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Hello OCN thumb.gif,
So I am about ready to hit the buy button once Ivy bridge is released. Below is a list of parts I plan on currently purchasing and I would love any suggestions and feedback on everything and anything smile.gif

To start with this is something I have already purchased as I fell in love with it once I saw it! Thanks to Little Devil who is currently sorting this for me wink.gif

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And now for the compnents:


1x IB Cpu (TBA)

1x Acer HN274Hbmiiid 27" TRUE 120Hz 3D Widescreen LED Monitor with NVIDIA 3D Vision Glasses

2x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (02G-P4-2680-KR) Out of stock

1x Asus Z77 Maximus V Gene Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
Asus Z77 Sabertooth Intel Z77 (still in debate)

1x Corsair Professional Series AX750 High Performance 750W Modular '80 Plus Gold' Power Supply (CMPSU-750AXUK) Out of stock

1x Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (CT128M4SSD2)

1x G.Skill RipJawsZ 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-14900C9 1866MHz Dual/Quad Channel Kit (F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL)

1x Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP 12x BluRay ROM / DVDRW DL & RAM Lightscribe SATA-II Optical Drive - Black (Retail)

I also plan on using MDPCX for the cable braiding in white and red thumbsupsmiley.png
I really wanted to purchase the Asus VG278H 27" monitor but they are not sold atm in the shop I plan buying from, there is one other place I can grab one but it's alot more expensive thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Is there alot of difference between the Acer and Asus? Both seem pretty good monitors to me.
I have 2 EVGA 680's in the plan above but these have been out of stock for some time now and I'm unsure when these may get back in so theres a possibilty of grabbing two Gigabytes instead? Same Pcb different version coolers right? The warranty is awesome with EVGA but Gigabyte offer a 3 year which isn't bad! Also heard they have good RMA service. (are their Pcbs blue?)

This system will be watercooled with the following:


1x Primochill PrimoFlex Pro LRT White Tubing -3/8in. ID x 1/2in

2x EK-FC680 GTX Full Cover Waterblock - Nickel Acetal **EN Nickel Plating**

2x XSPC EX480 120mm Radiator - Black

1x XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock (Intel)

2x EK-FC680 GTX Backplate - Black

1x FrozenQ LF 250 Red Liquid Fusion V Series 250mm - Red

1x Danger Den Fillport Red

Still need a pump in here and fitting any suggestions? Fans are also a massive drawback atm, I just can't decide on any! Going with the theme of Red and White but really want the cooling to be sufficient also with the radiators and case. From reading it would seem the radiators work better with lower speed fans so that's an important factor (silence is golden!) Also not sure I'm happy to go with red fans I am liking the idea of white to keep it clean looking biggrin.gif

The Samsung drive bay I need to spray paint to match the case but leaving the mirrored finish on the cd tray as is.

What do you think thus far? I'm certain i've missed things out here but can't see where at the moment ^^
Please give feedback/comments it is greatly appreciated grouphug.gif

Dave
Edited by Equ1l13r1um - 4/21/12 at 10:53am
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That Gene motherboard is gonna look so small in the ginormous case!!

but other wise sweet build !! thumb.gif
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That Gene motherboard is gonna look so small in the ginormous case!!
but other wise sweet build !! thumb.gif

Plus it's too small to SLI half of the GPUs on the market redface.gif
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Hi guys and thanks wink.gif
It would look small and having Sli on there could be an issue of sorts.
I've revisited various motherboards and decided to possibly go fo rthe Asus Sabertooth instead, this board should also not look out of place with my layout etc. Read a few reviews and seems a pretty sound board overall!

Still can't decide on fans for this setup that perform and would fit in well with my theme, also on the lookout for a good pump too. Fittings wise I do like the look of the Bitspower compression ones... It's a shame I can't find the blood red ones anywere though frown.gif

Dave
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post #5 of 10
id also have a lock at the As-rock motherboards!! although the fatality series is branded with fatality their really quiet good boards!
post #6 of 10
The sabertooth is a nice board as well as the G1.Sniper although its a mATX board as well.
post #7 of 10
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So Ivy Bridge is released now aswell the keplar cards so I've revised my buying list to this:

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair Professional Series AX750 High Performance 750W Modular '80 Plus Gold' Power Supply
Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive
2x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card in Sli

I was originally going to go with http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-066-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=817 for my ram but it states compatible for chipsets P67 and X79.
Will these not function with a Z77 board then?
There are these at a higher cost which are definately compatible http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-081-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=817

This system will be used mostly for Gaming, watching 3d Films and having the option to overclock at some point smile.gif Also I assume there is still no point in i7's with H/T for this kind of build?

Thank you for you input
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Finally managed to find the compatabilty list I was looking for XD The ram I was originally going for is compatible. Time to start some purchasing smile.gif
Edited by Equ1l13r1um - 4/29/12 at 4:39am
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good luck with the build! thumb.gif

and lets see some benches when its all done!!
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Thank you and will do smile.gif Finally got my 2 gtx680s from evga on route, tooke for ever to get 2 of these :/
Components ordered just waiting on my case to come in still biggrin.gif

Dave
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