06 September 2014

Flan's PC Build 2014

6/09/2014

Update - Version 3 - Lets see if the eagle eyed will notice the component changes

Introduction 

This page will act as a progress report for my new PC build For 2014

This will be a slow moving project until funds come available for each stage of the build.

This will be the most ambitious and expensive PC built in History

It is almost 2 years ago where I have done a complete build of a new PC. In those 2 years I have been doing mini upgrades to keep the PC up to date technology wise as much as possible, but it is an expensive cat and mouse game, because technology is so fast moving, most components are out of date from the time they are announced till the time they are available for purchase and often go out of stock permanently.

Component Suppliers

The Suppliers I will be using will be

1. Komplett - http://www.komplett.ie

2. Elara - www.elara.ie

3. Dabs - Http://www.dabs.ie

4. Overclockers.co.uk - www.overclockers.co.uk

Research

 Reviews I will be using for tips and advice will be from:

1. ASUS YouTube Channel - 

http://www.youtube.com/user/asusrog

2. TimeToLiveCustoms YouTube Channel - 


http://www.youtube.com/user/TimeToLiveCustoms

3. ASUS PCDIY - 

www.youtube.com/channel/UCgTTyN54Hljm7TqD13q8FEg

4. Linus Tech Tips - 

https://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips

5. Newegg TV - 

https://www.youtube.com/user/newegg

6. Tek Syndicate -

https://www.youtube.com/user/razethew0rld

7. Carey Holzman's Channel - 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CareyHolzman

The videos on Asus are the most detailed I have found or seen regarding motherboard info, JJ goes in to minute detail regarding the specs and features of the motherboards, and the videos can be quite long

The videos on TimeToLiveCustoms are the most detailed I have found or seen as well, he covers everything about what will and wont fit in cases, builds computer systems from scratch, including systems with watercooling, and some videos are over 30 minutes long


Components

The components I will be using for this build, are listed below, with links to manufacturer sites, Reviews and YouTube Videos where available



SYSTEM 1 - Day To Day System


Case: Coolermaster CM Storm Trooper

Price: €155 including VAT & delivery
Supplier: Hardwareversand
Website: http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/Tower/53132/Cooler+Master+Storm+Trooper%2C+ohne+Netzteil.article

Status: Purchased on 31/08/2012
























Info and Specs From Manufacturer - 

http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/Trooper/

YouTube Review - This review is by Tom Logan from OC3D.tv - 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0KTWM8Ftcw&feature=plcp

  My Blog Article on Case -  http://repairitclinic.blogspot.ie/2012/09/my-cooler-master-storm-trooper-case.html
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  Case Accessory: Side Panel Window
Price: €36.94 Including VAT & Delivery
Supplier: Coolermaster Store Europe
Website: http://www.cmstore.eu/cm-storm/trooper/trooper-windowed-sidepanel/ The window is an option, you cannot get the case with the window as standard Status: Purchased on 20/06/2012
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - 
YouTube Review - This review is by Tom Logan from OC3D.tv -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1iwHYRL-_o&feature=plcp
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Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum Series 860 Watt
Price: €247.33 Including VAT & Delivery
Supplier: Overclockers.co.uk
Website: Status: Purchased on 08/10/2013


Info and Specs from Manufacturer - 
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Motherboard: Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 (Socket 2011-3) DDR 4 EATX Motherboard
Price: €450 Including VAT & Delivery
Supplier: Overclockers.co.uk
Website: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-628-AS Status: Purchased on 05/9/2014
ASUS Rampage V Extreme Specifications
CPU
Intel® Socket 2011-v3 Core™ i7 Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® X99
Memory
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3300(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz
Non-ECC
Un-buffered Memory
Quad Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology *1
Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8
or x16/x8/x8/x8 mode with 40-LANE CPU;
x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8 mode with 28-LANE CPU) *2
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) *3
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 *3
Storage
New Intel® Core™ i7 Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, gray, , with M Key, type 2260/2280/22110 storage devices support ( Supports PCIE SSDs only)
Intel® X99 chipset :
1 x SATA Express port, red, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Recovery Technology*5
ASMedia® SATA Express controller : *6
1 x SATA Express port, red, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports

