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Old July 1, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Hello hello,

I'm starting a new high-end build and I would like your all's opinions on the parts that I have selected.

1x Asus KGPE-D16 Dual socket motherboard
2x AMD Opteron 6172 12-core processors
2x EVGA GTX 480 (still going back and forth between these and 2x 5970)
4x G.Skill 6GB DDR3-1333 RAM (3x 2GB)
1x Silverstone 1500 Watt power supply
1x Asus Xonar Essence Sound card
2x Samsung F3 2TB hard drives
1x Coolermaster HAF X
2x Dynatron A6(possibly another heatsink if I can find one.)

I remembered a thread on XS where s7e9h3n was able to OC an early MC by altering the registers, but saddly was only able to get up to 2.6 GHz due to the thermal envelope.

That was before Water cooling blocks had been fashioned...

I've already picked out WCing equipment to see how much farther I can take his work.

Should I change any part of this line up?

Thank you for your help!
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Old July 1, 2010, 06:29 AM
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Go with the better video cards...the Radeon that you mentioned 2 x 5970s are way better than anything Nvidia has to offer IMHO. Sound card is a moot point since even onboard audio is excellent these days.

12 CORE processors??? Did not know that they had those....

Otherwise....that is a decent build.
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Go with the better video cards...the Radeon that you mentioned 2 x 5970s are way better than anything Nvidia has to offer IMHO. Sound card is a moot point since even onboard audio is excellent these days.

12 CORE processors??? Did not know that they had those....

Otherwise....that is a decent build.
Yeah, they came out back in March. I just got done reading a thread about choosing between a GTX 470 and a HD 5850 and that really changed my mind about the 5970s. I'm going with those now.
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Thanks for the information....and congrats for staying with the Radeons. Excellent choice!
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Thanks for the information....and congrats for staying with the Radeons. Excellent choice!
You're welcome. lol, yeah, ATi has always been good to me. Now I just have to find the right cards. Have there been any issues with the 5970s?
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Not to my knowledge but I recommend XFX. Best Radeon brand and excellent warranty.
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if the mobo supports it, then oc the 1.6'ers this way itll be several hundreds less per cpu
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if the mobo supports it, then oc the 1.6'ers this way itll be several hundreds less per cpu
A dual sockets affinity for OCing has usually never been good, and has only recently become viable with the Skulltrail and the SR-2. I'm not sure about the KGPE-D16 though.
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cool :)

CUSTOM GAMING PC Dual Twelve-Core Opteron™ Gaming System / Workstation : AVADirect Custom Computer Configuration

Can be overclock up to 30% of the original CPU speed







is what they say so i guess its got some oc features :)
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For the 5970's, if you decide to get aftermarket cooling, be sure to read the instruction manual to prevent accidental flexing of the card.

EDIT: you forgot SSD's.
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