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June 3, 2012 9:00:59 AM

Are there any bottlenecks or incompatible parts

Case:
Corsair Carbide 500R
Mobo:
MSI Z77A-G43
CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K
RAM:
Kingston Hyper X, 8GB
SSD:
OCZ Petrol, 64GB
HDD
Samsung EcoGreen
Optical drive:
LG GH22NS70
GPU:
2x XFX HD 7850 Core Edition
CPU cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo
PSU:
OCZ ZS Series, 650W

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June 3, 2012 9:12:21 AM

check the RAM is rated 1.5 volt [ or less]

are you setting the SSD as a cache drive? You probably should
June 3, 2012 12:06:00 PM

1: get the gd45. its slightly bettter
2: no point of crossfire solutions when you can get a single card that is faster. get a single 680 or 670. they are faster and more energy efficent
3: no point of getting sandy bridge anymore. just get a i5 3570k. i7s are only useful i situations where there is workloads that require hyperthreading
4: dont get green drives. they are slow. get a plain seagate barracuda 1tb with 64mb of cache.
5: get the hyper 212 evo. its better
6: dont get the oc zs. get a xfx 650w. it is made by seasonic=best stuff
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June 5, 2012 5:23:58 AM

So I don't need hyper-threading for HD video editing and rendering?
And i can't find the gd45 only g45 here in the Netherlands.
June 5, 2012 5:24:56 AM

Outlander_04 said:
check the RAM is rated 1.5 volt [ or less]

are you setting the SSD as a cache drive? You probably should

I don't understand...
June 5, 2012 9:05:06 AM

Xuekun said:
I don't understand...

Make sure your RAM is 1.5v.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- like all this RAM.

Also skip the dual 7850's that go for over $500 total and get one good single card like a gtx 670

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... $400 - $430
GTX 670 2GB

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- gtx 670 review w/benchmarks[/b

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios
June 5, 2012 9:25:51 AM

TheBigTroll said:
1: get the gd45. its slightly bettter
2: no point of crossfire solutions when you can get a single card that is faster. get a single 680 or 670. they are faster and more energy efficent
3: no point of getting sandy bridge anymore. just get a i5 3570k. i7s are only useful i situations where there is workloads that require hyperthreading
4: dont get green drives. they are slow. get a plain seagate barracuda 1tb with 64mb of cache.
5: get the hyper 212 evo. its better
6: dont get the oc zs. get a xfx 650w. it is made by seasonic=best stuff


I agree with 2, 5 and 6.

HD speed is determined by RPM's and the difference between 5400 and 7200 is about 2 seconds on long loading screens... not a big deal at all. If your going to get faster RPM's than that, I would just get an SSD for the price instead.
Sandy bridges OC better than Ivy bridges. At stock speeds or tiny overclocks Ivy bridge is better, otherwise there is plenty of good reason to go sandy. It can easily give you a cheaper motherboard since you don't have to worry about getting one for Ivy. They make updates for some of the older boards, but that only applies if you already have a working computer to download those updates.
SLI/Crossfire can be good if you already have the best single card available... but otherwise yeah, a Single more powerful one is cheaper since you don't need to invest in a bigger crossfire/sli compatible PSU and extra cooling+space, plus some games don't support Crossfire/SLI.
June 5, 2012 9:39:48 AM

zex95966 said:
I agree with 2, 5 and 6.

HD speed is determined by RPM's and the difference between 5400 and 7200 is about 2 seconds on long loading screens... not a big deal at all. If your going to get faster RPM's than that, I would just get an SSD for the price instead.
Sandy bridges OC better than Ivy bridges. At stock speeds or tiny overclocks Ivy bridge is better, otherwise there is plenty of good reason to go sandy. It can easily give you a cheaper motherboard since you don't have to worry about getting one for Ivy. They make updates for some of the older boards, but that only applies if you already have a working computer to download those updates.
SLI/Crossfire can be good if you already have the best single card available... but otherwise yeah, a Single more powerful one is cheaper since you don't need to invest in a bigger crossfire/sli compatible PSU and extra cooling+space, plus some games don't support Crossfire/SLI.

There is no price difference between a Sandy Bridge board and an Ivy Bridge board unless the OP plans on going with a H61 board. No reason to go SB on a new build imo. Native USB 3.0, native 1600hz RAM (H61/H67 is 1333hz), PCI-E 3.0, etc... why go Sandy Bridge on a new build?

June 5, 2012 9:46:19 AM

I highly recommend the Artic Cooling i30 - amazingly good temperatures. Had my friends i5 2500K running at 20C idle, which is fantastic.

I see that you're going with the Hyper TX3 and that's your opinion but just consider this as an alternative.
June 5, 2012 11:58:32 AM

Xuekun said:
So I don't need hyper-threading for HD video editing and rendering?
And i can't find the gd45 only g45 here in the Netherlands.



should be the same thing
June 5, 2012 1:15:49 PM

Why_Me said:
why go Sandy Bridge on a new build?


Reread my post please, don't make me quote myself.
At any rate it's a minimal difference I guess.
June 5, 2012 1:35:18 PM

Are these changes good?
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
MSI Z77A-G45
Intel Core i7 3770K
Corsair Vengeance, 8GB
OCZ Petrol, 128GB
LG GH22NS70
XFX HD 7850 Core Edition
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
OCZ ZS Series, 650W
June 5, 2012 1:36:41 PM

no point of i7s if you are not doing heavy workloads.

dont get the zs series. get a seasonic made power supply such as the xfx models, seasonic themselves, and corsair
June 5, 2012 1:54:06 PM

I'm going to do HD editing and rendering so i think i need the i7...
June 5, 2012 2:39:03 PM

ok then. get the i7
June 5, 2012 9:53:24 PM

I hope your not relying on rebates from OCZ, they are notoriously bad about honoring them.
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