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September 23, 2009 2:26:22 AM

Here are the parts i'm getting:

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
Processor: intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
HardDisk: Seagate 500GB
RAM: OCZ Reaper
Graphic: Asus GTX275 or Asus GTX260 (or should i choose Gigabyte?)
Monitor: Samsung 2333SW 23"
PSU: Gigabyte Odin M 800W
Casing: Cooler Master Centurion 534

Is this build good for:
Gaming?
Running a server?
Multitasking?

Someone give me some advice before i spend my money and regret.

ThankYou, in advance.

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September 23, 2009 2:33:25 AM

i wouldn't get a new build with LGA 775, there are no new cpu's for that socket and it will be discontinued after some time, look into getting a core i5 build

also for HDD, swap out the seagate for a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM

you won't need an 800w (not so good) PSU for a single GPU, a quality 550w will do
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W

if you plan on a second GPU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX

get the GTX275, but just get a normal clocked one, you can OC yourself
or if you have the money (~$400)
SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870

a decent GPU and a quad GPU will satisfy the Gaming and Multitasking, though for the server, depends on what you need it to do as a server
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September 23, 2009 2:37:24 AM

Yes to all 3 questions, but with reservations about using it as a server if you are buying overclocked RAM that requires a lot of voltage. I know that it's very stable as a server with G.Skill PI Black 800 MHz, but those require only 1.9V at 4-4-412 timings.
September 23, 2009 2:49:48 AM

GhislainG said:
Yes to all 3 questions, but with reservations about using it as a server if you are buying overclocked RAM that requires a lot of voltage. I know that it's very stable as a server with G.Skill PI Black 800 MHz, but those require only 1.9V at 4-4-412 timings.


i wouldn't say yes to all three, there are certain kinds of servers that need many random iops which a single mechanical HDD cannot deal with well
it depends on what he is using it for
September 23, 2009 3:10:12 AM

I presume that he doesn't plan to run an Oracle DB with thousands of users. Otherwise he'd be looking for an enterprise class server with several SAS drives in a raid configuration or a SAN. I agree that "server" can mean anything, but I assumed that it's for home use only.
September 23, 2009 3:14:02 AM

mindless728 said:
i wouldn't get a new build with LGA 775, there are no new cpu's for that socket and it will be discontinued after some time, look into getting a core i5 build

also for HDD, swap out the seagate for a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM

you won't need an 800w (not so good) PSU for a single GPU, a quality 550w will do
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W

if you plan on a second GPU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX

get the GTX275, but just get a normal clocked one, you can OC yourself
or if you have the money (~$400)
SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870

a decent GPU and a quad GPU will satisfy the Gaming and Multitasking, though for the server, depends on what you need it to do as a server


i'll cange the HDD.
Btw, i'll might consume more power supply for cooling systems, so i'll just stick to the gigabyte odin 800W.

oh ya, which CPU cooler should i get?
I'll be running my comp 24/7 and OC my quadcore to 3.2ghz.

Thanks in advance.
September 23, 2009 3:17:16 AM

GhislainG said:
Yes to all 3 questions, but with reservations about using it as a server if you are buying overclocked RAM that requires a lot of voltage. I know that it's very stable as a server with G.Skill PI Black 800 MHz, but those require only 1.9V at 4-4-412 timings.


I spoted the G.Skill PI Black 800 MHz, but i cant get it in my country.
I hav a frnd using ocz reaper, and seems not bad.
Or should i get Kingston HyperX?
September 23, 2009 3:19:53 AM

GhislainG said:
I presume that he doesn't plan to run an Oracle DB with thousands of users. Otherwise he'd be looking for an enterprise class server with several SAS drives in a raid configuration or a SAN. I agree that "server" can mean anything, but I assumed that it's for home use only.


I dont intend to run a Oracle DB with tousands of users. If so, i wouldn't get that graphic card. =] i'm more of multitasking.. and gaming..

Thanks anyway.
September 23, 2009 3:37:32 AM

What resolution are you going to be gaming on? I would really suggest the corsair 750TX over the gigabyte PSU, corsair makes great PSUs, gigabyte doesnt do many, i have not hear of a great gigabyte PSU.

im not sure where you are getting your parts from but off of newegg you can get an i5 build for about the same as an AMD quad or intel quad core build, especially if you get some combos like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
September 23, 2009 3:54:31 AM

hunter315 said:
What resolution are you going to be gaming on? I would really suggest the corsair 750TX over the gigabyte PSU, corsair makes great PSUs, gigabyte doesnt do many, i have not hear of a great gigabyte PSU.

im not sure where you are getting your parts from but off of newegg you can get an i5 build for about the same as an AMD quad or intel quad core build, especially if you get some combos like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


I've never tried i5/i7, dont quite like it as the price are costly.
I can get the QuadCore Q9550 for 171usd here.

