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June 9, 2010 11:16:23 PM

hi everyone :hello:  plz help

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of june 2010

BUDGET RANGE: $2600 + $100/200 :sweat: 

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: most in rendering, and running heavy software’s like Max,MAYA, mainly for animation and modeling, and for games also. :o 

PARTS REQUIRED: i want to abt everything should or cn buy within budget frm ups, mouse, cabinet, keyboard,headphone, speaker etc...

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: INDIA, RAJASTHAN (jaipur)

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: YES

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: may be

MONITOR : mre than 22"

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Plz mention each and every thing……
In format as below plz plz plz
And help fast I need it urgently
plz ill owe u :sarcastic: 

i have browsed sme parts bt dnt kno much abt them need strict help

:pfff:  :pfff:  :pfff:  :pfff:  :pfff:  :pfff:  :pfff: 

CPU

INTEL

CORE i-7 - 965 extreme,- 980x extreme
CORE i-7 - 860,-870,-920,-930,-940,-950
CORE i-5 - 750

AMD

Phenom II x6 1090 T black edition
Phenom II x4 black edition 955,965

MOTHERBOARD

Asus – p7f7-ews
Asus – p7p55d
Asus - saber tooth 55i
Asus – Rampage III
Asus crosshair IV Formula
Gigabyte – 890 fxa – ud7
Gigabyte GA – 890 gpa – ud3h
Biostar – TA890 FX 6

RAM (MEMORY)

4 GB X 2 or higher

COOLING

Thermal take
Artic colling frezzer
Rosewill fort 120 (reversed fans / standard)
Crosair

HARD DISK

2 TB (no idea about SSD plz tell)

PSU (Power Supply)

No idea

GPU (Graphic card)

ATI – HD 5970
Nvidia gtx 295, gtx 480
ATI 4870 x 2
ATI hd 4850 x 2
Ati hd 5870
ATI HD 5870 X 2 CF

DVD

ANY

CASE

Full Tower
Like: Cooler Master HAF-932

THERMAL COMPOUND

ANY

Personal details:
NAME: RAHUL
E-mail : onewhoisabsolute@yahoo.com

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June 21, 2010 5:02:54 PM

have you got the help you need yet?

if you haven't....... then

*bump*
June 21, 2010 5:49:13 PM

I set out with the same budget as you but ended up saving a boat load of money
Here is my final build:

Case: Antec 900 II - $119.95
Decent wire management, comes with a bunch of fans and filters as well as fan controllers, its very very heavy duty aluminum and steel, its not a full size tower but has the width and depth to house an army. I call it C3PO

Power Suppy: Corsair 850TX - $159.99 USD
It is not modular so if you wanted to go modular you could spend a hundred dollars or more and go modular. This thing is the most stable PSU I have ever seen.

Mobo: ASUS890GX - $139.99 USD
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard. Why? I am using the on board 4290 as a dedicated physx processor whilst running 2 Crossfire 5850's, now the this board only allows for 8x on two PCI slots but frankly who the hell is going to see a difference. If you wanted to upgrade a bit then go with a board that supports two or four x16 slots. I find it totally unecessary with 2 cards crossfire and a dedicated physx chip. AM3 Socket. This board has a bunch of cool features, memory oc'er, turbo buttons and its covered with heatsinks and feels pretty darn sturdy.

CPU: Thuban 1090t $295.99
This is the first CPU where I just tried EVERYTHING and for the most part it worked.
Overvolting, undervolting, overclocking screwed with pretty much everything I could and then in the end just left it at 3.78 without Core Power Boost and it runs 23c with my air cooling, gets up to 35c under crazy load (which is very hard to do)
I went a bit crazy in the beginning took this thing to 4.4 and it ran stable but warmer than I wanted it too with air cooling. Its a dandy of a chip.

RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 (7 CAS) $141 per 4 gigs, I have 8 gigs and use about 1-2 gigs with all my apps running and 2 / 3 instances of WoW / Aion running.
I went with this RAM because a buddy of mine OC'd this to 2200 and swears by it.

GPU: You have money to burn with this build so Crossfire two 5970's and tell us all about it :) 
I looked at the 5870 and could not justify the jump in price for the performance / increase in specs in comparison to the 5850 hence me getting two 5850's.

Storage: Boot / Gaming go with the 10,000 RPM Sata Six WD Velociraptor 64mb cache, don't fall for the Solid State trend yet, let the price come down and the technology fall in line before you get a SSD.

I think you could probably chose the rest for yourself.

Post up what you end up with.

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June 21, 2010 5:56:02 PM

LOL mark heath I find your contribution simply wonderfull :D 
June 21, 2010 6:06:39 PM

Ok now on topic. I wouldn't get a velociraptor. If you want speed get an ssd if you want size get an HDD. If you want both get both. If you want both in one partition get a good hdd, a good small ssd and HDD boost. If you want both in one drive get a momentus XT.

That may have been confusing so lets sum it form fastest to slowest

1: SSD with all apps and HDD for storage(expensive and SSD is small)
2: smaller SSD with HDD boost and a fast HDD(almost as fast as an SSD, reasonably priced and very large)
3: momentus XT(reasonable speed, cheap and relatively large)
4: HDD even a fast one like a velociraptor(slow, expensive, Quiet reasonably large)

as for the cpu I'd get a 930

as for the gpu I'd get fermi especially for your usage(maybe 480sli or 470sli)

as for the rest well we'll see
June 22, 2010 9:34:01 AM

Quote:
LOL mark heath I find your contribution simply wonderfull :D 

:D 

If you go SSD then somebody's option 2 (small ssd+hd) is good. You could also get a small SSD just for OS and then use a normal hd for everything else.

With this money (now that I'm not as tired to think) I'd be centreing (how do you spell that?) around the 930.
June 22, 2010 10:04:32 AM

Mark Heath said:
Quote:
LOL mark heath I find your contribution simply wonderfull :D 

:D 

If you go SSD then somebody's option 2 (small ssd+hd) is good. You could also get a small SSD just for OS and then use a normal hd for everything else.

With this money (now that I'm not as tired to think) I'd be centreing (how do you spell that?) around the 930.


I ask myself that question a lot especially when it comes to simoultaniously(still don't kknow if it's right)

I don't how you spell "centreing" but I'm pretty sure that's not it :p .

And yeah I agree about the 930
June 22, 2010 10:07:25 AM

Quote:
I ask myself that question a lot especially when it comes to simoultaniously(still don't kknow if it's right)

I don't how you spell "centreing" but I'm pretty sure that's not it :p .

And yeah I agree about the 930


lol.

simultaneously :D 
June 22, 2010 10:14:43 AM

aaahh thx that makes sense :p 
June 22, 2010 10:15:22 AM

on topic :D 
June 22, 2010 12:11:18 PM

look man you can make a lot of things with that budget

cpu: i7 980x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu: gtx 480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram: g.skill pi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: gigabyte x58A UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd: intel x25m 80gigs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd: samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu: corsair 950tx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case: cm haf922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hsf: prolimatech megahalms rev.B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

fans:
2 Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fans
&
1 COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

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

you can always downgrade the cpu to a 930 and get the cm haf X and get a bigger ssd or psu


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