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    Advice: Gaming/ Graphics Design Build

    Hello Everyone,
    So i am going to post the build i am thinking about going with and i need some Advice. I am going to be using this for gaming with 4-6 Screens and also going to be working off of this doing graphics design.

    Here is the build i am considering going with:


    CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
    Memory: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory
    Storage: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HDD
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HDD
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card
    Case: Rosewill Blackhawk- Ultra
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
    Monitors: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor


    I would like either the extreme or the Formula, I am also thinking i will throw out the H100i and put in custom watercooling. Can i get your thoughts on what motherboard would work best for what i will be using it for? I know they are both good mother boards

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    custom cooling will cost you a good deal, you WILL void warranty when you start picking apart parts ( GPU's for example ) unless you go for cards that all ready have blocks on them and that have warranty on them.
    you need around 2x 120 rad space for each OC'd component.
    bay or stand alone res or pump mounted res+++
    you need a large case to house it all in.
    i would do some research on that monitor setup on what sort of cards you need to use.
    im not 100% shure if nvidia supports that menny.

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    Thank you and looking at EVGA if i want the pre-installed water cooling i will have to up my game and go with this:

    EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Classified Hydro Copper For the $629.99

    No big deal, i never really thought about going that route. And they also say they can have 4 concurrent Monitors (Two dual-link DVI connectors, HDMI and Displayport 1.2)

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    FYI, if you go with EVGA graphics cards you will NOT void your warranty by installing custom waterblocks. Just hang on to the original stock evga cooler shroud, and be prepared to reinstall it before any potential rma return. Per EVGA customer service, their warranty states only that to execute a rma, you must be able to return the product in the exact physical condition in which you received it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post
    FYI, if you go with EVGA graphics cards you will NOT void your warranty by installing custom waterblocks. Just hang on to the original stock evga cooler shroud, and be prepared to reinstall it before any potential rma return. Per EVGA customer service, their warranty states only that to execute a rma, you must be able to return the product in the exact physical condition in which you received it.
    Thank you chrisnyc for the info there. I am thinking i will skip the custom water cooling for now and go with the H100i. My great debate is then left to the Extreme or the Formula.

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    Formula if you are a gamer, and extreme if you are a bencher.

    Formula has the same bios but better features. The extreme has the oc panel.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    how about the LGA 1150 series then? ( just a tought )

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiVizMan View Post
    Formula if you are a gamer, and extreme if you are a bencher.

    Formula has the same bios but better features. The extreme has the oc panel.
    I like the formula's looks and the integrated water cooling abilities for if i want to watercool in the future. However it for some reason doesnt support the 3-way sli with Nividia only the 3-way crossfire? As the Extreme if i want to add 4 Graphics cards i have that ability.

    Quote Originally Posted by kkn View Post
    how about the LGA 1150 series then? ( just a tought )
    I have thought about other boards but i really like the Red and Black. It is more along the lines of if i want to add more than 2 GPUs. Atm i do not but in the future i may want to. And i could add custom water cooling to either of the boards i just like how the formula looks with it.

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    For eyefinity gaming of 4-6 screens your going need/want a complete water system. You can pick up ati 7950 for like 200-250 depending on manf. 3 gigs of ddr5 is beast mode
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    CPU / Mobo don't match. i7-4820K is Ivy Bridge-E and it uses LGA 2011, and the Maximus VI series use LGA 1150. Either switch CPU to a Haswell Chip (i7-4770K) or switch motherboard to a Rampage IV board.

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