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Ultimate 8500$ WC PC I really need your help

Hello everyone, i wan to build a high end Watercooled computer that will run every game with the highest details @ 5760x1080 with the highest details and that will hopefully last me a few years until DX12 or DDR4 comes out

Approximate Purchase Date: The sooner the better

Budget Range: 8500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, ONLY gaming, no photo editing or video encoding, just gaming

Parts Not Required: I need everything, build from scratch, i need the pc itself, monitors (3x 1080p), mouse, mouse pad,keyboards, nice 7.1 home theater and a good headset(i will use the home teather during and day and headset at night)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere

Country: USA, FL

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Asus, Nvidia, Intel, Coolermaster, Thermaltake

Overclocking: Most likely not

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: (5760x1080)

Additional Comments: I dont need the OS, i want the PC to be Watercooled, i think i am perfectly capable of installing that system myself, i will need your recomendations on the parts that are requiered for watercooling, i would like that atleast the case and psu could be used in a future system, i want HIGH END monitors, i was thinking in getting 3x Asus VG278H because of the nvidia 3D vision 2. and btw... not because i have a large budget means i want to trow money away.

Here is what i was thinking in getting so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aiUN + RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231590 + Home Teather: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882676271 + Headset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153089

that leaves me 1339$ to buy a Case, Mouse, a mouse pad, and EVERY single parts requiered for Watercooling, including some screwdrivers :??:

i was thinking in getting a BIG mountain mod case, but i dont know wich one

PD: what will happen if my pc case falls aside when the WC system is installed? the reason i ask this is because i have 3 3year old kids and they are... well... high-spirited and they like to play everything so i am scared they knock down the case and all the liquid starts lo leak

PD2: i dont want to get a Z77 plataform because i know games will soon be developed to take adventage of a Hex core processor and i am thinking in keeping this PC for atleast 3 years and if i need to, i will overclock it and add a forth GTX 680

PD3: i am a FPS guy and not a RPG fan so i dont need a mouse with 40 macro keys or anything like that, i want a high speed, accuarate, durable and confortable mouse and a great mouse pad

PD4: To be honest with you i dont know much about WC but i have confidence in myself and i know i can install a WC without causing damange to my system, but i really dont know what parts to buy, one thing that confuses me is how to connect everything, how many radiators and what size does this radiator must have to cool 4GTX 680 OC and a i7 3960x OC? , i want to be prepared for everything because i dont want to buy a whole new system if i decide to get a forth GTX 680 (of course.... i wont buy the 4th waterblock yet)

Thank you in advance!
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  1. any1?
  2. You seriously want to spend $8500 on a PC? You could build one with everything you need for like 1/2 your budget.
  3. Well, here's how to do it.
    Go to newegg.com, and choose the most expensive parts on an LGA 2011 socket. Get as much RAM as possible, 4-way SLI, two power supplies, and a custom water cooling loop. Get as many cathodes and your all set!
    Hope this helped.
  4. i can't help but think this is a troll thread - btw - shoot a question over at the watercooling section for some advice on watercooling your system.

    *did you rob an atm or something? 8500? :/
  5. Lutfij said:
    i can't help but think this is a troll thread - btw - shoot a question over at the watercooling section for some advice on watercooling your system.

    *did you rob an atm or something? 8500? :/


    well... first of all i am not trolling, i dont want to spend all the 8500$ on this pc, BUT i really want a powerfull,quiet and good looking pc and and scince i have the oportunity...why not?
  6. I really can't make a case for water cooling unless you want to get on some web site "best overclockers" list.

    You can also spring up to the top CPU, RAID the best SSD's and HD's, put in 32 GB of memory, none of whiuch will get you noticeable improvements in gaming, First I will try and spend what I can:

    Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192
    Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106149
    PSU - $ 285 - Corsair AX1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014
    MoBo - $ 965 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.953980
    CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-3930k Included w/ MoBo
    Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 150 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226313
    GFX - $ 540 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121634
    GFX - $ 540 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP Same
    GFX - $ 540 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP Same
    HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506
    SSD - $ 200 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
    DVD Writer - $ 65 - Asus Model BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252
    Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820314001
    Monitor - $ 660 - Asus Model VG278H 120Hz w/ 3D Glasses http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236206
    Monitor - $ 660 - Asus Model VG278H 120Hz w/ 3D Glasses Same
    Monitor - $ 660 - Asus Model VG278H 120Hz w/ 3D Glasses Same
    Keyboard - $ 100 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - $ 50 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
    OS - $ 140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

