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#1 Jun 03 2011 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
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Here's what I have so far

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822148697 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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-$5.00 Instant $64.99 $59.99

1 EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Item #: N82E16814130655 Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$589.99

1 SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply Item #: N82E16817256054 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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-$20.00 Instant $20.00 Mail-in Rebate $399.99 $379.99

1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM Item #: N82E16835100007 Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return

1 ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS - OEM Item #: N82E16827135252 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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$99.99

1 OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0110 PCI-E 110GB 4 x PCI-Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820227709
$289.99

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Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case Item #: N82E16811129100 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit 1-Pack - OEM Item #: N82E16832116992 Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy

-$8.00 Instant -$25.00 Combo $307.98 $274.98

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Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X Item #: N82E16819115079 Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813131642 Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy



Sorry for lack of formatting, hard to do on Motorola xoom.
I'm looking for input on what memory modules I should get for triple channel configuration. Any other suggestions would be great as well. Thanks in advance for your help.
#2 Jun 04 2011 at 12:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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For that price on the video card, I'd be tempted to look for a 590 GTX if I were you. They are running around $650 at the moment, but two actual cards built in.

On the power supply, unless you are planning on running quad SLI, you will never use that much power supply. It's a good unit, but you don't need it with only 1, 2 or 3 of those video cards.

I don't trust OCZ anything personally, but a whole lot of people are liking the new drives, and they seem to have improved their massive pervasive failure rate.

If you like the look of that case, you may want to also take a look at the Cooler MAster CM690 ii Advanced. It's half the price, has essentially the same airflow (big fan is on the front, not the top) and the same layout, including the internal powdercoating in black and all the screws powdercoated black. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216 Nothing wrong with the thermaltake one though. I tend to prefer the side mounted tray mount tooless drive bays rather than the slot in front ones, but thats personal preference.

Nice choice on the procesor there, that one will be speedy.

For ram, for Core I7 socket 1366, to be honest the speed of the ram doesn't matter all that much. Faster ram above 1333 Mhz will add maybe 1% performance overall in certain situations. You'll have 6 ram slots, 3 ram channels. I'd be tempted to go with this kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233146 and occupy one slot in each of the three channels for 12GB total, then throw another kit in later to bump your ram to 24GB. A 12GB 6 stick kit runs about the same from Corsair, so there really isn't any reason not to if the board supports it.

As far as that motherboard goes, its a nice, very stable unit with 6GB / sec sata controller and USB 3.0. The main advantage of that particular board is 4 PCI express 16X slots, for Quad SLI.

If you are not intending to go with quad SLI, you might want to consider this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641 It's essentially the same exact thing with 1 less PCI express 16X slots, $100 cheaper. Both boards have a 4X PCi express slot for your SSD card. Either one would work for the parts you have specified. The Maximus board looks nicer.

Edit: Also, get two of the Seagate 1TB data drives, and set them up in a Raid 1 mirror. Thats built into the board. That way, if one of the drives fails, all your data still exists on the other drive. Cheap insurance.

Edited, Jun 3rd 2011 11:26pm by Kaolian
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#3 Jun 04 2011 at 7:24 AM Rating: Default
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Interesting, I didn't know higher speed ram would make such a small difference, I will be able to shave off a few bucks with that (and unlock better of potential). Unfortunately, the 590s are sold out, and I prefer a single powerful card after my last dual card didn't live up to expectations.

I know I went overkill on the psu, but I wanted something that would last and be able to handle all overclocking profiles without issue. If that's still way too much, what would you suggest? If I did change it, it would open up room to upgrade other parts (3.3-3.4k budget).

Only thing about that case is that it isn't a full tower, I like having the extra room and good cable management.

With the money I save buying that ram I will be able to get that second hard drive, thank you :)

Edit switched to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371043 for psu
And added two sets of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233146 for 24gb ram. 3339.86

My question is, should I even bother with two sets, or will just 3 sticks in triple channel suffice. I've never left any module slots unfilled like that before, would it have any negative impact? Or should i remove a set and improve elsewhere?

Edited, Jun 4th 2011 9:48am by xthunderblazex
#4 Jun 04 2011 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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Honestly, if you are going to invest this much into a rig, I see no reason to use a last gen processor. You've basically just agreed to never upgrading... I'd really recommend looking into the now slot 1155 cpus from intel. They are wiping the floor with last gen and buying a mobo that supports them will allow you to upgrade in the future.
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#5 Jun 04 2011 at 8:41 AM Rating: Default
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I replace computers every 2-3 years, this is just the next one. I dont know where you got the idea that im against upgrading though? I'm ordering it Tuesday or Wednesday. To my knowledge there is no better Intel CPU on newegg, nor do I feel like waiting...and you can OC the i7-990x to over 4.5ghz on air cooling alone. 4.5ghz hexacore processor...don't think I will need anymore than that for now.
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I totally mistook the cpu you were using for an 875--no clue why. That is the faster processor.

Though you should probably know that dropping down $700 to get the i7-2600k is only going to be a low, single-digit (like 1-3) drop in FPS rates in games, if that's all you want this for. And it's still extremely competitive in other areas, like media encoding, sometimes even out-performing the 990x.

Benchmarks

And I wish I had the kind of cash that I could build a new rig every two years. D:

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And to add, if you go for the 2600k, you can invest that extra cash in a second video card. Your overall performance would probably be better.

