Heavey PC for Heavy Jobs


MB: Gigabyte EX58A-UD7
VGA: 1.5GB nVIDIA GV-N480UD-15I-B GTX 480 DDR5 or 2GB Nivida Geforce 9800
RAM: KingSton Hyper X 2GB DDR3 (4X2= 8GB)
PS: Odin 1200 w GE-MK20A-D1
Case: Sumo 5115
CPU: Core i7 2.8 920
HD: WD Green 1Tb (I couldn't find Black 64 bit in my Local market)

Please Help me - Any suggestion from expert

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  1. What are the characteristics of your heavy jobs?
    Here are some initial thoughts:

    1) Ram for the X58 chipset is sold in three stick kits. If 6gb will serve, get a 3 x 2gb kit. Otherwise, get two 3 x 2gb kits, or, better yet a 3 x 4gb kit.
    Ram speeds and timings are not critical to the 920 processor.
    2) The 920 is a 2.66 cpu, are you looking at the 930 @2.8 which is selling for the same price?
    3) A GTX480 is the strongest single gpu card you can buy today. It is very expensive. The alternative 9800 is a very basic card, there is no comparison between the two. Which do you really need?
    4) Odin is a psu brand I am not familiar with. 1000w is excessive for what you listed. Get a unit in the 650-750w range from a quality vendor like Seasonic, Corsair, PC P&C, Antec, or XFX to name a few.
    5) The WD green drives slow down the rpm's to be energy efficient. If you care about performance, get something else. Cache is not a very important metric in hard drive performance. If you can get a SSD for the os, then a slower storage drive is a good option.
  2. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-advice

    fill in the template we'll help you from there.
  3. I'm guessing you don't have acces to newegg but you can use the links for information purposes

    MB: Gigabyte EX58A-UD7
    Are we talking about the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 ? In any case, I'd opt for the the Asus ASUS P6X58D for about $20 less

    or the quite amazing Rampage III Extreme for $20 more.

    VGA: 1.5GB nVIDIA GV-N480UD-15I-B GTX 480 DDR5 or 2GB Nivida Geforce 9800
    Those are very very different cards. Personally, I'd go for twin Asus 470's for about $600 ($130 more)

    RAM: KingSton Hyper X 2GB DDR3 (4X2= 8GB)
    As said above, you'd be looking for 3 sticks not 2. Check the THG reviews for what sticks perform above spec or if ya just wanna go by guaranteed CAS timings, look at the following:

    CAS 8 (8-8-8-24) DDR3-1600 - $ 125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365
    CAS 7 (7-8-7-20) DDR3-1600 - $145 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226030
    CAS 6 (6-8-6-20) DDR3-1600 - $155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227575

    PS: Odin 1200 w GE-MK20A-D1
    Case: Sumo 5115

    Case is outdated and no longer currently sold....probably a few left on some old store shelves. Same for PSU. I'dopt for current models and the reviews on both are nothing special. At $450 I saw it selling at for the pair, I wouldn't touch them w/ the proverbial 10 foot pole. The combo here at $250 are far better components and are $200 cheaper. And there's no need for anything close to a 1200 watt power supply.

    CPU: Core i7 2.8 920
    Again, old news....the 930 is the current CPU in this category.

    HD: WD Green 1Tb (I couldn't find Black 64 bit in my Local market)
    Green means it sacrifices performance for energy savings. I'd opt for the Samsung F3's or Seagate 7200.12's.

    Don't forget a cooler

    pick a TIM from the top few here:
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