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Old November 11, 2010, 02:10 AM
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Question τΏτ New Gaming Rig τΏτ

So i play world of warcraft mostly and a few other games though not to seriously. The comp im running now is a few years old and a bit outdated so i figure i will build another. :P

Case : Corsair obsidian 800d Newegg.com - Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard : Evga 141-gt-e770-a1 Newegg.com - EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Graphics card : Sapphire 100281SR Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Power supply : Corsair ax1200 Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Cpu : Intel core i7-950 Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Memory : 12gb Corsair triple channel dominator ram Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP12GX3M3A1600C9

SSD : Ocz revodrive 120gb OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 Newegg.com - OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Hard drive(s) : (2) WD Caviar black 1TB Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
Im worried the ram may be a bit slow and leave no room for overclocking in the future. I have went over many graphics cards and the 5870 seems to have the best reviews so far. Also i plan to do eyefinity and jump my ram to 24gb which is the reason i have went with the 1200w power supply though it may be overkill. Any thoughts or suggestions im open to please be critical as possible. Haven't chosen an optical drive as of yet may go blu-ray or stick to a good ole DVD/CD burner drive. :P :P Thanks in advance
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Old November 11, 2010, 05:46 AM
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PSU-->In no way more ram should make you consider such a power supply. This one is for a gtx580 tri sli or something like that... or 5870 quad crossfire.. As for the GPU, there is the new high end ATi card coming out somewhen later this month. Maybe you'dd like to wait... to either get a lastt gen card or save on previous gen.

If plan on crossfire like 3-4 cards, this is a good units. Other wise, the AX750 or AX850 would perfectly handle a crossfire setup. (yes,even with 24gb ram ;) )

GPU--> consider XFX over saphire if you want to keep your card for some year, and double lifetime warranty add some value. I also dealt with their customer support recently, they were very helpful.

ram-->*In no way you need 12gb for gaming, 6 is plenty. Unless you're doing some autocad or heavy video rendering. Also, give a look at G.Skill. Usually less expensive than Corsair, but it's awesome stuff too.

6GB ddr3-2000 G.Skill ~160$

12GB (3x4GB) ddr-1600 G.Skill ~270$
CPU cooling --> Do you plan on overcloking? (I hope so with such a nice mobo and gear!) what are you going to use? air cooling? Corsair ram have quite high heatspreaders, that's to consider. My G.skill barely fit under my Noctua nh-u12 cooler. If you get those corsair modules, you may consider the Corsair H70 cooler.

storage -->*this is pure heavy stuff. I'm jealous.
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Old November 11, 2010, 08:12 AM
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If I were you I'd go for the Sapphire Vapor X 5870 over the ref one.
If you're not watching any Blu-Ray movies screw the BR drive. I use the Lite-On iHAS424-98 for a burner/drive and it works well. Now if you are....
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Old November 11, 2010, 08:15 AM
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you could get a 6870 : Newegg.com - HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

look into the 700d.

your psu will last you a long while, since you won't be using half its rated power with your setup :)
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Old November 11, 2010, 08:29 AM
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Concider adding a fan intake infront of the drive bay using a Kama bay. The 800D have been made for water cooling and have a incredible lack of airflow in the tp hardware section. Also, the PSU is way overkill. This sytem will draw around 380W full load so a 1200W is a waste of money. A 850 would be a way better choice. 1600 is also perfect for oc. You can achieve a 4.0Ghz without a problem. What would limit your OC is the amount of ram. More ram mean less OC. 6GB will be perfect and wont limit you in anything. so here is a list of what I would do.

Change the case to a Corsair 600T, or look at some tejmin series from silversone. Or add intake via a Kama Bay.
Get 6GB instead of 12
Reduce power supply to a 750-850
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Old November 11, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I went with 12gb since i do alot of photoshop/video editing making movies and such for pvp arena in world of warcraft seems very ram intensive i prolly shoulda mentioned that :P. I do plan to go water cooling but for the moment this is just my basic setup to get started. I will be getting another graphics card but kinda want to stay ati so i can do the eyefinity setup. Im a complete noob when it comes to watercooling i had a big water set up about 2 years ago didnt care for it everything leaked i may as well had my system chilling in a pool. I have been researching on it and will continue to do so until i think im ready to do it. Thats also why i chose to go with the 800d.
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Old November 11, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Take a look at the newegg reviews about the Revodrive... Newegg.com - OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
I'd wait for the X2 version to be available.

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