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August 7, 2010 9:09:35 PM

Intel Core I7 980X 3.33GHz/8MB/4.8GT/Box S1366 BX80613I7980X SLBUZ IN
Asus Xonar Essence STX
Intel X-25-Mainstream 160 GB SSD SATA2.5 MLC 902464
Corsair DDR3 PC-16000 2000MHz 3GB CL8 (8-8-8-24)(KIT of 3x2GB) DHX CMG6GX3M3A2000C8 3x240 DIMM, Unbuffered, 8-8-8-24. Dominator GT with DHX+ and Airflow 2 Fan, Supports Intel Core I7
Asus Rampage 3 Extreem LGA 1366, X58 DDR3 SATA6 USB3.0 ATX
1xSapphire HD5970 2GB 21165-00-51R 21165-00-51R GDDR5
Fortron Everest 1010W(80PLUS)/Modular/ATX v2.2/EPS v2.91/Silent 120mm FAN/High Efficiency / Active PFC / Retail

Case: Coolermaster Cosmos S RC-1100-KKN1-GP-Aluminium-Black

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August 7, 2010 9:15:00 PM

Bling Bling
August 7, 2010 9:23:12 PM

1) the i7-980X is a waste of money, for gaming the i7-930 works just fine especially when OC'ed to 3.6-4.0GHz (your range may vary)
2) IMO the intel SSD's aren't that great anymore with their sustained 70MB/s write speed, grab an OC Vertex II (100GB should be plenty)
3) Grab a data drive, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is fast and large enough for all of the games (and probably data)
4) ditch the DDR3-2000 it makes no difference, grab a kit of G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL7 memory
5) not a fan of Fortron PSU's, i would grab a Corsair 850HX as it is enough power for this build with 2 x 5970's
6) don't get a sound card until you hear the onboard sound, it might be good enough for you

so all in all i give the build a D-
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August 7, 2010 9:24:46 PM

tho i am not sure about the sound card as mentioned card is according to this review:
all about stereo sound.
Tho i wnat to get out 7.1 as i play alsot of games and i wach dvd movies etc.
So i dont know what soundcard is best for games and movies.
August 7, 2010 9:30:44 PM

from ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Audio Channels 8 Channels

so the onbaord has 7.1 output, just test it first, if you don't like it then get the sound card (the one you picked is good)

btw, in order to OC hte i7-930 high you are going to need a good air cooler, i recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212+
August 7, 2010 9:44:58 PM

As i thinked to get Cosmos S case i wonder will all that stuff fitt in there.I mean as the CPU cooler.
As i do not know yet dose the shop where i am ordering cooler has mentioned cooler can somone ho knows give me smal list for CPU coolers that i can trust as i am gona overclock I7
August 7, 2010 10:01:25 PM

Frostytech tests a lot of heatsinks, the page is for the Top 10 one chart each for AMD and Intel, though the Intel is S775 tests i would imagine it would be pretty respectable for LGA1366 as well, if you look around and read some reviews, you will find a large chart that includes each heatsink they have reviewed
August 7, 2010 10:20:46 PM

wich OC Vertex II you sudjest?
Dose it has better read and write speed?
Hm what DVD, CD, bluray reader / writer should i get?(wold like to have chanse also to read and write dual layer dvd-s)
August 7, 2010 10:52:56 PM

i did go to:
over there i can see details tho there is 2 options

a.) Datasheet (34nm product line)
b.) Datasheet (50nm product line)
What dose mean nm?
and how do i know wich product line im looking at when i am buying ssd?
Ifi look at 34nm product line it will open up a pdf doc where i can see that
Intel® X25-M and X18-M Mainstream SATA Solid-State (as i understand it is same as i posted at start) has write speedon 160 GB SSD drive is up to 100MB/s
and read speed 250MB/s tho OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD has
Max Read: up to 285MB/s
Max Write: up to 275MB/s
Sustained Write: up to 250MB/s
Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS
it is alot better
August 7, 2010 11:25:33 PM

you would want to look at the 34nm driver (smaller is better technology, its the size of the transistors)

the G1 drives are 50nm
the G2 drives are 34nm
and newegg is only carrying the G2 drives now (AFAIK)
August 7, 2010 11:45:51 PM

i will know monday that if i can order OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD from shop where i am ordering my PC or i realy need to order SSD elswhere.
Odd is that intel SSD costs more then OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) tho OCZ SSD stats look way better
August 12, 2010 9:34:03 PM

