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May 27, 2010 5:45:49 AM

I am aiming for the best performance in gaming, please let me know what you think of my Rig and how it could be improved. :bounce: 

Personal Computer build nicknamed 'MiNuN's Monster'

Goal: High-End Super Gaming; with the latest technology available to the public.

P.C. Case: Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case
Mother Board: ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard
Processor: Intel BX80613i7980X Core i7 980X Extreme Edition Processor
Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm
R.A.M.: 3 X CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C9
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 5970 Video Card
Hard-Disk Drive/Solid-State Drive: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Other Drives: Lite-On IHAS424-98 Internal DVD Writer
Power Supply: Ultra X4 1200-Watt Modular Power Supply

EXTRAS:
O.S.: Windows 7 Ultimate
Wireless Card: Sabrent 802.11n Wireless PCI Controller Card
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence ST PCI 7.1 Sound Card
Security Software: VIPRE Antivirus Premium 3 Years

PERIPHERALS:
Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft 3HA-00001 SideWinder X8 Mouse
Mouse surface: RAZER Megasoma Professional Gaming Mouse Mat & Professional Gaming Mat
Monitor: Viewsonic VX2265wm 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Speakers: Creative GigaWorks S750 700 Watts 7.1 Speaker
Headset: Logitech G35 Gaming Headphone
Printer: Brother MFC-795cw Inkjet AiO Printer Wireless

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May 27, 2010 6:25:45 AM

Ok here are some changes

ram MUCH faster and all you'll ever need http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the heatsink is pretty underwhelming but It looks beautiful so I myself would keep it

I myself though would get a 930 instead of a 980 and upgrade the 5970 to 480 sli

I'd buy a cheaper case and heavilly mod it or let it be heavily modded as its much cooler and monsterlike than that level 10 this is for example a cheap case modded to absolute beauty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5g07YGZCK8

for the rest I'd get a brand psu

and a better monitor maybe even three or a 3d

and I don't like that keyboard or the mouse

I would get the alienware tactx set(including the headset)

and otherwise a RAT 9 with I don't know which keyboard
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May 27, 2010 6:31:36 AM

Seeing as this is a joke post, why not. Hard to comment on all of this correctly seeing as we don't have links.

RAM. 24GBs sounds nice, but I bet the speed is to slow. Shoot for smaller sticks that have better timings. You can't find games that need 24GBs anyways, so shoot for 6GBs with fast timings.

GPU. Why only one? CF it and make sure your running three screens.

SSD. Why the mainstream one? Get the fast one.

Optical drive. Where is the blu ray drive?

PSU. An Ultra? Really? Get the Corsair 850 or better.

And you thought you knew what you were doing... (as I said, joke post.)
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May 27, 2010 7:28:26 AM

@somebody_007 I don't get it, Can the MoBo support and make use of those Dominator-GT? In the MoBo specs it says "Memory Standard DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066" I thought I am limited up to 1600s?

I am a single-monitor type of person :) .

Could somebody do a comparision of the RAT 9 to X8 mouse, to why I should get the RAT 9? It looks very interesting for sure.

@474545b This is not a joke post.

You are correct, I just wanted to max it out, but you are correct. I am adjusting from 3 packs to 1, so I will have a total of 8gb RAM.

As I get more money I will stack the GPU and take advantage of the CFX.

Fast one? please link :) 

I have a PS3, no need!

I am learning as I gather feedback, thank you!

here is most of the products
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
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May 27, 2010 11:43:37 AM

If your going to get a tri memory channel CPU, I'd get a tri memory channel kit. 8GBs would work, but 6GB/12GB would be better. I'd go for six, but I get the feeling I know your answer to that. I'd actually not bother with the 980 and get one of the i7 8xx chips. Get that and a fast low latency 2x4GB set.

You might be a single monitor person, but Eyefinity is a great idea. Why bother with the 5970 if you don't need it? 2560x1600 is to small the 5970, you need something bigger.

Not sure what you mean by "have a PS3, no need". I thought you said this was a gaming setup?
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May 27, 2010 3:21:53 PM

yes is can make use of dominator GT's as it can support 2000mhz officially and can probably do far more but I'd take a ROG RIIIE to be sure since that a far better mobo anyways.

Ans yes eyefinity would be a great idea

I definetaly wouldnt go i7 8xx series but I would consider going i7 930

and the rat 9 isn't available yet so there are no reviews but the x8 is ugly and the rat 9 is adjustable.
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May 28, 2010 12:59:50 AM

You are right, I should make use of the Triple Channel, but instead I am thinking of 3x4GB for a total of 12?

