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 Post subject: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:15 pm 
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Looking to build a new gaming rig as I'm tired of my crap Wal-Mart computer. The current parts I am thinking about are:
Case: Coolermaster HAFX #RC-942-KKN1
CPU: Intel i7 3930k sandy bridge e #BX80619I73930K
Motherboard: Asus p9x79 PRO #N82E16813131800
RAM: mushkin enhanced blackline 16gb (4x4gb) x2 (32gb) #N82E16820226375
Video/Graphics: 4 gtx680 4gb #N82E16814130794
PSU:Salman 1250w 80 plus platinum #N82E16817379029
SSD: 120GB Intel cherryville #N82E16820167093
3 Intel 240gb #N82E16820167127
OS: Windows 8 pro 64bit
HDD: Not needed because of nearly 15tb of external storage.
Need to know 1) if parts are compatible 2)any recommendations would be helpful for parts 3) Primary use is for gaming but also edit/record gameplay 4) any recomendations on a liquid cooling setup 5) Need a new monitor for my gaming and not sure of a good one to take advantage of this system 6) Anything that will increase system performance.
All the stuff after the # are product numbers from newegg. All parts need to be from newegg because they are my families go to for computer parts. (Laugh if you want but I was the first one in 10 years to buy anything from Wal-Mart). Don't care to much about cost cause I have a $9500 spending limit. Need to have the most powerful rig I can get before the faminly reunion in june (pretty much want my computer to totally destroy their I7 3770k rigs :))


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:50 am 
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I would suggest choosing a different case as the HAFX doesn't offer very much cable routing as most other modern cases do. I would suggest going with an NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT or a Thermaltake Overseer RX-I VN700M1W2N. For your video cards you should get two GTX Titans EVGA 06G-P4-2790-KR GeForce GTX TITAN instead as they will perform better than four 680's and getting two of them is about the same price as getting four 680's. For your SSD's I would suggest Samsung's 840 Pro line as they are best SSD's you can get right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:35 am 
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If you're going to spend $9500 on a gaming machine, give me $7500 and spend the rest on something more practical. I could use the money to buy a new motorcycle.

Anyway... Let's tear this apart.

Case: Coolermaster HAFX #RC-942-KKN1 - A case is a case.
CPU: Intel i7 3930k sandy bridge e #BX80619I73930K - Go get a Core i5-3570K
Motherboard: Asus p9x79 PRO #N82E16813131800 - Go get a Z77 motherboard, and something $150 or less.
RAM: mushkin enhanced blackline 16gb (4x4gb) x2 (32gb) #N82E16820226375 - 8GB of RAM is fine.
Video/Graphics: 4 gtx680 4gb #N82E16814130794 - If you're not running 6 30" monitors, get a single GTX 670 or a Radeon HD 7970
PSU:Salman 1250w 80 plus platinum #N82E16817379029 - This can drop to 550W-600W
SSD: 120GB Intel cherryville #N82E16820167093 & 3 Intel 240gb #N82E16820167127 - You only need one SSD.
OS: Windows 8 pro 64bit - Okay

1) if parts are compatible - They were, but then I gutted it.
2)any recommendations would be helpful for parts - I can only recommend PSU brands at this point, which you should get from Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair
3) Primary use is for gaming but also edit/record gameplay - If this is from say FRAPS, then you just need a ton of hard drive space.
4) any recomendations on a liquid cooling setup - Liquid cooling is unnecessary unless you plan on extreme overclocking
5) Need a new monitor for my gaming and not sure of a good one to take advantage of this system - Well, I gutted the system, but you can get a 30" monitor and maybe one more video card.

Again, you should just spend $1500 at most on the machine and spend the rest on something that will actually be more meaningful than growing a 10 story e-penis that'll be obsolete by next year. Or you know, you can give the extra money to me. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:10 pm 
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if the build is for games wouldn't win 7 be better? some of the win8 guys I play with hate it. I think cases do differ. I really liked my antec 900 but it was a dust hog. The CM HAFx is awesome for keeping the dust out but I do miss the pen/thumbdrive holder that was on top of the antec.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Windows 8 is slightly better for performance, and if you don't like the Start Screen you can get another program to get the Start menu back.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Do people just find the most expensive parts and slap together nowadays? I heard of overkill, but this is ridiculous. And the guy is jumping from a $300 Walmart (Linux based?) PC to a system 30x more expensive. You would notice a good improvement with any $500 PC or laptop with today's technology...

...wait a minute...this is a troll?


