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November 20, 2009 4:28:48 AM

I am looking forward for building a turbo charged PC

My current configuration are
Processor: core i7 965
Board: Asrock x58 supercomputer
GPU: GTX 295 quad sli
PSU: thermaltake 1500w
HDD: 1 tb
ram: 24(4gbx6)
cooling:swiftech

Please help me decide the ram and hdd company and also tell me if any other configuration could beat this

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November 20, 2009 4:36:21 AM

keygenx said:
I am looking forward for building a turbo charged PC

My current configuration are
Processor: core i7 965
Board: Asrock x58 supercomputer
GPU: GTX 295 quad sli
PSU: thermaltake 1500w
HDD: 1 tb
ram: 24(4gbx6)
cooling:swiftech

Please help me decide the ram and hdd company and also tell me if any other configuration could beat this

Up those GPUs to two Radeon HD 5970s in CrossfireX and you've got that config beat with relative ease. Hell one 5970 and one 5870 in Tri-Fire would also have that config beat.
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November 20, 2009 4:37:34 AM

CPU: Get the i7 920 and overclock it, the i7 965 isn't worth the price.

motherboard: P6T deluxe, UD4P, UD5P, and Asus Rampage are good boards

GPU: GTX295 is a total waste of money...it's overpriced, runs too hot, and quad-sli scales poorly.

Get 2x or 3x 5870 (which performs about the same, is a single card instead of a dual card, runs cooler, consumes less power, costs less, supports more monitors, supports DX11, and scales much better) OR get a 5970 or 2x 5970s.

1 5870 ~ GTX295
1 5970 ~/< 2x5870s ~ 2xGTX295s
2 5970s ~ 4x5870s (currently impossible?) ~ 4xGTX295s (impossible since it'll be octo-sli)


PSU: 1000watt PSU will be more than you'll ever need. 1500watt is for folding farms...

HDD: Good. You can get another and do Raid. 1TB HDDs cost about $80 each. (seagate, samsung, and western digital are good companies)

RAM: You don't need more than 12GB (and most mobos don't even support more than 12GB). 24GB is for servers/folding farms. Go with OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, or Patriot memory.

Cooling: A good aftermarket cooler will suffice
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November 20, 2009 4:37:38 AM

get a 10,000 rpm hard drive or a ssd for faster load times and a the ATI 5980 is the fastest card on the market right now and you can crossfire them with a x58 board. the evga classified board is better than that one and has better overclocking ability. other than that looks good if you are made of money :kaola: 
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November 20, 2009 4:43:54 AM

btw, if you're just crazy specs:

CPU: 2x i7 Xeon-Nehalems
MOBO: x58 server CPU with two CPU sockets
RAM: 24GB DDR3 2100MHz
HDD: 5x1TB 7200RPM HDDs in RAID10, 2x160GB SSDs
COOLING: Water cooling with an exterior radiator
GPU: 2x ATI Radeon HD 5970s
PSU: PC Power and Cooling 1200W or 1500W I-Star redundant server PSU
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November 20, 2009 4:44:17 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
CPU: Get the i7 920 and overclock it, the i7 965 isn't worth the price.

motherboard: P6T deluxe, UD4P, UD5P, and Asus Rampage are good boards

GPU: GTX295 is a total waste of money...it's overpriced, runs too hot, and quad-sli scales poorly.

Get 2x or 3x 5870 (which performs about the same, is a single card instead of a dual card, runs cooler, consumes less power, costs less, supports more monitors, supports DX11, and scales much better) OR get a 5970 or 2x 5970s.

1 5870 ~ GTX295
1 5970 ~/< 2x5870s ~ 2xGTX295s
2 5970s ~ 4x5870s (currently impossible?) ~ 4xGTX295s (impossible since it'll be octo-sli)


PSU: 1000watt PSU will be more than you'll ever need. 1500watt is for folding farms...

HDD: Good. You can get another and do Raid. 1TB HDDs cost about $80 each. (seagate, samsung, and western digital are good companies)

RAM: You don't need more than 12GB (and most mobos don't even support more than 12GB). 24GB is for servers/folding farms. Go with OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, or Patriot memory.

Cooling: A good aftermarket cooler will suffice


For me money is not a matter and all i need is best in class PC.
Thnks very much for your answer
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November 20, 2009 4:46:12 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
btw, if you're just crazy specs:

CPU: 2x i7 Xeon-Nehalems
MOBO: x58 server CPU with two CPU sockets
RAM: 24GB DDR3 2100MHz
HDD: 5x1TB 7200RPM HDDs in RAID10, 2x160GB SSDs
COOLING: Water cooling with an exterior radiator
GPU: 2x ATI Radeon HD 5970s
PSU: PC Power and Cooling 1200W or 1500W I-Star redundant server PSU


Can this thing work great for gaming and what about tesla
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November 20, 2009 4:46:51 AM

Get an i7-975 instead. It is a bit faster and has a newer stepping for the same price.

I recommend a Western Digital HDD because they have been very reliable in my experience. Get a 1TB caviar black, or you could even move up to 1.5 or 2TB.

