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April 18, 2012 6:53:58 AM

Hi Everyone,

I would appreciate it if some of you knowledgeable folk out there could comment on these parts that I'm about to order for my first time build. This will be a primarily work computer - sketchup, some autocad, large excel sheets, etc. I want something that is quick. Any comments welcome

Thanks heaps

- Mick


1 x 16011614 - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Case - 3x 5.25" & 4x 3.5"/2.5" Drive Bays - 7 Expansion Slots - 2x USB 3.0 - Cooling Fans - Steel & Plastic - Black (CC-9011014-WW)

1 x 19010235 - Intel Core i7 3930K Desktop Processor - 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Mode) - Six Core with HyperThreading - Socket LGA 2011 - 130W TDP - 6x 256KB L2 / 12MB L3 Cache - 32nm - Sandy Bridge-E - No Cooling Heatsink/Fan - Retail (BX80619I73930K)

1 x 18030280 - Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High Performance CPU Cooler - 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 & AM3/AM2 Compatible - 1x 120mm Cooling Fan Included (CWCH60)

1 x 28023651 - Asus P9X79 Motherboard - Intel LGA 2011, Intel X79 Chipset, 8x DDR3, 3x PCI-E 3.0, GbLAN, 8ch, RAID, USB3, SATA3, Quad-GPU SLI & CrossFireX, FireWire, ATX (P9X79)

1 x 37140946 - Corsair Vengeance Red 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 - Quad Channel - 1866MHz - CL9 Latency - 1.5V - Intel XMP 1.3 Support - Compatible With Intel and AMD Dual Channel DDR3 Platforms (CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R)

1 x 42050951 - EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SuperClock Edition - 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 - 797MHz GPU - 4050MHz Memory - PCI-E 2.0 x16 - PhysX - CUDA - DX11 - 2 x DVI-DL - 1 x Mini HDMI - 4 Way SLI-Ready (015-P3-1582-KR)

1 x 22140519 - Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SATA 3 Solid State Hard Drive - 2.5" - 550MB Read / 520MB/s Write (CSSD-F240GB3-BK)

1 x 22040466 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 64MB Hard Drive (HDD) (ST1000DM003)

1 x 17040302 - Lite-On iHAS324 Internal Optical Drive - 24x12x8x /24x12x6x/12x + 48x24x48x, DVD±RW, CD±RW - SATA - Retail

1 x 34040667 - Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 850W Power Supply - ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 - Fully Modular - 80+ Gold Certified - SLI & CrossFire Ready - 120mm Cooling Fan (CMPSU-850AXAU)

1 x 39090359 - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - DVD - SP1 - 64-Bit - OEM (FQC-04649)

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April 18, 2012 7:04:03 AM

grab 2x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm to replace the stock H60 fans.

they are ultra quite and move ALOT more air across the RAD
otherwise looks good.
April 18, 2012 9:06:01 AM

HugoStiglitz said:
grab 2x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm to replace the stock H60 fans.

they are ultra quite and move ALOT more air across the RAD
otherwise looks good.


I was keen to keep the rig quiet, what are those fans like... also doesn't the h60 just have one fan?

what about the RAM, I wasn't sure what speed to get, in case I overclock later on

thanks

- Mick
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April 18, 2012 10:55:34 AM


OK, sorry guys, here's my info. As before any info appreciated...

thanks

- Mick

Approximate Purchase Date: 20 April 2012

Budget Range: $4,000 AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Work Computer: Sketchup, AutoCAD Civil3D, Excel programming/big spreadsheets. No gaming to speak of.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.mwave.com.au

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None really - just good quality, prefer as small a case as practical

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: (2 monitors, 24" 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: Quiet and fast is good



Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Case - 3x 5.25" & 4x 3.5"/2.5" Drive Bays - 7 Expansion Slots - 2x USB 3.0 - Cooling Fans - Steel & Plastic - Black (CC-9011014-WW)
1 x 16011614 - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Case - 3x 5.25" & 4x 3.5"/2.5" Drive Bays - 7 Expansion Slots - 2x USB 3.0 - Cooling Fans - Steel & Plastic - Black (CC-9011014-WW)

Intel Core i7 3930K Desktop Processor - 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Mode) - Six Core with HyperThreading - Socket LGA 2011 - 130W TDP - 6x 256KB L2 / 12MB L3 Cache - 32nm - Sandy Bridge-E - No Cooling Heatsink/Fan - Retail (BX80619I73930K)
1 x 19010235 - Intel Core i7 3930K Desktop Processor - 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Mode) - Six Core with HyperThreading - Socket LGA 2011 - 130W TDP - 6x 256KB L2 / 12MB L3 Cache - 32nm - Sandy Bridge-E - No Cooling Heatsink/Fan - Retail (BX80619I73930K)

