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Old 06-15-2010, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First System build, please give me feedback or suggestions

Asus P6X58D-E Socket 1366 Intel X58 + ICH10R Chipset CrossfireX / 3-Way SLI Triple-Channel DDR3 2000(o.c.)/1600/1333/1066Mhz 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Dual GigaLAN 8-CH HD Audio 2x SATA 6Gb/s + 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s 2x USB 3.0 ATX

Intel Core i7 930 Quad-Core Socket LGA1366, 2.8Ghz, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 6GB (3x2GB) Triple Channel Kit

Sapphire Vapor-X ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 (Overclock Game Edition) Dual Display Dual DVI/Display Port/HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

Coolit Systems ECO A.L.C. (Advanced Liquid Cooling) CPU Cooler for Intel Socket LGA 1366, 1156, 775 & AMD AM2 &

Scythe S-Flex 120mm (1200rpm) FDB Bearing Chassis Fan x2

Corsair HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX EPS12V Power Supply

Samsung T240HD Touch of Color 24" HDTV 1080p, 1920 x 1200 , 5MS, 10000:1, ATSC, DVI, HDMI, Rose-Black

Antec Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case

Western Digital Caviar Black (WD2001FASS) 2000GB (2TB) SATAII 7200RPM 64MB Cache

All products found on canadacomputers.com
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Get off canada computers and look at ncix.com..

You'll save alot of money, as ncix price matches, and has better service.

It looks good, other than the liquids cooler.... they usually suck when theyre prebuilts.

You can save yourself some money, and buy an un clocked 5870 and just use a utility to overclock it for free in 3 seconds.

Welcome to the forum... More Canadians means we can take over this place...... muhaha.
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well i work there so yeah lol discounts?
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Canada Eh?

Did not see any speakers, may want to check out
Amazon.com: Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer: Electronics

Other than that, looks like a neat little gaming rig

Also, I did not see any hard drive (perhaps I overlooked) I'd recommend a 300-500gb or so at 10,000+ rpm for games and a 1tb at any speed for good backup and as a main drive.

People may call me crazy, but when loading larger games, the faster hard drives can save 3-6 seconds or more on loading (That is a big deal for me lol).
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western digital black 2tb in there, yeah i have alright speakers, mainly use headphones anyways
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western digital black 2tb in there, yeah i have alright speakers, mainly use headphones anyways
You are correct I did end up overlooking it.

It looks like a solid build, I am at work, so I can't really research too deeply, but I know from experience, the Antec cases have a bottom mounted PSU (Which is nice in some cases), but most motherboards are built for a top mounted PSU, so make sure the main power cable will reach, or at the very least make sure the cable is long enough so as not to have to go over the top of the graphics cards (A mistake I unfortunately made with one of my builds).
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I was thinking of adding a second video card possibly later though. What nvidia card should i use strictly for physx?
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I was thinking of adding a second video card possibly later though. What nvidia card should i use strictly for physx?
Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot of experience in knowing what would make a good dedicated physx card, so I am going to let somebody with a bit more knowledge on the subject help you and ideally enlighten me a bit on the subject
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I was thinking of adding a second video card possibly later though. What nvidia card should i use strictly for physx?
Cheapest 8/9 series you can get.

But to use a ati/nvidia setup, you'll have to use hacked drivers.
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nope they just released new drivers apparently to allow this
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