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post #1 of 23
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Here is my final parts list for my very first build that I will be doing gaming and video editing on, please let me know what you think. Also I will be replacing all the fans in the case with ones with higher air flow ratings, and I will adding 4 120mm fans to the panel for a total of 8-9 fans in total. Is there a 3rd party fan controller that will run that many fans, and if not are there Y cables that I can connect those 4 120mm fans on the panel to so the controller can run them as one fan?

Here is my final parts list....

Case = Corsair 600T with replacement side panel set for 4 120mm intake fans
Motherboard = ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
CPU = AMD 1100T Black Edition
Memory = 2 8gb kits of Corsair Dominater GT 2000mhz
PSU = Corsair AX1200
CPU Cooler = Corsair H70
HDD = 2 Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb in RAID 0
GPU = 2 PowerColor PCS+ 6970
Optical Drive = Lite-On 12x Blu-Ray Reader/Writer
OS = Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Monitor = ASUS VE278Q 27'
    
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post #2 of 23
Looks good other than the complete overkill on the power supply.

You could get by with a good 750w or 850w with ease with that setup


Look at a Lamptron fan controller. They have 30w per channel so you can daisy chain as many fans as you need per switch
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post #3 of 23
I like this build, except the PSU is tremendous overkill.
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post #4 of 23
16 Gb of RAM seems kind of overkill. Personally, I would spent the money from the second 8 Gb kit to buy a third hard drive to put into RAID 5.

Wheather you have 8 Gb or 16 Gb of Ram / RAID 0 or RAID 5 really comes down to personal prefrence.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 4/11/11 at 7:56am
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post #5 of 23
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I knew people were going to think the power supply is overkill and I understand why they say that. There are a couple of reasons I chose that power supply. First is obvious it's 100% modular which means you only use the cables you need as they are not hard wired to the PSU. The second concerns the 1200w, for me that is room to grow and making darn sure that I have more than enough power to run everything now and what I add to the build in the future.

But is there a fan controller that can control 8-9 fans? Or is there a Y cable that can connect 4 fans making it one for the controller?

Thanks for your reply guys, it lets me know I am going in the right direction for this build.
    
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post #6 of 23
The chances of you ever needing the capacity of the AX1200 in the future are very, very slim unless you decide to go with a 4-card setup. Except, it depends on the cards too: some systems with 4 cards can be just fine on a quality 1000W.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post
16 Gb of RAM seems kind of overkill. Personally, I would spent the money from the second 8GB kit to buy a third hard drive to put into RAID 5. I feal that 8Gb of ram would be fine.

Wheather you have 8Gb or 16 GB of Ram / RAID 0 or RAID 5 really comes down to personal prefrence.
Well I am going to do video editing as well as gaming on this rig so I figure the more memory the better.
    
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post #8 of 23
Even in Crysis 1 and 2 I never see more than about 1.2 GB of extra memory being consumed above what I normally see just browsing Overclock.net.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuildingFirst37 View Post
Well I am going to do video editing as well as gaming on this rig so I figure the more memory the better.
RAID 0 currupts data somtimes. If your videos are priceless and you would die if you ever lost them, go with RAID 5. If you don't care about error checking, and want most speed for your dollar use RAID 0.

8 Gb can run any game now on the highest settings. 16 Gb is nice if you have lots of virtual machines or are trying to 'future proof' your computer.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 4/11/11 at 8:03am
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post #10 of 23
It looks nice overall, but 1200W is really even beyond future proofing. An AX850 would still be as completely modular and should still have plenty of headroom for upgrading, but the AX1200 is one sexy power supply.

I agree with the 16gb of ram if you do alot of video editing. I do alot of audio editing and am tempted to double my ram too.

As far as fans go, that really sounds like overkill to me, 2 front intakes, 1 rear, 1 top exhaust, 2 side intakes over the video cards, really should be plenty for outstanding airflow. even then, I just don't see how you can balance the air flow created by 4 side fans.
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