I'm in currently trying to figure out the best combination for my new computer, and I wanted to hear from you guys some advice regarding the case, cooling, and PSU.
The components I considered so far:
Processor: Intel i7 3960X
Motherboard: Intel X79
Video Card: Zotac GTX 680
RAM: G.Skill 2*4 GB DDR3 1600Mhz Sniper Edition Dual Channel
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 600W
Core Cooling: Antec Kuhler H20 920 Liquid Cooling
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 + An extra 200mm fan for the side panel
Hard drives and disc drives and already in my possession.
Will be thankful for any helpful advice.
well it looks fine but get a bigger PSU a Corsair AX 750 or 850
get the 3930k over the 3960x unless you are do serious overclocking with extreme watercooling and i would buy a better psu like a ax 750
Yeah, but i agree that Thermaltake PSU are not the best and 600w for an extreme build like that... Go with a 750+w gold or platinum to suite this kind of machine, you'll never regret it !!
Had 2 thermaltake PSU rma in 1 week plus another bad one on anther machine i had build and the TR-2 500w model never pushed 500w, have a antec neohe 500w that boots up with a 580 and the tr-2 never boot up with a 560 non-ti... had buy 3 Toughpower and 2 TR-2 from Thermaltake and the 5 run hot as hell
I'll never buy Thermaltake PSU again, i only buy Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master and Enermax/Seasonic PSU for now... Anyway, your CPU is the brain and the PSU the heart, don't buy a cheap PSU to run a great machine, you'll end up smashing your head on your keyboard and i hope you have an anti-ghosting device !!!
Understood, I will buy a stronger PSU, not Thermaltake made.
Also, I just have a good deal on the 3960 So I will definitely buy it.
What about a good case to cool this monster properly? I've been wondering about that for some time now. Do you think the Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 is a good choice, or should I go with the Coolermaster Cosmos II?
I don't really know which one to pick.
Also, I'm buying an Antec water cooling for the CPU, so it should work.
The Cosmos II has more space because the Tt case looks almost identical in size (not looks) as the CM HAF X. Your money will depend on what case to go for unless it's not a concern. But I think the Cosmos II has more space to expand.
It's not only the size, but also the the cooling system I'm worried about. Do you think that the Tt case has enough cooling so it will not overheat?
If you're only wondering about the airflow, then it'll be fine, as long as you let the top fans exhaust hot air out if you're watercooling. Again, the airlow diagram is alomst similar to the HAF X.
Yeah the Tt case will be fine
ok, thank you so much guys.
I'll buy a bigger PSU and the rest as I stated.
everything looks good except that Thermaltake psu. i would change for something else like Seasonic, Antec or Corsair
If you are willing to drop $1K on a CPU alone, get the best PSU you can find. Like a Corsair AX series. Maybe an AX850. I never understood people that buy top end hardware and then toss in the cheap shitty PSU's.
Also, a two stick kit of ram is not going to work on a X79 board. You need four sticks for quad channel.
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