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Okay, so i am going to build this rig "Darkstar" in a few weeks. Just need your expert advice whether all components are good or not. smile.gif This rig will be used for gaming(mainly)/music/movies. Components are given below. I will overclock my cpu and gpu. Was thinking of water cooling for cpu but am confused thinking.gif. Gpu wc is way too expensive plus i don't know how to remove the fans etc. Please give any suggestions.
I really would have liked all three tv to be of same size but couldn't find plasmas of 46" size.

CPU - Intel i7 3930k
Motherboard - ASUS P9X79 PRO
Graphics - Sapphire Radeon 7970 Dual X
Graphics - Sapphire Radeon 7970 Dual X
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB 1600MHz (9-9-9-24) 1.5 V
Hard Drive - Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD
Hard Drive - Any 2 TB 7200rpm HDD
Cooling - Thermaltake Frio OCK
Monitor - Samsung UA46D6000SR 46" LED (centre)
Monitor - LG 42PT350R 42" Plasma (side)
Monitor - LG 42PT350R 42" Plasma (side)
Power - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000 Watt
Case - Nzxt Phantom (Black-Orange)
Keyboard - Razer Lycosa Mirror
Mouse - Razer DeathAdder
Audio - Pioneer VSX-1022-K 7.1 Receiver
Audio - Pioneer SP-PK51FS 5.1 Speakers
Audio - Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Rear Surround Speakers
Edited by akafreak - 4/5/12 at 11:56pm
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Okay, so i am going to build this rig "Darkstar" in a few weeks. Just need your expert advice whether all components are good or not. smile.gif This rig will be used for gaming(mainly)/music/movies. Components are given below. I will overclock my cpu and gpu. Was thinking of water cooling for cpu but am confused thinking.gif. Gpu wc is way too expensive plus i don't know how to remove the fans etc. Please give any suggestions.
I really would have liked all three tv to be of same size but couldn't find plasmas of 46" size.

I think you forgot to include your components or forgot to attach your rig to your sig
     
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Sorry for that. I thought rigs are listed below the post. Anyways i have included components above i my first post. Thanks and +rep for pointing it out.
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The force 3 uses the sandforce controller. It's been better lately, but it has a history of instability. They're very fast drives, but I wouldn't trust them. Go for a corsair performance pro, crucial m4, or samsung 830. Or the intel drives.

As for the power supply, the cooler master ones are not particularly good. Corsair and seasonic are some of the best, if it isn't too much more money, look at one of those psus.

I don't know about cooling on SB-E so I won't comment, but other then that everything looks good thumb.gif For hard drives, I would recommend western digital, seagate, and samsung. Have you considered 2 drives for raid 0?
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The force 3 uses the sandforce controller. It's been better lately, but it has a history of instability. They're very fast drives, but I wouldn't trust them. Go for a corsair performance pro, crucial m4, or samsung 830. Or the intel drives.
As for the power supply, the cooler master ones are not particularly good. Corsair and seasonic are some of the best, if it isn't too much more money, look at one of those psus.
I don't know about cooling on SB-E so I won't comment, but other then that everything looks good thumb.gif For hard drives, I would recommend western digital, seagate, and samsung. Have you considered 2 drives for raid 0?

The Cooler Master PSU he linked is fine.Not all of them are,but the gold series are great. I would second the Samsung 830 SSD rec. Everything looks good. Take a look into the Corsair H100 for trouble free water cooling for CPU. thumb.gif
Edited by Redwoodz - 4/6/12 at 12:05pm
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Thanks everyone for your time and +rep to everyone. smile.gif Will definitely look into samsung ssd and h100. As for raid 0, i already have a personal server, so i don't need it.
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post #9 of 23
Don't go for an H100

A Noctua D-14 or the Thermalright Silver Arrow is around the same performance but cheaper

For the SSD, the m4 has the best price/performance and gb/dollar right now, so I would get that over the Samsung

Everything else is fine from the looks of it
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get the new gtx 680's. not the radeons.
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