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i7 4770k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139019 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157380 mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011 (850w PSU)
EVGA ACX GeForce GTX 780
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231674 this memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1577 this HDD (x3 RAID 5)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211720 (x2 RAID 0 for OS)

Friend wanted me to build him an overkill rig, for gaming and some folding, around 2 to 3 grand. I'm currently working out which case I should get in conjunction with water cooling. Any suggestions or tweaks especially for this price range? Since he's spending a LOT of money, I want to make sure I screw nothing up.

Current need: I need a drive controller capable of handling these 5 drives. The controller also needs to support RAID 0 and 5.
Edited by tmontney - 10/19/13 at 3:13am
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post #2 of 26

I know he's looking for overkill, but the PSU is extremely excessive overkill. I mean, this is going to have just one GTX 780. A good 550-650W PSU would be perfect for this since the rig will be under load almost 24/7 between gaming and folding.

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post #3 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I know he's looking for overkill, but the PSU is extremely excessive overkill. I mean, this is going to have just one GTX 780. A good 550-650W PSU would be perfect for this since the rig will be under load almost 24/7 between gaming and folding.

Yeah, I was thinking of the future perhaps another 780. Should probably drop that even so.
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Originally Posted by tmontney View Post


Yeah, I was thinking of the future perhaps another 780. Should probably drop that even so.

 

Yeah, if two 780s and lots of gaming and folding resulting in nearly 24/7 full load, then I think that you could go with a good 750W PSU.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #5 of 26
- motherboard choice is odd for a gaming/maybe folding build
- might want to get a Samsung 840 Evo SSD over the Pro right now
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post #6 of 26
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- motherboard choice is odd for a gaming/maybe folding build
- might want to get a Samsung 840 Evo SSD over the Pro right now

Suggest a better motherboard then? What's wrong with the current one?
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post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by tmontney View Post

Suggest a better motherboard then? What's wrong with the current one?

If you are spending that much money on a motherboard, go with an ASRock Z87 OC Formula, it's actually cheaper but I would say far superior:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157380

You are going to get more features, better support, and definitely better overclocking out of it.
post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

If you are spending that much money on a motherboard, go with an ASRock Z87 OC Formula, it's actually cheaper but I would say far superior:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157380

You are going to get more features, better support, and definitely better overclocking out of it.

That board definitely a great choice, looks awesome as well!
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

If you are spending that much money on a motherboard, go with an ASRock Z87 OC Formula, it's actually cheaper but I would say far superior:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157380

You are going to get more features, better support, and definitely better overclocking out of it.

Naturally I'll need to have an E-ATX case. True the board is probably better, but it narrows my choice of cases a lot. However, I don't think size was an issue according to him.
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I highly recommend the corsair obsidian 800D
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