Thanks guys dont worry too much about things like harddisks + dvd drives as they are easy to pick up and also spec out :-)
You both agree on the ram might try and see if I can hunt it down for a little bit less, I get a little bit lost on ram lower the voltage is better ? and then the timings I just get my eyes start to glaze over when I start reading about it.
You both go for the 5850 will have a read up on it and see if I can lock that in.
Cooling thats ok I can wait for that for a while and work out what's best with examples given.
Motherboards both Asus related companies I found it hard to find a review on the ASRock board could find it on the super board but not the one you listed ( newegg guys gave it a roasting)
P6T Deluxe V2 lots of people said I should get this but it appears a little $$$
ASUS Rampage II GENE I liked this board but no one said if it was any good reviews said it was very good.
Bothboards when using SLI crossfire hang over the other PCI cards unlike the ASRock :-)
PS about the power the PSU I selected is for the case and cheaper and runs pretty cool any reason why I should not go for it is there any reason its bad I know its got lots of Watts is that the only reason ?
The CP-850 is an excellent PSU. I think he didn't look at your price and figured the 750 would be less.
As I said I don't normally recommend ASRock, but I thought it fit your budget and needs more. ASRock boards in general have reviewed well recently. They tend to perform well, and the only question mark is usually longevity. I did a survey recently and was surprised by the number of responders that had used an ASRock board continuously for 4 or more years with no problems, so maybe I have been too hard on them in the past.
5850s come up on newegg almost daily, but the supply is just a trickle and they go fast. Just keep checking and snap one up when you see it. Performance is better than a 4890, you get DX11, and eyefinity.
Just my time: for RAM higher frequencies are better to a point as long as latencies remain low. Generally, it is best to stick with DDR3 1600 with CL7 or 1333/6-7. The voltages must be 1.65 or lower to work with a X58 mobo.
Thanks guys for all your comments its helping me out heaps, will do some digging and see what the best price I can get the ram for as it looks like in the last few months the price went pretty high for ddr3. I can see its the same for 5850 when things are in short supply it allows people to hike up the price and also create more hype.
"The WD Caviar Black SATA drive is not a RAID edition drive. When creating a RAID, we recommend that you use our RAID edition drives. We cannot guarantee RAID functionality of our desktop drives for reasons listed in the article below.
Pros: Confirmed you Can NOT use in RAID Anymore! TLER Utility is disabled on on the newer versions of these drives (the ones newegg is selling now)
Cons: I have 4 other WD black 1TB drives in a RAID 5 array... no problems at all in nearly 1 year. TLER and RAID 5 works fine on them under heavy load.
Other Thoughts: The drive i just bought DOES NOT work with TLER and therefore can not be used with RAID. You need to pay WD extra $70 for their "Raid Edition" marketing scheme.
Don't be fooled like i did... This was a real garbage move by WD.... I'm thinking about changing drive manufacturer preferences!
Interesting although they are talking about a different RAID config. In RAID 0 there is no dropping a drive from the RAID... doing so would bring down the system. No redundancy in RAID 0 means no need to limit error recovery times.
I think someone should ask WD directly about RAID 0 and non-TLER drives.
But on to the SSD question:
The new Kingston SSDNow V-series drives are very affordable and will mop the floor with any platter type RAID config, at least in sequential reads (gaming and OS load times). Other benchmarks will be closer in performance though.
Thanks again for the helpfull hints :-) I had seen others saying some thign along the lines of Raid 0 supported but if you wanted to move up to raid 5 or 10 for safer data security then this was not the drive.
I saw the talk about the new Trim function in win7/2008 not being supported but I am sure a firmware update to the drive might fix that in later months.
The drive looks great but might be out of my price range :-( Next year I am sure SSD will drop and then it might be the time to move over.