    Total $ 6,212

    Next what I'd buy for gaming on an unlimited budget
  7. for $1500 you could get a k.a watercooling setup - however finding a waterblock for the DCII's is what'll kill all you hopes of watercooling everything inside the case.
  8. locomoco321 said:
    Well, here's how to do it.
    Go to newegg.com, and choose the most expensive parts on an LGA 2011 socket. Get as much RAM as possible, 4-way SLI, two power supplies, and a custom water cooling loop. Get as many cathodes and your all set!
    Hope this helped.


    -_-"
  9. JackNaylorPE said:
    I really can't make a case for water cooling unless you want to get on some web site "best overclockers" list.

    You can also spring up to the top CPU, RAID the best SSD's and HD's, put in 32 GB of memory, none of whiuch will get you noticeable improvements in gaming, First I will try and spend what I can:

    Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192
    Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106149
    PSU - $ 285 - Corsair AX1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014
    MoBo - $ 965 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.953980
    CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-3930k Included w/ MoBo
    Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 150 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226313
    GFX - $ 540 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121634
    GFX - $ 540 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP Same
    GFX - $ 540 - Asus GTX 680 DCII TOP Same
    HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506
    SSD - $ 200 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
    DVD Writer - $ 65 - Asus Model BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252
    Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820314001
    Monitor - $ 660 - Asus Model VG278H 120Hz w/ 3D Glasses http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236206
    Monitor - $ 660 - Asus Model VG278H 120Hz w/ 3D Glasses Same
    Monitor - $ 660 - Asus Model VG278H 120Hz w/ 3D Glasses Same
    Keyboard - $ 100 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - $ 50 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
    OS - $ 140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

    Total $ 6,212

    Next what I'd buy for gaming on an unlimited budget


    Woooow! those cards take 3 slots each.... do you think that case can fit 4 of those cards? wouldnt a GTX 680 windforce edition have similar temps and performance?

    btw... i dont need an OS or a Card Reader and isnt 1600Mhz a bit slow for overclocking?
  10. what only for 3 years and i'm pretty sure that extremely expensive PC could last about 5 or more than 5 years.

    Well, jacknaylorpe, made it for you.
  11. Lutfij said:
    for $1500 you could get a k.a watercooling setup - however finding a waterblock for the DCII's is what'll kill all you hopes of watercooling everything inside the case.


    could you please provide some links? i mean... a kit that includes everything i need :??:
  12. intel's cpu aren't limited by FSB or the clocking of the rams. so no they aren't slow.

    be warned, watercooling non reference cards will be a PITA...

    *edit: 1500 will snag you a nice custom watercooling loop. kits will be $300~$400 for only a cpu only loop. when you're going to add all that gpu/board vrm heat to the loop - you'll need some serious raddage. Unlike the "come here and ask for a build from total strangers approach" , a watercooling loop will be filled/primed/maintained/flushed by you - so I suggest you read up on the info from the watercooling sticky - located in my sig.
  13. Lutfij said:
    intel's cpu aren't limited by FSB or the clocking of the rams. so no they aren't slow.

    be warned, watercooling non reference cards will be a PITA...


    sorry if i am a bit ignorant but what is PITA? lol
  14. xtreme5 said:
    what only for 3 years and i'm pretty sure that extremely expensive PC could last about 5 or more than 5 years.

    Well, jacknaylorpe, made it for you.


    well... to be honest with you i said i would keep it for 3 years becuase by that time new software technology like DX11.1 or DX12 will be out, or some sort of Ultra efficient AA technology that will only be compatible with future generation cards

    take a look a quad sli set up of GTX 295´s i am sure those things have enough horse power to run modern games at max setting but they are locked to DX10 so you cant actually enjoy todays tech with those cards :(
  15. PITA - Pain In The backside :D

