Originally Posted by Rud3Bwoy
=/ as much as i hate to tell people what to do with there money,why not go with a sr2 rig?
you would of gotten much more performance out of a sr2 rig than a i7 980x at 5 ghz if u can go that high.
also the vertex drives you purchased why not the vertex 2?much better performance.
i really hope that the phase change was worth it because by the looks of it you really don't need the phase change for what you are doing at all basically just trying to a achieve a 5 ghz overclock on it from what i have read.
your using your rig for work purpose etc,not benching,you could of gotten a nice sr2 fully water cooled and be good to go =/
I don't blame you for wondering why I choose these components, since it would normally seem logical, but I've done months of research and am still very confident that I choose the right parts.
1. Vertex 2 SSD's do not come in 30GB form and are much, much more expensive for only a 14% increase in performance.
2. About the SR-2 and dual xeon, contrary to popular belief, it will only give about a 5% increase in performance over an i7 980x rig if the xeons and the 980x are all at the same clock speed. OC'ing the 980x to 5ghz would even give reasonably better performance than 2 hexa-core xeons at 4.2GHz. This is due to the large latencies of dual processor intercommunication and RAM sharing. (and yes, I do plan to have the 980x at about 4.8Ghz for 24/7 use.
Here are some benchmark results from the video editor I use: http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html
If you look at the specs on the top 2 computers, the first has dual xeon x5680's, the second an i7 980x, both at approximately the same clock speed, yet the dual xeon computer only yields about a 5.8% performance increase.
Again I really don't think that spending an extra $2200 for only a 5% increase in performance is worth it at all.
Originally Posted by Gunfire
Many have stated this but he keeps on insisting that it's what his school "needs".
I have NEVER said that throughout this whole thread. Go ahead, look. What I have
stated is the reason why I am using a 980x over dual xeons multiple times! Please pay attention!
Originally Posted by thanos999
look at all the bs going around hes a 15/16 year old kid he doing his first build he spending his own money and your all critisizing him you should be ashamed off yourselves
he joined this site to get advice about the components he needed for this rig and as far as i can see he followed the advice given and now the advice you lot gave him your critising him for it
how much research did you lot go into when you built your first pc? how many times did you f*** up when building and testing it i know i made a few mistakes you should be congratulating him not critising him for gods sake he using phasechange on his first build how many off you have yoused phasechange?
Originally Posted by [Adz]
Okay, I have just spent hours reading through all 7 pages of this thread, and I'm in awe.
OP - I'd love to be in your shoes, because this is one epic build, especially for a first time. I wish you the best of luck with this and I look forward to seeing/hearing great things!
Thanks guys, now if some of the others would just read my posts...
Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo
I didnt get any advice or make any mistakes. Not to hard to build a computer honestly. Common sense really. My gf even knows what to do by simply looking inside a hp rig.
I'm sorry but building a computer is not
common sense. It's easy, but it's definitely not common sense. 10 bucks that your GF would start putting the computer together on carpet with socks on and then wonder why it doesn't boot.
BTW lots of pics of the computer are coming very soon.Edited by akrEAGLE - 8/27/10 at 2:48pm