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Windows 7: Rampage IV Black Edition

25 Nov 2013   #31
essenbe

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Actually, you chose the very expensive parts. Most of what we added was because of your choices. You chose the Board, CPU and GPUs. Those are the most expensive parts. The water cooling I suggested is not as expensive as you may think and is more mainstream overclockers cooling. Yes, it would cost $1000-$2000 for an excellent set up that will keep all your toys cool, but you said fantasy. You can just cool the CPU for $350-650, with a good set up. And none of the water cooling is going to pull a lot of current. Your 2 780 TI's are though.


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25 Nov 2013   #32
essenbe

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Wouldnt a ssd last longer if in a RAID 0 because of the data being fragmented to each drive?
I don't know how old you are, but my SSds will be able to be used by my Grandkids after I'm gone. You will be wanting to upgrade to new technology before you wear your SSDs out. Raid or no raid. I still say there is no performance difference with raid SSDs in real world terms, only in benchmarks unless you are transfering 10 GB files back and forth. But for a mainstream OS there is no advantage except space. But, now you can buy larger SSDs than you used to be able to buy, so that is not an advantage anymore. There are servers who would benefit from a bunch of large SSDs in raid, but for 99% of us, no help.
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25 Nov 2013   #33
essenbe

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
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You would want to get the EVGA 780 TI Hydros, at least 2 360 mm rads and probably 2 360s and a 240, dual MCP 355 or Dual MCP655s (dual for redundancy, not for power). Include the GPUs in the loop and maybe the VRMs of the motherboard. Ram and hard drive water cooling serves little purpose in my opimnion, just for looks. You are getting an Overclocking board and a $1000 CPU for overclocking, you have to keep them cool, fantasy or real.
Whoa, that is very overwhelming. What is a 360 and a 240??
The size of the radiator. A 360 mm rad will be covered by 3 120mm fans. a 240 mm covered by 2 120 mm fans. a 360 mm rad is slightly over 14" long. and get 60 MM thick rads (2.4")
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25 Nov 2013   #34
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
I mean Hell if it is Fantasy get Tri Sli Hydro 780TI's

You will be in a nice Dream but others will be having Nightmares from your FPS Benches
And all I would play is Minecraft. I bet I would be able to play in the highest settings in everything! Just imagine how smooth the game would be. I wish I could actually make this and use it as my gaming pc. It would be a BIG jump from my Dell Vostro 400 which is meant to be used as a workstation.
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25 Nov 2013   #35
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Why can't I have just on radiator? I can't find a case that would fit the 2 360s.
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25 Nov 2013   #36
essenbe

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

This case is reasonably priced and can hold 2 X 420 MM rads and 2 X 240 MM rads. as well as everything else, if configured correctly. Amazon.com: Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Ultimate Full Tower Computer Case PH-ES813P_BL: Computers & Accessories

Cooling, either air or water depends on surface area to take the heat out of the cooling medium. The more surface area you have, the better cooling you can get. Water absorbs heat better than air. And an air cooler with that much surface area would not fit any case and you would not want it if it did. I have a 360 mm Rad and just bought a 240 MM rad and am kicking myself for not getting another 360 instead of the 240.
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25 Nov 2013   #37
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Would a Enermax MaxRevo 1500W work for this build?
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25 Nov 2013   #38
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Also, should the thermal paste be Arctic Silver 5 or IC Diamond?
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25 Nov 2013   #39
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Essenbe, are you still there?
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25 Nov 2013   #40
essenbe

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

As far as the PSU, 1500W is probably overkill, but personally, I like overkill, to an extent. I really don't know much about Enermax, I usually recommend Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Antec or EVGA. Most of those I listed are made by Seasonic.

Paste is a personal preference. An excellent test I saw measured the top 15 pastes as well as you could measure them. What struck me was the top 8 brands were about 2-3 deg. C between them. I have used both of the ones you mentioned and quite a few more. Personally, I use Noctua NT-H1. But any of the top brands are good. The Artic silver MX brands are good too. You sound like you are starting the build. Usually which paste is the last question you ask. LOL
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