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Don't know where to really put this.

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I am building a new computer. I am getting 3x GTX 770s. I basically need my set up to work, and know what else, to add and such.

Here's what I am currenting wanting, and getting.

Zalman Z12 Plus
GTX 770 3-Way SLi
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
i7 4770k
G Skill 2x(maybe 4x) 8GB DDR3 2400Mhz


What else do I need? Which Cooling should I go for? I was told that my Noctua wouldn't fit, because of the ram, so maybe I should buy a H100i? And which power supply would I then be needing? And I have Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter for wireless.
post #2 of 9
Hello Mik, power supply recommendation will vary depending on your locale and where you plan on purchasing. For example there are some outstanding power supplies that aren't readily available in the U.S. And conversely there are some outstanding power supplies available in the U.S. that are hard to find elsewhere.

As for the memory, unless you have a compelling reason to need 32Gb, your initial setup might be a little easier if you just went with 2x8Gb sticks. Especially considering the high speed 2400Mhz memory that you are purchasing.
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post #3 of 9
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Hello Mik, power supply recommendation will vary depending on your locale and where you plan on purchasing. For example there are some outstanding power supplies that aren't readily available in the U.S. And conversely there are some outstanding power supplies available in the U.S. that are hard to find elsewhere.

As for the memory, unless you have a compelling reason to need 32Gb, your initial setup might be a little easier if you just went with 2x8Gb sticks. Especially considering the high speed 2400Mhz memory that you are purchasing.

I live in Denmark, and I am purchasing my stuff on Amazon. I would like 32gb because I am a multiboxer, and I stream and such. if you could find me a power supply on Amazon.co.uk, that would be great. Currently what I have been looking at, was the Corsair AX1200i 80 PLUS Platinum PSU. Here's what the setup now looks like:

Zalman z12 Plus
4x8Gb of those 2400Mhz RAM.
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
GTX 770 3-Way SLi
i7 4770k
- Power Supply here.
- Maybe a sound card, if it fits. The motherboard supports up to 4-Way SLi, but I am only getting 3-Way SLi
Corsair GS 240Gb SSD
2TB Harddisk

For cooling, I will be ordering the H100i, to replace my Noctua. I also have some of those Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 120mm Low Noise.

Is there anything I am missing?
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i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
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post #5 of 9
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Here is one of the power supplies I'd be considering for your build;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Vanguard-V1000W-Supply/dp/B00CJ1ZE5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382542097&sr=8-1&keywords=Coolermaster+V1000+1000W

Okay, thanks! Is there anything else I need to buy with it? Extra cables etc?
post #6 of 9
Your new motherboard should come with enough cables in the bundle to do whatever you need to do.

A couple of build suggestions;

1. Before stuffing everything in the case do a bare bones build outside the case to ensure all the hardware works and you can get to the BIOS
2. Since you're water cooling you have the choice of installing the loop outside the case and checking for leaks, or just using the stock CPU cooler for the pre-build hardware check
2. When installing Windows, have only the SSD that will contain the OS connected to the controller - wait to connect your storage drive until after you get Windows installed and booted for the first time
3. When doing a fresh build, I always remove the motherboard battery, and put the clear CMOS jumper in the clear position. I leave it that way until I'm prepared to power on for the first time. Before powering on for the first time, reinstall motherboard battery and move the CMOS jumper back.
4. Boot into the BIOS and load optimized defaults. Before rebooting make sure that you check the SATA controller settings and ensure they are set to AHCI mode
wevs rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Creative Soundblaster X-FI Titanium HD 
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wevs rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Creative Soundblaster X-FI Titanium HD 
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wevsspot View Post

Your new motherboard should come with enough cables in the bundle to do whatever you need to do.

A couple of build suggestions;

1. Before stuffing everything in the case do a bare bones build outside the case to ensure all the hardware works and you can get to the BIOS
2. Since you're water cooling you have the choice of installing the loop outside the case and checking for leaks, or just using the stock CPU cooler for the pre-build hardware check
2. When installing Windows, have only the SSD that will contain the OS connected to the controller - wait to connect your storage drive until after you get Windows installed and booted for the first time
3. When doing a fresh build, I always remove the motherboard battery, and put the clear CMOS jumper in the clear position. I leave it that way until I'm prepared to power on for the first time. Before powering on for the first time, reinstall motherboard battery and move the CMOS jumper back.
4. Boot into the BIOS and load optimized defaults. Before rebooting make sure that you check the SATA controller settings and ensure they are set to AHCI mode

Thank you for the tips.
post #8 of 9
You're welcome and good luck on the new build. Looks like it will be a beast.
wevs rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Creative Soundblaster X-FI Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
wevs rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Creative Soundblaster X-FI Titanium HD 
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by wevsspot View Post

You're welcome and good luck on the new build. Looks like it will be a beast.

Sure thing. Currently my triple monitor setup, is a BenQ XL2420T with 2 Super slim acer monitors in the side. I've decided to order 3 BenQ XL2720T, I think they would do a lot better. But I was thinking, would a wireless adapter fit in? Same with a soundcard. I'm not so smart on those.

Here's what I got currently:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Sljz - Maybe you could edit in, a soundcard & wireless adapter if it fits? The Asus PCE is in my old computer.
Edited by Mikkelul - 10/23/13 at 1:09pm
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