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August 24, 2009 12:58:45 AM

:hello: 

Building a new rig @

Processor: Intel Core i7 920 "D0 Stepping" 2.66Ghz
CPU Cooling: ASUS Triton 77 Quiet Reverse Air Flow CPU Cooler
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Co-Op Edition SC
Mobo: Asus Rampage II Gene Intel X58
Ram: Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz X2 =12Gb
PSU: Corsair TX 850W ATX2.2 SLI
DVD Drive: Samsung S223B 22x DVD+/-RW
HD: Samsung Spin Point F1 SATAII 1TB
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit + Win 7 Upgrade
Case: Sigma Gaming Unicorn
= £1273 Inc VAT.

I intend to order the parts in the next two weeks from Novatech.co.uk.
Useage:
Multitasking of: Hammer/3dsMax/XSI/Lightwave
Adobe CS4
Sound Editing
Encoding
Gaming
Web surfing etc...

I am an intel/nVidia fan boy :p  So i will be overclocking and may Sli with another Gtx 295 or 2xx. I will be getting another monitor aswell (24").

What do you think about the build? Do think the parts will run smoothly/not conflict?

Thanks :sol: 

More about : 920 evga gtx 295

August 24, 2009 4:55:03 AM

Lets what I can do to help you on this Build.

This Mobo is far better then the one you picked. Has 16+2 phase power and more goodies.
Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £206.99 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Mot...

My 2nd choice for Mobo would be this one, but has only 8+2 phase power.
Asus P6T Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £183.99 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Mot...

Would also suggest this Case, very good Airflow and has room for your Graphic card selection and width for CPU Cooler.
Coolermaster HAF 922 Case - Black £91.99 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Cas...

Make sure you get the Core i7 920ghz in the DO Stepping.
Intel Core i7 920 "D0 Stepping" 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail £204.34 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Pro...(SLBEJ).html

You would be better off with this Cas7 Ram or this Cas8 Ram.
Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C7 1600MHz X2 =12Gb £120.74 inc vat (each) x2 = £241.48 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Mem...

OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Triple Channel Kit £97.74 inc vat (each) x2 = £195.48
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Mem...

You be better off with This CPU Cooler, it is one of the Top Five 1336 coolers'.
Thermalright Ultra-120-1366RT eXtreme £51.74 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Coo...

Parts that do not need changing.
PSU
Corsair TX 850W ATX2.2 SLI £108.09 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Pow...

Graphic Cards'
EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Co-Op Edition SC SLI 1792MB GDDR3 £377.43 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Gra...

HDD
Samsung Spin Point F1 SATAII 1TB £58.29 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Har...

DVD Burner
Samsung S223B 22x DVD+/-RW £18.71 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Opt...

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit + Win 7 Upgrade £93.94 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Software/Opera...


*note: imho you should go with the BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC Graphic card, when in SLI they will be faster then your GTX 295. But for now I would just get one and see what nVidia comes out around Nov. with the new 300 series card.
BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC 55nm SLI 896MB DDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI PCI-Express - Retail with PhysX, CUDA & 3D Stereo ** With FREE Terminator Salvation ** £171.83 inc vat
(with 2 the price is 243.66 which is cheaper then the Evga GX 295, also note that the 2 chips for the GTX 295 uses the GTX 260 chipset.)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Gra...
August 24, 2009 6:32:08 AM

Sorry that ive posted this 6 or something times, whenever i posted it said that the site was unavailable :S.
Thanks for your help guys.
If im not mistaken this:
"Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard" is that three way SLI?
And with two GTX 275's do you think it will make a significant difference when it comes to rendering?
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August 24, 2009 8:56:16 AM

swap the spinpoint for an F2 model, they're just as quick but use less energy.

and the GTX 295 isn't worth it, I know you said your an nvidia fanboy, but for the same price, in a month or less, you'll be able to get two 5870's, and they will be so much better than the GTX 295.
August 24, 2009 11:17:08 AM

ciipher said:
Sorry that ive posted this 6 or something times, whenever i posted it said that the site was unavailable :S.
Thanks for your help guys.
If im not mistaken this:
"Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard" is that three way SLI?
And with two GTX 275's do you think it will make a significant difference when it comes to rendering?

Not a True 16x16x16 and the P6T gets 16x16x4.