LAN
Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring GAMEFIRST III
Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard
Wireless
Data
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Up to 1300Mbps transfer speed
Bluetooth
Bluetooth V4.0
Audio
ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ELNA® premium audio capacitors
Audio Feature :
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Sonic SoundStage
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Sonic Studio
- Sonic Radar II
USB Ports
Intel® X99 chipset :
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
Intel® X99 chipset : *7
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : *8
10 x USB 3.0 port(s) (10 at back panel, blue)
ROG Exclusive Features
DirectCU thermal design
ROG Connect :
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
Extreme Engine Digi+ IV :
- IR3555 PoweIRstage®
- MicroFine Alloy Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
ROG Extreme OC kit :
- ReTry button
- Safe Boot button
- Start button
- Reset button
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane Switch
- Debug LED
ProbeIt
KeyBot
- CPU Level Up
- XMP
- Direct Key
UEFI BIOS features :
- ROG BIOS Print
- GPU.DIMM Post
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- Graphic Card Information Preview
ROG RAMDisk
GameFirst III
iROG
Extreme Tweaker
USB BIOS Flashback
Overclocking Protection :
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Voltiminder LED II
OC Panel
2.6 " LCM display
EXTREME/NORMAL mode switch
EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching:*9
- VGA Hotwire
- Subzero Sense
- Slow Mode
- Pause Switch
- VGA SMB header
- ProbeIt
- 4 x 4-pin extra fan connectors
NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage:*10
- CPU Level Up OC button
- FanSpeed control button
- LCM backlight on/off button
I/O Ports:
- POWER1 x SATA power connector
- ROG_EXT port1 x 18-1 pin data connection port
Special Features
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
Gamer's Guardian:
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- Push Notice
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Media Streamer
Turbo App
Fan Xpert 3

Operating System Support
Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
10 x USB 3.0 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0
Internal I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x SATA Express connector: red, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2260/2280/22110 storage devices support ( Support PCIE SSD only)
1 x TPM header
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
6 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (6 x 4 -pin)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x KeyBot Button
1 x Sonic SoundStage Button
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
Accessories
User's manual
I/O Shield
10 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x ASUS 3T3R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x CrossFire cable(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
3 x Thermal sensor cable pack(s)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x X-Socket 2 kit
1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
OC Panel Kit:
- 1 x OC Panel(s)
- 1 x OC Panel 5.25-inch bay metal case
- 1 x OC Panel Cable(s)
- 1 x OC Panel screw pack(s)
Bios
2 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc
Drivers
ROG GameFirst III
ROG RAMDisk
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
HomeCloud
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor
Extended ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
Note
1. 28-LANE CPUs can only support up to 3-Way SLI™/ 3-Way CrossFireX™
2. The PCIE_X8_4 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 x 4.
40-LANE CPU: The PCIeX8_4 slot can only be used in x4 mode or lower when used simultaneously with the M.2 connector. If x8 mode is used, the two connectors will be mutually exclusive.
28-LANE CPU: The PCIE_X8_4 slot will be disabled and the M.2 connector will always be enabled.
3. The PCIE_X4_1 (gray) slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_X1_1 slot, USB3_E910 and SATAExpress_E1 connector. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot is occupied by an X1 or X2 device, the SATAEXPRESS_E1 will be disabled. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot is occupied by X4 device, the SATAEXPRESS_E1, USB3_E910 ports, and the PCIE_X1_1 slot will be disabled.
4. Due to chipset behavior, the SATA6G_78, SATA6G_910 ports do not support IRST including RAID configuration.
5. These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
6. These SATA ports share bandwidth with the PCIE_X4_1 slot, and when the PCIE_X4_1 slot is ocuupied, the SATA ports will be disabled. These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
7. 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
8. USB3_E910 ports at back panel will be disabled when the PCIE_X4_1 slot is occupied by an X4 bandwidth device.
9. Extreme Mode capabilities, including V1, V2, DRAM and other voltage definitions, vary by chipset. Please refer to your motherboard manual for details.
10. One 5.25" drive bay is required for NORMAL Mode installation.

