Approximate Purchase Date: July 23, 2012
Budget Range: $2000 more or less
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web, Photoshop (personal)
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, O.S., HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: Intel and Asus
SLI or Crossfire: Future
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
I am going to water cool this rig. Here is what I have so far, if you have any advice or a different build please let me know. Also water cooling equipment is included in the ~$2000. If the Asus Maximus V comes out by then I'll be getting that instead.
Nice build. In my opinion I wouldn't be getting the brand, "OCZ" If your paying more than $100 for a power supply. I suggest the SeaSonic Platinum 860W for $200. Or you can get the SeaSonic X-Series 1050W for the same price but it's gold plus.
Now I don't recommend Asus DC2T video cards because they are VERY HEAVY. My friend has a Asus DC2T GTX 570 and the card seems to be leaning slanted a bit. Get the EVGA GTX 670 FTW or the Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670.
Thank you . I wanted 3D and I know Nvidia 3D Vision 2 has some nice qualities. With that in mind I'm sure I wouldn't be able to get 40ish FPS in BF3 3D ultra with just one 670. Personally I don't like the look of multiple monitors . I also wanted to use the Nvidia Vision 2 on my PS3 and what not. Thanks for the PSU advice, I got that one because of Jonnyguru. I will change my PSU, as well as the fans. Thanks ! Also about the GPU I wanted to OC the 670 will the windforce OC as well as the Asus DC2T?
System in IDLE = 140 W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 279 W
Difference (GPU load) = 139 W
Add average IDLE wattage ~10 W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 149 Watts
Measured power consumption two cards in SLI x2
System in IDLE = 160W
System Wattage with GPUs in FULL Stress = 433W
Difference (GPU load) = 273W
Add average IDLE wattage ~20W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 293 Watts
Measured power consumption three cards in SLI x3
System in IDLE = 170W
System Wattage with GPUs in FULL Stress = 583W
Difference (GPU load) = 403W
Add average IDLE wattage ~30W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 433 Watts