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Ok p67 build for wife. Double check.

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February 25, 2011 9:09:20 AM

Well I have decided to build wife a p67 build when available and then upgrade my 1366 when 2011 comes out. Here is what I am thinking for her. Larger ssd will go in my system and smaller in hers. Will probably change the other 2 hard drives , but she wants pleanty of room. I might change the vid cards out for 580's and put them in my system and give her 3 6970's.

Gigabyte p67 ud7
intell i-7 2600k

1 OCZ Colossus LT Series OCZSSD2-1CLSLT250G 3.5" 250GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

$549.00 $549.00

1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$399.99 -$60.00 Instant $339.99

1 SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV01-BW Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$125.99 -$39.89 Instant $86.10


1 GIGABYTE GV-R697D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$369.99 $369.99


2 XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$374.99 -$10.00 Instant $729.98

1 CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$299.99 -$20.00 Instant $279.99

1 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
$249.99 $249.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRSDTL 3TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$199.99 $199.99


1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$169.99 $169.99

1 Logitech G510 Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
$119.99 -$10.00 Instant $109.99


3 HP 2711x Black 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design
$399.99 -$40.00 Instant $1,079.97


1 Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
$69.99 -$16.00 Instant $53.99


1 LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA Model iHBS112 - OEM
$109.99 $109.99


1 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
$139.99 $139.99


1 Logitech Z623 200 w 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified

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February 25, 2011 10:53:25 AM

I'm sorry...I tried my best to look at the list, but there are a lot of non-system items like software, etc. I realize you mentioned two systems, but I'm trying my best to understand what goes where. It might help me (and maybe just me) if you'd separate the list into two builds and keep a separate list for software. That way, we (at least I) could easily look at the components you are selecting for one build, instead of one massive list.

Looking at the items on the list...do you need a 1200w PSU? That seems like extreme overkill for a lot of builds (even dual-GPU). Also, are the fancy keyboard and mouse necessary? Do you plan on burning blu-rays? If not, a DVD drive, or even a Bluray ROM drive will save some.

What is the purpose of the system...are both of you going to be doing a lot of gaming?

On a side note, have they stated shipping p67 again?
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February 25, 2011 10:57:21 AM

There took all the software out. Only thing on there to add to my system is the ocz 250. Everything else is hers. No theey have not started shipping p67 yet.
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February 25, 2011 2:17:38 PM

I'm still seeing everything on the list (software too).

Wow...that's quite the build. What will your wife be using it for?
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February 25, 2011 4:02:41 PM

16 gigs of RAM, a UD7, 1200w psu, and dual 6970's... now this is what I call high end. :D 

1200w seems a bit much for those two cards imo...
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February 25, 2011 4:10:22 PM

Your wife is a gamer?

LOL
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February 25, 2011 9:36:56 PM

Why_Me said:
16 gigs of RAM, a UD7, 1200w psu, and dual 6970's... now this is what I call high end. :D 

1200w seems a bit much for those two cards imo...

Triple 6970's and yes she is a gamer.
She will be playing games, cad work, home design work, home business and inventory, blueray movies, video and picture editing.
I might get triple 580's and give her my 6970's that are in my current system.
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February 25, 2011 9:45:06 PM

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February 25, 2011 10:12:20 PM

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Thats the 2 xfx cards.
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February 25, 2011 10:17:05 PM

And it's very important information for us. I never knew that before.

Sorry, it's just very hard to make it through that list to figure out what's really there.
Luckily you know that already but it's extra hard on us.
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February 25, 2011 10:24:19 PM

Can you consider marrying me? It is nice to have someone to buy me such a PC every year or so!

Seriously though, the list is so confusing and I can't see the mobo and CPU.
The DP to dual link DVI adapter is expensive and not needed. You can do with the much cheaper DP to single link DVI adapter. Dual link is only needed for screens with a resolution more than 1900x1200.
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February 25, 2011 10:36:41 PM

I missed the triple LCD screen setup till my 3rd run through the list even though I knew from your previous post you were thinking of a multi-monitor setup.
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February 25, 2011 11:18:50 PM

Any better?

