RAM & Power Supply for LGA 2011

Hello,

I want to buy the specifications below. Can you suggest a good 8 GB RAW & Power Supply for me. please ?!

- Asus Rampage IV Extreme
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
- Intel Core i7-3820

Best Regards,
Q8Xbox
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  1. Ok, let see is this a good & compatible PC spec:

    - Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
    - Intel Core i7-3820
    - Corsair 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 2133 MHz (PC3 17000)
    - eXtreme Power Plus 550W
    - Cooler Master X6 CPU Cooler
    - WD Caviar Black 2TB

    I have two questions:
    1-Is it necessary to buy CPU Cooler or not...?!
    2- Is there any suggestion spec to reduce the total price without changing The Motherboard, CPU & HHD...?!

    Best Regards,
    Q8Xbox
  2. You shouldn't need a CPU cooler just because it comes with a stock fan but if you plan on running your CPU under heavy load I would consider it.
  3. uh, why would u buy sb-e cpu if you ain't gonna sli? the only 'benefit' you get from 3820 over 2600k is extra pci-e lanes which are only useful if you gonna do 3/4-way sli/crossfire, and quad channel ram which has pretty questionable uses (i assume this is a gaming rig since you picked up gtx570)

    note that i put 'benefit' under quotation marks because sb-e chip doesn't include hd graphics, hence no quick sync which is amazing for video encoding

    let's not forget the limited overclocking options on 3820 (dealing with not too flexible bins; getting over 4,3ghz is luck based)

    anyways, what i'm trying to say is that you're much better off with 2500k/2600k; cpu costs less, motherboard costs less, and you can use that cash u save on a better gpu

    edit: oh and if you plan on buying such a high end pc, don't even think about using stock cooler, or atleast don't tell anyone you are

    here's what i'd change to get alot more for the money:

    1) cpu - i7 2600k
    2) mobo - asrock z68 gen3 extreme4 (extreme3 is ~40-50$ cheaper and lacks 3rd pci-e slot, 3rd and 4th usb3.0 ports and 3rd and 4th sata3 ports which are only beneficial to ssd drives, so quite useless if you won't have more than 2 ssds)
    3) gpu - radeon 7870 (same price as gtx570, performs better, draws less power; benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html) or better (r7970 if you want/can afford), since you'll have spare money going down from x79 platform to z68
    4) psu - 650w corsair/xfx/antec (i don't know much about the brand you picked); ~750-800w if you plan on doing sli/crossfire later on
    5) ram - 1600/1866mhz is enough really, corsair is good choice (g.skill/mushkin are viable alternatives)
    6) storage - get an 120/128gb ssd and a couple of 1tb wdc black drives - more drives = bigger lung capacity if you get what i'm saying (less bottlenecking on data transfering)
    7) cpu cooler - a) coolermaster hyper 212 evo -best bang for your buck; b) noctua nh-d14 - best performance air cooler on the market (at double the price)
  4. Soda-88 said:
    uh, why would u buy sb-e cpu if you ain't gonna sli? the only 'benefit' you get from 3820 over 2600k is extra pci-e lanes which are only useful if you gonna do 3/4-way sli/crossfire, and quad channel ram which has pretty questionable uses (i assume this is a gaming rig since you picked up gtx570)

    note that i put 'benefit' under quotation marks because sb-e chip doesn't include hd graphics, hence no quick sync which is amazing for video encoding

    let's not forget the limited overclocking options on 3820 (dealing with not too flexible bins; getting over 4,3ghz is luck based)

    anyways, what i'm trying to say is that you're much better off with 2500k/2600k; cpu costs less, motherboard costs less, and you can use that cash u save on a better gpu

    edit: oh and if you plan on buying such a high end pc, don't even think about using stock cooler, or atleast don't tell anyone you are

    here's what i'd change to get alot more for the money:

    1) cpu - i7 2600k
    2) mobo - asrock z68 gen3 extreme4 (extreme3 is ~40-50$ cheaper and lacks 3rd pci-e slot, 3rd and 4th usb3.0 ports and 3rd and 4th sata3 ports which are only beneficial to ssd drives, so quite useless if you won't have more than 2 ssds)
    3) gpu - radeon 7870 (same price as gtx570, performs better, draws less power; benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html) or better (r7970 if you want/can afford), since you'll have spare money going down from x79 platform to z68
    4) psu - 650w corsair/xfx/antec (i don't know much about the brand you picked); ~750-800w if you plan on doing sli/crossfire later on
    5) ram - 1600/1866mhz is enough really, corsair is good choice (g.skill/mushkin are viable alternatives)
    6) storage - get an 120/128gb ssd and a couple of 1tb wdc black drives - more drives = bigger lung capacity if you get what i'm saying (less bottlenecking on data transfering)
    7) cpu cooler - a) coolermaster hyper 212 evo -best bang for your buck; b) noctua nh-d14 - best performance air cooler on the market (at double the price)

    if its only for gaming, i'd change the i7 to an i5 2500k
  5. ^ hyper threading comes in handy if you fraps/stream and 2600k will probably outlast 2500k by atleast a year

    besides op seems to be sitting on quite a hefty budget since he planned on chucking out $450 on just a motherboard
  6. he hasn't mentioned that he's going to record at all, and $100 seems like a lot of money for an upgrade that won't make that much of a difference unless he does
  7. Q8Xbox said:
    Ok, let see is this a good & compatible PC spec:

    - Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
    - Intel Core i7-3820
    - Corsair 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 2133 MHz (PC3 17000)
    - eXtreme Power Plus 550W
    - Cooler Master X6 CPU Cooler
    - WD Caviar Black 2TB

    I have two questions:
    1-Is it necessary to buy CPU Cooler or not...?!
    2- Is there any suggestion spec to reduce the total price without changing The Motherboard, CPU & HHD...?!

    Best Regards,
    Q8Xbox


    mobo is highly overpriced and has unnecessary features.instead of LGA2011 with a slower gpu it's better to get 1155 with 7970.
    8gb is more than enough for gaming as well as multi tasking.
    psu is complete crap.xfx 550w is a way better choice.

    better option as you are building a new rig,close this thread and make another one in systems section.
    tell me your max budget and fill this-
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  8. Thanks guys for the advice. I appreciate your help...

    Ok, how about this spec:
    - Asus P8 Z68-V Pro
    - Intel i7-2600k
    - Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB)
    - WD HHD 2TB
    - Corsair Professional Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Certified
    - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

    Best Regards,
    Q8Xbox
  9. looks alot better when it comes to price/performance ratio

    you should consider getting an ssd to go along with the hdd if you can afford, it's ridiculous how much more responsive your system is with it
  10. Q8Xbox said:
    Thanks guys for the advice. I appreciate your help...

    Ok, how about this spec:
    - Asus P8 Z68-V Pro
    - Intel i7-2600k
    - Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB)
    - WD HHD 2TB
    - Corsair Professional Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Certified
    - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

    Best Regards,
    Q8Xbox


    wise choice.2500k>2600k for gaming.
    wait for 7870.it's newer,cooler,less power hungry and faster than a gtx 570.
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