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Well, I have to purchase my new computer tonight. And here is what I have so far. Honestly, I have no clue if this is all compatible or not, this is actually going to be my first build, and my first overclock attempts. Whatever results, I'm sure I'll be happy(compared to my old system). Any ideas, suggestions, feedback?!
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Kickass computer, man! Just a little money-saving tip: Skip the e8600 and just get a e8400, you'll be able to OC the e8400 as high (if not higher) than the e8600.

EDIT: You'll definitely need an aftermarket heatsink if you're planning on overclocking that beast.
    
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Well, I have to purchase my new computer tonight. And here is what I have so far. Honestly, I have no clue if this is all compatible or not, this is actually going to be my first build, and my first overclock attempts. Whatever results, I'm sure I'll be happy(compared to my old system). Any ideas, suggestions, feedback?!
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You don't need 8GB of memory. 4GB is perfect.

The Velociraptors are overkill IMO. you wouldn't notice any difference in day-to-day activity from a 7200rpm HDD, and you'd be paying more for less space. I'd swap them out for larger capacity 7200rpm HDDs.

If you want the best performance for your money, I would highly recommend AGAINST getting the GTX 280 and 790i. A 4870(or two) and a good X48 mobo will be much more rewarding for the money you'll pay.

Aside from that, everything looks good. You probably don't need a 1kw PSU, even for a single GTX 280. 750w will be good.
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E8500...just $20 more than the E8400 & $90 LESS than the E8600.

If you have no plans to go SLI then a Nforce chipset motherboard is not needed. Go for a more stable Intel chipset mobo such as the P45 boards. ASUS P5Q Series

WD6400AAKS...Fastest 7200 RPM drive that I have ever had the pleasure to use and only slightly behind the Raptors in benchmarks but in real world use you will not be able to tell the difference. More money and less space for no noticeable difference?? Take that saved $400 and buy (if you want to do SLI) another GeForce 280
Edited by WitNit - 8/10/08 at 1:36pm
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post #5 of 33
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You don't need 8GB of memory. 4GB is perfect.

The Velociraptors are overkill IMO. you wouldn't notice any difference in day-to-day activity from a 7200rpm HDD, and you'd be paying more for less space. I'd swap them out for larger capacity 7200rpm HDDs.

If you want the best performance for your money, I would highly recommend AGAINST getting the GTX 280 and 790i. A 4870(or two) and a good X48 mobo will be much more rewarding for the money you'll pay.

Aside from that, everything looks good. You probably don't need a 1kw PSU, even for a single GTX 280. 750w will be good.
Well see, I do a lot of video type of things, as well as game of course. I may bump down to 4GB of RAM, 64bit Vista of course. I'm planning on going SLI in the future however. And that PSU is kind of a way to future proof myself from needing to buy another one anytime soon. I love ATI and Nvidia and all. I've just had soo much bs with my ATI card. Yeah, it's outdated by a long shot, but still, it loves causing me problems. Even with the driver updated. I want to give Nvidia a chance, Mainly EVGA. My friend runs the same 790i motherboard with 280's in SLI, and he's helping me go through the process of building this. So it makes things much more, fluent I guess? This is all for my birthday present too, it's not like the price is really a big deal, until I reach a certain point, lol. Also, forgot to mention which monitor I'm getting: boom.

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If you have no plans to go SLI then a Nforce chipset motherboard is not needed.
I do plan to (:
    
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I'd recommend an ATI HD 4870 instead of the GTX 280.
 
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Well see, I do a lot of video type of things, as well as game of course. I may bump down to 4GB of RAM, 64bit Vista of course. I'm planning on going SLI in the future however. And that PSU is kind of a way to future proof myself from needing to buy another one anytime soon. I love ATI and Nvidia and all. I've just had soo much bs with my ATI card. Yeah, it's outdated by a long shot, but still, it loves causing me problems. Even with the driver updated. I want to give Nvidia a chance, Mainly EVGA. My friend runs the same 790i motherboard with 280's in SLI, and he's helping me go through the process of building this. So it makes things much more, fluent I guess? This is all for my birthday present too, it's not like the price is really a big deal, until I reach a certain point, lol. Also, forgot to mention which monitor I'm getting: boom.




