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 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
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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