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vulpecula's lil' build

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I built my last computer in 2006-2007, so I felt like it was time to upgrade. I've built probably a dozen or so computers, but this will be my first shot with water cooling. My primary use for this computer will be gaming, and maybe some video editing from time to time.

I still need to order the CPU, GPU's, and fittings at this point. I'm expecting to have the remainder of the parts in the next 2 weeks.

Comments and criticism welcome. I realize some will say this is overkill, but I'll do what I please.




Hardware:
Corsair Obsidian 800D
SilverStone ST1500
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
12GB Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 2000Mhz
Intel I7 980X (Still need to order at this point)
3x ASUS ENGTX580 (Still need to order, out of stock everywhere)
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB
2x 300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor in Raid 0
1TB Western Digital Black

Cooling:
EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block
EK ASUS Rampage III Extreme Full Board Cooling Block
EK Dual Bay SPIN Reservoir w/ Flow Meter
Mips RAM Liquid Block 6 - "Corsair Edition"
XSPC RX360 Triple 120mm Radiator
Lamptron FC Touch
Swiftech MCP655-B
3x Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-15 120MM (Still need to order. Can't find them in stock)

Display:
2x Dell 24" ST2420L LED LCD Monitors

Accessories:
ModRight CableRight Single Braid M/B 24-Pin Extension Cable - Black
3x ModRight CableRight Single Braid 8-Pin PCI-E Extension - Black
3x ModRight CableRight Single Braid 6-Pin PCI-E Extension - Black
Edited by vulpecula - 12/2/10 at 8:09pm
Hercules
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Orion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
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NZXT Switch 810 
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post #2 of 7
Very nice build!
post #3 of 7
Wow that is nice. HUGE improvement over your sig rig I can see.

I'm sure you'll be pleased.

Why you holding off on buying the CPU?

And did you consider Sandy Bridge? Or the upcoming 990x?
Edited by Airolden - 12/3/10 at 5:46pm
Main Rig
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Home Theater PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930k Asus P9X79 Pro XFX Radeon HD 6870 XFX Radeon HD 6870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
4x4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance Series Seagate 1.5TB 7200rpm Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm Asus Optical Drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Waterblock Black Primochill Tubing 1/2" ID / 3/4" OD XSPC RX240 XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech MCP655 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell U2410 Das Model S Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 NZXT Phantom Gigabyte M8000X Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ GA-MA78LM-S2H AMD 760G (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)  PNY Electronics  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY Electronics  Western Digital Caviar Blue Basic DVD Multi Recorder Stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Television PC Power & Cooling Silencer Series 500w Silverstone MLO3B 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930k Asus P9X79 Pro XFX Radeon HD 6870 XFX Radeon HD 6870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
4x4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance Series Seagate 1.5TB 7200rpm Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm Asus Optical Drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Waterblock Black Primochill Tubing 1/2" ID / 3/4" OD XSPC RX240 XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech MCP655 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell U2410 Das Model S Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 NZXT Phantom Gigabyte M8000X Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ GA-MA78LM-S2H AMD 760G (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)  PNY Electronics  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY Electronics  Western Digital Caviar Blue Basic DVD Multi Recorder Stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Television PC Power & Cooling Silencer Series 500w Silverstone MLO3B 
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post #4 of 7
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Got a little side tracked and this thing just sat in the corner of my room for a while. I finally went out an purchased a 980x and EVGA GTX580 SuperClocked.

So far I have it OC'ed to 4.3Ghz and it appears to be running Stable. I've done 2 separate runs of IBT for 10 iterations. 5 Passes of Memtest. I've run Prime95 using Small FFT and Blend, each for 12 hours.

This was my first Overclock, so I'm sure there are areas that can be improved, but I'm satisfied thus far. I realize that I could have just upped the multiplier to achieve my overclock, but I wanted to increase the bclk as well to get an improvement over the 1333mhz default memory speed.

CPU-Z Validation

Pics to follow tonight!
Edited by vulpecula - 3/24/11 at 9:14am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
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NZXT Switch 810 
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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Here are the pics!




Edited by vulpecula - 3/27/11 at 7:44pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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Hercules
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Orion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Updated with pics! Also new CPU validation. Bumped it up to 4.41GHZ

Decided to get an EVGA card intead of ASUS because of the warranty you get and EVGA support is pretty damn good. Also havent bought the other two cards quite yet.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1735326
Edited by vulpecula - 3/27/11 at 8:16pm
Hercules
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Orion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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Hercules
(14 items)
 
Orion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Updated!

Drained the water and tried to remove as much unnecessary tubing from my loop as possible. I think I removed a little over a foot and a half. Still have a little more tubing than I would like behind the drive bays, but the extra allows me to pull the reservoir out so I can fill my loop.

Plus my 580 got a brother...




Hercules
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Orion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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Hercules
(14 items)
 
Orion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x @ 4.6Ghz ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ... 12 GB PC16000 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor, 1.5TB WD... Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Custom Loop w/ EK CPU and Mobo Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
2x Dell U2711 SilverStone ST1500 Corsair 800D Logitech G9x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k @ 4.8Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2-Way SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Dominator GT Series DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
120GB OCZ Vertex 3, 2x600GB WD Raptor Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional Corsair AX1200 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
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