  
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - 
YouTube Reviews
 This review is by Tom Logan from OC3D.tv - 
 
These reviews are by Logan from Tek Syndicate with JJ From ASUS -
 
 
 
These reviews are by Paul from Pauls Hardware with JJ From ASUS - 
 
 
These reviews are by Paul from Newegg with JJ From ASUS -  
 
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 CPU: Intel Haswell-E i7 5960X, 3.0Ghz, LGA2011-V3. Retail Box
SYSTEM 2 - Games System
Case: Corsair Graphite 760t Black










Info and Specs from Manufacturer - 
YouTube Review - This review is by Tom Logan from OC3D.tv -

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Power Supply: 2 x Seasonic Platinum Series 860 Watt
Price: €247.33 Including VAT & Delivery
Supplier: Overclockers.co.uk
Website:  Status: Purchased on 


Info and Specs from Manufacturer - 
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Motherboard 2: ASUS Z87 Maximus VI Formula Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX - For LAN Parties
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGvB1SfINNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2LX7s5Nic0

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CPU: Intel Haswell i7 4770K, 3.5Ghz, LGA1150. Retail Box
Price: €275.00 Including VAT & Delivery Supplier: NCIX Canada Website: http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=81325&vpn=BX80646I74770K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1065 Status: Purchased on 22/06/2013

Specifications


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Essentials

Status

Launched

Launch Date

Q2'14

Processor Number

i5-4690

Intel® Smart Cache

6 MB

DMI2

5 GT/s

Instruction Set

64-bit

Instruction Set Extensions

SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0

Embedded Options Available
No
Lithography 22 nm

Scalability
1S Only

Thermal Solution Specification

PCG 2013D

Recommended Customer Price

BOX : $224.00
TRAY: $213.00

Conflict Free

Yes


Performance

# of Cores
4

# of Threads
4

Processor Base Frequency
3.5 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency
3.9 GHz

TDP
84 W

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB

Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V

Max # of Memory Channels
2

Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s

ECC Memory Supported
No

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Graphics Specifications

Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 4600

Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz

Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz

Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB

Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA

Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡
4096x2304@24Hz

Max Resolution (DP)‡
3840x2160@60Hz

Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡
3840x2160@60Hz

Max Resolution (VGA)‡
1920x1200@60Hz

DirectX* Support
11.2/12

OpenGL* Support
4.3

Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes

Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes

Intel® Insider™
Yes

Intel® Wireless Display
Yes

Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes

# of Displays Supported
3

Device ID
0x412

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Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0

PCI Express Configurations
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16

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Package Specifications

Max CPU Configuration
1

TCASE
72.72°C

Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm

Graphics and IMC Lithography
22 nm

Sockets Supported
FCLGA1150

Low Halogen Options Available
See MDDS

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Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0

Intel® vPro Technology
Yes

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
No

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Yes

Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes

Intel® TSX-NI
No

Intel® 64
Yes

Intel® My WiFi Technology
Yes

Idle States
Yes

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes

Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes

Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes

Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes

Intel® Small Business Advantage
Yes

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Intel® Data Protection Technology

Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes

Secure Key
Yes

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Intel® Platform Protection Technology

OS Guard
Yes

Trusted Execution Technology
Yes

Execute Disable Bit
Yes

Anti-Theft Technology
Yes
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.intel.ie/content/www/ie/en/processors/core/core-i7-processor.html http://ark.intel.com/products/75123/Intel-Core-i7-4770K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz YouTube Videos - 
YouTube Review - This review is by Tom Logan from OC3D -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrLtjgbga5g

More YouTube Videos




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Memory: 32GB (4 X 8GB Sticks) Kingston Hyper X Beast (DDR3-2400), Black PCB Price: €272.50 Including VAT & Delivery + €65 Customs Supplier: NCIX.ca Website: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=80230&vpn=KHX24C11T3K4%2F32X&manufacture=Kingston Status: Purchased on 27/07/2013
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/hyperx/predator/beast/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Price: €88.62 Including VAT & Delivery
Supplier: Komplett
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Cooling Fans: 5 x Noctua NF-F12 Focused Flow PWMCooling Fans
Price: €133 Including VAT & Delivery
Supplier: Specialtech UK
Youtube Review - This Review is by Tom Logan from OC3D.tv - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qAvH3yJ_A8&feature=plcp
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CPU Thermal Compound: 2 x Noctua NT-H1 Pro Grade Thermal Paste Price: €27.74 Including VAT & Delivery Supplier: Specialtech UK Website: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Noctua-Pro-Grade-Thermal-Paste-14ml--NT-H1-pid-10628.html Status: Purchased on 04/07/2012
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=13&lng=en ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thermal Paste Spreader: Phobya Thermal Glue including 2 x Spreader Price: €27.67 Including VAT & Delivery Supplier: Aquatuning UK
Website: http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p11885_Phobya-2-component-thermal-glue.html Status: Purchased on 22/06/2012
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Graphics Card: Asus GTX 680-DC2T-2GD5 Price: €549 Including VAT & Delivery Supplier: Komplett.ie
Website: http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/nvidia/20162437/asus_geforce_gtx680_dc2t_2gd5_2gb_pci_e/details.aspx Status: Purchased on 07/09/2012
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX680DC2T2GD5/ Youtube Review - These reviews are from J.J. in Asus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY5BRAuRRrI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmqQTzMRBg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg43Baj6Qs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFdECF7hZIM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFMQ0poFifk My Blog On Graphics Card -  http://repairitclinic.blogspot.ie/2012/09/my-asus-geforce-gtx-680-direct-cu-ii.html

