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[Build Log] - COSTOSO - 2014 First Build Ever - Asus Rampage IV Black Edition

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Welcome to my very first PC build....

I am a newby when it comes to building a Rig...I am looking forward to document in words, images and video my build.

I will update this log with more information in the next few days.
I am still waiting on parts to arrive and still need to purchase more parts

I will start building and documenting the build in the next few days. All parts have been purchased. Waiting for the RAM to arrive and the Case Lighting.


So far these are the parts that I will be using - but this is changing each day as I do more and more research:


My Final Parts Selection: - PcPartpicker.com


PARTS
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core - $539.95
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid - $97.16
  • Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Black Edition EATX LGA2011 - $474.99
  • Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 - $450.98
  • Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD - $149.99
  • Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD - $109.99
  • Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB - $499.99
  • Case: Corsair Air 540 in Black - $119.99
  • Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i - $379.32
  • Case Fans:
    AF - Air Flow
    SP - Static Pressure - pushes air with a constant pressure thru radiators thru the Case if anything such as hard drive cage(s) or too many cables or other parts obstruct the air flow.

    Fans for Corsair H100i - PUSH/PULL configuration (PUSH air from bottom of radiator/PULL air out from top of radiator)
    Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm - $26.71
    Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm - $26.99

    PUSH - Fresh air from the front of the case
    Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition
    Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition
    Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition

    PULL - Hot air out of the case thru the rear
    Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm - $19.12

    Custom/Other Parts
  • Corsair Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), RED - $79.99
  • BitFenix 6-pin Video Card Extension Cable - 45 cm - Red/Black Sleeve - $7.99
  • BitFenix 8-pin Video Card Extension Cable - 45 cm - Red/Black Sleeve - $7.99
  • BitFenix ATX 24pin Extension Cable - 30cm - Red/Black Sleeve - $9.99
  • Bitfenix Alchemy Connect 15 LED Light Strip - 300mm - Red - $21.99
  • Bitfenix Alchemy Connect 15 LED Light Strip - 300mm - White - $21.99

    TOTAL HOLE In my Pocket: $3,023.35

Some images for the log: http://imgur.com/a/hORzZ#0
Edited by RJavier - 4/6/14 at 8:39pm
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4930K ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Kit 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Corsair 540 Air 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
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Corsair 540 Air 
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post #2 of 59
How goes the build?
post #3 of 59
There's really no reason for needing a 1200W PSU lol you'd be fine with an equal quality 600W PSU
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Intel i5 3570k 4.5GHz @1.272v MSI Z77A-GD55 EVGA GTX780Ti ACX 8GB Corsair Vengance LP 
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64GB Crucial M4 x2 RAID0 500GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supremacy Plexi CSQ CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC-670GTX Plexi CSQ GPU Block x2 EK XT240 EK X3 250 Res Laing D5 Vario 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK D5 Pump Top Plexi Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" BenQ XL2420T CM Quickfire TK MX Browns 
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Seasonic G Series 600W CM storm trooper Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus Control Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Schiit Modi/Magni Razer Naga Molten Edition 
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i5 3317U 640M 4GB DDR3 128gb crucial m4 
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Intel i5 3570k 4.5GHz @1.272v MSI Z77A-GD55 EVGA GTX780Ti ACX 8GB Corsair Vengance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
64GB Crucial M4 x2 RAID0 500GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supremacy Plexi CSQ CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC-670GTX Plexi CSQ GPU Block x2 EK XT240 EK X3 250 Res Laing D5 Vario 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK D5 Pump Top Plexi Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" BenQ XL2420T CM Quickfire TK MX Browns 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic G Series 600W CM storm trooper Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus Control Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Schiit Modi/Magni Razer Naga Molten Edition 
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Hi - M4ng03z - The build is almost there...I am still purchasing the parts and shopping online for the best prices.
The number one issue that I have encountered is that the build is turning out to cost a bit more than what I anticipated all due to the LGA2011 chipset and the Asus Rampage IV Black Edition mother board. I plan to use the very best parts on this build due to the Mother board being that it is high end.

I only need to purchase the case, the memory and video card and then I can start putting the machine together.

ISSUES DECIDING ON WHICH OF THESE TWO ITEMS - has driving me up the walls.
CASE
I am still trying to decide if I should go for the Corsair 750D or the Corsair Carbide 540 in black, white or silver - trying to decide on one of these two cases has given me nightmares.

MEMORY
Corsair Dominator Platinum - trying to decide to get the 1866 or the 2133 speed has also been a headache. I am leaning more towards the 2133.