"You might be a single monitor person, but Eyefinity is a great idea. Why bother with the 5970 if you don't need it? 2560x1600 is to small the 5970, you need something bigger. " Could you elaborate on that please

sombody_007 could you link me to the ROG RIIIE? I would like to compare. Also, how do you know that it can support 2000mhz? I don't know how to find that out.

I am not a computer person, and I am positive that my knowledge is very basic.

What I am looking for is the best performance in computer video gaming and I do not want to sacrifice any performance even if the product cost much lower.
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May 28, 2010 5:40:15 AM

this is the rog RIIIE one of the best mobos on the market with a huge heatsink and tons of features http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it can support up to 2200mhz(O.C.) although I havent found it what that OC means and no-one else seems to know either. But it will definetaly support dominator GT's

yes you could do 3X4gb or 6X2 if you want 12gb

2560X1600 is almost as intensive as 5000X1000

I also don't see the point of a 5970 its worse than 2 5850s
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May 28, 2010 6:49:30 AM

Ah, lol I never knew it was shorten to rog RIIIE, very interesting name indeed! Sadly, I will be keeping my MoBo, the rog RIIE does not seem to beat it in specs, but instead its features, I am not interested in most of its features though, but thank you for showing this MoBo to me.

There reason why I am doing 3x4GB is to make use of the Triple Channel Memory.

I believe you, but how did you find out it can support up to 2200mhz(O.C.)?
I thought O.C. meant overclock?

Well if I have 5970s it is definitely better than 2 5850s right ha ha ha, I do plan to make use of the CrossFireX.

"2560X1600 is almost as intensive as 5000X1000 " How come you bought this up?
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May 28, 2010 6:50:11 AM

somebody_007, I want to thank you, and I hope you can keep watching over as well advising my Rig in till it is ready to be built!
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May 28, 2010 6:57:57 AM

Whats the point of buying the 5970? If your just going to use a 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 monitor, you can use the 5870 just fine. It will be more then enough for those resolutions. You need the 5970 for big resolutions, and you can only get them by using Eyefinity. There are a few games that the 5870 won't be able to max out at 2560x1600, but somehow I doubt your using one of those 30" screens.

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I also don't see the point of a 5970 its worse than 2 5850s


How do you figure? I thought it was a CF 5850 on one card.
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May 28, 2010 7:10:28 AM

@4745454b

I can use the 5870 or any other cheaper GPU, but I want the best performing one, and that is currently the 5970s, besides GPU does more than just set the resolutions for my monitor/pc right?

I am not too fond of Eyefinity, I know I should take advantage but I really hate not having everything on one screen (and those space between monitors bothers me as well, I need to be comfortable when I am gaming).

Well the good thing about the ASUS Fuhzion monitor is that it is 3D ready and has a 120 refresh rate.

Even though I hate 3D with glasses (I am excited for the new NDS 3D without glasses!) I can not deny that it is a new way of video gaming, I would love to experience it when I can.

4745454b, I know that you are against me spending so much money for just for that bit more performance, but this is what I want to do. I hope you can continue advising my Rig in till I am ready to build it and show you guys! :) 
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May 28, 2010 7:34:51 AM

I wish I could explain this in a way you could understand. Lets try it this way. Show me benchmarks from 3 different games where the 5870 can't max out the game at whatever resolution you are using. Perhaps after looking at benchmarks you'll know what I'm trying to say?

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I can use the 5870 or any other cheaper GPU, but I want the best performing one, and that is currently the 5970s, besides GPU does more than just set the resolutions for my monitor/pc right?


What else do you think it does?
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May 28, 2010 11:39:17 AM

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I have no idea, this is why I am coming to you guys! You tell me =D


But you are telling us. Your saying for some unknown reason that you need a 5970. Buying this card for a 1680x1050 monitor makes as much sense as buying a hex core CPU just to surf the web, or 24GBs of ram and using win 32bit. I don't mean to be rude, but you came in talking about getting a huge CPU, more ram then you'd ever need (right now at least) and a GPU thats also overkill. You gave the air of someone who just picked out a bunch of stuff that cost a lot of money and assumed it was the best and what you needed.

