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New builder, with a first build plan with high hopes

post #1 of 56
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Hey guys thought I'd let you in on my build now in the Purchasing phase of parts. Anyways here's my list of parts I've waited a long long time to do this for myself and to prove that I can. So for your reading and imagining pleasure here is my parts list. (list will be splits into groups) ((price at the end is just for myself so I actually know how much I'm spending haha))

Case and Hardware:
-Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II 349.99
-Optical drive: already own one (Asus 24X drive)
-Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme 429.99
-CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz 299.99
-SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB 129.99
-HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 109.99
-RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (X2 for total of 32gb eventually) 229.99 (each 16gb set)
-PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 299.99
-GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2689-KR GeForce GTX 680 Hydro Copper 2GB 699.99
-Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED (X2) 339.98

Current total is: $2889.90......most don't have shipping costs and this only includes one set of the RAM

Water cooling setup:
For the water cooling setup I do have to ask your guys and gals opinions....I want to cool my mobo (I'm going to no matter what)

But for myself personally and for looks I want to WC the RAM as well, and how I was gonna do this was split the WC setup in two and make it easier on the pump (MCP655)

I would make this a dual loop system loop one (main) cooling the CPU, chipset cooler, and GPU.

Second loop would cool the 16GB set of Ram, mosfet cooler, other set of 16GB RAM.

Now I am telling you this to ask if i should dual loop or just use the one pump. (I get kinda OCD on pressure and stuff for parts)

if you'd like the parts for the loops just let me know and I'll post them and add to the total price for the entire picture.
post #2 of 56
Sub'd, sounds good biggrin.gif
post #3 of 56
Thread Starter 
Thanks man. now I'm just savin up for all this epicness. but what to do for my WC.....I'm thinking to just go with a single loop for now....possible dual later.
post #4 of 56
Good luck w/ the build!

I have a few suggestions though. First, from the hardware listed I think you have a bit much on the PSU side. Are you planning on getting a few of those 680 cards? If not then you might look at the Corsair AX850. It should save you a bit of cash and its basically the equivalent to a 1000w PSU due to its high efficiency and build quality.

Second, Im not sure if you really need a dual loop system. Not having one would also save you some cash as you wont need 2 pumps, 2 res, etc. The 680 cards run quite cool as they are very power efficient these days, and w/ DDR3 there is really no need to cool the ram. If its just for looks you could pick up some ram fans. So if we take those into account I think you'd need 120.4 rads for the CPU, GPU, Chipset, Mosfets. This can easily be done by putting a 360 rad up top, and another 240 rad in the bottom. If you want even more "wiggle" room you can also install a 140 rad on the 140mm exhaust fan.

Anyway, those are just my options. In the end its really up to what you want to do rolleyes.gif
Allanon
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z PNY NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  G.Skill Ripjaw X 16GB 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb OCZ Vertex 3 60gb WD Cavaleer Green 2tb SATA III CD/DVD burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
CM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 64bit Acer 23" H233H 1080p Dell 1907FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair AX850 CM Cosmos II Logitech G500 
AudioOther
Logitech G930 Logitech G13 
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Allanon
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z PNY NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  G.Skill Ripjaw X 16GB 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb OCZ Vertex 3 60gb WD Cavaleer Green 2tb SATA III CD/DVD burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
CM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 64bit Acer 23" H233H 1080p Dell 1907FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair AX850 CM Cosmos II Logitech G500 
AudioOther
Logitech G930 Logitech G13 
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post #5 of 56
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Good luck w/ the build!
I have a few suggestions though. First, from the hardware listed I think you have a bit much on the PSU side. Are you planning on getting a few of those 680 cards? If not then you might look at the Corsair AX850. It should save you a bit of cash and its basically the equivalent to a 1000w PSU due to its high efficiency and build quality.
Second, Im not sure if you really need a dual loop system. Not having one would also save you some cash as you wont need 2 pumps, 2 res, etc. The 680 cards run quite cool as they are very power efficient these days, and w/ DDR3 there is really no need to cool the ram. If its just for looks you could pick up some ram fans. So if we take those into account I think you'd need 120.4 rads for the CPU, GPU, Chipset, Mosfets. This can easily be done by putting a 360 rad up top, and another 240 rad in the bottom. If you want even more "wiggle" room you can also install a 140 rad on the 140mm exhaust fan.
Anyway, those are just my options. In the end its really up to what you want to do rolleyes.gif

See thats what I thought about this morning. I highly doubt I'll get enough money to add another 680 haha. and the 850 psu has been an option that I've been looking into honestly to save where I can. I will be doing just the mosfet cpu chipset and the gpu only for the watercooling....but what res now haha i think im going to grab the frozenQ helix res....but not sure honestly. I want to light this sucker up UV style green on the inside and that would be an awesome addition I think. I like the ram im getting for the speed and the looks....might as well just grab the 8gb set with the cooler in the package then. the 360 and 240 is the exact idea I've had for my build and im using noctua nf-f12 fans to easily push through those things.
post #6 of 56
Those frozenQ res's are awesome looking. Now im a bit curious, what are you going to be doing w/ this beast of a rig? A sandy bridge-E and 32gb of ram is a lot of horsepower.
Allanon
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z PNY NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  G.Skill Ripjaw X 16GB 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb OCZ Vertex 3 60gb WD Cavaleer Green 2tb SATA III CD/DVD burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
CM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 64bit Acer 23" H233H 1080p Dell 1907FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair AX850 CM Cosmos II Logitech G500 
AudioOther
Logitech G930 Logitech G13 
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Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z PNY NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  G.Skill Ripjaw X 16GB 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb OCZ Vertex 3 60gb WD Cavaleer Green 2tb SATA III CD/DVD burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
CM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 64bit Acer 23" H233H 1080p Dell 1907FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair AX850 CM Cosmos II Logitech G500 
AudioOther
Logitech G930 Logitech G13 
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post #7 of 56
I would Say, One Loop will be enough.
As Example Pump: aquacomputer aquastream Ultra, CPU aquacomputer cuplex Kyros pro, Radiator from watercool, RAM and Board cooler from aquacomputer and Reservoir from EK multioption 250 advance. Tubing 13/10 or 16/10 with fast Compressing Fittings and you will get a very powerfull cooling.
For all that i suggest highflow Meter from aquacomputer and as Fan and Pump Controller the aquaero 5.0, the best Controller ever.
As GPU cooler i suggest koolance. Very Professional and highflow cooler.
But for all of this you Need to Save a Lot of Money smile.gif
post #8 of 56
have you alrdy ordered all parts?! maybe some small changes are possible?!
post #9 of 56
I forgot: then you can Say " made in Germany" wink.gif
post #10 of 56
Thread Starter 
I'm a big gamer and I want to build this for myself and show myself that I can do this on my own. Also with this horse power i'm thinking of just getting 8gb of dominator ram to save cash. obviously switching the psu to a 850 lol biggrin.gif

everything else tho is the same for the pump ill use the MCP655 and i'm using 1/2" ID 3/4" OD. been trying to find a pump that can use compression fitting...i need a ton of these fittings ugh. I am saving up for the case right now....no joke I am like 1 dollar away fromt he price....but i have to buy gas ugh....I am working to pay for this thing part by part but I want this thing badly so it will happen no matter what eventually.
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