Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Codename : Focux
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Codename : Focux

post #1 of 55
Thread Starter 
Hi, I'm from Singapore. Recently I just turned 17. I love computers, cars and planes. Having used a crappy SGD170 MSI P67 and a 2600, I realized that how much of a **** board it was. Used it with a Palit 560OC which got me 100c whilst gaming was a terrifying experience. As I type, I have gotten hold of the new NZXT Phantom 630 "Ultra Tower" case from CES2013 in gunmetal and a Asus Rampage IV Formula. Im deciding if I should stick with my current PSU(Seasonic X 660W), or to get the Enermax Revo 1500. I currently am facing a dilemma as to what CPU I should get. I has been offered SGD400 for a Xeon E5-2650 and SGD500 for a 3930K. I know you'll ask what my needs are. Yes, here goes. Gaming, video/3D/photo editing. Programming, networking and presentations along with monitoring of network systems. Is the sacrifice of not being able to overclock worth it? Or lose 2 cores and be able to OC. Yes the Xeon E5 family requires a minuscule power source compared to the 3930K. Oh, I forgot to add, I got hold of the NZXT Hue RGB kit as well. Cheers! Will add pics soon enough...
post #2 of 55
Thread Starter 
Getting a new PSU this week! Pics up tonight!
post #3 of 55
Thread Starter 








Some glamour shots of the Rampage IV Formula and a cluster shot of all/most of the components that would be going into this build.

Some of you might be wondering where the CPU and CPU cooler is. I have decided on a i7 3820 as i don't think the 3930K's price(at least here in singapore) is worth the performance increase. As for the CPU cooler, i am deciding on the Swiftech H220+Alphacool Nexxxos 360mm rad+white/clear primochill and distilled water with Mayhem's dye. Either that or i might just go with the Alphacool 360 kit(just detest bayres in general tho).

The GTX560 OC i have will most definitely not be my main GPU. Trying to get hold of a GTX670 cheap when the GTX7XX cards are released. Hopefully the price will drop so much that i can get 2X 670's for SLI. I think 670 SLI is definitely more than sufficient for the next 2 years(even Crysis 3 requires just a 680 for high spec configs.

Please do leave ur suggestions below as i am still considerably new compared to the connoisseurs here on OCN =P

I'm looking at the Cooler Master Storm Quickfire TK KB(blue/red) switch. Any ideas?

Thanks alot for viewing my log. More pictures to come in the following week/weeks ahead.

ps. these photos were taken by my iPhone 4S of 8 mpxls. Apologies for my amateur photography skills.
post #4 of 55
Thread Starter 
Here's the parts list:
Asus Rampage IV Formula
Intel Core i7 3820 Sandy Bridge Extreme(possible upgrade to Ivy-E)
Avexir Core DDR3 1866 or 2133mhz 4X4gb(using Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600mhz for now)
Palit GTX560 OC (will use that as a PhysX card and get a Titan when GTX7XX comes out)
Seasonic X Series 850W(trying to get a AX1200W tho)
NZXT Phantom 630(Got it imported into Singapore after CES xD)
NZXT Hue RGB LED
SilverStone AP121's for Rad fans
CoolerMaster Sickleflow as case fans
Swiftech H220 or Alphacool 240/360rad kit
Will get Mayhems dye and some primo chill tubing

Peripherals:
MS Intelli 1.1 and 3.0 + CM Storm Spawn(hopefully)
Razer Megalodon 7.1(really got to upgrade my headset)
Razer Goliathus Large Speed Edition(Great mouse pad highly recommended I use it professionally, no sponsors)
Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with PBT Rainbowcaps(selling off the caps as I think I want to opt for a more unique key cap color scheme)
Lastly my moniter is a Phillips 21.5inch 222EL full HD with a 20 million to 1 contrast ratio, excellent for my Vegas Pro/Photoshop/3D work.

This is a budget build, i intend to save as much as I can. Total is less than a grand excluding the Titan GPU.

