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Hey all,

Throughout the past week I have been whoring these forums looking for input, advice, and assistance. I have also found friendship so that's always a plus .

I have come up with a build that is within my budget, looks sick, and allows for water cooling. Throughout the process, I made a couple processor and motherboard changes so I just wanted to post my build here and hope that someone could chime in and just let me know that everything is compatible and should work together.

I did double-check everything but I'm not the most tech-savvy person so something certainly could have slipped by.

Please feel free to post comments . Thanks a lot everyone for all of your generous help!

Case: Case Labs MAGNUM M8
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX580 x 2
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 2000mhz (2x4GB) x 2 = 16GB
Storage: Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" SATA III (128GB) x 2
Sound: ASUS Xonar Essence ST
Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHBS212

Fan Controller: Sunbeam Rheosmart 6
Fans: Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-14

Pump: Swiftech MCP35x
Reservoir: EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Basic
Radiator: ThermoChill TA120.3
Radiator Shroud: ThermoChill PS120.3
CPU WaterBlock: EK-Supreme HF
GPU WaterBlock: EK-FC580 x 2
GPU Backplate: EK-FC580 x 2
GPU Bridge: EK-FC Dual Parallel
GPU Link: EK-FC Link GeForce
Fittings: Bitspower Ultimate G/14", 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression
Tubing: Tygon Silver Antimicrobial 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD (15FT)
Kill Coil: IandH Silver Antimicrobial

Sorry. I know it's a lot to take in but I'm extremely excited about this and can't wait to see how it looks in unison.

Thank you all for all your help!
Edited by xyeLz - 1/27/11 at 12:52pm
post #2 of 27
Do you have two GTX580s? You don't have it listed as such. Other than that, it looks to me that everything is there.

Are you sure that your fans are going to be able to make it to your fan controller without extensions?
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First off....wow, that's a build not only bound for greatness, but also to break a bank account, so kudos to you.

Second, my only real thought upon reading through and doing some calculations is that your Power supply is far to big. You could get an AX850 and still be fine for SLI 580's. Other then that I think you're golden.
     
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First off....wow, that's a build not only bound for greatness, but also to break a bank account, so kudos to you.

Second, my only real thought upon reading through and doing some calculations is that your Power supply is far to big. You could get an AX850 and still be fine for SLI 580's. Other then that I think you're golden.
Bah, that isn't in the true overclock.net frame of mind. No room for future insane upgrades.

But seriously, Wouldn't the pull with two overclocked GTX580s and an overclocked CPU push him way past the efficient 50% level of load at gaming load levels? Don't think it leaves much for capacitor decay.
Edited by Daetlus - 1/27/11 at 12:57pm
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Sorry! Edited.

I almost accidentally bought triple channel RAM because I was originally going with a 980x and R3E and didn't notice the difference in channels :x.
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Looks good. With scale, that 2x GTX580 is about 450w so the 1000hx can handle that and with headroom. With that says, nothing wrong go for ax1200 especially you may go for 3x.
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MORE. RAD.

That is all.
 
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post #8 of 27
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MORE. RAD.

That is all.
Why more?

I already have 11 fans

Can I ask another stupid question? In edit system I put in some CPU specs and it doesn't show up in my sig. Also, for some of you it shows Monitor but I don't see that in there anywhere?
Edited by xyeLz - 1/27/11 at 1:26pm
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Why more?

I already have 11 fans
A single 360 radiator will not be able to effectively cool dual 580s and an 2600k with the fans you want. I would suggest doubling up on the radiators and getting 2x360. Don't worry though, the M8 can fit two 360s with no problems whatsoever.

Also, there is no difference between triple channel and dual channel memory. While it's certainly more economical to buy 4x4GB than 6x4GB, had you made it all the way to your house you could have simply installed 4 of the sticks and sold the other two.
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A single 360 radiator will not be able to effectively cool dual 580s and an 2600k with the fans you want. I would suggest doubling up on the radiators and getting 2x360. Don't worry though, the M8 can fit two 360s with no problems whatsoever. Also, there is no difference between triple channel and dual channel memory.
Correct on all accounts. Just as you cannot go wrong with the extra headroom of the 1000HX, you cannot go wrong with additional rad surface area. Diminishing results are still results. The cooling capacity of your rad is dictated by its fans. Unless you go with high RPM fans, you will be limited by the rad itself if you plan on heavy-duty overclocking. Hence, I would consider the AP-15 over AP-14. Better yet, pick up whatever fans you want and get in on the Gentle Typhoon 2150 group buy . Regardless, another 360 will not hurt. A single, fully shrouded and fanned TA120.3 with six Gentle Typhoon 2150 fans might be just right. Which memory sticks exactly (e.g. model)? I might trade off capacity (16GB) for 2x2GB x 2 of 2200 CL8 STT Speed modules. Might go with the Pioneer BDR-206MBK over the LITE-ON iHBS212 (tough call). Might go with Bitspower True Silver over the Ultimate.
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