After more than a few years of not playing games other than just for reviews I thought it was about high time to finally put together a high end gaming system to take care of the need to finally kick back and just enjoy the hell out of myself with some games. I could have gone any number of routes with this build but figured that if I am going to invest the time to build it then it should be something that is what I want rather than just good enough to play the latest games.
To start with this is far from a budget build. I know this and could have done just as well with a more cost efficient solution but hey this is my build right! The idea for me was to minimize my costs by using what I had on hand ( I can hear the groans now) and to take those parts along with some water cooling parts I have been stock piling for use on such a project and finally put it together.
Pictures will be few and far between since I had most of it built before I thought to put it in the forums! It will most likely be the final result and some benchmarks to see what it does but here goes the component list.
I cut my teeth on AMD chips but for this build excess and Intel is what gets the call. The system will be water cooled but only the CPU for now.
CPU: 4.4Ghz capable Intel Core i7 4960X Its a dog and just wont do any better so it can be my gaming chip.
Motherboard: What better way to complement the 4860X than one of ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition boards.
Memory: 32GB (8x4GB) of G.Skill 2133Mhz memory to take advantage of a Ramdisk
Video cards: SLI or Crossfire was the option here and both would work but I chose a pair of GTX Titans to take advantage of the 6GB frame buffer
Storage; OS will be on an OCZ Revodrive 350 while storage will be on a 4GB mechanical disk. Add in an LG DVD rom drive
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200
Case: Corsair 650D
Pump/Block Apogee Drive II from Swiftech
Reservoir: Bitspower 150mm tube
Fittings: Monsoon standard in Black Chrome
Elbows and 90's from Bitspower
Fluid: Ice Dragon Nanofluid ( Seems like a solid product so I'm giving it a shot)
Radiators: Phobya Extreme 200 for the front and an XSPC 240 for the top
Fans, CM SickleFlow 120mm for the 240 rad and the corsair case fan for the 200mm rad.
Current state is that the system is mostly built and leak testing for 24 hours. Excessive? Yes but its better than a leak that cooks the works. Some pics tomorrow!