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May 11, 2009 9:13:54 PM

Can any one comment on compatibility of the products listed below for building a new pc? What else is missing or needed?


ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail Model P6T Deluxe V2

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail Model BX80601920 Free 4GB flash drive w/ purchase, while supplies last

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail

EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Model #: 01G-P3-1180-AR

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail Special deal with promo code Maysaving, ends 5/14 Model
RC-932-KKN1-GP

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply – Retail Voted Best Power Supply Manufacturer by Custom PC 2008 Model Model CMPSU-850TX

Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM Model #: WD1002FBYS

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May 12, 2009 12:16:01 PM

High end gaming rig looks awesome. Nothing missing. You'll need at least a medium Phillips screwdriver. Hook the psu up to a wall outlet, leave it off, touch it once in a while during the build.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2009 1:58:11 PM

If you don't plan on adding a 2nd video card, the psu is nice, but a little overkill.
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May 12, 2009 2:07:21 PM

yeh pretty similar to my build. i also got the 850tx so i can add a further gfx down the line. enjoy the build :D 
May 12, 2009 2:17:25 PM

Wouldn't call it an overkill, it's just fine for 1 video card and mabye 2.

Would change the ram, that is a loose timing ram,

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

and get the Wd black version of the hdd, makes it a little faster than the normal.

also, to possibly lower the price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

deluxe v2 + 920 combo.

May 12, 2009 3:22:46 PM

^ he's sli'ing later.

I myself would get two 4890's since they perform about the same and cost less.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2009 3:30:48 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ he's sli'ing later.

I myself would get two 4890's since they perform about the same and cost less.



I don't see anything in the OP's post about SLI'ng later. It's just a SLI ready card.
May 12, 2009 4:24:51 PM

fullmetall said:
Wouldn't call it an overkill, it's just fine for 1 video card and mabye 2.

Would change the ram, that is a loose timing ram,

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

and get the Wd black version of the hdd, makes it a little faster than the normal.

also, to possibly lower the price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

deluxe v2 + 920 combo.



Thanks a lot!

This ram is not listed in the ASUS' QVL list. Would that still be OK? http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguag... DELUXE V2&type=map&f_type=34

Also, I chose to buy Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 instead of WD Black after reading that WD black does not support RAID configuration. Isn't that true?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks again

May 12, 2009 4:33:44 PM

n3f0ur said:
High end gaming rig looks awesome. Nothing missing. You'll need at least a medium Phillips screwdriver. Hook the psu up to a wall outlet, leave it off, touch it once in a while during the build.



Thanks a lot!

I am not building this pc for gaming. I need it to run on it modeling and simulation software for analysing large image data, which I could not do with my current pc that has ordinary graphics card and 3 GB ram. Constructing an isosurface of an image data with Matlab is just hard when the data is large enough. I am not sure though if this new pc might get me through. Any thoughts?
May 12, 2009 5:04:27 PM

godfath3r said:
yeh pretty similar to my build. i also got the 850tx so i can add a further gfx down the line. enjoy the build :D 


Great!
After another search and reading I am inclined to get

EVGA 896-P3-1173-AR GeForce GTX 275 FTW Edition 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130479

instead of GTX 285. This one supports both DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0 API. But, because it is powered by 6-pin connector I should have to change the power supply. Any thoughts?
May 12, 2009 5:05:48 PM

why have you got a GTX 285 if it's not for gaming?

and you'd only need a 550w PSU.

the extra money would be better spent on a dual Xeon nehalem build, you'd have to save up a bit more but for your uses it's probably a good idea.

edit: for that gfx card the PSU would still work, infact the 550w would still work. but get a standard clocked card, overclocking nvidia cards ,make's little difference.
May 12, 2009 5:34:04 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
why have you got a GTX 285 if it's not for gaming?

and you'd only need a 550w PSU.

the extra money would be better spent on a dual Xeon nehalem build, you'd have to save up a bit more but for your uses it's probably a good idea.

edit: for that gfx card the PSU would still work, infact the 550w would still work. but get a standard clocked card, overclocking nvidia cards ,make's little difference.


I felt I may be able to display a 3D image data with Matlab software, which currently I can only do with limited data volume on the PC installed with Intel G33/31 Express Chipset Family. I still need to figure out how to configure Matlab for GTX.
May 12, 2009 7:13:09 PM

The psu is a little bit over the top for 3d imaging. Its better to get a lower psu. for 3d imaging, wouldn't it be better to get a workstation card.
May 12, 2009 7:19:59 PM

If your going to look at a gtx 275, then a 750tx is recommended, if your going to get a gtx 285, then 850tx is recommended, it is not an overkill, something that is overkill would be a 9600gts and a 800w psu, these things that are close together in good performance are just fine.

a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2009 7:30:16 PM

aford10 said:
At full load, the gtx 285 uses ~ 260w. I think an antec Earthwatt 500 would do nicely.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-275,226...


fullmetall said:
If your going to look at a gtx 275, then a 750tx is recommended, if your going to get a gtx 285, then 850tx is recommended, it is not an overkill, something that is overkill would be a 9600gts and a 800w psu, these things that are close together in good performance are just fine.



Again, the gtx 285 will only use ~260w at peak load. There is no need for the 850tx or even the 750tx for that single card.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-275,226...
May 12, 2009 8:04:16 PM

bustapr said:
The psu is a little bit over the top for 3d imaging. Its better to get a lower psu. for 3d imaging, wouldn't it be better to get a workstation card.


Thanks,
Do you have any brand that you sugget (something for less than $400)? Wouldn't that lead me to changing the entire configuration?
May 12, 2009 8:09:42 PM

no, just the gfx card.

for $400 it would have to be an ATi card.
May 12, 2009 10:33:37 PM

tbh mate i would stick with the 850tx, and if u rnt massive on gaming then either get the 260 or if u want that extra bit of power then the 275 or even 285.

i dont understand how people can say components are overkill? is there such thing when building a pc? i dont think so, its all about bugeting. if you got the cash now, then get the 850tx psu and the 275/285 .

because at the end of the day the i7 will be a good processor for time to come, and that extra bit of power in the psu will either allow you to comfortably add a 2nd gfx or upgrade to newer graphic cards in 12months...
a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2009 11:24:46 PM

The overkill comes with efficiency. PSU's run at peak efficiency close to 80%. Not to mention if not needed, it's a waste of budget that could've been spent on other parts or saved.
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