Asus P9X79 Motherboard - Intel LGA 2011, Intel X79 Chipset, 8x DDR3, 3x PCI-E 3.0, GbLAN, 8ch, RAID, USB3, SATA3, Quad-GPU SLI & CrossFireX, FireWire, ATX (P9X79)
1 x 28023651 - Asus P9X79 Motherboard - Intel LGA 2011, Intel X79 Chipset, 8x DDR3, 3x PCI-E 3.0, GbLAN, 8ch, RAID, USB3, SATA3, Quad-GPU SLI & CrossFireX, FireWire, ATX (P9X79)

Corsair Vengeance Red 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 - Quad Channel - 1866MHz - CL9 Latency - 1.5V - Intel XMP 1.3 Support - Compatible With Intel and AMD Dual Channel DDR3 Platforms (CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R)
1 x 37140946 - Corsair Vengeance Red 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 - Quad Channel - 1866MHz - CL9 Latency - 1.5V - Intel XMP 1.3 Support - Compatible With Intel and AMD Dual Channel DDR3 Platforms (CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R)

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SuperClock Edition - 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 - 797MHz GPU - 4050MHz Memory - PCI-E 2.0 x16 - PhysX - CUDA - DX11 - 2 x DVI-DL - 1 x Mini HDMI - 4 Way SLI-Ready (015-P3-1582-KR)
1 x 42050951 - EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SuperClock Edition - 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 - 797MHz GPU - 4050MHz Memory - PCI-E 2.0 x16 - PhysX - CUDA - DX11 - 2 x DVI-DL - 1 x Mini HDMI - 4 Way SLI-Ready (015-P3-1582-KR)

Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SATA 3 Solid State Hard Drive - 2.5" - 550MB Read / 520MB/s Write (CSSD-F240GB3-BK)
1 x 22140519 - Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SATA 3 Solid State Hard Drive - 2.5" - 550MB Read / 520MB/s Write (CSSD-F240GB3-BK)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 64MB Hard Drive (HDD) (ST1000DM003)
1 x 22040466 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 64MB Hard Drive (HDD) (ST1000DM003)

Lite-On iHAS324 Internal Optical Drive - 24x12x8x /24x12x6x/12x + 48x24x48x, DVD±RW, CD±RW - SATA - Retail
1 x 17040302 - Lite-On iHAS324 Internal Optical Drive - 24x12x8x /24x12x6x/12x + 48x24x48x, DVD±RW, CD±RW - SATA - Retail

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 850W Power Supply - ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 - Fully Modular - 80+ Gold Certified - SLI & CrossFire Ready - 120mm Cooling Fan (CMPSU-850AXAU)
1 x 34040667 - Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 850W Power Supply - ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 - Fully Modular - 80+ Gold Certified - SLI & CrossFire Ready - 120mm Cooling Fan (CMPSU-850AXAU)

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High Performance CPU Cooler - 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 & AM3/AM2 Compatible - 1x 120mm Cooling Fan Included (CWCH60)
1 x 18030280 - Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High Performance CPU Cooler - 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 & AM3/AM2 Compatible - 1x 120mm Cooling Fan Included (CWCH60)

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - DVD - SP1 - 64-Bit - OEM (FQC-04649)
April 18, 2012 10:58:44 AM

hellfire24 said:
your build is unbalanced(3930k with 580??).you give us the required info by filling this from so that we can suggest you a better build-
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

Hellfire24, I'm not sure what you mean by unbalanced, I was thinking both the i7-3930 and gtx580 were both pretty much at the top end? Is that right?

thanks

- Mick
April 18, 2012 11:09:56 AM

i wanted to say that you have a very powerful 6-core cpu(which is a big overkill) and paired it with a discontinued card??yes gtx 580 production is stopped.for $4k,you can easily fir 680 SLi and 3930k.
April 18, 2012 11:26:08 AM

hellfire24 said:
i wanted to say that you have a very powerful 6-core cpu(which is a big overkill) and paired it with a discontinued card??yes gtx 580 production is stopped.for $4k,you can easily fir 680 SLi and 3930k.


