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Err doesn't the dual channel / quad channel thing come into play actually? I am not 100% sure as I am RAM uneducated.

These look decent: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231490

or maybe its better to do 16gb of this for now:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-Platinum-Desktop-CMD16GX3M2A1866C9/dp/B007Z1CVIQ/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1362431797&sr=1-7&keywords=2x8gb+1866

And get 16gb more later if needed.

Does seem to me like ripjaw has a good deal with their lifetime warranty though. And I kinda want red ram stick xD.

Then on the GFX card side I was looking at the 7970s like I think I said earlier but the "lightning" ediition ones are probably 400 each dont know if it is worth it at that point for a used card.

Could get this at 400: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150586

But how do I check to see if voltage is unlocked on a card?

EDIT: I see this MSI maybe is the newer version of the lightning: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127652

Kind of like the looks of that one as well.
Edited by lcampbell89 - 3/4/13 at 1:35pm
post #52 of 93
Here is a quick build I made, Has a placeholder for the case and is missing a CPU cooler. So it will bring you a little over budget
$2000 Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.30 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.21 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2034.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If I were multi-boxing, I wouldnt hesitate to get a 3930k.
Edited by Ironman517 - 3/4/13 at 1:39pm
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HxqT my build
Edited by itzhoovEr - 3/4/13 at 2:59pm
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post #54 of 93
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Hmm curious as to the choice of the 7950s. BTW already bought a Rampage IV Extreme tongue.gif I need to edit my original post apparently.

Would 3x 7950s be better than 2x 7970s?

And I was thinking for the heat sink, maybe the corsair h100i for now. Then what I could do was save up / figure out a custom loop later. And I kind of have a plan to build a cheapo i5 build later on (like way later on) that maybe could be transferred to that. But y'all think the h100i would be sufficient for the 3930k for now?

EDIT: I know someone earlier said a 1050/1200 would be over kill. But is it dumb to get one anyways just for future proofing?

EDIT AGAIN: Looking at that 860i that looks like a really nice PSU for about 180 new off amazon. Really starting to lean towards that.
Edited by lcampbell89 - 3/4/13 at 3:44pm
post #55 of 93
I hear some of those PSUs have some issues with the software, but only a few. Just a heads up. Otherwise its a really nice psu
For the PSU you should find the optimal wattage psu, so you can use it at full efficiency, the way it is designed to. Having an overkill psu will just cost you more on the long run and wont be efficient at all.

h100i is a fine choice, really nice performance and quiet with the right fans, like gentle typhoons, corsairs, noctuas, gelids etc etc thumb.gif

Also, i honestly wouldn't dump so much money on three way sli, you don't need that much GPU horsepower... just save the money and buy better cards once they come out.
Yes 3x 7950 is better than 2x 7970. Performance difference with 7950 to 7970 is somewhere near 3-6% with stock clocks.
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Hmm curious as to the choice of the 7950s. BTW already bought a Rampage IV Extreme tongue.gif I need to edit my original post apparently.

Would 3x 7950s be better than 2x 7970s?

And I was thinking for the heat sink, maybe the corsair h100i for now. Then what I could do was save up / figure out a custom loop later. And I kind of have a plan to build a cheapo i5 build later on (like way later on) that maybe could be transferred to that. But y'all think the h100i would be sufficient for the 3930k for now?

EDIT: I know someone earlier said a 1050/1200 would be over kill. But is it dumb to get one anyways just for future proofing?

EDIT AGAIN: Looking at that 860i that looks like a really nice PSU for about 180 new off amazon. Really starting to lean towards that.

3x7950s have much better performance than 2 x 7970s.

1200W PSUs aren't really needed anymore unless you are running 4 GPUs. For 3 current gen GPUs a quality 850W is plenty, with exception of the GTX Titian and Dual GPU cards.
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If I added in watercooling does the 860 W still supply enough power.
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If I added in watercooling does the 860 W still supply enough power.

Yeah you should be fine, I think the a very powerful pump is like 20W max or something..... Most pumps should consume alot less
Edited by Ironman517 - 3/5/13 at 11:31am
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Yeah you should be fine, I think the a very powerful pump is like 20W max or something..... Most pumps should consume alot less

Thanks and I know you said it in the other thread that the cards don't need their own loop. But wouldnt it perform better that way? My thinking is if the water hits one GPU, then the next GPU, then the next GPU, and then the CPU it is going to be quite warm right? Or does the water go GPU > Radiator > GPU > Radiator > GPU > Radiator > CPU?

This case I just got says it has room for a slim 2x 120mm/140mm slim radiator on top and either a 120mm/140mm single radiator or a 2x 120mm radiator on front depending how I set it up. I would honestly prefer to just use the top one but don't know if a slim radiator would be enough to do the job for 3 GPUs and the CPU.
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Thanks and I know you said it in the other thread that the cards don't need their own loop. But wouldnt it perform better that way? My thinking is if the water hits one GPU, then the next GPU, then the next GPU, and then the CPU it is going to be quite warm right? Or does the water go GPU > Radiator > GPU > Radiator > GPU > Radiator > CPU?

This case I just got says it has room for a slim 2x 120mm/140mm slim radiator on top and either a 120mm/140mm single radiator or a 2x 120mm radiator on front depending how I set it up. I would honestly prefer to just use the top one but don't know if a slim radiator would be enough to do the job for 3 GPUs and the CPU.

You would get better temps, but you aren't talking much. My 680s only hit like 35C when gaming. I would try to refrain from using slim rads. Maybe get a case like the NZXT Switch 810 and pull a full 3x120/140 rad up top. You could always get a HAF X too if you like that style of case.
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