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Alright, well then I may go with the 560 and call it a deal!

I'm a big fan of Seasonic and think I'll go with the X series X650 Gold 650W (but I'll need to check my power usage once more).

I think then after I finalize all of that, I'll see what to do with a case, I'm going to look for something around the $100 mark I believe, I personally like the side window but that is not completely necessary. I want USB 3.0 ports on the top (fan controllers would be nice as well but of course not necessary), and it can not be made of plastic.

Well then I'm surprised I haven't heard of NCIX and their great prices any sooner, I'm going to be saving over $40 on just the cooling alone (and $5-10 on most everything else!)

Thank you so much hour1702 for all of your help/suggestions thus far!! cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by benpack101 View Post

Alright, well then I may go with the 560 and call it a deal!
I'm a big fan of Seasonic and think I'll go with the X series X650 Gold 650W (but I'll need to check my power usage once more).
I think then after I finalize all of that, I'll see what to do with a case, I'm going to look for something around the $100 mark I believe, I personally like the side window but that is not completely necessary. I want USB 3.0 ports on the top (fan controllers would be nice as well but of course not necessary), and it can not be made of plastic.
Well then I'm surprised I haven't heard of NCIX and their great prices any sooner, I'm going to be saving over $40 on just the cooling alone (and $5-10 on most everything else!)
Thank you so much hour1702 for all of your help/suggestions thus far!! cheers.gif

If you're still thinking about watercooling in the future a reference gpu would be a good idea; easier to get full blocks for.

That PSU will be more than enough. Could even bump it down a little bit, but I think ~600W is the sweet spot for a decent build with upgrade room. Should mean if you ever want more GPU power no need to change it out.

Case wise, I'm a fan of the CM 690 II around that price range. But my favourite just above your price range is the 650D, ticks all your boxes.
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Originally Posted by Zorginator View Post

Case wise, I'm a fan of the CM 690 II around that price range. But my favourite just above your price range is the 650D, ticks all your boxes.
You are right about the 650D. I love my 650D, except for the stock fans (THEY SUCK) and the front panel I/O is sometimes blocked by the little flap that covers it.

One more thing! Get this hard drive instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837
It is a hybrid drive, so you get HDD capacity and SSD speed.
post #24 of 32
as far as a case I'd look at a Corsair 500R as well http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

has support for most 240 rads up top, where I'm currently running my RASA RS240 kit. Side 200mm leaves a bit to be desired but other than that has great airflow and unofficially supports some E-ATX boards as well.
Edited by selectstriker2 - 5/23/12 at 7:08am
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Hey smile.gif

Not sure about cooling - I use air myself and strictly stick to it - but as for cases? I find the Cooler Master Storm Scout to be good, but it's a little cramped up near the top corner.

Another very esthetically pleasing case that has a fair bit of room is the Cooler Master HAF 912(+), and for really huge cases, we're talking the HAF-X. biggrin.gif

EDIT: You might particularly want the HAF-X since it has casters for rolling the case around, which is a godsend considering how awkward it can be to manhandle a computer case around.
Edited by Quantum Reality - 5/23/12 at 7:16am
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post #26 of 32
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In the end I believe I am going to go with this:

NZXT Phantom 410 ATX Mid Tower Case
ASUS P9X79 PRO X79 Motherboard
MSI GeGorce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold 650W
i7-3930k (Sandy Bridge-E)
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Noctua NH-D14

Between Newegg and NCIX the total cost comes down to a little less than $1800!around $1800 because I need to get the RAM off of Ebay or somewhere else.
Edited by benpack101 - 5/29/12 at 2:03pm
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thumb.gif Enjoy yourself biggrin.gif
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D14 is $25 dollars cheaper at NCIX.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64540&vpn=NH%2DD14%20SE2011&manufacture=Noctua

I also don't recommend the Phantom as it may look cool at first, but you will get tired of it later (source: past experience). Go with the Fractal Design Define R3.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=53538&vpn=DEFINE%2DR3%2DSILVER&manufacture=Fractal%20Design
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352014
Edited by hour1702 - 6/2/12 at 9:28am
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D14 is $25 dollars cheaper at NCIX.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64540&vpn=NH%2DD14%20SE2011&manufacture=Noctua
I also don't recommend the Phantom as it may look cool at first, but you will get tired of it later (source: past experience). Go with the Fractal Design Define R3.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=53538&vpn=DEFINE%2DR3%2DSILVER&manufacture=Fractal%20Design
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352014

Yes I plan to buy the D14 from NCIX. I have however already bought the case, power supply and graphics card, and RAM. I plan to buy the rest from NCIX in the next few days.

Thanks everyone for their help!
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($195.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($82.21 @ eCost)
Mouse: Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Wireless Laser Mouse ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2162.08
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-03 10:05 EDT-0400)

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