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post #21 of 31
All off the LGA 1155 mobos we've told you about are more than sufficient to run two video cards and a sound card, as the video cards need PCI-Express 3.0 slots and the sound card needs a PCI-Express x 1 slot.
post #22 of 31
I would go with 4 x 4 gigs of ram if you are going with the x79. This would allow you to take advantage of all the dim slots.
post #23 of 31
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I would go with 4 x 4 gigs of ram if you are going with the x79. This would allow you to take advantage of all the dim slots.
i was gonna add a second kit
post #24 of 31
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No, the PCIe 3.0 x8x8 provided by Z77 is plenty for SLI/CrossFire, and the sound card will run off the PCH.

That Dominator RAM is crazy overpriced also, can you live with just basic black RAM like the Vengeance LP? Do you really feel the need for 3 SSDs for gaming?
i think its worth it for the aestetics
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

No, the PCIe 3.0 x8x8 provided by Z77 is plenty for SLI/CrossFire, and the sound card will run off the PCH.

That Dominator RAM is crazy overpriced also, can you live with just basic black RAM like the Vengeance LP? Do you really feel the need for 3 SSDs for gaming?
i think its worth it for the aestetics

Aesthetics are all well and good, but SSDs really won't help with gaming. All they do is shorten loading times, as in when you start the game or go to a new level. Truth be told, you probably need only two SSDs and two HDDs.

SSD1 (120GB) - Operating System, Critical Programs, Virus Scanners, Frequent Non-Gaming Use Programs

SSD2 (240GB) - High-end games (the ones with heftier requirements and/or that you play online), Photoshop, workhorse programs

HDD1 (1 or 2TB) - Lower end games, Data Storage, Occasional Programs

HDD2 (same capacity as HDD1) - Mirror this with HDD1

I would also recommend a 500GB HDD and a hot-swap rack, so you can back up the SSDs. Eventually you will want to get another HDD that you can back up the mirrored HDDs to, just to be safe.
post #26 of 31
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Aesthetics are all well and good, but SSDs really won't help with gaming. All they do is shorten loading times, as in when you start the game or go to a new level. Truth be told, you probably need only two SSDs and two HDDs.

SSD1 (120GB) - Operating System, Critical Programs, Virus Scanners, Frequent Non-Gaming Use Programs

SSD2 (240GB) - High-end games (the ones with heftier requirements and/or that you play online), Photoshop, workhorse programs

HDD1 (1 or 2TB) - Lower end games, Data Storage, Occasional Programs

HDD2 (same capacity as HDD1) - Mirror this with HDD1

I would also recommend a 500GB HDD and a hot-swap rack, so you can back up the SSDs. Eventually you will want to get another HDD that you can back up the mirrored HDDs to, just to be safe.
ill get rid of one of the 240gb ssds and i have a server to back it up to
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by TheMadProfessor View Post

Aesthetics are all well and good, but SSDs really won't help with gaming. All they do is shorten loading times, as in when you start the game or go to a new level. Truth be told, you probably need only two SSDs and two HDDs.

SSD1 (120GB) - Operating System, Critical Programs, Virus Scanners, Frequent Non-Gaming Use Programs

SSD2 (240GB) - High-end games (the ones with heftier requirements and/or that you play online), Photoshop, workhorse programs

HDD1 (1 or 2TB) - Lower end games, Data Storage, Occasional Programs

HDD2 (same capacity as HDD1) - Mirror this with HDD1

I would also recommend a 500GB HDD and a hot-swap rack, so you can back up the SSDs. Eventually you will want to get another HDD that you can back up the mirrored HDDs to, just to be safe.
ill get rid of one of the 240gb ssds and i have a server to back it up to

That works too, although I would still have a physical drive backup separate from both your computer and the server. The reason for this is because a massive power surge (like a lightning strike) could go through your home and fry all the electronics, overwhelming any protective gear you may have. Or, in the case of a fire, your information is backed up on a drive that you can take with you.

Then again, nobody has ever accused me of being paranoid or anything..
post #28 of 31
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That works too, although I would still have a physical drive backup separate from both your computer and the server. The reason for this is because a massive power surge (like a lightning strike) could go through your home and fry all the electronics, overwhelming any protective gear you may have. Or, in the case of a fire, your information is backed up on a drive that you can take with you.

Then again, nobody has ever accused me of being paranoid or anything..
i dont really keep anything important enough for that
post #29 of 31
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Should i go with 680s 4gb or 2gb
post #30 of 31
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Should i go with 680s 4gb or 2gb

Asked and answered elsewhere...

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/366409-15-tomshardware
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