I've probably harped on this to much already, and I'm sorry if its over the top. Just trying to point out that you are spending to much in the wrong areas. (I just checked your first post again, assuming that 22" monitor is 1680x1050 like most of them are, you have WAY to much GPU. Find me ONE game that the 5870 can't max out. You're better off spending $400 on the 5870, and using the other $300 to buy a 1080 screen.)
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May 28, 2010 3:46:28 PM

A 5970 is 5870's Xfired on one card but since its one card the gpu's have to be heavily downclocked to keep the heat reasonable. Which makes a 5970 perform on par with 5850 xfire or even below while costing more than twice as much.

Yes I know the O.C. stands for overclock but then what does the overclock mean? does that mean you have to OC the ram because that isn't a standard clock speed(which wouldn't be a problem) or does it mean something else?

and the RIIIE is a better board than the premium. It may not show itself in specs but the whole thing is a heatsink which allows far better overclocks.

and why 2560X1600 is almost as intensive 5000X1000 is because

the first needs around 4mil pixels and the other around 5mil.

And as for the build itself I have to agree with 474545b.

Buying a system like this to game on a 22inch is like buying a buggati veyron to go to the mall. It's pointless.

If you really want a good system at least find something to use it for. Like eyefinity, nvidia 3d or nvidia 3d surround.

Also that cpu isn't a good buy for a gamer I'd go for a 930 and go with one of the 3 above suggestions or just buy a normal computer. (btw you need nvidia cards for nvidia 3d or 3d surround)

Ohh and 470 sli ouperforms a 5970 and costs the same and enables all the nvidia technology.
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May 28, 2010 4:39:09 PM

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A 5970 is 5870's Xfired on one card but since its one card the gpu's have to be heavily downclocked to keep the heat reasonable. Which makes a 5970 perform on par with 5850 xfire or even below while costing more than twice as much.


I still don't follow you. What you write isn't true. Lets look at the 5850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Core is 725, 1440 shaders, and a 4Gbps memory speed. Now for the 5970.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Core is 725, 1600x2 shaders, and a 4Gbps memory speed. Its identical in speeds to the 5850, but with more shaders. It should perform better then the 5850, but slower then the 5870 in CF. The 5870 has the same 1600 shaders, but an 850MHz core clock and 4.8Gbps memory speed. It does cost more then the 5850 in CF, but its faster as well. Not sure about your 470SLI claim. To lazy to look it up right now.
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May 28, 2010 7:21:37 PM

You can't compare things by comparing specs. We all know for example that a 2.8hgz 930 will trash a 3.4ghz 965 phenom.

All I know is benchmarks showed xfire 5850's beating 5970's. I don't know why but benchmarks don't lie.
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May 28, 2010 11:42:41 PM

Can you share one/some? You can compare these, they have the same arch. You can't compare the chips you mentioned because the arch is different. The 5970 should be faster as it has the same cores, same clocks, but even more shaders.
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May 29, 2010 1:01:53 AM

Definatly get a new monitor if you go with either GPU setups. If you wana piss money look into 30'' IPS displays. About $1000 each.
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May 29, 2010 8:39:47 AM

as you can see it is beaten every time by 5850xfire exept in two games where the issue seems to be something with crossfire because it even beats the 5870. But even in those games it only beats the 5850xfire by a few frames.
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May 29, 2010 10:07:54 AM

First, let me say thank you for the link. I've grown tired of challenging people to prove what they claim only to have them either disappear, or throw an insult back. Well done. Second, I gather from your "finally" comment that it was hard to find this proof? If so, you might want to change your stance on this before I release the flood showing the 5970 is better performing.

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But even in those games it only beats the 5850xfire by a few frames.


Same for the 5850 CF? In the fallout 3 bench you linked its beating the 5970 by 4FPS. This comes out to being 4.5% faster. If you look however you can see problems with the graphs. First, the 5850 CF scores the same as the 5870 CF. Either the cards have the same performance, or they are being limited by something. (bottlenecked) I could be the CPU or something else, but I suspect I know what.

If you look at the first chart showing the 5970, 5870, and the GTX295 you'll see the 5970 losing to both card until you hit 16x12. The 5970 doesn't come out on top of both cards until you hit 19x12. This is also the same res in the lower graph. I suspect the resolution is the bottleneck. It allows lower cards to keep up because it doesn't tax them enough. If you looked at 2560x1600 charts I think you'd start to see more wins for the 5970.