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR Price: €195 Including VAT and Delivery Supplier: Komplett.ie Website: http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/80009466/creative_labs_sound_blaster_zxr__5_1__pci_e/details.aspx
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - 
http://www.soundblaster.com/products/sound-blaster-zxr.aspx YouTube Videos -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFue-1Qtms
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Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://uk.asus.com/Optical_Storage/Internal_Bluray_Drive/BW12B1ST/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1st Primary Hard Drive: Windows 8 Enterprise For Day To Day Use: Samsung 840 Pro - 256GB SSD SATA 6G Price: €229 Including VAT Supplier: Misco.ie Website: http://www.misco.ie/Product/199502/Samsung-840-Pro-256GB-Solid-State-Drive Status: Purchased on 22/05/2013



Info and Specs from Manufacturer -   http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/memory-cards-hdd-odd/ssd/840-pro/MZ-7PD256BW 2nd Primary Hard Drive: Windows 7 Enterprise w/SP1 For Games System: Samsung 830 - 256GB SSD SATA 6G Price: €223 Including VAT & Delivery Supplier: Dabs.ie Website: http://www.dabs.ie/products/samsung-256gb-830-series-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive-desktop-kit---free-norton-ghost-15-7S2K.html?q=Samsung%20256GB%20830%20Series&src=16 Status: Purchased on 03/08/2012

Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/memory-cards-hdd-odd/ssd/830/MZ-7PC256D/EU For an unboxing and benchmark results click here: http://repairitclinic.blogspot.ie/2012/08/my-samsung-830-series-256gb-ssd.html My Blog Article on SSD - http://repairitclinic.blogspot.ie/2012/08/my-samsung-830-series-256gb-ssd.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Data Hard Drives: 2 x Western Digital Black Caviar 1TB Sata 6G 64MB Cache Will be used again from existing PC
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=760 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.5" Hard Drive Hotswap Bays: iStar USA BPN-DE340SS 4 Drive (In 3 x 5.25 Bays)Trayless Hotswap. Black
Price: €90
Supplier: Newegg
Website: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215244
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.xcase.co.uk/istar-BPN-DE340SS-4-Drive-In-3-x-5-25-Bays-Hotsw-p/hotswapbpn-de340ss-black.htm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.5" Hard Drive Hotswap Bays: iStar USA BPU-124V2-SS 1 x 5.25" to 4 x 2.5" SAS and SATA 6Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage
Price: €
Supplier:
Website:
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.istarusa.com/istarusa/products.php?series=HDDCage&sub=SATA/%20SAS&model=BPU-124V2-SS -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System
Price: €269.31 including VAT & delivery
Supplier: Dabs.ie

Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.corsair.com/en/pc-computer-audio/pc-computer-speakers/gaming-audio-series-sp2500-high-power-2-1-pc-speaker-system.html Youtube Review - This Review is by Tom Logan from OC3D.tv - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM5a3nFJ160&feature=plcp
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Headset: Steelseries 7H
Price: €87.26 including VAT & delivery
Supplier: Dabs.ie
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-7h
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keyboard: Mionix Zibal 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Price: €124
Supplier: Newegg
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.mionix.net/page.php?al=zibal60 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mouse: Mionix Naos 5000
Price: €76
Supplier: Newegg
Info and Specs from Manufacturer - http://www.mionix.net/page.php?al=naos5000 That is the end of the component list, some of the components may look extreme and the prices also, but I am building this to cover me for the next couple of years, and because I am buying only 1 or 2 components at a time, I won't have to fork out the whole amount at once. Some of these components may need to be changed due to supply or model changes by manufacturers at the time of purchase, if that is the case they will be noted here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Component Order Progress Every time a component is ordered or has arrived, I will post the following excel sheet. I will try and wait, if I don't get too excited, till all the major components are here before I start to do the build.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Build I will be posting photos and maybe videos at each stage of the build below

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