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Hello,

I'm planning a build for around 2500USD.

I have done around 10 air builds so far, and have been lurking around these forums the past month or so, and now i want to build a AWESOME rig. I will go for both ASUS motherboard and GPU.

I have planned something like this.

Case - Old case, painting in week 8.

Regarding the case, I think Im going to paint the case in metallic black, red UV inside and Carbon panel on the front behind the reservoirs.

Hardware.

CPU and MOBO is comming when the new 1155 series is comming. Cooler components with more transistors ftw!

2x 7970 - Waiting for CPU
16 gigabytes ram - Waiting for CPU
1kw PSU - Got a 950W gold plus 80 PSU
2x SSD in raid for OS - Waiting for CPU
128gb SSD for programs - Done, have this.
4 TB NAS for videos, music ... - Done, already up and running.

Water cooling,

360 Radiator - Done, installed
Swifttech 655 pump - Done, installed
2x 250mm reservoirs - Done, need carbon front of case
swifttech CPU block - Done, not installed
EK GPU block + backplate - waiting for 1155
Edited by Itandy - 2/24/12 at 2:08am
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I am currently drawing the setup the way i like it in paint.net, so i will post this later today!
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Im not sure what sorta rads you would need as that is a lot of heat thats gonna be chucked out using 2 7970's and a 2700k

A great place to start would be to grab the xspc RX360 loop, add some 7970 waterblocks then you might need another read to keep up but im not sure

Or if you want a custom loop go:

xspc raystorm
2 7970 full cover blocks
primochill tubing

Maybe 2 pumps say 2 mcp355's decided if you want single or dual loop, grab maybe a dual xspc bay res for 2 pumps and have 2 loops or get a dual top and pic any res you like the look of

Rads, atleast one big thick 360 but I think if you got the room grab a couple 360's

Im sure others will chime in with their opinions and give more info on exactly how much rad real estate you will need
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I am thinking of something like this.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=2918330
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A few suggestions:

One, with Ivy Bridge being around the corner, I would probably wait until that happens. It will be faster, but we'll have to wait for benchmarks to see how much faster. If you cannot wait, I would probably go with a 2600K over 2700K to save a little money since they are very close.

You are not going to find a 1155 socket board that has dual x16 lanes. The best you will find is x8/x8 for crossfire. The difference is minimal, but if its a must have, you will need to go to socket 2011 and a 3930K, which will be considerably more expensive.

For water cooling, I would go with an RX480 in the bottom of the TJ07 (I am 90% confident that will work, someone else may need to chime in to be sure). This will be plenty to cool a CPU + dual GPUs. I would do one loop, one pump, one reservoir. The only thing dual pumps would be good for in this case is fault tolerance in a one loop scenario.
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

A few suggestions:
One, with Ivy Bridge being around the corner, I would probably wait until that happens. It will be faster, but we'll have to wait for benchmarks to see how much faster. If you cannot wait, I would probably go with a 2600K over 2700K to save a little money since they are very close.
You are not going to find a 1155 socket board that has dual x16 lanes. The best you will find is x8/x8 for crossfire. The difference is minimal, but if its a must have, you will need to go to socket 2011 and a 3930K, which will be considerably more expensive.
For water cooling, I would go with an RX480 in the bottom of the TJ07 (I am 90% confident that will work, someone else may need to chime in to be sure). This will be plenty to cool a CPU + dual GPUs. I would do one loop, one pump, one reservoir. The only thing dual pumps would be good for in this case is fault tolerance in a one loop scenario.

Eeeeh, what? There's plenty of 1155 boards that have dual x16 PCI lanes. It only becomes an issue, from what I've seen, once you go triple. Then it's 16x8x8. Otherwise, there's lots that do 16x16 for crossfire/SLI.

Like this board for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269
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Eeeeh, what? There's plenty of 1155 boards that have dual x16 PCI lanes. It only becomes an issue, from what I've seen, once you go triple. Then it's 16x8x8. Otherwise, there's lots that do 16x16 for crossfire/SLI.
Like this board for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269

I stand corrected. I don't know if I would say theres "plenty".
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Only the 1 board you pointed out does x16/16 in crossfire, from what it says. I find it hard to believe that only this board does this while none of the others do.
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