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post #1 of 16
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Hi OCN,

I'm looking at upgrading my current sig rig to the latest and greatest.

I have just recently purchased a new case, SSD, CPU Cooler and PSU so they are fine, I would just like your opinions on the following components only.

MOBO
RAM
CPU
GPU

The image below are my initial choices, the price on the left is the pccasegear.com (an Australian online seller)and the price and on the right the price I can get them as a reseller.

I will likely be adding a second GPU at a later stage, same as the first.



What are your thoughts/suggestions?

All input is welcome
post #2 of 16
My thoughts are send me your GTX 275.
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post #3 of 16
All good is it me or does that board only have 2 ram slots?
post #4 of 16
2600k? You're only about $200 away from a 6 core. I bought a quad core i7.... had I known what I know now, I would have save my money for an i7-970. In fact, i still am saving said money for that purpose.

EDIT: of course you would need x58 MOBO but it's not like triple channel RAM is a bad thing... maybe overhyped but certainly can't hurt.
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2600k - Yes
Gigabyte UD7 - Waste of money (a UD3 will serve you well, unless you want to get another GTX 580 DCII later)
12Gb Corsair - Isn't that Triple-Channel? Just get 8Gb (2x4) of whichever you want (I recommend G.Skill Ripjaw, they have a ton of timing/frequency options)
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post #6 of 16
Motherboard is overpriced... get the p67 version save yourself $80 buxs after rebates.

ASUS direct CUII ... great card...but if you want to SLI and OC ... it will have an issue with heat on the top card. The UD7.... is a 6 slot motherboard... Direct CUII 3 slot card... you will have no room in between...with OC and SLI your top card can hit 90-95C ... Tried it already.

Ram... do you really need to spend $340 on ram? You aren't going see a huge difference between regular DDR3 1600 compared to that... unless you plan to benchmark and show off to your friends. 12 gb? Seriously? Its not even triple-channel. Stick with 8gb and that all you ever need. Even grab a $70 kit and you won't see a huge difference between that and your $340.

But then again... you got the money and you seem to love to overkill your system (AX1200 for SLI GTX 580?)

Grab 3 reference GTX 580 and 3-way SLI on that UD7 board. Only reason to buy UD7 is for 3-way SLI.... any thing else it OC as well as any $200 board. If you only plan to SLI 580 don't bother with UD7.
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
My thoughts are send me your GTX 275.
Haha well Possibly
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
All good is it me or does that board only have 2 ram slots?
Defiantly has 4 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Techprimus View Post
2600k? You're only about $200 away from a 6 core. I bought a quad core i7.... had I known what I know now, I would have save my money for an i7-970. In fact, i still am saving said money for that purpose.

EDIT: of course you would need x58 MOBO but it's not like triple channel RAM is a bad thing... maybe overhyped but certainly can't hurt.
Not going x58, what do you mean im only $200 away from a 6 core?
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
2600k - Yes
Gigabyte UD7 - Waste of money (a UD3 will serve you well, unless you want to get another GTX 580 DCII later)
12Gb Corsair - Isn't that Triple-Channel? Just get 8Gb (2x4) of whichever you want (I recommend G.Skill Ripjaw, they have a ton of timing/frequency options)
I am going to SLI or tri SLI eventually

Wasn’t to sure about the memory, ill look into the ripjaws thankyou.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post
Motherboard is overpriced... get the p67 version save yourself $80 buxs after rebates.
ASUS direct CUII ... great card...but if you want to SLI and OC ... it will have an issue with heat on the top card. The UD7.... is a 6 slot motherboard... Direct CUII 3 slot card... you will have no room in between...with OC and SLI your top card can hit 90-95C ... Tried it already.
Ram... do you really need to spend $340 on ram? You aren't going see a huge difference between regular DDR3 1600 compared to that... unless you plan to benchmark and show off to your friends. 12 gb? Seriously? Its not even triple-channel. Stick with 8gb and that all you ever need. Even grab a $70 kit and you won't see a huge difference between that and your $340.
But then again... you got the money and you seem to love to overkill your system (AX1200 for SLI GTX 580?)
Grab 3 reference GTX 580 and 3-way SLI on that UD7 board. Only reason to buy UD7 is for 3-way SLI.... any thing else it OC as well as any $200 board. If you only plan to SLI 580 don't bother with UD7.
Im fine with paying an extra $80

Excellent point about the tri slot card, ill have to find another.
3 references 580 would be ok, anyone have a suggestion as to which ones?
post #8 of 16
Money not an issue?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589

Don't want to go that crazy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127567

For ram any of these will work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233186

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

They have different colors.... but you mainly want DDR3 1600 mhz and 1.5 V

Maybe upgrade your SSD? You might want to look at the newer SATA3 ones ...and 120gb + models...as they are faster than 60gb models even from the same line up:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227714

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233191

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139599
Edited by mcc21 - 8/18/11 at 7:13pm
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post #9 of 16
"Not going x58, what do you mean im only $200 away from a 6 core?"

Don't worry about what he said.... i7-2600k can keep up with even the i7-980x for $800 less... haha
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post #10 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post
Money not an issue?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589

Don't want to go that crazy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127567

For ram any of these will work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233186

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

They have different colors.... but you mainly want DDR3 1600 mhz and 1.5 V

Maybe upgrade your SSD? You might want to look at the newer SATA3 ones ...and 120gb + models...as they are faster than 60gb models even from the same line up:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227714

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233191

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139599

Yeah ive heard alot of bad things about newer SSD's SATAIII ones, i think its mainly OCZ Vertex III's

Thanks for the RAM suggestions, ive had alot of positive point to make me change my mind, great advice here
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