hey everyone at toms, thanks in advance for the help...
so i ordered 1700$ worth of parts from newegg for a new build and i have all the parts sitting here in my room and just want to make sure everything sounds good to your experienced ears before i put it all together, so heres the current setup
ok sounds good but i thought the 10000rpm harddrives were a lot faster is that not the case? and also for the memory, i was trying to take advantage of the sli so thats why i got that specific ram is SLI not worth it or what?
Ever.since ATI released these new cards at very very reasonable prices most have been on the Crossfire bandwagon....for good reason. We are finally getting decent performance at a reasonable price....something Nvidia could take some lessons on, instead of wringing every last dollar they could out of us because they knew they had no competition in the higher end cards.
Oooops!! back to the subject...lol Don't get me wrong....I'm not a fanboy....I just like good performance and decent value for my hard earned money. Well ATI did it! Hence I am now on their band wagon....:-)
If you have the money and it sounds like you do from your parts collection, return the SLI board, video card and maybe even the Velociraptor, and go with a x48 based board, go for two 4870's or wait just a bit for the 4970X2, and get yourself a bunch of WD640AAKS HDD's, cause they are only 85.00 on sale and they are very fast. Just think what you could do with a whole bunch of them :-)