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You're building it around one nice power supply wink.gif
    
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post #12 of 77
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Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post

You're building it around one nice power supply wink.gif

Why, yes, yes I am.

Everything looks so nice just sitting there...

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post #13 of 77
Very nice. I can't wait to see it come together.
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Originally Posted by KoSoVaR View Post

I think since I did buy the 680s that I should have waited, but I thought, "what the hell?" Ivy will have a 10-15% performance increase and the price tag is going to be horrendous. I think the 2600k will last a long time and when the time does come, I will gladly part out and go Ivy.
I read that the 680's aren't actually PCI-E 3.0 anyway in a thread on here. I just skimmed it so I might be wrong, but they were definitely saying that the 680's weren't up to 3.0 spec. That being the case, IB wouldn't have effected it.
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edit: about the water cooling, anyone have any opinions about the H100? Should I do that to go the easy route? Or should I actually liquid cool everything? I can probably spend about $300 on water cooling components if that will fit the bill for gpu blocks (any for the 680 yet?) and of course the cpu block, rad, etc etc.
edit 2: reading through this post http://www.overclock.net/t/982313/corsair-obisidian-650d-water-cooled-build-log/0_20 ... really digging the setup.
GPU blocks average $100 per block, and for a good radiator and pump you're looking at another $100 easily (likely more). I don't think you'd be able to cool your CPU and GPU's for $300, at least not with a decent enough rad for the job. I haven't done any custom loops myself, but I've been seriously considering it and I pulled the trigger on an H100 to get give myself a bump into the water-cooling scene. The H100 is really great, it's cooling my 2500k @ 4.6Ghz no problem.
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post #15 of 77
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I read that the 680's aren't actually PCI-E 3.0 anyway in a thread on here. I just skimmed it so I might be wrong, but they were definitely saying that the 680's weren't up to 3.0 spec. That being the case, IB wouldn't have effected it.
GPU blocks average $100 per block, and for a good radiator and pump you're looking at another $100 easily (likely more). I don't think you'd be able to cool your CPU and GPU's for $300, at least not with a decent enough rad for the job. I haven't done any custom loops myself, but I've been seriously considering it and I pulled the trigger on an H100 to get give myself a bump into the water-cooling scene. The H100 is really great, it's cooling my 2500k @ 4.6Ghz no problem.

Interesting. Still contemplating on going X79 / SB-E, but might as well wait. Hell, I'll probably put my combo up for sale if I really want to upgrade to Ivy in 2 weeks. As for the water cooling, I wrote in a later post that I realize it would be a lot more for $300, and if I could price out something good, I'll go for it.
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post #16 of 77
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I guess while I'm waiting for other parts to come in, I've read that the air flow in the 650D is phenomenal. Do I need any third party fans, or should I replace any of the fans?

Might hold off on the water cooling since I'm not getting any real direction. Got a full week off starting Friday so this is going to start getting fun. Might as well order the rest of the stuff tomorrow (anything like extra fans, my new keyboard that I'm in love with, and anything else that might stick out...)
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post #17 of 77
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I need suggestions for a monitor, please smile.gif

Still waiting for my cpu/mobo/ram combo to come in. Most likely not until Monday/Tuesday. In the meantime, my 680s are just chillin... and it makes me sad.

I need to buy a monitor. I want to stay within $500 - $700 range, possibly 27" if I can get a decent one. I have a $20 credit at Amazon if that makes or breaks a deal tongue.gif Again, from my original post:
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I am currently trying to decide which monitor to go for. It's up in the air, but the Samsung S27A950D is currently at the top of my list. But I'm still not sure if I want a 23" or a 27" monitor.

edit: I just think that monitor is a little too flashy, I'm reading bad reviews about the base, about it not being adjustable, etc. Purchasing my Das Keyboard tomorrow. Probably my Sensei as well. And MAYBE new headphones, but I should probably just order that cable for my HD 555s...
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post #18 of 77
With GTX680's in SLI - this is the only monitor that makes sense:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176177
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post #20 of 77
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Originally Posted by Fan o' water View Post

Missed your price point. Try this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176242

I guess it's just a price point that I want to stay in... but it doesn't mean I have too. Is this just the same exact monitor just 30" vs 27"?

If I was gonna spend a thousand, why not this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260038 or say the Apple 27" Thunderbolt ? http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC914LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ
Edited by KoSoVaR - 3/29/12 at 9:23pm
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