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My Build for 2012 (Code Name: Don't let the wife know how much this cost)

Level 7
My current gaming system is getting a bit long in the tooth (GTX 295 just can't keep up)

I'm waiting on my goodies to get delivered tomorrow (Tuesday)

Case: Corsair C70 - Military Green

Power Supply: Cooler Master 1200w

Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Exteme

Processor: Intel i7 3770k

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB


SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G - x 2 in Raid 0

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB - x 2 in Raid 1 (already have these)

Anything you guys think I could have bought to make this system a little more beastly?

I'm planning on buying another 680 next month or two and then following that up with 3 3d monitors for nVidia Surround in 3d!

Level 18
At least they know where 'we' are . and it dont wiggle much when we throw money at it ..

.. but ya can see how they (kids) are made on it ... and so many many ways.c.

Level 16
The TridentX series memories have removable heat spreaders... at least the top of it... - I can confirm that it will fit under the Noctua NH-D14! (check the link on my signature)

Awesome! I'm glad to know that its going to fit!
I figured worse case scenario I could dremel a little off the top of the ram heat sink or some fins on the cooler!.

The video card, memory, drives and cpu cooler should be in tomorrow afternoon!

I actually just finished modding that nerf gun with a 9v battery. It really gets those darts whistling!

Oh, also, is there any way to get rid of those annoying verification word things when making a post?

neoxaero wrote:
Oh, also, is there any way to get rid of those annoying verification word things when making a post?

After 5 days and 5 posts that captcha thing will go away! Just hang on, mate, you're doing fine... - that is just one level of protection against spammers...

So I bought the wrong Noctua cooler. I purchased the one for the 2011 chipset instead of the 1155 - Whoops.

Instead of waiting for Newegg to send me the correct one I decided to make a quick run to Frys and pick up a Corsair H100 for it. First time doing anything with liquid cooling since I built a sealed system and filled the entire computer (except for the PSU) with Mineral Oil and slapped it in the fridge! That little dual celeron 400 system could OC to 900mhz and be stable all day long.. LOL

Anyways, I do like how much cleaner the system looks with water instead of a huge heat sink.

Now I have to look in to watercooling my video card too. 😞 LOL

Level 40
Like the way you think.

If you are going to be pushing your system hard, please think about using a fan over the VRM's now that you do not have any airflow cooling them.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

Already thought of that. The memory that I bought came with a fan that sits right over the memory modules. I have that in place currently but the fans have blue lights and the thing isn't very securely mounted.

The acrylic in my case can be rotated, so I'm going to turn it 180 degrees so it'll put a 120mm fan directly over the memory modules and I can ditch the fan that came with them.

I need to pick up some fans with red LEDs to finish my setup and I'll be good to go!