Hello there... first of all i'm new to the forum so if i do something wrong just tell me.
I'm building a new allround rig. Mainly for gaming, but also of video editting and making a lot of room for future developments.
So far what i have is this, but its not set in stone:
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Formula / thunderfx
Graphics card: ASUS GeForce GTX690
Harddrive disk: Western Digital WD2002FAEX
BluRay combo - ASUS BC-B1ST 12x
Now my question about these part are:
What do you thing of these and do you thing its a good combonation?
For a cooling systeem i'm looking around. I'm always used air cooling and have desided to go with the NOCTUA NH-D14. atleast... if it fits in the HAF XM but i think it does.
But i've also started looking at liqued cooling.
what are the pro's en con's between air and liquid and what would you suggest?
I see. And yes, the custom wc loop requires maintenance. You really have to pay attention and take care of it. It's not that difficult, but for you, I'd just recommend you get a top notch air cooler and not worry about it.
I personally wouldn't go the gtx 690 route. I'd just go with two gtx 670s in SLI. However, if you absolutely want the gtx 690, then go for it. It's a great card. For what you're doing, you can get similar performance for a little less by going with the build I suggested.
It should fit your case no problem. The HAF XM is a beast of a case. Speaking of which, disregard my case recommendation, lol. I've been offering so much advice...I tend to get a little ahead of myself. Sorry about that.
I gotcha. The asrock board offers pci gen 3 as well. If you need the other features, feel free to change the mobo back to what you had. It's your build. I'm only here to offer suggestions and alternatives.
yup.. and thanks for the quick responses.
as for the Memory i'm not compleetly sure what to look for.
It needs to be 16GB (2x 8GB) and a good speed is 9-9-9-24. but that still leaves like hundreds of options. someone suggested Corsai Vengeance or Dominator, but i dont see the difference
Maximus V Formula is a LGA1155 board. its dual Channel. and accoording to measurement even with a beast like noctua it should fit nicely.
the board is also the reason why i was looking at wc. cause i heard it was specially made to fit nicely with a wc system.
Whoa! Hold up! My apologies, I didn't realize the board you were referring to was an lga 1155. If you go with that board, change that CPU to an i7 3770k. If you want the 3930k, you're gonna have to step that board up to a lga 2011 based mobo.
Lol, we could've had some serious problems if you would've went with that combination. The 3930k won't work on that board. Sorry about that.
Also have a topic on that under cpu's but haven't got a reply yet.
I heard that the ivy bridges incl 3370k had some heating issues because of the thermal density and the paste or something.
that was in may, and was wondering if that got fixed yet.
It's due to it's 22nm architecture. It heats up a bit. It's nothing you need to worry about. You'll be fine with the i7 3770k and either the noctua or zalman cooler I recommended. Either of those coolers will keep everything nice and cool.
also the Thermalright Silver arrow is better and much cheaper. its even better than the d14 on some levels.
Okee.. you've help me really a lot. i'm actually almost done.
the last part i need is a Power supply.
You linked me the Corsair HX1050.
With all the gear i have now isn't that a little overkill?
The PSU is sort of overkill, but you won't have to upgrade that part for many years to come. It's a solid PSU. I recommended it in the beginning because I thought you were gonna be going with a lga 2011 based build. You could drop it down to a Corsair HX750 or HX850. It's still fully modular and will handle all your needs and a few upgrades.
In that case, I'd go with the noctua all the way. It's better to have the best cooling you can get with the 3770k. Ivy bridge runs a bit hotter than most CPUs.