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Rampage IV Black Edition/4960X/GTX 780 Ti SLi build log

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by cadaveca, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    for the H100 that keeps me running and the super-fast Dominator Platinum 2666 C10 ram (Dominator Platinum techpowerup.com review HERE)


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    for the 1275W Platinum PSU! ;) (techpowerup.com review can be found HERE)



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    yeah, stuff of some sort of other stuff goes here. I'll put this for now:

    Pre-build part testing:

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    and edit as I go! ;)



    I need some part suggestions!

    Cases, CPU waterblocks, SSDs!
     
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    case - enthoo primo
    cpu block - supremacy nickel clean version
    ssd - the one and only samsung 840 pro or not

    subbed for sex
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Dave are you wanting to cool just your CPU? Maybe chipset/VRMs with it?

    I know you don't want to water cool the GPUs because you love that cooler so much.

    But you could message me on Steam if you want to talk parts.
     
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    Black socks with red stitching? Fashion faux pas!
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Also what do you want to store on the SSD? Windows/Games? Or one massive SSD for everything?
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    raystorm is product series. beside vga it has also cpu blocks http://www.xs-pc.com/waterblocks-cpu/

    that ek crome looks good only on sun light.
    how often sun is shining in your case
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    acrylic bracket with chrome block and white faceplate will make kick ass combination. but you have to by 2 blocks unless xspc dont agree to let you make whatever combo you like
     
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    As others mentioned in the Your PC ATM thread, I would go with the EK Supremacy water block:toast:
    I would move the posts from that thread to this one, but the system won't let me. It tells me I can move them to a new thread (I would have to create one:()
    Oh well...

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    Personally I think it all looks crappy. Drop all the goods off at my house and I'll show you how to display the hardware like a real man.

    Oh and you forgot to thank thermaltake for the toughpower socks.
     
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    samsung 840 evo i suggest.
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    I wouldnt get the raystorm dave., unless you got th metal bracket for mounting, otherwise the plastic will flex a bit on the normal one when you tighten down.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I don't like the raystorm, honestly. The heatkiller linked in the PC ATM thread and the EK are tempting me.

    Thinking about COSMOS SE for case. I can get it pretty cheap.

    860W Silverstone can't keep up with this build already. Board reboots with PSU warnings with two cards installed running Fire Strike Extreme. Turn off 12V warning in BIOS, bench runs fine. Kinda funny. :p
     
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    yep those cosmos cases are oretty sweet. throw a 360 in the top and cool your cpu, vrms, and chipset.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    not putting blocks on the board. CPU only.
     
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    Oh come on!

    then I would just get an EK Supremacy (Heatkiller would be fine too, but Supremacy might give slightly better temps) and a 45mm-60mm thick 280 radiator. Alphacool XT45 or UT60 280. What about pump? Do you have one already?

    If not id get a MCP350 and then just get a bay reservoir/top for it.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I will be sure to do the opposite of what you recommend. Thanks!
     
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    How much room do you have between the motherboard and the 5.25's ? considered a tube res at all ? they're a heck of a lot easier to fill vs a bay res or a fill port style res and will make life easy if you ever have to disassemble your loop (it will happen)

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=39186

    Also no one says you have to use the LED's for the light bar, also glass in general looks a heck of a lot better than acrylic
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    That's pretty sweet, actually, but pricey! Maybe I can ask the company that makes them to sponsor one....:p
     
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    Doesnt hurt to ask, you could also ask Performance-Pcs to give you a couple of freebies to advertise for them considering you make such good reviews and stuff ;)
     
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    I came here under the false pretense there would be sexy socks. I demand recompense, my socks are far sexier.

    On topic. Let me make sweet love to that processor, oh baby, oh baby yeah.
     
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    A 4960x!1? Nice. I think the Cosmos SE is shrunk from front to back if it makes a difference with radiators Cosmos 2 would be the way I'd go! More space for WC stuff without having to gut everything. None of the Cosmos are really perfect but its the beauty of the design that lures you in. Then the weight of the case makes it stay lol.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    picked up a Corsair Carbide 540 AIR in grey last night...or more accurately, my wife did for me. She came back with a black one first...:p

    I took some pics pulling the case out of the box....the black case...

    So I spent about 30 minutes last night getting the rig into the case so that I can make some measurements and start proper planning over the coming days. But before I can devote more time to this rig, I have to get some review work done!

    My memory review rig normally sits in a Corsair 300R, and to be honest, I found that case made with cheap stuff, and poorly designed in regards to layout, although well-built. The 540 AIR cost me about 160% of what the 300R did...and oh my god...


    This case is pretty awesome!!!

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    However, I am far from done! Watercooling and some other mods still in the works! ;)

    Noted!


    :p
     
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