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post #1 of 5
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Case:

Corsair Obsidian 900D

MOBO:

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0

VCard:

SAPPHIRE FleX 100352FLEX-2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB (3Way Xfire)

PSU:

Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300 1300W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD

CPU:

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) (Plan to OC to 4.5 - 5Ghz)

SSD:

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB

HDD:

Western Digital WD Black 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache ( x2 RAID 0)

RAM:

Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) LP

Monitor:

LG 27EA33V Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS-Panel 200 cd/m2 (x3)

Optical Drive:

ASUS 24X DL DVD Burner

p.s. Thats all the parts that I have decided on; BUT I am having issues deciding between Cooling Setup; See below:


COOLER MASTER Seidon 240M
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler OR
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Help me decide my fellow gamers and tell me what you think so far as my build.
post #2 of 5
Future build should have an intel CPU.

Ditch the fancy MoBo. EDIT I guess you need it for the GPUs.

Other then that it looks OK.

I'm partial to air-cooling myself, elegant in it's simplicity. Water cooling is for people who "need" it.
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Triple LG 22EA63 IPS Cinema Screens Ducky DK9087 Dragon Antec HCG-620M (620w) Fractal R4 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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post #3 of 5
Seems like you can afford to go Intel, so it's probably a good idea to switch to a 3570k or 4670k. I'd choose a different PSU, such as the Seasonic X-1050, Platinum 1000, or X-1250. Personally I wouldn't rely on three video cards, since not every game works perfectly with CrossFire, plus the GTX 670 costs about the same as the 7950 and is a tiny bit faster if I recall correctly. Unless you plan on using Eyefinity.

The Corsair 900D is complete overkill unless you're planning a ridiculous custom water cooling setup. You could save $200+ and get a case with better airflow, and put that money toward something else, such as a bigger SSD or a better GPU setup. Two GTX 780s perhaps?

As for a cooler, the Corsair H100i is the best one you listed. The NH-D14 is not the best air cooler (better off with the Silver Arrow SB-E), and is on the verge of being replaced. The H100i is a great value. There's also the CM Eisberg 240 which is better and uses standard fittings, but costs a lot more.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.6 GHz Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC @ 2063 MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Swiftech H140-X 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NF-A14 IndustrialPPC-2000 2x Silverstone AP182 Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide Air 540 Logitech G Pro Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Antique Sound Lab MG Head DT Stax SR-007A Yamaha RX-V579BL Fluance XL7C 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Fluance SX6 Fluance AVBP2 Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Gustard U12 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Bel Canto Dac 3 KGSS Clone Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner Leopold FC210TP (Cherry MX Blue) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
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Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
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post #4 of 5
If you have an SSD as your main drive then i don't think you need raid 0 HDDs. I would buy one 1GB or 2GB HDD instead. And since you seem to have such a large budget i would also recommend a 256 GB SSD instead of 128 GB. You could save some money by buying a non pro version since large SSDs already are faster than small SSDs. The speed difference would be very small while double the amount of space would probably be very noticable.

As guy above said, tri fire is not that great. 7970 GHz x2 would be better i think or something similar from nvidia.
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Hello again everyone, I know its been a while since I posted a thread, but I have a very important question for everyone. For Hardcore gaming, multitasking, benchmarking and overclocking which of the following CPUs would you recommend for the above four uses:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115229

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901


Let me know your thoughts suggestions etc. thx in advance for your assistance XD
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