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Old July 28, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Hi All
Starting my new build and wanted to see what you think of my choices. Due to dollar value this will take 4 to six months to put together and please try to remember that building computers is a hobby to me .
I like FPS's ,I do some Hydronic ,HVAC and Geothermal design even though I am now retired, so here we go.
HAVE
MM Ascension Extended Brushed Alum (for now anyway)
HPTX mobo tray assembly for pssible SR2 future upgrade
3- XPSC 120mm quad rads
1 XSPC 120mm Dual rad
24 120mm Enermax TB Silence 500-1500 RPM 45cfm 14db fans
Asus Rampage 4 extreme mobo
Corsair AX1200 power supply (possibly need a second for Quad SLI)
3 Aero Cool Touch 2000 Fan/temp controllers
2 MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozer's
2 EK Dual pump,dual outlet pump tops for up to 4 water loops
4 EK 200 mm tube res.
4 Swiftech MCP 655 Vari speed pumps
3 Dell U2410 Monitors

Still Collecting

Intel 3690X Proc
64 GB Corsair Dominator 1600MH Ram Quad channel
4 Evga 680 GTX Hydro Copper
2 EK Dominator Ram blocks
1 Heat Killer 2011 Proc block
complete Mobo Blocks
2 OCZ Vertex 4 240 gb ssd or 2 Intel 520 ssd (can't decide)
Tons of water fittings ,sensors etc.

Still Looking At
Fan Grills
Filters
Case Colours
Lighting

Being a pipefitter etc., I am seriously looking at building my water loops using chromed 1/2" od and 5/8"od copper tubing or stainless steel, (no I am not afraid of having to retap water blocks) I've started sleeving some of the wiring with Paracord and so far I like it a lot better than standard sleeving.( no heat shrink)
My budy is further along with his toy than I am and it looks like this box will be around the 7K figure when its done YIKES
So thats where I'm at so far and I always apreciate other ideas etc Thanks in advance for your opinions
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Old July 28, 2012, 05:29 PM
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I would go for the single largest drive for ssd rather than 2 of them for raid (you lose trim support in raid)
The intel 520 would be the better choice if your set on raiding them up.. The toolbox gives you the insta clean button that will help with the no trim support. And the best of warranties.


Could possibly think about a custom enclosure... some sort of jacket for the look.. or something.

Well jealous btw.. looks like an awesome build.. (though 64GB of ram... WOW.. Hope your gonna do some sort of ramdisk with that)

Post pics when your done.
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Old July 28, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Wasn't thinking about raid , 2 drives is just an old habit with me , games etc on one and busines etc on the other ,possible ram drive was exactly what I was thinking. I will be posting pics at various stages of my build
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Old July 29, 2012, 10:47 AM
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If thats the case you could just partition one larger drive.. Larger drives are faster.. Though not so much faster that either is the wrong solution for your needs.
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