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I've decided to start completely over now that I know how this all works, and I am selling my current rig(s) to create the ultimate rig! This will be used for a little of everything. Gaming, benchmarking, folding, and media encoding/editing.

Here is what I came up with:



Cooling:

XPSC Rasa RX360: http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-75...t-pr-4780.html And some red tubing to go along with my red theme: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...09&id=U9bACovb


Thoughts/Suggestions are welcome! What should this project name be?


Edited by Electric - 5/30/11 at 4:49pm
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If you going to be dealing with media encoding/editing have you considered a z68 and ssd at all? Its suppose to be an ultimate build!
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If you going to be dealing with media encoding/editing have you considered a z68 and ssd at all? Its suppose to be an ultimate build!
The Extreme Processors for the z68 chipset aren't coming 'till Q4 2011. And I might get an SSD, what might you recommend? Are the Crucial M4's good?
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I have my eyes set on the OCZ Vertex 3.

I didn't think about your extreme cpu.
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I was gonna say...an SSD is an absolute must, even if it's an older Vertex 2/C300. Might want to change your title as well, you have a GTX 580 in the shopping card, yet 6970 is in the title Consider a 970 over the 990x?
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I was gonna say...an SSD is an absolute must, even if it's an older Vertex 2/C300. Might want to change your title as well, you have a GTX 580 in the shopping card, yet 6970 is in the title Consider a 970 over the 990x?
Fixed, I was still deciding which to get when I was making the thread. I currently have a 980x and I love it, it comes in handy in a lot of situations, so I would rather upgrade than downgrade.

So the vertex 3 is a good option for an SSD?
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The Vertex 3 will be a good choice, and will this be along side your "Faster than Light"? If not, I'd reuse the 980x. If it's a second rig, go 990x. I was just saying all of the Gulftown's overclock like mad, and there was a chance to save some dough.
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The Vertex 3 will be a good choice, and will this be along side your "Faster than Light"? If not, I'd reuse the 980x. If it's a second rig, go 990x. I was just saying all of the Gulftown's overclock like mad, and there was a chance to save some dough.
I'm selling everything in my sig rig (Faster than Light), including my 27" i7 iMac. I hope to get around $3000 for everything total, but I'm still not sure.

What date will the 995x be shipping?
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probably never at this point
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But it's such a beautiful monitor...And they say Q2 2011 for the 995x, but I don't know the exact date. You want to wait for it huh?
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