This does raise a good point however. If you can get two 5850s for <$600, and it performs as good as or slightly better then the 5970, why bother with the 5970? If most people use 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 screens, the 5850 in CF will be just fine. Seeing as its two cards I suspect is uses a bit more power, but other than that there is no reason to not get them. When I get the chance I'll go looking for those 2650x1600 benchies. I'm curious to see how the 5850 CF fares.
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May 29, 2010 10:44:29 AM

As you can see it only uses marginilly more power. So IMO the conclusion is if you've got an i7 9xx and the space go 5850 CF

ooh and the 5970 was originally a good buy because the price was supposed to be 600dollars, but when gamers heard it was the best card out there. Ati quickly took advantage of that.

And thnx for the compliments btw
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May 29, 2010 11:36:47 PM

Interesting links. I don't have time to review them right now, but CF 5850 does seem to be faster then the 5970, even though it shouldn't be. It has the same core, same clock speeds, and more shaders. It should be faster then the 5850 CF. I'd have to do some looking at the setups to see what 5850s they were using, OC'd editions could be faster seeing as the shaders are tied to the core speed. Either way as pointed out the 5850 CF is a great solution for the demanding gamer. Pretty much any game up to 1080 is very playable.
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May 30, 2010 7:39:16 AM

Are you sure it has the same cores? because it is actually a different gpu so maybe 5850's are more effective per mhz as 5870's.

Isn't that possible?
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May 30, 2010 8:58:34 AM

Nope, same core. The 5870 has the full 1600 shaders active, while the 5850 disables two groups leaving 1440 working. The 5850 has a faster core speed I think. (825 vs 750 or 725?) Other then that they are the same core. This means that instructions per clock and abilities should be the same.

It could also be a driver issue and not a bottleneck anywhere. I know the 5970 suffers from a bug when you use 2560x1600 and 4AA on some games. The Avg frame rates goes down to the single digits. As you've shown and I mentioned, I don't see the point now in getting the 5970 if two 5850s will get you the same or better performance. Not when they are cheaper.
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May 30, 2010 9:02:18 AM

ok then a mystery it shall remain.

So we conclude that 5850 CF is better than a 5970 :p 
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May 30, 2010 9:15:53 AM

$mar7@$$, don't push it. I'd argue that they are equals. Again, 4.5% faster isn't much. It is the better option seeing as its cheaper.
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May 30, 2010 9:23:41 AM

srry I meant better buy not better because they are equal really as you said.
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June 1, 2010 12:04:22 AM

Sorry guys, I was gone for the weekend but I will get to tweaking my rig tonight, let me thank you guys again for commenting. Below I will respond to some messages I have just read.

@4745454b Rest assure, I will be looking for a monitor with better resolutions, thank you for convincing me. I will lower my R.A.M. to 16GB (or maybe 8GB I am still thinking). To be honest, that is exactly what I am doing, getting a hex-core just because it is the best, I do not do more than surf the web, play video games, and photoshop, the only intense thing on the PC will be Video Games. I try to pick the best specs, not the highest cost. Do not worry about getting on my ass too much, because you are giving me valuable advice. This is why I want best-performance, I want to play the most intense video game without the GPU breaking a sweat, this assures that future games will be of no problem either.

@somebody_007 Well having one GPU saves space, not only that I think of it as one piece, so if I double 5970s it will be better than 2 5850s for sure. I think you would have to overclock the ram, and that means the maximum overclock speed it can handle? I do not plan on overclocking anything. How does the 470 sli ouperforms a 5970? Sorry, I only know how to look at specs.
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June 1, 2010 12:32:04 AM

For gaming first and PS second, the i5 750 is the way to go. Even as a PS rig the 1055 is simply clocked to slow to beat the 750. Seeing as they all around $200, your better off with the 750.

I don't mean to be rude, please believe me on that. Even the four core 965 would be better. For gaming at least.
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June 1, 2010 6:30:55 AM

i5 750? Its a better buy for sure but on this budget I think 980x is the way to go if you don't game and if you do 930. Because it allows 16/16 lanes. And you need 12gb of memory or 24(which I definately don't reccomend) because you need tripple channel.

And on a single monitor(1900X1200) I think 470gtx sli is about 10-15percent faster than 5970. And it enables Physx,CUDA and 3d but I think only the later will be of use to you.
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June 4, 2010 5:34:46 AM

Could somebody explain why my MoBo should be able to handle more than DDR3 2000 (O.C.) or 1600 (Because this is what I am looking at) when the specs on the websites only list those amount? After I understand this I will start looking at R.A.M. again (most likely Cosair Dominators GT)

This is my new chosen monitor, what do you guys think of it? The highest resolution monitor with low ms I could find. It had gotten a lot of positive reviews as well.