OK here is build that i have at this moment selected:

///////////////////////// (CPU) /////////////////////////
Intel Core i7 980X Extreem Edition 3.33GHz 12MB Socet LGA 13366
Product code: BX80613I7980X

///////////////////////// Motherboard /////////////////////////
Product code: 90-MIBC10-G0EAY00Z

///////////////////////// RAM(DDR3 memory) /////////////////////////
Corsair DDR3 PC-16000 2000MHz 3GB CL8 (8-8-8-24)(KIT of 3x2GB) DHX CMG6GX3M3A2000C8 3x240 DIMM, Unbuffered, 8-8-8-24. Dominator GT with DHX+ and Airflow 2 Fan
Product code: CMG6GX3M3A2000C8

///////////////////////// Graphics card/////////////////////////
Sapphire RADEON HD 5970 2GB
Product code: 21165-00-51R

///////////////////////// Hard drive: /////////////////////////
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Product code: OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G

///////////////////////// Power Supply /////////////////////////
Fortron Toiteplokk Everest 1010W
Product code: Everest1010

I want very fast computer with ultrafast load time(for example boot time, load time, installation time on any soft or game, scanning with virus program etc)
Same time i want computer with verry good Graphics card.
(crysis on relistic mode all maxed out with no lag) and any other game
I do not yet know what monitor to get.
I wold prefer 27 inch

I did look at:
ViewSonic VX2433wm
Product code: VX2739WM


Samsung 27" LCD SyncMaster P2770H
Produt code: LS27EFHKUV/EN

I did read on one review that ViewSonic VX2433wm has low color.(in games for example wow colors where like washed out).I know that this monitor has 1ms response time tho Samsung 27" LCD SyncMaster P2770H ihas 2ms response time.
and this is not big difrence.

I did think about to get Black eddition card.
Product code: HD-597A-CNB9

tho i dont know how big difrence there is (exept price) on
Sapphire RADEON HD 5970 2GB
Product code: 21165-00-51R

Question about memory:
Corsair DDR3 PC-16000 2000MHz 3GB CL8 (8-8-8-24)(KIT of 3x2GB) DHX CMG6GX3M3A2000C8 3x240 DIMM, Unbuffered, 8-8-8-24. Dominator GT with DHX+ and Airflow 2 Fan, Supports Intel Core I7
Product code: CMG6GX3M3A2000C8

should i get instead a
Corsair DDR3 PC-15000 1866MHz 6GB CL9 (9-9-9-24)(KIT OF 3 - 2GB)
Product code: TR3X6G1866C9DF

And if i should get lower i7 version what should it be?
Maby this:
Intel Core i7 960 3.20 GHz Socket LGA1366
Product code: BX80616I5680

I also did wach this video LOL

and seems that i5 beats i7 on less aplications?
I know that when opening up 12 aplications on i7 it wil do it faster then i5 tho when opening up 3-5 appliations same time i5 beats i7?
August 12, 2010 10:49:27 PM

in addition should i get
lower CL memory kit?

