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February 20, 2010 3:33:08 AM

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.

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February 23, 2010 4:39:37 AM

hey if u can buy a gtx 285 then buy a 5870 instead has better benchmarks and sweet dx11
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February 23, 2010 5:01:56 AM

socket 1366 motherboards use triple channel ram . You need a 3 x2 gig kit

the hard drive yu have chosen is old and relatively slow . A Samsung F3 500 gig is better value , and so is the seagate 7200.12 500 gig

the gtx 280 is older tech . A 285 is a better buy , but then a radeon 5870 is a better choice again . Much better

a 1200 watt psu is a joke . You could run two of those computers on it .750 watt will be plenty so dont waste your money
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February 23, 2010 4:20:10 PM

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.
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February 23, 2010 4:36:03 PM

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

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February 23, 2010 4:37:01 PM

1250 watts is still over kill for Xfired 5850's.

750 is all you need.
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February 23, 2010 4:41:09 PM

The latency isn't important. The fact that the Samsung uses 500 GB platters is. That makes them faster than the crappy VelociRaptors.

You've heard wrong about the dual channel. It will work, but it's not optimized.

And 1200W is still a joke for dual 5850s. That will, at most, use 750W. 1200W would be enough to power FOUR 5970s or EIGHT 5850s.

I hope you haven't actually bought the parts yet...

Given that budget, you can build a much better PC:

CPU: i7-920 $289
Mobo: Asus P6X58D Premium $310
RAM: G.Skill Pi Series 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $180
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
GPU/PSU: HD 5870 and Antec Eartwatts 750W $463
Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
HSF/Optical: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus and cheap SATA DVD burner $40

Total: $1,417. Leaves room for a good sized monitor, keyboard and mouse.
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February 23, 2010 4:41:10 PM

5870 > gtx 280
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February 23, 2010 4:50:12 PM

never buy asus ever again. Worst customer service in the industry . Ha I was looking at that case months ago. Was a toss up between that and 900 2
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February 23, 2010 4:50:46 PM

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.
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February 23, 2010 4:53:13 PM

Here's the benchmarks between the 1 TB Samsung F3, Seagate 7200.12 and WD Caviar Black. It's the only one that has the drives in the same size.

Benchmarks

And as for Asus, they're boards are pretty much the best right now. You can pay more for a crappier board with less features, or you can just never call customer support.
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February 23, 2010 4:53:55 PM

ah i see thanks. still waiting on my laptop rma..been over a month now. ASUS
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February 23, 2010 4:56:55 PM

Yes. Technically, the WD Caviar Black 2 TB does as well, but it's $300. You can get three 1 TB Samsungs or Seagates for that.
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February 23, 2010 5:02:27 PM

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.
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February 23, 2010 5:32:43 PM

if you're going with a single gpu even a quality 550w should power it just fine
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February 23, 2010 5:36:26 PM

Only if you don't overclock. And don't plan on adding more HDDs, RAM, other devices or fans. And only until the PSU begins to age slightly...
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February 23, 2010 6:10:56 PM

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.
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February 23, 2010 7:41:07 PM

to late for me to return parts so im just going to keep all of it. sure the psu is way to big for this current setup. but the bigger the better.

in the future this psu will be powering water cooled gpus and cpu
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