Project Name: Big Basic FolderGeneral Talk:
This is my first build. I have always bought towards the top of the line from Gateway and Dell. I always had an interest in putting together my own rig, and wasn't super happy with my last Dell (630i) gaming machine. It was one of the last ones Dell built under the Dell name before they switched all gaming rigs to Alienware.
This build and pictures will NOT be near as fancy and as nice as most builds on overclock. But if nothing else, will help me learn how to do a build log and will keep it documented for myself and perhaps will encourage other builders to do a log even if there build isn't outstanding.
The mother board I'm using, Rampage IV Extreme black edition, isn't released yet, so it will be a while before I have all the parts to complete my build. So far, I only have the Haf X case and an optional top fan.Goals for the Build
I hope to use it mostly for the folding project (and of course my points will go for overclock.net) and perhaps to a lesser extent the SETI project.
I also plan to play some Crysis 1,2,3. I played it some with the 630i, and really enjoyed the game play and awesome graphics.Other Thoughts
Everyone is very welcome to comment on my build thread. I do wish to keep away from offensive comments however. For example, instead of "You are a XXX for having a X79 Mobo and not water cooling it". I'd much sooner have "You should really consider water cooling, its not too hard and would give your rig a lot of extra speed", etc....
Also, Idle chat is welcome as well, as long as it isn't against some policy on this forum for build logs. I'm very new here yet, so not sure what is acceptable and what is not.Pictures
All the pictures will be in my profile under the gallery Build 1. I'm hoping to provide links to individual parts here also.
Overall Build so Far:
https://www.overclock.net/g/a/1034289/build-1/Hardware List and Status
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit System Builder [Bought]
Haf X [Bought]
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Cooling Fan [Bought-installed]
Asus Rampage Extreme IV Black Edition [Bought]
Intel i7-4930K LGA 2011 [Bought]
EVGA Nvidia Titan SC Edition [Bought]
WD RE 2 TB Enterprise Hard Drive X 4 (raid 10) [Bought - All 4 passed testing!!]
Seasonic SS-1250XM X-Series ATX PSU [Bought]
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 [Bought]
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Quiet CPU Cooler[Bought]
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams[Bought]
StarTech.com 8-Inch ATX12V 4-Pin P4 CPU Power Extension Cable (ATXP4EXT)[Ordered]
Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120 x 25mm Fan (600/900/1200 RPM)[Ordered]
Evercool 80x15mm Med Speed Single Ball Bearing Fan # EC8015M12CA[Ordered]Updates
-All 4 WD RE drives has passed WD quick and extended (18+ hour) test.
-Motherboard hasn't arrived yet and may still be weeks away.
-Despite the GTX 780 and other cheaper GPU's from AMD, I still decided to go with the Titan. It was delivered 11-5-13. Guy at work tried to talk me out of it due to its 1000 price tag, but among other things, I like its name better.Build Log Index with Links: