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Hey guys I don't post very much but I've been lurking around for a pretty long time and I was waiting for Bulldozer for my first build, but I really don't want to wait till September so I figured I would go for an i7 build.

I'm mostly going to be using this for 3D Video Rendering and some gaming, I'm thinking about ordering it within a week or two just to give bulldozer one last chance and I will probably switch the H80 to an H100 because there is only about a $10 price difference, any input is appreciated.

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Everything is perfect, no changing needed except for one thing im a bit doubtful you should get.
Try finding a better HDD, Like WD Caviar black, Samsung Spinpoint F3 i believe, Seagate barrucada, etc.
Or get a cheap SSD, Preferably 60-64gb. And then use any other hard drive as a storage etc. It would probably cost you another 100-200 to do this. Depending on the size of the SSD you want.

You could save a little money by switching to 6gb, but you did say you were going to do 3D Video Rendering and Vram/RAM is neccessary for this. 1.2GB VRam should do just fine as well.

Edit** Forgot to mention for the hard drives, you can also try a RAID 0 setup for some extra boost in performance. This helps with big files the most. RAIDing isnt as fast as a single SSD, but it does boost performance for OS Speed, load of programs and bigs files, etc. Small files like in the kilabytes usually arent effected to much.
Edited by brobanmanx2 - 7/27/11 at 1:58pm
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LGA 1155 socket/Sandy Bridge doesn't support triple ram.

You need to either go with 8 gigs or 16 gigs.
I would suggest G.Skill Ripjaws X for their low profile and awesome overclock potential.

Definitely look into Samsung F3. Don't go Caviar black since they use SATA 3 port yet no benefit from it what so ever. Also if you went with a Caviar you would block the second and only other SATA 3 port (if you planned to do SSD) you same goes for the Hitachi.

And yes SSD is a option if you have the money for it and if you feel the need.

Bulldozer won't be out until late august or mid september perhaps even later.
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Yes, that memory is not compatible for sandy bridge, only dual channel memory.
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Triple Channel Memory will work on dual channel motherboards, but if you use 3 sticks(thus 3 DIMM slots) the motherboard will run in single channel mode which isn't ideal. You could add 1 more stick to it to fill 4 slots and make it dual channel, but it's easier just to buy a 8 GB kit or even 16GB kit.
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LGA 1155 socket/Sandy Bridge doesn't support triple ram.

You need to either go with 8 gigs or 16 gigs.
I would suggest G.Skill Ripjaws X for their low profile and awesome overclock potential.

Definitely look into Samsung F3. Don't go Caviar black since they use SATA 3 port yet no benefit from it what so ever. Also if you went with a Caviar you would block the second and only other SATA 3 port (if you planned to do SSD) you same goes for the Hitachi.

And yes SSD is a option if you have the money for it and if you feel the need.

Bulldozer won't be out until late august or mid september perhaps even later.
I never used my Caviar black with a SATA 3 slot, there were a few problems. The SATA II slot performed just fine though.

I would say the Samsung Spinpoint F3 is better.
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post #7 of 10
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Whoops, that was a pretty stupid mistake about the RAM
Which of these do you think would be best?

( 2 kits ) http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=G.SKILL

or

http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR



And I'll most likely switch to a Samsung F3 considering 2TB is probably way more than what I need anyway.
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Whoops, that was a pretty stupid mistake about the RAM
Which of these do you think would be best?

( 2 kits ) http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=G.SKILL

or

http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR



And I'll most likely switch to a Samsung F3 considering 2TB is probably way more than what I need anyway.
i'd get the g.skill's OR a 3rd choice: corsair vengeance :b

Both are good and popular
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post #9 of 10
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Alright, I think ill go with the 2 kits of the 8GB vengence.


So other than the RAM and the hard drive do you guys think its good to go?
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post #10 of 10
Yeah

Perhaps look into getting SSD? I can recommend the Crucial m4 128gb

Also don't play the waiting game
Bulldozer won't be out until late august or mid september perhaps even later.
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