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Hey guys,

I was hoping that you could give me some advice on two aspects on my computer build. (first time building a comp so be gentle smile.gif )

Computer specifications

CPU
- Intel Core i7 3930K Processor LGA2011 3.2GHz 12M Cache 6 Cores 
MOBO
- Asus P9X79-DELUXE Socket 2011,X79,8DDR3,Wi-FI,2x GbLAN, 8ch,Raid 
RAM
- G Skill 16G(4X4G) DDR3 2133MHZ PC3-17000 CL11(11Q-16GBZL) 
GPU
- MSI GTX580 Lightning 1536M
Cooling
- Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 High-performance CPU Cooler
Optical Drive
- Sony AD7280SGB 22X SATA OEM DVD RW Black 
HD
- OCZ Agility 3 120G SATA3 SSD 
Case
- CoolerMaster RC-942-KKN1 HAF X 942 Black No PSU
PSU
-Silverstone ST1000 Gold 1000W Strider Power Supply


Firstly, should i invest some more money into the cooling aspects of my computer? mabye a few more fans than the stock that come with the case and the ram? (i read somewhere that the particular ram i am buying comes with a fan but correct me if im wrong. Also, are all the parts i have listed compatible? / anything you guys would change.

thanks
post #2 of 15
Very solid build, no chance of pushing budget a little bit more and getting SLI GTX570's ?
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at the moment not really possible lol. i do plan to add another msi lightning in the coming months to see how that works.

just hoping that i have enough cooling to deal with what i have now.
post #4 of 15
if you're already going water I don't see why you have to get more fans....

ram doesn't need much cooling imo

also, you don't need a 1000W PSU for a single 580. If you don't actually own that PSU at this moment, you can consider getting something less powerful, something like a 750W.

could go even less if you dont overclock, etc etc.

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at the moment not really possible lol. i do plan to add another msi lightning in the coming months to see how that works.
just hoping that i have enough cooling to deal with what i have now.



oh that, then you could go for a 850w
Edited by HarrisLam - 12/29/11 at 2:40am
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if you're already going water I don't see why you have to get more fans....
ram doesn't need much cooling imo

thought i might need a bit more circulation to keep fresh air to the graphics card/s (eventually ill get dual 580
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also, you don't need a 1000W PSU for a single 580. If you don't actually own that PSU at this moment, you can consider getting something less powerful, something like a 750W.
could go even less if you dont overclock, etc etc.

with another 580 shouldnt i need around the 1000w mark
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thought i might need a bit more circulation to keep fresh air to the graphics card/s (eventually ill get dual 580
with another 580 shouldnt i need around the 1000w mark

the MSI lightning version of the card already runs 10-20% cooler than the stock version. I mean if you really want by all means go for it, but there shouldn't be a problem if you don't


and no, you dont need that much power, 1000w can probably handle a 3-way
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thought i might need a bit more circulation to keep fresh air to the graphics card/s (eventually ill get dual 580
with another 580 shouldnt i need around the 1000w mark

yes..i saw results of a similar config last night..pulled 960w @ the socket

what's wrong with a 2600k build?What you have=High-end build.
 
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what's wrong with a 2600k build?

tbh nothing im my opinion, i am just after the new cpu. hoping it will last a bit longer.

also i wanted a better cpu than my friend who has the 2600k.
post #9 of 15
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I have been reading that some people have bought ram which does not achieve its stated speeds. they say it is because the ram they have is not specifically designed for the x79 chipset.

Will i be able to achieve 2133mhz from my ram with the x79 chipset and my mobo?

if not any way i can identify ram which would?

also will i need to buy a adaptor to fit the h100 to the lga 2011 socket?
Edited by Liveeight - 12/29/11 at 3:55pm
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Regarding RAM that is made specifically for the quad channel x79 chipset boards, your RAM seems to have been made for that chipset. I'm not really sure, as it says "Quad channel memory designed for LGA2011 Intel Core-i7 processors and X79 platforms. Intel XMP 1.3 ready," in the product details.

Also, I'd stick with the 1000w, as you never know what you may do in later builds, and you could end up saving money by sticking with the 1000w. If you're going with the Corsair H100, it's a dual fan radiator, and the kit comes with fans. Because you are not doing watercooling with the entire build it would be a good idea to grab some more fans in order to keep the motherboard cool, as well as to keep good airflow.

I'm not so sure whether you're biased against AMD, but if you've seen the benchmarks for their new 7970, it outdoes the GTX580 (that is the model I believe you have listed) by a great deal. With a higher stock core clock (925MHz vs. 832MHz), more stream processors (although that's always the case with AMD vs. nVidia), has twice the VRAM (3GB vs. 1.5GB), and is around $50 cheaper than the GTX580 you've listed. Looking at the Crysis 2 benchmarks, the 7970 does 10.6FPS better than the 580, not much, but still more for less. On ultra details, and low motion blur the 7970 gets 54.2FPS on a 1920x1080 resolution, and the 580 gets 43.2FPS on the same settings, which is an 11FPS difference. Again, not much, but still an advantage. Regarding BF3, the 7970, on ultra with no AA, gets 97FPS, where the 580 gets 71.4. Even the 7970s LOWEST FPS (which was 72) is higher than the 580's average. Now isn't that impressive? That's a 25.6FPS difference, and for a card that is less expensive than the one you have proposed (again, these were on 1920x1080). The 7970 isn't said to drop until next year, but it's coming soon, in the first quarter of 2012, so if you could wait a bit, save money and power usage (only by 6w, but again, still a gain), you could have a better preforming card for less money. Not to mention the fact that the 7970's crossfire scaling (how well two of them preform) is close to 98% scaling, which means you'll get close to double the performance with two of them, which I'm sure, seeing as how you're buying some of the newest and best parts you can grab, you'll want to do in the future.

It's just a suggestion, but I still think you'd be better off. Sources for benchmarks can be found here.

Edit: There was a thread not too long ago, and the OP had a Corsair H100 and an LGA2011 socket mobo, so you should be fine.
 
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