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Alienware Area 51 Rebuild (need help choosing water loop)

post #1 of 5
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Ok, so I decided to rebuild my alienware area 51 desktop. It is the updated dell version and has ok specs. Here they are
alienware motherboard
i7 930 Oc 4.0ghz
h100 cooler
Sapphire 7970 6gb
12g 1600mhz vengeance ram
1000 watt dell powersupply
recon sound-blaster sound card
2x1 tb hardrives in raid 0
I am also running 3 22" monitors in eyefinity.

I am planning on replacing just about everything except the case and the soundcard.
Here are my planned specs
i7 3930k
Asus maximus Extreme z77
Corsair 1200i power supply
reference 7990
corsair platinum 2400mhz ram
4tb hard drive
Possibly a ssd cache drive (do you thing 60g would be good or is more better?)

As for cooling this is why I started this thread. My case currently fits the h100 in the top. The top can fit 3 120mm fans but not a 3x120 rad because of the extra length for the pipes. I am handy with tools so I should be able to mod to make a tri 120mm fit. I am planning on having a EK water block for the motherboard, cpu and gpu. My question is what pump should I get and will a dual or triple radiator be sufficient for this.
Thanks, Josh
post #2 of 5
First of all an i7 3930k wont work with that board because its a socket 2011 chip that runs on an X79 board and that board is Z77.

Secondly I would probably use a 360 and probably another 240 or 360 rad just for good measure. In terms of pumps you really cant go past a laing/ swiftech/ koolance D5 pump. Maybe even consider an XSPC kit with D5 bay reservoir if the Alienware case is accommodating.
Backbreaker
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BRUTALIS
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930K @4.8 RAMPAGE IV EXTREME Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming  16 GB GSKILL RIPJAW Z 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
256gb Samsung 840 pro 1 X Samsung 2tb HDD OCZ Vertex 2 60GB OCZ Vector 128GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Copper edition  XSPC RIVE Chipset and VRM block  3 X XSPC RAZOR Titan Blocks and Backplates  2 X Alphacool D5 pumps  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Dual pump Top  2 X Alphacool UT60 480 Radiators  1 X Alphacool XT45 240 Radiator  Phobya Balancer 250 Black Nickel  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Acer X34 Predator CORSAIR K90 VENGEANCE  CORSAIR AX1500i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CORSAIR 900D Razer Deathadder black edition  Razer Goliathus XL ROG Xonar Phoebus 
Audio
Sennheiser PC363D  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 980X @ 4.5Ghz - 1.36 Vcore ASUS RAMPAGE EXTREME III EVGA GTX TITAN EVGA GTX TITAN 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
12 GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 2000MHZ TRIPLE CHANNEL OCZ VERTEX2 60GB and Samsung 2tb HDD LG BLURAY BURNER XSPC DUAL BAY LAING D5 PUMP RES COMBO 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC RAYSTORM COPPER CPU BLOCK BLACK ICE STEALTH 240 RAD WINDOWS 7 64BIT ULTIMATE ASUS VG278h 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR K90 VENGEANCE  CORSAIR AX1200 CORSAIR GRAPHITE 600T WHITE RAZER DEATHADDER BLACK EDITION 
Mouse PadAudioOther
RAZER GOLIATHUS XL SENNHEISER PC360 G4ME ROG ASUS XONAR PHOEBUS 
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Backbreaker
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BRUTALIS
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930K @4.8 RAMPAGE IV EXTREME Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming  16 GB GSKILL RIPJAW Z 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
256gb Samsung 840 pro 1 X Samsung 2tb HDD OCZ Vertex 2 60GB OCZ Vector 128GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Copper edition  XSPC RIVE Chipset and VRM block  3 X XSPC RAZOR Titan Blocks and Backplates  2 X Alphacool D5 pumps  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Dual pump Top  2 X Alphacool UT60 480 Radiators  1 X Alphacool XT45 240 Radiator  Phobya Balancer 250 Black Nickel  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Acer X34 Predator CORSAIR K90 VENGEANCE  CORSAIR AX1500i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CORSAIR 900D Razer Deathadder black edition  Razer Goliathus XL ROG Xonar Phoebus 
Audio
Sennheiser PC363D  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 980X @ 4.5Ghz - 1.36 Vcore ASUS RAMPAGE EXTREME III EVGA GTX TITAN EVGA GTX TITAN 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
12 GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 2000MHZ TRIPLE CHANNEL OCZ VERTEX2 60GB and Samsung 2tb HDD LG BLURAY BURNER XSPC DUAL BAY LAING D5 PUMP RES COMBO 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC RAYSTORM COPPER CPU BLOCK BLACK ICE STEALTH 240 RAD WINDOWS 7 64BIT ULTIMATE ASUS VG278h 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR K90 VENGEANCE  CORSAIR AX1200 CORSAIR GRAPHITE 600T WHITE RAZER DEATHADDER BLACK EDITION 
Mouse PadAudioOther
RAZER GOLIATHUS XL SENNHEISER PC360 G4ME ROG ASUS XONAR PHOEBUS 
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post #3 of 5
overkill PSU much?

Spend a few $ less on lower wattage platinum PSU and get a decent size boot SSD.

Man thats a lot of $ your throwing @ this funny looking case (IMO sorry)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.68 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.68 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.68 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($1019.15 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2841.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-14 01:22 EDT-0400)
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 5/13/13 at 10:22pm
Pre OCN build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Super Writemaster DVDr Windows 7 Samsung Syncmaster Antec Basiq power 550 + 
Case
Bitfenix Raider 
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phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Super Writemaster DVDr Windows 7 Samsung Syncmaster Antec Basiq power 550 + 
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post #4 of 5
I honestly wouldn't bother with the Alienware case. For all that money that you're spending on new components, maybe instead of silly Corsair Dominator Plats you can get Vengeance (I swear you won't see the difference) and get yourself a nice 800D / 900D or TJ07. Or Switch 810. Or Phantom 820, if you want to crank the rice up to 11.

Either way, the money question is:

What's your budget?
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your replies, as far as a buget, I would like to keep it arounf 3k. Also, I went with the 3930k because I do lots of video editing. Would there be much preformance difference if I went with the 3770k and overclocked it?
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