    * so whats the point of spending that much on a rig when it'll naturally become obsolete in 3 years. when you can easily pull it all off via a $2000 rig
  16. Go for faster ram. 1600 is too slow for that setup. Get some 2133 or if you're willing to wait, wait til the ivy bridge i7 comes out, get that, and pop in some 2400 or 3000 mhz ram.
  17. ohh, so that is the case woops! I thought you were talking about the whole PC lifespan.
    Btw, what do you do?
  18. As you can see here

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/443?vs=551

    The 3770k beats the 3960 in 8 outta 10 games..... and its 1/3 the price

    Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192
    Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106149
    PSU - $ 165 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    MoBo - $ 685 - ASUS P8Z77 WS w/ 3770k http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.975516
    CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-3770k Included w/ MoBo
    Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 150 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226313
    GFX - $ 430 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP* http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121638
    GFX - $ 430 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP* same
    GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP* same
    HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506
    SSD - $ 200 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
    DVD Writer - $ 65 - Asus Model BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252
    Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820314001
    Monitor $ 330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236092
    Monitor $ 330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" Same
    Monitor $ 330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" Same
    Keyboard - $ 100 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - $ 50 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
    3D Kit (3) Free nVidia Vision 2 3D Glasses http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814998061
    OS - $ 140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

    Total $ 4,062

    I like the 23" 120 Hz monitors better at the distance I sit from screen(s) ... I can see individual pixels on the 27" which is same resolution.

    I gave ya the 670's as an option, of course w/ your budget, you could get the 680's
  19. xtreme5 said:
    ohh, so that is the case woops! I thought you were talking about the whole PC lifespan.
    Btw, what do you do?


    Nothing legal..... i am just kidding i own a McDonalds and i am working really hard to get another one because i have another kid on the way and i am just too lazy to get full time job :lol:
  20. Lutfij said:
    PITA - Pain In The backside :D

    * so whats the point of spending that much on a rig when it'll naturally become obsolete in 3 years. when you can easily pull it all off via a $2000 rig


    well i wont spend the whole 8500$ on the computer i will also buy the headset, hometeather,keyboard & mouse and the monitors and those things are re-usable and IF i decide to buy another system i will reuse the case,power supply, pump, radiator,tubing,fittings,fans and the reservoir
  21. JackNaylorPE said:
    As you can see here

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/443?vs=551

    The 3770k beats the 3960 in 8 outta 10 games..... and its 1/3 the price

    Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192
    Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106149
    PSU - $ 165 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    MoBo - $ 685 - ASUS P8Z77 WS w/ 3770k http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.975516
    CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-3770k Included w/ MoBo
    Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 150 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226313
    GFX - $ 430 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP* http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121638
    GFX - $ 430 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP* same
    GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP* same
    HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506
    SSD - $ 200 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
    DVD Writer - $ 65 - Asus Model BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252
    Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820314001
    Monitor $ 330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236092
    Monitor $ 330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" Same
    Monitor $ 330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" Same
    Keyboard - $ 100 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - $ 50 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
    3D Kit (3) Free nVidia Vision 2 3D Glasses http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814998061
    OS - $ 140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

    Total $ 4,062

    I like the 23" 120 Hz monitors better at the distance I sit from screen(s) ... I can see individual pixels on the 27" which is same resolution.

    I gave ya the 670's as an option, of course w/ your budget, you could get the 680's


    Well i am aware that the 3770k beats the 3960x but i am sure that will be the case in a couple of years, games will be more optimized for the Hex core cpu and X79 gives me the oportunity to extend my pc lifespan by almost a year if i add a forth gtx 680 some time in the future
  22. It won't happen in 5 years.
  23. GTX 680's hydrocopper or maybe have a 2 way sli with 690's :)

    Oi, aqualipt - i'll just hang back until you have decided upon your hardware then I'll step in to fill i the watercooling hardware advice. PM me if i don't respond after you've finalized.
  24. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($238.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1007.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VN10001W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($284.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $3441.19

    Going overboard won't help. This build will allow you to play all your games at great settings for a while.
  25. aqualipt said:
    Nothing legal..... i am just kidding i own a McDonalds and i am working really hard to get another one because i have another kid on the way and i am just too lazy to get full time job :lol:

    lolzz!!! Another kid is coming soon hahah, well, you've own a a mcDonalds.
  26. Seriously, even if you buy 50 peripherals, it doesn't justify $8,500 for a PC. I say after $2K, you get diminishing returns, and it fastly becomes a poor value. A $2K PC with a GTX 680 will max out any game at 60FPS, no problem.
  27. obsama1 said:
    Seriously, even if you buy 50 peripherals, it doesn't justify $8,500 for a PC. I say after $2K, you get diminishing returns, and it fastly becomes a poor value. A $2K PC with a GTX 680 will max out any game at 60FPS, no problem.


