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July 17, 2012 10:27:45 AM

Hello everybody i am looking to build a new PC and from the reviews i have been reading about DS i am pretty much set on it.

Would like some advise on the following specs

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS Aventum

Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X 3.3GHz (Six-Core) (Extreme Performance)

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)

System Memory: 32GB DDR3 2133MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series

Power Supply: 1200W Corsair Pro Gold Series (CMPSU-1200AX)

Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (180GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F180GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)

Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)

Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) (Slim Slot Loading Edition)

Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

Video Card(s): 2x SLI Quad SLI (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB (Includes PhysX)

Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: Digital Storm Aventum Cryo-TEC System for CPU and Liquid Cooling for Video Cards + Chipset
H20 Tube Color: Black Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)

Chassis Airflow: Digital Storm Aventum Automatic Response to Excess-Heat System (ARES)

Internal Lighting: Digital Storm Aventum RGB LED Lighting System

Enhancements: Digital Storm Aventum Integrated Side Panel Display Module

Chassis Mods: HailStorm & 950Si: Processor & Video Card Area: Drill and Mount Two Side Window 120mm Fan Blow-Holes

Noise Reduction: Noise Suppression Package Stage 2 (Optimized Airflow & Fan Speeds with Noise Dampening Material)

CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)

Graphics Boost: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability

Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory

OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system

Surge Shield: APC BX1500G Uninterruptible Backup Surge Conditioner


Would also want to know what is the difference between the free over clocking and the charged one.

your input is greatly appreciated

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July 17, 2012 10:33:49 AM

How much are you paying for this? Those specs are pretty good, 2 GTX690's will cost $2000-3000 (depending on the model and where you live) on their own. The build is amazing but you'd have to rolling in cash to pay for it.

The diffrence between the two services is unknown to us. An overclock is an overclock. You would have to check with the store as to the diffrence.

Also, when posting builds, can you clean it up a bit? People will be much more inclined to answer and it means we wont miss anything in that giant hunk of text.
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July 17, 2012 11:04:39 AM

i live in dubai, i am still trying to contact their help desk to ask about warranty and delivery schedule to the middle east.

so other than the price, you can't see any conflicting specs or bottle necks in the build i am hoping this would last a few years before i think of upgrading.

and if anyone can advise me about the noise level i can expect.

Sorry for the mess of the post, will clean it up and re-post it
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July 17, 2012 11:06:46 AM

2 words =
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July 17, 2012 11:27:18 AM

That build will probably outlast the sun if I'm honest (maybe exaggerating a bit), but you'v picked pretty much the best consumer grade components on the market right now. Any further and your getting into large scale server hardware.

Noise level depends on the fans being used, as it doesn't specify we cant tell for sure. But I doubt it will be loud unless you get a defective fan or HDD.

There's no incompatibilities with the build I can see. Though It is pretty overkill for pretty much every conceivable purpose except running multiple virtual machines (which is what server grade hardware is for). Are you sure you need this much hardware? A machine like this will be ridiculously expensive, at a guess $6000 US, wouldn't be surprised if it was higher.
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July 17, 2012 11:33:37 AM

manofchalk said:
That build will probably outlast the sun if I'm honest (maybe exaggerating a bit), but you'v picked pretty much the best consumer grade components on the market right now. Any further and your getting into large scale server hardware.

Noise level depends on the fans being used, as it doesn't specify we cant tell for sure. But I doubt it will be loud unless you get a defective fan or HDD.

There's no incompatibilities with the build I can see. Though It is pretty overkill for pretty much every conceivable purpose except running multiple virtual machines (which is what server grade hardware is for). Are you sure you need this much hardware? As a machine like this will be mega expensive, at a guess over $6000 US, wouldn't be surprised if it was higher.


for further exaggeration, this build will outlast the universe...

jk..

well, who knows, this build will be experience the same fate as this
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/48?vs=288

in 5 - 8 years time maybe?
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July 17, 2012 11:41:22 AM

1depp1 said:

well, who knows, this build will be experience the same fate as this
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/48?vs=288

in 5 - 8 years time maybe?


Its amazing how technology advances.
So yeah, that build will last a long time, but it wont compete with the current hardware in 5-7yrs time. The CPU in the benchmark was realeased at the beginning of 2008. While its true that technological development could be slowing down, but so far Moore's law has held true.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moores_law
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July 17, 2012 11:51:21 AM

I wonder if ths build will increase the price of gass?
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July 17, 2012 12:47:37 PM

manofchalk said:
Its amazing how technology advances.
So yeah, that build will last a long time, but it wont compete with the current hardware in 5-7yrs time. The CPU in the benchmark was realeased at the beginning of 2008. While its true that technological development could be slowing down, but so far Moore's law has held true.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moores_law


yup, it's a true story..even now, you're ivy bridge is a bit faster than my i5 2500k...
imagine what will happen when Haswell is out next year, it'l be a 10% difference...

heck, they might change a different socket!
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July 17, 2012 12:56:30 PM

Need advice? Use only half that cash, or maybe a third. It's a waste when it'll lose to mainstream hardware in a few years *unless you're gaming across 3 30" screens* :lol: 
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July 17, 2012 1:16:29 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Need advice? Use only half that cash, or maybe a third. It's a waste when it'll lose to mainstream hardware in a few years *unless you're gaming across 3 30" screens* :lol: 


Nice advice and may I add a reply to the OP that if you're buying something of this caliber, you should already know almost how the system will perform and be knowledgeable enough that you don't need to ask for advice.
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July 18, 2012 3:49:37 AM

thanks alot guys for your feed back, so it seems that everybody agrees that this is over speced....

