Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 2, 2010, 03:53 PM
Scottyboy85's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NS, Canada
Posts: 35
Default New Build

Hello folks,

So this is my first post on this forum. I have been reading this forum for a almost a year. It is a great help for builds and such. anyways onto the new build


1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
some gaming and mostly folding

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
1500-2000

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

Intel-Fanboy/ nVidia-Fanboy/ WD-Fanboy

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

Corsair H50, LG 27" LCD tv, sound blaster fatality, DVD-Writer

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

I have read this forum for about a year

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

Yes but not right away

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Over the next 2 months

9. What resolution do you use?

1980x1200

So here is what I have put togther

CPU: i7 930 - NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box - BX80601930 In Canada.

MOBO: GA-X58A-UD3R - NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-X58A-UD3R In Canada.

RAM:
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte - NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte DDR3-1333 PC3-10666 6GB 3X2GB CL7-7-7-20 Triple Channel Memory - 998677B In Canada.

PSU:
Corsair HX850W - NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-850HX In Canada.

GPU:
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SUPERCLOCKED+ - NCIX.com - Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SUPERCLOCKED+ 625MHZ Fermi 1280MB 3.4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI MINI-HDMI PCI-E Video Card - 012-P3-1475-AR In Canada.

CASE:
Coolermaster Haf X - NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 - RC-942-KKN1 In Canada.

HD:
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB - NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1001FALS In Canada.

What do u guys think?

I plan to overclock down the street and i plan to get a second 470 or 480.

Thanks
Scott
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 2, 2010, 04:52 PM
Jamula66's Avatar
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 108

My System Specs

Default

Looks like a good set of components, but unless your folding or doing some other CUDA enhanced thing i recommend that you go and swap the 470 for a 5870
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 2, 2010, 04:57 PM
fishingfanatic's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 1,249

My System Specs

Smile New Builds

Great combination of components. I was going to suggest going to the 480, however I noticed you had no SSD. They are a bit pricey, but for the OS, it's definitely the way to go. I believe Intel's 80gb drive is still the preferred drive by AkG, the resident SSD guru. I've spoken to him regarding asking for help in this. Send him a pm. He'll fill you in on the SSDs and how to set them up, including tweaking and fine tuning for optimum performance. There really is no other component that'll improve performance more than making this move. Regardless, I'm a big fan of Corsair & Mushkin, I have both in my system. Enjoy the build and resulting new system!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 2, 2010, 05:02 PM
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: mtl
Posts: 12,694
Default

i wouldve gone for the 'slightly' cheaper 922 but hey. looks good. bigadv should treat you well.in theory :p
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 3, 2010, 04:07 AM
Scottyboy85's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NS, Canada
Posts: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fishingfanatic View Post
Great combination of components. I was going to suggest going to the 480, however I noticed you had no SSD. They are a bit pricey, but for the OS, it's definitely the way to go. I believe Intel's 80gb drive is still the preferred drive by AkG, the resident SSD guru. I've spoken to him regarding asking for help in this. Send him a pm. He'll fill you in on the SSDs and how to set them up, including tweaking and fine tuning for optimum performance. There really is no other component that'll improve performance more than making this move. Regardless, I'm a big fan of Corsair & Mushkin, I have both in my system. Enjoy the build and resulting new system!!!
holyshit, i can't believe i forgot a SSD. It totally slipped my mind. I will have to add one to the list. As for the 480 I think i will wait and get one later on and put them into SLI when i need more power for sure.

Quote:
Originally Posted by _dangtx_ View Post
i wouldve gone for the 'slightly' cheaper 922 but hey. looks good. bigadv should treat you well.in theory :p
I love Coolermaster cases and i did look at the review for the 922, i just found myself going back to the haf X. I almost went with the corsair 800D but then i read it has terrible air flow for air cooling.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamula66 View Post
Looks like a good set of components, but unless your folding or doing some other CUDA enhanced thing i recommend that you go and swap the 470 for a 5870
The rig is primary going to to folding. I was reading up on Nvidia cards VS ATI cards and Nvidia is much better for folding then ATI. Plus for the amount of gaming I do the GTX 470 should be fine.


** The only thing i am not sure about is the ram. I am a hug fan of mushkin, but i was reading and corsair has some amazing ram as well.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 3, 2010, 05:45 AM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Scarborough
Posts: 1,437

My System Specs

Default

Gskill ram is not too shabby in the performance department either. Reasonably priced and lifetime warranty.
__________________


EBAY(http://myworld.ebay.ca/scott0639)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 3, 2010, 06:28 AM
dr_dream's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 26
Default

Good built, but I would save some money with a bit cheaper memory modules, because they have a minor impact on performances. I think you are a NVIDIA fan, so I don't know if I'm wasting my time recommending an ATI HD 5870.
As for the chassis, if you don't mind the noise level, a high airflow chassis like the Cooler Master Haf X is a good option, but if you like quality, great cable management capabilities and lot of place for high-end components and water-cooling Corsair Obsidian 800D is a great pick.
__________________
PC-Waves.com
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 3, 2010, 06:43 AM
stoanee's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lacombe Alberta
Posts: 3,251

My System Specs

Default

I would go for higher bandwidth ram for about the same money as what you have picked out.

NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 6GB 3X2GB CL9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory - 998659B In Canada.

or

NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Redline Frostbyte 6GB 3X2GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 CL6-8-6-24 Triple Channel Memory - 998805 In Canada.
__________________
heatware
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 3, 2010, 07:08 AM
jcmaz's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,453

My System Specs

Default

you can't SLi different model cards :(
__________________
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

-Plato
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old July 3, 2010, 07:28 AM
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: mtl
Posts: 12,694
Default

damn nv! why cant they take ati's footsteps? :)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Build- Corsair 800D --> My cleanest build ever. Watercooled btdvox Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery 28 May 11, 2010 01:07 PM
Windows 7 Build 7000 VS Windows XP SP3 Build 2600 Benchmarks Veritas Overclocking, Tweaking and Benchmarking 3 March 3, 2009 01:48 PM
Critique my gaming build build 1080p New Builds 10 January 14, 2009 03:18 PM