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post #1 of 10
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Getting ready to order please let me know what you think about these parts:
asrock extreme11 x79 motherboard
i7-3820
4 x 8gb trident X 2400 ddr3
azza genesis 9000 case
azza psaz-1000pt14 1000w power supply
ocz vertex 4 256gb hd
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked VGA Card
Koolance CPU-370 Liquid Cooling Extreme CPU Block
Koolance VID-NX680 GeForce VGA Liquid Cooling Block
Swiftech Dual Extreme Duty Small Form Factor 12 VDC Industrial PWM Pump - Black (MCP35X2-BK)
w/ reservoir, heatsink and fan
aquaero 5 xt
I built a radiator out of 3 heater cores that I'm going to try to use before I buy one
EK Dual Loop / Dual Bay SPIN Reservoir w/ Flow Meters - Black

Probably forgetting something let me know what you think.
post #2 of 10
Your buying a CPU watercooling set up yet you're buying a non-K processor. K.
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I was under the understanding that the 3820 could be overclocked a bit over 4.5 even though there is no K model, unless I wasn't understanding the thread I was reading. I am using the 3820 for now and waiting for a better 2011 socket cpu to come out in the next year. Please let me know if I am wrong or there is a flaw in my reasoning. Thanks
post #4 of 10
Nothing wrong with having a water cooling loop for a non-K CPU. Yes you can pull off a very mild overclock, but if you are looking to do some serious overclocking, it sounds like you have the plan down to get to a K type CPU in the future.

Pics - we wanna see what you did with those 3 heater cores wink.gif
 
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Originally Posted by cad25 View Post

I was under the understanding that the 3820 could be overclocked a bit over 4.5 even though there is no K model, unless I wasn't understanding the thread I was reading. I am using the 3820 for now and waiting for a better 2011 socket cpu to come out in the next year. Please let me know if I am wrong or there is a flaw in my reasoning. Thanks

Being non-K limits maximum CPU multiplier, but using bclk people have gone over 5ghz.
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my question to you is why do you want to be on the 2011 socket? Also if this is your first build, I would shy away from WC until you feel comfortable with building PCs in general. (maybe you have in the past since you seem to know your hardware pretty well but you say this is your first build).

Yes the 3820 can be OC'd, though it is limited in what it can do compared to an unlocked chip. What will this PC be used for? That will help us better understand what needs to go in this build
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I had originally built the radiator as an air to water intercooler for my grand national but I lost interest in the project be for I finished it so I am hoping to repupose it. I will get some pics up as soon as I get it closer to complete. Thanks
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It will be a gaming rig primarily, I decided socket 2011 since it is supposed to be the socket for the future with intel and all other intel sockets are coming to there end of days. I understand the mechanics of watercooling and want to try my hand at it and overclocking. I figure an Ivybridge-E or better that is unlocked should be coming in the next year and I'm hoping this set of hardware will work with something like that. Is it worth $200 more dollars now for the 3930k for gaming or should I stick with my plan and get the 3820 for now and wait for bigger and better socket 2011's to come? Any input is welcome guys I appreciate you all taking your time to help and explain things I maynot be aware of.
post #9 of 10
First of all, don't let these people scare you with watercooling. I watercooled my first rig and it was fun and led to an absolute obsession. My current build is waiting for $600 in WC stuff. I wouldn't reccomend the 3820 because it won't offer any advantage in gaming compared to a 3770k. Just because X79 will get new processors doesn't mean much, they will be Ivy Bridge-E, which will be around the same 5-10% performance boost as you would get with ivy now, a 3820 at 4.5GHz is roughly comparable to a 2600k at 4.5Ghz, so why not just get the one step up now? If you want Hexacore in the future let me just assure you there is negligible a 2-4FPS difference, which doesn't warrant spending an extra $300, for $300 extra I'd get another GPU. I say, get a 3770k, Maximus V Formula or Maximus V Extreme, watercool it, and enjoy it.

Edit, read your last post. 2011 will expire after Ivy Bridge-E next year. They will be moving onto better and greater things, especially in the extreme line. It's very unlike Intel to keep their sockets for more than two years as of recently. Z77 was an insult to all Z68 owners.
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So will the 3820 be equal to a 3770k? Secondly I will be adding another 2 680's as soon as the one isn't enough and the price comes down a bit, is my power supply adequate or do I need more or should I look at small ones, also any good comparisons on power supplys? Thanks Again
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