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January 30, 2010 12:29:56 AM

ok guys

no flaming please, here is what I am building soon.

just want any thoughts or comments that may assist in making it faster and/or smoother


Main Rig

1x Mountain Mods Ascension tower PC gloss black, 1 etched window + 10 slot removable motherboard tray
1x Enermax Revolution85+ SLI 1250W
1x EVGA X58 Classified 4sli Motherboard
1x Intel Core i7 980 EX (6 core 32nm )
2x Corsair Dominator GT 2000mhz 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3
4x ATi Radeon HD5870
4x OCZ Vertex2 60GB SSD
1x LSI 9211 8 port RAID Controller
2x Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
1x Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray Disc Writer
1x Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
1x ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe
1x EK Supreme HF Acetal CPU waterblock
1x EK 1366 Backplate
1x XSPC RX360 Radiator
1x Bitspower 5.25" Bay Reservoir Black POM Verison
1x Swiftech MCP655 Pump
8x Bitspower G1/4 True silver compression fitting
3x Tygon 3603 1/2" tubing
1x Coolermaster thermal fluid
7x Enermax Magma Batwing Blade 120mm Fan
1x Vantec MP100 Multi-Card Reader & Fan Controller
1x Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
1x Logitech G9x Laser Mouse
1x Zalman clip on Microphone ZM-MIC
1x Audio-Technica ATH-900 headphones
3x Samsung 24" LCD eyefinity
2x PCI-e ribbon extenders as long as possible

Server and Network

1x Hypertec Swing Frame Rack
1x Antec 4U22ATX Black Rackmount
1x Antec TruePower Quattro 850W
1x Intel S5500BC Server Mboard
2x Intel E5520 Quad Xeon 2.26GHz
8x Kingston 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 RECC
1x Pioneer 22XDVR-DL Black IDE
8x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb
1x LSI 9211 8 port RAID Controller
1x MS Win Web Server 2008
2x APC Smart-UPS SC1000I CS
2x Cisco 24 Pt Gbit RM unmananged Switch
1x Cisco rackmount modem/router

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January 30, 2010 2:17:04 AM

The first system... WOW Impressive

Why not pick up two 5970's , instead of four 5870's?? It will give you about equal performance (quad crossfire/sli have never scaled great), plus give you room to grow. At that point you can drop down to a good standard X58 MOBO like the ASUS P6T V2 Deluxe.

Why do you need four SSD in RAID0 (guessing at the setup)? You won't see much difference running two in RAID0 over having four. Your eye can only see data so fast, which you are getting to the point where you won't be able to notice a difference.

Just some of my thoughts... :D 

January 30, 2010 3:57:56 AM

ok so, bench wise, the 4x5870's are a tad faster, so thats why i went them

the four ssd's in raid inf or sheer speeds, i will be able, with the help of the card to get 1gb/s read or maybe just over.

this whole setup is for LAN and demo for my business, speed and big numbers are everything
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January 30, 2010 4:29:34 AM

How much did the main rig cost? I hope you got a good discount!
January 30, 2010 3:50:32 PM

My concern is that motherboard specifically states 4-way SLI and not 4-Way Crossfire. Are you sure you can do 4-way Crossfire on that board?

-Wolf sends
January 30, 2010 4:02:08 PM

*** ing ***.HOw much did you spend??!!!!! damn i wish i had that kind of money to spend on one computer. lol
January 30, 2010 5:09:30 PM

Either he's a rich f*ck or he's lying. :D 
January 30, 2010 6:47:49 PM

How about posting a picture of this monster?
January 30, 2010 7:00:36 PM

CPU listed is closed market. Wrong motherboard for Crossfire. No quick connects for water cooling. Your raid array would melt.

Me thinkie you just made a list of stuff!
January 31, 2010 1:41:56 AM

HOW MUCH IT COST???????????????????
January 31, 2010 11:10:37 PM

shhh, the cpu isnt out yet, the build os for about 9-10 weeks time, and pics WILL follow.

The board support crossfire, read up sunshine, go google trubritar code red.

February 1, 2010 3:25:05 AM

SYF_Karma said:
shhh, the cpu isnt out yet, the build os for about 9-10 weeks time, and pics WILL follow.

The board support crossfire, read up sunshine, go google trubritar code red.


Thanks for letting us know. The proof is in the benchmarks. How about some wPrime, PCMark, SysMark, Futuremark scores?
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