personally only thing I would change is the mainboard to the gigabyte UD3R and go for the Mushkin Redline Enhamced ( personal prefeerences. but the UD3R won toms best buy award. and the mushkin runs at 6-8-6-24 1T 1600Mhz are you planning to overclock? if so, what are you thinking for a heatsink? i would recommend the Noctua D-14
July 20, 2010 10:24:05 PM
Yes, I would like to try overclocking my system. I have never overclocked before so any tips would be helpful. I was thinking about using this heatsink:
I personally wouldn't go higher then 24" on a monitor unless you're going to be using it as a HTPC, but that's just me. And as far as the graphics cards go, it depends how you want to upgrade in the future. If you go with the two 460's now, in two years when you want better graphics you'll have to dump them and buy the newest thing out there or buy 2 more of a different card if you want to see a performance increase
the ud3r has more features and is cheaper.. and the fact that it won toms award speaks heaps for itself.. I took this from one of the reviews for your scyth that are thinking about Perfect choice for i5/i7 up to ~3.6GHz. If you're shooting for a 24/7 4GHz+ OC, you're probably better off paying for a Noctua NH-D14
mugen seems to get around 75-84C prime load at 4ghz but the D-14 gets 73-75C at 4.3ghz
July 21, 2010 9:14:46 PM
So, if I run a core i7-930 at 3.6GHz with the Scyth would it be stable? And what if I wanted to push it to 4Ghz from time to time.