Hey there, My CF III will be here tomorrow
my current system in my sig has given me too many hours of debugging and headaches...so aside from the experience gained on how to rule out different pieces of hardware failing, I havent been too pleased with my intel system..so I'm going back to AMD (: getting my P5Q replaced and selling the C2D system. I havent had an amd since my old duron though.. I heard the motherboard is picky with ram..is this true? I ended up going with the Corsair XMS3 1600, though it can be replaced as it hasnt been taken out of the box yet. I really dont want to go through the issues I had with my last system so I was hoping I could get some advice or tips on my hardware I will be OC'ing once I get it up and running for a little while, I would like to try for 4 GHZ but I'll wait and see how everything runs first. My budget wasnt much of an issue for this build so I kinda spoiled myself but supprisingly..I pretty much payed the same for my new one as I did my C2D 8 months ago..
I'll be using the following in my system
Motherboard - Crosshair III Formula
CPU - Phenom II x 4 965 BE (C3)
RAM - Corsair XMS 3 2x4 GB 1600 MHZ CAS9
Video card - 2x Radeon 5770 Vapor-x in Crossfire
PSU - Corsair TX-750 watt
I will be using an Intel x 25-v 40GB SSD for my OS which will be windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
2x Western Digital cavair black 1TB in raid 0 for games and proggys =)
1x I-omega 1TB external for general storage.
At first I will be using a coolermaster CM 690 (untill I sell it with my intel system) every fan expansion slot in this case is filled, and I managed to fit even more in other areas as well (: its very well air cooled, I will also be using my Cooler master v8 on the CPU untill I sell the intel, then I will be ordering a corsair H50, I'm hoping to get some info about this water cooling system as well as I havent used one yet.
Any info or advice is more then welcome =) I'm really looking forward to finally having a decent system, as I've had too much bad with with the old one.