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CPU - i7 3820
RAM - Corsair Dominator platinum 4x8GB 2400mhz
Case - Caselabs sth10
Motherboard - asrock x79 extreme 11
Graphics - 2 x Evga 680 gtx 680 4gb classified with backplates.
Power - Lepa 1600
Extra - koolance 450s d5
(Everything is like new, all boxes and manuals included)

My current sig rig:

CPU - i7 3770k
RAM - Samsung 30nm 4x4GB
Monitor - 3 x ASUS VN247H-P
Case - Corsair 700D
Motherboard - EVGA Z77 FTW
Hard Drive - Crucial M4 256GB - 2 x Raid0
Graphics - 3 x 7970 w/ XSPC Razor waterblock
Power - Corsair AX1200

Best option IMO:
Sell i7-3770k (dead socket anyhow), Samsung 30nm 4x4GB, Corsair 700D, Z77 FTW, LEPA 1600 (overkill), GTX 680s
Swap AX1200 to the Caselabs
Swap HD 7970s to Caselabs , the GTX 680s won't be using Lightboost or 3D anyway and to buy more waterblocks is a waste of $
Swap Crucial m4 SSDs to Caselabs
Buy i7-3930k if you want, or just stick with i7-3820 until Ivy-E (assuming it uses solder)

Key thing to note is AsRock is pretty good on X79 unlike their Z77 and A75 stuff, they use Digital PWM with PowerPAK instead of D-PAK ... not ASUS ROG board quality but up there
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASRock-X79-Extreme11-Motherboard/1612/1
http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/asrock_x79_extreme11,1.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASRock/X79_Extreme11/5.html
* PLX chip

edit: I can understand selling the Corsair PSU as it's easier to sell. Not many people buying 1600W PSUs lol

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=283
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/06/11/lepa_g_series_1600w_power_supply_review/#.UWdUuMqPBaQ
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/LEPA/G1600-MA/4.html
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4704/lepa_g1600_ma_1600_watt_power_supply_review/index5.html
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/2961/4/lepa-g-series-1600w-review-very-powerful-psu-efficiency
Edited by AlphaC - 4/11/13 at 5:28pm
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Thanks for the links Alpha!

I do like the ax1200, its aesthetically a lot more pleasing and the single sleeved cable I have for it are a lot easier to work with. After using the Lepa however, I think it's providing me with cleaner power. I think my sig rig taxed the ax1200 too much. I would see power draw from the wall of 1,100 watts at times and my lights would flicker! No such issues with the Lepa so far.

Pretty dissapointed in the 3820 so far. It's seems like it's not such a great clocker. Max I'm able to get is 4625mhz. Anything above that, no matter the voltage wont boot into windows. frown.gif
The temps are amazing though! Coming back from an ivy chip, plus the increased cooling capacity I see a difference of about 20c at the same clock speeds and volts.
Edited by axiumone - 4/12/13 at 6:23am
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Thanks for the links Alpha!

I do like the ax1200, its aesthetically a lot more pleasing and the single sleeved cable I have for it are a lot easier to work with. After using the Lepa however, I think it's providing me with cleaner power. I think my sig rig taxed the ax1200 too much. I would see power draw from the wall of 1,100 watts at times and my lights would flicker! No such issues with the Lepa so far.

Pretty dissapointed in the 3820 so far. It's seems like it's not such a great clocker. Max I'm able to get is 4625mhz. Anything above that, no matter the voltage wont boot into windows. frown.gif
The temps are amazing though! Coming back from an ivy chip, plus the increased cooling capacity I see a difference of about 20c at the same clock speeds and volts.

This was one of my main reasons in suggesting the 3930k. I had a feeling the 3820 wasn't going to do much over 4.5GHz.
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