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post #1 of 17
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Hi. I'm looking on getting some input on a new build from the one in my sig. I'm not big on gaming but do occassionally, haven't really gamed in the last 2 years. But I do encode video and would like to speed that up.

I'm looking at the
Crosshair V
1090T or ???
16GB Ripjaws or is that overkill

I'm also planning on reusing my case, keyboard, mouse, monitor and this Antec Neopower 650 power supply

I'm also looking to use a SSD for boot drive roughly a 120/128GB. Just not sure which.

I'm also planning on just air cooling so not sure also on which???

*edit*
I'm trying to keep it under $800, but able to go over if needed.
Edited by eroz - 11/7/11 at 12:42pm
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post #2 of 17
Is there a reason why you want to go Phenom as opposed to Sandy Bridge?

Also, 16GB is RAM is really overkill, unless you specifically and frequently use applications that gobble RAM (aka if you don't do multimedia, then you don't need it). For gaming, 4GB is probably sufficient, but I personally went with 8GB because I occasionally do some RAM-heavy stuff.

For SSD, I recommend the Crucial M4. When I got my drive, I was originally leaning towards the Vertex3, but there were issues with the SandForce controller, so I steered clear. I'm not sure if those have been fixed yet or not.

Also, what is your total budget for your new parts? This will help us get a better feeling for what to recommend.
post #3 of 17
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I'm trying to keep it under $800, but able to go over if needed.

No real reason on choosing Phenom over Sandy Bridge, other than trying to keep the cost low.
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Q6600 g0 @ 3.36ghz Abit IP35 8800GTS 640mb corsair 2x1gb XMS2 + 2x2gb XMS2 
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Seagate Barracuda 750gb Windows 7 Acer 19" wide Logitech Wave 
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post #4 of 17
Are you planning on overclocking? Do you need a dedicated GPU? Or is onboard sufficient?
post #5 of 17
if you're interested in video encoding then the 2600k is for you.
post #6 of 17
For simulations and CPU crunching power you could probably benefit from a 4 core/ 8 thread CPU like a i7 2600k. And with the 2700K out now you can get the 2600K for $319 shipped.

But thats not really saving money though.
If you want to save money, I will recommend a build.
Got a Phenom II X6 1090T for $160 and pair it with 16GB Ripjaw.
No shortage of memory anytime soon for memory demanding calculation software.
If you can hit 3.6Ghz-4.0Ghz its a 6 core CPU with respectable muscle for its price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231312
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

90+170= $280, and build from there
Just a suggestion.


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Originally Posted by Nick2253 View Post
Is there a reason why you want to go Phenom as opposed to Sandy Bridge? .
Does someone really need to answer this?
Lol.

Money son!

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Also, 16GB is RAM is really overkill, .
Not for video encoding, cpu rendering and capture software.
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Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
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X3Elite (HTPC)
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Dell XPS L702X
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Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
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AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
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120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
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post #7 of 17
Alright, if you are replacing signature rig, we need to know if you are replacing the monitor, and if present or intended future monitor resolution intensions.
Are you reusing your Operating System or should we include cost?
What games do you intend to play?
How many video slots wanted, SLI or Crossfire.



For Video encoding the
post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Does someone really need to answer this?
Lol.

Money son!
Considering the OP specified video encoding, and there was no mention of budget, I think it is an important question. The i7 with built in GPU screams through encoding/decoding operations.


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Not for video encoding, cpu rendering and capture software.
First off, who said anything about CPU rendering? Unless I'm missing something, that's not even in the same ballpark as video encoding.

For the other two applications, 16GB RAM is overkill. Unless you are doing video editing, there is no reason to have 16GB of RAM. 8GB is more than sufficient.

In general, multimedia creation benefits heavily from more RAM, because creation is usually a non-linear process. But encoding is a linear process, and the decoding/encoding steps are slow enough, even on modern processors, that streaming data to/from a magnetic hard drives is not a bottleneck.
post #9 of 17
Your first watercooler isnt going to cost a bomb, a corsair hydro series will be good and less than £90.
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick2253 View Post
there was no mention of budget before he edited his thread
Fixed.

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For the other two applications, 16GB RAM is overkill.
Those are the only two applications in the world?
And what if you want to run multiple apps?

I get near 4Gb and i just game.
I bottlenecked at 4GB RAM.
http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/11...h-gambing.html


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8GB is more than sufficient.
No it isn't.
Not for what he is doing, 16GB doesn't cost much at all and your set for the future.
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
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buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
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