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Old April 30, 2010, 02:08 PM
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I need some help with choices for my new computer build, Please.
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Usage: (I have one Dell U2410 Monitors now, but possibly 2 Dell U2410 Monitors _ Resolution is high-definition, native resolution of 1,920x1,080 (1080p) pixels and 16:9 (1,920x1,080 pixel) mode for watching movies).
I use Blender 3D Modeling. Rendering Animations, Gimp, Video Image Editing + Processing, Audio Editing + Processing, File Storage, Using MediaPortal for TV, Movies, Radio, anything MediaPortal can do.

Buying parts: In the USA _ over the internet or locally.
OverClocking: Not yet _ default speeds to get everything running. This is my first build.
Searched Threads: Yes, lots of threads.
I am building it: now.

CPU:
Core i7-930

Motherboard:
ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA1366

Memory: Choices below are from the ASUS “Qualified Vendors List”
For Blender Modeling and Rendering, should I stay with 1600 DDR3 / 6 DIMM?
I read that going above 1600 does not really improve performance for the higher price. I, don’t know.

DDR3 1600
Corsair TR3X6G1600C9Ver2.1(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 9-9-9-24
G.SKILL F3-12800CL8T-6GBPI(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 8-8-8-21
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX(XMP) 12GB(3x4GB) 9
OCZ OCZ3X1600LV6GK(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 8-8-8
Mushkin 998659(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 9-9-9-24
Patriot PVT36G1600ELK 6GB(3x2GB) 9-9-9-24
Patriot PVT36G1600LLK(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 9-9-9-24

DDR3 1800
KINGSTON KHX1800C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB)

DDR3 1866
OCZ OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK 6GB(3x2GB) 9-9-9

DDR3 2000
KINGSTON KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 8
KINGSTON KHX2000C9D3T1FK3/6GX(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 9
KINGSTON KHX2000C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 9
PATRIOT PVT36G2000LLK(XMP) 6GB(3x2GB) 8-8-8-24

Graphics Cards:
ATI Radeon HD 5870
ASUS ROG MATRIX 5870 (Watts: 188)
Sapphire HD 5870 2GB OC Toxic Edition (Watts: Idle 182 / Load 341)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SOC
XFX HD 5870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 480

System Drive:
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX ($280.00 _ 4 / 20 / 2010)

Power Supply:
Cool Master Silent Pro M 850W
Cool Master UCP 900W
Antec TruePower Quattro 850
Seasonic S12D 850W
Corsair Professional Series HX850W (Single +12 rail) (SLI)
Enermax Revolution85+ ERV850EWT
Enermax Modu87+ EMG800EWT
Enermax Pro87+ EPG800EWT
Sapphire Pure 950w

Cooling: (Do I even need it?)
ProlimaTech Megahalems / plus 2 Yate Loon D12SH-12 fans (Install the fans in a push-pull configuration)
Scythe Mugen-2 SCMG-2000
Thermalright Venomous-X
1st PC Corp. PFB1212UHE-F00 120 Case Fan

Zalman Flex
Hyper 212+


Display:
Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch Widescreen Monitor

Case:
Lian Li PC-A77F (With USB 3.0)

Thank You Everyone.

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Old April 30, 2010, 02:17 PM
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Ram: G.Skill
GPU: From your list I'd go with Gigabyte
PS: Corsair HX850W (NO COOLERMASTER !!!)
Cooling:I'd go with either Zalman Flex or Hyper 212+
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Thank YOU, crazyhorsejohnny
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Thank YOU, crazyhorsejohnny
For your GPU you might want to look at XFX as well. They have the best warranty.
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Old April 30, 2010, 02:25 PM
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crazyhorsejohnny,
This is my first build. For what I have listed, do I need cooling? I really don't know.
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From what I've read the stock cooling on i7 isn't great whether you overclock or not. The good thing about the Hyper 212+ is that its about $30 and its pretty to install.

For your power supply I suggested the Corsair because its one of the most efficient 850W you can get. Bonus also that its modular. Enermax are great but usually more expensive.

And for your ram stay away from OCZ. Many people have problems nowadays. G.Skill is great and usually cheaper than Corsair or Patriot.
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I'd ditch the velociraptor and put in an SSD. Depends on your budget and storage needs though. SSDs are a leap ahead of Raptors
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I agree with crazyhorsejohnny. Corsair psu is the way to go for me. I have 3, 2 750s and 1 1000w. I've never had any issues whatsoever and every tech minded person I talk to says you can't go wrong with them. I'm partial to Mushkin memory, so are lots of others. They have a great rep. Maybe consider them for your ram. I also agree with looking at XFX for a gpu. I've had 4 high end cards and they're great. Warranty is top of the line. Whichever way you go should be fine, good luck with your build.
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