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THE BEST SYSTEM EVER *NEEDS CONFIRMATION*

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May 21, 2012 5:36:56 PM

I've been custom building gaming pc's from various different websites and gotten various opinions I have collected my results and built this the best gaming desktop money can buy.
BTW I'm not ordering it yet as I want your opinion on ways to make it even more spectacular.It may be overkill but money is not an issue and I want the best of the best.

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 TB, LGA2011, 15MB L3 Cache Overclocked 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


Liquid Cooling: CUSTOM Premium 1xCPU + 2xGPU Liquid Cooling Kit, Installed (Dual Loop) Coolant: Koolance Blue.


CPU Coolers: PROLIMATECH Megahalems Rev. C CPU Heatsink w/ Dual 120mm Blue LED Gelid Wing 12 PL Silent Fans 800-1200rpm 100000 Hrs Lifespan.


Thermal Compound: ANTEC Formula 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Compound


Extra Case Fans: CASE FAN LED Fans Maximum Package, 800-1200rpm Blue 100000 hrs Lifespan


Fan Controllers: AEROCOOL V12XT Black Controller Panel, 4-Channels Fan / Temperature, Touch Screen LCD, 2 x 5.25" Bay


Noise Reduction: COMPUTER ACCESSORY Universal Acoustic Foam. And Anti Vibration Fan Mounts


Ram: CORSAIR 16GB (4 x 4GB) Dominator-GT DHX Pro PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz CL9 (9-11-10-27) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC


Graphics Cards: DUAL EVGA GeForce® GTX 690 915MHz, 4GB GDDR5 6008MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 3x DVI


Sound Cards: HT OMEGA eClaro Sound Card, 7.1 channels, 24-bit 192KHz, PCIe x1, Full-height/Low-profile


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 10 Highest performance with data protection


SATA Raid Controllers: HIGHPOINT RocketRAID 2320 SATA II RAID Controller, 8 ports, Levels 0/1/10/5, PCIe x4/x8/x16, Full-height/Low-profile


External Storage: Seagate FreeAgent 3tb GoFlex Desk External Drive


Card Readers: AFT PRO-57U Black All-In-One Card Reader/Writer Drive w/ USB 3.0 Port, 5.25" Bay


Optical Drive 1: PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA


Optical Drive 2: PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA


Network Cards: Out Of 3 you choose which one's best;
1)BIGFOOT NETWORKS Killer™ 2100 Network Card, 400MHz NPU, 10/100/1000 Mbps, 128MB DDR2, PCIe x1,
2)INTEL E1G44ET2 Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter, 10/100/1000 Mbps, PCIe x4, Full Height/Low-profile
3)QLOGIC QLE2562 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter, SFP+ (LC) /2, 8Gbps, PCIe x8, Full-height/Low-profile


Custom Wiring: Custom Professional Wiring Split Loom.


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


System Recovery Software: ACRONIS True Image™ Home 2012 (Complete System Backup & Recovery Solution)


Productivity Software: Microsoft office professional plus 2010


Antivirus Software: SYMANTEC Norton™ Internet Security 2012, 3 Users / 1 Year


Games: MW3, Skyrim, Battlefeild 3,Flight Simulator X,Mass effect 3,Crysis 2, NFS Shift 2 and Dragon age 2


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


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


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


Headphones: Harman AKG GHS1


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


Webcam: Logitech HD Webcam C910


UPS: APC SU3000RMX93, APC Smart-UPS 3000VA RM, 3000VA/2250W, 120V, RS-232, Beige








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May 21, 2012 7:25:45 PM

:sarcastic:  My opinion would be that this is a complete and utter waste of money, but hey, if you want to spend it, go for it.

I did look into it however, and noted a few things.

1) You noted six SATA 6.0 SSDs and presumably, you intend to create a RAID Array with them. If this is the case, then why are you using a SATA II (3.0) RAID controller with only four ports? You need to go with something like this Intel RAID SATA 8 Interface PCI-Ex8 card. 8 ports and SATA 6.0 compatible.

2) You included a PCI sound card even though your motherboard has no PCI slot. You'll probably want to go with this HT | Omega eClaro 7.1 card. PCI-Ex1 interface and Windows 7 Compatible.

3) You're going to need to check the manual for that motherboard to determine which PCI-Ex16 slots can be used to give you x16/x16 for your SLI set up. This will also determine what slots are available for your other add-on cards. You may not have enough available for a PCI-Ex1 sound card, the PCI-Ex8 RAID Controller and which ever Network card you finally opt for.

-Wolf sends
May 21, 2012 8:08:38 PM

I answered this the first time ya posted it.....same recommendations apply.

Case is outta place with rest of system

PSU is oversized and, while great unit, is a bit long in the tooth.

Confused about liquid cooling w/ Prolimatech Megahalems..... Mega is a great cooler, but not in the same league as Silver Arrow or Phanteks.

Best Thermal Compound is Shin Etsu
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Shadow protect Desktoip is the universal "best reviewed" imaging utility

32 GB will limit your overclocks due to extra load on memory controller.

Norton ? Ewwww ..... good way to slow down ya PC, especially when subscription expires

Says monitors (plural) .... You getting 3 sets of glasses ? When I sit at a 27" @ 19200 resolution at normal viewing distances I can see individual pixels which I find very annoying. The human eye can see individual pixels starting at about 96 Pixels per inch. 27" models are in the low 80's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot_pitch

27 " 1920 x 1200 = 83.8
27 " 1920 x 1080 = 81.6

Surge protector is outta place .. with that budget, I'd have a UPS.
https://www.dougv.com/2010/03/01/active-pfc-enabled-psu...

