Hey everyone, I had a post about a week ago of a build I posted up. Made a few tweaks and wanted to see what kind of feedback I could get. Went over the guide to choosing parts, but wanted to get some outside opinion of a Motherboard and PSU. Having a hard time picking out a mobo, so like I said any feedback is greatly appreciated. Hope to hear from you, get this thing purchased in the next day or two.
Computer Goal: BF3 on ultra graphics, GW2 on ultra graphics, Skyrim HD ultra graphics.
Other than a few really oddball entries, SF-2281 'consumer' SSDs come in three flash flavors. Starting on the low end, you have IMFT 25nm asynchronous flash, a budget flash used in the Agility 3, Force 3, Chronos (non-Deluxe model) and a few other drives that in our testing perform at around the same level as last year's SF-1200 controlled drives when filled to 50 percent capacity. A majority of drives use IMFT 25nm synchronous flash; Vertex 3, Force GT, S511 and so on.
Synchronous flash, also called ONFi 2.x is really the first step for enthusiasts, especially now that prices have really dropped. The final flash type used is 3Xnm Toggle Mode flash from Toshiba, a form of ONFi 2.x without the JEDEC classification. 25nm IMFT is rated for around 5K P/E cycles and 3Xnm Toshiba Toggle Mode flash is rated for around twice as many. Even though we are talking about writing a lot of data for a very long time, the 3Xnm flash will still last even longer.
$150 ain't a bad price with the rebate and all, but why pay that for a Tier 3, when ya can have a tier 1 for $180
That makes the Asus 7% faster outta the box than the EVGA SC, 6C cooler and almost 1/4 as loud under load (every 3 dBA is a doubling of sound level). The FTW is slightly faster than the SC, leaving the Asus model w/ just a 5% performance advantage
Ya RAM has those tall, toothy heat sinks....you want the low profile versions which won't interfere w/ CPU cooler.
Additional $15 off w/ promo code BTS504 on 3570k, ends 8/2
Dunno if ya can combine the various newegg combos .... but with the Pro / 3570k combo at $400 ..... minis the $10 promo on the MoBo and the $15 on the CPU....that's $375 for both which is a total savings of $55.