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April 26, 2011 9:06:58 PM

Hi there,

Just about to build my new system and need advice if what i got here is good for animation and graphics.
and overclocking as will..thanks

- ASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - Republic of Gamers - ATX Motherboard Rampage III Extreme

- Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-990X 3.46GHz 12MB LGA1366 CPU BX80613I7990X

- OCZ Technology 240 GB RevoDrive X2 Series PCI-Express x4 Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240

- 2 x Kingston Technology HyperX 6 GB Kit (3x2 GB Modules) 6 Triple Channel Kit 2000
(PC3 16000) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/6GX

- AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 Graphics 2GB GDDR5 Memory

- Corsair Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler CWCH70

- Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 1200-Watt Power Supply CMPSU-1200AX

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a c 239 K Overclocking
April 27, 2011 6:55:02 AM

to overclock and heavy weight games have been very pretty and nice ... :D 

but if for graphics and animation you need a professional graphics card like the NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro and... animation and graphic , rendering do not need to overclock
April 27, 2011 8:35:29 AM

Thanks a lot , any big diffrent between i7 970 and 990?
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a c 239 K Overclocking
April 27, 2011 9:55:50 AM

i7990 is fastest CPU and maybe the last CPU X58
April 27, 2011 3:47:16 PM

Looks like a very nice, very high end build. Couple of friendly suggestions:

- In heavy multitasking situaitons, the 990x may be better than the Sandy Bridge Core i5-2600k, but I'd suggest it's nowhere near "worth it". Check out benchmarks etc and you'll find that X58 is pretty much obsolete. A $330 outperforming a $1000 processor is a no brainer! EDIT: Sandy Bridge also overclocks better than X58.

- H70 and H50 coolers have gotten a fair bit of criticism for being not as competitive and high end air coolers (although you don't have a huge block of cooling fins like with large air coolers). You should take a look, definitely read the H70 reviews, and then decide if it's what you really want.

- I'd recommend getting an HDD for storage as well (or if you were to go with i5-2600k you could get a second SSD in RAID 0 and still have money left over in your cost baseline).

- Since money doesn't seem to be very limiting here, consider the GTX 580 as it IS the fastest single GPU card available. I personally am an AMD fan but can't argue that the GTX 580 is more powerful than the HD 6970. Either are good choices.

- Unless you plan for significant expansion, there isn't really a reason to have a 1200w PSU. Really even a 1000w is pretty overkill.

Just out of curiosity- what cases are you looking at?
April 27, 2011 4:56:51 PM

Great help beltzy..thanks
i have now qx6700 Ex and 4 HD sata 2, VelociRaptor SATA 10,000 RPM 16 MB and AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 and i have the lian li 2000f case .
so i am kind of upgrading.. i was going for the EVGA Classi but change to RAMpage3

What do you recomend for the cooling?
And one more thing is ok to get 2x 6 GB Kit (3x2 GB) 2000 or 12GB tested with the MB
at 1600 speed?

thanks again
April 27, 2011 5:08:37 PM

Kingston Technology HyperX 6 GB Kit (3x2 GB Modules) 6 Triple Channel Kit 2000 (PC3 16000) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/6GX

OR

Kingston HyperX 12GB Kit (3x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory (KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX)

April 27, 2011 6:44:54 PM

The Core i5-2600k uses the LGA 1155 platform. It's the next gen "mainstream" platform, though it outperforms the last generation (x58) platform in nearly every way. It uses Dual Channel memory (not triple channel like x58) and has less PCIe lanes for the video cards (assuming you use more than one) but again it still results in overall better performance. So you wouldn't use the triple channel memory you linked- find a comparable dual-channel alternative. Here's an example:



As far as coolers, here are some examples:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001&Tpk=megahalems You pick your own fan and buy it seperately- it just comes w fan clips.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118051&cm_re=cnps10x-_-35-118-051-_-Product

For motherboards here is an example for 1155 platform:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714
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