Gigabyte p67 ud7
http://www.excaliberpc.com/601478/gigabyte-ga-p67a-ud7-...

intell i-7 2600k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1 OCZ Colossus LT Series OCZSSD2-1CLSLT250G 3.5" 250GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

$549.00 $549.00

1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$399.99 -$60.00 Instant $339.99

1 SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV01-BW Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$125.99 -$39.89 Instant $86.10


1 GIGABYTE GV-R697D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$369.99 $369.99


2 XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$374.99 -$10.00 Instant $729.98

1 CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$299.99 -$20.00 Instant $279.99

1 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
$249.99 $249.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRSDTL 3TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$199.99 $199.99


1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$169.99 $169.99

1 Logitech G510 Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
$119.99 -$10.00 Instant $109.99


3 HP 2711x Black 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design
$399.99 -$40.00 Instant $1,079.97


1 Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
$69.99 -$16.00 Instant $53.99


1 LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA Model iHBS112 - OEM
$109.99 $109.99


1 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
$139.99 $139.99


1 Logitech Z623 200 w 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified

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February 26, 2011 7:35:47 AM

Much better.
IMO 3 6970s will cause heat problems and are overkill. Two is more than enough. Either way there will be some CPU bottleneck in some games unless you OC the CPU. And for that you are going to need a good aftermarket cooler, which I don't find on the list. And BTW why don't you pick 3 XFX cards?.
If I were you, I would make do with HDDs until the next generation of SSDs (SATA3) becomes available. OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs look promising.
I still stand behind my opinion about the DP to DVI adapter in my previous post. Better though if buy 3 DP ready monitors and hook up 2 of them to the card by the 2 DP ports and the 3rd monitor by the DL-DVI port. This way you can hook up a 4th monitor or a HDTV to the SL-DVI or HDMI port. To do that you are going to need 2 mini-DP to DP adapters or cables, so make sure they come bundled with the graphics cards.

Your blu-ray drive is OEM. You will need to buy software to play BR discs, or switch to a retail drive.

I think this is everything that came across my mind. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.
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February 26, 2011 8:01:58 AM

avatar_raq said:
Much better.
IMO 3 6970s will cause heat problems and are overkill. Two is more than enough. Either way there will be some CPU bottleneck in some games unless you OC the CPU. And for that you are going to need a good aftermarket cooler, which I don't find on the list. And BTW why don't you pick 3 XFX cards?.
If I were you, I would make do with HDDs until the next generation of SSDs (SATA3) becomes available. OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs look promising.
I still stand behind my opinion about the DP to DVI adapter in my previous post. Better though if buy 3 DP ready monitors and hook up 2 of them to the card by the 2 DP ports and the 3rd monitor by the DL-DVI port. This way you can hook up a 4th monitor or a HDTV to the SL-DVI or HDMI port. To do that you are going to need 2 mini-DP to DP adapters or cables, so make sure they come bundled with the graphics cards.

Your blu-ray drive is OEM. You will need to buy software to play BR discs, or switch to a retail drive.

I think this is everything that came across my mind. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

The drive does come with software, but we will be using nero platinum and power dvd blue ray. I agree about the dp monitors and I will look for a 35-27" with them. The cooler will probably be the zalman cnps9900max. The xfx had a 2 card limit but ideally I want 3 xfx cards. I can make due with the hdds till the vertex 3 come out and will clone the drive to an ssd. Would 570's be better or should I buy 3 580's and give her my 6970's?
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February 26, 2011 9:13:03 AM

Do you already have the CNPS 9900? If not, I suggest you buy the Prolimatech megahalems with 2 fans, the Noctua D14 or the Thermalright silver arrow. All 3 of them perform better than the 9900.