Edited, Jun 4th 2011 2:24pm by idiggory
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#7 Jun 04 2011 at 11:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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The CM 690 ii is a full tower case. It just looks short in that picture for some reason. The thing is the same height as a thermaltake eureka case, though not not as "deep". Your cables go down the side channel routed mainly behind the motherboard. If you really want good cable management, you might want to look at the Thermaltake speedo advance instead. Or possibly the Cooler master HAF X too. You might also want to look at the EVGA SR2 dual processor slot motherboard and get a case that can accomodate that if you have the funds to throw at it. then you could get two hexacore cpus!

Leaving one of the ram slots unfilled in each slot theoretically would result in a slight performance drop, but realistically, with 12GB ram, you wouldn't notice it. 24GB is overkill at the moment, but as it beccomes more prevelent I expect developers will take advantage of it. I've always been of the oppinion that there is no such thing as too much ram. On the other hand, ram is really easy to add andf its not going to give you that much of a boost, so you might be better off running just 3 sticks and putting the other funds into your cooling system.

If you are planning to overclock that CPU, I'd reccommend water cooling. There is a water cooled variant of that video card you are looking at, and a water cooling kit with pumps and everything will probably set you back between $200-$250 depending on options. Overclocking that processor and ram on air is going to be problematic. At very least you will need a beefier air cooler. You may want to take a look at performance-pcs.com and see what they have in the way of water and air cooler setups, as their selection in that specific area is much better than neweggs. Also, you might want to consider getting the case from them too. They offer internal cable sleaving services, makes the internal layout much neater. They also have cases pre-rigged for water cooling. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_262&zenid=d3f03d129de02caf4dcc384d0ef009a8

That PSU should be fine for what you are building. Given the price i'd be tempted to swap it out for an Enermax PSU personally, since that is what I use in most of my higher end builds, but Antecs are usually pretty solid too. You're still over your needed power budget for what you are running. a 1Kw PSU would run two cards in SLI just fine with no issues. 1200 watts are needed for Triple SLI 3 card setups, but it doesn't hurt to have that extra power budget in case you do decide to upgrade later.





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#8 Jun 04 2011 at 1:50 PM Rating: Default
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I indeed might have to upgrade to water cooling, but I just want to see how it runs on air, as I saw a guy got it to 4.56ghz on air no problems under load with stock cooler. Supposedly it is a really good cooler, but we shall see about that.

I definitely can't afford a dual processor build right now haha, 3.3-3.4k is all I can put into it right away.Thank again for the advice, I'll check out that psu and other cases.

Edit - thanks, that's a much better psu for the same price plus shipping.

Edited, Jun 4th 2011 3:56pm by xthunderblazex
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I indeed might have to upgrade to water cooling, but I just want to see how it runs on air, as I saw a guy got it to 4.56ghz on air no problems under load with stock cooler. Supposedly it is a really good cooler, but we shall see about that.

I definitely can't afford a dual processor build right now haha, 3.3-3.4k is all I can put into it right away.Thank again for the advice, I'll check out that psu and other cases.

Edit - thanks, that's a much better psu for the same price plus shipping.

Edited, Jun 4th 2011 3:56pm by xthunderblazex


You're welcome! Enermax PSU's last forever too, and if you ever do manage to kill one, their warranty is great. No questions asked RMA, no hassle, usually send back a newer better one, etc.
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#10 Jun 06 2011 at 8:14 AM Rating: Default
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Hmm one last question, think the noctua d14 can fit with those corsair sticks? I see its compatible with my MB, just not sure it will fit with three of those. I could always remove one of the heatsinks on a stick, wouldn't hurt, right?
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New question...switched to rampage III black edition instead of extreme, so the MB won't fit in the antec 1200 I had my heart set on, so I need a new case with a budget of 300 for it...looking at a HAF X since the noctua d14 will fit in there along with my e-atx MB. Good choice for the case, or should I get something else? Really wish the antec would fit e-atx :/
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Haf-X is a great case. A little spendy, but great airflow and features. Might also see if you can track down a Cooler master ATCS case. they are getting kind or rare, but well worth it with the slide out motherboard tray. With $300, Lian Li cases would also be potential ones to look at. You could also go with something along the lines of an Antec P193, which will fit EATX. That case is a pain in the *** to work with though.

Edit: also, the Noctua D-14 should fit just fine with the specified ram.

Edited, Jun 8th 2011 8:04pm by Kaolian
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#13 Jun 08 2011 at 9:45 PM Rating: Default
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Haf-X is a great case. A little spendy, but great airflow and features. Might also see if you can track down a Cooler master ATCS case. they are getting kind or rare, but well worth it with the slide out motherboard tray. With $300, Lian Li cases would also be potential ones to look at. You could also go with something along the lines of an Antec P193, which will fit EATX. That case is a pain in the *** to work with though.

Edit: also, the Noctua D-14 should fit just fine with the specified ram.

Edited, Jun 8th 2011 8:04pm by Kaolian


Thanks yet again, couldn't pass up the black edition with onboard USB 3.0 and other features, even if I had to change other things around. Can't wait till I finally order it, and then slap in a second 580 next month. Gotta hate cases that are a pain to work with, that's exactly what I want to avoid, along with investing in a bad case that will only give me headaches.

One thing I am annoyed about though, is that because I use nvidia's 3D solution, I can't get myself a pair of 6990s and have a mining rig to boot. Meh. I should have everything next week, ordered noctua yesterday and got it today, was surprised.. tomorrow I'm going to order the case, then everything else in a few days.
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