OC RIVE build

(Games)Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Data/backup: Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


3 for VGA hotwire ASUS GTX680-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

($529.99 each) + 1 more at tiger direct going to hotwire if thats more beneficial that 4gb signatures

overclocking CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M4A2400C9


overclocking ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

overclocking/cad/gaming Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K


games drive Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N240GB3-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


(boot drive CAD drive and other heavy use programs) SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pre-order: Ships After 11/06/2012




EK Supremacy ELITE CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Full Nickel - Socket 2011 w/ Indigo Xtreme

Select G 1/4" Fittings (Qty. 2): 1/2 x 3/4 Compression Fittings-Black ($18.98)

$140.97 $140.97
(for room enough for SR-x but plenty of room for pumps and res and radiators) Lian Li PC-D8000 Aluminum HPTX Full Tower Cube Case - Black (PC-D8000)

Select Optional Replacement Top Plate: 2 x 120mm Fan/Radiator Top (D8000-1) ($29.99)

2(top of case) Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Dual 120mm Radiator - 80mm Thick!! - Custom Painted White

Select G 1/4" Fittings (Qty. 2): 1/2 x 3/4 Compression Fittings-Black ($18.98)

$133.97each $267.94

(back of case use for cpu probably) MagiCool Limited Edition "Monsta" 420/360 Triple 120mm / 140mm Xtreme Performance Radiator

Select G 1/4" Fittings (Qty. 2): 1/2 x 3/4 Compression Fittings-Black ($18.98)
Select a Second Silicon Pad: Two 3 x 140 Silicon Pad ($25.90)

$224.87 $224.87
(overclocking!) EK ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Full Board Cooling Block Kit - Nickel CSQ (EK-FB KIT RE4 - Nickel CSQ) $127.99 $127.99
(sound good) Monsoon Free Center Compression Fitting - 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD - Modders 6 Pack Black Chrome (FCC-1234-6P-BC) $38.99 $38.99
3( these blocks are built for the asus 680!) EK ASUS GeForce 680 GTX DCII VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal + Nickel CSQ (EK-FC680 GTX DCII - Acetal+Nickel)

Select an Optional backplate: EK 680 DC II Backplate - Black ($32.99)
Select G 1/4" Fittings (Qty. 2): 1/2 x 3/4 Compression Fittings-Black ($18.98)

$168.96 $506.88
3 EK ASUS GeForce 680 GTX DCII VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Black CSQ (EK-FC680 GTX DCII Backplate - Black CSQ) $32.99 $98.97
2 EK-MultiOption RES X3 400 - Liquid Cooling Reservoir (6 Total Ports) $64.99 $129.98
Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 50 LT - 500mm
Select G 1/4" Fittings (Qty. 2): 1/2 x 3/4 Compression Fittings-Black ($18.98)

$63.97 $63.97
2 AquaComputer Aqualis XT Scratch Resistance Reservoir w/ Fill Level Sensor and LED Holder, G1/4 (34041)

Select Your G1/4" Fittings!: 1/2" Barbs ($4.98)

$119.97 $119.97
3(single loops cuz cooling performance and why not unless u can find me a way to fit another 680 on there but at that point it would be reaching the cpu limits) Aquacomputer Aquastream XT USB 12V Pump - Ultra Version (41061)

Select Adapter(s) for G1/4" Thread!: Eheim Discharge Adapter-Black ($5.99)
Select Adapter(s) for G1/4" Thread!: Eheim Intake Adapter-Black ($7.49)
Select G 1/4" Fittings (Qty. 2): 1/2 x 3/4 Compression Fittings-Black ($18.98)

