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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by umgill45 View Post
Ok here's what you should do:

I don't know your budget so here are a few options:

Motherboard
:
flaming blade - $180

evga LE-$199.99

Asus Rampage II Gene - $209.99

Cpu heatsink:

NH-D14 (oos)

Prolimatech Megahalem

memory:
Buy 2 sets of 3X1 gb kits
kingsotm Cas 8
Be vary of using high memory modules with the NH-D14 heatsink

Ripjaws Cas 7
Somewhat higher than the kingston ones

Or 1 kit of 3X2gb:
Gskill cas7

Patriot Cas 7

SSD:
(definitely worth it for those who use a lot of programs and want a speedy computer)

The one I'm using:
Intel 80GB G2
TRIM ready out of the box with win 7

OCZ Vertex 60gb
The Vertex probably has the biggest customer base atm.
That means you can trouble shoot etc easily.

Corsair 64gb

gpu:


gigabyte 5870 OC

Asus 5870 V2

Or try to look in the For Sale section of the forums for a used 5870 with life time warranty from manufacturers like XFX (reference designs allow you to change the voltages for higher overclocks)

Hope this helps

Great suggestions!

so do you think the 5870 is a better route than going with the gtx480? Because I can afford to get the 480.

Also with the SSD, you don't want to use that as the main drive with the operating system and everything right? You want it to just install games and stuff on?
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
80GB Intel X25-M / Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Alienware AW2310 Razer 
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i7 930 @ 4.0 24/7 ASUS Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 480 6GB DDR3 2000 G.SKILL Trident 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
80GB Intel X25-M / Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Alienware AW2310 Razer 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Revolution 1050 Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Krait Steelpad QCK+ 
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
Great suggestions!

so do you think the 5870 is a better route than going with the gtx480? Because I can afford to get the 480.

Also with the SSD, you don't want to use that as the main drive with the operating system and everything right? You want it to just install games and stuff on?
5870 is a better route imo opinion.
The 480 is way too hot for the stock cooler to handle.
Water cooling really unleashes all the power that is being hindered by the high temps on the 480.
In comparison the 5870 runs cooler and consumes less power.
Its cheaper too.
Perhaps look at a 5970 or another 5870 to run in the new system.

The drawback is that when AA is enabled on 1920x1080 the 480 pulls ahead on most games.

About the SSD if you get the ones I've suggested you can install the OS (Win 7 32gb takes 16gb whereas Win7 64-bit takes around 20gb) that leaves you with enough space for 2-3 games at least.
Install all the less frequently used programs on the regular HDD.
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5870 is a better route imo opinion.
The 480 is way too hot for the stock cooler to handle.
Water cooling really unleashes all the power that is being hindered by the high temps on the 480.
In comparison the 5870 runs cooler and consumes less power.
Its cheaper too.
Perhaps look at a 5970 or another 5870 to run in the new system.

The drawback is that when AA is enabled on 1920x1080 the 480 pulls ahead on most games.

About the SSD if you get the ones I've suggested you can install the OS (Win 7 32gb takes 16gb whereas Win7 64-bit takes around 20gb) that leaves you with enough space for 2-3 games at least.
Install all the less frequently used programs on the regular HDD.
Okay because I have read that ssds life span isn't super long and having things that cache and are always writing to it can lessen it's life.
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i7 930 @ 4.0 24/7 ASUS Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 480 6GB DDR3 2000 G.SKILL Trident 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
80GB Intel X25-M / Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Alienware AW2310 Razer 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Revolution 1050 Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Krait Steelpad QCK+ 
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i7 930 @ 4.0 24/7 ASUS Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 480 6GB DDR3 2000 G.SKILL Trident 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
80GB Intel X25-M / Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Alienware AW2310 Razer 
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Enermax Revolution 1050 Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Krait Steelpad QCK+ 
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