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Hello, I have recently come upon £3,000 for a gaming rig and I have spent some time researching and come up with the following build. You probably think most of it is overkill, however I have gone for a build that will last me a good number of years and just want your comments on the quality of these components.

I mainly need a little help with the fans to use on the H100 instead of the noisy stock ones, and also the airflow setup for the chosen case and the fans to use there as well, it is the final step before I purchase all the parts and get building. Here are the specs of the build.



CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K IvyBridge LGA1155 (£257.00)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100 (£78.61)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Intel Z77 (£150.98)
Memory: G.Skill RipJawsZ 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (£89.99)
Hard Drive: OCZ 240GB RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI-E SSD (1.5GB read, 1.2GB write) (£430.00)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB (£203.47)
Video Card: Gigabyte 4GB GeForce GTX 690 (£879.23)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 550D (£109.86)
Power Supply: Seasonic SS-860XP Platinum (£200.23)

Monitor: Iiyama ProLite E2773HDS 27" (£259.99)

Total Cost: £2,659.36



Would you guys consider this a monster build? Ha

So to summarise my questions:

1. I am aware of the Noctua DH-14, I just don't want something that MASSIVE in my case lol, however, are there quieter and more powerful fans I can replace the stock ones with on the Corsair H100?

2. I am aware some of you may not like the fact that I have selected a mATX board however I like the feature set and it has the amount of expansion slots I require. Will there be enough space between the pump for the H100 to allow me to use full sized RAM chips with heat spreaders?

3. I know faster memory is somewhat of a myth when it comes to actual real world performance gains, however are there any better RAM chips I can use?

4. I know the Revo drive is probably way over the top, I chose it for various reasons, are there any particular motherboard settings I need to employ to get the absolute best out of this board, and is RAID-0 really necessary to get said performance?

5. The 690 is already bought and on its way, so there's not much point in trying to talk me out of it lol. Whats a safe overclock for this card without increasing voltage? (Can the slight edge the 680 SLI has be covered?).

6. Will 860w of platinum rated Seasonic awesomeness be enough for this rig?

7. If I spent £200 more on a processor how much more of a performance gain could I get (baring in mind I wish to go for a modest overclock with no voltage increase) if I chose a different processor and what CPU would you recommend over the 3770k?


Thanks all!
post #2 of 9
1. Yes there are tons better than those Corsair ones.
2. Yes, the pump/block/res (I think) for the H100 doesn't mess with how tall the memory is.
3. Your memory is fine if you aren't going for extreme OC.
4. IDK, though probably not.
5. IDK
6. Yeah, 860 watt is great for that build.
7. Top of the line for socket 1155 right now is the 3770k, unless you want to bump up to a performance socket 2011, which means new quad channel ram and a 2011 board.

Hope this helped for the ones I knew about.
post #3 of 9
I personally think that a 3000 pound build is not worth it at ALL, but if you say, I will get a much more practical build for the price up.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/89gR
1.Noctua is the best you can get, though the fans on the H100 can get hella loud.
2.The ASUS Sabertooth I listed has more features than the Gene-Z and will not look retarded since it is MATX on a Mid-Tower case. Yes, closed loops don't mess with the memory.
3.1600 is the most you should get, any more is pointless.
4.Nope, Raid o+ SSd is pointless.
5.Not very into it, can't help you.
6.Yup.
7.3930K for now. 3960X is a 3930K with 3 mb more cache and clocked 100 mhz higher.
Edited by Droidisthebest - 5/12/12 at 6:53pm
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Droidisthebest View Post

I personally think that a 3000 pound build is not worth it at ALL, but if you say, I will get a much more practical build for the price up.
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/89gR
1.Noctua is the best you can get, though the fans on the H100 can get hella loud.
2.The ASUS Sabertooth I listed has more features than the Gene-Z and will not look retarded since it is MATX on a Mid-Tower case. Yes, closed loops don't mess with the memory.
3.1600 is the most you should get, any more is pointless.
4.Nope, Raid o+ SSd is pointless.
5.Not very into it, can't help you.
6.Yup.
7.3930K for now. 3960X is a 3930K with 3 mb more cache and clocked 100 mhz higher.

Agree with this, just for for a 1.5k-2k build.
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Originally Posted by Droidisthebest View Post

I personally think that a 3000 pound build is not worth it at ALL, but if you say, I will get a much more practical build for the price up.
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/89gR
1.Noctua is the best you can get, though the fans on the H100 can get hella loud.
2.The ASUS Sabertooth I listed has more features than the Gene-Z and will not look retarded since it is MATX on a Mid-Tower case. Yes, closed loops don't mess with the memory.
3.1600 is the most you should get, any more is pointless.
4.Nope, Raid o+ SSd is pointless.
5.Not very into it, can't help you.
6.Yup.
7.3930K for now. 3960X is a 3930K with 3 mb more cache and clocked 100 mhz higher.

Appreciate the advice!

That build you linked is slightly more expensive than mine, and with lesser quality parts imo. If you go for a cheaper build then lesser parts will inevitably be chosen. I have this money spare just for the new build so I might as well spend it all.