    Well, i was considering in doing something crazier, read my next post
  28. Hello everyone, first of all thanks for all your help.

    I was tempeted to buy the Highest-end computer From Digital storn website, with Dual Xeons, 4Way SLI GTX 680 4GB Edition, Below 0°c temperatures thanks to some crazy thermoelectric cryo cooler, the grand total was 12000$ + Monitors + Home teather.... and i was really tempeted to buy it but i decided not to ONLY becuse i want to build the system and install the watercooling system and you know, just to have a good time building my PC, so the final parts are:

    i7 3960x
    Asus Rampage IV X79
    G.skill Trident X RAM (32GB)
    2TB Seagate barracuda
    Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDCR480GB
    3x GTX 680s (Already bought in Ebay, EVGA Reference model)
    Thermaltake TP-1500M
    Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

    Total is 4294$ i am thinking in placing the order tonight unless you think i should change any parts. I Already bought the peripherals i considered were good for me

    BUT i still need a case (It has to be HUGE) i was thinking in something from mountain mod but i dont know wich one to get, i also need EVERYTHING for the watercooling system. Thanks!
  29. corsair 800D and don't order an air cooler as that'll get chucked into the bin once you get your feet wet

    only an 80GB ssd?
    regarding GPU - would've been better getting hydro copper versions, though fitting a waterblock on those 680's 'll be fun for you :)
  30. With that kind of budget, I'd go for triple 27'' 2560x1600 IPS monitors.
  31. Anonymous said:
    With that kind of budget, I'd go for triple 27'' 2560x1600 IPS monitors.


    Can you link a 2560 x 1600 w/ Led backlight 3D IPS monitor?
  32. Lutfij said:
    corsair 800D and don't order an air cooler as that'll get chucked into the bin once you get your feet wet

    only an 80GB ssd?
    regarding GPU - would've been better getting hydro copper versions, though fitting a waterblock on those 680's 'll be fun for you :)

    :lol: is a 480GB SSD

    to be honest with you i didnt think of that.... but i saw in youtube how install a GTX 680 waterblock and it seems fun so i want to give it a try..... btw are you sure a 800D can host the radiators needed to cool 4GTX 680 and i7 3960x (Both higly overclocked) i know i only have 3 GTX 680 but i want to be prepared.

    BTW what diference does it make to have a Physix dedicated card?

    Edit: i also want to WC the chipset, i forgot mentioning that
  33. aqualipt said:
    Can you link a 2560 x 1600 w/ Led backlight 3D IPS monitor?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260038

    Although it's 2560x1440, not 2560x1600...

    Or you can just go the cheaper and riskier way and buy Korean monitors (Achieva Shimian, Yamakasi Catleap, PCBank 3View, Crossover) which are essentially the same panels in lower quality casing, but $500 cheaper.

    Edit: Just noticed you wrote 3D. Can't help you there, unfortunately.
  34. There are no true 3D IPS Panels.
  35. i knew from the get go that with taht sort of budget the vrm's would not be spared. so yeah i assumed such and mentioned getting a really KickA@@ watercooling loop. You can fit a 360 rad up top and with a lil modding - a 240 on the bottom. however if externally mounting - the limit is the size of the raddage :)

    having a physx card now is useless, as you're going nvidia and they will by default have physx activated. besides what dya think the 3rd/4th card does in a 3/4 way sli setup?

    oh yeah, please knock on the watercooling sticky in my sig and read up - you'll be better informed of the stuff you'll be getting.

    phase 1| purchase parts for your rig
    phase 2| read watercooling sticky while waiting for parts to arrive
    phase 3| purchase watercooling parts after getting feedback
    phase 4| prime/fill loop and watch your rig fly!
  36. Lutfij said:
    i knew from the get go that with taht sort of budget the vrm's would not be spared. so yeah i assumed such and mentioned getting a really KickA@@ watercooling loop. You can fit a 360 rad up top and with a lil modding - a 240 on the bottom. however if externally mounting - the limit is the size of the raddage :)

    having a physx card now is useless, as you're going nvidia and they will by default have physx activated. besides what dya think the 3rd/4th card does in a 3/4 way sli setup?

    oh yeah, please knock on the watercooling sticky in my sig and read up - you'll be better informed of the stuff you'll be getting.

    phase 1| purchase parts for your rig
    phase 2| read watercooling sticky while waiting for parts to arrive
    phase 3| purchase watercooling parts after getting feedback
    phase 4| prime/fill loop and watch your rig fly!


