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Old February 10, 2010, 11:33 PM
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^^^ I'll speak from the experience of owning one ...the Intel G2 rocks...as for OCZ vs Intel, 6 to one half a dozen of the other..(I have seen the Benches of the OCZ and nothing thier seems to make me feel like I made a poor decision).Vertex are 60 GB while Intel are 80 GB...Vertex 120 GB and Intel 160 GB.
As for FW, even folks are having to update the FW on Vertex Drives, no biggie, no different than Flashing the BIOS. I just updated my Intel to the latest n greatest.

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Old February 11, 2010, 04:33 AM
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the Op need a sugestion on a motherboard. on my part I can't say this one is better than this one, they are pretty all good in the 1156 class, so if someone have something to say about what he have experience or read in a review ...it's about time to do it

I have a Gigabyte ep55 ud3l, I don't like this board, not enough fan header, temp for the chipset do not work , flaw on the design or default in mine, I will not RMA it, for the next use of this board I don't care

I own also an Asus Maximus III formula , nothing wrong to say about , only very good thing except the fact that I will like to see 2 16x lanes on it, but we know that is not the case with the 1156, alltrue Asus have new one they add a chip to do it, but I will not even test it, If I need 2 x 16x 1366 is the way to go , the more thing you add to a board, the more chance you get in trouble.

I will not dislike the EVGA FTW SLI too, those are not in the same price range than the OP ask for, but I see some detail on is Rig, that make me beleive that is not of topic to suggest them, ( in case someone jump here, ( the op buy an expensive Noctua cooler that willnot better than a 212+ , especially on standard clock, I have the filling that he can also afford a more high end board , and is nothing wrong to buy what some will call a overkill something, I do it all the time, )

anyway those boards are the one I have interest in, so those are the one I know


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I don't intent to overclock and very limited gaming.
And I agree at 110% on it, those CPU are so powerfull than you don't need to OC them, I OC mine only to have more PPD at the end of the day. If you fell more secure to not do so, nothing wrong, I show the temp of my OC one, because it use the same cooler as you talk, so we guess than if at 3,5 the temp are good , they will be also at 2,8



Those benchmark. they run a specific test to get data on a specific thing , in reallity, running computer with an OS as far complex as Wndows. Thing don't happen always like in the bench situation. Just as exemple, bench are made on PC that do not run anti-virrus in the back ground, It will be quite different to see a SSD copy a large files, when some thing at the back is playing with small one. Those who have experience SSD, notice an improovement on the general use of the PC, A difference that I will may be not notice betwen a WD blue and Black . Some ( I was one of them before ) say that SSD need more work, like trim to keep them healty, I think it's a way a good thing. People throw anything in their PC, I see everyday PC in my bench that I can hardly boot. people put way to much crap in their PC. It's not because a software is free than you nneccessary need it.

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Thanks for the reply everyone. I purposely left out the use of the computer because all of you will probably say it is overkill. Yes, for my use it is. I bought these parts based on the fact that I don't upgrade whenever new hardware/tech comes out. I try to get the "best" parts that are within my budget and will last me for awhile. I don't need high-end stuff.

I see some of you are against noctua. Why is that? I chose it based on the review on SPCR and the price I got it for. Those fans on that cooler might not be the quietest one. I might undervolt it.

I don't see a definite suggestion on the mobo. Is there a particular one I should go for or avoid? Which brand of ram is good? Kingston HyperX good? They are 1.65 or 1.9V. Isn't the recommended V. from Intel is 1.5?
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T......you will probably say it is overkill. Y.
you will never ear that from me: MARK my words , I mention it because we have a specialist here who say that to everyone, overkill CPU overkill GPU , even overkill case like if it was coming from his pocket

when I make the first remark on the Noctua, it was
1- I don't see you own one, I never say to someone he make the wrong buy, quite impolite and way too late
2- it's more a challenge to install it than other thing, it perform like a champ , eh the heck, if you fine it beautiful, it's all it count. and as the reviewer here say it's a DAM piece of show case. the bigger is the better

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Thanks for the reply everyone. I purposely left out the use of the computer because all of you will probably say it is overkill. Yes, for my use it is. I bought these parts based on the fact that I don't upgrade whenever new hardware/tech comes out. I try to get the "best" parts that are within my budget and will last me for awhile. I don't need high-end stuff.

I see some of you are against noctua. Why is that? I chose it based on the review on SPCR and the price I got it for. Those fans on that cooler might not be the quietest one. I might undervolt it.

I don't see a definite suggestion on the mobo. Is there a particular one I should go for or avoid? Which brand of ram is good? Kingston HyperX good? They are 1.65 or 1.9V. Isn't the recommended V. from Intel is 1.5?
If don't plan on overclocking your original choice is good (Asus). As for ram go with G.Skill. Less expensive but still great ram. But make sure to with the Ripjaws as it won't cause you any clearance problems with your Noctua. Btw, those Noctua fans aren't loud, I doubt you'll need to undervolt them. And that would defeat the whole purpose of that heatsink.
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+1 with johnny, Look at this pics, I use Patriot with high Heatsink , I have to rise a little bit the first fan to clear the memory. ( lost performance ) the D14 fins clear the memory.






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The noctua is a badass heatsink all around. I had one and was able to push my i5 (when i had it) to 4.4ghz and kept temps at about 66 or so when doing linpack testing. As for 1156 boards id suggest a gigabyte P55A-UD6 if your the type that gets the best he can get and keep it for a few years. I have the older model P55-UD6 and this board is phenominal, my board has been amazingly cool running considering ive been running my i7 860 @ 4.2ghz DDR3 2ghz (ram is cheapie crucial 1333mhz that runs without a prob @ 2ghz.)
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Old February 11, 2010, 09:45 AM
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In case someone need a 1156 motherboard with USB3 and Sata3 , and 4 gb of ram . they have a special at NCIX today

NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Gigabyte P55A-UD3P & Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 4GB DDR3 1600C7 Memory - P55A-UD3P & CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 In Canada.
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I am looking at that bundle as well. Is that a good price?

As for G. Skill ram, which one should I get from the link below? I won't be overclocking. What is the standard speed?

G.SKILL-Products

Is this ram good?

I am very interested in the ASUS P7P55D-E but bad feedback keep me away for now.

NCIX FORUMS - ASUS P7P55D-E problem

NCIX FORUMS - Hard disk not detected

buzzing noise from motherboard.
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