Hello everyone thanks for taking the time to read this. This is a New Build kind of, I put only the basic parts together (mobo, gpu, cpu, ssd) all stock. The other parts listed is what I have purchased and is waiting for me to install. I will be posting video and pictures when I am finished. I also purchased a blue sleeving kit and a black one as well. The build time on this if I do it right is going to be pretty long and time consuming with the sleeving and all. Not to mention liquid cooling alone is it's own time sink. This is my first time putting something this big together and I have never done liquid cooling before and it's a big investment. I have done alot of research and as you can see I am doing more by filling out a very time consuming application (If you format correctly) to post here. I hope to continue to learn and I'm anxious to receive feedback from everyone.
Approximate Purchase Date: Today/Now
Budget Range: $3000-5000+ (over $5000 with shipping/handling and taxes. about $3400 just parts)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies (2 screens)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Just Liquid Cooling and Led configs and advice on heat/overclocking
Parts Preferences: EK, XSPS, Nvidia, AMD, Cooler Master
Overclocking: Yes (I want to.)
SLI or Crossfire: NO (but I have a gtx590) Does that mean yes?
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC that cools an overclocked FX-8150 bulldozer, maybe 5 ghz when I'm finished, (3.61 ghz right now). Also eventually want to overclock the GTX 590 in same loop. Games; Star Wars The Old Republic, Guild wars 2, Final Fantasy IV: A Realm Reborn(when it comes out) On the other 24inch led 1080p asus screen I browse web, media, blue ray movies, netflix.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: GTX 590 gets very hot and the fx-8150 will get big time hot when I overclock to 5ghz. im going to be using a 240 rad and a 360 rad with a pump reservoir combo to cool it, I would like to know what people think of the setup and what they would do / what I did right and what I did wrong and overall score.
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I would not spend that much money on a PC and get outdated hardware. The liquid cooling components are good - like I say if you're going to use liquid cooling, do the real thing or don't do it at all. Cooler Master PSUs have a horrendous reputation in the reliability department. But the 590 is old and outdated now. The 690 is newer and uses way less power. And if you're going to spend that money on a gaming rig, do *NOT* purchase an FX CPU. Get Intel or nothing. Don't get a Sandforce SSD either - get a Marvell drive instead.
If you want to do that build right here's what I would suggest:
thanks for the quick response, the 590 was a hand me down that I picked up for 600, I couldn't say no since he had it for such a short time. (the heat from this POS is what cause me to go liquid cooling in the first place). I will be upgrading my card to a 690 or better card in the future. The cooler master modular psu I alrdy bought and cant return it was a part I've had for a while. What do you mean fully integrated psu, is my psu not fully integrated?
I really wish I would of done more research many months ago when I bought the parts that you already see installed as I posted. If I could do it all over again I would of gone intel for gaming, and if I didnt have the 8150 for a few months already I would totally go for the piledriver.
The parts that I wrote that is already installed is there to stay(too late to return), but hearing all this criticism is so great so I don't make all the same mistakes with what I did in this build. By the way when I say I did alot of research.. I only mean I did alot of research on the liquid cooling...