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Buidling this next week, hoping to get some second thoughts

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December 15, 2007 5:49:54 PM

Memory:
OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition 4X1024Mb
Mobo:
Gigabyte-780sli (due monday in Germany)
Processor:
CPU INTEL Core2 Duo E6850 3.00 1333FSB 775 4Mb BOX
OS:
MICROSOFT VISTA HOME PREMIUM 32-BIT NL DVD OEM
GFX:
2x geforce 8800 ultra SLI
PSU:
POWER SUPPLY be quiet! Straight Power 650W Retail SLI
Case:
AEGIS Series MEDIUM SILVER w/o PSU w/Door CH-02SL-SLM
System disk:
Mtron Mtron 7035 - 32GB
Optical:
Lightscribe DVD-RW SAMSUNG S202N 20X IDE LIGHTSCRIBE BLACK + NERO7 OEM
Data:
500 GB HDD 400GB 7200RPM S-ATA300 SEAGATE 7200.10 16MB CACHE 11MS
2X TFT SAMSUNG 20 206BW BLACK 2MS 800:1 300CD DSUB/DVI-D

Any suggestions are welcome.
December 15, 2007 6:12:38 PM

It seems solid......couple things

1) If you are running 4 gigs of RAM, get 64-bit Vista......32-bit will read only about 3.2 of it. 64 will use all of it

2) I wouldn't even bother with the solid state drive......it just doesn't seem worth it.....could be wrong
December 15, 2007 6:23:29 PM

the solid state disk is not worth the cost, if you want a fast drive get a raptor, or 2 and put them in raid 0. also instead of 2 ultras i would go with 2 gt's or g92 gts.
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December 15, 2007 6:32:10 PM

I'm getting the solid state cause the guy who imports them is a friend of me and he wants me to test them on regular pc. So I get it a a cheap price.
I am still wondering if everything will run with 64bit windows ...
December 15, 2007 6:42:54 PM

If you're getting 780i you might as well get a more powerful PSU and 3 GTX cards instead of two Ultras.

Get a SATA burner, not IDE.

I don't think SLI and multiple monitors mix well.

Is that case big enough and cool enough for that sort of video cards? No idea, just curious.

Is Be Quiet a reliable brand? Again, I'm not saying it's bad, I just don't know. I like Antec Quattro 850W.

You don't need Ultra SLI for a 20" monitor. Get a 30" Samsung 305T if you get more than a single GTX or Ultra.
December 15, 2007 6:46:44 PM

How much USD for the SSD. You are going to use it as your boot drive?
December 15, 2007 7:21:12 PM

Ok taking notes of this, for prices of the ssdisks, you can find them on www.ssdisk.eu but he's the european importer, you'll have to look for his american counterpart as he doesn't ship to usa.

What are the advantages of sata dvd drives?

and maybe you are right 2 ultras is abit overkill, 1 will do I can still upgrade to a newer card later on ...
December 15, 2007 7:28:39 PM

Anonissimus said:
Ok taking notes of this, for prices of the ssdisks, you can find them on www.ssdisk.eu but he's the european importer, you'll have to look for his american counterpart as he doesn't ship to usa.
You misunderstand, I want to know what you paid for them. I can get SSD pricing all day long.

Anonissimus said:
What are the advantages of sata dvd drives?
Having a SATA DVD for the next MOBO that has no PATA ports at all. I don't know when that will happen, but that is the direction things are going. It also leaves the PATA port open for future use. Also, it uses smaller cables.
December 15, 2007 7:36:59 PM

I'm sorry but I can't tell you the price I paid for the ssdisk, but if you want to I can give you this guy's email and you just have to mail him with my regards.
mail me on ingmar*dot*vg*at*gmail*dot*com if you want his details.
December 15, 2007 7:44:11 PM

New board with New DDR3 Ram spells trouble to me. If it posts I'll be impressed. You might want to have some ddr2 pc6400 on hand.
December 15, 2007 8:12:02 PM

erm ... it is DDR2 ram, newest gen gigabyte boards don't support DDR3
December 15, 2007 8:19:38 PM

Oh my bad I see it is DDR2. 1066. I'd still keep some ddr2 800 on hand incase. Alot of people complain about anything higher then 800 on new boards.
December 15, 2007 8:22:00 PM

Ok I altered some stuff

Memory:
OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition 4X1024Mb
Mobo:
Gigabyte-780sli (due monday in Germany)
Processor:
CPU INTEL Core2 Duo E6850 3.00 1333FSB 775 4Mb BOX
OS:
MICROSOFT VISTA HOME PREMIUM 64-BIT NL DVD OEM
GFX:
Geforce 8800 ultra SLI
PSU:
ENERMAX Galaxy EGX850EWL ATX12V/ EPS12V/ BTX 850W Power Supply
Case:
AEGIS Series MEDIUM SILVER w/o PSU w/Door CH-02SL-SLM
System disk:
Mtron Mtron 7035 - 32GB
Optical:
Lightscribe DVD-RW SAMSUNG SH-S203N Super-WriteMasterâ„¢
Storage:
500 GB HDD 400GB 7200RPM S-ATA300 SEAGATE 7200.10 16MB CACHE 11MS
2X TFT SAMSUNG 20 206BW BLACK 2MS 800:1 300CD DSUB/DVI-D
December 16, 2007 2:30:09 AM

I don't have the cash right now, Christmas etc., so I don't want to bother him. Just curious, no big deal.
December 16, 2007 3:08:32 AM

second thoughts:

Don't be a Guniea Pig by buying a brand new release mobo. Wait a few weeks until the reivews are in amd some other Guniea Pigs have shared their experience.

Get an E6750 and O/C or a Q6600, the 6850 is an overpriced underperformer. The same can be said of Vista - get XP Pro.

Get the best single GPU you can afford.
December 16, 2007 3:30:06 AM

If you wait a few weeks then also look at the new Penryn CPUs (to be released next month). I'm sure a Q9450, with a bit of overclocking, will beat the E6850.

780i will support Triple SLI. Cards that support it too are the GTX and Ultra. The new 8800 GTS G92 and 8800 GT won't support it. For now I'd just buy one GTX or Ultra. Add a second or even a third when new games demand more power or when you upgrade the monitor. That computer will kick a$$ :) 

December 16, 2007 4:29:48 AM

if you are using any monitor below 22" an 8800 gts 512 will be enough they overclock well
December 16, 2007 6:18:59 AM

well, I've read some tests of the mobo and they were all positive, besides I can't find a 680i anywhere in Belgium, been calling/mailing around and noone does seem to have it anymore.

As I already have one 20inch samsung I'm just getting a second one so they fit nicely together, I thought of getting a 30inch but I prefer working on 2 seperate monitors. Maybe if I have enough cash in the next round I'll get 2 30inches :) 

On the cpu: the prize is ok and I'll get a penryn in Q2 when their prices have dropped.

So far on graphics: one ultra, with a dollar to euro conversion like this they are reasonably prized
December 17, 2007 7:46:04 PM

Ok, great news, the new gigabyte nforce chipset (780i) won't arrive anywhere till first week of January ...
(I talked to the European sales representative)
Anyone can give me some alternatives or knows some stuff that'll be out by jan 2008?

like new graphic cards, cpus ...
!