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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello all!

Its been awhile. Ive been out of the OC scene for awhile, and Im looking to build a new gaming computer. My time to put one together myself is limited, so Im considering going with cyberpc.com

Here is a system I am tenatively looking at putting together. Nothing is definite yet. I would appreciate any input as I have been inactive in building computers and OC'ing for a few years now and the newer products have surpassed my recent computer knowledge.

Thanks in advance!

PS - Any suggestions on changes appreciated smile.gif

Case: * CoolerMaster Storm Trooper Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 200mm Fan, Integrated Fan Controller, Front USB 3.0 & X-Dock, and Easy Carry Handle

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011

Cooling Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA)

Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) Gigabyte X79 G1 Assassin 2 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI DualBIOS, Creative 20K2 HD Audio, Killer E2100 LAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI

Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked)


Power Supply: 1,050 Watts - Corsair HX1050W 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

Hard Drive: 512 GB OCZ Vertex 4 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 535 MB/s Read & 475 MB/s Write (Single Drive)

Sound: Asus Xonar Essence ST 24-bit 192KHz PCI Sound Card
post #2 of 8
I see a lot of expensive stuff that I think you could get just as good of use out of going a less expensive route. I suppose you have to decide what your end results want to look like (in the future) - if your future is going to consist of an eventual tri-sli 680's then sure the board, and psu make sense, if not, I would definitely consider going a different route.

If its my money, I'm going for something like this:
i7 2600k
SLI motherboard
SLI 680's
850W PSU
128 / 256GB SSD boot drive w/ 2+ TB storage
8 - 16GB DDR3 1600mhz
Edited by appleg33k85 - 4/23/12 at 10:45am
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That would definitely be a beast of a computer. A few things I noticed:
  • Do you want to add a HDD for backup / data storage so you don't waste space on your SSD?
  • You don't need a 1050w PSU for only one 680, unless, of course, you are planing on SLIing later
  • You might want to wait until Ivy Bridge is out and either get that, or get the SB when it will inevitably drop in price

Just my 2cents.
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
I forgot to add in the storage HD TY. Just dropping a fairly inexpensive 1tb storage drive in there.

I do not plan on running SLI. With that beast of a GPU I highly doubt I need it.

I agree on the 1000+ W PSU. I thought I clicked on the 850W version. Changing that now.

Thanks for the input so far!

What do you think about the SSD I picked? Im extremely ignorant when it comes to SSD and the different models available....
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
PS Anyone have experience with cyberpowerpc custom liquid cooling?

Ive always done my own liquid cooling (custom of course!!!!) but as I said i have limited time for this so im not building it myself
post #6 of 8
Buying from Cyberpc is akin to pulling out your wallet and lighting a few hundred dollar bills on fire. Don't buy premade unless you want over-priced crap. Build your own. It's not hard. Hell a child could do it if they stopped to read the instructions.
    
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What do you think about the SSD I picked? Im extremely ignorant when it comes to SSD and the different models available....

You have picked the fastest and largest consumer 2.5" SSD on the market today, the performance and size is tremendous, but it may not be worth spending so much money on storage if it sacrifices the performance of the rest of the build. If, however, money is not a problem, then the SSD couldn't be better.
 
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post #8 of 8
So, really, what is your goal and purpose of this build? I am not going to ask about money because that is obviously not a factor at this point. I will, however, say that if you are just a regular gamer you can get the same level of performance out of a much lower cost build. The system you have up is really only going to be used for a couple of purposes....

1) You have very high end needs, outside of gaming, and will actually use it. Like taking over the world or tons of CGI work, although the 680 is not that great for compute work and you wouldn't be looking at it anyways.

2) You want to flex your e-peen.
    
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