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Hi guys

First post from me, I thought id share with you my latest build, let me know your thoughts

Case: Thermaltake Rock Eclipse Series
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart Power 750W 80 Bronze
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro
Processor: Intel Socket 2011 Core i7 3820 @ 3.6Ghz Quad Core
Ram: Corsair Vengance Performance 32Gb (4×8gb sticks) running in Quad Channel Configuration
Graphics: Asus GTX760 Direct CUII OC 2gb DDR5 Ram
HDD: Seagate 2.5in 750gb SSHD
OS: Windows 8 Pro

I took a big leap of faith in the 2011 socket CPU seeing in it a gen 2 processor, I really like the quad channel memory

So what do you guys think?
 

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Nice build! Why exactly did you go with the 2011 socket? Why do you need the quad channel RAM? Will you be gaming? Video editing?

Also the Ivy-E CPUs are rumored to release next month, if you can maybe wait and get one of those instead?
 

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Hi guys

First post from me, I thought id share with you my latest build, let me know your thoughts

Case: Thermaltake Rock Eclipse Series
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart Power 750W 80 Bronze
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro
Processor: Intel Socket 2011 Core i7 3820 @ 3.6Ghz Quad Core
Ram: Corsair Vengance Performance 32Gb (4×8gb sticks) running in Quad Channel Configuration
Graphics: Asus GTX760 Direct CUII OC 2gb DDR5 Ram
HDD: Seagate 2.5in 750gb SSHD
OS: Windows 8 Pro

I took a big leap of faith in the 2011 socket CPU seeing in it a gen 2 processor, I really like the quad channel memory

So what do you guys think?
I think you should wait and see what IB-E is like when it comes out next month. You could buy the 3820 if you need it now, but it might be cheaper soon and there will probably be a 4820K that you could overclock more. It's not really an optimal time to buy an enthusiast level MB or CPU. There will be tons of other options very soon and new motherboards as well probably.

You could also buy the mobo and wait on the proc, if you want to start ordering now.

This is, of course, unless you are totally sure that you want the 3820. In that case, disregard everything I said.
 

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Yeah, where do you stop though?, you could always wait for a new product to come along.....

When it comes to building a pc I just go with what I think is going to suit us best with what products are around at the time, then I never compare my systems to anything else thats out there until I next decide to build a new rig

There will be a fair amount of gaming on this pc, it will end up running a tri-sli configuration very soon!
 

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Yeah, where do you stop though?, you could always wait for a new product to come along.....

When it comes to building a pc I just go with what I think is going to suit us best with what products are around at the time, then I never compare my systems to anything else thats out there until I next decide to build a new rig

There will be a fair amount of gaming on this pc, it will end up running a tri-sli configuration very soon!
Looks like a nice build, sure a 750w PSU will run tri sli 760's? Also, you would be best waiting, but I know what you mean about a new product always coming along
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You could always consider a 3930k/4930k, but they do cost a lot more
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Thats a good question...maybe...lol, going tri sli was an afterthought, I only selected a PSU to adequatly run a single gpu....hmm....food for thought!
 

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That PSU is alright but its not really a high end PSU

If you can spend more you really sould

Dont cheap out on the PSU its never a good idea
 

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I havnt really gone high end with any of it, it is all mid range price bracket because I believe you have to draw the line somewhere and be practical about how much to spend for something that is going to go out of date quicker than you can blink

Maybe just dual sli, im hearing of alot of scaling, heat and driver issues with tri-sli...maybe I wont at all....lol
 

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I havnt really gone high end with any of it, it is all mid range price bracket because I believe you have to draw the line somewhere and be practical about how much to spend for something that is going to go out of date quicker than you can blink

Maybe just dual sli, im hearing of alot of scaling, heat and driver issues with tri-sli...maybe I wont at all....lol
Maybe the new NZXT HALE 82 V2 is something for you cheapest fully modular PSU you can buy

Only problem is its white



 

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Maybe the new NZXT HALE 82 V2 is something for you cheapest fully modular PSU you can buy

Only problem is its white



Wel as far as I know that PSU isnt available here in australia, I would have to order it from the US, and im not comfortable doing that for warranty reasons
 

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Wel as far as I know that PSU isnt available here in australia, I would have to order it from the US, and im not comfortable doing that for warranty reasons
Oh you are from Australia

How about a Antec High Current Gamer M 750 watts or is that one too new as well?
 

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The Good:

Fully modular
Great price... especially after the occasional mail in rebate
5 year "PowerSwap" warranty from OCZ

The Bad:

What's with the big blob of solder running along the bottom of the PCB?

The Mediocre:

Regulation of the non-primary rails could be better
Only 80 Plus Bronze efficiency is a world where everyone else is shooting for Silver, Gold and Platinum

Its alright but its not great on ther other hand you get what you pay for

Unless its a Corsair AX i or a EVGA NEX then you dont get what you pay for
 

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Well, all the parts hhavealready been ordered, so it looks like im going the way im going, thankyou all for your suggestions

From what I have researched the power supply should be sufficient and stable enough for at least a sli setup
 
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