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Asus Rampage III Extreme (Need Build Help)

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February 21, 2011 10:06:13 AM

Hey Guys,
I am gonna get a new build computers. Mainly i will use it for gaming.
And this is my first computer build and i am very confused, please help me :) 

Here is the info:


Part I wants to have:

Asus Rampage III Extreme
Intel I7-950 3.06 GHz. (Upto 3.33 GHz.)

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month - Feb 29, 2011


Budget Range: No Budget


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Parts Not Required: Monitors, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything


Country of Origin: Australia


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1440x900


Additional Comments: I am in somewhere hot, so i might need a good cooler.


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I want Asus Rampage III Extreme ( Mainboard ) and Intel I7-950 3.06 GHz.
I am in Australia, so i need a good cooling.

If you need more info tell me :) 

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February 21, 2011 10:12:35 AM

Thats pretty expensive comb for under 1k.
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February 21, 2011 10:21:29 AM

chef7734 said:
Thats pretty expensive comb for under 1k.


Yea, Asus Rampage III mainboard and Intel I7 950 is already $800. $1000 won't be enough.

Just forgot about the budget. Can you recommended me some stuff?
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February 21, 2011 10:30:09 AM

My setup is quite nice but a bit pricey. You can use a gtx 570 or 2 of them, but it will be over 3k for it. If you dont need monitor, keyboard, mouse then a bit cheaper.
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February 21, 2011 12:04:52 PM

Can you give me your build and info please.
I might copy your build.
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February 21, 2011 1:05:09 PM

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 and Asus Rampage III & Intel I7 950?

A smart move would be going with the Core i5 2500K $279 / ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard $189 and
ASUS VE248H 24" Widescreen LED Monitor $244
~$712 for a better CPU, an excellent motherboard AND a 24" 1920x1080 LCD monitor.

Comparison between ore i7 950 - 3.06GHz vs Core i5 2500K - 3.3GHz
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February 21, 2011 1:10:22 PM

Asus Rampage III Extreme X58/ Core i7 950/ 12gb Patriot Viper xtreme 1600/ Zalman CNPS-9900max/ 2- xfx 6970/ 1 wd black 2tb and 1 wd black 1tb/ Lite-on 12x blue ray burner/ Corsair 800d/ Corsair 1200 psu/ Logitech g19/ Razer Lachesis 5600

Its a good setup, but I will be building my wife a 2600K build with a gigabyte p67 ud7 and a couple of gtx 570 or 580's and compare. I will then upgrade my system to however I see fit.
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February 21, 2011 2:28:28 PM

Quote:
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


If gaming and looking at Intel - wait for SB chipset flaw to be ironed out


Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: January 2011
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor...
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Past the Point of Reason:
CPUs priced over $225 offer rapidly diminishing returns when it comes to game performance. As such, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than the Core i5-2500K


If merely office/net/games understand that you stated no budget but this is the sort of config i sent over the email for Australian based 1920 x 1080 gamer

AUD $700 for entire rig off http://www.pccasegear.com/
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February 22, 2011 1:27:24 AM

chef7734 said:
Asus Rampage III Extreme X58/ Core i7 950/ 12gb Patriot Viper xtreme 1600/ Zalman CNPS-9900max/ 2- xfx 6970/ 1 wd black 2tb and 1 wd black 1tb/ Lite-on 12x blue ray burner/ Corsair 800d/ Corsair 1200 psu/ Logitech g19/ Razer Lachesis 5600

Its a good setup, but I will be building my wife a 2600K build with a gigabyte p67 ud7 and a couple of gtx 570 or 580's and compare. I will then upgrade my system to however I see fit.



I'm working on a similar build and had a question about your RAM. Do you know the "model" number for the RAM?
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February 22, 2011 1:58:35 AM




That's what I have ordered as well. Did you have to change any BIOS settings for the RAM or did it work right away? I've read about others having some boot issues. Just want to plan ahead for my build so I don't have *many* issues. Thanks.
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February 22, 2011 2:08:53 AM

Only boot issues I have is if my hd is attached to my sata 6 drives. Some mobos have issues with the 6gb and some dont. I like to run my ram higher but it booted up at 1066. I right now my ram is almost 1300 and cpu at 3.7 without anything other than preset ocing settings. I did however run the ram voltage up to 1.65 and it is very stable.
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February 22, 2011 7:20:10 AM

Best answer selected by Seaarmy.
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February 22, 2011 7:42:07 AM

WR2's build is nice. But i think i will try other stuff. And a brand new stuff. Since my friend told me Intel i5 is better in gaming than Intel i7. And Asus Rampage III Extreme only support Intel i7. Thanks for all the replies.
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