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Ivy builds!!!!!

post #1 of 15
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So what are people looking at for ivy builds??
So far, I sold my cosmos 2 case, it's a cool case but in the end I just wasn't in love with it's looks and bought a switch 810 in white. Filled it full of 8 x 140mm cougar vortex HDB fans and a kaze Q-12 fan controller. It's really amazing how quiet the fans are, beauty!
Bought a Noctua 14D a few other odd and ends, now just waiting to pick a mobo! I'm hoping Asus come out with a full sized ROG board before ivy's launch, the gene is not what I'm looking for. Others are Gigabyte's sniper 3, Evga FTW 77 and a few other non-rog asus boards.
Just bought the new asus 66u router (retarded fast wi-fi!) and pre-ordered the new asus xonar phoebus soundcard set. Still undecided on ram and cpu as of yet but probably the 3770K.

So what else are people looking at?
post #2 of 15
Haven't completely decided but I'm looking to build an HTPC style gaming rig with an i7 3770k. All the other parts are to be determined but one thing I'm interested in doing is get a crap ton of RAM and trying out RAMDISK gaming. Sounds wicked.
post #3 of 15
I was extremely close to completing my Sandy Bridge-E build, but decided last minute to use my brain and go with Ivy Bridge.

I will be getting the ASUS Maximus V Gene micro-ATX board to go inside of a Lian Li PC-V354B case. The mini-PCIe/mini-SATA expansion card makes it one of the most clever enthusiast micro-ATX boards I've seen.

I already have three 120mm and one 140mm Noctua fans installed in the case, and a Noctua CPU cooler to use with a 3770K.

Storage will be handled by two Intel 520 SSDs and a 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT. I have lots of RAM on hand, so 16GB will be used.

A GTX 680 for the GPU, and my trusty Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD for the sound card.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by MSmith83 View Post

I was extremely close to completing my Sandy Bridge-E build, but decided last minute to use my brain and go with Ivy Bridge.

I will be getting the ASUS Maximus V Gene micro-ATX board to go inside of a Lian Li PC-V354B case. The mini-PCIe/mini-SATA expansion card makes it one of the most clever enthusiast micro-ATX boards I've seen.

I already have three 120mm and one 140mm Noctua fans installed in the case, and a Noctua CPU cooler to use with a 3770K.

Storage will be handled by two Intel 520 SSDs and a 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT. I have lots of RAM on hand, so 16GB will be used.

A GTX 680 for the GPU, and my trusty Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD for the sound card.

ya baby! thats gonna be a great build!!!
post #5 of 15
Are you going with the GTX 680, N8DOGG? Or are you going to wait for the GTX 690 dual-GK104 card that is rumored to be released by the end of May?
post #6 of 15
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Are you going with the GTX 680, N8DOGG? Or are you going to wait for the GTX 690 dual-GK104 card that is rumored to be released by the end of May?

I'm going to wait for the gk110 chips later in August before I buy new cards. My 580's are good enough until then. I wanted to buy some 680's but bough a stage 3 tranny for my grand national instead lol
post #7 of 15
I wanna know what Tinker is gonna do lol.
post #8 of 15
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I wanna know what Tinker is gonna do lol.

I can see it now: Four GK110s in quad-SLI, 64GB of RAM, dual octo-core Sandy Bridge-EP CPUs, and two 480GB Intel 520 SSDs in RAID-0.
post #9 of 15
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I wanna know what Tinker is gonna do lol.

Nothing for now, I'm still broke from all the airsoft sh@t I bought (buying). I bought a lot of RS gear and airsoft guns. Also I am waiting on the GK110 since my tri 5870's are still running all the current games fine (except SKYRIM). I was temped to try a GTX680 but an airsoft H&K MP5A5 won instead .
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by MSmith83 View Post

I can see it now: Four GK110s in quad-SLI, 64GB of RAM, dual octo-core Sandy Bridge-EP CPUs, and two 480GB Intel 520 SSDs in RAID-0.

Na, maybe just two GK110's in SLI and I don't really see a need for a change in CPU since I am perfectly happy with my i7/920 @ 4.02. No SSDs until they come down to the price pt of HD and have sim capacities. Also need to win the lottery to get me out of the hole with my CC's.
post #11 of 15
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Well, after some excessive though, I decided against going with an ivy build after all. I don't want any of the mobo's out there and felt Sandy-E gave me more of what I was looking for. My friends had a 3770K at their store they were messing with and I was not very impressed with the gains over sandy. (my friends store has been playing with one for the last week, there is not much reason to give up you sandy chips just yet lol)

I ended up building :
3930K
Ausu Rampage iV extreme
Noctua D14 cooler
g-skill RipjawsZ Series PC3-17000, 16 gig kit
AX-1200 (old pc)
evga 580 x 2 (old pc)
LG blu-ray burner (old pc)
2 x 128 crucial M4- raid 0
1 x 256 crucial M4 -Steam/Origin games
1 x 256 crucial M4- programs/non steam games and backup for my raid drives
2 x 1TB WD black- Storage
Switch 810 case full of corgar hydro fans.

So far oc's to 4.66 stable with temps never over 59C
post #12 of 15
Nice!

The 40 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, 6-core/12-thread CPU and insane amount of memory bandwidth might become very useful if you plan on using that system for a long while.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

Well, after some excessive though, I decided against going with an ivy build after all. I don't want any of the mobo's out there and felt Sandy-E gave me more of what I was looking for. My friends had a 3770K at their store they were messing with and I was not very impressed with the gains over sandy. (my friends store has been playing with one for the last week, there is not much reason to give up you sandy chips just yet lol)

I ended up building :
3930K
Ausu Rampage iV extreme
Noctua D14 cooler
g-skill RipjawsZ Series PC3-17000, 16 gig kit
AX-1200 (old pc)
evga 680 x 2 (old pc)
LG blu-ray burner (old pc)
2 x 128 crucial M4- raid 0
1 x 256 crucial M4 -Steam/Origin games
1 x 256 crucial M4- programs/non steam games and backup for my raid drives
2 x 1TB WD black- Storage
Switch 810 case full of corgar hydro fans.

So far oc's to 4.66 stable with temps never over 59C

So many SSD's!

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Originally Posted by MSmith83 View Post

Nice!

The 40 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, 6-core/12-thread CPU and insane amount of memory bandwidth might become very useful if you plan on using that system for a long while.

Yeah. That's why I'm still interested in the new stuff. Really disappointed in the reports wrt Ivy overclocking.
post #14 of 15
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So many SSD's!



Yeah. That's why I'm still interested in the new stuff. Really disappointed in the reports wrt Ivy overclocking.

lol, I still have a 512 m4 I haven't installed! Though I paid less than half of retail for all my drives

The guys at the store had a stable oc to 4.51 but the temps were 74C even with a full water setup lol. I mean I guess it's still fine even at that temp but after that, I just figured screw it and went with the SB-E.

I also just realized my cpu fans were only running at 40%! I turned them up and now I'm sitting at a cool 48c at full load at my 4.66 oc ooo ya!

oops, I mean to say GTX580's not 680 in the build lol

I will say it's a noticeable improvement over my x58 build. Now all I need is the big Nvidia chips to come out and play!
post #15 of 15
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Well my Rampage IV went south and I've got another one on the way. Just quit seeing any ram lol. I will say that I've had to RMA every single asus board, I've ever personally owned lol
O well, I also bought another 16 gig kit of ram (on sale for $97!!) If I run into any other problem with these asus boards, I'm going back to EVGA board. (have 6 and never a problem with any of them)
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