Ok so im getting ready to build this system that i have composed over the last few days. I tried to order but was denied because bank would not allow for such a purchase, guess it was to big lol.gotta give them a call tomorrow. SO anyway here is what i found. Please provide any thoughts.
Antec 900 2
Evga E758 LGA 1366 intel x58 mobo
Evga gtx 280 superclocked 1gb
Intel i7 920bloomfield @2.66ghz goin to oced though
Antec TPQ 1200watt plus silver certified
Corsair Dominator 4gb 2x2 sticks ddr3@1600mhz
western digital 320g @7200rpm
Tuniq Tower 120 extreme cooler
Sony optiarc dvd/cd rw
Saitek eclipse ii illuminated keyboard
artic silver 5 cpu paste
and a blue led 120mm case fan 69cfm@19dba
$1660 not includinglg 23inch lg monitor. 1920x1080. 2ms although bestbuy does not specify if its just g2g.
Do not know if the coolermaster blue led fan will fit on side of case. Have heard elsewhere that some where not able to because of the size of the coolers these days.
well compared to the samsung f3 its latency is acutally faster. And ive read somewhere that 2x2 ram will work in a triple channel setup if the ram doesnt exceed 1.65v. I ended up buying the Ati hd 5850 instead and the reason for purchasing the 1200 psu is for a future upgrade to add another 5850.
so shave a millisecond here or there and then spend a minute more waiting for a file to load because the transfer rates are way lower ? Good plan
a 750 watt psu would crossfire a pair of 5850's . As built the pc needs more like 550 watt . But its your money so do whatever you like with it
yes you can run a 1366 mb in dual channel , but why would you when you can have the exact same processor core in dual channel by buying a cheaper i5 cpu and mb. Again , your money burn it how ever you like
The specs lie. The Samsung uses 500 GB platters, while the WD uses 320 GB (I think). A platter is the size of the actual disk the data is stored on. The larger the disk, the faster the read and write times, the quieter the drive and the cooler it runs.
wow thanks for all the feedback guys. I think im going to cancel the order to pick up that combo deal u suggested and that hard drive actually. i just wasnt sure if that psu would be big enough with oced as well.
Now that I can agree with, AS LONG AS you want to lose an upgrade option.
And since that would only save $10 or so on the PSU, it's not a good idea. There aren't any X58 boards with 1 PCIe 2.0 slot, so you can't save money there either. Trading the ability to Crossfire down the road for $10. Insane.