Corsair DDR3 PC-12800 1600MHz 6GB CL7 (7-7-7-20)(KIT OF 3 - 2GB) XMS3
Product code: TR3X6G1600C7
Corsair DDR3 PC-15000 1866MHz 6GB CL9 (9-9-9-24)(KIT OF 3 - 2GB)
August 12, 2010 11:15:36 PM

if you go to a lower i7 get the i7-930 as it can be regularly clocked to 3.6-4.0GHz (does depend a bit on luck, but that would happen even with the i7-980X) and personally i don't think you will notice a difference between the 930 and 980X (as this looks to be a gaming build)

for memory i would recommend the CL7 DDR3-1600

now here's this thing, with a single 5970 this computer could easily use a 650w PSU from good company, though if you decide to get the i7-930 instead of the i7-980X you could afford another 5970 and then get a 950w+ PSU from a good company (suggestions are Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ, Antec and a few others)

as for loading applications, that will be entirely dependent on the HDD subsystem and with an SSD its usually a moot point, and anything loaded off of the internal data drive will be fast since the OS isn't reading and writing to and from it

why not go for the tower:
Intel Core i7-930
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Asus Rampage III
G.Skill Ripjaws 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3-1600 CL8
3 x EVGA GTX480
Antec TPQ-1200
Cooler Master HAF 932
OCZ Vertex 120GB
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
And any cheap DVD RW drive (usually around $20)

this should be about the same as you initial build (first post)
August 13, 2010 6:08:35 PM

OK here is what i have ordered so far:

Case: Coolermaster Cosmos S RC-1100.KKN1-GP
and for the case tow additional 120mm vents as case is coming with vents tho 2 are optional 120 vents.

Vents that i did allready buy: Alpenföhn 120 UV Led fan, 4pin PWM 850-1500RPM

Asus Rampage 3 Extreem socet 1366

Memory: Corsair DDR3 3x2GB 1866MHz DIMM CL9 Product code: TR3X6G1866C9DF

Graphics card: Shapphire HD5970 VGA 2GB GDDR5 PCIE16 / 21165-00-51R Sapphire

Power suply: Fortron EVEREST 1010W (80PLUS) ATX12V v2.2, EPS 12

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster P277OH (27 inch LCD / HD)

Hard drive: OCZ Technology SSD 120GB VERTEX 2 SATA II
Product code: OCZ Technology OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G

What is best processor for this setup?
Here is motherboard info:
In addition (taken for asus site) rampage 3 extreem supports below mentioned processors:
Rampage III Extreme The following table shows the support for CPU / Motherboard

Since PCB
Since BIOS

Core i7 920(2.66G,L2:4x256KB,L3:8M, rev.C0,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 920(2.66G,L2:4x256KB,L3:8M, rev.D0,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 930(2.8G,L2:8M, rev.D0,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 940(2.93G,L2:4x256KB,L3:8M, rev.C0,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 950(3.06G,L2:4x256KB,L3:8M, rev.D0,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 960(3.2G,L2:4x256KB,L3:8M, rev.D0,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 970(3.2G,Smart Cache:12M, rev.B1,130W) ALL 0507

Core i7 980X(3.33G,shared cache:12M, rev.B1,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 Extreme Edition 965(3.20G,L2:4x256KB,L3:8M, rev.C0,130W) ALL 0402

Core i7 Extreme Edition 975(3.33G,L2:4x256KB,L3:8M, rev.D0,130W) ALL 0402

Note! If you are sudjesting me a product please add produc code as i wont confuse similar products.
Additional question:
Here in this video:
At time: 0:50 you can see difrent i7 cpu-s
what is difrence in M and LM and UM?

August 14, 2010 10:16:47 AM

In addition: i did look at this processor:

it is chaper then
Intel Core i7 980X Extreem Edition 3.33GHz 12MB Socet LGA 13366
Product code: BX80613I7980X

tho it has
4 cores
and 731 million transistors
and according to site i linked on nthis post they have typed below that: BXC80601960 is a Chinese version
August 14, 2010 4:29:19 PM

I think this build is horrible 0 stars out of 5
August 14, 2010 5:17:36 PM

explain yourself why this build is horrible?
March 26, 2011 5:06:37 PM

I know this is way old but those builds are good if you go with an i7 930 or 950 or by now if you still haven't built the system which I'm guessing you already have you could go with a 2600k.