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GRRR....they ran out of the QUADRO that i was going to buy off of newegg.

HOWEVER, there is one on ProVantage for cheaper. 50 bucks cheaper, but cheaper nonetheless.
Edited by Gigalisk - 9/18/10 at 2:42am
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NEW LIST....i might not be looping my vidcards...but i'll have 12 GB of RAM!
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NEW LIST....i might not be looping my vidcards...but i'll have 12 GB of RAM!
What are you even going to be using this rig for?? Unless you're actually doing something RAM intensive you are never going to even touch most of it. Also with $4500 you can build a much better build IMO that is fully watercooled but right now it isn't even worth diving into considering just about everything will change by the time you actually buy the rig.
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post #14 of 60
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FOLDING. Plus, i'm getting married soon, so i'm making something that will not be hurting for an upgrade for the next 2 years.

Honestly, this is my hobby. If i'm not building computers and testing their limits, then there is no point. That includes spending money on parts that i know are quality, or things i want to test out and write reviews on. Hey, SOMEONE buys that expensive **** to write reviews on...might as well be the guy who loves his job, and loves folding.
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post #15 of 60
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I'm not with it yet in terms of SSD; it took me like 3-4 years after it came out to go to SATA drives. Performance boost to Price ratio is still not to my liking, and I still have a budget i would like to maintain. However upgrading to a solid state drive is not out of the question yet.
Wow, you are doing a $4500 build with a 980x and a quattro card, and you're complaining about price for a SSD

Just get a 60 or 80gb boot drive, those ought to be below $100 by the time you build your machine.

Oh, and H70 isn't worth its price for the performance, either go custom water or stick with a good heatsink on air.
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post #16 of 60
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WOOOHOOOOOO @ the release of the GTX 580! That means i will put off SLi for a minute and just run one of these with a quadro independently. I have also changed mobo dramatically, and i already purchased a Thermaltake TR2 TRX-1200 PSU for about 200 beans. Updated list shortly...

...and uploaded! I took out some majors, like HDD, Optical, and vied for 1 card w/Quadro instead of 2 because 580 looks like it will perform very well for the next 6 months of games that are going to release for PC.

I was thinking about getting a PCIx Gaming LAN card to maximize the CPU productivity. I'm holding out on WC, because if i dont opt to buy a full system, i will just backup and upgrade my current system (Obsidian, sig rig) and maybe upgrade my loop with a bigger res or res/pump combo to accomodate the 2 extra cores.

Input not necessary, but very wanted! Hit me back, thanks!

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Edited by Gigalisk - 11/9/10 at 12:44pm
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It will perform very well for the next 6 years of games that are going to release for PC.
     
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post #18 of 60
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Wow, you are doing a $4500 build with a 980x and a quattro card, and you're complaining about price for a SSD

Just get a 60 or 80gb boot drive, those ought to be below $100 by the time you build your machine.
A SSD will give you more of a tangible upgrade than 12GB of RAM ever could, unless you are rendering or something like that. But the snappiness of applications opening will make you feel like you went from a 486 to an i7.

Right now I have an Intel X25 G2 as my boot drive and I play games and apps off my Crucial C300 - the change from standard drives is amazing. Windows starts ~10 seconds after bios splash screen, applications open almost as soon as you release the mouse button.

To each his own, but seriously consider getting at least a boot SSD, it is well worth the money and will give you a visible and tangible feeling of your computer being the beast it really is.
Edited by tats - 11/10/10 at 6:52am
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Yeah, it's definitely in the backburner stages....HDD are the last things i think about because i usually just carry over HDDs from the last build.

And now, i am the proud owner of an EVGA GTX 580, complete with a copy of Futuremark 3DMark 2011, that is shipping with it for a limited time.

SLI is out of the question, unless i decide to not add the quadro for physx, or the card drops down 100-150.

So now i'm good on PSU, Video...****, thats good enuff to upgrade Obsidian...
but i want MOAR...

I'll keep yall posted.

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Same here but i just go my pc last monday And i am lovin IT!!!!!
i was the same with SATA only got SATA at the end of 2006
Heh, this is the first PC I've built with SATA.

Anyways, it doesn't hurt to get an idea now for what you want. Just keep an eye on things when and if you can. Keep up with tech if you can.
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