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Good to see you've come across from the 'dark side'. Nice build also mate. thumb.gif
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I believe CM are supposed to come out with a nice 240 rad all in one CPU liquid cooler. Might want to check that out.
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Gee, i'm sorry I didn't know. rolleyes.gif
So you can finally do surround with one card?

Yes.

and if you dont know, dont post wrong information.
 
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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

I would have gone with a bigger SSD up front, but I already own the OCZ. I've been running it in my MacPro for the past six months and it will be wiped and installed in the new setup once things are running smoothly and it's time to retire the mac for good. In spite of the bad rep it has, the drive has performed great for me--knock on wood--even though it's only been connected via Sata II. I imagine it will really fly on Sata III.
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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.

Yeah, I know the 1050W is overkill. I considered going with an 850, but the price difference was only $20. I figure better safe than sorry. Plus the 1050 had a nice gold plate on top which really appealed to my frivolous side smile.gif

Really didn't like the Noctua. I know it has great performance but it takes up way too much room and I'm concerned about my ram slots being obstructed. May still get a tight squeeze with the H100 setup in push-pull. We'll see. But overall, I'm willing to swallow the $30 if I get a unit that works well. If not, I'm ready to drop the axe faster than you can say RMA!
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The EVGA 680 doesn't do triple screens afaik.

My brother, it will actually do a four monitor setup!! Well... 3 and a half really. It allows you to connect an "accessory monitor" so you can check your email and watch ripped movies while you're playing Battlefield 3 in surround mode. Now THAT's overkill.

Thanks for the comments, guys. I notice nobody had any issues with my choice of motherboard. That's the one I've been most concerned about. Never would have considered an ASRock before (was going to go with either an EVGA or Asus) but it gets decent reviews among X79 boards. Plus, it seemed to be a good choice for an overclocking noob like myself.
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I would just like to go back to this notion that sandforce SSDs are the good SSDs to use. Go to the storage forum. Sandforce SSDs are notorious for BSODs. Beyond which, the big companies involved (OCZ, e.g.) typically ignored and denied the issue, attempting to blame their problems on user error. There's quite a bit of conversation about it on the storage forum. Intel has apparently fixed the issue (in that Intel has massive QC and spent an extra year testing their sandforce drive to get it to the level of reliability they wanted before releasing a drive with the technology) but OCZ, Mushkin, Patriot and others all suffer from the same issue.

Link.'

Not that it matters, but that's my two cents. As for the Noctua, if you're concerned about issues with the H100, the Noctua and Silver Arrow are dry CPU fans that offer roughly the same performance at a lower dB level. They're just alternatives. And if you include the size of the radiator on the H100, they're probably smaller, if anything.
Edited by pfunkmort - 4/8/12 at 5:51am
 
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post #16 of 117
Get this ram instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

450

Half height, low profile ram made with newer 30nm manufacturing process which runs cooler. These are said to be able to overclock to 2000 MHz.

Put a Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E heatsink on your CPU. Don't have to worry about ram slot compatibilities.
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I would just like to go back to this notion that sandforce SSDs are the good SSDs to use. Go to the storage forum.

I agree there are some issues with the OCZ drives in particular (based on my research). They seem to have a pretty bad WOW-TO-WOE ratio--that's what I call the number of 5 star ratings compared to 1 star ratings on New Egg smile.gif That's why I didn't fully trust the drive I currently own as my main boot drive. The Crucial had a very good W-TO-W with only a few 1 stars, so my guess is that they're a bit more reliable. Regardless, the OCZ has not given me any problems to date so I think I may have a good one, and I'm definitely willing to trust it for page-file, adobe scratch folders and game installs. As a rule, I always clone my main system drive to another drive so it's just a swap-and-go in the event of hard drive failure which, regardless of the brand you pick, is always a possibility. I do appreciate the warning though.
post #18 of 117
sounds good thumb.gif

Your system is pretty boss though, either way. Especially compared to what you're running with right now. The sound shouldn't be TOO bad, as I've even heard the 680 is quieter than my 7970, which isn't that loud at all. Again, though. The only real suggestion I have for you is to replace the fans with something quieter if you go with an H100.
 
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post #19 of 117
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The only real suggestion I have for you is to replace the fans with something quieter if you go with an H100.

You bet. My plan is to replace the top two fans with Cougar Vortex's and the bottom two with Bitfenix Spectre Pro's, both of which are rated under 20dB and around 60CFM. Hopefully they will still be powerful enough to get some decent performance out of the H100. My understanding is that with the thinner/wider reservoir on the H100 you don't necessarily need the same superpowered fans you would want with the H80s. Will be interesting to play around with the settings and come up with a balance. I've read some people run the H100 on it's medium setting and get great temps and low noise. Again, I realize I'm taking a chance on it and I'm more than willing to kick it to the curb if it doesn't perform well.
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My MB brings all the boards to the yard and there like............ um fans I'd recommend is GT AP-15 < Super quiet with a relaxing sound and push and pulls a TON TON of air.
    
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