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post #11 of 21
Not far off from my build .

You want 4GB of RAM, by the way. The 1155 socket (Sandy) is dual-channel.

Find a good high-quality kit of 1600MHz with good tight timings (~6-7CL) and you'll be set. I know there are a couple of really good kits on Newegg for $65-85.

How far do you plan to OC? That will help when coming up with your CPU cooler. Stick with something cheap like a Hyper 212+ if you don't plan on pushing it. Otherwise go top-end air and get a NH-D14 or Silver Arrow. I'm assuming you want top-end... you do have a 580 in there after all.

Otherwise, you will be very happy. I play the exact same three games as you. (Most of the time, anyway) I just play a lot of LoL too.


Get this RAM instead of the PIs listed above.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226120

Better brand (Mushkin is arguably the best there is when it comes to memory). Same timings. Doesn't have stupidly unnecessarily massive heat spreaders. Oh, and it's $5 cheaper.
.. oh and they're red, and that matches the HAF X more .
Edited by Plex - 1/6/11 at 6:15am
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Granted I dont know what resolution you are playing at but with the games you are looking at, you could probably get a lower level video card, save yourself a bunch of money and not noticed the difference
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So, is there a noticable performance difference between RAM with CL7 vs CL9, cause the memory with CL8 or lower is quite pricy here
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So, is there a noticable performance difference between RAM with CL7 vs CL9, cause the memory with CL8 or lower is quite pricy here
There's a reason it's pricier .
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I noticed you don't have a cpu cooler....here's something you should check for you sandy bridge:

http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/...-Retail-2.png/
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There's a reason it's pricier .


Im just wondering what kind of a difference it would make. Main use of my pc is gaming, and I'd like to have a nice overclock. Important to get a low CL?
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GTX 580 or 2X 5870s or 5970?
    
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I'm pretty much set on everything but the Mobo, Which one would you pick and why?

Also the Gigabyte is 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single or Dual at x16) while the Asus is only 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)

I plan to purchase another GTX 580 and Run SLI so dual X16 is better than Dual X8 Correct? I'm new to this and don't understand the whole X16/X8 thing.
    
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I'm pretty much set on everything but the Mobo, Which one would you pick and why?

Also the Gigabyte is 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single or Dual at x16) while the Asus is only 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)

I plan to purchase another GTX 580 and Run SLI so dual X16 is better than Dual X8 Correct? I'm new to this and don't understand the whole X16/X8 thing.
x8 & x8 is fine you won't take a performance hit. This has been tested at TechPowerUp and I forget someone mentioned another site also. So it has been confirmed that you will not take a performance hit if you go x8 x8 in Crossfire or SLI mode. It's not something you should worry about. Even the wonky 16x and x8 modes didn't matter much.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...Scaling/1.html

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16_vs_x16x8/1

As for mobo picking, I choose P8P67 Pro because I don't need the extra LAN port on the Deluxe or the 16+2 VRM and it supports both Crossfire and SLI. I looked at the UD7 and that thing is crazy expensive like the X58 mobos. If I was going to spend $300 on a motherboard I would wait for Ivy Bridge instead. No point in spending a ton of $$$$$ on a motherboard in the mainstream PC area. We can't overclock SB very high anyways since now that Intel changed the way overclocking works. I hope to hit 4.9-5.0Ghz and I'll be happy.
Edited by anoob - 1/6/11 at 5:22pm
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I found this Quote:

"If you are running on a 30″ display at 2560×1600 or below, an x8/x8 SLI or CFX configuration will perform the same as a x16/x8 or x16/x16 configuration. The only time that you should even be slightly concerned about running at x8/x8 is when you move up to a multiple display setup. When we pushed the GTX 480 SLI at 5760×1200 we saw up to a 7% difference in performance between x8/x8 and x16/x16, in favor of x16/x16, but that was in one game only."

http://www.vizworld.com/2010/08/sli-...e-x16x16-x8x8/

Looks like no need for the Gigabyte, i'm sticking with x8/x8 on the Asus P67 Deluxe.
    
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