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Planned Pure gaming Rig

post #1 of 40
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Hi guys,

Just posted in the New Member section. Heres what i have planned:

Computer Case: Antec 900 + 1200W Silverstone PSU
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Extreme
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9650
Storage:SCSI 15k Seagate Cheetah (Strictly for OS)
Western Digital 1TB x2 (Movies + Music and the other for Games)
RAM: Corsair DDR3 PC-12800 1600MHz 4GB possibly 8GB
Graphics: GeForce gtx280
CPU Cooler: Asus Silent Square EVO
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer - 7.1 Channel
Optical Drives: 1x Pioneer Blu-Ray writer and 1x Pioneer or Asus DVD Writer
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Mouse: Razor death adder

Of course im looking at over-clocking as best i can while keeping it stable 24/7. Looking forward to hearing what you guys think.

-Steel
post #2 of 40
Gonna be expensive, but looks nice. Might I ask why you went with that OS drive rather than just a veloci raptor.
post #3 of 40
1. Antec 900 is an awesome case but if you already investing such hardware with Maximus Extreme motherboard, Q9650 I think you should invest in something else for a case.
2. The blu-ray writer works as a dvd writer as well.

And to Big O, the Cheetah runs at 15k RPM which will make the boot time noticeably faster tho I've never looked at any comparison tests so I'm not sure and if he is only using it for OS then the Cheetah with the least space that runs at 15k RPM is cheaper than a VelociRaptor.
post #4 of 40
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The cheetah outperforms the raptor, downside is its gets hotter which is why i have a HDD cooler for it.

OS will be XP 64bit
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Originally Posted by Votkrath View Post
1. Antec 900 is an awesome case but if you already investing such hardware with Maximus Extreme motherboard, Q9650 I think you should invest in something else for a case.
2. The blu-ray writer works as a dvd writer as well.

And to Big O, the Cheetah runs at 15k RPM which will make the boot time noticeably faster tho I've never looked at any comparison tests so I'm not sure and if he is only using it for OS then the Cheetah with the least space that runs at 15k RPM is cheaper than a VelociRaptor.
I like having 2 drives so i can play a game at one time which BF2 doesnt really come out of one of them and the other for burning at the same time.

Yes strictly for the OS so it wont be anything larger then a 10gb or something similar

What sorta of case would you reccomend? Is the 1200 any better or is it just an expanded version of the 900?
post #6 of 40
In all honesty dude I'd replace the 280 with a 4870X2 (Not because I like ATi) But its a games machine yeah? Your using an Intel board thats Crossfire ready so your gonna get a mega boost from that kinda thing.

If it was an Nvidia chip then I'd say 280, but with X48 (I take it?) I'd go 4870 - 4870X2 line dude. Then if you get really bored, you can get 2 X2's and go "wow... overkill"
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 Asus Rampage Formula X38 4850 OCZ ReaperX 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB Samsung DVD-RW 22x Microsoft XP64 LG 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg Keyboard Thermaltake 850W NZXT HUSH Saitek Cyborg Mouse 
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ide reccomend the thermaltake armor+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133056
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I like having 2 drives so i can play a game at one time which BF2 doesn't really come out of one of them and the other for burning at the same time.
Just use no cd cracks man, They arnt illegal and they dont touch your net game ability
    
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E8500 Asus Rampage Formula X38 4850 OCZ ReaperX 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB Samsung DVD-RW 22x Microsoft XP64 LG 22" 
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Saitek Cyborg Keyboard Thermaltake 850W NZXT HUSH Saitek Cyborg Mouse 
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Saitek Cyborg Keyboard Thermaltake 850W NZXT HUSH Saitek Cyborg Mouse 
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Just use no cd cracks man, They arnt illegal and they dont touch your net game ability
CD Cracks are illegal because they edit the code in the .exe file which is not allowed.

Mini images/Full images on the other hand aren't illegal.
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In all honesty dude I'd replace the 280 with a 4870X2 (Not because I like ATi) But its a games machine yeah? Your using an Intel board thats Crossfire ready so your gonna get a mega boost from that kinda thing.

If it was an Nvidia chip then I'd say 280, but with X48 (I take it?) I'd go 4870 - 4870X2 line dude. Then if you get really bored, you can get 2 X2's and go "wow... overkill"
Agree with the 4870X2, also look at a better case, maybe even a Lian-Li for this expensive of a build.
Oh, I almost forgot, go with Vista 64bit, it seems to have a lot less issues.
Edited by Millillion - 10/27/08 at 3:03pm
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