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June 7, 2009 9:30:53 AM

I posted last evening, $1800-2000 budget...... Good Build?, to get some overall feeback on the computer I am building. Very helpful, thanks!
The choice I have fought with the most, is which motherboard to go with. I like the Revolution because
the BIOS sounds quite overclock friendly and stable. On the negative side, it sounds like some people have had issues with the motherboard squeeling and the Realtek on board networking. All three are rated well, but definitely I would like to know what others think.


Here are the boards I am looking at:

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution


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June 7, 2009 9:45:02 AM

it seems that u are going sli so the best would be the asus p6t deluxe v2 as it has a lot of space between the first and second slot so it is the ideal motherboard for sli but you can't use tri sli on it

edit:the gigabyte is good but not as good as the asus P6T Deluxe V2 but the asus P6T6 isn't worth the extra bucks IMO unless you are going to

please post us the build u decided on in the other question because the build in the other question needs some serious advice.
June 7, 2009 10:10:51 AM

I fail to see the point in sli if you aren't gaming? In any case, the ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution look delicious if you are doing a sli with 3 cards :love: . Other than that.. Your build needs some serious help..
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June 7, 2009 11:10:15 AM

not moose said:
I fail to see the point in sli if you aren't gaming? In any case, the ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution look delicious if you are doing a sli with 3 cards :love: . Other than that.. Your build needs some serious help..



Thanks. Okay where am I going wrong?? :) 
I don't see where my build is going 'South'.


Below is the build that I have right now.


It is similar to this one:

b]Other Thoughts[/b]:

-Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
-GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
-EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
-CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
-Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
-CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9
-Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives
-Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
-Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler
[/spoiler]


My build thus far:


Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 7, 2009 11:57:33 AM

Depending on how many GTX 260s you will be running the 850TX and mobo are overkill. You also want to find a D0 stepping i7 chip due to the temps being lower. The Vigor Monsoon III can easily be replaced by the Dark Knight and TRUE (I haven't read alot on the Vigor).

Corsair XMS3 (your link is incorrect) should be replaced by OCZ Platinum's, faster timings for the same price with higher rebates. Why go WDC Green instead of Black? The Velociraptor is a waste of money, get yourself a nice SSD instead.
June 7, 2009 12:13:31 PM

not moose said:
Depending on how many GTX 260s you will be running the 850TX and mobo are overkill. You also want to find a D0 stepping i7 chip due to the temps being lower. The Vigor Monsoon III can easily be replaced by the Dark Knight and TRUE (I haven't read alot on the Vigor).

Corsair XMS3 (your link is incorrect) should be replaced by OCZ Platinum's, faster timings for the same price with higher rebates. Why go WDC Green instead of Black? The Velociraptor is a waste of money, get yourself a nice SSD instead.



I may end up having two graphics cards in SLI. I do plan on overclocking and want to make sure that there is enough power. In regards to the motherboard, it sounds easy to work with. Honestly, even after reading all of the stickies, I still have a hard time seeing the difference between to similar products.

When I started my build I really wanted to go with an SSD, but I dont thinkhese drives have enough of the kinks worked out to be worththe extra dough. SLC makes me feel a little better.
As for hard drives, I was going to green since its cheap and for storage. Im going to stick with the raptor though as I dont see the SSD as an acceptable alternative. Is TankGuys the only place to be sure that a person can be sure of getting a DO? I had read something on the andatech site about CO being phased out. Anyone know the status of that? I am hoping that newegg has nothing but a shiny new stock of DO's just waiting to be ordered :) 
June 7, 2009 12:32:45 PM

antec 1200 is excellent choice

the VelociRaptor is going to be outdated in some months instead get a OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail

make this for OS it will be a hell fast

get SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

or get Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM

they are both faster and better than the western digital 1 tb green

this card is going to be enough and there is no need to sli you are just throwing your money unless u are gaming and you will get a good performance from the nvidia cards as it has cuda


this psu is overkill unless you are going to sli but it is very good i suggest getting CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

the arctic silver 5 isn't very good the best would be

Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

OR OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound - Retail

the memory you are going to buy doesn't have good timings so better get OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

you will have to set the speed in the bios as it doesn't have XMP

the asus P6T6 is an overkill and it is expensive but it is very good but i would suggest the asus P6t as it has everything you will need

get an i7 920 with D0 stepping it overclocks more and it runs cooler

intel core i7 920 D0 stepping make sure to select the D0 stepping

the vigor monsoon isn't good get the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail

get windows seven beta it is very stable and good and only for 10$

Microsoft Gift - Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 x64 64-Bit - OEM

if you made the changes i suggested it will be a great build

edit:hehe it seems that while my slow hands were typing a little of thing were said
June 7, 2009 12:34:20 PM

not moose said:
If its only two GTX 260s, get the Asus P6T Deluxe V2 and Corsair 750TX. This psu will handle everything fine even with overclocking. If you are still unsure, head over to Antec's Power Supply Calculator.

The D0 steppings are selling fast so few sites still have them in stock.



