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This build is a work in progress just, just got it up and running a couple of days ago with old drives and graphics I already had, my plan is a GTX780 plus 3x 3Tb drives in a couple of months as of this month my funds have been diverted to traveling.

I have only done a couple of builds before about 10 years ago, my last pc being a Dell XPS420 6 years old

This new build will be for gaming and photoshop, occasional video editing. (this is what I do www.ianpayne.com )

Im currently using a Dell U2711 2560x1440 and an LG 23in for photoshop tools

Mobo was bought second hand, 2 months old

I would like to buy 2 more 27in Dells as side screens for gaming and ps tools but this will come later sometime after my build.

HDD selection is still open but i'd like to stick with WD as i've always known them to be super quiet (I absolutly hate crackly drives)

The case choice is, it just looks great! 30/6/2013 bought a mint used one from ebay for £93

Ram, just bought 2/6/2013 after a price drop alert on here for amazon, saved a fortune, near on half price, I know its overkill but i'm a sucker for price drops and discounts, my intention is to use part of that ram as a scratch disk for photoshop.

The SSD for a spur of the moment purchase using an ebuyer discount code

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 11 points

x79, 48 gigs of ram, windows 7 ultimate, 4 monitors, over 3.5tb of storage, and you have a 560 ti in this build? Do this rig some justice and throw a 780 in there like you said.

  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

Oh wow, I missed that. Yeah I would definitely get a better GPU.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Realistically I think that will be end of august with a second thrown in around spring next year along with a 6 core

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Just wondering, where did you get the awesome white cables? I am wanting to build in the same case you did, would love matching cables.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not put the graphics card in the first slot to get full benefits? And also, I would have recommended getting the Corsair SP fans instead of AF. SP = static pressure, and especially are good for cooling radiators. The AF fans will work, but don't have as much of a direct flow through the high density radiator as the SP fans would.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

The third slot is still PCI Express 3.0 x16, so it's fine. I agree with you on the fans point.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I didn't know that, I did initially try but the sound card was blocking part of one of the gpu fans so opted not to.

The rad fans are the ones that came with the h100i, but thanks for the info, i'd like to buy another one for the underside as I believe only one would fit, so as you recommended will make it an SP

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad on that, I just looked at the parts list and assumed the fans were for the radiator. The ones that come with the H100i are decent, but I think the SP fans are a little better in terms of CFM and dB levels.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, forgot to mention, not all the parts on my list have been purchaced yet, so far I only have 1 AF120 on the back, but may take your advice and get a pair of SP120's for the top, I guess the colour coded rings can go on either side, would look cool if they could go on the top.

I will run with 3 monitors eventually, my LG 23in i've just put up for sale with my old XPS420 on gumtree so thats no going to figure into anything now.

I think i'll re-submit this build next year once I have a 6 core and a couple of 780s and 3 monitors plus anything else I can think of to throw on so someone can scowl in dissaproval ;)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock fans on the H100i aren't bad by any means, just a little too loud for my taste. When I jump up to the H100i, the SP120 Quiet Editions are in my view.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig! Don't you hate the h100i wires? I was lucky since I did push pull I could hide behind the fans. Looks great, nice build!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yes, I didn't get on with those wires really

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Why X79 if you're not going to do a hex core? Why such an expensive cooler on a non-K processor? You'll never get to over 4.3 GHz. Why 48GB RAM? If you want it as a RAM disk, a SSD is a much easier, cheaper, more reliable option. It's not much slower, too. 5GB+ transfer speeds don't really make a difference from what I've seen.

If you did those, you would have a lot more money that you could spend on a 7970 which would work better than a 770 or 680 with all of those monitors due to its wider memory bus*.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

3820 is actually partially unlocked and can be OC'd with. Otherwise yes, he did a lot of things wrong with what he bought.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

That's why I said, "You'll never get it past 4.3 GHz"

You could probably get to 4.5 or 4.6, maybe higher, with a 4770K, and that would be cheaper.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

How's your ram going, i heard it's not stable.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to move your GPU up to the first slot, I've heard it can increase performance by a bit.

Also you might want to throw that GPU out the window, even a 750ti for $95 is better :D

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

Wow, I love the cable management and the white sleeving. Teach me your ways, Oh wise one.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, took me ages to sort out, was lucky to get a new genuine corsair kit from ebay uk for around 30 of your dollars

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

looks great, how did you decide to put the radiator on the inside and the fans as intake rather than the fans as output? i just got the h100i as well and the manual says it is recommended to have the fans as intake but on corsairs website it recommends them as output lol...and ive seen different builds with different placement..i decided to have my fans blowing out through the radiator as i have lots of intake already but i never saw a definitive answer on which was technically best

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe pushing out is the right way, im not an expert so maybe someone could advise better

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Either way it doesn't matter, the 600t (i think) has a filtered top panel so it really doesn't matter in this case (heh)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I just went along with what barrackboy's had his set up like after asking which way, http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/DOx , see his last comment.

The top fans are the ones that came with the h100i, although I may add another single fan under the rad with I believe space for only 1, so will get a SP thanks to slykrysis

I have virtually zero knowledge of pc tech in this decade so just went along with what I though I needed with the view to upgrading the cpu along with a second gpu next year

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

Super nice build. I love that white color case. It is the shight.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I managed to get that at a discount too, the normal uk price is £145 and picked this mint one up for £93 from an ebay seller in my town so vary lucky