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May 20, 2012 5:08:26 PM

Hi,

I'm custom building a gaming pc from avadirect and I do not know if everything if compatible (I don't know much about computers) I called them and their sales team picked up (who know even less then me about computers) and they tell me to speak to their tech rep. Who's always busy speaking to other customers. Anyway I was wondering if there are some people out there who could tell me if everything is compatible.

Specs;


Tower Case: NZXT Phantom Red Full Tower Case, EATX, 7 slots, No PSU, Steel/Plastic


Power Supply: SILVERSTONE Strider ST1500 Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 1500W, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, Four 6-pin + Four 8-pin PCIe


Processor: INTEL Core i7-3960X Extreme Six-Core, 3.3 - 3.9GHz, 15MB Cache Extreme Overclocking 20% and up.


Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, LGA2011, Intel® X79, DDR3-2400 (O.C.) 64GB /8, PCIe x16 SLI CF /4+1*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 3Gb/s /4, USB 3.0 /8, HDA, BT, GbLAN, EATX


DDR3 Memory: CORSAIR 64GB (8 x 8GB) Vengeance PC3-15000 DDR3 1866MHz.


Video Cards: DUAL EVGA GeForce® GTX 690 915MHz, 4GB GDDR5 6008MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 3x DVI + mini-DP, OEM.


Sound Card: HT OMEGA Claro Halo XT Sound Card w/ Hi-Fi Headphone Amplifier, 7.1 channels, 24-bit 192KHz, PCI


6 Hard Drives: (1,2,3,4,5 and 6) INTEL 480GB 520 Series SSD, MLC SandForce SF-2281, 550/520 MB/s, 2.5-Inch w/ 3.5-Inch Bracket, SATA 6 Gb/s


Raid Configuration: Raid 0


SATA Raid Controllers: 3WARE 9650SE-4LPML SATA II RAID Controller, 4 ports, Levels 0/1/10/5, 256MB DDR2 cache, PCIe x4, Full-height/Low-profile


Floppy Drives and Card Readers: XIGMATEK 75 in 1 Card Reader, Black/Silver 3.5" Bay, USB


DVD Burner Drives: PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA


DVD Optical Drives: PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA


Network Cards: Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100 Network Card, 400MHz NPU, 10/100/1000 Mbps, 128MB DDR2, PCIe x1


Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry LX Black Aluminum Dual Bay Fan Controller, 5-Channel Fan Controller, 5.25" Bay


Operating Systems (1 and 2): MICROSOFT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM


Monitor: ASUS VG278H Black LCD Monitor, 27" Full HD, 1920x1080, 0.311mm, 300cd/m², 2ms, 120Hz, VGA/DVI/HDMI, w/ 3D Vision


Keyboard: RAZER BlackWidow™ Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ 5 Function Keys, Wired, USB


Mouse: MAD CATZ R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse, 5600dpi, 2.4GHz Wireless, USB 2.0


Speakers: PEACHTREE AUDIO Nova Stereo Amplifier w/ DS5.5 High-End Bookshelf Speakers




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May 20, 2012 5:18:17 PM

Everything its Compatible, Damn, its a nice system.
Anonymous
May 20, 2012 5:22:35 PM

it is SO overkill for *just* gaming; that is a very good VIDEO EDITING machine.
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May 20, 2012 5:40:48 PM

What about the nzxt sentry fan controller is it compatible with my current case
May 20, 2012 6:04:26 PM

You could cut the price in half w/o affecting performance in any observable way.

64 GB will do absolutely nothing for gaming....more than 16 wont be used and will negatively affect your overclock. The 3930 OC will come damn close to the 3960's

You gonna spend that much on a box, it should be out in case that is both feature rich and aesthetically pleasing. Feature wise, the Level 10GT stands alone.

You have 8 fan connectors on the MoBo > Just what is left for the Sentry LX ( a real crappy controller BTW) to do ?

Not a fan of dual GPU cards ... tho I havent seen benchies comparing two 690's versus 3 680's I can tell you how it worked out last time around.

One 580 = 616 fps
Two 580s = 953 fps
One 580s = 1030 fps

One 590 = 881 fps
Two 580s = 982 fps

As you can see, the 2nd 590 added just 100 fps (11%) while adding 100% to the cost.....the three 580s were a better buy w/ better performance.

RAID 0 SSD's will have no impact on game performance.....also lose 1 drive and lose everything.

Two opticals really serve no purpose w/ available storage options.

I have seen no observable difference with the bigfoot than w/ the on board Rampage ethernet

I see no reason for BitLocker (Windows Ultimate's only feature over Pro) on a gaming box. This is only $3,533 w/o Monitor(s)....add $520 for 3rd card.


Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 8 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 285 - Corsair AX1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 995 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - Free - Intel Core i7-3930k Included w/ MoBo
Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 140 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 520 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-680-asus...
GFX - $ 520 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP Same
GFX - Later - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP Same
HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 230 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 50 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $ 140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


For monitors, with your budget I'd go with three

(1) Asus VG236H w/ 3D Glasses - $360 http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VG236H-23-Inch-LCD-Monitor/d...
(2) Asus VG236H - $317 http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VG236HE-23-Inch-LED-Monitor/...
May 20, 2012 7:18:00 PM

First of all the nzxt full tower gaming case looks so much better (my personal opinion). As for features you get to choose what features you get on your case. The nzxt has more fans better build quality. And the fan controller that was a mistake I actually meant the AEROCOOL V12XT Black Controller Panel. And NZXT has 5 times 5.25" bays whereas the level 10gt only has 3 or 4. more hdd bays in the nzxt also better cooling more fans and better liquid cooling support.

So overall the nzxt is better, better cooling, more fans, more hdd's, external and internal, better liquid cooling support, better build and looks


Also money is not a problem so I want the best of the best even if it's not by much. and i want something that will still be good in years to come
May 20, 2012 7:24:49 PM

Btw the network card (bigfoot) is the only one i'm familiar with there were a few more ones could you tell me if it's better remeber money is not an issue.
and performance must be better even if it's by a whisker.

its out of

INTEL E1G44ET2 Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter, 10/100/1000 Mbps, PCIe x4, Full Height/Low-profile

QLOGIC QLE2562 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter, SFP+ (LC) /2, 8Gbps, PCIe x8, Full-height/Low-profile

BIGFOOT NETWORKS Killer™ 2100 Network Card, 400MHz NPU, 10/100/1000 Mbps, 128MB DDR2, PCIe x1
May 20, 2012 7:29:58 PM

You probably haven't read benchmarks on it then.
May 20, 2012 7:47:57 PM

JackNaylor your totally wrong the nzxt is better overall as i just explained, and the dual 690 is the best graphics card in the world in fact nividia describe it as the best graphics card ever so 2 of them will just be more great.

As for ram I need it for work purposes aswell,

and the optical drives I need them also.

SO OVERALL THE NZXT IS BETTER,THE 690'S ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD,THE RAM I NEED THAT SAME GOES FOR OPTICALS.

ALL OF THESE WILL INCREASE PERFORMANCE AND YOUR SUGGESTIONS WILL DECREASE PERFORMANCE e.g the video cards you suggested and case.
May 20, 2012 8:49:39 PM

JJuuBB said:
JackNaylor your totally wrong the nzxt is better overall as i just explained, and the dual 690 is the best graphics card in the world in fact nividia describe it as the best graphics card ever so 2 of them will just be more great.

As for ram I need it for work purposes aswell,

and the optical drives I need them also.

SO OVERALL THE NZXT IS BETTER,THE 690'S ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD,THE RAM I NEED THAT SAME GOES FOR OPTICALS.

ALL OF THESE WILL INCREASE PERFORMANCE AND YOUR SUGGESTIONS WILL DECREASE PERFORMANCE e.g the video cards you suggested and case.


Would most defiantly agree on the case. After having see the Thermaltake Level 10 GT in person while it is a big case it is mostly plastic and not very good looking once you see it up close. 64gb of ram is completely unnecessary and just a waist and will never be used on a gaming rig and will not increase performance one little bit and WILL effect your overclock. Hard Drives I would get one SSD for the boot drive and get the rest in standard Sata III 3tb Hard Disk Drives. With just the SSD drive your total drive space will be under 3tb and could fill up fast.
May 20, 2012 9:13:56 PM

JJuuBB said:
JackNaylor your totally wrong the nzxt is better overall as i just explained, and the dual 690 is the best graphics card in the world in fact nividia describe it as the best graphics card ever so 2 of them will just be more great.

As for ram I need it for work purposes aswell,

and the optical drives I need them also.

SO OVERALL THE NZXT IS BETTER,THE 690'S ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD,THE RAM I NEED THAT SAME GOES FOR OPTICALS.

ALL OF THESE WILL INCREASE PERFORMANCE AND YOUR SUGGESTIONS WILL DECREASE PERFORMANCE e.g the video cards you suggested and case.

Lol... Your funny. Dual 690s is so overkill for gaming it's not even funny. You trying to run at 120FPS+ constant or something? What a waste of $.
May 21, 2012 4:02:27 PM

bryonhowley said:
Would most defiantly agree on the case. After having see the Thermaltake Level 10 GT in person while it is a big case it is mostly plastic and not very good looking once you see it up close. 64gb of ram is completely unnecessary and just a waist and will never be used on a gaming rig and will not increase performance one little bit and WILL effect your overclock. Hard Drives I would get one SSD for the boot drive and get the rest in standard Sata III 3tb Hard Disk Drives. With just the SSD drive your total drive space will be under 3tb and could fill up fast.


People told that with extreme sandy bridge the speed and amount of ram doesn't effect overclock. Could you please tell me how it effects it.
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