But if you want the True 3way 16x you will need to get the P6T6 WS Revolution.
Asus P6T6 WS Revolution, iX58, Sok 1366, PCI-E 2.0, Triple DDR3 1600(OC), SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £255.50 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-P6T-WS-Revolution-X...

More info on the P6T WS Revolution
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=179&l3=815&l4...

At OCuK found this Case on Special this week.
Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case - Black £81.98 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

And this Case at eBuyer.
Coolermaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case £89.52inc vat Free Delivery
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164961


Here are some other Ram that you should look at.
Corsair Memory Corsair 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL8 TR3X6G1600C8D £105.38 inc vat Free delivery available
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-corsair-6gb...

OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Kit for i7 Motherboards CL8 1.65V £99.99inc vat Free Delivery
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158392

See what you can find for less when you do not restrict to one site. :bounce: 




August 24, 2009 11:58:22 AM

Yoosty said:
Not a True 16x16x16 and the P6T gets 16x16x4.

But if you want the True 3way 16x you will need to get the P6T6 WS Revolution.
Asus P6T6 WS Revolution, iX58, Sok 1366, PCI-E 2.0, Triple DDR3 1600(OC), SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £255.50 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-P6T-WS-Revolution-X...

More info on the P6T WS Revolution
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=179&l3=815&l4...

At OCuK found this Case on Special this week.
Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case - Black £81.98 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

And this Case at eBuyer.
Coolermaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case £89.52inc vat Free Delivery
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164961


Here are some other Ram that you should look at.
Corsair Memory Corsair 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL8 TR3X6G1600C8D £105.38 inc vat Free delivery available
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-corsair-6gb...

OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Kit for i7 Motherboards CL8 1.65V £99.99inc vat Free Delivery
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158392

See what you can find for less when you do not restrict to one site. :bounce: 


Ah i did think about buying from scan, i liked the idea of the insurance they give if you break it during installation. I will probably go for two GTX275's and then three way sli them with a GT300 (or whatevery they call them).

Cheers for your help :D  Ill let you know what i get just before i buy it
August 24, 2009 12:19:43 PM

^ you can't SLI nvidia cards with a different GPU, even 275 and 285 is a no go.
August 24, 2009 12:50:15 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ you can't SLI nvidia cards with a different GPU, even 275 and 285 is a no go.


Oh :/  Well at the minute im going to go ahead with two GTX 275 1792mb's. How do i find out what gpu it has by the way?
August 24, 2009 12:52:16 PM

^ look at the name, it kinda gives you a clue......

edit: what I should have said in my post above this is that you can't SLI two different types of cards, not GPU's, so you can SLI two GTX 275's no matter the make and how much memory, but you can't SLI a GTX 275 and 295.
August 24, 2009 1:10:44 PM

Well i did think that but i remember reading that you can sli different cards but obviousually not. I thought you meant something else before.
August 24, 2009 1:18:58 PM

^ you can crossfire different cards, but not SLI.
August 24, 2009 2:55:56 PM

Ah i see. As i need to build the computer ASAP, and cant really wait for DX11 cards unless they come out now :D 
Do you think it would be better to get two eVGA GTX 275 1792MB's = 3584mb
Or one eVGA Co-Op edition 1792?

And cant you just download DX11 to get some benefits of it?
After buying a card now i will wait about 6-12 months and buy a new one.

Thanks
August 24, 2009 2:58:05 PM

^ DX11 is hardware based as well as Software based, so, no you can't just download it and get the DX11 features.

The GTX 295 performs about the same as two gtx 275's.
August 24, 2009 3:56:20 PM

Ah that sucks. Oh well, there wont be many DX11 games out for about a year anyway and unless its REALLY good (unlike DX10 and theres still not tones of games out) i wont get a DX11 card any sooner. Do you know when they will be released at all?
August 24, 2009 3:59:00 PM

^ pretty much every game released today is DX10.

and Crysis 2 and BF:BC2 come out in H1 2010 along with a few other games which will support DX11.
August 24, 2009 5:32:13 PM

Im just going to get the gtx 275's and then in a year get a dx11 card and throw my old parts together as a lan computer probably, or build a render farm. Its not like i wont be able to play Crysis 2 on a Dx10 card with DX11 installed on the computer. I just wont be able to take full advantage of the graphics available.
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