OK, I get you... I was looking at http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html, so thought it was pretty much the ducks nuts. To be honest, until a day or so ago, I was thinking I needed a Quadro 2000 for my type of work, but reading bits and pieces on the net was swinging me towards a consumer graphics card. I guess with the 3930 I'm trying to future proof the machine a bit. What's your recommendation?

thanks

- Mick
April 18, 2012 11:42:48 AM

you can easily fit a 3930k and 680 SLi(as i said earlier) and with this setup you will have one of the best gaming experience.
April 18, 2012 11:47:01 AM

change your ssd from corsair to Intel 510 or something or samsung 830 or crucial m4 those at bigger capacity. go grab some g.skill ripjaws Z 8x8gb 54gb 1866 or something for ram, so far they are stable on all my system. I've used corsair ram too but not on my x79 as in my local they are 50$ more expensive (those at the malls)

western digital caviar black 2tb 7200rpm 64mb cache or samsungspinpoint 1tb (iknow also by seagate something)

gtx680 SLI EVGA if you canmake use of their lifetime stuff, sli them for better performance.

and use seasonicx-1050 1050W 80plus gold. and yes I know 850W 80plus gold is enough but most people don't know it's quite packed (not talking about the watts but more on the A's side) but if you ain't going that side a nice old 850W seasonic 80plus gold should be sweet.

for case I would like a tj11 from SS but depends on your taste.

ditch pro and go ultimate (well just for epicness)

I also have a 3930K workstation system besides my 3960x, but I'm using almost the same, as what I said except I'm using the Xtreme mobo and a level 10 gt. cooling wise it's great, specially since it's really hot here. even after having 3 aircon at max cooling, and my room temp is still hitting 26c-33c (no snow here folk).

I had a quadro 5000 single one, and I made a thread here few hours ago if I shuold get another quadro or get the 6gb quadro, but well last checked no reply i'll check later and see.

quadro works wonder but the gtx680 is not so bad (still not buying a 680 but got a zotac and palit 680 for test) 850W is great for sli but well you would be talking with less headroom.
April 18, 2012 12:48:52 PM

hellfire24 said:
you can easily fit a 3930k and 680 SLi(as i said earlier) and with this setup you will have one of the best gaming experience.

It won't be for gaming, just work... so not thinking of 2 video cards. I understand that a single 680 'should' be better than a single 580, but the link I posted indicates minimal difference.... why?
April 18, 2012 1:00:09 PM

Man there's a bit in all this..

"change your ssd" - OK, I'll have a look at this, but was thinking the SSD for system/programs and then standard HDD for data. My current system only has 120Gb in system and programs, so I figured a 240Gb SSD would be ample.

"go grab some g.skill ripjaws Z 8x8gb 54gb 1866".

OK good tip, I'll check the price.

"850W 80plus gold is enough but most people don't know it's quite packed (not talking about the watts but more on the A's side) but if you ain't going that side a nice old 850W seasonic 80plus gold should be sweet."

Packed? I don't follow you.

"tj11 from SS" - too big, too much $


So what do you use your quadro(s) for? and how do they compare to the gtx680?

thanks


April 18, 2012 3:04:45 PM

Man there's a bit in all this..

"change your ssd" - OK, I'll have a look at this, but was thinking the SSD for system/programs and then standard HDD for data. My current system only has 120Gb in system and programs, so I figured a 240Gb SSD would be ample.

= was talking about the brand, as crucial m4/intel 510/samsung 830 at least on those ssd are more reliable as with your system your looking at reliability, but of course there are 240gbs out there on those brands.

"go grab some g.skill ripjaws Z 8x8gb 54gb 1866".

OK good tip, I'll check the price.

=this one i mean 64gb ahahaha typo

"850W 80plus gold is enough but most people don't know it's quite packed (not talking about the watts but more on the A's side) but if you ain't going that side a nice old 850W seasonic 80plus gold should be sweet."

Packed? I don't follow you.

=this one is for sli 680(at least on those gpu who eat that much a's) but for a single card even a 520@ seasonic 80plus bronze is great btw right now in newegg I just saw a corsair cx600W for 49.99$ after rebate and with 15% off promo code.

"tj11 from SS" - too big, too much $


So what do you use your quadro(s) for? and how do they compare to the gtx680?

thanks



well for now I don't have any gtx680 it's very over priced here at my local stores at 600-690 $ if converted with only 1 year warranty on all brands. but since your not gaming, and on my system using quadro, so far it performs really well, nothing to complain about. just fast and great.

actually i manage to get my hands on gtx680 zotac and palit, but didn't stay on my hands that long only manage to test them on gaming bench
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