#1 By: Chris, May 17th, 2013 18:18
Hey im planning of upgrading my rig and this is what i think im going to get
- NZXT H630 Ultra Tower Case
- Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (X2)
- Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive (X3)
- Intel BX80619I73930K Core i7-3930K 6-Core Processor
- Corsair Hydro Series H100i All-In-One 240mm Digital High Performance
Rad Liquid Cooler
- Madcatz Cyborg Strike 5 Gaming Keyboard with OLED Display
- LiteOn IHOS104 4x SATA Internal BD-ROM Drive
- Icy Box IB-864 Front Panel for 3.5 inch Bay with Card Reader and
- Corsair CO-9050006-WW Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 120mm (X4)
- Corsair CO-9050009-WW Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 140mm (X2)
- Asus Sabortooth X79 Motherboard
- Corsair Veangance 16gb DDR3 1600mhz RAM
- Corsair CMPSU-1050HX Professional Series HX1050 1050W Power Supply
- OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G 128GB Vertex 4 Sata III-6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Internal
SSD (RAID 0 Boot) (X2)
- Acer 24-inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LED Monitor (X3)
- Cyborg R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated
#2 By: Naman Sood, May 17th, 2013 23:33
I think that for a high-end build you should be getting at least 1866 Mhz RAM.
#3 By: Lady Fitzgerald, May 18th, 2013 01:00
The X79 boards don't always play well with RAM speeds higher than 1600MHz, especially with higher amounts of RAM. Also, the higher speeds often have enough additional latency to negate much, if not most, of the speed increase. Speeds higher than 1600MHz look good in the benchmarks but in real world use, little is gained, if any.
#4 By: Lady Fitzgerald, May 18th, 2013 01:00
That is one beast of a rig you are proposing. What were you planning on using it for?
#5 By: Naman Sood, May 18th, 2013 02:44
Maybe, but 4GB 1866Mhz RAM works nicely in our HTPC with an X79 and quad-i5.
#6 By: Tanmay Pachpande, May 18th, 2013 04:16
I think the ASUS Maximus V series is a good choice as a motherboard.
#7 By: Tanmay Pachpande, May 18th, 2013 04:20
What you are buying 3 screens ???????????????????????
#8 By: Chris, May 18th, 2013 04:44
Hey guys thanks for the reply, yes this will be for gaming and general stuff, and about the ram i already have the motherboard but im willing tio buy a new one if there's a better choice and for better ram how about these:
Corsair 8GB DDR3 DRAM 1866MHz C9 Dominator Platinum Series Memory Kit
Myabe got 16gb of that ram
#9 By: localhost, May 19th, 2013 15:07
For a build this expensive and powerful, you should be looking at 16GB at least. I would never dream of only 8GB in a system like this. Hell, not even on a far lesser system. The 1866Mhz RAM isn't necessary for 99% of all usage cases, but I guess its nice to have. If you want to save some money (although with this build, I doubt thats the case) , go with 1600Mhz.
The X79 Sabertooth is a nice motherboard, but if you're willing to buy a new one, I'd definitely spring for the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme. It has a TON of overclocking capability (since I see the H100i and a 3930k) over the Sabertooth. It'll also support DDR3 2400Mhz RAM if you want to go that route.
Other than that, everything else looks to be in order (although should really be looking at a custom water loop if you're planning on overclocking this beast).
#10 By: W. Schroeder, May 19th, 2013 16:23
I would suggest the OCZ Vector in lieu of the Vertex4. Here are the performance numbers. Note the 4K performance which is the most important for the OS.
#11 By: Chris, May 19th, 2013 16:32
Thanks for the reply and i do like the look of that motherboard i will be overclocking but when it comes down to having a custom water loop i know very little about that and the mataining can be a hassle for me, there are a couple things i could be changeing in this list the first being that i will be getting 16gb i currently have that now i forgot to put it down, also ill be getting the following parts instead of the other ones:
Intel Core i7-3960X Processor
LG 29EA93 29 inch Widescreen LED Monitor
Corsair 16GB DDR3 DRAM 1866MHz C9 Dominator Platinum Memory Kit (Subject To Change)
Corsair Hydro H110 Liquid Cooling System
If anyone could explain to me the pros and cons of a custom water cooling loop i would be grateful as ive never really touched the subject before.
