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post #1 of 12
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Hello all,

I'm planning on creating my very first build named "BeefCake"

I'm not quite sure as to where exactly this has to be posted, since it's a complete list and not just an Intel CPU question.

There are still some questions going through my mind, but let me first list the specs for you:

Rig:
Case: Corsair 760T black
MoBo: Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme
CPU: intel i7 5930K 6 core @ 3.5-3.7GHz for those 40 PCIe lanes
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz CL16
PSU: Corsair AX1200i
CPU Cooling: Corsair H100i
GPU: dual SLI Asus ROG Matrix 980's
SLI Bridge: the newly yet to be released Asus ROG SLI bridge
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
HDD: WD Black 2TB
ODD: Asus BD-RE BW-16D1HT/B 12x
OS: 64 UK Windows 8,1 PRO OEM 64 bit
Cables: Cablemod C series AXi cable kit in red-black and a bunch of E22 cable combs for some sweet cable management
Extra Fans: 2 Corsair SP 120 quiet (replacing the stock H100i fans), 1 Corsair AF 140 quiet (replacing the stock rear case fan), 3 Corsair AF 120 Red LED quiet (2 for the H100i on top and another above the ODD bay)
Dust Filters: DemciFlex 760T dust filter set
Lighting: 2 Corsair Link RGB LED lighting kits
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Phoebus

Peripherals:
Monitor: ASUS PG278Q ROG Swift 27" 2560x1440 1ms 144Hz
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Chroma
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma with a Razer Goliathus Control extended mouse mat
Headset: Razer Tiamat 7.1
Audio: Razer Leviathan soundbar
And a Dx Racer Chair OH/FE08/NE in Green to top it all off

Quite a 'beefy' build, hence her name biggrin.gif

The questions I still have is whether or not I can go watercooling with this. Would a single 360 rad with a thickness of 38mm (EK) or 30mm (Alphacool) be sufficient to cool the CPU and both GPUs? I will be overclocking them all. The rad would be positioned at the top in a push-pull config. A 60mm thick rad would more likely be better, but I've opted for a slimline rad for aesthetics. I want to have Corsair SP120 fans showing off their red ring and some red LED fans on top which show off their sexyness through the DemciFlex top dust filter.

There's a 90mm gap between the top of the motherboard and the top of the case. So in theory the 38mm thick EK rad with two 25mm thick fans would be just fine. However, the 8-pin CPU power connector still needs some room and I'm not sure if the top Rampage V extreme heatsink allows this.

If and if this single rad setup would work, some parts in the above list will change: no H100i, no optical drive and an extra Corsair SP120 fan. Might even go for ROG 980 poseidons too, I love that sexy ROG look!

Second, givin I'll be using the 7.1 headset and a 5.1 soundbar, the Xonar Phoebus will be added. What would be the best mounting place? The lowest red PCIe slot on the Rampage V Extreme?

Many thanks if you've read my little book of questions and are still willing to answer some of them thumb.gif

Cheers!
post #2 of 12
With regards to the watercooling I think adding an additional 120mm rad will be most optimal if you plan to OC all components.

Also maybe ditch those razor headsets for something than can make proper use of that soundcard like a pair of Beyerdynamics.
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You dont need 1200 watts for that system and if you did you can get something just as good for way less money, if you are not going to have 3x or 4x video cards all you need is a 750 watts PSU and the EVGA SuperNova G2 is the best option there as its better and cheaper then anything Corsair sells.

Replace the Corsair H100i as well its overrated overhyped and overpriced and the Noctua NH-U14S is just cost less makes less noise and is way more reliable.
If you want an AIO cooler Swiftech H220X and H240X instead those are way better then the laughable H100i.

Oh another thing you can use E22 cable combs on thr CableMod cables as the E22´s are way too big for the tiny CableMod cables.
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post #4 of 12
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I did choose the E22's small combs, not the ones designed for their 4mm thick Teleios sleeves. I hope they'll do the job properly with the Cablemod cables.

I'll have a look at those CPU coolers other than Corsair's. I'll be liquid cooling the CPU for sure (closed all-in-one loop or custom loop).

I'd love to watercool the GPU as well though, but having to add another rad might just be too much in a case like the 760T while still having a HDD cage in there, don't you think? If it is not possible with just the single 30mm 360rad I might just have to skip the whole custom loop part frown.gif
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Originally Posted by asperatis View Post

I did choose the E22's small combs, not the ones designed for their 4mm thick Teleios sleeves. I hope they'll do the job properly with the Cablemod cables.

I'll have a look at those CPU coolers other than Corsair's. I'll be liquid cooling the CPU for sure (closed all-in-one loop or custom loop).

I'd love to watercool the GPU as well though, but having to add another rad might just be too much in a case like the 760T while still having a HDD cage in there, don't you think? If it is not possible with just the single 30mm 360rad I might just have to skip the whole custom loop part frown.gif

Even the 3mm E22´s are too big but they might work i dont know.

You are aware that the H220X and H240X are open loops right? you can expan upon them if you so feel like.
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post #6 of 12
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You are aware that the H220X and H240X are open loops right? you can expan upon them if you so feel like.

No this I did not know, thanks for pointing that out. It has a sweet looking CPU block too. It'd have to go int the front of the case though, but I'd want to keep the HDD cage in that place.
Another res I'm interested in is the FrozenQ V series one with the double helix inside the res. A 200mm long cylindrical res would be nice, but I'm not sure as to where to place it followed by a pump.

Are there any other cases in the 760T price range with a large windowed side panel and with nice watercooling compatibility?
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No this I did not know, thanks for pointing that out. It has a sweet looking CPU block too. It'd have to go int the front of the case though, but I'd want to keep the HDD cage in that place.
Another res I'm interested in is the FrozenQ V series one with the double helix inside the res. A 200mm long cylindrical res would be nice, but I'm not sure as to where to place it followed by a pump.

Are there any other cases in the 760T price range with a large windowed side panel and with nice watercooling compatibility?

Yes the Phanteks Enthoo Pro and Enthoo Luxe which i think are better cases
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Which are the main uses for this pc?
What games do you play?what apllications do you use to work?
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Which are the main uses for this pc?
What games do you play?what apllications do you use to work?

This will be a gaming rig. I mainly play games like BF4. I'll most likely do some photoshop and adobe after effects on it too, but this is far from its main purpose. I'm just aiming to build a beasty rig which will support the latest games for the next couple of years with insane performance smile.gif
post #10 of 12
Build looks pretty beast.

Not a fan of the corsair H100i but each to their own.

Won't need a corsair AX 1200i for that system, that's a huge waste of money right there. (Maybe consider the EVGA supernova 850W/1000W?)

Also not sure why you are buying a cheap TLC drive (that suffers from an un-fixable slow bug)

If you want reliable performance consider an intel SSD instead.
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