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Windows 7: Would like to have some opinions

23 Oct 2013   #41
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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I use mine, for several reasons and they give you options. Plus any time you are putting several water cooling radiators in a computer, it is necessary for it to be large and bulky. Yes, you can get by with less 5.25" bays, but I have 4 in my case right now and could use another. It just depends on how you set your case up and what you want to do with it.
That is very true Steve, as you know I have 4 too, but until recently when I added the NZXT Hue case lighting (which uses a single 5.25" slot) I had none of the 4 in use.
Very true Paul, but as I said it gives you options. With your case the 360mm Rad sticks into the top bay which renders it almost useless. I managed to put a fan controller in that slot. Then with the dual bay reservoir I have uses 2 more. And with the Hue it uses the last one. That leaves no place for a DVD/Blue Ray for those of us who really need one, and I do. I know you don't but I convert a lot of DVDs and it would help greatly. I have to use an external USB one now which is painfully slow. So, for me, yes, I could easily use 5 slots. Others don't need near that many. If I had extra bays I would buy a 4 in 3 Bay hotswap hard drive kit and get rid of the internal bays for the extra room. Others don't need or want that. But, that's what I meant when I said it leaves you with options. Or as Lady Fitzgerald said, it allows her to use the card reader and other devices which are important to other people. As I always say about Microsoft, this is not a one size fits all world. Sorry, had to get that in.
Yeah it would be a boring place right?


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24 Oct 2013   #42
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think I got the cpu and motherboard figured out.

I have spent hours and just cant figure out the ram. I need suggestions.
I would like to have 1866 speed or highter
DDR-3 Quad channel with low volts if possible but I don't believe low volt will be a killer.
8 gigs most likely but maybe 16 gigs.

Asus Sabertooth X79

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

Intel i7-4820K

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E 3.7GHz (Turbo 3.9GHz) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80633i74820K

My SSD will be a Intel. Most likely the one my Intel Dealer recommends.

I have been searching for so many hours it's time for a nap.
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24 Oct 2013   #43
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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24 Oct 2013   #44
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I think I got the cpu and motherboard figured out.

I have spent hours and just cant figure out the ram. I need suggestions.
I would like to have 1866 speed or highter
DDR-3 Quad channel with low volts if possible but I don't believe low volt will be a killer.
8 gigs most likely but maybe 16 gigs.

Asus Sabertooth X79

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

Intel i7-4820K

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E 3.7GHz (Turbo 3.9GHz) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80633i74820K

My SSD will be a Intel. Most likely the one my Intel Dealer recommends.

I have been searching for so many hours it's time for a nap.
Did you compare the Sabertooth against the Maximus VI Formula or Extreme? Same price range. The Extreme has been reported at 3000+mhz memory OC.
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24 Oct 2013   #45
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Several reviewers with that board are using G Skill Trident X 2400 1.65V. It's good ram and is what I'm using. It runs quad chanel or Dual apparently. It's listed on Newegg as quad chanel.G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C9Q-16GTXD - Newegg.com
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24 Oct 2013   #46
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes I have compared the motherboards but I will do again.
Thanks for the ram recommendation. I will have a look.
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24 Oct 2013   #47
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I also have that ram, It's good stuff.
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24 Oct 2013   #48
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Ram looks good and priced right.
Thanks essenbe and paulpicks21!!
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25 Oct 2013   #49
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My new list of things. What do you members think.

Corsair Professional Series 860 Watt Digital ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply AX860i

CORSAIR AXi series AX860i 860W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com

CORSAIR AXi series AX860i 860W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

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TOWER

Newegg.com - Phanteks Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum PH-ES813P_BL Black w/ Blue LED Aluminum faceplates / Steel chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
TOWER
Phanteks Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum PH-ES813P_BL Black w/ Blue LED Aluminum faceplates / Steel chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
New Arrival



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COOLING

WATER COOLING 2 PUMPS
XSPC Copper Raystorm AX360 Extreme Intel CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ Twin D5 w/ Free Dead-Water! - FrozenCPU.com

Syringe Bitspower Liquid Cooling Fill Syringe - 70 mL (BP-WTT-70ML) - FrozenCPU.com



KILL COILS
IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip
IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip - FrozenCPU.com


MOTHERBOARD
MOTHERBOARD ASUS SABERTOOTH SOCKET 2011.
ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Ram.

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C9Q-16GTXD - Newegg.com

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C9Q-16GTXD


CPU
INTEL LGA 2011
4820K

ASUS VIDEO CARD GTX 770

Newegg.com - ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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25 Oct 2013   #50
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Jack, That all looks pretty good to me. Looks like a very good build. Just a couple of things to mention
I'm not familiar with that motherboard, but some have an 8 pin and a 4 pin ATX connection. If it does, I would check and make sure that PSU will work. Mine takes 2. I got caught by Corsair. They list the cables and pcie connections, and all necessary connections are listed. If you ever plan to SLI, what they don't tell you is not all the cables listed can be connected at the same time. The only way you will know is contact Corsair.

I know you mentioned an Intel SSD. I would go with the Samsung. They are for the most part top dog right now.

The kit you are getting for water cooling is a good kit and comes with everything you need. But, you will have a lot easier time and make it look better if you will get extra compression fittings and a couple of 45 degree free center connections. It makes connecting to the radiator much easier, the hose shorter and you won't have to worry about kinks trying to make the bends. Stay away from 90 degree if at all possible. 2 45's are much better. I would also think about maybe some quick releases or drain pugs. Otherwise it will be an extreme pain if/when you have to drain the system. Also, the XSPC tubing is not the greatest.. There are many that are better. I'm using PrimoFlex Advanced LRT, but there are several choices that you will find that are much better than the XSPC. It is not very expensive but very much worth the change. Always make a plan of how you are going to be able to drain the system before you install it.

With a bay reservoir, leave the 5.25" bay above it empty. That is the only way to get to the fill port without taking it out. Or, you'll be like me. I didn't have that option so had to make my tubing runs longer and not screw in the reservoir so I could slide it out. Also, something like this will come in handy. Liquid Filling Bottle - 500mL - FrozenCPU.com. The syringe you picked out will work too, but the bottle will do it faster.

Just a few suggestions that I learned the hard way. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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