Opinion on PC parts for a new PC Build

Hi all,

I'm using my PC primly for Maya and Photoshop, but I also use it for multimedia and games, using Vista x64 ultimate.
I don't plan to upgrade to Windows 7 yet, sense I managed to find some apps that do the same things Windows 7
offers for free.

I think It's better to wait for prices to drop and see if this Operating System Isn't another new windows Me in disguise.

My PC Is 3 years old and it seems like a good time to replace it.


I would like your opinion on the follow Parts:

I plan to keep these parts:

Evga GTX 260 55NM Super clocked
Creative music X-fi PCI

And Install them with those parts:

OCZ3G2000LV4GK
Western Digital WD10EADS
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
INTEL Core i7 920 TRAY
ANTEC Power supply TP-750
ANTEC Case 300 FOR GAMERS
SCYTHE DFS123812H-3000 x3
SCYTHE "SLIP STREAM" 120mm
Scythe"NINJA 2 Rev.B" 6Heat Pipes CPU Cooler SCNJ-2000
SCYTHE "120mm Fan Clip" for CPU Coolers

Also, I plan to place the heat sink with the fan blowing air upward to the heat sink and another fan on the other side to draw air upward from the heat sink, to increase air flow and heat reduction with all fans installed in the case.

The case has a top and back fans to draw the air out, will my modification will help to increase air flow and heat reduction or the case with all fans installed, will do the same job?

Also, I noticed that the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 can support 24 Gigs of ram, but I could not find any memory chip set larger then 2Gigs per Chip.
which allowing me to install only 12Gigs of ram max with 2gigs chip sets.

About the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 has a cheaper version P6T which looks quiet the same, what I noticed that the deluxe edition has high quality capacitors and better venting and the P6T has solid capacitors. does It make a big difference?
Or it's better to stick with the P6T and buy extra memory?

Also I was wondering if a TRANSCEND SSD18M 32GB will produce better performance Western Digital WD10EADS with vista installed on and two hard drives 8MB of cache one for data (Music, Movies etc...) and another one for software, games and Virtual memory, or SSD for virtual memory and software HD for vista, or extra 2Gigs of ram (from specs) with the two Hard drives with out the SSD, or same specs as above.

I'm sorry if I troubled you all with all my questions but,
I'm trying to find the best build withing my budget of 1200$ to 1300$.


I would appreciate and thank you all for time and opinions.

Sincerely,

Chen Cohen.
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  1. Hey, can you edit your post in this format, as it answers a lot of questions that we may have, then we could give you the most suitable answer:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Here you go.

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE:1200-1300$ Before / After Rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: PC primly for Maya and Photoshop, but I also use it for multimedia and games

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Optical Drive.

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Hyperlinked as listed above

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Hyperlinked as listed above

    OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 Hanns-G 28" 3ms

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: as written above.
  3. ^why is there so many resolutions..u have that many monitors? really?
  4. Those res are supported by screen, and just fast copied them.


    Tho I would appreciate your attention to the other questions I brought up.

    Thanks,
  5. Dragonfx said:
    Those res are supported by screen, and just fast copied them.


    Tho I would appreciate your attention to the other questions I brought up.

    Thanks,



    ^well i can't suggest you a build without knowing your resolution and such...

    i'll be with a build shortly, also why only SLI? not thinkin about crossfire? either way you don't need to sli/crossfire with your current needs

    do you really need 12gb ram ? you open 10 different cpu demanding editing/designing programs at once?
  6. About SLI, as far as I know it causes a lot of hell with Maya.
    Besides I use a Geforce GTX260 Card, so Crossfire is meaningless.

    Well, Sense I'm working with Maya that is one hell of a demanding program, I would like to Keep upgrading my PC when I can.
    Besides It would be a waste to fill up only 12GB of ram of 2GB Chips, so I figure that is best to install 3x2GB chip set and
    to add two 2x6GB Chip set when available or 6x4GB Chip set, tho I was not able to find any of those.

    It's quiet puzzling why Asus is offering a motherboard that can support 24GB of ram, yet you can't find any ram chips for that.

    As far as I know vista x64 can support 128GB of ram, but that's way out of my budget.

    Thanks again,
  7. By the way my Hanns-G LCD SCREEN Support a max of 1920x1200 60hz, but it's irrelevant, sense I do not require a new Graphic Card.
  8. "Besides It would be a waste to fill up only 12GB of ram of 2GB Chips, so I figure that is best to install 3x2GB chip set and "

    it was a question not me suggesting you getting 12gb..since you've said "which allowing me to install only 12Gigs of ram max with 2gigs chip sets. "


    an i7 920 build comin up
  9. Hi, overshocks

    Thanks for the quick reply,

    I brought up the Hyperlinked Parts that I plan to buy,

    I would appreciate it, if you could have a peek a them, and let me know your opinion about them.

    Thanks again for your suggestions, But I'm not looking for mishmash of parts.

    I well aware of the 64bit issue, I'm using Vista ultimate 64bit.
  10. ^did you even look at my build...

    you should really link me to newegg or something, the official sites are hard to navigate sometimes...

    the ram you've picked is 2000mhz 10-10-10-30..it's expensive + the performance sucks/similar to 1600mhz CL8 or 1333mhz CL7..no point wasting your money..

    the ram i suggested is good...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

    that hdd you picked isn't as good as this one...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    the mobo you picked is overkill if you don't plan on MAD overclock which means 4.0GHZ+.

    u purchased the Evga GTX 260 55NM Super clocked already ?
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