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December 6, 2009 12:16:30 AM

I was just wondering if these system components will work together. I wasen't really sure about how many PCIe And PCI slots i needed and if crosfire works with dual 5970?

MSI X58 Eclipse Plus
Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition
OCZ Gold 6GB DDR3 PC3-16000
XFX Radeon HD 5970
Western Digital 300GB SATA Velociraptor
Zalman Reserator XT
Antec Twelve-Hundred
Sound Blaster Fatal1ty Champion
Antec Quattro 1000W
Windows 7 Ultimate
Dell UltraSharp 2410 24"
Samsung SH-S223F

Theres no budget although if you can suggest any equal quality and specification parts for cheaper it would be appreciated.
December 6, 2009 12:41:53 AM

TheViper said:
You can run dual HD 5970's with that but might I suggest this motherboard instead?

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 - $349.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Looks good but i like the extra USB ports that the X58 eclipse plus has because i can never seem to find enough usb ports for my stuff
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December 6, 2009 12:44:36 AM

You can always get a USB hub if you need more.
December 6, 2009 12:53:25 AM

My suggestions:
1) Dump the i7 975/Zalman and get the i7 920 with the Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283v and overclock to 3.6GHz and save $600 dollars.

2) Get the OCZ Platinum 6GB set for Cas7 timings.

3) Drop the VRaptor, pick up a nice Intel 80GB SSD for your OS and a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD for storage/games.

4) Drop the sound card (for now) and use onboard sound. Onboard is good now-a-days so check it out first before you go buy a sound card.

5) If you are going to buy a 5970 (dual cards), get the Dell 30" ultrasharp monitor to make it worth your wild on that card.
December 6, 2009 2:01:48 AM

tecmo34 said:
My suggestions:
1) Dump the i7 975/Zalman and get the i7 920 with the Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283v and overclock to 3.6GHz and save $600 dollars.

2) Get the OCZ Platinum 6GB set for Cas7 timings.

3) Drop the VRaptor, pick up a nice Intel 80GB SSD for your OS and a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD for storage/games.

4) Drop the sound card (for now) and use onboard sound. Onboard is good now-a-days so check it out first before you go buy a sound card.

5) If you are going to buy a 5970 (dual cards), get the Dell 30" ultrasharp monitor to make it worth your wild on that card.


cool, i was thinking ssd but i dunno is ssd for os really worth it
December 6, 2009 2:23:17 AM

1. I'd be going w/ one of the more "enthusiast" boards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (has SAS)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Has SB daughter board)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (has USB3 / ATA III)

2. The 920 can OC to 975 levels but the 975 can go where no 920 can go and a lot easier.

3. Your outta luck on CAS 6 but but the cheapest CAS 7 memory you can find.

4. Case is cool

5. Can do 4.2 Ghz on a 920 at 70C w/ a megahalems on air .... do ya really need WC ?

5. Forget the raptors....get an SSD and some 500 GB / platter drives.

6. This machine demands a Plextor 840SA BR Writer

7. Dell U2410 is amazing....can be had for < $500 on special.... but as has been said.....you really need a 30" to eat up two 5970's.
December 6, 2009 2:28:18 AM

ThievingSix said:
cool, i was thinking ssd but i dunno is ssd for os really worth it



For no budget ?
YES
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Windows 7 will boot in under 20 seconds. Rebooting the machine is FUN, it shuts down in 2 seconds and fires back up nearly instantaneous. I have a "slower" Kingtons V series 40 gig.
December 6, 2009 2:31:34 AM

Do they have a good long life? The ssd's, i've heard they lose their write capabilities by 30% within 4-6 weeks is it true? do they require some sort of constant power flow since their flash memory?

Also what would be a good quality SSD
December 6, 2009 5:05:41 PM

ThievingSix said:
Do they have a good long life? The ssd's, i've heard they lose their write capabilities by 30% within 4-6 weeks is it true? do they require some sort of constant power flow since their flash memory?

Also what would be a good quality SSD

You're apparently not familiar with...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM_%28SSD_command%29
December 6, 2009 5:24:33 PM

For SSDs:
Patriot Torqx M28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or
Intel X25-M Mainstream
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both are awesome SSDs. And yes, they both support TRIM command. Personally I would go with 2 or 3 Patriot's in a RAID0.

Also make sure you use a good quality thermal paste for your CPU heatsink. (like Arctic Silver 5).

Speaking of heatsink, if you are not watercooling then I would use a CoGage True Spirit heatsink. Very good quality and great results. To each his own there. There are other products that all perform very well here (TRUE 120 Extreme, Zalman CNPS10X, etc)

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

http://www.cogage.com/a_page/cpu_cooler/true_spirit/pro...
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