Thanks for dropping by!
post #5 of 55
Thread Starter 
Here's the parts list:
Asus Rampage IV Formula
Intel Core i7 3820 Sandy Bridge Extreme(possible upgrade to Ivy-E)
Avexir Core DDR3 1866 or 2133mhz 4X4gb(using Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600mhz for now)
Palit GTX560 OC (will use that as a PhysX card and get a Titan when GTX7XX comes out)
Seasonic X Series 850W(trying to get a AX1200W tho)
NZXT Phantom 630(Got it imported into Singapore after CES xD)
NZXT Hue RGB LED
SilverStone AP121's for Rad fans
CoolerMaster Sickleflow as case fans
Swiftech H220 or Alphacool 240/360rad kit
Will get Mayhems dye and some primo chill tubing

Peripherals:
MS Intelli 1.1 and 3.0 + CM Storm Spawn(hopefully)
Razer Megalodon 7.1(really got to upgrade my headset)
Razer Goliathus Large Speed Edition(Great mouse pad highly recommended I use it professionally, no sponsors)
Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with PBT Rainbowcaps(selling off the caps as I think I want to opt for a more unique key cap color scheme)
Lastly my moniter is a Phillips 21.5inch 222EL full HD with a 20 million to 1 contrast ratio, excellent for my Vegas Pro/Photoshop/3D work.

This is a budget build, i intend to save as much as I can. Total is less than a grand excluding the Titan GPU.

Thanks for dropping by!
post #6 of 55
Thread Starter 
Deciding on the Xeon E5-1620 vs i7 3820...same price, same tdp, same 4C 8T same clock...I may even sell off my R4F if info for the Xeon chip and get a P9X79-WS just to fit the workstation theme but hey the WS has lesser true power phases and inferior vrm design compared to the R4F so maybe not...
post #7 of 55
Pretty nice. I'm looking forward to seeing the final result.
The Phoenix
(23 items)
 
The Qube
(30 items)
 
Zephyr
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[Samsung] 840 EVO 250GB SSD [Arctic Cooling] Liquid Freezer 120 [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit [Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] Code TKL with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Seasonic] X-850 [Riotoro] CR1080 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech] G600 [XTracPads] Ripper XXL Gaming Mat [M-Audio] Studiophile Q40 [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC 
AudioOtherOther
[Samson] Go Mic [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions [NZXT] Sleeved White LED Kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
[Samsung] 840 Evo 250GB SSD [Western Digital] Caviar Black 2TB HDD [Western Digital] Caviar Green 3TB HDD [NZXT] Kraken X40 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Cooler Master] Megaflow 200mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 140mm Red LED Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 120mm Red LED Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] V2 with Cherry MX Green Switches 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[SeaSonic] Platinum-1000 [Cooler Master] HAF XB [Logitech] G600 [SteelSeries] QcK Mini 
AudioAudioAudioOther
[Beyerdynamic] DT770 Pro 250 ohm [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC [Audio Technica] ATR 2500 [NZXT] Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 
OtherOther
[NZXT] Hue Light Kit [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7-6700HQ [Sager] NP8657-S (Clevo P650RE3) [Nvidia] GTX 970M 3GB [Generic] 2x8 DDR4-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung] 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD [Generic] 2TB 5400RPM HDD [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro 64-bit [Sager] 15.6" 1920x1080 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
[WASD] Code with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Logitech] G700S [SteelSeries] QcK Mini [M-Audio] Studiophile Q-40 
  hide details  
Reply
The Phoenix
(23 items)
 
The Qube
(30 items)
 
Zephyr
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[Samsung] 840 EVO 250GB SSD [Arctic Cooling] Liquid Freezer 120 [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit [Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] Code TKL with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Seasonic] X-850 [Riotoro] CR1080 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech] G600 [XTracPads] Ripper XXL Gaming Mat [M-Audio] Studiophile Q40 [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC 
AudioOtherOther
[Samson] Go Mic [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions [NZXT] Sleeved White LED Kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
[Samsung] 840 Evo 250GB SSD [Western Digital] Caviar Black 2TB HDD [Western Digital] Caviar Green 3TB HDD [NZXT] Kraken X40 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Cooler Master] Megaflow 200mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 140mm Red LED Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 120mm Red LED Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] V2 with Cherry MX Green Switches 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[SeaSonic] Platinum-1000 [Cooler Master] HAF XB [Logitech] G600 [SteelSeries] QcK Mini 
AudioAudioAudioOther
[Beyerdynamic] DT770 Pro 250 ohm [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC [Audio Technica] ATR 2500 [NZXT] Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 
OtherOther
[NZXT] Hue Light Kit [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7-6700HQ [Sager] NP8657-S (Clevo P650RE3) [Nvidia] GTX 970M 3GB [Generic] 2x8 DDR4-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung] 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD [Generic] 2TB 5400RPM HDD [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro 64-bit [Sager] 15.6" 1920x1080 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
[WASD] Code with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Logitech] G700S [SteelSeries] QcK Mini [M-Audio] Studiophile Q-40 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 55
Thread Starter 
Hi there! Thank you! I'll be in Japan tomorrow for 10 days so I'll see if there's anything worth picking up to contribute to my build =] Hope there are cheap Gentle Typhoon's though I personally think there's nothing much interesting of the AP15's lol. More pics very soon!
post #9 of 55
Sounds great! Good luck with finding something in Japan.
The Phoenix
(23 items)
 
