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Old July 13, 2010, 11:30 AM
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here is my slightly revised rough draft of my new build tell me what you think.

CPU - i7 930.....got word the 950 was droping into the 300 dolar price range if it does before i buy ill get that.

HSF - noctua nh d-14

MOBO - im stuck between 2 the x58a-ud5 and ud7

RAM - g skill ripjaws 6gb (3x2gb) 1600

HDD - 2 samsung spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm in raid 0

GPU - 5970

PSU - i want a silverstone fully modular so im stuck between the ST1000-p or if i go 850 watts ST85F-P and DA850

CASE - cooler master HAF X

monitors - either 3 asus vw246h 24" or 3 samsung p2450h 24" i haven't actually seen either so im not sure which. eyefinity FTW


adds...2nd 200mm top fan for case, tuniq tx-3 thermal compound, windows 7, lite on 24x cd-dvd burner
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Old July 13, 2010, 11:43 AM
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A new build without a SSD? You should look into the Intel x25-M 80G
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Old July 13, 2010, 04:04 PM
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any other advice?
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Old July 14, 2010, 08:26 AM
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any other advice?
yeah, sure!

The Core i7 950 is expected to get a price-cut soon, but even at $300 I wouldn't chose it because it really doesn't get much further in terms of overclocking, compared to the Core i7 920 D0 and Core i7 930.
The award-winning Gigabyte X58A-UD3R should be more than enough, but if you insist to get a slightly better mobo, just go for the X58A-UD5.
As for the graphics, I would go for two GeForce GTX 460 768/1024MB card in SLI, which will be much cheaper and have aproximately the same results.
A Corsair Gold AX850 (if you already find it) or even the HX850 would be a much better choice than a Silverstone. The Seasonic X-750 fully modular PSU is also a great unit (the X-760, X-850 are also on their way)
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Old July 14, 2010, 09:49 AM
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yeah, i'd try looking for a newer sandforce ssd (OCZ 2) instead of the dual 1TB. Then grab a 1TB or something for storage space.

SLI 460s would also be a sweet setup on the UD3 board.. unless you're specifically needing something the UD5 offers that the UD3 doesn't?

850W would be more than enough for dual 460s and that setup. You probably wont see past 550-600W anyways.
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Old July 14, 2010, 10:35 AM
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might sound ignorant but whats the point of ssd's all i see ppl is installing there OS and nothing else on them.

dosnt that just make you computer boot up faster and in that case is it really worth the cash to have a computer that starts quicker but after that is the same as one without a ssd
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Old July 14, 2010, 11:34 AM
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u also install your applications on them.. the 1TB would just be for storage. So your computer will boot faster and your application will open much faster. If you feel like you don't need it go with the samsungs they are great hard drives
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Old July 14, 2010, 05:02 PM
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would the western digital veloceraptors be almost as good as a ssd?? 2 300G's

either way f3 or wd vr its going to be raid 0



scratch that the wd arnt realy worth it i though they got cheaper might as well get a ssd

one question though the top 2 brands i hear ppl talk about is intel and ocz

intel x-25m $219 --- read 250mb/s...write 70mb/s
ocz $167 --- read 285mb/s...write 275mb/s

looks like the ocz blows the intel out of the freaken water but is read and write all there is to ssd or is there more that im missing

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Old July 14, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Well like Scottyboy said it is not just for a faster booting OS but any programs or games you install on the SSD will open much faster. The SSD has no moving parts its basically a huge thumb drive so no noise and not much heat is going to come off them. If you find they are to much you could always get a Western Digital VelociRapter 10,000 rpm drive but they don't a hit good SSD read/write speeds but it still is an improvement over a 7200 rpm drive.
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Old July 14, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Please post your budget.

As for PSU, i recommend this: NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 CMPSU-850AX 850W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply - CMPSU-850AX A In Canada.

Typical Corsair reliablity and warranty :)
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