Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New Build Ordered

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 1, 2011 4:29:29 PM

Well, went ahead and ordered my new gaming build (ff14/some shooters)/ development machine / vm host (not at the same time, of course); discovered the posts about sandy bridge yesterday sigh...
Let me know what you think. It's only my second all-out build; you can see from the retiring parts what the original one was; the goal is to last 3-ish years with potential GPU upgrades inbetween. The cost for this was about $1500 for the new parts. The original build this was upgrading cost a little over $3000.

New Parts:
* EVGA Superclocked GTX580
* 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24/1.5V
* ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
* Intel i7-2600K (3.4G quad/ht stock)
* Adapter for the zalman cpu fan
* OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II SSD drive (for boot)

I have:
* Thermaltake Toughpower 1200 watt PSU
* Antec 900 Case
* DVD Burner.. meh.. not interesting
* A few 1.5 tb drives (seagate barracuda's) totalling 5.5TB
* Samsung Syncmaster 301T (native 2560x1600)
* ZALMAN CNPS 9700 cpu fan
* SB Audigy SE
* Some Arctic Silver paste for the CPU

Retiring Parts:
Intel Q6600
ASUS Formula Maximus
Dual ATI 4870's in Crossfire
Drives to be named later

More about : build ordered

February 1, 2011 4:50:49 PM

They're literally in the mail. I may still go forward with the build, as I've got a backup solution in place anyway. Or go with a sata controller card.
Related resources
February 1, 2011 5:19:59 PM

Hello aardwolf;
I would do the same. 4x 6GB/s SATA ports and the two Micron JMB362 3GB/s SATA ports should cover you nicely.
February 1, 2011 6:07:35 PM

What I'm curious about though, is why newegg pulled the processor as well, if the problem is in the motherboards. That's the part that worries me.

At the very least, the stuff is under warranty, so I'm not critically concerned.
February 1, 2011 6:09:12 PM

IMO the probable reason was panic.
Still... who would get a CPU without a motherboard anyway?
Maybe they're taking a 'system approach' the whole mess.
February 1, 2011 8:06:49 PM

I do find it suspect that they're pulling all of the sales for a product that they claim has a 5% failure rate. Wasn't that a similar rate to Microsoft's original red ring admission?
!