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Originally Posted by KidKB View Post

Sorry for the vague description, I'll add further details up top when I have some time. Basically what I meant by Media Rig was it would be my workhorse for photo and video encoding/editing. I use a lot of Adobe programs on a daily basis, and this rig will be dedicated to that among other things. As far as the G-Changer...I have no idea why I purchased it, but it was cheap haha. Maybe my wife's rig someday.
Thanks!

lol... ok... makes a lot more sence now... but i think you need quad 7970s on a z68 WS devil.gif
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Wow...just wow. Maybe I missed a couple pics, but where are you mounting the monstrous radiator?

Also, are all of the systems going to be on the same water cooling loop? Because that would be awesome if it could take the load of all three at once!

Good luck, subbed for sure!
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post #13 of 267
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Sub'd but may u ask y ur media rig is using a 3960X wile ur gaming rig is running on a 2600k?

^ This. Surely you want to SLI or something as well? While the dual PC is awesome I do wonder if it's just a bit pointless... thumb.gif
 
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post #14 of 267
@^^^

It's so he can run large encoding and rendering projects wile he games... Also reason for 6990s if I had to guess... I totally get it... I have had projects that take days to render on server farms cause they are massive (one was over 200gb)
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Subbed big time. thumb.gif
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Oh wow. Subbed.
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Every time I see builds like this, I feel like less of a man. sadsmiley.gif

<~~~ goes to watch the Notebook now. QQ
post #18 of 267
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Originally Posted by Num_Lock View Post

Wow...just wow. Maybe I missed a couple pics, but where are you mounting the monstrous radiator?
Also, are all of the systems going to be on the same water cooling loop? Because that would be awesome if it could take the load of all three at once!
Good luck, subbed for sure!

That's the crazy thing. The TX10 can supposedly house three of the massive MO.RA rads! I am either going to mount mine in the upper chamber at the top or the lower chamber above the pedestal...I am still working that part out. I was thinking of using the MO.RA to cool the two CPU's...Or possibly the Media rig and Gaming rig, depending on when the 7970's have water blocks.
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Originally Posted by hcetech View Post

^ This. Surely you want to SLI or something as well? While the dual PC is awesome I do wonder if it's just a bit pointless... thumb.gif

Eskamobob was correct on this. It's basically so I can use my media rig to handle all my encoding/editing while having a completely separate system (or two if you count the server) available for gaming and/or other things. smile.gif

Thanks guys!
    
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Some updates and changes!

I decided to go with the 2500k instead of 2600k for my gaming rig. I didn't see a reason to justify spending the extra for HT and a slightly higher clock speed when I'll be using the rig simply for gaming. Especially since the purpose for this was to be prepared for Ivy Bridge. Anyhow, Microcenter had an awesome deal on motherboards and processors and I got a 2500k for $179.99 vs $219.99 and the Fatal1ty z68 for $259.99 vs $306.99 normally.

With those purchased I decided to start mounting them into the case to figure out wiring and water cooling ideas.

Gaming Rig- Motherboard and Processor purchased:

ASRock Fatal1ty Z68

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The Goods:

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Even though I have a 3960X already, I always wanted a 2500K/2600K after all the (rightful) hype:

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The TX10-D has removable motherboard trays that allow mounting and dismounting the motherboard extremely easy.

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This case is just huge. The motherboard looks so tiny.

Fatal1tyand2500kinTX10.png

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Mounted my HiCurrent Pro up in the PSU bay. I'm glad I kept it from my previous build!

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I bought some Bit Fenix PSU extensions awhile back but I ended up not using them because of the extra slack and clutter it caused. But because the TX10 is so huge, they actually come in handy and look much better than the normal non-sleeved cables. This is just the PSU power cable currently:

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Oh, also I got 13 of my 18 Gelid Wing 14 fans for the MO.RA 140.9 rad...New Egg ran out of stock haha.

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After doing a bit of reading and research on the Z68 platform I've made some changes to the build.

  1. Instead of using Synapse Cache SSD from OCZ, I'm going to go with a stand alone SSD since Z68 has Intel SRT, it will do the same thing as the Synapse drive.
  2. I didn't realize how little PCI-E lanes the Sandy Bridge processors have, and I don't think tri-fire 7970's will be possible? I'll have to stick to a crossfire combination.

Opinions and/or suggestions are welcome.
    
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