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onmikesline
03-28-10, 10:11 AM
this is the main parts that i want to replace, i already have Monitor 3007WFP, Speekers, KB and Mouse and a HD 5870

so what do you guys think?



Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail


ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard


CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC


Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80613I7980X


CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G - Retail


CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail

2X Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

and maybe one more 5870 will bring it up to



Subtotal $3,910.94,

bob saget
03-28-10, 01:34 PM
That's a lotta money....

onmikesline
03-28-10, 03:40 PM
yeah it is but i have my first time home buyers check for 8k in the mail
wife tells me i cant spend 8k on a pc lol, i told her, how much you wanna bet lol

trivium nate
03-28-10, 04:58 PM
wow nice

CaptNKILL
03-28-10, 11:09 PM
Ehh...

That's an excessive waste of money IMO.

By the time 12Gb of RAM, 1Tb of SSD space (seriously!?) and a 6-core CPU even make a difference you'll be able to get far better components for the money.

I'd cut it down to 6Gb of RAM, get one SSD and a HDD for storage and a highly overclockable i7 quad core. You could easily cut that down to half of the price and see absolutely no difference in performance outside of benchmarks. Buy as much GPU power as you can afford though... get 3 GTX 480s and a 1200W PSU. At least that will allow you to totally obliterate any game out now.

Put the remaining money into a savings account and do this again in 6 months. You'll be much happier with the results, I guarantee it.

trivium nate
03-28-10, 11:18 PM
sounds like a good idea captain

onmikesline
03-29-10, 06:17 AM
well i know the 30'' monitors dont go down at price so, ill take that out, that 2k less. i do have to say i almost filled my C drive and its 750gb, thats why i wanted a 1TB, im sure when i start over with my main drive, ill stop filling it up with whatever :)

Just updated the list

Revs
03-29-10, 06:28 AM
I read the C300 SSD's have some very serious issues, so have a read before making up your mind. I would only get the 800D case if you're going full water cooling, ie, CPU and GPU. And after having the H50, I'd say a ultra high end air cooler would be better. Also, Slawter is right, get the i7 930 and save yourself some money :).

Revs
03-29-10, 06:54 AM
Fair enough :), just that I couldn't justify the extra cost. And the H50 has even less chance of cooling a 6 core. I'd have to go custom WC on that.

Toss3
03-29-10, 07:28 AM
I wouldn't go with an 980x unless you do a lot of rendering/video encoding. AMD is coming out with their 6-core chips soon and intel is also preparing an entry-level 6 core CPU. Not really worth 1000€ when you could just wait two months and get the same performance for a lot less. I'd instead get a 930 now as slaWter suggested.

I'd also put the money you save towards a great watercooling setup. The obisidan is the perfect Case for a triple rad setup. That way you'd get a rig that performs better and is very silent. Can't really go wrong with WC! :thumbsup:

Revs
03-29-10, 08:31 AM
As long as you don't accidentally disconnect the pump :bleh:

Needless to say I learned the hard way a couple of year back.

Toss3
03-29-10, 08:56 AM
As long as you don't accidentally disconnect the pump :bleh:

Needless to say I learned the hard way a couple of year back.

Even that shouldn't cause any reason for concern as long as you've got the thermal settings right in your BIOS. If the CPU gets close to 100*c it should turn itself off and the same for the GPU. :) You could always lower the temps, but any CPU/GPU should easily handle 100c without breaking.

onmikesline
03-29-10, 10:40 AM
i might just wait till the end of the year to see whats cooking, for now i have a core 2 quad 6600, 8 gig ddr2 800, evga 680i, HD5870 and a 1TB, and with that i can almost max every game out today with my 30inch 2560x1600. so what do you think i should do, hold on to what i have or take the plunge on a 930

Revs
03-29-10, 11:23 AM
i7 is a nice upgrade and the 930 is a superb VFM chip. I'd do the upgrade. Just be very careful about your choice of SSD. Read up on any SSD you're thinking about in forums. Spend the money you're thinking about spending on the 980 on a second 5870 and you'll have a bang up to date rig :). I'd think twice about 12Gb of memory, too, as 6Gb has been plenty for me. Unless you need it for a particular task.

Toss3
03-30-10, 07:46 AM
i might just wait till the end of the year to see whats cooking, for now i have a core 2 quad 6600, 8 gig ddr2 800, evga 680i, HD5870 and a 1TB, and with that i can almost max every game out today with my 30inch 2560x1600. so what do you think i should do, hold on to what i have or take the plunge on a 930

I see no reason for you to upgrade if every game runs fine right now. New 6 core chips coming at the end of the year so I'd wait. :) Upgrading should only be done when it is necessary(can't run games maxed out).

onmikesline
03-30-10, 10:18 AM
ok, guys, thanks alot. lets hope the 6 cores will be worth it, because ill just wait on that