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Old 06-18-2009, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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CPU - Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 Nehalem 3.2GHz
MOBO - EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI (x8) + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX
RAM - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)
CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
DVD Drive - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM
Blu Ray Drive - LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R

I already have
Vista Home Premium (usable two more times)
Keyboard&Mouse
Monitor

Here is where the questions start.
1)Will the Cooler Master HAF 932 be a better host for the build vs the Thermaltake Spedo Advance package? cause for the Spedo I was thinking of buying 5 Scythe fans[100+ CFM] to replace the stock fans. I have no problem with noise cause i either have the volume up or headset on. I didnt save up for LC this time around =[
2)From what I read the EVGA x58 Classified Motherboard is capable of running 3 gtx285's and a 9800 gt for PhysX. I want to run 3x EVGA GeForce GTX285's and 1x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT. Will the CORSAIR 1000WATT POWER SUPPLY be enough for this build? I really dont wanna go 1000watts unless i have too =p
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For starter what is you need for the i7 965?
With air you are limiting the amount of overclock that you could get.
You could save a ton of money by getting the i7 920.

If not why not get the i7 975 and water cool it?
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i was gonna get it for performance gain. people debate on other forums about the performance to price ratio worth it/not worth it. I wasnt gonna get the 975 cause tigerdirect doesnt have it, i was gonna buy whatever i could off tigerdirect to get out of tax and shipping cost since i live in CA. Yeah I know my limitations on air cooling vs LC but i honestly forgot to save up for that this time around. If I go with the 920 then for sure i could add LC to the list.
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what clocks are you looking for?
A 920 will do 4.0 just fine.

If you are planning on real high clocks why not go for ddr3 2000 ram?

if we look at stock speeds:
920 = 2.66 for $280
9.65 = 3.2 for $999

So you are gaining .54ghz for $719

How come you are using the wd green versus the black when the black is faster?
No ssd drive for your OS?
You have two cd/dvd readers. How come no burner?
You will need at least 1000watts to power this baby.


Just playing devils advocate to make sure you have thought this out. At one end you have high end parts but on the other end of the build you do not.
It just does not make sense.
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well i didnt add the 2000 cause once again tigerdirect didnt have 2000, only the 1866, but since imma just go with the 920 ill add the 2000, WD Black, and i guess some Lite-On burner.
An SSD? like a 60GB, maybe. I hate looking at how much ill be paying for 60GBs lol.

okay final list
DVD DRIVE: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM
Blu Ray DRIVE: LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive
BURNER: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner
CASE: THERMALTAKE SPEDO ADVANCE PACKAGE
-Changing front red LED stock case fan with 140mm SCYTHE CASE FAN(104.54 CFM)
-Changing stock case fans with 4x 120mm SCYTHE CASE FAN(133.60 CFM)
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
LIQUID COOLING: XSPC RX360 radiator, 120mm fan, Laing DDC 3.2 MCP355 pump, along with the XSPC Reservoir pump top, A Swiftech GTZ with the i7 mounting kit, 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing, worm drive clamps, distilled water, and Petras PT-Nuke PHN additive.
HDD: 2x Western Digital Caviar Black
MOBO: EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI (x8) + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: CORSAIR Dominator GT 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000
GPU: 3x EVGA 02G-P3-1185-AR GeForce GTX 285 2GB 512-bit DDR3
(for PhysX)EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU 1200W ATX12V

Already have: Vista Home Premium. Keyboard&Mouse. Speakers. Monitor. UGH SSD is too expensive, just looking at the price makes me depressed lol
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You can drop the first dvd drive.
The burner and blueray drive will play any media you need.
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okay and is the power supply too much? think the CORSAIR 1000WATT will be enough instead?
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Ran some different scenarios for you here.
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It came out to around 850watts needed.
Had to play with it a bit as you could not configure it as yours will be.
with 2 gtx285's it was 670 add 100 for a third and 80 for the 9800gt and that is where I got 850 from.

the Corsair 1000 should power you fine.

Nice h20 setup there. You could look at the swiftec mcr320 as another rad option.
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Alrighty then, ordered the case, cpu, drives, mobo, psu, and gpus off tigerdirect and ordered the rams and fans off newegg. and imma look around for better deals on the LC parts. thanx a lot Hefenmeister! Thank you very much! you were a big help man xD



EDIT:Yeah Ive been looking at the swiftec mcr320 rad for awhile, has a whole bunch of good reviews, i just might give it a try xD
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