You should also get ATI GPUs now. They will greatly outperform a configuration that is built with Nvidia cards. 5970s or 5870s would both offer good performance.
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November 20, 2009 4:50:51 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
btw, if you're just crazy specs:

CPU: 2x i7 Xeon-Nehalems
MOBO: x58 server CPU with two CPU sockets
RAM: 24GB DDR3 2100MHz
HDD: 5x1TB 7200RPM HDDs in RAID10, 2x160GB SSDs
COOLING: Water cooling with an exterior radiator
GPU: 2x ATI Radeon HD 5970s
PSU: PC Power and Cooling 1200W or 1500W I-Star redundant server PSU


Is 2xi7 possible,is the skulltrail 2 board on market.
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November 20, 2009 4:54:23 AM

keygenx said:
Is 2xi7 possible,is the skulltrail 2 board on market.


It's possible with a server motherboard - basically 2 Xeon-i7s running on 1 motherboard. 2 chips, 8 physical cores, 16 threads :D 

keygenx said:
Can this thing work great for gaming and what about tesla


That thing will run most games on 3x 30inch monitor without breaking a sweat. Hell, you can probably run 10 games on it at once...
Tesla - lol, not even close...
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November 20, 2009 5:04:08 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
It's possible with a server motherboard - basically 2 Xeon-i7s running on 1 motherboard. 2 chips, 8 physical cores, 16 threads :D 



That thing will run most games on 3x 30inch monitor without breaking a sweat. Hell, you can probably run 10 games on it at once...
Tesla - lol, not even close...


Wow thats the system i want

I still have doubt about 5890 and gtx 295
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November 20, 2009 5:07:55 AM

Super high-end rigs are an absolute waste of money. You can get a great oc'ed core i7 920 system with a 5870 for less than $1500. You really ought to look up how poorly many of these high end components scale with current games. Nearly all games use only 2 cores! 3rd and 4th cores are relegated to background processes. That being said, the i7 architecture is really quite fast even when using just two cores. However, the price jump to models above 920 is hard to justify. By the time most games take full advantage of quad-core systems, the successor to i7 will likely be out. Get a 920 and upgrade later.
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November 20, 2009 2:29:41 PM

keygenx said:
For me money is not a matter and all i need is best in class PC.
Thnks very much for your answer



If money is not an issue, please buy me a Core i7 920, ASUS P6T deluxe, and an ATI 5870, i'll buy the memory, :p 

Thanks, J.P.


But in all seriousness, go with 3 x 5870 - trifire... as of right now, it seems that 5870 x 2 is scaling better than the 5970. this would suggest that 5870 x 3 would be a more logical solution.
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November 20, 2009 10:24:07 PM

keygenx said:
I am looking forward for building a turbo charged PC

My current configuration are
Processor: core i7 965
Board: Asrock x58 supercomputer
GPU: GTX 295 quad sli
PSU: thermaltake 1500w
HDD: 1 tb
ram: 24(4gbx6)
cooling:swiftech

Please help me decide the ram and hdd company and also tell me if any other configuration could beat this


Money isn't an issue, well then you are looking for something a bit more up the chain:
MOBO:Supermicro Dual Socket 1366
CPU:Intel Xeon W5590
GPU:NVidia Quadro FX5800---X3
PSU:p C Power and Cooling 1500Watt Server PSU
SSD:Intel Extreme Series Solid State
RAM:24GB ECC 2100Mhz DDR3 low latency ram
CASE:Some kind of server case...i'd recommend bigger then a full tower.

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November 20, 2009 11:10:19 PM

keygenx said:
I am looking forward for building a turbo charged PC

My current configuration are
Processor: core i7 965
Board: Asrock x58 supercomputer
GPU: GTX 295 quad sli
PSU: thermaltake 1500w
HDD: 1 tb
ram: 24(4gbx6)
cooling:swiftech

Please help me decide the ram and hdd company and also tell me if any other configuration could beat this


To do what ?

The 920 will easily run at 965 speeds if that will satisfy you, but despite the "value arguments" it's a given that the OC'd 965 beats the OC'd 920.

Depending on what more important to you, Asus Rampage II Extreme or P6T V2

An Antec 1200 w/ SG-850 PSU to hold it

Twin 5970's w/ a 260 for PhysX on the GFX

160 GB Intel G2 SSD with x number of 500 GB per platter drives ...Seagate 7200.12, Spinpoint F3 or WD (2 TB model only)

RAM 3 x 2GB Muskin 998692 w/ Ascent coolers

Prolimatech Megashadow w/ IC Diamond karat 7 Thermal Compound and twin Enermax PWM Cluster 120mm fans

Plextor 320SA BR Reader / DVD-RW

How could the most powerful PC do w/o some bling ... Asus OC Station :)  ... I teased my son for getting one actually it's kinda cool.
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November 20, 2009 11:39:40 PM

wait for the new chip that allows multi GPU setup and get 3 5970s in tri fire and a 295 for physx

like someone else said put two i7 Xeon Nehalems on one board

the three 5970s will get u around 7 terflops of processing power,, enough to max out Crysis on full AA,AF,SS,MS
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November 21, 2009 12:47:56 AM

Hmmmm shouldn't we be looking at the 975 instead of 965? same price but little bit faster.
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November 21, 2009 1:09:47 AM

CPU: QX9770 X2
Mobo: Skulltrial
GPU: 2x3870 + 2x9800GX2
Mem: Intel X-25E SSD

Ego: Claim you're last gen's superhero & refuse all logic.
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