Originally Posted by callofduty2200
ok my HS computer club recently got an about $5,800 grant from a large pharmaceutical company to build an amazing "show off system". flashy is good and it is used at competitions with other schools for competitions for coding and things like that. we want a system to show off how badass we are and make them look bad lol
my proposed system at the moment is:
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case
Motherbored: ASRock X79 Extreme11
Processer: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
Cooler: H100 or... thinking about a custom water cooling loop use Arctic Silver 5 with both
(i have never done one before but would very much like to do it but im not sure exactly how much it would change the temps is a custom loop that much cooler? and plus the BA factor of it looking amazing)
Ram: 2x CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory
Graphics: 3x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW Standard, w/Backplate 4GB
SSD: 2x OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III
Storage: 3x Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb
Power: CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W
Monitor: 2x Acer G236HLBbd Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor
Corsair Vengeance K90 Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Performance
2x BitFenix LED-Strip White 30cm
6x 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable
steelseries 63003SS QCK+ Mouse Pad
IF i am missing something or any help especialy with the cooling would be greatly appriciated
if you are going to get Corsair keyboard go with a corsair mouse.
the case is sort of mediocre, if you are doing a 6g build get a Corsair Obsidian 800d or a Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra
good choice for the motherboard but probably overkill, the extreme 9 is plenty but I went with a Asus Rampage IV Extreme for better OC
H100 is amazing. but im not saying don't do the custom cooling, though be prepared to do a lot of work.
the RAM, personally I would get less quantity but higher quality, the Corsair Dominator GT or Dominator Platinum with 2133 or 2400 speed would give better performance
as for the GPU, check out the Asus Direct CU II Top GTX680, best 680 in the market. you only need 2gb memory, and you only need 2 of them for a dual monitor display.
OCZ Vertex 4s are great SSDs but Samsung just released their 840 Pro, more expensive but a lot better.
If you are going to do 3 Barracuda 3TB you might as well do 4 of them instead and put them into Raid 1+0
For monitors get IPS Panels, they look much nicer with way more color support. the Asus PA238QR makes an amazing IPS display with awesome swivel and pivots
other than that it probably comes down to extra fans and maybe a temperature monitor