green 2TB Hard Drive - 2TB, 5900 RPM, 64MB, SATA-6Gb/s (TSD-2000AS3) 1 $119.97 $119.97



EVGA 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked Video Card - 1280MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked (E145-0576) 2 $349.99 $699.98



Crucial CT256M4SSD2 m4 2.5" Solid State Drive - 256GB, SATA 6Gb/s (C19-8026) 1 $344.99 $344.99



Thermaltake VN10006W2N Level 10 GT Snow Edition Full Tower Case - ATX, M-ATX, Ext ATX, 4x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 5x Int 3.5", 140mm Fan, 3x 200mm Fans, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA Front Ports (T925-7002) 1 $289.99 $289.99



Cooler Master RSA00-AMBAJ3-US Silent Pro M 1000W Power Supply - ATX, Modular, 1000 Watt, 80+ Bronze Certified, SLI, 135mm Ultra Silent Fan (C283-1230) 1 $174.99 $174.99



AeroCool Touch2000 Fan Controller - 4 Temp, 4 Fan (Q131-4018) 1 $54.99 $54.99





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Total for all Items:
$2,944.87
Shipping & Handling: $67.66
Sales Tax: $0.00

Grand Total: $3,012.53

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Part 2
Samsung C27A750X 27" Class Widescreen Central Station LED Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 2ms, HDMI, VGA, USB (S203-2712) 1 $499.99 $499.99





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Total for all Items:
$499.99
Shipping & Handling: $25.12
Sales Tax: $0.00

Grand Total: $525.11

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Part 3
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Product Description
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XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 Universal CPU / Triple Radiator Water Cooling Kit w/ Free Kill Coil!

Selected Options
Select an Optional LGA 2011 Adapter Set: XSPC LGA 2011 Adapter Set ($3.99)
Select Fluid for Kit: EK Ekoolant - UV Green - 1L ($14.99)
Select Distilled H20 Additives.: FREE IandH KillCoils - Antimicrobial Silver
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$168.97
$168.97

Item Total:
$168.97

Shipping:
$64.80

Tax:
$0.00

Grand Total:
$233.77

Yeah clear tube + green liquid. would 1L be enough for first filling ? i heard people recommend to choose a colored tube and clear liquid :( , just after i place my order.
March 7, 2012 2:31:32 AM

Also, the reason I chose this CPU because my work requires lots of encoding that need high multitask processing.
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March 7, 2012 3:51:43 AM

A couple things:

1) Get a decent PSU. Cooler Master is pretty bad a lot of the time (not always). You really will only use 850W max with Crossfired 7950's or GTX 570's--probably 750W would do. So get an 850W Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX. If you're gonna trust the safety of your system to a PSU (and you have to), get a good one. I guess with water cooling or dual GTX 580's, you may use 950W. Check on that water cooling system's power usage.

2) Don't waste your money on a "superclocked" GPU. You can manually overclock it faster on your own and what's the point of all this cooling if you don't overclock yourself?

3) 3D Monitor. If you're spending $3K and gaming, w/ $500 on a standard HD resolution monitor, why not spend $150 more to get a 3D monitor & kit? Besides, that and multi-screen gaming is the only way to really use more than a single GTX 570 (outside of specifically Crysis 2 & BF3 on Ultra).

4) Upgrade to Kepler when it drops and sell me one of your GTX 570's.

5) Wow...that's a pricey build. Enjoy :) 
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