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May 2, 2010 5:42:35 PM

Time for a new system.. :hello: 

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a week
BUDGET RANGE: 2500-3000€

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, coding

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (Win7 Ultimate x64 from MSDN AA)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: anything cheap
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany or France

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU / ATI graphics card

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future, but not really requried yet with a dual gpu card

MONITOR RESOLUTION: got a few 1280x1024 but looking to buy a 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: none

CPU: INTEL Core i7-980X Extreme Edition (BX80613I7980X) 893,03 €
(alternative INTEL Core i7-930 (BX80601930) 241,94 €)

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970 OC (21165-01-xxR) 515,00 €

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R 179,87 €

SSD: 160GB INTEL X25-M Mainstream G2 Postville (SSDSA2MH160G2C1) 364,99 € (unless a cheap/good sandforce is better?)

Data HDD: 2TB SEAGATE/MAXTOR ST32000641AS Barracuda XT 214,60 €

RAM: 12GB (6er Kit) OCZ Platinum Low-Voltage Triple Channel (OCZ3P1333LV12GS) CL7.0 357 €

Power Supply:
maybe CORSAIR TX Series TX1000W (CMPSU-1000HXEU) 169,90€

Case: maybe HAF 932 CoolerMaster?

More about : build 2500 3000

May 2, 2010 7:13:30 PM

I would get the 930 the 980x is unnecesserily powerful and expensive.

case: http://www.amazon.de/Cooler-Master-Geh%C3%A4use-ATX-Cos... simply beautiful or the uglier haf if you prefer it.

ram: http://www.amazon.de/REDLINE-998805-Memory-GB/dp/B003JT... faster and 6gb is more than enough.

screen: 1280*1024 is really low I'd upgrade now since there isn't much usefull you can do with that budget. I'd go 3 screen. 3X http://www.amazon.de/BenQ-G2420HDBL-Widescreen-Kontrast...

totals too around 2650euros
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May 2, 2010 7:51:07 PM

Somebody_007 said:
ram: http://www.amazon.de/REDLINE-998805-Memory-GB/dp/B003JT... faster and 6gb is more than enough.


The CPU's memory controller is only 1066 MHz anyway so I think there's not much of a difference between the 1333 and 1600 RAM anyway when I'm not overclocking, and most 1600 RAM will run at a higher voltage than it's supposed to, with the specified 1.65V already being very close to the max.

Somebody_007 said:
ooohh and cpu cooler: http://www.amazon.de/Noctua-CPU-L%C3%BCfter-CPU-K%C3%BC... its the best there is


I read that the cooler that comes with the 980X is quite good so whether I buy a separate cooler will depend on how the Intel one performs.
May 2, 2010 8:45:19 PM

the standard memory speed is 1066mhz but you can set it to whatever you like. If you set it to 1600. And that isn't overclocking since it isn't and OVERclock :p  its just changing the settings.
May 2, 2010 8:47:52 PM

and cas latency 6 is also faster
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