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October 21, 2012 11:35:18 PM

Hello,

I am building a pc soon and as you can see I have quite a big budget :p  . Monitors and that other kind of stuff will be on a different tab. A good computer needs good cooling so I want to go with custom water cooling.

Thank you,

Chris

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October 21, 2012 11:49:30 PM

the kit only covers the CPU.
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October 22, 2012 11:29:45 AM

With $4500 to spend on a pc you can get a pretty sweet build here are some specs:

CPU: intel core i7-3930k
MOBO: Asus rampage iv extreme
RAM: corsair vengence 32 GB (4x8GB)
GPU:evga GeForce gtx 680 4GB (x2 on sli
Case:Corsair 800D
Psu: corsair ax 1200i
Hdd: western digital 500gb
SSD: 0cz vertex 4 256 gb


Then you can use the rest on the water cooling!

Hope it helps
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October 22, 2012 11:39:44 AM

What do you use your PC for? That would help us select appropriate parts.
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October 22, 2012 11:51:13 AM

Its useless to spend all $4500. Why buy something high end now when something even better will come out next year? Just buy something extremely upgradeable so you can upgrade oer time. Make a great rig for $2000 and pocket the rest for upgrades. I go for BigTrolls build.

I was reffering to ThatMoose, btw.
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October 22, 2012 11:56:43 AM

Need more information than a budget.

Nw333 is right, it would impossible to spend that much cash on a rig (of almost any purpose) without buying purely trivial parts. A better use of the cash would be getting a better desk or chair if you want a better experience with your computer.

Especially since monitors and such are on a separate budget, which is where you can actually sink a fair bit of money and expect it to be useful.
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October 22, 2012 1:50:22 PM

I like troll's build with the exception of a few things. On a high end build, it is a terrible idea to limit space in the case. Get a full tower, like the HAF 932 or the Antec twelve hundred V2.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Secondly, MSI boards are good most of the time, but of the big 4 (Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI) MSI is probably the worst. I would go with an Asus or a Gigabyte.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, to take full advantage of your budget and your graphics power, get an eyefinity setup of 120Hz monitors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW, I would buy these monitors today, because they are $50 cheaper than normal. If anyone else knows of a better and cheaper 120Hz monitor, let me know.
Hope this helps
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October 22, 2012 2:22:14 PM

This is exactly what I wanted originally when I started out building, but ended up with a $700 built (obviously for money reason).

If you want the I7-3960X extreme, you have to add in another $600.

CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core $539.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid $94.99
Motherboard Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 $429.99
Storage Corsair Force Series GT 480GB 2.5" SSD $389.99 Raid
Corsair Force Series GT 480GB 2.5" SSD $389.99 Raid
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM $149.99 Storage
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM $149.99 Storage
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB $519.99
Sound Card Asus Xonar Phoebus $197.99
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower $249.99
Power Supply Corsair 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V $315.00
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-206DBKS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $94.99
Monitor Asus VG278H 27.0" $529.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full (32/64-bit) $264.28
Keyboard Razer RZ03-00181400-R3U1 $77.48
Mouse Logitech G9x Wired Laser $64.95
Custom Nvidia 3D Vision Kit

Total (before mail-in rebates): $4519.59
Mail-in Rebates: $-60.00
Total: $4459.59
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
Lowest Possible Total: $4419.59

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October 22, 2012 2:57:32 PM

Don't get me wrong I'm not an AMD fanby, but the AMD 7970 ghz edition seems to be the fastest GPU on the market these days, so with your budget I would get two of those. And dude you have GOT to go with SLI or XFIRE at your budget.

The only way I could consider spending that kind of money would be
(1) An extremely nice custom h20 cooling loop for your GPUs and your processor
(2) Multiple very nice monitors. Either 120hz monitors or high resolution IPS panel monitors. This depends on whether you prefer picture/color quality or smooth gameplay.
(3) Get the nicest peripherals you possibly can--it makes a huge difference as I will explain below.

Really, the most under rated part of the rig are the human interface devices. Get some really nice peripherals like a great sound system and a top of the line mechanical keyboard. It's funny, after I upgraded from my crappy gaming laptop to my high end desktop rig the aspect of the upgrade I appreciated most were my new keyboard, mouse, speakers, and monitor. The ultra expensive GPUs and processor are great but honestly a lot of gaming the experience comes from the human interface devices. Not a lot of people talk about peripherals with these high end gaming rigs but take my word for it--they are worth their weight in gold. I recomend Filco for mechanical keyboards by the way.
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October 22, 2012 3:12:21 PM

ThatMoose said:
Why would you give him a build with a i5 if he has 4500 for his budget? He didn't say cheapo gaming build if he has a $4500 budget let him spend it all!


well if you dont know, there is no performance gain from going with a 3930k so why waste money on a useless luxury?
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October 22, 2012 3:15:05 PM

squirrelonfire said:
This is exactly what I wanted originally when I started out building, but ended up with a $700 built (obviously for money reason).

If you want the I7-3960X extreme, you have to add in another $600.

CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core $539.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid $94.99
Motherboard Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 $429.99
Storage Corsair Force Series GT 480GB 2.5" SSD $389.99 Raid
Corsair Force Series GT 480GB 2.5" SSD $389.99 Raid
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM $149.99 Storage
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM $149.99 Storage
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB $519.99
Sound Card Asus Xonar Phoebus $197.99
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower $249.99
Power Supply Corsair 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V $315.00
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-206DBKS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $94.99
Monitor Asus VG278H 27.0" $529.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full (32/64-bit) $264.28
Keyboard Razer RZ03-00181400-R3U1 $77.48
Mouse Logitech G9x Wired Laser $64.95
Custom Nvidia 3D Vision Kit

Total (before mail-in rebates): $4519.59
Mail-in Rebates: $-60.00
Total: $4459.59
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
Lowest Possible Total: $4419.59


3930k isnt needed for gaming but i do kind of get your point
480gb sandforce ssds are slower than their 240gb counterparts. and raid will not make your overall experience any faster in day to day usage
velocirpators will not help you with day to day applications since you have a ssd
1200w is definitly overkill
asus 680s are not great. get a 7970ghz. they perform better. and if you are to go with a nvidia card, you are better off with a msi lightning 680

ARE YOU MAD WITH A H100?
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October 22, 2012 3:18:46 PM

zared619 said:
I like troll's build with the exception of a few things. On a high end build, it is a terrible idea to limit space in the case. Get a full tower, like the HAF 932 or the Antec twelve hundred V2.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Secondly, MSI boards are good most of the time, but of the big 4 (Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI) MSI is probably the worst. I would go with an Asus or a Gigabyte.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, to take full advantage of your budget and your graphics power, get an eyefinity setup of 120Hz monitors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW, I would buy these monitors today, because they are $50 cheaper than normal. If anyone else knows of a better and cheaper 120Hz monitor, let me know.
Hope this helps


i dont see the point of a full tower when the haf xm can fit everything nicely and not have wasted space. but sure if you want to go that route. but if you are going with a full tower, i would use something like a 800D

well i chose the msi mpower because it is tested for overclocking (and they do it for 24hrs) and it looks nice. otherwise i would have recommended the z77-v pro from asus or the gigabyte z77x-ud5h.

i personally hate eyefinity as it stretches out my view of things but some people might like it
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October 22, 2012 11:08:58 PM

In reference to jrgong. That build is terrible. The OP is looking at custom water cooling, not a piece of crap H100 that gets out-performed by air coolers. The 3930k is completely unnecessary. No consumer program on earth can use nearly 32 GB of RAM. Who would want to cram custom water cooling into a mid tower? 1200 watts is completely overkill. If you are spending $800 per monitor, it better be 120Hz, which those are not. Also, why windows ultimate? What advantages could it possibly have over home premium that would be of any actual use?
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October 23, 2012 12:34:25 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...
Read number two

16Gb of RAM is still overkill, even for high-end systems that are meant for gaming.

Ask just about anyone, 120Hz is preferred over the higher res. 3570k or a 3770k will more or less multi-task the same. The main advantage that you get is hyper-threading.

When you start throwing in the 3rd and 4th card, you run into driver issues that make it not even worth it. Therefore, an 850 watt would be overkill. Especially if he is using any resolution under 2560X1600.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_...
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October 23, 2012 12:41:35 AM

the OP isnt looking for fisher price watercooling
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October 23, 2012 12:56:07 AM

while being twice as loud. i see.

aftermarket fans will reduce performance by 2-5c depending on the fan and depending how much air it moves (generally the higher the performing, the louder)
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October 23, 2012 10:40:27 AM

It has been debated many times over and over again. The D14 may not surpass an H100 but the H100 only leads by 2-3 degrees. Same with the 2011 socket processors, more RAM, and how would you expect for 2 7970s to produce atleast 30FPS on THREE 2560x1440 monitors.
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October 23, 2012 2:48:01 PM

Nw333 said:
It has been debated many times over and over again. The D14 may not surpass an H100 but the H100 only leads by 2-3 degrees. Same with the 2011 socket processors, more RAM, and how would you expect for 2 7970s to produce atleast 30FPS on THREE 2560x1440 monitors.

+1 To that.
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October 23, 2012 3:14:37 PM

zared619 said:

Ask just about anyone, 120Hz is preferred over the higher res. 3570k or a 3770k will more or less multi-task the same. The main advantage that you get is hyper-threading.



Alot of people like higher res vs 120hz, especially IPS frames. Don't get me wrong, I've never actually seen an IPS and I am a happy owner of a 120hz monitor, but there are many people who prefer the better picture/resolution/color that the IPS frames provide. And I agree about the 3570k.
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October 23, 2012 3:16:31 PM

zared619 said:

Ask just about anyone, 120Hz is preferred over the higher res. 3570k or a 3770k will more or less multi-task the same. The main advantage that you get is hyper-threading.



Alot of people like higher res vs 120hz, especially IPS frames. Don't get me wrong, I've never actually seen an IPS and I am a happy owner of a 120hz monitor, but there are many people who prefer the better picture/resolution/color that the IPS frames provide. And I agree about the 3570k.
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