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I need a new computer, I'm looking at an X79+i7-3820 combo. I'd like X79 over Z77 because It's more future proof and the upgrade possibility is higher. I did read that the multiplier of the 3820 can't be raised over 43, i'm ok with that.

So, the reason I didn't go with a 3930K with two more cores is that I don't have enough $ frown.gif

I would also like to have custom water cooling but from my current money, It's only possible to buy the cooler master "eisberg" water cooling + add some more radiators later.



This is what I'm thinking.

i7 3820
Asus R4Ex [or] MSi BB Xpower 2
16GB 4x4 1600MHz blue corsair vengeance
CM eisberg 240. (will be adding a 360mm rad if I have enough money, will also be used for gpu+mobo). also will be buying 2x 5400rpm gentle typhoons (or 2x delta PFB1212UHE if i can get them)
Seasonic 1000w platinum
Xigmatek Elysium+couple of 120mm fans
21" dell ultrasharp
dvd writer from old pc
vanilla GTX 680 (so I can water later)
NZXT Sentry mix fan control
HDDs: 1TB Seagate sata 6gb/s (3.5") + 500GB Momentus XT hybrid 4GB SSD (2.5") sata 3gb/s.
Network+audio is integrated


Main concerns

Which mobo would you choose, and why?
I would like to watercool the mobo mosfet+chipset. I'm not sure if anybody manufactures blocks for MSi mobo, but i know EKWB does have a R4Ex set.
I would also like to put a water block for the GPU, which company offers warranty on water+good customer service? possibly lifetime warranty.
which is cheaper the eisberg 240+360mm rad upgrade or getting a true watercooling with 120mm and 480mm rad? (not looking at performance)
Which hdd is faster for boot drive
Do you have suggestions to reduce the overall build cost and save me some money to spend on something else?



Uses: Daily task, gaming (graphic intense and some MMO), video edit, and some random 3d render (for fun).



Expected lifespan: 4-5 years playing everything on 1080p MAX (with some cpu, ram, graphics upgrades)





Thanks, your help appreciated smile.gif
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1.) Why 1000 Watts? That doesn't seem appropriate. 750 Watt's seems a better fit, but just guessing since GTX 680's arn't out.

2.) Why a I7? Unless your do audio/video encoding daily, the I5 is more appropriate. Spent your money other things,...like a good SSD.

3.) From what i've read so far, those hybrid SSD's are a bunch of poop and a waste of money. They aren't any noticeably faster than a regular HDD, get a real SSD. Get a 1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3, with a 120 Gb Mushkin Chronos Deluxe (or equivalent) SSD.

4.) I'd recommend a ASRock X79 EXTREME4-M mobo.

5.) I cut back from 16 GB of RAM to 8Gb, and reinvest that money in other things,...like a good SSD.

6.) I like the HAF-X over the Xigmatek Elysium.

7.) Your gonna drop over $2,000 into a PC, and no Blueray burner? tisk tisk
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1.) Why 1000 Watts? That doesn't seem appropriate. 750 Watt's seems a better fit, but just guessing since GTX 680's arn't out.
2.) Why a I7? Unless your do audio/video encoding daily, the I5 is more appropriate. Spent your money other things,...like a good SSD.
3.) From what i've read so far, those hybrid SSD's are a bunch of poop and a waste of money. They aren't any noticeably faster than a regular HDD, get a real SSD. Get a 1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3, with a 120 Gb Mushkin Chronos Deluxe (or equivalent) SSD.
4.) I'd recommend a ASRock X79 EXTREME4-M mobo.
5.) I cut back from 16 GB of RAM to 8Gb, and reinvest that money in other things,...like a good SSD.
6.) I like the HAF-X over the Xigmatek Elysium.
7.) Your gonna drop over $2,000 into a PC, and no Blueray burner? tisk tisk

1. Planning big upgrades for the future so that's why I would buy a 1000w PSU, I know Z77 is way cheaper, but I want something that's far upgradable with more features, lol I already have the momentus XT tongue.gif it's running on my laptop now, i'm asking if it's a good idea to put it in a desktop as a main drive, asrock? how good is the OC ability+Bios quality compared to the R4Ex? Waterblocks availability?, 4x2GB is really hard to find here frown.gif 16GB costs only $50 more, tongue.gif i watch blu ray in my PS3
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1.) Is it a good idea to move your momentous XT from your laptop to your desktop? The question there is: Do you want more space?
Is it a good idea to use the momentous XT as your main drive? The question there is: Do you want more speed?

Given your budget, and what you want to do with your PC, a SSD feels like a appropriate fit. You CAN have 1TB Seagate sata HDD + 500GB Momentus XT hybrid 4GB SSD AND a 120 Gb Mushkin Chronos Deluxe. That case will hold x3 drives with plenty of room to spare.

2.) I am continuously blown away with the skill of the engineers at ASrock. I feel it's on par with the R4ex boards, but have not spent a lot of time researching the X79 chipsets speicifcally. The ASrock X79's are definitely something worth looking into. ASrocks have a UEFI bio's with with a way over-engineered motherboard.

3.) I don't know anything about waterblocks, sorry.

4.) lol, then by all means, go for the 16Gb. thumb.gif

5.) Keep in mind, that blue-ray is not just movies....but soon computer games and programs will come on Bluerays instead of DVD's in the future. I back up important data on my hard drive with blue-ray data disks. :-) Just an idea. thumb.gif
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I just researched google, I didn't find any waterblocks for the asrock X79 extreme9 :sadface:

O yea, i've been looking at 64GB SSD's at my local retailer, it's too expensive compared to US prices frown.gif


About blu-ray, i think i'll just use DVD's for the time being, the overall cost for the burner+a few BD Rom is too high
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