The Qube
(30 items)
 
Zephyr
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[Samsung] 840 EVO 250GB SSD [Arctic Cooling] Liquid Freezer 120 [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit [Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] Code TKL with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Seasonic] X-850 [Riotoro] CR1080 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech] G600 [XTracPads] Ripper XXL Gaming Mat [M-Audio] Studiophile Q40 [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC 
AudioOtherOther
[Samson] Go Mic [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions [NZXT] Sleeved White LED Kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
[Samsung] 840 Evo 250GB SSD [Western Digital] Caviar Black 2TB HDD [Western Digital] Caviar Green 3TB HDD [NZXT] Kraken X40 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Cooler Master] Megaflow 200mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 140mm Red LED Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 120mm Red LED Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] V2 with Cherry MX Green Switches 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[SeaSonic] Platinum-1000 [Cooler Master] HAF XB [Logitech] G600 [SteelSeries] QcK Mini 
AudioAudioAudioOther
[Beyerdynamic] DT770 Pro 250 ohm [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC [Audio Technica] ATR 2500 [NZXT] Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 
OtherOther
[NZXT] Hue Light Kit [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7-6700HQ [Sager] NP8657-S (Clevo P650RE3) [Nvidia] GTX 970M 3GB [Generic] 2x8 DDR4-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung] 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD [Generic] 2TB 5400RPM HDD [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro 64-bit [Sager] 15.6" 1920x1080 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
[WASD] Code with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Logitech] G700S [SteelSeries] QcK Mini [M-Audio] Studiophile Q-40 
  hide details  
Reply
The Phoenix
(23 items)
 
The Qube
(30 items)
 
Zephyr
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[Samsung] 840 EVO 250GB SSD [Arctic Cooling] Liquid Freezer 120 [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 120mm Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [SilenX] Effizio 80mm Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit [Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Dell] Ultrasharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] Code TKL with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Seasonic] X-850 [Riotoro] CR1080 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech] G600 [XTracPads] Ripper XXL Gaming Mat [M-Audio] Studiophile Q40 [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC 
AudioOtherOther
[Samson] Go Mic [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions [NZXT] Sleeved White LED Kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5-3570K [MSI] Z77A-GD65 Gaming [Sapphire] HD 7990 "Malta" 6GB [Avexir] Core Series 4x4 DDR3-1600 (Red LED) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
[Samsung] 840 Evo 250GB SSD [Western Digital] Caviar Black 2TB HDD [Western Digital] Caviar Green 3TB HDD [NZXT] Kraken X40 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Cooler Master] Megaflow 200mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Lian Li] 140mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 140mm Red LED Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 80mm Red LED Case Fan [Xigmatek] CLF 120mm Red LED Case Fan [Microsoft] Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [Dell] UltraSharp U2312HM 1920x1080 [WASD] V2 with Cherry MX Green Switches 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[SeaSonic] Platinum-1000 [Cooler Master] HAF XB [Logitech] G600 [SteelSeries] QcK Mini 
AudioAudioAudioOther
[Beyerdynamic] DT770 Pro 250 ohm [Fiio] E10 USB Amp/DAC [Audio Technica] ATR 2500 [NZXT] Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 
OtherOther
[NZXT] Hue Light Kit [Bitfenix] Alchemy Sleeved Cable Extensions 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7-6700HQ [Sager] NP8657-S (Clevo P650RE3) [Nvidia] GTX 970M 3GB [Generic] 2x8 DDR4-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung] 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD [Generic] 2TB 5400RPM HDD [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro 64-bit [Sager] 15.6" 1920x1080 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
[WASD] Code with Cherry MX Clear Switches [Logitech] G700S [SteelSeries] QcK Mini [M-Audio] Studiophile Q-40 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 55
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Lol my flight is 12hrs from now xP
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Codename : Focux