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Need help with a PC build (NZXT Phantom, LGA 2011 socket)


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Jakob1406

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Hello,

I'm planning on building my first custom computer. After a fair bit of research I've got a pretty good idea about all the parts i want in it. My only concern is compatibility issues. If anyone has any experience with theese components that would be greatly appreciated. Comments and suggestion about the components are very welcome even if you have to experience with the NZXT Phantom case.

Being new to this my components list is also up for debate, if you see anything i should change, please let me know :)

Components

CPU - Intel Core i7-3930k
Motherboard - ASUS Rampage IV extreme, socket 2011
GPU - EVGA Geforce GTX 680 "superclocked"
RAM - Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Tactical 1866Mhz 16GB(4x4GB)CL7 (Unable to find Newegg link, price cap 100$)
SSD - OCZ SSD Agility 3 Series 2.5" 120GB (525/500 r/w)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda® 1TB (SATA 3, 6Gb/s, 64Mb cache, 7200rpm, 3,5")
PSU - None yet
Optical drive - Lite-On Blu-Ray Writer iHBS112 (No link, preferably under 100$)
OS - Window home premium
CPU cooler - Intel® High Performance Liquid Cooling (no link, price ranges from 75-100$)
Case - NZXT Phantom Big Tower Black

After doing some research i haven't had any indications it won't all fit together nicely in the Phantom case, but then again this will be an expensive computer and i don't want to sit there with parts that won't fit together.

The parts i'm not going to change on this list is the CPU, GPU and case.
When it comes to PSU i don't know how big it needs to be, i put 1000w there just to be sure.

EDIT:
I'm already stretching the budget with these parts, so any new parts should be in the same price range.

Also, if it's not clear from the parts list, this will be a gaming rig.
Monitor, keyboard, mouse and headset is already purchased.


In advance, thank you for your help and input

- Jakob

Edited by Jakob1406, 06 May 2012 - 02:15 PM.

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:welcome: Jakob1406

Couple of pointers for you 1: Read the tutorial provided courtesy of Troy/Artellos http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ and Digerati respectively http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/ 2: You have not provided links to any items on your list so we do not know their cost for any comparison. 3: You have listed a CPU cooler - Intel® High Performance Liquid Cooling if you use anything other than the stock heatsink and CPU fan supplied with your CPU you will void your warranty, Intel are clear on this;

• damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical
power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance
with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper
testing

Full article @ http://www.intel.com...b/CS-009862.htm

4: Your PSU - Fractal Design Newton R2 1000W PSU, stick with a brand such as Antec, Corsair or Seasonic, only choose a PSU when all other hardware is decided on and then use a PSU calculator such as the example @ http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/
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Hi Jakob1406, Posted Image

The parts i'm not going to change on this list is the CPU, .


My advise would be to do some more research as such a powerful CPU is not really needed for a gaming rig.
http://www.hardcorew...y-bridge-cpu/1/
http://www.bit-tech....0k-cpu-review/1
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Thanks for the quick response guys!

Phill, i think you misunderstood my question. What I need to know is am I going to be able to fit this setup inside the Phantom case. I skimmed through the "how to build your own computer" post prior to making my own thread.

I would also like to apologize for not providing links. As I live in Norway and will be purchasing the parts from a Norwegian store, links would be incomprehensible for you guys. I'll edit the parts list with links from Newegg (hopefully the price difference will be roughly the same on most products).

Last but not least, as far as i know the Intel Core i7 3930k doesn't come with a cooling solution. I may be wrong about that, but I am no stranger to voiding my warranty :)
Btw, thank you for the PSU link! Really helps out a lot for a newbie like me.

Iamkyl, I realize that the 3930k may seem like a bit overkill for a gaming rig. I previously looked into getting a 2700k, but since this build is meant to stay up-to-date for a good amount of time (5+ years) I decided to go all out.
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Info, CPU coolers.
http://www.tomshardw...cking,3130.html
http://www.xbitlabs....-e_5.html#sect0
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Info, CPU coolers.
http://www.tomshardw...cking,3130.html
http://www.xbitlabs....-e_5.html#sect0


Thanks :D you wouldn't happen to know some good info about liquid cooling?
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you wouldn't happen to know some good info about liquid cooling?


As I don't rate liquid cooling very highly, have not bothered to book mark sites. to me, it seems the cons out way the pros. higher maintenance, corrosion, possible leak resulting in a catastrophic result, cheaper solutions are out performed by air cooling.

I would thoroughly Google this one before deciding.
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Have you done the calculation for the PSU?

The build will be great but,
I suggest you take another look at the Mobo. Will you use all the features? like, 3 or4 video cards, voltage point measurements,
Compare with this board that carries a 5 year warranty, > http://www.newegg.co...^13-131-801-TS

Save a little money or upgrade the SSD, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148526





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Jakob1406
I concur 100% with iammyky on the liquid cooling element :yes:

iammyky
It is unlike you to not have a price comparison site to recommend in Norway ( or anywhere else in the world for that matter :whistling: ) :D
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Phillpower2

Got one for Germany and France but have as yet not found anyone up there in those cold climes with a reindeer fast enough to get around the stores.
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Sorry for hijacking your topic Jakob1406 :thumbsup:


Here you go iammykyl <_<


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Not that i don't trust your expertise, but i'm still gonna go with liquid cooling :) I guess you could say i got my mind set on it. Also read a lot of positive reviews of the Intel liquid cooler, seems very durable. And from what i know, water cooled units are easier to maintain than air cooled units. Less dust gathering inside the cabin.

And i tried looking for a good Norwegian site with an English language setting too, but so far no luck.

Yes, i am willing to change Mobo. The ASUS Rampage was a choice i made after reading some reviews, seemed like a good one with a simple BIOS. I'll check if the site i'm gonna order from has the one you suggested.

One part i'd like some advice/suggestions on is the RAM.

Have you done the calculation for the PSU?


I have, came in at 650W. I will however go for more than that as i plan on getting more 680s later, slowly building my way to quad SLI.

And i don't mind the occasional hilarious reindeer video

Edited by Jakob1406, 08 May 2012 - 12:49 PM.

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Thought i'd share this with you guys about installing the Intel liquid cooling on the 2011 socket:


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I will however go for more than that as i plan on getting more 680s later, slowly building my way to quad SLI

Then the Sabretoothed Mobo will not do as it only has 2 practical slots. If you are deadly serious? I also suggest recalculating the PSU with Quad video included.

One part i'd like some advice/suggestions on is the RAM.

When the Mobo has been confirmed, we would select RAM that is compatible from the manufacturers QVL, (qualified Vendors List)

That was a good video for the Water Cooler though Intel is not the one to use as there are more efficient coolers available. Care must be taken to insure the selected cooler is compatible with the case.
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I ran the PSU again, 1000w PSU should to the trick for quad SLI (I may never go that far, but i like having the option).

Your system is an absolute monster! With this kind of hardware, you need an absolute beast of a power supply. Luckily, Corsair has that taken care of. Click below for more information.

lol corsair.

I think I'm gonna go with the ASUS rampage unless you think it's a bad MoBo, so I guess it's time to start researching this QVL you talked about.

Care must be taken to insure the selected cooler is compatible with the case.

Well i know for a fact that the Intel will fit, saw an NZXT build on youtube with it. If not the Intel, what should i get? Btw, all the user reviews about the Intel has been thumbs up
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