Whats your thoughts on this build? Any suggestions welcome
by Tired_of-getting-shot_at - 5/2/12 4:07 AM
Hey peeps, Im building a new machine,
And before you say anything I'm an AMD fan, I've been with intel but my loyalty lies with AMD so I'm sticking with them,
My build I've ordered and waiting to recieve is this
Case -> CoolerMaster Storm Trooper - Modding, removing the red details & leds replacing with Green indents and sickleflow 120mm green led for a personalised detail to make the case my own, Im going for the Venomist design
CPU - AMD 8150 BE - Bulldozer, thinking about Piledriver but might be waiting a few years until they release it lol
MainBoard -> SaberTooth 990fx am3+ - Modding, custom applied UV additions, Green-HiGlo. I have a Rampage ROG on my other rig, wanna try this out. I'll swap it over as I love my rampage but I hear good things about the Saber.
RAM -> 16gb corsair ddr3 1600 gold - Modding, well theres not a lot to be done, other than try and closely match the boards decor, and the gold appears to be quite cloe to the green militaristic style. I was looking at the Crucial Ballistix Tactical tracer with the Red and Green led chaser leds, but decided against them as I did a little reserach and found that the overall concensus was that they did not clock as well as corsair. urand as my case has no window the effect would be wasted anyways.
Graphics -> 2 x Gigabyte gtx 560Ti Super OC in SLI - These are my old boards, I love them dearly and will not swap out, right now they are perfect not even the gtx 680 tempts me (oh and I love Nvidia, no radeon for me)
CPU Cooling ->
At this point - Corsair H-100 all in one liquiod cooler
thinking about - Thermal take big water
I'm sticking with the Corsair H100 with four Couger Vortex in a Push--->Pull line up. It's a 240 rad and will be top mounted in an exhaust vent.
Case Cooling - 8 x SickleFlow 120mm green effect led. set out as
Exhaust <expelling hot air> on top via vortex rad, and at rear with 140mm silentx and
Intake <pulling cool air> 2 x 120mm on front, 2 on left side 120mm, 1 on bottom 120mm
and 1 internal for circulation around caddies
4 x Momentus XT 500gb <- Storage
2 x OCZ Agility 3 240 gb <- FTP friends and family File servers and misc
1 x OCZ Vortex 4 128gb <- system drive
Fan Controller - AeroCool Touch Screen 2x 5.25" bay system temp and fan speed lcd controller
I think thats all the system, I'll be m,odding green as I said, I had an 1100t that I modded Red/Black so I'm tired of that scheme, I used the storm trooper cos I liked the design only, to me thats why fans are interchangable.
ANyways, if anyone got any idea's or suggestions that'll make this build more fun or better looking or work better, I'm thinking I've avoided a bottleneck, but I've made that mistake before which is why I'm here asking for opinions.
All the best guys,
PS please please please don't throw the "Why you building an AMD thing when INTELS out there, I have my reasons, mainly the fect that I HATE intel.
Thanks for reading laters