The 690 is the same dog that the 590 and 6990 cards were....limited VRAM and no return on 4-way SLI....3 way 680s, give more VRAM (4GB models in the pipeline) for multiple monitor displays
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1580835&mpage=1&pr...
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May 21, 2012 9:26:52 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
I answered this the first time ya posted it.....same recommendations apply.

Case is outta place with rest of system

PSU is oversized and, while great unit, is a bit long in the tooth.

Confused about liquid cooling w/ Prolimatech Megahalems..... Mega is a great cooler, but not in the same league as Silver Arrow or Phanteks.

Best Thermal Compound is Shin Etsu
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Shadow protect Desktoip is the universal "best reviewed" imaging utility

32 GB will limit your overclocks due to extra load on memory controller.

Norton ? Ewwww ..... good way to slow down ya PC, especially when subscription expires

Says monitors (plural) .... You getting 3 sets of glasses ? When I sit at a 27" @ 19200 resolution at normal viewing distances I can see individual pixels which I find very annoying. The human eye can see individual pixels starting at about 96 Pixels per inch. 27" models are in the low 80's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot_pitch

27 " 1920 x 1200 = 83.8
27 " 1920 x 1080 = 81.6

Surge protector is outta place .. with that budget, I'd have a UPS.
https://www.dougv.com/2010/03/01/active-pfc-enabled-psu...

The 690 is the same dog that the 590 and 6990 cards were....limited VRAM and no return on 4-way SLI....3 way 680s, give more VRAM (4GB models in the pipeline) for multiple monitor displays
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1580835&mpage=1&pr...


I've changed everything you said except the monitor as i'm only getting 1. also the 690 like I said just 1 monitor.
The case I'm keeping as it's no way out of place it's an extreme gaming case,better than the level10 gt.Also no-ones answered my question on what network card to get?
May 21, 2012 11:05:28 PM

You still got a SATA II RAID controller with SATA III SSDs. It may or may not be an issue, but if you've got the money to spend, I don't see why you're even considering it.

As far as which network card to use, I can't say because I know nothing about them.

-Wolf sends
May 22, 2012 12:05:11 AM

4 680's will outperform 2 690's. Correct me if I'm wrong, but SLI/xfire scaling won't go beyond 4 cards, and each 690 counts as 2 cards for that purpose.

Raid 5 will give you far better performance with data protection than 10, especially with 6 drives. The only benefit you get out of raid 10 is no downtime when a drive fails.
May 22, 2012 1:38:11 AM

Have you Built your own Pc before?
Unless you're doing the SFX for the next Transformers movie or unless your Speilberg himself you wont need that computer.

Also I own a NZXT Phantom full tower case and its a great case but lets consider you also want to overclock, a high powered system like that will put out a lot of heat and when you get a lot of heat you need more watercooling supplies.
It is possible to fit two loops in the phantom, (most likely a Triple rad and dual rad) but you will have to void your warranty and be a pretty good handyman to fit all your SSD's in.

I dont want to discourage you from putting money into the computing industry but maybe do a lot more research before purchasing such an expensive system.
You dont want to have spent all your money to find out you dont really know what your doing. At the same time im not saying you don't.

Crest
July 27, 2012 5:06:38 AM

2605843,1,1204170 said:
I've been custom building gaming pc's from various different websites and gotten various opinions I have collected my results and built this the best gaming desktop money can buy.
BTW I'm not ordering it yet as I want your opinion on ways to make it even more spectacular.It may be overkill but money is not an issue and I want the best of the best.

Specs:

Tower Case: NZXT Phantom Red Full Tower Case, EATX, 7 slots, No PSU, Steel/Plastic (ABSOLUTLY A NO NO when building a RIG!.... ALUMI is the only qualified material for RIGS. I use a Gigabyte 3D Aurora ALL ALUMINUM CHASSIS Liquid Cooling Ready, getting ready to upgrade to the new one. If you want GOOD pc cases go to www.frozencpu.com then you can spend some $$$ on one like the $1200.00 Antec Heatsink Case

If you want your BIG BAD PC to not OVERHEAT then stick to ALUMI chassis...never steel.

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 (as Far as this goes... Not too fond of ASUS they have issues with SLI compatability- I would stick with an Intel or EVGA board that supports the new Sandy Bridge processors- they are rock solid)

Antivirus Software: SYMANTEC Norton™ Internet Security 2012, 3 Users / 1 Year (ABSOLUTE NO, NO!! when building a rig- stay away from NORTON all together)

Headphones: Harman AKG GHS1 ( Harman over Sennheiser NEVER-- look into what Sennheiser has)

Speakers: PEACHTREE AUDIO Nova Stereo Amplifier w/ DS5.5 High-End Bookshelf Speakers, Black Gloss---- NOT SURE BOUT THIS ONE.. I own a set of Klipsch 2.1 still pounds like day one loud as hell and less expensive)
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