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Hi All

I'm about to build a new system for the first time in 8 years (been on a MacPro for the last six). Will be doing video editing/3D/After Effects as well as gaming (it's my home system). Overall, I'm trying to balance power and noise level. The last PC I built was a workhorse (never had a blue screen in three years of use) but it sounded like a freaking jet about to take off. Hopefully this new system won't frighten our neighbors.

This is what I'm putting together:

Corsair 600T case (replacing fans with Bitfenix Spectre Pros and a few Cougar Vortex's)
ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB
i7-3930K (will do some moderate overclocking)
SeaSonic X-1050 power supply (want the option to SLI in the future)
Crucial 256GB SSD boot drive
OCZ 120GB SSD (scratch/games drive)
Western Digital Black 1TB (will get a few more bigger drives when prices come down)
Corsair Vengeance 32GB (for lots of multi-tasking)
EVGA GTX680 for triple monitor setup (great for games AND video editing)
Corsair H100 CPU Cooler

I'm a little leery about the H100 as I've read about a few issues, most of which seem to relate to quality control. But overall, it seems that when it works it works great.

So anyhow, I'm a little anxious as it's been a while since I've put a rig together (MacPros are a bit limited but they're definitely headache-free). Expect me to be lurking around here with updates and/or frantic questions.

Wish me luck smile.gif
Edited by Evil Edison - 4/9/12 at 12:37pm
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Nice build thumb.gif But i would just stick with ONE big SSD and get a RAID 0 setup thumb.gif

Also, I would also go with an Antec Kuhler 920. I already had to RMA my H80 because of bad build quality. the Kuhler 920 is about 2-3c worse than the H80 but is built better. Corsair dropped the ball on their new hydro series coolers and i wouldnt buy them till they work out the kinks. smile.gif
 
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Like the person above me said, SSD could use a rethink (assuming you don't already own all the parts). I think OCZ is not particularly well thought of (because it's a sandforce drive, not because the company's bad). You're better off sticking with crucial, corsair, samsung or intel, iirc. There's a thread kicking around by the esteemed and venerable Sean Webster which delineates everything you need to know about SSDs. link.

As for the rest of it, it looks great. I have also read the QC issues with H100s, and I'd probably say you're better off with a noctua NH-D14 or Silver Arrow or something (they're quiet and good on cooling). If your heart is set on the H100, no biggie, but you should consider getting some different fans for it because from what I understand they're abysmally loud. And for the love of tacos, make sure it's not screwy before you install it.
 
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You don't really need 1050w PSU if you only plan to SLI 2 680's in the future, a good 750 would cover you, an 850w would be better if you plan on high overclocks.

Also the H100 doesn't perform much better than a Noctua D14 air cooler and costs $30 more.
     
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luck!

you'll be fine as you've clearly done your homework in making component selections.

(edit)Corsair(/edit) might have had a few of their water coolers fail, but they support the consumer and replace damaged items everytime I've heard about it.
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 4/10/12 at 6:20pm
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luck!
you'll be fine as you've clearly done your homework in making component selections.
forsake might have had a few of their water coolers fail, but they support the consumer and replace damaged items everytime I've heard about it.

Its true they do. RMA is painless smile.gif

I wouldnt recommend a NH-D14 though lol..huge ass heatsink. not worth it.

and pfunkmort Sandforce is an amazing controller what are you talking about? most SSD manufacturers use sandforce controller.
 
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The EVGA 680 doesn't do triple screens afaik.
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Good luck man! Looks like a great setup and looking forward to those build pics. smile.gif Subbed for sure.
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The EVGA 680 doesn't do triple screens afaik.

>.> get informed

6xx series finally brought triple screens on one card to the table
 
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>.> get informed
6xx series finally brought triple screens on one card to the table

Gee, i'm sorry I didn't know. rolleyes.gif

So you can finally do surround with one card?
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Thermalright X-Silent 120 Mac OS X 10.8.2 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Toshiba 46VX700VU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 XFX 450w Core Edition Silverstone ML03B Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 
AudioAudio
Realtek Onboard Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53ghz Apple Logic Board Nvidia Geforce 9400m 4gb @1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Scorpio Black 320gb Synology DS210j (4tb) Apple SuperDrive Mac OS X 10.8.4/Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
13" 1280x800 Glossy Backlit Apple Keyboard/OCN Ducky Tenkeyless [MX... 65w Magsafe Aluminium Unibody 
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Apple Trackpad/Logitech MX310 Fiio A1 + Sony Bookshelf Blue Snowball 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.8 Asus Sabertooth 990FX EVGA GrillForce GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Blackline 2x4gb 1600mhz [1.5v] 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB WD Caviar Black (1002FAEX)1TB Synology DS210J (4tb) Lite-on DVD Rewriter 16x IDE External 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung Syncmaster E2320 Metadot Das Professional S Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX 850 V1 [Original PSH] NZXT Gamma Classic Series Mid-Tower Logitech VX Revolution Razer Sphex 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DX Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Bose Triport/Klipsch S3 Blue Snowball 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3 2100 Gigabyte H61M-S2PV Asus GT430 Corsair XMS3 2x2gb 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel X-25V 40GB Synology DS210j (4tb) Seagate Barracuda 120gb LG CH12LS28 Blu Ray  
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Thermalright X-Silent 120 Mac OS X 10.8.2 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Toshiba 46VX700VU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 XFX 450w Core Edition Silverstone ML03B Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 
AudioAudio
Realtek Onboard Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53ghz Apple Logic Board Nvidia Geforce 9400m 4gb @1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Scorpio Black 320gb Synology DS210j (4tb) Apple SuperDrive Mac OS X 10.8.4/Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
13" 1280x800 Glossy Backlit Apple Keyboard/OCN Ducky Tenkeyless [MX... 65w Magsafe Aluminium Unibody 
MouseAudioAudio
Apple Trackpad/Logitech MX310 Fiio A1 + Sony Bookshelf Blue Snowball 
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