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July 2, 2012 12:44:52 AM

This was originally posted in the wrong forum, very sorry about that, and I am reposting here in the systems new build forum to generate some more input from the community. If youd like to read the responses from the original thread they are http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/339708-28-help-3930k-... and again thanks to jpardo2 for answering my topic there

I am planning my build of a new gaming desktop, some components I'm hard set on others I could care less about and that is why I am seeking advice from the community. Will all of these parts fit in the case? Are there better options I'm overlooking?

Things to consider
I plan on overclocking to 4.5ghz if possible as a constant
Budget isn't much of an issue just needs to stay under 3k.
I am perfectly aware of this being overkill.

Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This can change to fit the needs of the system but the price point needs to stay around the same

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I really like the upgrade-ability and space afforded by the extended ATX mobo and I also wish to use 2 16 gig quad channel kits for lower timings as opposed to one 32 gig kit. However if anyone can convince me that I wont notice the timing difference I'll be more than glad to consider advice on using a cheaper mobo and different ram kit(s)

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid RS-D00-SPHA-D3 1300W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Panel Power Supply with Fan Control
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
open for other options but I thought 1300w would give plenty of headroom and its currently in a combo deal with the previously mentioned case
*UPDATE* jpardo2 has steered me away from this PSU and recommended 3 others from corsair seasonic and antec links below
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
planning for 2 of these in SLI since 680's and 690's are in a constant short supply. Open to other GTX 670 options if theres no need for the extra VRAM but only ONE will be installed due to budgeting at time of build

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2 kits, but as I stated above if I can make it work with better sticks I'm all for it. Picked for low profile ease of build

Processor: i7 3930k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
not open for discussion

Cooling: XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ RX360 Radiator and Free Kill Coil!
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15140/ex-wat-203/XSPC...
I really was looking for feedback on this choice especially as I am concerned about whether it will even fit

HDD will be SSD, open to suggestions!

Thanks again!
July 2, 2012 12:46:56 AM

Do you expect games to utilize 6 cores anytime soon? If not, get an LGA 1155 socket CPU and motherboard as that is all you will need for gaming.
July 2, 2012 1:30:43 AM

azeem40 said:
Do you expect games to utilize 6 cores anytime soon? If not, get an LGA 1155 socket CPU and motherboard as that is all you will need for gaming.


No, and even though this was one area I am very disinterested in changing I will entertain the idea if you'd like to pursuade me to spend the saved funds elsewhere in the build
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July 2, 2012 5:19:11 AM

You can use the $ saved to set up a nice tri-monitor setup.
July 3, 2012 5:45:54 AM

Tri monitors are a nice thought but that sadly would involve buying a new desk...or wall mounting. Both of which my wife is not too crazy about. I can get away with spending 3k on a system, but new furniture or 3 monitors mounted to the walls isn't something shes going to like(maybe Christmas or Black Friday would be a sufficient wait).

does the fact that I don't plan on doing a major upgrade until at least 3 years from now make any difference?
July 3, 2012 5:59:12 AM

After 3 years, Haswell will be well defined, so no.
July 3, 2012 6:50:56 AM

just so I'm clear on your recommendation.

1. use a cheaper 1155 i7 or i5 and mobo because i will not notice and decrease in performance since this is not a benchmarking rig

2. make wife happy because system didnt cost as much to build


That raises another question however...is that level of watercooling necessary when using a cpu with a much lower tdp?
July 3, 2012 7:33:08 AM

No, WC is never necessary. It is just for enthusiasts to test the limits of their CPU for their own fascination.

2 is the most important thing for you. :D 
July 3, 2012 2:23:34 PM

andrew63447 said:
This was originally posted in the wrong forum, very sorry about that, and I am reposting here in the systems new build forum to generate some more input from the community. If youd like to read the responses from the original thread they are http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/339708-28-help-3930k-... and again thanks to jpardo2 for answering my topic there

I am planning my build of a new gaming desktop, some components I'm hard set on others I could care less about and that is why I am seeking advice from the community. Will all of these parts fit in the case? Are there better options I'm overlooking?

Things to consider
I plan on overclocking to 4.5ghz if possible as a constant
Budget isn't much of an issue just needs to stay under 3k.
I am perfectly aware of this being overkill.

Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225
This can change to fit the needs of the system but the price point needs to stay around the same

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131802
I really like the upgrade-ability and space afforded by the extended ATX mobo and I also wish to use 2 16 gig quad channel kits for lower timings as opposed to one 32 gig kit. However if anyone can convince me that I wont notice the timing difference I'll be more than glad to consider advice on using a cheaper mobo and different ram kit(s)

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid RS-D00-SPHA-D3 1300W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Panel Power Supply with Fan Control
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817171063
open for other options but I thought 1300w would give plenty of headroom and its currently in a combo deal with the previously mentioned case
*UPDATE* jpardo2 has steered me away from this PSU and recommended 3 others from corsair seasonic and antec links below
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130785
planning for 2 of these in SLI since 680's and 690's are in a constant short supply. Open to other GTX 670 options if theres no need for the extra VRAM but only ONE will be installed due to budgeting at time of build

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233197
2 kits, but as I stated above if I can make it work with better sticks I'm all for it. Picked for low profile ease of build

Processor: i7 3930k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116492
not open for discussion

Cooling: XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ RX360 Radiator and Free Kill Coil!
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] d=8zRJWy3n
I really was looking for feedback on this choice especially as I am concerned about whether it will even fit

HDD will be SSD, open to suggestions!

Thanks again!

What is your budget? And your links are not working.
July 3, 2012 3:10:33 PM

Budget needs to stay under 3k(USD), links are fixed
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