    Already did phase 1 , i purchased the parts i listed above

    cant you just tell me what should get to have 4gtx 680s and a i7 3960x watercooled :( i dont know much about WC brands soo :??: i am kinda confused, i will read the sticky when i have time
  37. Quote:
    cant you just tell me what should get to have 4gtx 680s and a i7 3960x watercooled i don't know much about WC brands soo i am kinda confused, i will read the sticky when i have time
    the sticky will help you narrow down on what to look for in this wild world of watercooling parts. Furthermore, people can be biased towards brands, while some will be choosy upon themes/aesthetics and build quality.

    read sticky first, choose parts and then we can shoot you the right direction. Otherwise, you'll go on my advice of getting parts from a total stranger? The loop will be maintained and looked after by you. So its far better looking out for the parts that you'll be using. kinda like buying the house that you'd want to live in ...you'll ask everyone's opinion but you'll def buy a house that you like not what I'd like.

    capiche mate?
  38. ok everyone, it is my understanding that i need a dual loop system so... one for the cpu and another one for the GPUs

    here is what i think i am going to get:

    CPU loop: http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p11269 or cosair H100
    GPU loop: 3x http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p13219_Aquacomputer-aquagrafx-GTX-680-G1-4.html
    1x 12g tube of AS5 Thermalpaste
    pump:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_296&products_id=19787
    Radiator: http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p12911_Phobya-Xtreme-SUPERNOVA-1260-Radiator-Bundle-mit-4x-Cooler-Master-MegaFlow-200-Red-LED-Silent-Fan.html
    Reservoir: http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p7114_XSPC-Laing-DDC-reservoir-Dual-Bay-5-25--for-1-and-2-Laing-pumps.html
    Water additive: http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p9891_Mayhems-Dye-Candy-Red-10ml.html
    Tubing: http://www.aquatuning.us/index.php/cat/c1079_Norprene.html (i dont know wich one to buy)
    Fittings: http://www.aquatuning.us/index.php/cPath/50 (i give up, i have no idea of what to buy)

    did i miss anything? is everything good? renember that this loop must be capable of cooling 4x gtx 680 so i need to buy everything to install 4 gtx 680s (except the waterblock) any cool accesories or tools you recomend?

    btw.... i want clear tubing and red led fans
  39. Best answer
    sorry for the late reply,

    have you done the math for the TDP on all your components combined? that will help you reach an estimate to how much heat all your components will dump. Then after reading reviews of rads, you'll understand how much raddage you'll need to work with.

    The 680's aren't hot headed, it was the prev gen of cards that were considered hot to handle thus the worry of how much rads you'll need for a system.

    if you get one big rad - you can forego the kits and assemble a custom kit, in fact, since most of the parts are hand picked - best going full on custom and Mcdonalds can pay for them :D

    cpu block - XSPC Raystorm Copper edition or EK Supremacy in copper,plexi top
    GPU blocks - komodo's by swiftech are something you can consider
    TIM - you can pick up timtronics tube of TIM and it won't break your bank.

    *Don't use water additives as they will break down and cause harm to your loop. If you want color in your build, get colored tubignand run distilled+silver kill coil or PT nuke in your loop.

    might want to also look at this res here: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16259/ex-pmp-197/XSPC_Dual_525_Bay_Reservoir_Pump_Combo_-_D5_Vario_Included.html?id=yUbPqKTN

    if this is all too daunting for you bro...select best answer for this thread(if you've gotten the answer regarding what parts to choose) and open a new thread here :
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-29-380.html

    and you'll have far more people looking at your cooling hardware at that section than here.
  40. Best answer selected by aqualipt.
  41. thank you for the BA vote!
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