Btw, can you list out the differences between QuadCore and i7/i5 which is also a quadcore model.
September 23, 2009 4:04:07 AM

Main differences are, i5 and i7 are both based off of the same architecture with an onboard DDR3 memory controller, the LGA 1366 processors use triple channel, the LGA 1156 i5s and i7s use dual channel and also have 16 lanes of PCI-E integrated. i7s support hyperthreading, i5's and C2Q's dont. While it seems that the i5 750 and i7 860 run slower than the core 2 quads they actually get more done per clock cycle which is why a 2.66GHz i5 750 will beat a 3.4GHz AMD 965

The 2.66GHz i5 750 tends to perform slightly better than a 3.2GHz QX9770 which used to go for somewhere around 1k
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5,2410....
September 23, 2009 4:11:13 AM

hunter315 said:
Main differences are, i5 and i7 are both based off of the same architecture with an onboard DDR3 memory controller, the LGA 1366 processors use triple channel, the LGA 1156 i5s and i7s use dual channel and also have 16 lanes of PCI-E integrated. i7s support hyperthreading, i5's and C2Q's dont. While it seems that the i5 750 and i7 860 run slower than the core 2 quads they actually get more done per clock cycle which is why a 2.66GHz i5 750 will beat a 3.4GHz AMD 965

The 2.66GHz i5 750 tends to perform slightly better than a 3.2GHz QX9770 which used to go for somewhere around 1k
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5,2410....


Okay, thanks.
Btw, IF i'm getting the QuadCore, which CPU cooler should i consider?
CoolerMaster?
Artic Cooling?
Xigmatek?
Zalman?

Which brand and which model should i go for?
Silent/not silent dosent matter.
I just want efficent cooling that keeps my processor cool even after oc and 24/7.
And i want a cooler that can fit my Centrion 534.

Thanks in advance.
September 23, 2009 10:06:55 AM

hunter315 said:
http://frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

The Prolimatech's Megahalems is currently rated very well, but it is also, err large? no that doesnt quite describe it, i think epically massive sums it up well
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/prolimatech-mega-shadow-...
its 1.75 pounds hanging sideways off your motherboard.


Okay, most of the people are persuading me to go for i5.

Processor: Core i5 750
RAM: Corsair? Recomend one!
MotherBoard: GIGABYTE P55-UD3P or GIGABYTE P55-UD4P?
GraphicCard: Gigabyte GTX275
PSU: Corsair TX 750W
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER V8 (is this good? herd some good reviews) (ARTIC COOLING FREEZER XTREME which one better)??

Are these okay? As i said: gaming, server, multitasking.
September 25, 2009 5:40:32 AM

hunter315 said:
Gskills ripjaws
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would also suggest the ASUS p7p55d pro board because it comes with a nice combo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Okay, but i'm still getting Gigabyte's because i'm not getting through newegg nor online buying.

Btw, can you explain whats the difference between Intel core i5 750 and Intel Core i7 860.
Intel i5 has 4 Threads while Intel Core i7 has 8 Threads.
Whats the difference between this two chips? Which is better for me?

ThankYou.
September 25, 2009 5:57:27 AM

Other than threads? Core clock speeds.
And the Phenom II 965 beats the Q9650 while i5750 beats the PII 965 so i don't think you need any higher than it!
September 25, 2009 6:09:13 AM

The i7 860 will do more high thread processes like rendering and faster than the i5. They are both 4 core CPUs, but the 860 acts kind of like an 8 core machine with hyperthreading.
September 25, 2009 6:18:44 AM

But for his intended use i don't think it'd add anything.
September 25, 2009 2:26:42 PM

dndhatcher said:
The i7 860 will do more high thread processes like rendering and faster than the i5. They are both 4 core CPUs, but the 860 acts kind of like an 8 core machine with hyperthreading.


i think i'll go with the i7 860. Because the price is just additional by arround 10USD in my country.

What cpu cooler is recomended for socket 1156?
Can i use CoolerMaster V8?

ThankYou. ;) 
September 25, 2009 5:33:57 PM

Maybe he already have it!
September 26, 2009 12:33:19 AM

obsidian86 said:
yeah but you need a bracket for it i would suggest any of these 2 the v8 is over priced

http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-Processor-...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-GP-Univ...



I'm considering this, many many users love it.
But i dont know will it be too big for my casing - CoolerMaster Centurion 534.


this is slightly smaller, and nice looking. But performance wise Prolimatech Megahalems is better.

Which should i choose from?? =.+
And does the Prolimatech Megahalems fit my Casing??

Need advice.
ThankYou
September 27, 2009 5:56:24 AM

The Megahelems cools more than most because it weighs 1.5 times as much. Is it going to crack your motherboard with all that weight? I have seen casemodders that made a brackets going from the top of their cases to the top of large coolers to hold the weight because they were worried about motherboard bending/cracking.

I dont understand the desire too spend so much on such a large cooler without specifically knowing in advance what its for. Unless you are trying to compete in overclocking against liquid coolers, why do it?

There is a reason that 80% of the amazon people that look at the hyper 212 obsidian linked buy it and 10% buy its smaller cousin the tx3. Its way more cost effective and gets the job done.
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