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I will finally buy my dream config! What do you think of it?

Hello,

I am going to purchase the following config in an upgrade to my old 8800GTS based rig. I think of updating my GPU within 6 months for a more high-end card, probably to a HD6990 or better at that time.

For some element I get questions, could you please answer and/or tell me what you think of the config:

Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 - I was hesitating with the 932 - $90
CPU: i7-950 - $295
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - I was hesitating with the Asus Rampage III Extreme - $210
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB - I was hesitating with the eVGA GTX 460 or the HD5850 - $240
Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB - CAS7 - $140
SSD: G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series 120GB - $195
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 - 1TB - $70
PSU: CORSAIR 750TX - I was thinking if I need more like a 850, and what is the diff between TX, HX etc... - $110
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $30

Total : $1379

Thank you!
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  1. neodynium said:
    Hello,

    I am going to purchase the following config in an upgrade to my old 8800GTS based rig. I think of updating my GPU within 6 months for a more high-end card, probably to a HD6990 or better at that time.

    For some element I get questions, could you please answer and/or tell me what you think of the config:

    Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 - I was hesitating with the 932 - $90
    CPU: i7-950 - $295
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - I was hesitating with the Asus Rampage III Extreme - $210
    GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB - I was hesitating with the eVGA GTX 460 or the HD5850 - $240
    Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB - CAS7 - $140
    SSD: G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series 120GB - $195
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 - 1TB - $70
    PSU: CORSAIR 750TX - I was thinking if I need more like a 850, and what is the diff between TX, HX etc... - $110
    HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $30

    Total : $1379

    Thank you!

    Everything seems fine!

    In my opinion you should go for a more high-end motherboard, but still the UD3R is great offering USB 3.0 etc for a affordable price.

    The CORSAIR 750TX is more than enough power to power both you CPU, graphics card and other important hardware.

    TX is a non-modular power supply; which means some decreased airflow and space.
    HX is a modular power supply that offers you the opportunity to choose what cables that you want to use/ not +20~30$.

    Best regards :hello:
    M9A2
  2. For gaming? Why not the cheaper i5 760, a nice 1156 crossfire mobo, 4G of RAM and two HD 6850? Or a HD 6870 now and another one later?

    Also the XFX 750W - modular, Seasonic inside.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_6850_CrossFire/13.html
  3. If this is your dream rig, then stick with all the top end stuff. Don't settle for anything less than an i7 950. I would have done The Rampage III or an EVGA FTW 3.
  4. Quote:
    With rapidly-increasing prices over $200 offering smaller and smaller performance boosts in games, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than the Core i5-760. This is especially the case since the Core i5-760 can be overclocked to great effect if more performance is desired, easily surpassing the stock clock rate of the $1,000 Core i7-980X Extreme Edition.

    Perhaps the only performance-based justification we can think of for moving up from a Core i5-760 is that LGA 1156 processors have an inherent limit of 16 PCIe lanes for graphics use. This is an architectural detail that the LGA 1156-based Core i5 and Core i7 processors share, so if a gamer plans to use more than two graphics cards in CrossFire or SLI, the LGA 1366 Core i7-900-series processors are the way to go.


    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-overclock,review-32031-5.html
  5. A more high-end mobo for what advantage?

    This UD3R gets SATAII 6bgps, USB3.0 etc... am I missing a point? :)

    Thank you!


    PS: mosox I will stick to the 1366 for potential upgrade to hexa
  6. Best answer
    if this is your dream rig then go get it!
    you have obviously spent some time researching for the parts you want
    and it looks great!
    one tip id give you is get another hd 6870 in the future for crossfire
    so you can really make use of those 32 pcie lanes that the lga 1366 offers
    750 watts should be enough for cf but i would take the 850 because psu work more efficiently when they are using somewhere about 80% of their wattage...
  7. I think it's beautiful! Im jealous! get it!
  8. Id say go for the i5-750 instead of 760 and save yourself 15 bucks bro..
  9. reaper2794 said:
    Id say go for the i5-750 instead of 760 and save yourself 15 bucks bro..
    I say if it's 15 bucks over a 1400 dollar computer.... why not spend the extra 15? you get a nicer bake as well so you can OC better!
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