Originally Posted by Babycakes1013
Thank you, thank you. I can't say that enjoy being here in Iraq, because joy would be building a computer.... or spending time with my wife...(I like the first idea better
). I do what I can to look past what's going on here, talk to my wife when possible, play guitar, and read more and more about how I'm going to build an excellent gaming rig when I get back.
Here pretty soon I'm going to be going back home for some R&R. At that time I have the absolute pleasure of building my wife [another] computer. She wants the whole Eyefinity set up, a bit expensive but great practice for perfecting what BEAST I'm going to build myself. Then somewhere around August and September I will finally be coming back home and damn near immediately I will be hounding newegg and performance pcs
This is what I have in mind for my build so far:
-- Cooler Master Storm Scout (There's no changing my mind on this)
-- EVGA E758
-- Corsair H50
-- Corsair Dominator-Gt 6GB
-- WD VelociRaptor 300GB x2 (Raid0)
Now, what will determine the GPU and PSU is what type of modding will allow larger graphics cards. I would like to buy a couple of 5970's (even though at the moment they seem to be the rarest thing in the world of gaming). But I have yet to see a Storm Scout modded with that GPU.
Also, I haven't quite found any forums supporting this particular combination of computer parts. Nor have I found one with negativity. Like I said, I'm open to any and all suggestions. I have plenty of time to contemplate this. It makes my time here go by quicker. Which is why I have managed to read this entire thread. Thanks again guys.
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Sounds like top of the notch components my friend.
Can't go wrong with an EVGA + i7.
I too use the Corsair H50, though I have heard some others say they are concerned when over-clocking an i7 with H50's cooling. So, you may want to check with the i7 club, or the H50 club & see if you can get feedback on it. (I am AMD)
Dominator RAM, I'm jealous.
Originally Posted by Danny Boy
I would drop the Velociraptors and go with either samsung spinpoint f3's or ssd's. better performance/price and quieter...otherwise looks like a killer system
Although I respect Danny Boy's opinion, I will have to say that I am a supporter of Western Digital.
I'd also like to say, I am still an HDD > SSD person. Call me old school, or even O.C.D. but the idea that my primary non-volatile storage having a limited number of writes (since SSD is flash memory), I just don't like the idea of it. Granted, I understand the SSD will out live your system, but it's just the concept. Don't get me wrong though, I am not saying SSDs are a poor choice, not at all. I'm just not on board, yet
300GB of storage space, with RAID0 sounds like a great setup to me. Plenty of storage room & the ability to RAID0 for fault tolerance.
Just a question though, you mentioned before that money will not be a limitation for your build. If that is the case, might I recommend possibly a 1TB x 2 instead of 300GB x 2?
The reason being, I am a big believer in future proofing. With RAID0 (correct me if I am wrong), isn't 1 of the 2 Drives "mirroring" the other? Therefore, with 300GB x 2, RAID0, you would have a max storage space of 300GB?
If I am correct, I would recommend 1TB. Especially since SSD hit the market, high quality HDD prices are very good at high quality (Capacity, RPM, Cache).