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

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October 26, 2010 9:03:38 PM

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!
October 26, 2010 9:40:57 PM

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: 
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October 26, 2010 10:04:34 PM

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.
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October 26, 2010 10:14:31 PM

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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,revi...
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October 27, 2010 3:43:33 AM

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
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October 27, 2010 10:42:12 AM

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...
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October 27, 2010 12:46:09 PM

I think it's beautiful! Im jealous! get it!
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October 27, 2010 3:52:49 PM

Id say go for the i5-750 instead of 760 and save yourself 15 bucks bro..
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October 27, 2010 4:10:03 PM

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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October 28, 2010 7:22:47 PM

Best answer selected by neodynium.
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February 26, 2012 2:36:00 PM

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