Thank you. I knew the other mobo was a bit much. It just sounded easy to work with.
For RAM, Corsair vs OCZ.... personal preference?
To continue about the I7, does that mean if its in stock at newegg today its probably a DO since they were phasing out the CO's three months ago?
June 7, 2009 12:41:00 PM

computersss said:
antec 1200 is excellent choice

the VelociRaptor is going to be outdated in some months instead get a OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail

make this for OS it will be a hell fast

get SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

or get Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM

they are both faster and better than the western digital 1 tb green

this card is going to be enough and there is no need to sli you are just throwing your money unless u are gaming and you will get a good performance from the nvidia cards as it has cuda

it is only 30 dollars more but it is a hell better than the 260 or 275 and it evens compete with the gtx 285

this psu is overkill unless you are going to sli but it is very good i suggest getting CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

the arctic silver 5 isn't very good the best would be

Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

OR OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound - Retail

the memory you are going to buy doesn't have good timings so better get OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

you will have to set the speed in the bios as it doesn't have XMP

the asus P6T6 is an overkill and it is expensive but it is very good but i would suggest the asus P6t as it has everything you will need

get an i7 920 with D0 stepping it overclocks more and it runs cooler

intel core i7 920 D0 stepping make sure to select the D0 stepping

the vigor monsoon isn't good get the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail

get windows seven beta it is very stable and good and only for 10$

Microsoft Gift - Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 x64 64-Bit - OEM

if you made the changes i suggested it will be a great build

edit:hehe it seems that while my slow hands were typing a little of thing were said


computersss,
thanks for your opinion! Aren't people concerned about getting SSD's and having them crash. It seemed like every review was riddled with people who purchased an SSD and then had it crash 3 months later. The link to the DO is great!
June 7, 2009 12:41:39 PM

ocz is better and i don't think that newegg has the D0

edit:the ssd is very good and if they crashed there might be a problem that these people face that doesn't mean that the ssd are bad
June 7, 2009 12:46:08 PM

computersss said:
ocz is better and i don't think that newegg has the D0

edit:the ssd is very good and if they crashed there might be a problem that these people face that doesn't mean that the ssd are bad


Thanks. I was amazed at the number of people with write problems, crashing etc.
snatched up a DO from antares :)  :) 
June 7, 2009 1:13:15 PM

computersss said:
antec 1200 is excellent choice

the VelociRaptor is going to be outdated in some months instead get a OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail

make this for OS it will be a hell fast

get SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

or get Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM

they are both faster and better than the western digital 1 tb green

this card is going to be enough and there is no need to sli you are just throwing your money unless u are gaming and you will get a good performance from the nvidia cards as it has cuda

it is only 30 dollars more but it is a hell better than the 260 or 275 and it evens compete with the gtx 285

this psu is overkill unless you are going to sli but it is very good i suggest getting CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

the arctic silver 5 isn't very good the best would be

Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

OR OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound - Retail

the memory you are going to buy doesn't have good timings so better get OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

you will have to set the speed in the bios as it doesn't have XMP

the asus P6T6 is an overkill and it is expensive but it is very good but i would suggest the asus P6t as it has everything you will need

get an i7 920 with D0 stepping it overclocks more and it runs cooler

intel core i7 920 D0 stepping make sure to select the D0 stepping

the vigor monsoon isn't good get the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail

get windows seven beta it is very stable and good and only for 10$

Microsoft Gift - Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 x64 64-Bit - OEM

if you made the changes i suggested it will be a great build

edit:hehe it seems that while my slow hands were typing a little of thing were said



computersss,

Which card are you referring to? you have again piqued my curiousity

"this card is going to be enough and there is no need to sli you are just throwing your money unless u are gaming and you will get a good performance from the nvidia cards as it has cuda

it is only 30 dollars more but it is a hell better than the 260 or 275 and it evens compete with the gtx 285"
June 7, 2009 1:20:45 PM

cmfhegs said:
computersss,

Which card are you referring to? you have again piqued my curiousity

"this card is going to be enough and there is no need to sli you are just throwing your money unless u are gaming and you will get a good performance from the nvidia cards as it has cuda

it is only 30 dollars more but it is a hell better than the 260 or 275 and it evens compete with the gtx 285"


ops sorry i sugggested the 4890 and then i edited the post as i read in the other thread that you won't be gaming so sry i will edit it now i am very sorry

edit:the 4890 is better for gaming but the gtx 260 or gtx 275 would be better in graphic designing and etc because they have cuda
June 7, 2009 1:50:37 PM

computersss said:
ops sorry i sugggested the 4890 and then i edited the post as i read in the other thread that you won't be gaming so sry i will edit it now i am very sorry

edit:the 4890 is better for gaming but the gtx 260 or gtx 275 would be better in graphic designing and etc because they have cuda



Thanks for the suggestions.
I've added two WD's - the Sammys are out of stock right now. Will I effect the latency or the drive in general by partitioning it?
I dont need 1 TB for OS and know it will just get clogged with typical graphic design files unless I partition.
BTW, computerss are you running on a SSD? If so, can you recommend on that's bigger. My current HDD
has 86gb being taken up with programs out of the 250gb. I figure Im going to need at least the same amount of space.
Thx for posting the GPU. I am looking up the 275 to see what cuda is

edit: any significant difference between 260 and 275? 260 ends up being $145/each and 275 is 244 /each
June 7, 2009 2:14:00 PM
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