I do plan to (:
Since you do indeed want SLI then very good choice on the motherboard! But I would seriously think about my earlier suggestion about ditching the Raptors for the 640GB's. If you did that you could have your SLI now.
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Well see, I do a lot of video type of things, as well as game of course. I may bump down to 4GB of RAM, 64bit Vista of course. I'm planning on going SLI in the future however. And that PSU is kind of a way to future proof myself from needing to buy another one anytime soon. I love ATI and Nvidia and all. I've just had soo much bs with my ATI card. Yeah, it's outdated by a long shot, but still, it loves causing me problems. Even with the driver updated. I want to give Nvidia a chance, Mainly EVGA. My friend runs the same 790i motherboard with 280's in SLI, and he's helping me go through the process of building this. So it makes things much more, fluent I guess? This is all for my birthday present too, it's not like the price is really a big deal, until I reach a certain point, lol. Also, forgot to mention which monitor I'm getting: boom.
If you do a lot with video, I would still go with 4GB of memory, but instead get a quad core processor. The quad will help out much more than the memory will for video and audio conversion, etc.

I can understand the need to try new things, but I have to say that your interest in trying nvidia is probably the worst time, given the new series of cards from both manufacturers. If money isn't an issue, then so be it, but realize that you'd still be losing performance by going with an Nvidia setup instead of an ATI setup. Two 4850s in Crossfire beat a single 260, and two 4870s in Crossfire beat a 280. In the next week or two, the 4870x2s will be coming out for about $499, and they will be superior to the GTX 280 by a considerable amount. If you bought a board that had the option to Crossfire, adding another x2 in the future would totally blow a similar build with Nvidia cards out of the water. Two 4870x2s are supposed to be better than Tri-SLI GTX 280s. Obviously it's your choice, but if we don't even consider money as a factor, ATI is still the better choice for performance.

As for the monitor, I don't have experience with Dell, so I can't say either way on your choice. Seems to be a good monitor from the specs. I'd also recommend taking a look at Samsung's new Touch of Color series monitors and HP's lineup as well. Both brands are generally accepted as the best monitor makers for consumers.
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all looks awesome......except the Velocicraptor which i think is a big waste of money....if you want performance do RAID......unless ofcourse you plan on getting TWO of them for $600
    
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If you do a lot with video, I would still go with 4GB of memory, but instead get a quad core processor. The quad will help out much more than the memory will for video and audio conversion, etc.

I can understand the need to try new things, but I have to say that your interest in trying nvidia is probably the worst time, given the new series of cards from both manufacturers. If money isn't an issue, then so be it, but realize that you'd still be losing performance by going with an Nvidia setup instead of an ATI setup. Two 4850s in Crossfire beat a single 260, and two 4870s in Crossfire beat a 280. In the next week or two, the 4870x2s will be coming out for about $499, and they will be superior to the GTX 280 by a considerable amount. If you bought a board that had the option to Crossfire, adding another x2 in the future would totally blow a similar build with Nvidia cards out of the water. Two 4870x2s are supposed to be better than Tri-SLI GTX 280s. Obviously it's your choice, but if we don't even consider money as a factor, ATI is still the better choice for performance.

As for the monitor, I don't have experience with Dell, so I can't say either way on your choice. Seems to be a good monitor from the specs. I'd also recommend taking a look at Samsung's new Touch of Color series monitors and HP's lineup as well. Both brands are generally accepted as the best monitor makers for consumers.
Hmm. I'll look into an ATI build. And this also reminds me of the question I've had. Is it possible to upgrade from the processor I currently have selected to a Quad Core? I'm like 99% sure you can, but not 100%. I was thinking around Christmas I'll have enough money to upgrade this computer to be more than just a beast. I'm going to try and go to a Dell store for the monitor, so no dead pixels and whatnot. I'll look into those monitors as well.
    
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