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Hey all, After having to sell off my last Desktop to help fund our wedding, I've now saved enough money to build my self a new gaming rig to play BF3 & a few other upcoming games @ 2560 x 1440

So far these are the parts I've come up with!

Build:-

Case: Silverstone TJ08-E mATX
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V GENE
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
Memory: Corsair 1866C9 8GB Dominator
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB
SSD: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB SSD
PSU: Corsair AX760 Platinum Power Supply

Cost: $1,958.00 AUD

Watercooling:-

Rad: ALPHACOOL NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 180mm
CPU Block: ALPHACOOL NEXXXOS XP3 LIGHT ACETAL EDITION INTEL/AMD
Pump: ALPHACOOL VPP655-T12 PUMP
Res: XSPC D5 DUAL BAY RESERVOIR
Fittings: Bitspower Compression Fittings
Tubing: PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 1/2in ID x 3/4in OD Tubing – Onyx Black

Cost: $355.00 AUD

How does this build look? Anything you would change? Anything else you would recommend?

My Budget is $2100 for the PC it self, And $400 for the water cooling. I'd also prefer to stick to an mATX build for ease of space in a small room smile.gif

Thanks all in advance!
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I don't have a ton of experience with the power consumption of liquid cooling kits, but 760 watts seems like significant overkill based on your component selection there. Even if you plan on an SLI setup later on, you'd still be fine with 700W. With your current selection, you'd probably be fine with 550-600W.

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I don't have a ton of experience with the power consumption of liquid cooling kits, but 760 watts seems like significant overkill based on your component selection there. Even if you plan on an SLI setup later on, you'd still be fine with 700W. With your current selection, you'd probably be fine with 550-600W.

Thanks for your reply smile.gif

I was originally intending to go with a Seasonic X660, But opted for the corsair due to the pre-made sleeved cables you can buy that plug straight into it.

Simply an aesthetic choice really tongue.gif
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On an unrelated note, what kind of sound system are you planning on gaming with? While I know plenty of people are happy with onboard sound, a decent affordable sound card is definitely something to at least think about, particularly if you have a nice set of headphones. The jump to dedicated sound certainly made a big difference for me, and it's not an overly expensive one to make.

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Hey all, After having to sell off my last Desktop to help fund our wedding, I've now saved enough money to build my self a new gaming rig to play BF3 & a few other upcoming games @ 2560 x 1440

So far these are the parts I've come up with!

Build:-

Case: Silverstone TJ08-E mATX
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V GENE
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
Memory: Corsair 1866C9 8GB Dominator
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB
SSD: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB SSD
PSU: Corsair AX760 Platinum Power Supply

Cost: $1,958.00 AUD

Can't help you with the custom watercooling part, but I'll help give my advice on the rest of the parts. Not sure what availability you have in Australia, but I doubt there is that much difference; should still be able to acquire the same parts for less money.

Motherboard:
Don't see anything special about ASUS anymore. I think their motherboards are overpriced, and overhyped now. There are better options for less money. Take a look at the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H or UD4H or the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or OC Formula.

Memory:
Corsair Dominator looks pretty, but doesn't offer anything special for the price (other than it's Corsair). Go with 8GB of some 2133MHz G.Skill preferably the Ripjaws X Series or Sniper Series (faster Ram, same timings, less money).

GPU:
For 1440P, you are really better off with a two-GPU solution to provide those solid framerates you're looking for. Best way to do that is two 7950's. You can grab two 7950's for almost $600 US now. Which is really not that much more than a 4GB 680 Classified. Plus if you plan to watercool them, go with MSI or Sapphire. They will overclock well.

SSD:
Not that Corsair is bad, but I would prefer a Samsung 840 Pro or Intel 520 Series. More reliability, and just as fast.

PSU:
Is definitely nice, but again you are paying for the Corsair name. Look into a Silverstone Strider, Seasonic X Series, or Rosewill CAPSTONE or LIGHTNING Series.
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Can't help you with the custom watercooling part, but I'll help give my advice on the rest of the parts. Not sure what availability you have in Australia, but I doubt there is that much difference; should still be able to acquire the same parts for less money.

Motherboard:
Don't see anything special about ASUS anymore. I think their motherboards are overpriced, and overhyped now. There are better options for less money. Take a look at the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H or UD4H or the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or OC Formula.

Memory:
Corsair Dominator looks pretty, but doesn't offer anything special for the price (other than it's Corsair). Go with 8GB of some 2133MHz G.Skill preferably the Ripjaws X Series or Sniper Series (faster Ram, same timings, less money).

GPU:
For 1440P, you are really better off with a two-GPU solution to provide those solid framerates you're looking for. Best way to do that is two 7950's. You can grab two 7950's for almost $600 US now. Which is really not that much more than a 4GB 680 Classified. Plus if you plan to watercool them, go with MSI or Sapphire. They will overclock well.

SSD:
Not that Corsair is bad, but I would prefer a Samsung 840 Pro or Intel 520 Series. More reliability, and just as fast.

PSU:
Is definitely nice, but again you are paying for the Corsair name. Look into a Silverstone Strider, Seasonic X Series, or Rosewill CAPSTONE or LIGHTNING Series.

Well none of the motherboards you suggested are mATX form factor tongue.gif, I was tossing up between the corsair and the samsung, So either or is fine, I'll grab what ever is cheapest at the time considering they are the same price at the moment!

PSU kept in mind also, I currently have my eyes on the x660 from seasonic
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by gumbie View Post

Well none of the motherboards you suggested are mATX form factor tongue.gif, I was tossing up between the corsair and the samsung, So either or is fine, I'll grab what ever is cheapest at the time considering they are the same price at the moment!

PSU kept in mind also, I currently have my eyes on the x660 from seasonic

Just realized the case was a mATX. Im sure ASRock and Gigabyte offer some nice alternatives just use Newegg for the reviews on the best choice in mATX. Sure if you search ASRock Z77 mATX or Gigabyte Z77 mATX you will get some results

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post #8 of 9
How important is watercooling to you? In my opinion, I would just put that money towards your components. For example, I would skip out on the 680, and go with 2 x 670 2gb. The performance difference between the 670 and 680 is pretty small considering the premium you pay for the 680. ALso, there have been tests that show that 4gb on the 600 series cards are not worth it unless you are going at least 3 way sli. ALso, I may have alot of people disagree with me, but I would go with the 3770k if you dont end up getting another card, or if you find money for it. I believe Bf3 benefits from hyperthreading, and as new game engines come out with this next gen of consoles, I believe we will be seeing more use of more threads.


"We've given the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II 4GB video cards plenty of opportunities to prove to us why we would need 4GB of VRAM on these. Unfortunately, these have come short of proving this. We tried pushing a single ASUS GTX 670 4GB to the max on a 30" display, at more than playable settings, and also at 1080p. We saw no advantages with a single card. Then we put two together in SLI and tried to push them to the max at 5760x1200. What we found was that higher settings were possible to enable, but the performance wasn't there to allow them to be playable. Simply, the performance of GTX 670 isn't enough to utilize the capacity of 4GB of VRAM."

"To make the 4GB of VRAM on the GTX 670 work for you, you are going to need at least three of them for 3-way SLI, to give you the performance to back up the VRAM. "



http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/14/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_4gb_sli_review/9#.U
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for motherboard chose the motherboard based on Features u like

all motherboards are having good quality components and all got DOA or some issues in manufacturing Msi gigabyte asrock evga asus all are good brands it just depends on features u want in the motherboard if u just dont want any and want somthing will work fine with overclocking and 2 way simple sli then easily pick most Value one support that stuff
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