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So I started to spec out a new build for me to get more "current" with technology and give me a new system that should last for a few years towards the future (I hope).

 

I tended to lean towards the EVGA X58 4 way SLI motherboard so that I could run 2 - GTX 480 cards in there and keep them apart if I was to go with air cooling. Of course that means a bigger than normal case as well.

I would hate to downsize to a smaller motherboard even if I go with liquid cooling so that I would have the option of air cooling if I ever want it, but I think that liquid cooling is going to be the only way to go with this for OC'ing and noise.

So if I liquid cool, what MB would you recommend based on these other parameters?

 

Also a good 1250 to 1500 watt PSU is going to be a must. NewEgg only had the SilverStone in a 1500 watt size. Who makes a large PSU that is reliable in the 1500 watt size?

 

Here is what I have so far:

 

The Thermaltake Xaser case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811133052

 

EVGA X58 4 way SLI Classified Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188059

 

2 - GTX 480 video: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130552

 

Silverstone 1500W PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256054 (maybe different brand?) anyone ever deal with silverstone?

 

Intel i7-980 CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115223

 

12GB of Cosair DDR3: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145224

 

2 OCZ Vertex 2 100GB SSD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227529

 

4 Spinpoint 1TB harddrives: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152185

 

 

For a grand total of $4,664.36 from the Egg!!!

 

Of course there is still the cooling to think of which is approx. $350 just for the 2 - 480 waterblocks and the cpu waterblock.

And it seems like I am going to need 2 full water systems to be able to keep up with having 2 - 480 cards if I plan to OC this much from what I have been reading? I really need someone who has done watercooling to help me out with this aspect and how to spec it out.

 

Thanks for the help.

Bill

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If you are building this PC because you can then that's fine but if your building for a purpose then pray tell. :wink:

 

A good quality 1kW power supply, like the Corsair HX1000W, would be more than enough for SLI'ed GTX 480's.

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Why spend so much on a system just to try and "future proof" it?

You could spend half that amount and get similar performance (you really don't need 2 480s for any games, or that much ram) then in two years, when your proposed build would be out of date, buy a completely new system with the money you saved.

It will run faster and you will have 2 really good systems at the end of two years for the price of one "uber" system that will be outdated in 2 years.

You are buying allot of semi-immature technology that will be considered obsolete when an actual application for then comes out (first generation DX11 Nvidia cards, useless over-the-top amount of ram, mabe just get 1 SSD and buy a better one that is twice as fast in 2 years), also 1500W PSU is super overkill.

Not trying to rag on your build but you can save allot of money and get the same performance.

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Why spend so much on a system just to try and "future proof" it?

You could spend half that amount and get similar performance (you really don't need 2 480s for any games, or that much ram) then in two years, when your proposed build would be out of date, buy a completely new system with the money you saved.

It will run faster and you will have 2 really good systems at the end of two years for the price of one "uber" system that will be outdated in 2 years.

You are buying allot of semi-immature technology that will be considered obsolete when an actual application for then comes out (first generation DX11 Nvidia cards, useless over-the-top amount of ram, mabe just get 1 SSD and buy a better one that is twice as fast in 2 years), also 1500W PSU is super overkill.

Not trying to rag on your build but you can save allot of money and get the same performance.

 

+1 on this. But if you are just building it to build, then have at it my friend. Its your money.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Well I'm sure that no one will offer any suggestions on the build other than their opinions of how I should spend my money ohsnap.gif , but I thought that I would let you know that I have changed my mind on the motherboard for this build and will be going with an EVGA SR-2 and a couple of Intel Xeon X5680 CPU's.

So I have to do somemore research on memory, cases, and full liquid cooling systems now.

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Well I'm sure that no one will offer any suggestions on the build other than their opinions of how I should spend my money ohsnap.gif , but I thought that I would let you know that I have changed my mind on the motherboard for this build and will be going with an EVGA SR-2 and a couple of Intel Xeon X5680 CPU's.

So I have to do somemore research on memory, cases, and full liquid cooling systems now.

 

Make sure you look carefully at the PSU you choose; that EVGA SR-2 has some additional connector requirements.

 

Good luck with the build!

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