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The Asus Rampage IV Extreme is a much better motherboard then the MSI Big Bang XPower II

Please define "much better" they will perform almost identical.
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I have read a lot of reviews about the MSI Big Bang XPower II and most of them show the Rampage IV Extreme to be the better board
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post #13 of 35
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Judging by what everyone has suggested:

CPU: i7-E 3930K
MoB: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
RAM: 16GB GSkill Ripjaws Z 2133MHz (4 x 4 GB)
GPU: 2 x GTX 680 SLI
PSU: Corsair AX1200
HDD: 4 x Western Digital 1TB RE4 7200RPM RAID0
SSD: 256GB Samsung 830
OSS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

Things that I would need some more advice on would be a decent case and a cooling system (I was suggested going water cooled by Innovatek) and I think that would pretty much sum that up. smile.gif

Still have cash left over which looks like I'll be investing that into a decent 24-26" monitor (or perhaps even 3 lol) thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Zonet View Post

Judging by what everyone has suggested:
CPU: i7-E 3930K
MoB: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
RAM: 16GB GSkill Ripjaws Z 2133MHz (4 x 4 GB)
GPU: 2 x GTX 680 SLI
PSU: Corsair AX1200
HDD: 4 x Western Digital 1TB RE4 7200RPM RAID0
SSD: 256GB Samsung 830
OSS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Things that I would need some more advice on would be a decent case and a cooling system (I was suggested going water cooled by Innovatek) and I think that would pretty much sum that up. smile.gif
Still have cash left over which looks like I'll be investing that into a decent 24-26" monitor (or perhaps even 3 lol) thumb.gif

Personally, I would grab the Samsung Wonder Ram. They overclock like crazy and are pretty cheap. Ram speed really doesn't really matter too much (in your situation) anyways.

Don't Raid 0 the drives, if you care about longevity, you do not wan't a high failure rate. Personally I would just raid 1 unless you NEED 4TB of space. Then raid 1 4 x 2TB. Either way, your HDDs are for storage, you don't need the speed, especially not with a SSD.

On normal budgets, I would suggest a 128GB SSD. Which still could be capable for you as well. A large SSD, like the one I have is almost useless. If you manage your ssd with only the games/ programs you are currently playing, 128GB is normally enough. My SSD is almost never past half full because I manage when I put on and take off of it with an application called steam mover.

Do you need win7 ulti? most people don't. Home premium is enough for about 90% of users, Pro is enough for about 9%.

Drop the AX1200 to a 650-750W or similar for only two cards.

If you are looking into monitors you should look into Catleaps on ebay. They are 1440p IPS monitors, they are amazing for the price.

If you are planning on a Surround setup(3 montiors), you should switch those 680s to 7970s they do much better at high res. I would probably even get 6GB models in your situation.
Edited by Ironman517 - 9/26/12 at 6:37pm
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Does'nt G.skill and Asus have issues? My G.skills turned cranky on my x79 sabertooth and needed som extra tweaking.
 
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I dont see the point in 2133 MHz you cant relly use it for gaming 1600 or 1866 MHz is better value also a 1200 watt PSU for 2 GTX 680 is a bit overkill

CPU: Core i7 3930K
MoB: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance/Corsair Dominator or Kingston HyperX 1600/1866 MHz
GPU: x2 EVGA GTX 680 Signature 2 SLI
PSU: Corsair AX750/AX850
HDD: what ever you like i my self would go with one big HDD like a 3 TB
SSD: 256GB Samsung 830 or a Kingston SSDNow V+200 240 GB
OSS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Edited by shilka - 9/27/12 at 3:35am
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Paying for an outlandish build with just credit... well this will go well doh.gif

Still, in for the humor. I want to see this before your perish. lol.
 
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Paying for an outlandish build with just credit... well this will go well doh.gif
Still, in for the humor. I want to see this before your perish. lol.

It's a 0% purchase card - 16 months @ around £160 a month. Not a penny interest. What part of that is a problem? wink.gif

Thanks for all the replies. Ironman517, you seem to be minimizing costs and lean towards a certain smaller budget. I have a decent budget and would like to max it out. Even with what I originally listed, I'm WAY under budget. For example, no one has suggested anything to cool this beast, or a decent case to assemble it into.

I simply want to build this ONCE and once only. I won't be upgrading it. What I buy now is strictly final.

_
Edited by Zonet - 9/27/12 at 12:25pm
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It's a 0% purchase card - 16 months @ around £160 a month. Not a penny interest. What part of that is a problem? wink.gif
Thanks for all the replies. Ironman517, you seem to be minimizing costs and lean towards a certain smaller budget. I have a decent budget and would like to max it out. Even with what I originally listed, I'm WAY under budget. For example, no one has suggested anything to cool this beast, or a decent case to assemble it into.
I simply want to build this ONCE and once only. I won't be upgrading it. What I buy now is strictly final.
_

Well, I am minimizing cost without harming performance. This will leave more for peripherals tongue.gif I personally would go for 3x1440p monitors and grab 2 or more 7970s (6GB models if you can).

As a case I would grab a Switch 810 and a XSPC raystorm 360 kit to cool your cpu.thumb.gif
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500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
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Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
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4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
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