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October 20, 2009 10:13:58 PM

ello everyone i have just recently gotten into building my fantasy gaming rig i have been doing alot of inline researching on computer parts overclocking graphics cards etc.
i would like for everyone to rate what my setup to buy is and suggest some parts to get ontop and suggestions for cheaper and better parts all together im a newb with reading knowledge lol so help me out


CURRENT LAYOUT

MOTHERBOARD :ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W ( I7 IS A MUST )

CASE: SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV01-BW Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

OPTICAL DRIVE : Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

GRAPHICS CARD :D IAMOND 5870PE51G Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 ( 5870 IS A MUST )

SOUND CARD : AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1

PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

RAM : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 64-bit ( WILL PROBABLY BE UPGRADING TO WINDOWS 7 )

CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler


THESE ARE ALL PRICED OFF NEWEGG WITHOUT SOME SMALL MAIL IN REBATES (HOPEFULLY I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED LOL )

GRAND TOTAL OF :$1,956.89

I FEEL I COULD BE GETTING SOME BETTER PARTS FOR CHEAPER BUT IDK IM A NEWB AT THIS SO HELP ME OUT IM PREETY MUCH WILLING TO SPEND WAT IT TAKES TO GET A BADASS NEW COMP SO YEA






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a c 248 ) Power supply
October 20, 2009 10:39:32 PM

This is the power supply section of the forum. We usually answer questions about power supplies and power requirements for systems and a variety of video cards. I noticed that you listed a Corsair TX750 watt power supply and one ATI Radeon HD 5870 video card. Are you planning on adding a second 5870 in the future for Crossfire mode?
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October 20, 2009 10:44:17 PM

>.< OHH SRY hmm not right now but yea eventually id like to just so i can have the gigles of being able to run crysis in 1million aa
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October 20, 2009 10:54:29 PM

Just one thing, I would recommend you a Phenom II 965 with Asus Crosshair III formula for being a better combination with ATI cards and just as good (if not even better) in gaming, but seeing that I will probably get flamed by this forum's users I prefer not to. That's all.

Good luck with your PC.
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October 20, 2009 11:53:04 PM

That case is quite expensive. If you're looking to save a little money, you might want to take a look at the Cooler Master Storm Sniper or their HAF cases. I'm using the Storm Sniper right now and the airflow is great. It was $142 and is pretty much unanimously lauded.

Windows 7 comes out in about a day. Why buy Vista?

Also, google "Power supply calculator" and use a couple of them to see what your needs might be for 2 5870s. It's a chore to upgrade a power supply.

Also, what are the timings on that RAM? OCZ Platinum DDR3 is 1600 MHz @ 1.65 volts with 7-7-7-24 timings and they're $123. Also, great reviews. I'm using them now at 1.62 volts with 8-8-8-24 (same as the ram you spec'd) because I was afraid to use 1.66 volts (my motherboard doesn't have anything between 1.62 and 1.66 volts). Check which DRAM voltages your motherboard can support and you might get even better timings than mine at, say, 1.64 volts.

Unless you're a super audiophile, I hear (pun intended) that on-board sound is really good these days. You might be able to save there. And if you're not satisfied, you could always add it later. I would suggest checking out some reviews for your motherboard's sound and maybe experiencing it for yourself first before buying another part.

Western Digital Caviar Black 640's are fast drives, but the Samsung Spinpoint F3's are faster. Review here: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/10/06/sam.... Both are faster than hard drives in the Caviar Blue series. The spinpoints are fast in part due to their dense 500 GB platters, which the WD 2TB drives have also. The Caviar black 640 has 320 GB platters, the Caviar Black 2 TB has 500 GB platters.

I just bought an F3 for around $50 on newegg.



Good Luck!
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October 21, 2009 1:52:51 AM

Cryslayer80 said:
Just one thing, I would recommend you a Phenom II 965 with Asus Crosshair III formula for being a better combination with ATI cards and just as good (if not even better) in gaming, but seeing that I will probably get flamed by this forum's users I prefer not to. That's all.

Good luck with your PC.

Except it isn't. The great irony from the benchmarks right now is that Nvidia GPUs do better with AMD CPUs, and ATI/AMD GPUs do better with Intel CPUs (though the difference isn't huge).
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October 21, 2009 2:17:58 AM

id go cross fire and change the rv01 to rv02 if i were you.
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a c 248 ) Power supply
October 21, 2009 2:38:44 AM

Here are the official power requirements for the brand new ATI Radeon HD 5870 video cards.


ATI Radeon™ HD5870 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended

600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in • dual mode

The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.

The Corsair HX650 can easily power an overclocked system with two ATI Radeon HD 5870 video cards operating in Crossfire mode. It has a single large 12 volt rail rated at 52 amps. It also comes with a total of four PCI-e 6+2 pin power connectors for video cards. The connectors can be used as either 6 pin or 8 pin connectors.

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


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October 21, 2009 5:14:18 AM

SWEET yes some money savers the samsung is deff better and yes im getting the sound card ive been in the music business for 10 years now and do scoring , producing and studio drumming so i can tell the difference in sound the case mehh im kind of a cosmetics kind of guy so idk if anyone can show me a case as cool as that for cheaper then yea
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October 21, 2009 8:37:49 AM

cjl said:
Except it isn't. The great irony from the benchmarks right now is that Nvidia GPUs do better with AMD CPUs, and ATI/AMD GPUs do better with Intel CPUs (though the difference isn't huge).


Pardon me then, I just thought it would be strange that AMD/ATI GPUs work better on their counterpart's CPUs :heink:  But after looking at some benchies you are right. Actually nvidia performs better on AMD... So scratch that Phenom II recommendation if you are getting ATI, but you can always consider it as there is not much difference.
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a b ) Power supply
October 21, 2009 11:13:52 AM

Dump the Coolermaster V8 it's really not very good.

Prolimatech Megahalems/Mega Shadow
Thermalright Ultra 120 Rev C/TRUE Black Rev C
Scythe Mugen 2
Cogage True Spirit
Thermolab Baram

any of those coolers (with fans where required) will do a much better job than the V8, especially if you're doing a significant overclock.

+1 for Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead of the Caviar Blue.
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October 21, 2009 1:35:27 PM

okay so heres the update with the links and prices my overall budget aint so bad as u saw i was willing to nearly pay 2000 for a whole setup so lets try and hit it down as low as we can from $2000 and my resolution is unknow for know becuase i will be getting a 24" moniter as well if u could give me a great 24" thats cheaper as well thatd be great and as far as the case im kind of a cosmetics guy and if im gonna drop a k and a half on a new rig im gonna get what i absolutely want ya know but if u can find me something that looks kick as for cheaper and has good airflow going through it then yea tell me about it


CURRENT LAYOUT

MOTHERBOARD :ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131365

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W ( I7 IS A MUST )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115202

CASE: SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV01-BW Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811163135

OPTICAL DRIVE : Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118030

HARD DRIVE: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152181

GRAPHICS CARD : SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 ( 5870 IS A MUST )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

SOUND CARD : AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6829156005

PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139006

RAM : OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227381

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116754

CPU COOLER : Prolimatech Mega Shadow Deluxe Black Edition CPU Cooler

http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/prolimatech-mega-shadow-...


so heres the update with the links and prices my overall budget isn't so bad as u saw i was willing to nearly pay 2000 for a whole setup so lets try and hit it down as low as we can from $2000 and my resolution is unknown for know because i will be getting a 24" monitor as well if u could give me a great 24" that's cheaper as well that d be great and as far as the case im kind of a cosmetics guy and if im gonna drop a k and a half on a new rig im gonna get what i absolutely want ya know but if u can find me something that looks kick as for cheaper and has good airflow going through it then yea tell me about it
so yea preferred site none if u can give me a good reliable site that will give it to me for cheaper then be my guest and remember im a cosmetics kind of guy and when i drop money on something i get what i think works good and looks even better lol so please help me out oh and the case has to be full tower O.O
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