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Cosmos II i7-3960x Build

post #1 of 60
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Main parts for this build:
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000w
MOBO: Intel DX79SI
CPU: Intel i7-3960x
RAM: 4 x 8GB & 4 x 4GB Kingston 1333
SSD#1: 240GB Kingston Hyper-X
SSD#2: 256GB Kingston SSDnow
HDD#1: 600GB WD Velociraptor 10k
HDD#2: 300GB WD Velociraptor 10k
GPU: 3GB AMD Radeon 7970
CPU Cooler: Intel RTS2011 Water Cooler

Upgrading my Case from a Cooler Master Haf-932 and PSU from a GX750 - here is a shot of the old setup (wonderful cable management here)
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Case & PSU Arrive:
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Case out of the box:
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The Cosmos II is a lot bigger than the HAF-932 and this pic shows that:
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PSU Installed - there are a lot of wires in this case for the fan & LED controller:
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Board & CPU installed:
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Ram & Bluray Burner installed:
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Good thing there is a lot of room in this case and it makes cable management a lot easier
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AMD 7970 Installed:
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Shot of OS with the Intel mousepad that is included with the Mobo in the background:
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Power on:
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CPU-Z:http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2261699

Let me know what you think
Edited by vonalka - 5/7/12 at 1:50pm
post #2 of 60
That case is a MONSTER. Wow. Is it worth the price ??

Also, I'm not familiar with Intel boards at all. Are they good for overclocking ?
post #3 of 60
nice build thumb.gif , one of my favorite cases.

Why the upgrade to the 1kw PSU - you going crossfire?
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Originally Posted by King Who Dat View Post

That case is a MONSTER. Wow. Is it worth the price ??
Also, I'm not familiar with Intel boards at all. Are they good for overclocking ?

I think the Cosmos II is well worth it if you are building a big system and want lots of room or your components, cooling, etc...

The Intel board isn't the best for overclocking - I have tried hitting higher numbers that some people have been able to hit with Asus boards and I can't do it.
post #5 of 60
wow... 48GB Ram..that's HUGE!

just out of curiosity, does windows assign / use more ram with the more you have installed? when I boot windows only 2gb of mine is used, wanted to know if it changes with set-ups like yours.

let us know your OC biggrin.gif
post #6 of 60
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Originally Posted by Emitz989 View Post

nice build thumb.gif , one of my favorite cases.
Why the upgrade to the 1kw PSU - you going crossfire?

I am planning to go crossfire on this build in the near future and wanted to make sure that I had more than enough power for when I do. Also, was planning to use the GX750 with my AMD build, so needed a new PSU anyway.

I have a 7950 that I was thinking of throwing in - I haven't heard of anyone doing x-fire with 7970 & 7950, so wondering if it will be worth it.
Edited by vonalka - 5/7/12 at 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by Emitz989 View Post

wow... 48GB Ram..that's HUGE!
just out of curiosity, does windows assign / use more ram with the more you have installed? when I boot windows only 2gb of mine is used, wanted to know if it changes with set-ups like yours.
let us know your OC biggrin.gif

With just the OS running, it really doesn't use much. But I have noticed that when doing heavy multitasking and photo/video editing it seems to really help. I probably wouldn't have put this much in, but just happened to have the memory available and decided to use it.

Been running at 4.6Ghz http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2261699
post #8 of 60
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Originally Posted by vonalka View Post

I am planning to go crossfire on this build in the near future and wanted to make sure that I had more than enough power for when I do.
I have a 7950 that I was thinking of throwing in - I haven't heard of anyone doing x-fire with 7970 & 7950, so wondering if it will be worth it.

they should work fine together - the 7970 will be stunted but your combined output will be considerably better than a single 7970.
post #9 of 60
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Originally Posted by vonalka View Post

With just the OS running, it really doesn't use much. But I have noticed that when doing heavy multitasking and photo/video editing it seems to really help. I probably wouldn't have put this much in, but just happened to have the memory available and decided to use it.
Been running at 4.6Ghz http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2261699

In my opinion, if you have the means to go all out - go for it thumb.gif

Very nice build mate biggrin.gif enjoy
post #10 of 60
I got a question for you, how did you power on the fans? did you use the built in fan controller? The fan controller came with 2 wires, 1 of them you plug into the fan, the other i dont know what to do with..
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Logitech G19 Enermax Revolution 950W Coolermaster Cosmos II Razer Imperator 
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