I will take some photos tomorrow on the parts that I currently have.
Will post those up over the weekend...


thanks for the interest....smile.gif
Edited by RJavier - 3/20/14 at 8:43am
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4930K ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Kit 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Corsair 540 Air 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4930K ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Kit 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Corsair 540 Air 
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post #5 of 59
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Magical Eskimo View Post

There's really no reason for needing a 1200W PSU lol you'd be fine with an equal quality 600W PSU

Hi - Magical Eskimo - I was debating between the Corsair 860i and the AX1200i PSU - the 1200 Watts is a bit over the edge for my current setup.

However, the way that I look at is that I do not want to find my self buying another PSU within a year or so once I put in a second video card and perhaps other parts into the PC. I rather get the 1200 Watt from the get go and call it a day.
This way I will not have to worry that the PC will not have enough power to do what it needs to do.
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4930K ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Kit 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Corsair 540 Air 
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i7-4930K ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Kit 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Corsair 540 Air 
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post #6 of 59
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Originally Posted by RJavier View Post

Hi - Magical Eskimo - I was debating between the Corsair 860i and the AX1200i PSU - the 1200 Watts is a bit over the edge for my current setup.

However, the way that I look at is that I do not want to find my self buying another PSU within a year or so once I put in a second video card and perhaps other parts into the PC. I rather get the 1200 Watt from the get go and call it a day.
This way I will not have to worry that the PC will not have enough power to do what it needs to do.
You can run 2 heavily OCed (non-overvolted) 780Tis off of a 700w.
post #7 of 59
Even with two 780s you wouldn't need 1200W, that 860i would probably be enough for two 780s and all the rest smile.gif
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Intel i5 3570k 4.5GHz @1.272v MSI Z77A-GD55 EVGA GTX780Ti ACX 8GB Corsair Vengance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
64GB Crucial M4 x2 RAID0 500GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supremacy Plexi CSQ CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC-670GTX Plexi CSQ GPU Block x2 EK XT240 EK X3 250 Res Laing D5 Vario 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK D5 Pump Top Plexi Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" BenQ XL2420T CM Quickfire TK MX Browns 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic G Series 600W CM storm trooper Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus Control Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Schiit Modi/Magni Razer Naga Molten Edition 
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i5 3317U 640M 4GB DDR3 128gb crucial m4 
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Intel i5 3570k 4.5GHz @1.272v MSI Z77A-GD55 EVGA GTX780Ti ACX 8GB Corsair Vengance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
64GB Crucial M4 x2 RAID0 500GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supremacy Plexi CSQ CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC-670GTX Plexi CSQ GPU Block x2 EK XT240 EK X3 250 Res Laing D5 Vario 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK D5 Pump Top Plexi Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" BenQ XL2420T CM Quickfire TK MX Browns 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic G Series 600W CM storm trooper Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus Control Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Schiit Modi/Magni Razer Naga Molten Edition 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 3317U 640M 4GB DDR3 128gb crucial m4 
OSMouse
Windows 8 Pro 64bit Razer Naga Molten 
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post #8 of 59
Thread Starter 
Hmmmm...after seeing your comments -
I feel like I should return the AX1200i and get the AX860i and save about $100.00 in the build....what do you think?
It seems that the 1200 is over kill...but good to have.

The price difference:
AX1200i - $399.00 - I got it at MicroCenter for $349.00 plus $30.00 mail in rebate comes out to $319.00 plus the NYC tax - the PSU comes out to $349.32
Ax860i - $299.00 at MicroCenter $239.00 plus $10.00 mail in rebate comes out to $229.00 plus NYC tax - the PSU comes out to $249.90
Price Difference - $99.40 - about 100.00 dollars


thanks for your comments and input - greatly appreciated...good or bad this is very helpful...thanks
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4930K ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Kit 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Corsair 540 Air 
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i7-4930K ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Kit 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD H100i Corsair AF140mm Fan - Rear Exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Corsair SP120 PWM High Performance Fans - Four ... Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Three Front a... Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Corsair 540 Air 
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post #9 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJavier View Post

Hmmmm...after seeing your comments -
I feel like I should return the AX1200i and get the AX860i and save about $100.00 in the build....what do you think?
It seems that the 1200 is over kill...but good to have.

The price difference:
AX1200i - $399.00 - I got it at MicroCenter for $349.00 plus $30.00 mail in rebate comes out to $319.00 plus the NYC tax - the PSU comes out to $349.32
Ax860i - $299.00 at MicroCenter $239.00 plus $10.00 mail in rebate comes out to $229.00 plus NYC tax - the PSU comes out to $249.90
Price Difference - $99.40 - about 100.00 dollars


thanks for your comments and input - greatly appreciated...good or bad this is very helpful...thanks
Definitely a good idea. Not only does it save money, but the lower-powered psu will be more efficient at that given load. (Off the top of my head I think all psu's are most efficient at about 80-85% load, the higher efficiency ratings just have flatter curves.)
post #10 of 59
Get the Cooler Master V700, cheaper, better, and no coil whine.
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