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hmmm... 990x FTW i have an ES of the 990x and its freaking awesome.. temps much lower than the 980, havent messed with the Sr-2 but im sure its pricey... and for the guy saying 3 580s and a physics card.. what powersupply and dont say ultra 1600... and for the water cooling dont go something pre-made... STOCK SUCKS... go with a swiftech kit or a custom kit with a HK3.( heat killer for the newb stars.) i think 990s with a workstation board like a p6t7ws may prove better because of the onboard SAS controller... if not that rampage with a Perc5 or Perc6 Raid Controller would work wonders and help with rendering ect.
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How about the Noctua NH-D14?
The NH-D14 is an excellent cooler, better than an H50 for sure and about as good as an H-70. I don't subscribe to all the self-contained water loop hate, and honestly if you "forget to plug your pump in" on an H50/H70 you're about as likely to forget to plug a CPU fan in... It's not like you're unplugging it all the time. From what I have read, the H50/H70s have an EXTREMELY low failure rate, lower than a custom loop for sure.

Yes, a custom loop is definitely going to be better, maybe even 10C+ better, but people with their $700 loops just like to be elitist. The H series is meant to compete with high-end air coolers, not other water loops.
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The NH-D14 is an excellent cooler, better than an H50 for sure and about as good as an H-70. I don't subscribe to all the self-contained water loop hate, and honestly if you "forget to plug your pump in" on an H50/H70 you're about as likely to forget to plug a CPU fan in... It's not like you're unplugging it all the time. From what I have read, the H50/H70s have an EXTREMELY low failure rate, lower than a custom loop for sure.

Yes, a custom loop is definitely going to be better, maybe even 10C+ better, but people with their $700 loops just like to be elitist. The H series is meant to compete with high-end air coolers, not other water loops.
u don't have to spend 700$ u can go to a fish tank store abd buy everything execpt the block for less than a 100$ and medical equipment store sells quick disconnects for 75 cents... just cause people are brand fags and love spendng 150$ on 6 koolance fittngs...... u can even mod a h50 and drop 6 degress and peltiers on a zalman 9800 is a good deal to pelts are only 8$.....
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post #24 of 112
Also don't got R3E if you're planning on using the ich10r with the ssds (in order to get trim). From what I understand the R3E for some reason has a very old bios version on the intel matix controller. None of the bios updates have fixed it yet. Asus has updated many of it's other boards but not the R3E and it doesn't seem like they're planning to. There is a custom modded bios out for the R3F that fixes it if you want to stick with Asus, otherwise I'd go gigabyte.

Sweffy it's not elitist, if you're spending this much money you want the best performance. You don't even need to spend $700 to make a better loop than the H70, you can get the basic rasa 360 kit for $150. You're overclocking on air will be limited, this isn't SB. Agreed, forgetting to turn a water pump on is pretty stupid and in both cases damage is unlikely to result as shutdown occurs at 125C anyway and this shouldn't hurt in the short term. In terms of reliability though if the choice is an h70 or a d14, I'd go air, same kind of performance and very cheap and easy to replace a fan if it breaks, if the H70 breaks you have to buy a new one.

Plus if the OP does decide to SLI some high end graphics cards, it's going to be tough to get the heat out, in which case a dual loop wouldn't be a bad move. However seeing as the OP doesn't seem too interested in gaming he may just want to save some dough and get a 570 which can still play most games very well, see how he likes it and upgrade later if he wants to go hardcore.
     
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Leo - I thought think 3x 580's in sli you need about 1000W, so adding a 9800gt would add another 80/90W I believe putting you at 1100W. Each 580 needs a 20A rail, and the AX1200 can hit up 100A on the 12V rail. Yes it's within 10% of the power limit but I reckon the AX1200 can handle it.

Of course if you went the sr-2 route it wouldn't and you'd need something beefier, or multiple supplies.
     
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Kingston 4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM (6) (Total 24GB)
Asus ARES


The RAM seems suspect. First, you'll need triple-channel. I would buy it all in one matched 24GB kit. Second, get something rated for 1600MHz.

The ARES... no. Just... no. If you want Eyefinity, ok. But get a 5870e6, and crossfire with another 5870. If you don't care about Eyefinity, then go SLI 570s or 580s, as others have said. However, you might not need the power just yet if you're not gaming. You could get by with a 5770 or GTS450 if you're just doing AV work. Assuming, of course, your software is not GPU-accelerated.


- I need some help figuring out which RAID I should use with my 6 SSDs.
- I need suggestions for monitor(s). I am leaning toward a double or triple screen but I am not sure yet.


I would go for RAID 5.
Go triple-monitor and never look back.


- I will be using this rig mainly for heavy video production, audio production, picture editing, and graphics creation, and flash animations. Down the line, I may wish to get into hardcore gaming.

If you're spending this much cash, it's worth considering a low end SR-2 build, say with dual quads, as the extra processing power would help with audio and video production. More plugins, more tracks, faster encoding.

- I wish for this rig to be usable until around 2014 or 2015 when intel comes out with Rockwell.

Oh, I think you'll get the upgrade bug before then

Edited by Wiremaster - 1/19/11 at 10:11am
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post #27 of 112
Get rid of the ARES. I've read somewhere that because of the weight of the cooler people were seeing their video cards actually warp from gravity.

Get SLI 580s and be ready to pwn.

I would chalk up one more for the N-D14. Amazingly it keeps my hotter i7-950 at around 65 degrees max load.
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GTX580 SLI and drop Ares IMO..
    
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My comments are in bold.
You can't get 24GB in a triple channel pack without getting ecc memory, 4 GB per stick is the max without ecc. So you either get a 6 pack, 2*3packs or 3*2packs. Personally I would get 3 double packs as the fastest memory is only available in double packs right now. On an unlimited budget I would get:

if you prefer kingston - 3 of:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104210
or corsair 3 of:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231373
or gskill of:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231437

If you *really* want to get a matched kit of 6:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104170

As for RAID 5. Why? Parity is slow particularly on an ich10r which you'll have to use if you want TRIM. If you want speed & space go raid 0. If you want reliability & speed go RAID10.
     
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Bump due to updated components list and added accessories.
Edited by Rlin - 4/19/11 at 7:15am
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