Acer B273HU bmidhz 27" LCD Monitor

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

Honestly, I really want a monitor with 120Hz refresh rate...

Also, I honestly am not very fond of the current speakers I have on my Rig (but I won't mind since it sounds like it does its ***), is there any 7.1 computer speakers anybody can recommend?

Thank you!
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June 4, 2010 11:01:18 AM

4745454b said:
Interesting links. I don't have time to review them right now, but CF 5850 does seem to be faster then the 5970, even though it shouldn't be. It has the same core, same clock speeds, and more shaders. It should be faster then the 5850 CF. I'd have to do some looking at the setups to see what 5850s they were using, OC'd editions could be faster seeing as the shaders are tied to the core speed. Either way as pointed out the 5850 CF is a great solution for the demanding gamer. Pretty much any game up to 1080 is very playable.



I'm not sure where I read this, but I think the reason CF 5850's are faster than a single 5970 is because each of the 5850's can use the full 16 lanes in a PCIx16 slot, while the 5970 (two 5870 GPU's downclocked to 5850 speeds) only have a single PCI express x16 slot. So it basically comes down to two 5850's with 32 lanes versus two "5850's" with 16 lanes.

I actually considered getting two 5870's but bought the single slot 5970 so I can CF those in the future.

Btw OP, if you ever consider buying three monitors for eyefinity, you should definitely buy a 5970. Mine barely runs BFBC2 at the lowest settings (with a bezel compensated resolution of 5948x1080).
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June 4, 2010 11:35:44 AM

Possible I admit, but if true that is horrible news. If it's the reason that means we already have a card that can max out PCIe 2.0. I've heard there is a PCIe 2.1, but I'm not sure what it adds. I'm sure they are working on a PCIe 3.0, but thats probably some time (years?) away.
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June 4, 2010 11:50:42 AM

Hm you know what, I re-read Tom's review of the 5970, and it seems like it's faster than CF'd 5850's in most games, meaning that the PCI express 2.0 slot is not maxed out.

In any case, the fact that the GPU's in the 5970 can match crossfired 5850's with only 8 lanes each shows us that PCIe2.0 is not nearly maxed out.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5970,2474...
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June 4, 2010 9:35:23 PM

There are three benchmarks so far that I've seen comparing 5850 CF to a 5970. In two the 5850 wins slightly. And in the last the one from toms the 5970 wins slightly. So you can call it even. And very clever catch about the lanes It makes a lot of sense.
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June 5, 2010 3:17:10 PM

Hey guys, I did an update of my rig once again, I think this might be it! (I am so excited), I will post it sometime tonight seeing how I am not home right now.

Changes I made are a switch to different R.A.M. to enable triple channel, another monitor which is by Dell this time...and some change in the prices!

I understand what 2000(O.C.) means now. It means that 1600MHz is the standard but if you want to use 2000s you have to overclock your MoBo.

I really want to make use of the 7.1 audio on my MoBo or audio card (I might lay off on the audio card since I found out the MoBo's audio is actually 7.1 supportive...but that card looks so bad-ass with the lion on it! =O) I might go with Creative gigaworks in the end then.
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June 5, 2010 5:27:21 PM

You could also take a gigabyte board. I kind a prefer them as they are more focused on performance than features. the ud5 and ud7 are in your budget range.
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June 5, 2010 5:29:55 PM

Question, DVI or HDMI? From what I gathered, Single-link DVI can only go up to 1920X1200 resolutions, but Dual-link DVI can maximize my monitor's resolution, HDMI ports audio as well (Which I do not care about) but I think a single HDMI cable can maximize my monitor's resolution? correct?

The reason for the monitor switch is because it is like the previous one I chose except performance falls just a tiny bit in areas I do not care about (Like the brightness), it is much cheaper and the web-camera makes up for its fall in performance. It also has touch-sensitive buttons! (I am a fan of those =P)

What do you guys think of the R.A.M.?

Anyways here it is! MiNuN's Monster Version 4. Please comment as you feel!

Personal Computer build nicknamed 'MiNuN's Monster'

Goal: High-End Super Gaming; with the latest technology available to the public.