The screens i am running on are 1 55" screen & 2 34" side screens. ( LEDs with 3D capabilities)

I am not a computer expert but i do use the computer extensively for work as i need to do some very complex reservoir modeling on it which used to take me days just to get one model rendered and run the analysis software on it is a nightmare.

Plus my gaming needs. i am moving from consoles to PCs since it is taking forever for the new PS to be released.

so where can i cut down on cost without compromising on performance.
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July 18, 2012 4:12:28 AM

Downgrade to a 3930K and GTX670 SLI for starters. It's hard to make further adjustments without seeing the site you're buying from.
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July 18, 2012 5:30:55 AM

FinneousPJ said:
Downgrade to a 3930K and GTX670 SLI for starters. It's hard to make further adjustments without seeing the site you're buying from.



I am buying it off the digital storm website www.digitalstormonline.com/

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July 18, 2012 7:20:33 AM

Whoa that site is expensive, why not build your own?
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July 18, 2012 7:53:11 AM

FinneousPJ said:
Whoa that site is expensive, why not build your own?


well for one i am not a computer wiz, i have a basic knowledge of computer architecture and workings but when it comes to bus speed bottle necks or differences between makes ( Nvidia or radeon , Intel or AMD, GIGAbyte or Asus etc...) i really get lost.

second i was really impressed by their cryo tec cooling system which drops the core temp to -4C while at full load, with no icing issues or condensation issues.

third they stress test all the components used and the the entire rig for 72 hours to make sure the stability of all the components.

It might be a little expensive but i think they are way better than alien ware in terms of build quality and after sale service.

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July 18, 2012 8:17:30 AM

You're making it sound harder than it is.

Anyway, how much was your original system for reference?
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July 18, 2012 8:23:43 AM

FinneousPJ said:
You're making it sound harder than it is.

Anyway, how much was your original system for reference?


a little under 10 grand US dollars
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July 18, 2012 10:41:00 AM

Is it possible for you to buy from NCIX? Some of their products might be a little more expensive compared to Newegg but it's still cheaper compared to other online retailers. They do help you build the custom parts you choose as well, you might wanna take a look there.
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July 18, 2012 2:07:07 PM

Here's what I got, this will easily do what you need it to for $3100.

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Corsair Carbide 300R
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Six-Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 32GB DDR3 1600Mhz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 800W Corsair GS (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (240GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F240GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (High Performance Cooler)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

or http://www.digitalstormonline.com/loadconfig.asp input 709498
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July 18, 2012 2:34:35 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Here's what I got, this will easily do what you need it to for $3100.

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Corsair Carbide 300R
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Six-Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 32GB DDR3 1600Mhz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 800W Corsair GS (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (240GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F240GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (High Performance Cooler)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

or http://www.digitalstormonline.com/loadconfig.asp input 709498


Would it be possible for you to edit this and sort it out better, please?

For my suggestion;

CPU : Intel Core i7-3930K Link: http://bit.ly/rK0Lvg
Cooler : Corsair H100 Link: http://bit.ly/o7eSS4
Motherboard : ASUS P9X79 PRO Link: http://bit.ly/wq8c25
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB Link: http://bit.ly/OXqOZh
Video Card : 2 x SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC Link: http://bit.ly/JUFUNA
PSU : SeaSonic X Series X-850 Link: http://bit.ly/jFFuhS
SSD : Crucial M4 256GB Link: http://bit.ly/ig8qgu
HDD : WD Caviar Black 2TB Link: http://bit.ly/ppo4kz
ODD : LG Black 10X BD-ROM Link: http://bit.ly/IdxN37
Chassis : Antec Eleven Hundred Black Link: http://bit.ly/v0aUuf

Subtotal: $2,847.89
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July 18, 2012 2:45:41 PM

EzioAs said:
Would it be possible for you to edit this and sort it out better, please?

For my suggestion;

CPU : Intel Core i7-3930K Link: http://bit.ly/rK0Lvg
Cooler : Corsair H100 Link: http://bit.ly/o7eSS4
Motherboard : ASUS P9X79 PRO Link: http://bit.ly/wq8c25
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB Link: http://bit.ly/OXqOZh
Video Card : 2 x SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC Link: http://bit.ly/JUFUNA
PSU : SeaSonic X Series X-850 Link: http://bit.ly/jFFuhS
SSD : Crucial M4 256GB Link: http://bit.ly/ig8qgu
HDD : WD Caviar Black 2TB Link: http://bit.ly/ppo4kz
ODD : LG Black 10X BD-ROM Link: http://bit.ly/IdxN37
Chassis : Antec Eleven Hundred Black Link: http://bit.ly/v0aUuf

Subtotal: $2,847.89

No, it's straight off Digital Storm.
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July 19, 2012 5:48:36 AM

why would you need the super beast pc? no point unless u use alot big sizes monitor. the pcie3.0 will rule the pc world next few years and also new techno will throw 17 from the perch sooner or later.. Intel or IT major producer wont let you guys keeping with the future technology.. it just a bussines for them.. nothing more..
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August 5, 2012 6:46:57 AM

Thank you every body for your help, I greatly appreciate everybody's input.

Sorry i couldn't reply any sooner i was in the hospital after a nasty bike accident, broke my femur tibia and fibula.... lots o f nails and physical therapy

As for the build i placed the order for it early today, really excited for it to show up.

again i greatly appreciate everybody's help.


Stranger out
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August 5, 2012 7:13:07 AM

Best answer selected by Stranger1010.
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