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September 15, 2010 6:31:35 PM

Hello,


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

Thanks

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September 15, 2010 6:51:42 PM

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.
September 15, 2010 9:59:13 PM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or the quite amazing Rampage III Extreme for $20 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
CAS 7 (7-8-7-20) DDR3-1600 - $145 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CAS 6 (6-8-6-20) DDR3-1600 - $155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU: Core i7 2.8 920
Again, old news....the 930 is the current CPU in this category.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't forget a cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

pick a TIM from the top few here:
http://www.hwreviewlabs.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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