P.C. Case: Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case

Mother Board: ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard

Processor: Intel BX80613i7980X Core i7 980X Extreme Edition Processor

Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm

R.A.M.: Patriot Gamer Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGS312G1600ELK

Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 5970 Video Card

Hard-Disk Drive/Solid-State Drive: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Other Drives: Lite-On IHAS424-98 Internal DVD Writer

Power Supply: Ultra X4 1200-Watt Modular Power Supply

EXTRAS:

O.S.: Windows 7 Ultimate

Wireless Card: Sabrent 802.11n Wireless PCI Controller Card

Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence ST PCI 7.1 Sound Card

Security Software: VIPRE Antivirus Premium 3 Years

PERIPHERALS:

Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard

Mouse: Microsoft 3HA-00001 SideWinder X8 Mouse

Mouse surface: RAZER Megasoma Professional Gaming Mouse Mat & RAZER Destructor Professional Gaming Mat

Monitor: Dell SP2309W 23-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

Speakers: Creative GigaWorks S750 700 Watts 7.1 Speaker

Headset: Logitech G35 Gaming Headphone

Printer: Brother MFC-795cw Inkjet AiO Printer Wireless
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June 5, 2010 5:53:04 PM

Pretty much nothing comes with single-link DVI anymore, I wouldn't worry about that too much.

Although the Tuniq is smaller than some other big coolers, you may want to verify that it fits in the Level 10.

If you're dropping this much money, why not get a Blu-ray writer?

You might also consider getting an Intel X25-E 64 GB, as it uses the faster SLC technology.

The RAM you selected is CAS 9, which is relatively slow, compared to what you can afford. This G.Skill kit would max out your available memory slots, but it's much lower latency than the Patriot kit.

Based on the review at jonnyguru.com, I wouldn't buy that power supply. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... If you're spending that much money, you should get something that's at least 80+ Silver, preferably 80+ Gold (and with a good review). Something along the lines of this Silverstone unit.
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June 5, 2010 8:40:44 PM

I would get a different case. That thermaltake thing may be original but in terms of airflow its a waste of money. I would go for one of the high end lian li cases which one comes down to personal preference.

Also I don't know whether that tuniq tower wil perform better than the intel cooler.

I also maintain that a ga x58a ud7 would suit your build better due to the massive cooling performance.

As coldsleep pointed out cas7 ram is better.

I would'nt take the ssd he suggested though it significantly faster than all the rest but it is darn expensive.
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June 5, 2010 11:42:15 PM

The Tuniq is in the top 5 on Frostytech's HSF list, so yes, it'll perform better than pretty much everything else.

And the SSD is expensive, but hey, if you're just burning money anyway... ;) 
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June 6, 2010 9:27:23 AM

Yeah the tuniq may cool the cpu a few degrees better but the intel cooler directs air flow to the motherboard aswell. I think they're pretty similar.
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June 6, 2010 11:49:00 PM

@coldsleep I do not (or hardly) burn discs, I also have a PS3 to play my blu-ray discs. Why would I get something I am not going to use? It will just increase my cost =).

At first, I just wanted an SSD for speed, but I did not care if it was the slowest SSD...well obviously because of the price, really...anyhow, I kind of changed my mind so I will look over SSDs again tonight. Can you link me to the fastest one? (I will check out the one you recommended already...but holy cow, the price ha ha ha, even though I say I have a 10K budget I would love to save some money!)

About the R.A.M, I am looking for Triple Channel to be activated, also that the sticks will max out each slot (Which is 4GB), the one I chosen is the only one that can meet both of those demands (unless you find something for me!).

@somebody_007 Sorry, but I am totally in love with the case! =P.

About the UD9, I do not understand this 1500W thing about it and why is it so great???

After checking it out, I want the UD9...BUT! does this thing even fit in the Level-10?

http://www.erodov.com/forums/gigabyte-ga-x58a-ud9-revie...

I read multiple reviews, but this is the best one

"significantly faster" are the magic words, ha ha ha.

Well, when I choose a cooler, I only think about the CPU because the MoBos I look at are huge heatsink itselves, it spreads the heat out, Not much, but it gets the job done.
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June 7, 2010 12:54:06 AM

I will be keeping my chosen PSU, the review you posted seems kind of biased against it, other reviews about the PSU seems great and besides I am not going to use the PSU like they did in testing!
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June 7, 2010 3:09:16 AM

To ignore a JG review is pretty dumb. I'd trust his over other "reviews".
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