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Poll Results: Do you like this current configuration?

 
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post #11 of 36
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Case: HAF X
Personally I find this case extremely ugly. Just my opinion though. Cases are always subjective.

Its all choice and usability

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
110% overkill if you're just gaming. The 2600k is only helpful if you're folding or doing a LOT of stuff that'll use 8 threads.

Im will be using this as a server/gaming ...

server to host my entire digital collection as well back up security camera dvr


Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME
Good board. There's cheaper ones such as the P8P67 Pro that are just as good though.

i chose this one for easy over clocking, also this build will last me for a good 2+ years before i update so i want to go big now!

SSD: 2x Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 64GB
Why 2 SSD's? Just get one. You don't need more than 60GB really, as its just there for essential apps. Gaming, you'll notice absolutely ZERO increase by using the SSD.

2 if i have dual boot windows 7/mac os x hacintosh


Hard Drive: 4x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
Great drives. I assume a RAID10?

four because i have a lot of digital data and the raid configuration i haven't decided on yet


Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB (1 or 2 haven't decided yet)
Ewww, XFX. Kill it with fire! Get another brand. I've been extremely happy with my Nvidia cards lately, so it wouldn't hurt to look into them either.

whats wrong with it?
its wither that gpu or 570


Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W
If you're only doing one GPU, this PSU is completely too much. It'll handle the crossfire 6970's fine though. But for just one card, its too much and a waste of money.

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
That's a pretty decent price on that RAM. Not too shabby of a find. The GSkill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 2x4GB kit is usually on sale for $75 though, so I'd wait for that sale and grab those instead.
Edited by sgt.killla - 6/12/11 at 6:01pm
post #12 of 36
Im will be using this as a server/gaming ...

server to host my entire digital collection as well back up security camera dvr

File server and backing up your security camera's won't use the HT. I'd get the 2500k and save $100.

i chose this board for easy over clocking, also this build will last me for a good 2+ years before i update so i want to go big now!
Fair enough. It's a great board.

2 if i have dual boot windows 7/mac os x hacintosh

Fair enough.

four because i have a lot of digital data and the raid configuration i haven't decided on yet

I'd do a RAID5 or a RAID10, depending on how much space you need. Definitely don't want to do a 4 drive RAID0 unless you have another backup solution though.

whats wrong with it?
its wither that gpu or 570

XFX has been horrible since they switched to ATI cards. They've been very dodgy with RMA's since the switch, and their non reference cards usually lack severely in the VRM department, and even their coolers haven't been that great. I'd get an MSI or Asus card over XFX any day.

That Asus 570 that you picked is a MONSTER. It'll be a stronger card than even the 6970's are, unless you game at an insanely huge resolution.
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post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
The WD Black 1TB and bigger drives are faster for general usage, but not by much. The F3's are slightly faster in RAID arrays, especially for storage use.

The F3's are usually the best bang for the buck, even for daily usage though.
thats one of the reasons i picked the F3 and their cheaper:

WD 1tb Black

F3 1tb
post #14 of 36
Save your money ... get a i5-2500K ... it OC as well as the 2600k, and you don't need the hyper threading or extra cache. Gaming relies mainly on the ghz so just OC the i5-2500k, servers doesn't require much, and the 100 buxs you saved get a GTX 580, runs faster and cooler.

I would get the Crucial M4 instead of the C300, its faster and newer. Same price too.

As for the motherboard there are many choices around the $200 level that will OC as well. Unless you are benchmarking, no need to get a board that extreme. My $200 Z68 board OC as well as anything out there I can easily hit 4.5 ghz if I want to.

As for PSU yes there are many other choices just as good, but cost a bit less. Any good $100 650 watt psu will do if you just plan on single card.

I would save money from the motherboard, cpu, and spend it on a GTX 580. If you plan for future upgrade then keep the psu... then you can add another GTX 580 when you desire to. If not get a cheaper 650 watt psu.
Edited by mcc21 - 6/12/11 at 6:11pm
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post #15 of 36
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

whats wrong with it?
its wither that gpu or 570

XFX has been horrible since they switched to ATI cards. They've been very dodgy with RMA's since the switch, and their non reference cards usually lack severely in the VRM department, and even their coolers haven't been that great. I'd get an MSI or Asus card over XFX any day.

That Asus 570 that you picked is a MONSTER. It'll be a stronger card than even the 6970's are, unless you game at an insanely huge resolution.
thanks for your insight pioneerisloud!

main reason i posted the specks so ppl like yourself could give me advise i wouldn't have known about.

what about over heating with the 570? i heard their heat sinks/fans aren't great!? somewthing about burnt VRMS??

whats the reason the 570 will dominate the 6970 if i may ask?
Edited by sgt.killla - 6/12/11 at 6:15pm
post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by sgt.killla View Post
thanks for your insight pioneerisloud!

main reason i posted the specks so ppl like yourself could give me advise i wouldn't have known about.

what about over heating with the 570? i heard their heat sinks/fans aren't great!? somewthing about burnt VRMS??

whats the reason the 570 will dominate the 6970 if i may ask?
570's run a LOT cooler than the previous 4xx series did. Especially that Asus card, that cooler is a monster on it. My 580 is on a stock heatsink, and I load at 88*C with 1.10v, and I can't even hear it. They greatly increased the cooling on the 5xx series cards.

The burning VRM's only happens with SOME 570's, and all of the first generation 590's. And it only happens when overvolting the snot out of them. That Asus you picked has a much better power phase system on it. It'll handle 1.10-1.15v just fine.

The 570 is the faster card over the 6970. Not by a whole bunch, but it is faster. With overclocking, the 570 will still win usually. The only time the 6970 wins is at resolutions over 1080p, due to the 2GB of VRAM it has.
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post #17 of 36
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is their a noticeable difference between

570

and

580

??
post #18 of 36
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is their a noticeable difference between

570

and

580

??
I want to say it was about 10% difference or so roughly. It's a pretty big difference. The 580 is the strongest single GPU on the market. However is it worth the extra $150...that's the question. The 570 and 6970 will both max out any game (except Metro 2033) at 1080p just fine.
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post #19 of 36
also.. If you get a non-reference GTX 570 you can forget about the card prematurely blowing up. Ex the Msi gtx 570 TF III, or the Asus gtx570 DCII.

I dislike the look of the Haf X, but that's my opinion and if you like it, go with it!

If you need to cut down on some of the cost, you can opt for a less expensive motherboard; as others have said.

The build looks good, have fun with it !
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post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post

As for PSU yes there are many other choices just as good, but cost a bit less. Any good $100 650 watt psu will do if you just plan on single card.
i want a psu that is 80+ Gold Certified

this computer will be running most of the day i don't want someitng thats going to be a power hog!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wupah View Post

I dislike the look of the Haf X, but that's my opinion and if you like it, go with it!
i had the lil brother version and was happy with it. but it is bulky and weird design. im going to be using a water cooling system... any thoughts?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wupah View Post

If you need to cut down on some of the cost, you can opt for a less expensive motherboard; as others have said.!
i know its expensive, but i love the new bios it supports, as well easy over clocking, it kinda payes for itself!
Edited by sgt.killla - 6/12/11 at 6:44pm
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