In terms of the motherboard I am not in need of any more features, the board I selected has the slots and features that I want. What kinda performance would you expect out of this build? I'll look into the 3930x, thanks!
post #6 of 9
maybe it would be better taking 2x gtx680 with 4gb each instead of one gtx690 with 4gb ( because it is 2+2gb so in reality you just got 2GB vram, not4!)

if you are blasting out that much money, you easily can buy one 1kw psu with silver/gold ( if it isnt already, did not look exactly).. 1kw simply looks good in the sig biggrin.gif
but i guess you should be fine with yours either.

another thing is that Ivy gets very hot and if you dont wanna remove the IHS to change the tim i´d advice to get the xspc raystorm watercooling kit
http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=178_201 ..or make a custom one

to mATX.. such a great build should have a great case.. especially if you plan OCing that IB! youll be mad at yoself when getting high temps.
especially if you plan to SLI or something like that..

if you want to save some money you dont need to get asus.. its like paying more for the name like for mercedes :/
maybe you want this http://www.asrock.com/news/index.asp?cat=News&ID=454
i got the same board and it can go up to quad SLI with two 590/690/6990/7990 or TRI SLI with three regular cards

hope this brings new thoights to ya
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Originally Posted by smex View Post

maybe it would be better taking 2x gtx680 with 4gb each instead of one gtx690 with 4gb ( because it is 2+2gb so in reality you just got 2GB vram, not4!)
if you are blasting out that much money, you easily can buy one 1kw psu with silver/gold ( if it isnt already, did not look exactly).. 1kw simply looks good in the sig biggrin.gif
but i guess you should be fine with yours either.
another thing is that Ivy gets very hot and if you dont wanna remove the IHS to change the tim i´d advice to get the xspc raystorm watercooling kit
http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=178_201 ..or make a custom one
to mATX.. such a great build should have a great case.. especially if you plan OCing that IB! youll be mad at yoself when getting high temps.
especially if you plan to SLI or something like that..
if you want to save some money you dont need to get asus.. its like paying more for the name like for mercedes :/
maybe you want this http://www.asrock.com/news/index.asp?cat=News&ID=454
i got the same board and it can go up to quad SLI with two 590/690/6990/7990 or TRI SLI with three regular cards
hope this brings new thoights to ya

Thanks for the advice, but as I said, already bought the 690, plus comparatively its less power, and less heat, and more or less equal performance in a single card. Additionally I am not planning on high resolutions across several monitors so the VRAM doesn't benefit me THAT greatly (yet).

There is a 1kw version of that same platinum rated PSU, however for the requirements as they stand at the moment it's not needed.

Ivy is only known to get hot when a voltage increase is necessary from what I have been reading, I'm not going to overclock a lot, just a modest one without very much voltage increase at all.

The case I have selected has all the features that I want, and I can customise it greatly in terms of the available air vents and configurations, plus it has space for the h100 rad as its also a corsair case smile.gif

The mobo I have has space for 2 pcie for SLI however the 1st slot is for PCIE3, until the margin in performance gets wider and 3.0 starts being utilised properly by games etc then I don't see much point in adding extra power draw and heat into the case for the same performance (more or less) so that's my thoughts.

Thanks again for the advice.

Reckon I'll get decent frames in 2033 with this rig?
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Kaytfoh View Post

Thanks for the advice, but as I said, already bought the 690, plus comparatively its less power, and less heat, and more or less equal performance in a single card. Additionally I am not planning on high resolutions across several monitors so the VRAM doesn't benefit me THAT greatly (yet).
There is a 1kw version of that same platinum rated PSU, however for the requirements as they stand at the moment it's not needed.
Ivy is only known to get hot when a voltage increase is necessary from what I have been reading, I'm not going to overclock a lot, just a modest one without very much voltage increase at all.
The case I have selected has all the features that I want, and I can customise it greatly in terms of the available air vents and configurations, plus it has space for the h100 rad as its also a corsair case smile.gif
The mobo I have has space for 2 pcie for SLI however the 1st slot is for PCIE3, until the margin in performance gets wider and 3.0 starts being utilised properly by games etc then I don't see much point in adding extra power draw and heat into the case for the same performance (more or less) so that's my thoughts.
Thanks again for the advice.
Reckon I'll get decent frames in 2033 with this rig?

If you dont get Decent Frames with this RIG in Metro 2033 , I dont know what can
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post #9 of 9
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Ok, so any of you got ideas on airflow, as I was thinking to have all other fans as intake and use the highest CFM rated fans (within reason of noise as well) as exhaust at the top through the H100 rad. Like in this image below.

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Positive air pressure and cooler air entering from the rear vent mixing with the hotter air going up to the h100, then it would enable me to leave the side fan slots empty, however I may put one on the graphics card area to assist it in keeping cool. I would also remove the upper most drive bay for better cooling there, and the PSU will be mounted upside down so as to pull air from under the case and then exhaust out the back so no heat is being generated and dumped inside the case.

Any thoughts on a better airflow design?
Edited by Kaytfoh - 5/13/12 at 6:24am
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