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December 3, 2012 7:34:19 PM

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Hi Everyone I got my Christmas gift early but its incomplete. I am new to building computers and need some help. (going to pass on the gift to my daughter so would like to finish the build before Christmas)
I got these as a gift - Antec 900 midtower : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=21123 - i7 3930k Sandy Bridge - E( supports PCIE 3) : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64992&vpn=BX80619I73930K&... - Evga 670 FTW
What I have is - Power supply - hdd - monitors / kb /mouse
What I have been told I need - mother board (LGA2011) - Ram (quad channel) - heat sink (as i do not see any with the processor)
i was GOGGLING and things that should do ... - asus rampage IV formula sku 67872 - gskill f3 ddr3 quad DIMM kit (sku -65665)
PLEASE suggest/ comment
ANY any heat sink ?? that fits in the Antec 900 midtower

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December 3, 2012 7:45:40 PM

I'd return that case - the Antec 900 has no cable management. The Corsair 500R would be better for the same price.

What is the build going to be used for? Gaming? Photoshop/CS5? Something else.

If it's games there is no point in going X79 as you will not benefit from it. No point in spending ridiculous amounts of money for a motherboard like the Rampage IV.
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December 3, 2012 8:01:09 PM

She is a Network admin student
So she will use it for games(lol, wow and i think something called bf3)/photoshop/ movie editing
and hopefully some Studying
- Also i cant return the case. ( do not have any receipts) I can manage the cabling somehow . but if no cooling solution will fit in that case ill buy a new one for her.

thanks for any help
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December 3, 2012 8:07:43 PM

thekoolk said:
She is a Network admin student
So she will use it for games(lol, wow and i think something called bf3)/photoshop/ movie editing
and hopefully some Studying
- Also i cant return the case. ( do not have any receipts) I can manage the cabling somehow . but if no cooling solution will fit in that case ill buy a new one for her.

thanks for any help


The Antec 900 also won't fit XL-ATX motherboards like the Rampage IV. Gaming will not benefit from X79 but if you want something with some decent power I'd recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.71 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1480.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 17:07 EST-0500)
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December 3, 2012 8:21:50 PM

Hey
Thanks for the solution

but i already have the
* i7 3930k Sandy Bridge - E( supports PCIE 3)
* Evga gtx 670 FTW
I can not return these so my build will have to keep these 2 in mind

Also why do you suggest the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard over the XL-ATX ? ( both are within my budget and I do not mind getting a new case )

also the memory you suggested is a dual channel .. I am trying to build this pc keeping the next 3 years in mind .. wont a quad channel be better and last a little longer before needing update ?

Please keep in mind that she is a network admin student and sometimes runs 6-7 virtual machines at one time to simulate multiple networks.

:D  Please do not take my questions as a challenge or insult to anyone . I am just trying get a decent gift for my daughter. :D 

all and any help is appreciated

allocated budget $1,000 for a mother board, cooling, ram
(no inducing the monitos/kb/mice/CPU/graphic card/hdd/powersupply/optical drive )
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December 3, 2012 8:40:24 PM

thekoolk said:
Hey
Thanks for the solution

but i already have the
* i7 3930k Sandy Bridge - E( supports PCIE 3)
* Evga gtx 670 FTW
I can not return these so my build will have to keep these 2 in mind

Also why do you suggest the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard over the XL-ATX ? ( both are within my budget and I do not mind getting a new case )

also the memory you suggested is a dual channel .. I am trying to build this pc keeping the next 3 years in mind .. wont a quad channel be better and last a little longer before needing update ?

Please keep in mind that she is a network admin student and sometimes runs 6-7 virtual machines at one time to simulate multiple networks.

:D  Please do not take my questions as a challenge or insult to anyone . I am just trying get a decent gift for my daughter. :D 

all and any help is appreciated

allocated budget $1,000 for a mother board, cooling, ram
(no inducing the monitos/kb/mice/CPU/graphic card/hdd/powersupply/optical drive )


Here's the thing - there's no such thing as making a rig completely future proof whether you're spending $500 or $5000 on a rig.

The 3930K will handle VM no problems.

But as for that build stay away from closed liquid loops, and you need one of Corsair's new i PSUs in order to take advantage of the H80i. $400 on a motherboard is ridiculous for any build and the Rampage IV won't fit in that case which is why I suggested going with an ATX board.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($268.94 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1217.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 17:40 EST-0500)
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December 3, 2012 8:49:19 PM

Thanks thats looks good .
Merry Christmas to you
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December 3, 2012 9:09:11 PM

Best answer selected by thekoolk.
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