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Core i7 for amature video editing, gaming and general POWER home use

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May 27, 2009 5:09:03 PM

Hi all,

So I have been looking on this forum for some time now, reading all of your good thoughts and ideas and putting together a computer that will work well for my needs. I shoot some HD video and take loads of photos and play some BF2 and in the future more powerful games... My wife also wants the comptuer to be faster... hence the SSD for booting... Any suggestions on improvement or other configurations on this setup?


Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

Patriot Warp PE64GS25SSDR 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk (SSD)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

COOLER MASTER UCP RS900-AAAAA3 900W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case


...and is it true I can overclock the 920 to 4ghz?! What is a "safe" speed for that thing? The case I am going with I hope will make everything run real smooth... so giving it some boost was a thought.

Thanks! :p 

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May 27, 2009 6:00:10 PM

900w is way to much for a single 260 core, even 2 of those would be to much, you could tri sli those things with that 900w.

get a 650tx. or 750tx/pc power&cooling 750w for future sli.

Those corsairs are pretty pricy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Theres some good picks for ram.

Yes, oc'ing it can go pretty far, that will need a really good cooler and good thermal compound.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
v8

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hyper n 520

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
s1283v dark knight.


Compound, theres Arctic Silver 5, arctic silver Ceramique


Showing you chose no Optical, i guess you have one already?
May 27, 2009 6:22:17 PM

fullmetall said:
900w is way to much for a single 260 core, even 2 of those would be to much, you could tri sli those things with that 900w....


Thanks for the recommendations. Yes I already have drives from my old computer. I'll check out the 750w power supply then. I was going to go with Crucial RAM, but the Corsairs seem to be as good... Are the OZC's high quality too?

I'll add the Hyper N cooler to the configuration.

SAWEET! :D 
May 27, 2009 11:48:03 PM

I think I am going to swap the ASUS for the EVGA x58 MOBO. This is really nitpicky huh?
May 28, 2009 3:02:12 PM

smithereen said:
Which one?


EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
May 28, 2009 3:02:43 PM

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I've had bad experiences with the Crucial, especially the Ballistix. Corsair is top notch and I'll never stray from them again.


Thanks for the note. I will be going with the Corsair. Pricewise it's better than Crucial, and I've heard only good things about it.
May 28, 2009 3:25:20 PM

Corsairs or ocz/g.skills are the main brands for ram.
May 28, 2009 11:35:47 PM

What do you all think of SSD's? I was thinking of going with one for the boot up drive. I want it to be FAST! Would I be better off just going with some 10k drive?
May 29, 2009 12:56:51 PM

Get a regular drive now, then get an ssd later.
May 29, 2009 1:16:54 PM

if you want an SSD at least get a 128GB one so you can put all your apps and games on there.

look at the samsung 128GB SSD, they seem to be the best for your money.
May 29, 2009 3:29:52 PM

Would it really make that much difference running the SSD over say the WD Raptors?

edit: WOW the SSD Samsung are $$$$... I think I might just get more spinning HD's...
May 29, 2009 3:52:46 PM

SSD's are way pricey, my uncle bought a 60 som odd gigs, $200.

Raptors aren't really worth it either unless you have alot of money. I'd stick with the 7200, then once you get enough, you can get a ssd. Also, to get a better overclock, get the D0 stepping 920.
May 29, 2009 5:18:13 PM

fullmetall said:
SSD's are way pricey, my uncle bought a 60 som odd gigs, $200.

Raptors aren't really worth it either unless you have alot of money. I'd stick with the 7200, then once you get enough, you can get a ssd. Also, to get a better overclock, get the D0 stepping 920.


Sorry for the ignorance, what is the DO?

Thanks!
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