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So I've NEVER had a pc that utilized an Intel processor at it's core, so this is new to me. But after a while researching and pondering, I've come to the conclusion (correct me if I'm wrong) that even the flagship AMD processors can't compete with the i7s and i5s hyperthreading tech.

A few things I should let you know:

1. I've NEVER overclocked - to be honest, I've never had the need to (until recently perhaps).

2. Programs I use daily (that are fairly CPU intensive) - Sony Vegas 10, FL Studio, Adobe P

3. Games I play often - Sim City, Diablo III, Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, in the near future I'll probably be playing Defiance, Elder Scrolls Online and maybe DayZ.

4. I have some experience with building computers. This build though is a bit different. I want to pursue a liquid cooling setup. Things I'm intending on cooling with liquid:

A. CPU
B. GPU

5. Intentions for build: to create a solid gaming rig capable of playing the latest and greatest pc games at the best settings, capturing the footage, and rendering it. Solid multitasking pc capable of performing well (extremely well) under high CPU load. I intend on doing a decent amount of graphics editing when I get better at it as well.

I'm going to list the parts below that I'm working towards; your advice and input is GREATLY appreciated:)



CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

Motherboard: MSI Big Bang-XPower II LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard (I wanted to go with the ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard, but I've heard from many that with ASUS, you're simply paying for the label.)

Graphics Cards: EVGA 03G-P3-1597-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified Ultra Hydro Copper 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 (I could probably go 2 of the smaller EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) FTW Hydro Copper 2 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5, but I'd rather pay a little extra for more memory. - Again, though your input would be appreciated here)

Power Supply: CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92

Boot Drive: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (Samsung makes great SSDs; I figured I'd stick with em)

Hard Drive: 2 Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 drives

Computer Case: This is a small debate for me. I've seen many great things about the Corsair 800D and 900D, but since I want to go water cooled, I've been wondering if something from Mountain Mods would be better fit for what I have planned. Again, this will be my FIRST water cooled rig.

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) (I might go with Corsair Dominator memory instead and only utilize 4 of the 8 slots - they are expensive, but you get what you pay for from what I've seen)

Monitors: 2 ViewSonic Graphic Series VG2732m-LED Black 27" 3ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitors (with potential for a third)

Extras: I'm debating about purchasing a HT | OMEGA CLARO II 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card HT | OMEGA CLARO II 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card as well (with the cases I listed above, I should have room for it), also I use a Logitech 5.1 speaker set, 2 webcams, Razer Blackwidow keyboard, Logitech joystick, and a Razer Naga mouse
Also: I will be using my new piano as an input device for use in FL Studio.
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This is going to be an expensive PC. I wouldn't settle for an outdated GTX580, instead I'd go after a Titan or a GTX680.
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This is going to be an expensive PC. I wouldn't settle for an outdated GTX580, instead I'd go after a Titan or a GTX680.

Yeah, my wife and I have put a lot of money aside for this pc as we both are big photo editors and I render videos daily. I've debated on the 680, but I'm a little aprehensive about buying a third party water block for the 680. I've checked into the Heatkiller Nickle plated one though and it looks promising.
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You dont need 1200 watts unless you want 3 way SLI/Crossfire and even there its overkill
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This is going to be an expensive PC. I wouldn't settle for an outdated GTX580, instead I'd go after a Titan or a GTX680.

Yeah, my wife and I have put a lot of money aside for this pc as we both are big photo editors and I render videos daily. I've debated on the 680, but I'm a little aprehensive about buying a third party water block for the 680. I've checked into the Heatkiller Nickle plated one though and it looks promising.

2 GTX 580 3GB's will, if OC well be up their with a 680 SLI set, plus the 580 has better Comput and CUDA options then a 600 Series. Besides, $350 for a 580 vs $400-$500 for a 680, with only a 20% Tops performance boost and no power for the Programs plus locked and throttling Clocks... I would rather go 7970...Or Titan.
 
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You dont need 1200 watts unless you want 3 way SLI/Crossfire and even there its overkill

Well I intend on going in that direction in the near future (6 or so months). Also, I have huge intentions on this rig - I'm going to use the usb to power a lot of my external music devices i.e. my piano/keyboard and maybe my mixing machine as well. Sitting on all of the stuff I want I estimated my usage at around 900 watts, but I prefer to over-calculate by 20-30 percent. Plus it's nice to have a bigger supply than I need:)
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2 GTX 580 3GB's will, if OC well be up their with a 680 SLI set, plus the 580 has better Comput and CUDA options then a 600 Series. Besides, $350 for a 580 vs $400-$500 for a 680, with only a 20% Tops performance boost and no power for the Programs plus locked and throttling Clocks... I would rather go 7970...Or Titan.

Haven't heard much about the titan. I'll have to research it.
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Well I intend on going in that direction in the near future (6 or so months). Also, I have huge intentions on this rig - I'm going to use the usb to power a lot of my external music devices i.e. my piano/keyboard and maybe my mixing machine as well. Sitting on all of the stuff I want I estimated my usage at around 900 watts, but I prefer to over-calculate by 20-30 percent. Plus it's nice to have a bigger supply than I need:)
Is it going to be in ilde much of the time or at full blast?

1200 watts is fine just dont go higher then that
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Is it going to be in ilde much of the time or at full blast?

1200 watts is fine just dont go higher then that

Most likely it's going to be at full blast. If I'm not editing/rendering files, my wife will be. And if I'm not gaming, she will be.
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Most likely it's going to be at full blast. If I'm not editing/rendering files, my wife will be. And if I'm not gaming, she will be.
Alright so 3 cards at full blast then you are not going to run into the below 20% load efficiency problem which i was thinking of so never mind

You sould pick of from this list http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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Alright so 3 cards at full blast then you are not going to run into the below 20% load efficiency problem which i was thinking of so never mind

You sould pick of from this list http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Thanks for the tip:) I'll check em out!

I wanted to experience overclocking, but for the time being I just want to get everything set up and squared away. This (for my first water-cooled build) is going to be interesting, and I have high hopes for what I want to do with it. It might be a little overkill, but for my current and future intentions, I think it will do fine:)
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