Since you are planning to have 3 monitors, AMD 6970s or 6950s are better. In addition to consuming less energy and producing less heat, they have larger frame buffer (2GB) which is useful in your insane resolution (5670x1080), besides AMD eyefinity can function in games that don't support CF since all the monitors are hooked up to the first card, nVIDIA surround, on the other hand; needs SLI , so games that scale negatively and need SLI to be turned off, can't be played in surround.
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February 26, 2011 10:50:58 AM

avatar_raq said:
Do you already have the CNPS 9900? If not, I suggest you buy the Prolimatech megahalems with 2 fans, the Noctua D14 or the Thermalright silver arrow. All 3 of them perform better than the 9900.

Since you are planning to have 3 monitors, AMD 6970s or 6950s are better. In addition to consuming less energy and producing less heat, they have larger frame buffer (2GB) which is useful in your insane resolution (5670x1080), besides AMD eyefinity can function in games that don't support CF since all the monitors are hooked up to the first card, nVIDIA surround, on the other hand; needs SLI , so games that scale negatively and need SLI to be turned off, can't be played in surround.

Those coolers are too big for her build. Already tried to talk her into them, yes I have a 9900 max on hand as well as a megahalems. The 9900 max is acceptable for her build.
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February 26, 2011 6:33:41 PM

WR2 said:
Looking good with the changes mentioned.
Whats the plan for the dual SSD Vertex 3 / Colossus LT combo?
OCZ Vertex 3 Preview

Did you find 3 monitors that fit into that monitor stand you liked?
HP 2711x Black 27" LCD Monitor Slim Design
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/24-176-195-Z01?$S300W$


No unfortunatly not in a 27" monitor. I can do a 25" if I really need to use the stand. I am looking for a larger desk at the moment.

Will the vertex 3 be that much faster than the colossus? If so I like the idea of a 240 vertex 3 for my rig and maybe hers also.
If i would not notice too much a difference then I could use 3 of these. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 26, 2011 9:36:32 PM

I really do like the idea of that monitor stand giving you back control to all of your desk space. (and saving the cost of getting new desk too)
Don't think there would be any difference in enjoyment of a 3 monitor span in 25" vs 27" models.

Colossus LT @ $549: In spite of the dual controller/internal RAID O setup it has roughly the same performance
Read:Write 260MB/s:260MB/s & Sustained Write: 220 MB/s

as the OCZ Vertex 2 240G @ $440
Read:Write 285MB/s:275MB/s Sustained Write: 250 MB/s

OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-E 240GB @ $570 installed in a PCI-Express x4 slot is also an internal RAID 0 (4 way)SSD with much better performance.
Read:Write 740MB/s:720MB/s & Sustained Write: 600 MB/s MB/s

A 256GB Vertex 3 @ $500 will fall between the Vertex 2 and RevoDrive, quite a bit faster than the Colossus LT.
Read:Write 550MB/s:525MB/s
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February 26, 2011 9:48:34 PM

WR2 said:
I really do like the idea of that monitor stand giving you back control to all of your desk space. (and saving the cost of getting new desk too)
Don't think there would be any difference in enjoyment of a 3 monitor span in 25" vs 27" models.

Colossus LT @ $549: In spite of the dual controller/internal RAID O setup it has roughly the same performance
Read:Write 260MB/s:260MB/s & Sustained Write: 220 MB/s

as the OCZ Vertex 2 240G @ $440
Read:Write 285MB/s:275MB/s Sustained Write: 250 MB/s

OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-E 240GB @ $570 installed in a PCI-Express x4 slot is also an internal RAID 0 (4 way)SSD with much better performance.
Read:Write 740MB/s:720MB/s & Sustained Write: 600 MB/s MB/s

A 256GB Vertex 3 @ $500 will fall between the Vertex 2 and RevoDrive, quite a bit faster than the Colossus LT.
Read:Write 550MB/s:525MB/s


Thanks I will go with 3 25" monitors. I will also wait on the vertex 3 drives.
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February 26, 2011 10:05:06 PM

Playing a game like WoW:Cataclysm with a 3 monitor 3240x1920 pixel (portrait mode) or a racing sim in 5760x1080 (landscape mode) should make any gamer's mouth water at the thought.
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March 9, 2011 4:00:21 PM

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