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New System - i7 975 Extreme Questions.

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October 15, 2009 8:44:19 PM

I just made a hefty purchase with NewEgg and just want to make sure the Power Supply I chose will hold up etc. Here is a list of what I just purchased and if anyone would care to comment on good or bad I would appreciate it. Please no flames on Video Card choices etc. I am not a gamer but a hard core 20 windows open at the same time, compiling here debugging there type stuff. Although I have no plans to play games I am still pretty sure even with the video cards I choose in SLI there still wont be much out there that I wouldn't be able to play.

So is the 850W Antec PS going to do the job here?

Did I forget anything barring the Keyboard, Mouse and Monitors which I already have?

Any cables etc that are going to be a oops gotcha etc?

1 Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129043
1 Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601975 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115212
1 Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371024
1 PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827249054
2 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136322
1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
1 ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131358
2 CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMG6GX3M3A1600C7 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145269
1 ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835118046
2 GIGABYTE GV-N275UD-896I GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814125290

Thanks for any help...
October 15, 2009 8:48:37 PM

Looks like you overspent mightily but yes that PSU will power pretty much anything. Nice system.
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October 15, 2009 8:56:03 PM

jbakerlent said:
Looks like you overspent mightily but yes that PSU will power pretty much anything. Nice system.


Thats good to hear. Yea I am one of those who is on my computer pretty much all the time for work as I work from home so I dont mind spending a few extra dollars to get the best. I heavily debated the i7 975 vs. the 920 even at a considerable price drop but figured the 975 will kick its but stock vs the 920 overclocked pretty hard. Plus it leaves me room to overclock if need be in the future. The motherboard I chose should handle stepping things up nicely. I did forget to mention that I do have to run virtuals from time to time and sometimes even multiple virtuals at a time.

Thank you for commenting on the Power Supply as that seems to be the one subject that eludes most, me included.
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October 15, 2009 10:19:31 PM

well with 12gb of memory you won't run into any issues even running those virtual machines. i have 8 gb and run5 vms... and still have enough left to play crysis, grid or a few other games. I've never run out yet.
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October 15, 2009 10:49:25 PM

endorphines said:
well with 12gb of memory you won't run into any issues even running those virtual machines. i have 8 gb and run5 vms... and still have enough left to play crysis, grid or a few other games. I've never run out yet.


Wow that is great to hear. Right now I am on a Core2 2.4 with 4 gigs under XP 32 bit and I have a lot to look forward too.

Great info thanks.
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October 15, 2009 11:17:21 PM

Did you look at this ?

http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html

For some reason, they don't list the 275's but the 280's require 1000 watt PSU's. Use of non-certified PSU's may mean warranty issues if a GFX card goes belly up.

Also look at

http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Using your "stuff" in this calculator (assumed 5 USB, 8 fans, 1 firewire, rest as listed, 25% capacitor aging, twin 10k HD's I came up w/ 735 watts. With 850watt rated load, your rated to calculated power ratio is only 1.15. I'd feel a bit "queezey" with a CP series here for long term usage.....if overclocking, I'd opt for at least an 850W SG series or a TP series if not.
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October 15, 2009 11:34:56 PM

Tekati,

Just curious why you chose the VelociRaptor instead of a SSD? I was going with the VR also till I read alot of reviews by the guys over in the storage here. Made the decision to go with this SSD. Will be building my system at the end of the month.

I am really digging this SSD:

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rax
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October 16, 2009 3:25:24 PM

Raxus said:
Tekati,

Just curious why you chose the VelociRaptor instead of a SSD? I was going with the VR also till I read alot of reviews by the guys over in the storage here. Made the decision to go with this SSD. Will be building my system at the end of the month.

I am really digging this SSD:

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rax


Wow to be perfectly honest I had no idea that these bad boys were this mainstream and so fast. You convinced me! I ordered mine this morning and will be using it in place of the VelociRaptor now!

Thanks for the info!
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October 16, 2009 4:50:58 PM

Np Tekati, I hope you enjoy it as much as I am hoping I am to!

Rax
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