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Old January 31, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Hi, I was born in Deep River Ontario but through a long and complicated process, which would only serve to bore you, I now live in Omaha Nebraska.

1. Gaming and running several statistical programs

2. ~ 1,500.00 (US)

3. The states

4. At the current time Iím an Intel, nVidia, Asus and 64 bit Vista fanboy

5. Iím going to carry over my GTX 280,
LG L246W monitor, keyboard/mouse and UPS

6. If read every thread could lay my hands on and posted my specs on 2 for comments; most of which were constructive.

7. Of course Iím going to overclock.

8. ASAP



Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution motherboard

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 case

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX PSU

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB

Lapped Thermalright Ultra-120 extreme 1366 RT, with another Theralright TR-FDB-1600 fan and another fan bracket, for a push/pull setup.

Asus 22X optical, model 22B1ST

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Scythe KM02-BK 5.25" Bay Fan Controller


Logitech Z-2300 speaker system Ė not my dream setup but I wanted to keep within my budget.

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound, just to be on the safe side.


You should be able to see everything here:

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...spx?ID=8772865
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Old January 31, 2009, 07:48 AM
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Can't see the link, gotta login to your account, info please? LOL

Why the workstation version of the P6T?

Nice choice on the RAM, Hard drive, CPU cooler..

There is thermal compound that comes with the TRUE, it works pretty good, not sure if it's as good as MX-2 but it works fine so far, results similar to OCZ Freeze, difference from MX2 is probably very slight. So you could save a few bucks there anyways.
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Old January 31, 2009, 08:17 AM
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There isn't a thing I would change other than ask what was already asked: why the WS version of the P6T?
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Old January 31, 2009, 10:58 AM
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Why the Revolution; mainly based on this review:

[H] Enthusiast - ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution

The new bios address most of the complaints that Kyle had in this review; which you can see on the last page, by play the last video.

6 high speed PCI-E Gen2 x16 Slots, three true x16 Link PCI-E for 3-way SLI and CrossFireX on demand, SAS for the future (to many $ís right now for the drives) etc.


However, the real kicker was that Iíll be able to get this motherboard for $299.00. Itís nice to have friends, eh


The only reason for the MX-2 is my fear of using a conductive TIM and I know that #%@& is bound to happen.


Sorry for the link fiasco, which simply gave the details on everything @ at Newegg.
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Old January 31, 2009, 12:36 PM
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True, but you are get a hot-as-hell nForce 200 chip messing with temps for no reason. If you are planning on running 6 cards for Folding @ Home apps then great, otherwise, there is no point.

If you can get the board for $300, get the P6T Deluxe you will probably be able to get to for $200. ;)
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Wow, if you can get that board for $300, go for it!

Unfortunately, the board apparently runs tri-sli slower than the eVGA X58 even with 3 "True" PCI-E x16 slots because of latency issues with the NF200. If you can get it for $300, then the difference is negligible, because it is completely overidden by the price (it's only 1-4 frames less :D)
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Old January 31, 2009, 04:37 PM
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You came to the same conclusion that I did, even after looking at these:

[H] Enthusiast - NF200 "True" 3-Way SLI Preliminary Results==

NF200 chip on next batch of x58's: Hardware SLI (worth it???) - [H]ard|Forum
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Indeed. With 6 PCI-E slots it doesn't really matter whether you go 3x SLI or not, the flexibility of it is simply off the hook, and you can't go wrong for $300. I might PM you in a year to hook me up with something like that! :lol:
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