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Old 07-08-2008, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have not priced heatsinks in a while.. if there are better ones out, let me know. And if you see any tweaks i should make,, by all means lol

With shipping, this all came out to around $2900



2X gigabyte Radeon 4870s Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R487-512H-B Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Intel SKulltrail mobo Newegg.com - Intel BOXD5400XS Dual LGA 771 Skulltrail D5400XS Extended ATX Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

8GB Kingston DDR2-FB Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 FB-DIMM ECC Fully Buffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Server Memory - Server Memory

2x OCZ Vendetta 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835202007

2x Intel Xeon E5420 Harpertown 2.5GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 771 80W Quad-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Xeon E5420 Harpertown 2.5GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 771 80W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Servers

Thermaltake ToughPower 1200W Newegg.com - Thermaltake Toughpower W0156RU 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified - Power Supplies
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ocz vendetta 2. 771 is the same as 775 mounting, correct?
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I have read on the net that this board fits 775 heatsinks
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the OCZ's should keep those things nice and cool. They'll do just as good a job as having thermalright ultra

edit: alittle cheaper and just as good
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Now i am reading that this system will still not be that much faster than a single quad due to having to run slower memory
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The skulltrail setup currently gives less performance than single Quadcore processors as nothing is optimised to run on 8 cores, plus I don't believe there's an OS out there that can make use of more than 4 GB of RAM.

One more thing - That Mobo can take Quad-SLI...which also delivers less performance than normal SLI.
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Actually Vista Home Premium and Ultimate 64bit can handle between 8-16GB of RAM and I think Ultimate can handle up to 32GB of RAM, but I may be recalling that last part incorrectly.

If you're trying to build a system that breaks records, you're better off investing in ONE high end quad, some expensive watercooling, a high end board with fast RAM, and a very good/overclockable video card. Much like the route veedub is taking, although he still hasn't upgraded his good ole' Q6600 yet.
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Being able to address more than 4gb of memory is one thing. Being able to effectively use it is another. Unless your running the rig as a server you should never need more than 4gb's.

Also Skulltrail is dead, don't waste you money. Get a Mountain mods accension duality and run dual single processor setups inside it.
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They can? Huh, I hadn't heard about that, thanks for enlightening me =]

But, aside from servers, what's the point in having that much RAM?
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Some Workstations need that much RAM
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