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post #1 of 35
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Hey guys,

i have joined OC.net since i am a bit of a noob when it comes to computer building/overclocking. i am hoping on learning how to do all that.

this is my build that i am currently looking at:

Case: Aero cool X-Predator case black edition
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1287&products_id=18374

Motherboard: Asus X79 Extreme 7
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1299&products_id=19083

CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 or the 3930k

CPU cooling: Corsair hydro series h100 extreme liquid cpu cooler
http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-kits/hydro-series-water-cooling-cpu-cooler/hydro-series-h100-extreme-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler.html

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked-
http://www.evga.com.au/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=012-P3-1573-KR&family=GeForce%20500%20Series%20Family&sw=

Ram: Corsair Vengeance Black CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4X4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_218_1125&products_id=19216

PSU: Corsair Professional series Ax850
http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/professional-series-gold-power-supply-units/professional-series-gold-ax850-80-plus-gold-certified-fully-modular-power-supply.html

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1-2 tb
Cd Drive: any suggestions
Windows 7- 64bit

i also already have a solid state drive which is 128gb that i plan on using for applications and boot.
if anyone can give me any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it.

thanks kriso416
post #2 of 35
Looks good man. Welcome to OCN. If anything I'm just a fan of Asus Boards over AsRock, but AsRock has been making a good name for themselves as of lately. thumb.gif

Edit: Oh and any Cd drive should do. Just get cheapest one you can find.
post #3 of 35
Nice build, ASUS makes great boards, and for a CD drive, I use an ASUS one thats about 30 USD and it rocks thumb.gif
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post #4 of 35
Depends on your budget and what you will be doing with your PC. Overall, looks like a powerhouse and will last you for quite a while. I would suggest against the aero cool case though as I have found them to be rather cheap. Consider looking into the Corsair cases for Lian Li cases. Pricey but that are built like tanks. Also, think about holding off on the GPU and getting a kepler card when it launches, or even consider upgrading to a 580/680. And be careful with the H100. I had a H50 about a year and a half ago, started to leak and they can be a pain to work with I found. Reconsider going with an actual watercooling loop. It will open your options for future cooling in case you want to put your GPU under water as well. What will you be using for mouse/monitor/keyboard/audio setup?

If your strictly gaming. Invest in a mechanical keyboard as well as a good soundcard with some audiophile headphones. You will not be disappointed, music will be awesome too. I would suggest looking into it a little more. Investing in a junk audio system and mediocre peripherals will hinder your overall experience with your new rig. Its like putting cheap plastic Walmart spinners on your brand new Ferrari.
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post #5 of 35
cool. samsung cd/dvd drive rocks. loving it.
   
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Hynix DDR3 DDR-1066 @DDR-1200 Hynix DDR3 DDR-1066 @DDR-1200 Seagate Barracuda LP Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
Samsung Hyper 612 PWM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG W2361V CM Storm Trigger HEC Rapter 600W Bravotec Stealth CX 
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LG GM-200 DUNHERM DH-3100 CREATIVE I-TRIGUE 2200 
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post #6 of 35
Change the board to a nice gigabyte x79 board and the rest is really nice. Welcome to the family BTW.
post #7 of 35
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Originally Posted by waldoh74 View Post

Depends on your budget and what you will be doing with your PC. Overall, looks like a powerhouse and will last you for quite a while. I would suggest against the aero cool case though as I have found them to be rather cheap. Consider looking into the Corsair cases for Lian Li cases. Pricey but that are built like tanks. Also, think about holding off on the GPU and getting a kepler card when it launches, or even consider upgrading to a 580/680. And be careful with the H100. I had a H50 about a year and a half ago, started to leak and they can be a pain to work with I found. Reconsider going with an actual watercooling loop. It will open your options for future cooling in case you want to put your GPU under water as well. What will you be using for mouse/monitor/keyboard/audio setup?
If your strictly gaming. Invest in a mechanical keyboard as well as a good soundcard with some audiophile headphones. You will not be disappointed, music will be awesome too. I would suggest looking into it a little more. Investing in a junk audio system and mediocre peripherals will hinder your overall experience with your new rig. Its like putting cheap plastic Walmart spinners on your brand new Ferrari.

thanks for the advice, if i was to run a water cooling loop, would it be much more expensive/difficult. also i am thinking about getting the sidewinder x4 i think it is and a razer deathadder. i have beats pro's so sound is covered. I havn't looked at any soundcards yet but i was thinking that would be more of an add-on in the future, probably around 6months down the track when i was thinking of dual 570's in sli
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

Change the board to a nice gigabyte x79 board and the rest is really nice. Welcome to the family BTW.

i was originally going to go for one of those boards but i found that they were all recalled as they had a problem.
post #9 of 35
If you could tell us your budget, that would be great. But overall, id say at least save up just a tad more, and this is just my opinion, and get a 7950. That card will last you a good couple of years until a new upgrade date. Also, I would like to say that one of the best motherboards that you can possibly buy for the X79 platform is the Asus Sabertooth. Nice, military spec board with premium chokes and capacitors. Other than that, depending on what your going to be doing on your computer, the quad-core 3820 is great for a nice professional gaming rig with the ability to do some editing and graphics design on it. But the 3930k is for someone who will be doing a lot of multitasking, video editing, etc. on their PC. The rule of thumb is, if don't have a need or a legit reason to go with a six-core processor, then don't.

But that was just my two cents on this thread smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kriso416 View Post

thanks for the advice, if i was to run a water cooling loop, would it be much more expensive/difficult. also i am thinking about getting the sidewinder x4 i think it is and a razer deathadder. i have beats pro's so sound is covered. I havn't looked at any soundcards yet but i was thinking that would be more of an add-on in the future, probably around 6months down the track when i was thinking of dual 570's in sli

Well... Not to say that Beats are bad, but there are better alternatives + cheaper, but thats a personal choice. As for future Sound card I recommend The Asus Essence STX. I would also check out this thread for Audio thumb.gif
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