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The Hardware Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820
MoBo: Gigabyte G1-Sniper 5
CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4670k
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 780
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8gb 1600
Storage:
WD Blue 500gb HDD
Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD
PSU: Seasonic Platinum + 1000w

The Cooling System Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CPU Water block: XSPC Raystorm for Intel chips
GPU water block: XSPC for GTX Titan/780
Radiators: XSPC EX360 + XSPC EX280
Fans:
BitFenix Spectre Pro green LED 120mm x6 for push pull config
BitFenix Spectre Pro green LED 140mm x4 for push pull config
Reservoir: Swiftech Maelstrom bay res + built in MCP35x pump
Tubing: Primochill LRT green 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD
Fittings: Bitspower matte black compression 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD
Liquid + Additives: Distilled water and PTnuke

Future Plans
  • Adding another set of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8gb 1600 for a total of 32gb
  • Adding another EVGA Geforce GTX 780 for SLI (will also be liquid cooled)
  • Adding another XSPC EX120/140 on the back f the case with another set of BitFenix Spectre Pro green LED x2 for push pull config

My questions
  1. Is the size of my PSU going to be good enough for my future updates, or is it just overkill across the board?
  2. Is my MoBo and CPU overkill for gaming, I have one monitor and plan on playing mostly BF4 when it comes out. If you think it is to much for my needs
    could you make suggestion to a good quality MoBo and CPU.
  3. is cooling the already built in water block chip set on the G1-sniper 5 worth it? the reason I ask is because to use that feature I would have to either
    down size my tubing to make it all fit and get smaller compression fittings or I would have to get tubing and fitting just so I could use that feature.
  4. Do I have enough radiators to cool my system effectively, especially since I will be using a push-pull setup, and my future needs, especially if I plan to overclock?
  5. If I want to OC my RAM is it necessary to get a water block for them?
  6. Any other suggestions are very much welcome!
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Originally Posted by Acute Condition View Post

The Hardware Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820
MoBo: Gigabyte G1-Sniper 5
CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4670k
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 780
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8gb 1600
Storage:
WD Blue 500gb HDD
Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD
PSU: Seasonic Platinum + 1000w

The Cooling System Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CPU Water block: XSPC Raystorm for Intel chips
GPU water block: XSPC for GTX Titan/780
Radiators: XSPC EX360 + XSPC EX280
Fans:
BitFenix Spectre Pro green LED 120mm x6 for push pull config
BitFenix Spectre Pro green LED 140mm x4 for push pull config
Reservoir: Swiftech Maelstrom bay res + built in MCP35x pump
Tubing: Primochill LRT green 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD
Fittings: Bitspower matte black compression 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD
Liquid + Additives: Distilled water and PTnuke

Future Plans
  • Adding another set of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8gb 1600 for a total of 32gb
  • Adding another EVGA Geforce GTX 780 for SLI (will also be liquid cooled)
  • Adding another XSPC EX120/140 on the back f the case with another set of BitFenix Spectre Pro green LED x2 for push pull config

My questions
  1. Is the size of my PSU going to be good enough for my future updates, or is it just overkill across the board?
  2. Is my MoBo and CPU overkill for gaming, I have one monitor and plan on playing mostly BF4 when it comes out. If you think it is to much for my needs
    could you make suggestion to a good quality MoBo and CPU.
  3. is cooling the already built in water block chip set on the G1-sniper 5 worth it? the reason I ask is because to use that feature I would have to either
    down size my tubing to make it all fit and get smaller compression fittings or I would have to get tubing and fitting just so I could use that feature.
  4. Do I have enough radiators to cool my system effectively, especially since I will be using a push-pull setup, and my future needs, especially if I plan to overclock?
  5. If I want to OC my RAM is it necessary to get a water block for them?
  6. Any other suggestions are very much welcome!

Yes you will need a water block if you are going to cool the ram you dont need to and it is just for looks... Water block will not really help you OC ram.

Size of the PSU is over kill right now but if you are going to get another 780 then it is still a little much but no problem.

they are several ways to use the cooling on the MB and still use the 1/2 in tubing. if you decide to do this it will be no problem just ask...

You could get by with a cheaper motherboard and even use a 3770k instead of the 4770.. this is all up to you what one person thinks is over kill the other person does not think is enough. really it all depends on budget and what you want to spend. if you want the best performance for the dollar --- in my mind for gaming a 3770k or 3570k with a good 1155 mother board will be your best bet.

overall really nice system and choices. look for asrock boards they are good stable and hard to beat for the money..

Should have enough radiator space..

but that is just my 2 cents worth...

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