Subtotal: $2500

or an srx with 2 cheapest 8core 2 gtxs and liquid cooling

unless i should go the 4gb 680 route. is VGA hotwire worth anything
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  1. what are you trying to build first of all. because everything is overkill for gaming if you ask me or a workstation rig

    and VGA hotwire isnt worth much. it involves manual overvolting and will only work with a asus motherboard.
  2. I'm doing CAD and its counterpart. server hub games is gonna be a small part of its use .. the other programs are more for workstations with quaddros so i have to counteract that so instead of buying a k5000 I'm getting 680s its overkill but i got the scratch

    and if i get srx ill definitely do the 4gbs but If i go with desktop 2011s i was going to go with a RIVE board which is vga hotwire compatible I'm just wondering how the 4gb vs 2gb was going to handle the 3d stuff and all that architectual crap

    unless a 5000k plays games pretty good i need 680s
  3. no matter how many geforce cards you throw at a system, it wont beat a k5000. nvidia rigged their cards this way so you cant save money. therefore 680s suck like hell in workstations while the k5000 which is a 680 chip with different drivers, kicks ass

    sr-x is a dumb choice for a server build or workstation. better boards for cheaper

    since this is a workstation, id get this

    -you dont really need watercooling
    -i give you a k5000 and a 7970 so you can game and do work
    -the mushkin chronos deluxe is my personal recommendation. i have one and it will actually perform to what it says on the spec list
    -7970s perform better than a 680
    -no worries for the case. it will fit perfectly.
    -hotwire is useless. you need some serious soldering

    k5000 is here

    if you want a dual CPU rig, id suggest the following

    2 of these

    and this motherboard



    you would also need watercooling since heatsinks wont fit. id suggest using a triple rad on the cosmos ii (top of the case) and a 240 rad in the front to cool the CPUs
  4. id also suggest a bigger power supply at that point such as a 1000w
  5. I heard remarkable things about the seasonic platinums, aparently they can output quite a bit more than listed. I was looking at them to go with the 680s low TDP.

    also i can't quite get 3300$ on processors alone as much as I'd love to.
    and samsung's new ssd cuz theres some new 3layer techwith the controller thats supposed to be awesome i was thinking if dual either the 650$ 6cores or maybe the 1000 8cores at most cuz thats out of the range i need to keep it around 6 preferably 5 and i was gonna get some IPS panels also so that dual is outta reach

    i was thinking of tri-sli 680s max i cant really get a gaming card if get that k5000. and I'm pretty sure i would need some heavy watercooling to run games because itd be so server and cores
  6. also any idea when intel's next gen is coming out should i wait?
  7. also i cant stand radeon's drivers i have a 5670 on my franken-pc nothing but problems. i had a gtx280 and i ******* loved it. now maybe ill get the devil 13 II but I'd rather get nvidias card...
  8. or should i sacrifice the k5000 for a c2075
  9. if you cant get the 16 core rig, just get the 6 core and call it a day

    if you are getting a 680, get a 670. hundred dollars cheaper and will perform the same

    670/680s suck in work. they just suck.

    the k5000 is based off of kepler. the c2075 is based off of fermi. there is a large performance gap according to nvidia

    theres no point of the new samsung ssd. its fast but you can hardly tell the difference in speed other than in benchmarks. what really matters is the price and reliablitly

    i wouldnt consider the 1000w unless you are runing the 16 core rig, which you are not

    so yeah, id get this and the k5000
  10. ok well i really wanted to do some high end gaming and overclocking so that cooling wont do it i need LQ cards and the only 7970 i like is the matrix and seeing as how im gonna do custom cooling sli and overclock the 680s they have way less power consumption and way better layout
    i need a workstation cad for my job/career but i mainly want a oc gaming custom rig that i been trying to build since before skulltrail dual extremes and Vigor PC went out of business

    I want a computer that does both insanely well. also i might go farther than cad so i need to be able to do have way more than what i currently need i have enough cash to spare for a 680
  11. so getting a k5000 and a 670 would be the best idea.

    a 680 doesnt provide much performance increase over a 670. totally not worth 100 dollars
  12. ok thanks alot then
  13. and i had sr-x chosen for its waterblock like i said OC and watercooling
  14. you cant even overclock on a SR-x. xeons are locked
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