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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13680654

Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated,

I have a water cooling system selected with an EK high flow cpu block, 1 gtx extreme 360 and 1 gt stealth 120 for rads.

I have one question.
Is this rad set up sufficient to achieve a 4.8ghz stable /comfortable clock speed?
post #2 of 13
Welcome to OCN! And that's more than overkill for just a CPU - a 120 (maybe a 240) would handle it just fine.
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Well there is also a gtx 580 on the loop as well.

And thanks for the welcome
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Your avatar just reminded me of the agony I had to sit through at Citizens Bank Park on Friday...

As for the radiator, if both the CPU and GPU are in the same loop go for a 240/360 setup.

For this setup an 850w setup is the absolute max I would go. Unless you know you will be adding another 580 than drop down to a 650w PSU.

You may have some trouble getting your max possible overclock with that 16GB kit. Motherboards are typically typically happier with only 2 as opposed to four DIMM slots filled. You didn't say what you are using the system for but I'm guessing it isn't anything too demanding on RAM, so 8GB will be more than plenty.

Also unless you are using highly threaded applications than you can drop down to a 2500k; it is a very solid performer.

Which SSD do you plan on using: the m4 (very recommended) or the plextor? Also you can drop to a cheaper HDD since you should have the storage-limited applications on the SSD. Don't get both.

Do everything above and drop down to a slightly cheaper motherboard and you can probably add another GTX580 to the loop as well (if you're playing demanding games that will help your framerate very much).
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Its going to be a gaming, My logic be hind the hard drives was the 64g SSD for windows, the 128 for any games I want to preform at the maximum, and the HDD for my work files/music files.

It might be overkill now but My plan is to get 8+years out of this before having to build a new computer.

As for mobo I was real torn between a few, one being the gigabyte assassin, a few but felt there where to many cons to it for the price.

as far as SLI, From my experience not a lot of the games utilize this feature and in some cases can bog down the fps. I do plan to add another 580 in the future, but not until more games use the feature.

My job is paying for 50% of the computer for price is not really an issue.

And +1 for being at the game, it was indeed a very very VERY sad / aggravating moment for Phillies fan across the city.
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I'd recommend that you pick up a regular 580 rather than the hydro copper, they can be had for $450 new now. Then you can get a waterblock for ~$120 from performance pcs or frozencpu. It'll be much cheaper than the hydrocopper and it'll look nicer.
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I was thinking about getting a regular gtx 580 but this will be my 1st water cooling system and I don't want to risk breaking anything, or not applying the right about of thermal paste to the gpu and with my work paying for half, I don't mind shelling out for the convenience of a pre installed water block.

The idea is enticing, you have any recommendations for water blocks? The few I was looking at would only save about 25-30 dollars to the reinstalled block, but they may be of a higher quality not to sure.
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I was thinking about getting a regular gtx 580 but this will be my 1st water cooling system and I don't want to risk breaking anything, or not applying the right about of thermal paste to the gpu and with my work paying for half, I don't mind shelling out for the convenience of a pre installed water block.

The idea is enticing, you have any recommendations for water blocks? The few I was looking at would only save about 25-30 dollars to the reinstalled block, but they may be of a higher quality not to sure.
I have Koolance VID-NX580 blocks on both of my 580s, they're extremely easy to install and theres very little that you can screw up, just make sure that you have the right screwdrivers and you're all set.

My waterblock with a 120x4 radiator kept my 580 at 46C max in a room with 20C ambient temps.
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Its going to be a gaming, My logic be hind the hard drives was the 64g SSD for windows, the 128 for any games I want to preform at the maximum, and the HDD for my work files/music files.

It might be overkill now but My plan is to get 8+years out of this before having to build a new computer.
Due to the architecture of SSD's it would be better to have a single 128GB one since higher capacity models of the same SSD line are generally faster. Not to mention simpler to maintain. You may as well go for a 7200 RPM 2TB HDD, it will probably perform about the same as the 1TB model you listed before.

I can't guarantee that a highly overclocked 2600k will last 8+ years but then again the degradation rate of any overclocked CPU is for the most part unpredictable.
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Due to the architecture of SSD's it would be better to have a single 128GB one since higher capacity models of the same SSD line are generally faster. Not to mention simpler to maintain. You may as well go for a 7200 RPM 2TB HDD, it will probably perform about the same as the 1TB model you listed before.

I can't guarantee that a highly overclocked 2600k will last 8+ years but then again the degradation rate of any overclocked CPU is for the most part unpredictable.

So having a SSD just dedicated to windows, and one dedicated to games is not a good idea? I did take your suggestion and got the cheaper HDD since it wont really have any demanding applications on it.

also you said that the mobo wouldn't run as smooth with a full set of RAM I can always get a different CPU I was originally going to get gulftown but thought that the sand bridge is better to overclock but Im not really sure.

Im coming from AMD computers so all of intels chips are kind of confusing to me. some are more expensive with more cores but lower clock speeds, and vis versa, could anyone explain the differences to me?
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