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August 28, 2012 9:28:32 PM

Hey Everyone,

First time builder here, and I'm looking for feedback from you fine folks on the build I'm thinking about doing. Am I missing anything or combining the wrong parts? I think I've got it pretty nailed down, but am worried I'm doing something wrong.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP, next 5 days.

Budget Range: 2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: freelance motion graphics/design/

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: amazon)

Country: (US)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1200)

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ASUS SABERTOOTH X79 - LGA2011 - X79 - 8x DIMM - PCIe 3.0 Motherboards - Asus

Microsoft Arc Wireless Keyboard for PC and Xbox 360 - Black - Microsoft

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black) - Microsoft

Dell S2330MX 23" Ultra-Slim VGA Monitor - Dell Computers

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/

LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL Blu-Ray Rewriter with Software WH14NS40 - LG Electronics

Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W Power Supply with Modular Cabling (RSA00-AMBAJ3-US) - Cooler Master USA, Inc.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory F3-1600C9D-16GXM - G.SKILL

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW - Samsung

Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black CC650DW-1 - Corsair

Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH80) - Corsair

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-

Intel Core i7-3930K Hexa-Core Processor 3.2 Ghz 12 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73930K - Intel

Thanks again!
James

August 28, 2012 9:33:16 PM

Get the 670.
Get the Noctua D14.
Get a 700w PSU.

Otherwise, good choices.
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August 28, 2012 9:36:38 PM

^ +1

You did great picking out the parts, someone did their homework ;) 

However, you may want to invest in a 4x4GB memory kit so you can take advantage of Quad-Channel on the X79 platform. Other than that, everything looks good to go if you take obsama's recommendations.
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August 28, 2012 9:47:02 PM

Oh shoot, sorry guys. I got 2 of the 2x8's, so I have 32 GB of ram. That work? My Amazon list deleted the # I want to order..

ALso, why the 670? isnt the 680 better bang for the buck CUDA wise for after effects/Premier?

Then lastly, I started with the Noctua, and was told the h80 was quieter and better for Overclocking.. Any details on why the Noctua's better? Is it just easier to install?

Thanks so much everyone!

James
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August 28, 2012 9:47:48 PM

1) GTX 670 is preferred over the GTX680 due to how close it performs for the price. You will hardly notice a difference in games/CUDA applications between the two.

2) The Noctua NH-D14 is one of the best Air Coolers on the market and it is also very quiet. There really is no 'better' scenario here, but there's so many points of failure on the H80 that I prefer to stay away from it.

Though, the main reason people tend to bash the all-in-one liquid cooling units is due to how they perform. For their price range, air coolers that are significantly less in price typically out-perform them.
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August 28, 2012 9:54:15 PM

Awesome.
Thank you Mocchan/obsama1
I changed it out.. Though, Im having trouble nailing which 670 to get, as there appear to be multiple versions.. Is this one okay for my board/build?

EVGA GeForce GTX670 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, 2x Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DP, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card (02G-P4-2670-KR)

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-0...

Thanks again guys. I'm stoked to get started!

James

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August 28, 2012 10:02:19 PM

Alright, thanks.
One more Q for you. Does it matter or is there preference to brand name on these Graphics cards? Like, Im using an Asus board, so should I try and get an asus version of the 670?

Also, what did you mean "since it is the reference design cooler?""

thanks! Ill update and repost the my build proposal in here in a minute.
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August 28, 2012 10:04:13 PM

A reference cooler is a cooler that Nvidia have designed. Basically it gets the job done but it's not very efficient compared to other coolers.

The Gigabyte card I have linked is a third party cooler that Gigabyte have designed and installed :) 

GPU brand does not matter. Brand typically means the design of the cooler is different and different PCB components, however, the core of the card is still an Nvidia GPU.
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August 28, 2012 10:07:14 PM

Alright,
Here's where I've landed.. Am I ready to destroy renders and video projects!?

Thanks again!

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Graphics Card

Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W Power Supply with Modular Cabling (RS700-AMBAD3-US)


Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 2011 Socket with 6 Heatpipes, 140/120mm SSO Bearing PWM Fans NH-D14 SE2011

ASUS SABERTOOTH X79 - LGA2011 - X79 - 8x DIMM - PCIe 3.0 Motherboards - Asus

Microsoft Arc Wireless Keyboard for PC and Xbox 360 - Black - Microsoft

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black) - Microsoft

Dell S2330MX 23" Ultra-Slim VGA Monitor - Dell Computers

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive

LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL Blu-Ray Rewriter with Software WH14NS40 - LG Electronics

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800)

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black

Intel Core i7-3930K Hexa-Core Processor 3.2 Ghz 12 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73930K
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August 28, 2012 10:09:58 PM

Looks good to go! However, one small recommendation :lol: 

http://www.amazon.com/PC-Power-Cooling-Performance-comp...

Swap out your PSU for this :)  I feel more comfortable with this rather than the Cooler Master. I'm aware that the higher-end models of CM's power supplies are rather reliable, but I would prefer this as it's the same price.
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August 28, 2012 10:30:04 PM

Great, Thnx, Mocchan. I don't know anything about PC Power PSU's, but I defer to your experience. Do you know if it has the modular cables? I'm not seeing it. I liked the idea of the cleanliness. Regardless, consider it switched.

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August 28, 2012 10:39:08 PM

You're very welcome :) 

PC P&C PSU's are very reliable, they're kind of the underdogs IMO :lol:  however, they're reliable. The particular unit isn't modular, unfortunately, however, there still is hope! http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO750W-Edition-Semi-Modular-...

This unit is just as good as the one I have linked earlier, and it is semi modular (only the cables you'll actually use are attached) for only $2 more to the cost :) 
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August 28, 2012 10:44:23 PM

Epic. Thats great, as I HATE cable clutter. This should work nicely in that case, and minimize any cable mess. I can't say thank you enough. Wish me luck on the build!

James
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August 28, 2012 10:45:54 PM

You're very welcome! :) 

And I know what you mean! I hate cable clutter as well, I just love how a clean system looks..

Good luck and have fun building!
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August 28, 2012 11:48:25 PM

Shoot, sorry guys. One more question..

With the quad channel x79 mobo, is buying two sets of 2x8 gskill ripjaws the same as buying a 4x set? Probably a stupid question, but I want to be sure.

Also, should I stick with the Gskill for 240$

or do the 4x8 Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3 12800 Quad Channel 240 Pin Desktop Memory for 200? is one brand better than the other?

Thanks!

James
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August 28, 2012 11:53:37 PM

Personally I don't think there's a difference in buying two Dual-Channel kits apposed to one Quad-Channel kit.

However, if the specs are the same with those two kits, I would definitely pick up the Corsair. (I also prefer Corsair due to their heatspreaders)

Besides that, you won't really see any performance benefits going with one brand from another. Reliability, however, is a different story. But rest assured as G.Skill and Corsair are both very reliable.
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August 28, 2012 11:55:32 PM

Alright, so it's between these...

Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3 12800 Quad Channel 240 Pin Desktop Memory CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 (4 sticks)

or two sets of these:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory F3-1600C9D-16GXM

Would you go corsair?

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August 28, 2012 11:56:53 PM

Personally, yes, I will go Corsair :) 
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August 29, 2012 12:07:20 AM

Corsair it is. You guys shaved a couple hundo off my order. Beers are on me. :) 
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August 29, 2012 12:13:01 AM

Best answer selected by funwithdirt1.
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August 29, 2012 12:30:39 AM

:)  Good luck and have fun with your rig!
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