#12 By: Chris, May 19th, 2013 16:39
Sorry for the double post but would 3x EVGA GTX 680's be better than 2 Titans?
#13 By: Ronnie Smith, May 19th, 2013 17:55
The Corsair 16GB DDR3 DRAM 1866MHz C9 Dominator Platinum Memory Kit will work but you will have to change your setting in the bios. Intel processors come with a default setting of DDR3 DRAM 1600 with a timing of 9-9-9-24. Make sure you check for bios update before you change the settings because it will change your setting back to default.
#14 By: localhost, May 20th, 2013 13:01
A custom water loop would allow you the best overclocking potential. This is simply because water has far better heat transfer properties than air - which allows it to carry heat away from your CPU and out through the radiator. For example, you can easily get 5+ Ghz on a chip with water cooling as compared to maybe 4-4.5Ghz on air.
- Highest overclocking potential
- Lowest CPU temperature
- Can be practically silent
- Can be expanded to cover other components later on (like GPU)
- Looks cool
- Can get very expensive very fast
- Maintenance definitely required
- Not easy to set up for beginners
- Risk of damaged components due to improper installation
- Swapping out components might not be as quick and easy
Dual Titans would definitely give you better performance than triple 680s. Reason for this, apart from the obvious lack of power on a 680 as compared to a Titan, is that SLI scaling for 3 GPUs is pretty bad. You're not looking at 3x the performance of a 680, more along the lines of 2.5 at best. Dual SLI scaling, on the other hand, is much better than it was a couple years ago. You would usually get the full 2x scaling with two cards, or very close to that. The general rule of thumb is to buy the fastest (most expensive) GPU you can afford, then look into SLI later on. Its never a good idea to go with multiple cards (I made that mistake and I regret it) without first getting the fastest single GPU.
#15 By: Chris, May 20th, 2013 16:38
Hey Localhost thanks for the great reply, i am a beginner when it comes to water cooling and having custom loops and so on so i don't think i would like that, its not that im not willing to learn just having all the maintenance going on i wouldn't have time to do it i don't think., i would like to overclock but as long as i will be able to get at least 4.5 with corsair H110 liquid cooler then ill be happy and about the titans i think there not going to get old even after the 700 series comes out so i might just go with 2 of those then as it will have enough power to last a good while until i will need to upgrade the GPU.
Thanks again everyone for reply's, been a great help
#16 By: localhost, May 20th, 2013 19:58
Glad to help.
And you're completely right, jumping into watercooling right off the bat is definitely a daunting prospect. 4.5Ghz should be easily achievable on a H100i. Once you do get comfortable with things, a full blown water loop is the way to go.
Until then, have fun
#17 By: Chris, May 21st, 2013 07:57
Thanks i mean i wont be super overclocking so i think if i can get 4.5ghz with and i7 at good temprature then ill be good, thanks again for reply
#18 By: localhost, May 23rd, 2013 16:39
Hopefully you haven't pulled the trigger on the GPU purchase yet, because you might want to consider the GTX 780 as well. Benchmarks for it are just rolling out, and from the general look of things, you get Titan-like performance for 65% of the cost. Quite literally, on most benchmarks, the 780 trails by a couple FPS (around 10% at most). For me personally, the Titan is ludicrously expensive, especially when the 780 can be had for $650.
Look here for a couple reviews:
I honestly believe a pair of GTX 780s would be a far more sensible purchase than a pair of Titans. Unless you really need that 6GB of VRAM, the 780 is the most practical buy.
#19 By: Chris, May 23rd, 2013 17:55
No i still in the planning part, as im waiting for the new processor to get released, and also ive been looking at the new 780 and its seems really good, and it looks like a titan anyways haha but the cost is very good maybe a bit cheaper couldn't hurt but what can you do haha
EDIT: Also quick question will the Asus Sabortooth X79 motherboard support 4th generation intel processor, i know they will have same socket but just making sure
#20 By: localhost, May 23rd, 2013 18:19
The Sabertooth won't actually support Haswell (4th gen) chips. The x79 platform is made for chips with 2011 pins. Haswell has 1150. What the x79 DOES support is the current gen Sandybridge-E processors - like the 6 core 3930k or a 3960x or the very cheap 3820. It'll also support the Ivybridge-E chips slated to come out in September.
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