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Old 02-02-2009, 09:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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You shouldn't really need any extra info although we are happy to oblige make all the changes I have stated and you pc should be greatly improved. Deciding between a gaming mobo that I suggested and the overclocking champ which is the biostar is upto your priorities but imo with watercooling your not going to be getting extreme clocks anyway so might as well go with gigabyte which supports more pci-express slots so you can put more gpu horsepower in it
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Your wasting a bomb of money make these modifications;

Don't get the velociraptor its not faster then the WD caviar 640 black in real world performance get raid0 32gb SSD's would be much faster. Use a storage drive like the caviar black for your main data including your my documents, software and the 1tb for other storage or a 1.5tb seagate 1.5tb as it has the best price/space. Use the ssd space for your OS and favourite 1 or 2 games be very quick. If your up for this hit me up will look up some good drives.

what raid 0 32gb ssd would you recommend


Get this psu instead Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

i was not 100% on the psu i had picked out


Watercooling kit pah there rubbish wait for aspire to see this thread he will set you up with a very nice watercooling setup I have read up a bit but his judgement is a lot better then mine

Get gtx 285 in sli they will be faster then a single gtx 295


i was thinking cant i sli the 295 ?




This motherboard is better for gaming (2xpci-ex x16, 1xpci express x8 + 1xpci expressx4)
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
P6T is only worth it if your using those dedicated raid controllers which your not planning to by the looks of it

Better for less
Newegg.com - mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

As a real gamer you should get a decent audiocard like the asus xonar d2x or the auzentech prelude 7.1
switching everything around in my build atm
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Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - Hanns∑G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - EVGA 017-P3-1291-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Saitek PZ30AU Black 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Keyboards

Newegg.com - Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming-Grade Mouse - Mouse

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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Why do you have a 640gb WD and a 1.5tb seagate? Instead of the WD get:

Newegg.com - Patriot PE32GS25SSDR 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

2 of those and put them in Raid 0. You will install windows on that. Your boot times and program load times will be impossibly short. You then use the 1.5tb seagate for data storage.
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I think you slightly misunderstood me and its my fault as I didn't make it clear. Get the 2 of the above mentioned patriot SSD's and use raid0 to combine them. Then get a 1.5tb seagate for your storage I would partition it into 2 sections one 500gb and one 1tb. Move your default windows files like software install paths, paging file and user account paths to the 500gb partition, use the 1tb for general storage.

You will need to use a 2.5" to 3.5" bay adapter the one on newegg seems expensive for basically a bit of punched steel so I would go to a local store and have a look most stores should have them. The adapter is needed to mount the SSD drives in a standard desktop hdd mount which is 3.5".

Tri-sli gtx 285's will outperform quad sli gtx295's because the core speeds are faster on the gtx285's and the price difference is negligible. If your going to go down the tri or quad sli route then you will need a slightly more powerful psu so that you can power everything including your watercooling loop. Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ST1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Make sure you plug the floppy connector into the asus xonar its repeated 30 odd times and comes up with a warning message if you haven't. The Xonar also uses led's to colour code the ports purple one is black which is sub and centre
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is this board sli ready ?

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Yeop it supports upto tri sli which with 3xgtx285 is the maximum performance you can get from graphicss do that
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This supports SLI as well and is considerably cheaper:
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And if you use this promo code: EMCLNLP44 it is $220 with free shipping.
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Its a gimmick though
3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (at x16/x16/x4 mode) x4 would cripple it

the gigabyte is $20 more and free shipping worthy cost imo
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Its a gimmick though
3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (at x16/x16/x4 mode) x4 would cripple it

the gigabyte is $20 more and free shipping worthy cost imo
Ah you're right, I thought the Gigabyte was 16/16/4 my bad. Yea the UD4P is a better buy.
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