Originally Posted by HAF922
Well thanks to all for the input thus far.
I think I have narrowed my findings.
16GB G Skill Memory (what frequency do I need? 1600Mhz or do I go higher if I really don't plan to over clock is faster better?)
Corsair Performance 3 series SSD (been told 3 times to get this by my friends (NOT OUT YET??)) 480MB read/ 320MB write
Have Corsair 750watt power supply from friend (brand new)
Have a corsair H70 coller from friend (brand new)
Radeon HD 5870.
I just might one day overclock.............
will this work?
Are you planning on tri-sli? the UD5 will be more than sufficient for if not. For most home use you won't really need that many SATA3 connections that the UD7 has, unless your setting up a RAID 5 or have 4 devices that will be SATA3. Really you wouldn't be able to set up RAID 5 on the UD7 for the SATA3 regardless. 2 SATA3 is direct to the P67 chipset the other 2 are Marvell (This does not include the eSATA which are Marvell controllers also). Unless you are setting this up as a proxy, have dual switches or have a 2Gb/s WAN connection there is really no need for dual NIC's. This thread goes into a little bit further detail. http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...vs-others.html
Granted the UD7 will give you 4 more phases, but is the cost difference really worth it?
For most cases you will not need 16GB of RAM, granted it is cheap right now. I would up the RAM speed from 1600 to 2133. 2133 CAS9 will outperform 1866 CAS7, let alone 1600. This has been shown in multiple situations. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435Edited by bratas - 1/19/11 at 7:41am