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Ok guys, Ive got almost everything planned out now. Really, the only thing I need to settle is what kind of memory I want. The problem that I'm having is that I've heard that the crosshair is picky with it's memory (which doesn't help). Also, I've heard the it can be troublesome to run a second pair of sticks because of (I think) voltage problems. So.. how do these sticks look? Low voltage and pretty good timings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231321
Still going with the more expensive Crosshair? If it's for future CF, the cheaper one I posted has it.

Otherwise, as far as I know, G.Skill Ripjaw 1600s work just fine in a Crosshair. Your limiting factor will not be the RAM for this board (or the other one I listed), unless you're interested in going for massive RAM overclocks or if you go for really crappy RAM. The Ripjaws are good performers. Not top of the line, but they will not limit you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-277-_-Product

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Still going with the more expensive Crosshair? If it's for future CF, the cheaper one I posted has it.

Otherwise, as far as I know, G.Skill Ripjaw 1600s work just fine in a Crosshair. Your limiting factor will not be the RAM for this board (or the other one I listed), unless you're interested in going for massive RAM overclocks or if you go for really crappy RAM. The Ripjaws are good performers. Not top of the line, but they will not limit you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-277-_-Product

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Actually, I have no idea why I completely looked over your Mobo recommendation. I think I was so set on getting the Crosshair because of the combo deal that I didn't even look at it .

I'm gona ask this question while I do some research on it and maybe it'll be answered before I find my answer so... I was looking at the Crosshair because of the possiblity to CF to future proof. One thing that I liked was being able to do 2x PCI 2.0x16. I noticed that the mobo you recommended could CF at 2x PCI 2.0x8. How much would that bottleneck GPUs?
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Actually, I have no idea why I completely looked over your Mobo recommendation. I think I was so set on getting the Crosshair because of the combo deal that I didn't even look at it .

I'm gona ask this question while I do some research on it and maybe it'll be answered before I find my answer so... I was looking at the Crosshair because of the possiblity to CF to future proof. One thing that I liked was being able to do 2x PCI 2.0x16. I noticed that the mobo you recommended could CF at 2x PCI 2.0x16. How much would that bottleneck GPUs?
2x5870 in x8/x8 get about a 3% performance drop vs 2x5870 in x16/x16. It's less with 5850's.
    
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Wow, yes I am and I didn't know about that discount! +rep
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Yes sir. Got a copy on my way already.

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2x5870 in x8/x8 get about a 3% performance drop vs 2x5870 in x16/x16. It's less with 5850's.

Well, I'm sold then.. Build 2.0 as follows

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965BE

Mobo: Asus M4A78T-E

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 4Gb DDR3 1600

GPU: XFX HD5850

PSU: Corsair 750TX

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 250Gb (will get more when money allows and keep OS/Vitals on this one)

Drive: LG 22x Black

OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit (with student rebate)

Case: NZXT Tempest (HAVE ALREADY)

Monitor: HP L2045w 20" (HAVE ALREADY)

TOTAL: $~900 (nice bit of a cushion for a better mouse/keyboard)

EDIT: Switched to the 9965BE because of money saved haha
Edited by Boss Mosely - 12/28/09 at 6:57pm
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That looks very solid. Although I'd recommend if you get something like a Caviar Black later, put your OS/essentials on that and use the Blue for storage. The Blacks are a bit faster than the Blues.
    
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UPDATE: 12/29/09

Bought these parts today. The closeness of the budget to actual cost was quite hilarious.


CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965BE

Mobo: Asus M4A78T-E

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 4Gb DDR3 1600

GPU: XFX HD5850

PSU: Corsair 750TX

HDD: WD Caviar Black 750Gb

Drive: LG 22x Black

OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit (with student rebate)

Cooler: Hyper 212+

Extra Fans: 2x Apevia Blue LED 120mm (probably not the best but I wanted to add a little more blue to my tempest)

Case: NZXT Tempest (HAVE ALREADY)

Monitor: HP L2045w 20" (HAVE ALREADY)

Then 2x Sleeving kits and a little static arrestor. (figured why the heck not since I need to learn this stuff anyways)

Grand Total: $1000.19 (excluding MIRs)

I'd say that's a heck of a deal for $1k
Edited by Boss Mosely - 12/29/09 at 1:50pm
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That thing is going to be a *beast*. Have fun!

And imagine, when a 5850 hits a more reasonable price, you can pick up a second.. and have 5970 performance.
    
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post #29 of 42
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Thank you Tainok, you've been a boatload of help at 2am lol. I find it crazy how much the build actually improved by just dropping the Crosshair III and getting the student Windows discount.
post #30 of 42
Don't forget to include money for a good CPU cooler!

EDIT-you did already!
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