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So far, I have decided on the EX360 (push/pull w/GT15s) on top and RX240(pull only? w/GT15s) on the bottom. Also, I've decided on the RIVE. Any comments?
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Don't get that SSD and get a gigabyte mobo and save a little for a 64gb m4 or 830.

No, do not get an SSD smaller than 80GB. You'll thank me later.
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No, do not get an SSD smaller than 80GB. You'll thank me later.

Thanks Xaero330, but my latest build is HERE tongue.gif :

LATEST BUILD Build 7/24/12 (Click to show)
Case: NZXT 810 (White)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-casw810b1

Power Supply: Corsair AX850
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu850ax

Motherboard: RIVE
http://pcpartpicker.com/us/part/asus-motherboard-rampageivextreme

Processor: i7-3930K
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80619i73930k

Video Card: Nvidia EVGA GTX 680 (Already own, and bought hydro copper and backplate)

Memory (RAM): 16GB Samsung RAM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-memory-mv3v4g3dus

HDD/SSD: Crucial 256 GB m4 & Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct256m4ssd2
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd1002faex

Optical Drive: Asus DVD Drive
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas

Monitor: Already purchased 120hz Catleap

Keyboard: Ducky Shine DK9008S - Blue LED Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX) Already have
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
http://www.amazon.com/PCI-Express-XONAR-ESSENCE-STX-90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z/dp/B001OV789U/

WIFI Adapter:
http://www.amazon.com/PCE-N15-performance-Wireless-N-Transmit-interface/dp/tech-data/B0054L9PWO

TIM: Prolimatech PK-1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242019

Misc:
Speakers: Klipsch Promedia 2.1
http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-ProMedia-Certified-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000062VUO/

Belkin Pivot-Plug Surge Protectors
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-BP112230-08-Pivot-Plug-Surge-Protectors/dp/B000JE9LD4/

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-HD-Pro-Webcam-C910/dp/B003M2YT96/

Optional:
Fiio E6 Headphone Amplifier - E6
http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E6-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005HJWWW8/

What I already have:
Video Card: EVGA GTX 680 (Already mentioned)
Mouse: Logitech G9x
Memory stick: Xporter XT Rage 16GB
Mouse Pad: Steelseries Qck+
XBOX 360 Controller (I game with this, but still want that Ducky)
Audio-Technica ATHM50S Professional Monitor Headphones
Ducky Keyboard

The cooling loop has lots of items listed under one section. I don't know what to decide between the options. Water Cooling Loop (Click to show)
• Res:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9576/ex-res-157/Bitspower_Water_Tank_Z-Multi_250_Inline_Reservoir_BP-WTZM250P-BK.html

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10278/ex-res-165/FrozenQ_PC_Mods_250mm_Liquid_Fusion_V_Series_2nd_Generation_Reservoir_-_UV_Cathode_-_UV_Red_Helix.html

• Pump:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15144/ex-pmp-184/EK_D5_X-Top_Acetal_Pump_Top_Rev_2_w_Alphacool_VPP655_Variable_Speed_Pump_Installed.html?tl=g30c107s153

• Rad(s):
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32460:3f0e6eb66f34af2fc5fc253b4a6d3585http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2147/ex-rad-12/

Black_Ice_Xtreme_II_Dual_120mm_Radiator_Black_w_Customizable_Fittings.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4283/ex-rad-88/Black_Ice_GT_Stealth_360_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s161
OR
XSPC RX240

The first one will go on the top, and the second will either go on the bottom or in the front of the case. However, when I saw others try to do the latter, they had to create new holes. Any way around this?


• Fans

For rads:
(8X) http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-850rpm-58-3cfm/dp/B001Q6RUVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343185300&sr=8-1&keywords=gentle+typhoon

For case:
(3X) http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF140-Quiet-Single-CO-9050009-WW/dp/B007RESGGC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342140355&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+af140

• Fan Controller
http://www.amazon.com/Lamptron-30W-Channel-Aluminum-Rheobus/dp/B00558VXOE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342140760&sr=8-2&keywords=lamptron+fc8

• CPU Block:
http://www.dtwaterblocks.com/dt-sniper-black/

• GPU Block: EVGA CPU Waterblock (Already owned)

• Tubing (10 feet):
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7206/ex-tub-200/PrimoChill_PrimoFlex_PRO_LRT_Tubing_12ID_34OD_with_18_Wall_-_UV_Red.html

• Compression Fittings:
(2X) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14933/ex-tub-1101/Monsoon_Free_Center_Compression_Fitting_-_12ID_x_34OD_-_Modders_6_Pack_Chrome_FCC-1234-6P-CH.html?tl=g30c409s1609
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c409/s1611/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Fittings-Compression-12_x_34_Compression_45-Page1.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c409/s1613/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Fittings-Compression-12_x_34_Compression_90-Page1.html

Buy 8 regular and 4 45degree/90degree?

And what about Quick Disconnects (QDCs)?

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You went with the 256GB M4 SSD. Excellent choice thumb.gif
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Thanks for the screen. Hmm. I guess I was once again bamboozled by the media. Now I guess my decision is between the Crucial M4 and the 830. Thanks all!
I am convinced!biggrin.gif

I'mma chime in and say "F those drives" and get a Plextor M3 Pro
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Big supporter of Crucial m4 drives right here!
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Thanks for the screen. Hmm. I guess I was once again bamboozled by the media. Now I guess my decision is between the Crucial M4 and the 830. Thanks all!

Samsung SSD 830 Series for sure! I have one myself it is quite fast. Samsung is also the only SSD manufacturer to make every chip for their SSD (nand/controller/etc.). The Samsung 830 series 128gb is all one physical drive, whereas some 128gb SSD's have two physical 64gb drives in one case for a combined capacity. Not to mention the Samsungs look great too!
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Thanks all. How about this question:

I want to have the UT60 (or any other 60mm thick) rad in the top, push/pull. Does the RIVE fit natively? If not, is there any way to make it fit? If there is no absolute way, what's the next best motherboard for overclocking/features (the MSI BB-Xpower II?)?

Thanks!
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Thanks all. How about this question:
I want to have the UT60 (or any other 60mm thick) rad in the top, push/pull. Does the RIVE fit natively? If not, is there any way to make it fit? If there is no absolute way, what's the next best motherboard for overclocking/features (the MSI BB-Xpower II?)?
Thanks!

I would look into the Asrock X79 extreme 11 motherboard, theres a thread over in the hardware news section, it's one of if not the highest spec x79 motherboard currently available
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Question, are you water cooling? I haven't read through the entire thread and I didn't see anything about it in your build list (maybe I'm blind).

Also, I have two recommendations:

One, I think you should upgrade to a 1000 watt PSU. Here's a well-reviewed and relatively cheap 1000 watt PSU.

Reason being is because if you ever choose add another GPU, or more components of any kind, eventually you may be wishing you had some extra juice. It's a good long-term investment and I would, personally, not consider anything lower than 1000 watts for a true "gaming" rig.

Two, I don't like that samsung monitor. I don't know what you ended up buying (Catleap???), but I would HIGHLY recommend a Dell IPS panel.

I have one of these Dells and I absolutely love it. I did a lot of research before pulling the trigger on a display and in the end, the Dell IPS won hands down. Look up some reviews, and consider returning that Catleap or whatever it is you got because this monitor is that good.
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