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Old 04-16-10, 07:11 PM   #1
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things i just ordered

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


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


G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD


ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930


Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM




water cooling will be in a month. wanting to do some air testing for a little


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

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE120G 2.5" 120GB

2x ati5870

dell 3007 30"" (getting 2 more in a year)

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Old 04-16-10, 09:46 PM   #2
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Sub-par.

jk... ok seriously, crossfiring a 1GB card with a 2GB card won't get you any benefits of the 2GB VRAM. Either sell your 1GB card or just buy another 1GB instead of the overpriced eyefinity 2GB. If you want to go 2GB just get a third party solution rather than the eyefinity... unless you want 6 monitors for some crazy reason.

RAM, bad choice. Way over priced and only CAS 9? LAME! Corsair aren't great value for RAM and they aren't the be all and end all like they were 6-8 years ago.

Try something like this,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231321

Low voltage, low timings, high speed, low price. The mobo you chose supports the low voltages, just make sure you set them right in the bios.

I've narrowed a search for you if you don't want that particular low voltage RAM,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2528354&name=7

lots of good stuff there for good prices. Just stick to the lower voltage stuff, try to avoid anything above 1.7v.

As for the motherboard, that's a fine motherboard, but when do you need this system by? 890FX boards are just around the corner (a week or two) and will offer native SATA3 from the SB as well as an all round newer featureset. You could also go with an 890GX right now, nothing wrong with them even if you don't need the on board VGA.

Also 6 cores are right around the corner. Even if you don't need the 6 cores, the turbo feature is looking quite good as well as the chips running cooler and overclocking very well. At the very least you might see a price drop on the 965.
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Old 04-16-10, 09:56 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-10, 10:11 PM   #4
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Wait on 890fx and the hexa cores.... just a few more weeks
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Old 04-17-10, 08:27 AM   #5
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Wait on 890fx and the hexa cores.... just a few more weeks
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Just realised you are buying 8GB of RAM, now the price makes sense. Still a good idea to go with low latency low voltage stuff if the money is similar.

I agree with waiting a few weeks.
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Just realised you are buying 8GB of RAM, now the price makes sense. Still a good idea to go with low latency low voltage stuff if the money is similar.

I agree with waiting a few weeks.
I've always had good luck with micron chip based memory, so any manufacture that uses those chips would be okay in my book.
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Is there a microcenter near you? The i7 930 for $199 is simply unbeatable. For about $400 you can get the cpu and a nice x58 board unless you really want to go amd
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Is there a microcenter near you? The i7 930 for $199 is simply unbeatable. For about $400 you can get the cpu and a nice x58 board unless you really want to go amd
i would go for the i7 but i think Intel gets to much attention. I built a AMD Computer back in 1999,, around 2003, i stuck with Intel, i wanted to give them a chance ones more. and i been hearing about the AMD 6 core priced about $250, so ill wait to see what they have cooking before i make the jump
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Nothing wrong with spreading the love But a six core at $250 sounds very cheap, I hope amd really pulls it off.
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Old 06-11-10, 10:49 AM   #11
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from a AMD 1090x6 system with water cooled is around $1750(water cooled cpu and Videocard) the best i can find

to build a intel i7 930 system is around $1850(water cooled cpu and MB) best stuff

cant make up my mind. they both seem great
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I like your system but I would make two changes. One, change the motherboard to a p6x58d-e. Unless you need two gigabit network cards and also need a onboard reset/power button (the p6x58d-e has one gigabit and no onboard buttons), you save about $50 there. Then you take that savings and get a ocz vertex 2 50 gb or 60gb drive. You'll love the speed difference over a original vertex.
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