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Narokuu's Monster Build Log, Code-name: Valkyrie

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Alright, i was given the funds to build a new PC, Thanks to a new sponsor for my live stream. And this will be a monster.

Main reasons im posting here,

1. This will be an AMD build, hopefully there aren't any Intel trolls here, if there are, keep it to yourself. After parts are confirmed viable to work well together
i will be doing a live build of this machine on Twitch.

List of Parts: Please give intelligent feedback to parts. This machines main purpose will be everything, its my work station as i stream 15 hours a day 7 days a week, So its gota be functional, fast,
look great, run cool and quiet, and handle everything from streaming, to allowing me to relax with the wife to enjoy a movie.


Case: NZXT Switch 810 White - I have the Corsair 600t White, love it, but i want more room, and a true full tower case. This has a lot of options not only for fans and additions, but eventaully i can do a custom water loop inside it.


Motherboard: Asus Corsshair V Formula - I currently have this motherboard, love it, its a tank, handles what i need and looks the part for what i like inside my case, the reason i am getting another one, and not keeping the old one, is my current machine (sig rig) will be given to someone i know that does not have a gaming machine.

CPU - AMD FX-8350 Vishera, i Currently am using the 8120, its been amazing to me, runs cool as ice, and hasn't bogged down at all, so the next genration will do what i need,

Disclaimer to the trolls, i DO render video from time to time, but, its not part of my everyday issue, other than live-streaming, and i have been able to broadcast HD streams with high video compression without my machine even twitching, so, Intel fans need not apply, i know they are better, but this is what i want =)

Ram: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866

Currently have 8 gigs of Gskill, i was a die hard patriot fan, but i had 3 bad orders in a row from them, so im going to try Corsair unless you guys/gals think otherwise.

Main SSD - Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N240GBGTXB-BK 2.5" 240GB This will be for OS and 2 Main games I play.


HDD: Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 I dont need that much space, and i can add on more HDDs as time goes, this will be fore media musci movies, and recordings i do for local stuff with Dxtory etc.

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB This i need some advice on. i heard overclocking ghz cards are tough, and i know its not needed, just not sure if the payoff is worth it.

PSU - NZXT HALE90 V2 NP-1GM-1200A 1200W Wanted to try NZXT, heard amazing things about this PSU, YES i KNOW its overkill, but overkill is underrated, and i may be going crossfire GPUs in the future, so this should do.



I WILL NOT BE USING EYEFINITY I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR - Thank you

Monitors - i am currently running 1 Samsung 1080p LED monitor, my first real HD monitor and LED, it runs great, i would have gone Asus or Dell, had i been able to afford it when i bought this one, and i have a small 19" Hans-G forma left flank for when i stream.

So the proud center focus of my buyild wil be these 3 beautiful Monitors:

Center Monitor Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" Black 7ms IPS-Panel

2 Flanking in Portrait: Dell UltraSharp U2212HM IPS-Panel Black 21.5"

This is the center of my build, i love 3 monitors, i love multitasking, i know its not the best for a livestreamer, but its going to work great for what i need.


CPU Cooling: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i


Sound card, i am thinking of a magni/modi stack DAC amp combo, but im not sure as i have never used it before.



Please let me know what you guys think, tweaks and adjustments to make this an amazing rig
Edited by Narokuu - 4/4/13 at 7:27am
post #2 of 26
The parts look great (currently doing a build with the 8350 myself) and everything looks compatible...

The setup looks strong to me: Top-tier GPU, incredible beast of a multitasker for the CPU, quality motherboard, LOTS of headroom on the PSU(A bit over on my standards actually) I would suggest ~1000W PSU, water cooling, and you have a nice case with good airflow.

RAID is meant for redundancy of disks, so RAID doesn't seem to fit your situation.(Although I may be misunderstanding your requirements of the system).
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Originally Posted by Terrere View Post

The parts look great (currently doing a build with the 8350 myself) and everything looks compatible...

The setup looks strong to me: Top-tier GPU, incredible beast of a multitasker for the CPU, quality motherboard, LOTS of headroom on the PSU(A bit over on my standards actually) I would suggest ~1000W PSU, water cooling, and you have a nice case with good airflow.

RAID is meant for redundancy of disks, so RAID doesn't seem to fit your situation.(Although I may be misunderstanding your requirements of the system).


well i just need lots of space, i wasnt sure if the performance was going to be any different if they were RAID 0 or seperate Disks, one will be used for extra steam games etc, and one for recorded videos/music/anime collection that i have.
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RAID 0 requires 3 disks and is striping, not redundancy, to help with life of the drives.
RAID1-5 are all about redundancy and making sure that the disks don't lose data if a drive goes down, which if you do backup isn't an issue.
It actually can make your performance decrease depending on the amount of use and the memory controller.

EDIT: Correction RAID 0 only requires 2 disks.

RAID also reduces the amount of usable disk space by up to 50% depending on the configuration.
Edited by Terrere - 2/27/13 at 2:14pm
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Alright thanks! i wont raid them, keep them separate, be easier for managing the drives too.
post #6 of 26
Precisely my thoughts! The build looks good, albeit I don't know much in the way of monitors or add-in sound cards.
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Awesome!, this will be the log i use when i build, it will happen over the next 2 months or so.
post #8 of 26
Sweet! I'll be watching to see what all you do to the build >biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 26
The build is perfect thumb.gif can't wait to see it completed .
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 @ 3.2GHz GIGABYTE EP45-UD3L Sapphire 5770 Juniper XT G.Skill 2x2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 160GB Hitachi 250 GB Barracuda 1TB Sony Optiarc 24X Windows 7 Ultimate Acer H203H 
PowerCase
Silencer 750 Cooler Master Storm Scout 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 @ 3.2GHz GIGABYTE EP45-UD3L Sapphire 5770 Juniper XT G.Skill 2x2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 160GB Hitachi 250 GB Barracuda 1TB Sony Optiarc 24X Windows 7 Ultimate Acer H203H 
PowerCase
Silencer 750 Cooler Master Storm Scout 
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post #10 of 26
You won't even need 1500W for Crossfire 7970 and everything overclocked. 750 is plenty
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