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July 15, 2010 9:09:00 PM

I love this place, so many things i would have never known without everyone here. I'm just about to build my new system and i thought id get everyones opinion on it.
alright the list of components are as follows:
CPU: I7-940

CPU cooler: cooler master V8

Motherboard: Rampage III Extreme

GPU: EVGA gtx 480 superclocked

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000 watt

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw series 6GB

Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 1TB

Disc Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS dvd burner

Chassis: Thermaltake Xaser VI

i grabbed the 940 on sale when they where phasing them out for the 950

my newegg wishlist link for more info http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

the i7-940 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Let me know what you think:) 

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July 15, 2010 9:54:06 PM

thanks for the input, its always welcome. the 5970 is an amazing card no doubt, but ive been burned by ati driver issues too many times in the past. thats why i went with the 480 aside from that everything looks good but its only 100 dollars less than what i have in there. i would step the corsair down to the 850 but the power draw from the 480s are ridiculous.
how much better is the trident ram versus the ripjaw really, just curious.
and the haf 922 is and awesome case. was my 3rd choice behind the xaser VI and the raven rv01
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July 15, 2010 10:06:29 PM

You do realize that ATI's driver issues have been gone since AMD bought them 4 years ago right? It's very hard to recommend any of the new nVidia cards given their high cost, low performance, high power draw and massive heat.

They're a lot better if you're overclocking. The Tridents will run at 1600 mhz CAS Latency 6 if you set them there.
July 15, 2010 10:20:08 PM

hmm, some things to think about. thanks
July 16, 2010 1:02:47 AM

also the mushkin redlline enhanced run cas 6-8-6-24 1T only 15 more than the tridents which are cas 9 and I second the at cards.. i ave the 5870 and am very happy with it
July 16, 2010 1:13:44 AM

The Tridents are actually faster than the Mushkin Enhanced Redline. The difference is that the Mushkin's are CL 6 at 1600 mhz, while the Tridents are CL 9 at 2000 mhz. It's basically about the same once you adjust for the speeds, but Tom's did a study on the various high end kits and ended up recommending the Tridents because they were just a tad faster.
July 16, 2010 1:44:40 AM

i didn't realize the tridents were 2000 mhz. that was my mistake. I do have to say I noticed a significant dif going from an i5@4.0 with gskill eco cas 7 ( 8GB) to i7@4Ghz 6GB redlines cas 6 however I do not believe the triple channel memory controller is what makes the i7 that much more responsive I can't put my finger on it.. ideas? Also the tridents wouldn't fit under my noctua d-14 anyhow :p 
July 16, 2010 12:21:06 PM

Then I'd get Corsair's 6 GB 1600 mhz CL 7 sticks. They'll be slower, buy they're lower profile.
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