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June 24, 2010 9:42:19 PM

Hi guys this is my latest build, I already have a P182 antec case and a Gainward GTX285 2048MB 648Mhz already. I just have a few worries about my current build.



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1. Does anyone have any experience with the prolimatech Armageddon and selecting fans?
2. Is the RAM over kill? I went for the best 6 gig triple channel with the lowest cas timings, am I right in saying the lower the CAS is better? Also I have read that more RAM is better then good CAS timings is this true and would I be better getting 12 gig of CAS8 or something for my money?
3. I plan on OC my i7 930 D0 chip but is the UD7 board overkill? Will a UD5 or UD3 work just aswell? I am unsure of the differences.
4. Anyone got any experience with the crucial SSD and know if this one has the updated firmwire as I have read the had issues?
4. General Opinion on the build?

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June 24, 2010 10:07:00 PM

I can't see the pic you posted since it wants me to register.

I do not have experience with the armaggeddon but I heard somewhere that it's pretty good.

I don't know what ram you've selected due to the picture issues. RAM won't make much of a real world difference in pc usage cas8 and frequency of 1600 should be fine. As for size being more important than speed that is false. You just need enough ram. If you use 4gb then it doesn't matter whether you have 6 or 12. Speed is well faster. The average pc user uses less than 4gb but seeing as you're looking at an i7 6gb is probably the way to go.

The ud7 isn't really overkill. Just depends on how much you want to OC.

differences: ud3r: realtively small and bad heatsinks, one LAN input

ud5: many led's for temps, volatges and a debug screen to tell you about posting issues, power and reset switch, more phase power, 2 LAN ports and I think that's about it.

ud7: Identical to the ud5 but with a built in waterblock, more accesories, even more phase power and a massive heatsink which you can attach if you so wish.

I have no experience with crucial ssd's and can't recall of anyone I know who has so sorry there.

As I stated I can't really give an opninion sice the pic doesn't work for me.
June 24, 2010 10:28:00 PM

http://yfrog.com/1rbuild2uj - didnt know how to register maybe this works? If not here is the list!



140mm Sharkoon System Fan Series 140x140x25mm 1500rpm 33db(A) £14.05

850W Corsair CMPSU-850HXUK, ATX, EPS12V, Modular, UK Version - 7 Year Warranty £134.88

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7, Intel X58 Express, S1366, DDR3 2200, SATA II & III, USB 3.0 & 2.0, RAID, ATX £271.19

Intel Core i7 930 D0 SLBKP Bloomfield 45nm, 2.8 GHz, QPI 4.8GT/s, 8MB Cache, 20x Ratio, 130W, Retail £234.02

6GB (3x2GB) Corsair DominatorGT, DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), CAS 6-6-6-20, XMP, DHX, DF, Connector, 1.65V £310.34

128GB Crucial RealSSD C300, MLC-Flash, 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s, Read 355MB/s, Write 140MB/s £298.05

Prolimatech Armageddon Ultra High End CPU Cooler, 6 Heat Pipe, £54.43


Total + Vat + carriage - £1,328.04
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June 24, 2010 10:45:26 PM

Looks very good overall although The ram really is overkill IMO. I'd go for a fast kit but not that fast because then you're really paying a lot for bassically no real difference. I'd go for the normal dominators 1600mhz cas8(I think that's the best choice of ram in the UK).
June 24, 2010 10:50:13 PM

Get your triple channel ram from novatech people:

Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Triple Channel Kit
1600MHz RAM Speed, CAS 7-8-7-20 Timings, 1.6-1.65v £176
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Mem...

G.Skill PI Series 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Triple Channel Kit
1600MHz RAM Speed, CAS 6-8-6-20-2N Timings, 1.60v £170
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Mem...

Corsair Dominator GT 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600C7D
1600MHz RAM Speed, 7-7-7-20 CAS Timings, 1.65v £240
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Mem...

There's also this on ebuyer:
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-20) 1.65V £166
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191182
June 25, 2010 8:30:08 AM

For the price I think the first dominators are the best choice. They are really good OCable sticks.
June 25, 2010 3:27:05 PM

Unless you're going to add another GPU later, 850W is way overkill for that build; a quality 550W PSU (e.g. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax) will be sufficient.
June 25, 2010 8:50:55 PM

Thanks for your replies guys. I am going to stick with the ud7 an i7 930 combo and yes one day I would like to go sli maybe 470's. Think I will try the:

"Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Triple Channel Kit
1600MHz RAM Speed, CAS 7-8-7-20 Timings, 1.6-1.65v £176"

for ram sounds quite reasonable. Keep eeing this G.skills stuff around but have never heard of it before are they of comparable quality to corsair?

Also anyone who has had experience with the the Prolimatech Armageddon Heatsink and fans?

Also any experiences with SSDs? I know the Intel M-25 was very popular but these new SSDs boast much better read and write speeds for similar price.
June 25, 2010 9:35:03 PM

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for ram sounds quite reasonable. Keep eeing this G.skills stuff around but have never heard of it before are they of comparable quality to corsair?

You mean the GSkill Ripjaws? Yes, they are the same quality as the Corsair stuff, but here in the US, it's quite a bit cheaper than the Dominators.

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Also any experiences with SSDs? I know the Intel M-25 was very popular but these new SSDs boast much better read and write speeds for similar price.

It's not always about the read/write speeds. The Intel X25-M G2 is a proven SSD and AFAIK hasen't had any major firmware,etc like issues. For example, the C300 and a few OCZ drives (IIRC) have had firmware issues in the past. In either case, the C300 seems like a good buy.
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