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Ok so 4 680s might be a little overkill so ill just get 2 titans and water cool them (area where I live can get to 115 degrees in spring/summer and ac didn't really help). The 32gb of ram might be overdoing it but its mainly so it ticks my uncle off who only uses 12gb (only supposed to use 12gb in contest but I need whatever edge I can get). I have to go with the case as it is part of the contest rules (we have a computer building contest every 3 year's or so on our family reunion). Planning on running three displays on a high resolution. Also for the one who thinks this is a troll its not. My uncle pays for all the parts for the competition and sets a $15000 limit on each person who wants to take part which is usually around 32 people(yes I have a rich uncle and he almost always wins.). The first 5000 I used on building a room for the pc and 500 for the person Im going to hire to overclock the F*** out of the pc without completely destroying it (the way the contest works is the one with best benchmarks wins). Need something more powerful than a 3770k because that's what my uncle is using this year.Also for the $300 walmart pc I plan on shooting the damn thing with my various collection of guns for all the trouble its given me :).That leaves 9500 for the pc itself. For all I care you guys can post the most powerfull gaming rig you can think of as long as it stays within $9500. Always looking for new ideas but want to order the parts in 7 weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:39 am 
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For real then? Must be a crazy reunion. Anyways, how do you all compare results? Running benchmark tests on your builds?

I'm knowledgeable at the budget level but I guess the other guys can help you out.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:32 am 
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phillyj wrote:
For real then? Must be a crazy reunion. Anyways, how do you all compare results? Running benchmark tests on your builds?

I'm knowledgeable at the budget level but I guess the other guys can help you out.

What my uncle does is run almost every test immaginable and the one with the highest benchmarks wins. Even just a few points higher and you win (1 point higher didn't count has to be at least 15 points higher). You are also instantly disqualified if the pc dies durring the test(last time an amd system litterally fried the processor and the graphics.cards caught on fire but we usually have fire extinguisher nearby in case anything happens).If it is ever too close to call then those 2 make a team and we fight on a random game ( last time it was on cod).
As for the build I was thinking of using an Asus rampage 4 extreme lga 2011 with a 3960x processor. Also a couple of gtx titans superclocked but not sure how I'm going to cool everything ( might use an AC to blow cold air into it to help cool everything). Really don't want to lose this year like last time when I went and got that Wal-Mart pc which was utterly destroyed last time (surprised it even survived. Was hoping for it to catch fire and die but It didn't). Got last place. Yes last place but
at least I learned to never buy electronics there again. Sticking with windows 8 pro 64bit mainly because of fast boot times. Also if anyone knows what to get to water cool the titans it would be very helpful. Will post a revised version of the build later today.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:03 pm 
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*sigh* If you're going to piss money away for a e-penis contest... http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=22097885

I guess you can take out all the extra storage if you need to go down to $9500.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:38 pm 
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LatiosXT wrote:
*sigh* If you're going to piss money away for a e-penis contest... http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=22097885

I guess you can take out all the extra storage if you need to go down to $9500.


Or just buy a Falcon Northwest rig for 6k, SLI and all. Honestly, if I had $15k, I'd just build a $1500 PC and pocket the $13500. Buy a car or use for college.

And I thought we were in a recession...


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:35 pm 
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phillyj wrote:
Or just buy a Falcon Northwest rig for 6k, SLI and all. Honestly, if I had $15k, I'd just build a $1500 PC and pocket the $13500. Buy a car or use for college.

And I thought we were in a recession...

Except OP is willing to burn money for a pissing contest.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:33 pm 
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LatiosXT wrote:
phillyj wrote:
Or just buy a Falcon Northwest rig for 6k, SLI and all. Honestly, if I had $15k, I'd just build a $1500 PC and pocket the $13500. Buy a car or use for college.

And I thought we were in a recession...

Except OP is willing to burn money for a pissing contest.


Yes except I have already paid for my 5 years of college and am currently driving a FORD MUSTANG GT with custom body with a custom paint job and an enhanced engine and transmission while getting 35 mpg. So obviously having a giant e penis is next. Already have extremely fast internet just need a very powerful pc to complete everything which is the only reason I'm taking part in this contest to begin with. And yes I do feel the effects of the recession but its not going to stop me any time soon. Also I've already started saving for my next pc in a few years. Plan to make an even more powerful one than this in 4-5 year's. I'm going to check out falcon pc's and see if they have.anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:58 pm 
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star125 wrote:
am currently driving a FORD MUSTANG GT

I'd respect you more... if you didn't own a "me-too" car.


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 Post subject: Re: Building First Gaming Rig and need help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:08 pm 
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Just make sure you have a power supply that will be able to support all your new toys. It really sucks to have to order one after all the work of putting everything together, and then find out that you don't have enough power. I've done it before. :P

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