I'm new here, and this is my first build. I'm about to order the parts, so I thought I should ask some of you experienced folks. I would love to have some feedback on this build, especially in terms of inter-compatibility between the different components I'm getting. I did a lot of research but there's only so much I can learn without any hands-on experience. Anything i should add/remove/replace?
I'm on my year in a 3D animation bachelor's, and i feel the need to get me something powerful enough to keep up with the demanding softwares that i use.
the XFX 850W Black Edition came looking to make a splash, and ended up doing a cannonball big enough to just about drown the competition. Voltage regulation is nothing short of fantastic, efficiency is excellent, and ripple and noise is just about nonexistent.
there should be little doubt as to what score I'm going to give this unit here. This unit combines utterly amazing voltage regulation with outstanding efficiency and just about the best ripple and noise suppression I have ever seen. And it does it all silently, too, because I sure couldn't hear that fan at any time. Even in the hot box. I almost wish I could hand out better than a perfect score, but I can't so I won't. 10.
Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity.(
Get identical performance but w/o the curing issue fro Shin Etsu
As for the MoBo, for $20 more you could upgrade to the WS revolution which will upgrade ya 2nd GFX slot to X16 speeds in SLI / CF .... Deluxe is x8 x8 in SLI / CF ... WS is x16 x16 Read about why here:
The 6970 has a slight edge in Guru3D's game suite with a total of 526 fps to the 560 Ti's 495...but is that 31 fps worth $110 ? Also if you going to grab a 2nd card in the future, which your PSU and MoBo choice indicates, in SLI, the 560's garner 862 fps (for $496) to the 6970's 825 fps (for $660)