So Im finally thinking of upgrading from my 3 year old am2 build, and I just want some opinions or suggestions in any areas that could be improved, tweaked, not worth it, better parts for the price etc etc.
The only question i really have is that should i be taking advantage of sata 6gb/s, especially cause i dont have enough money for ssd (with shipping and tax this build is JUST over 1500)
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks to a month, once i get more paid =p
BUDGET RANGE: sub $1500 after rebates and whatnot, before tax and shipping.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: folding (on idle time), recreational avchd editing with cs5 (not too heavy, just want a smooth editing experience, decent encode and render times), light photoshopping, light gaming, everyday use multitasking.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, any local retail stores that might be cheaper
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: i7 build with fermi
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, plan to OC the 930 to 4ghz, oc vid cards.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly later, only for more folding though, not for gaming
Looking very good!
Correct. HDDs are not yet able to saturate the 3GB/s SATA ports. No advantage in paying extra for something not used. And the Seagate 7200.12 and Samsung F3 still lead in overall performance.
2x GTX 465's plus a 9800GT? or will the 2nd GTX 465 replace the 9800GT? Either way I think 750W for sure.
why do they have 6gb/s drives then =/
I think i'll probably keep the 9800 gt in there just to fold, unless it generates too much heat. then i might move it to another computer.
Ah, my good sir, you have been victimized by the adulteration of technical specifications brought on by lascivious scum pining for money.
In other words: dem marketers almost got ya!
Yes it is technically true (maybe) that the cabling they use and the ports they have all support up to that transfer speed.
Leaving out the fact that the drives do not move at that speed is just good business!
well the 465 has more cuda cores which is more useful for folding, rendering and encoding.
the only thing im worrying about is the heat. 460 runs cooler and possibly quiter?
Not that many more Cuda cores.
460 = 336 vs 465 = 352. The only reason I didn't wave the red flag on the 465 is the deep price cuts lately.
460 uses less power by a nice margin and not much difference when it comes to which is quieter. HIS has a reputation for being a tad quieter, but not so much as you'd actually notice the difference.