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Damn I didn't know that Ive been so busy with production builds I've been out of the enthusiast loop since I started my company. Thanks for the info.
Now that you've seen all these posts regarding the confusion with your purchases; I suggest you re-think returning what you've bought and/or what you will buy.

IMO, I agree you should wait for the next gen SSDs, eliminate the 1200W psu, buy a different cpu (970...which will drop in price soon to around $600), get an UD7 or UD9 mobo, etc. I made the mistake of not thinking my build through and spent more money than I needed. Furthermore, I bought items I found were not useful for my sig rig. Research, research, research before you buy was my lesson learned. I hope you consider this because you may be unhappy after you complete your build.

Also, with research comes $$$ savings that you could put into a watercooling loop and OC the hell out of your rig!
Edited by Zmanster - 2/16/11 at 10:36am
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Okay time to clear the air. First of all I get pissed when someone just states that my thread is fail and makes me feel like an incompetent fool. Also I checked out some stuff I have bookmarked and I know realize that asking about my PSU did look rather stupid. I just had not though of the exact figures for awhile and asked a question I already knew if I had took the time to remember. I am definitely sending that board back though after hearing all of this. Thanks everyone for your input. I have not really been paying too much attention to enthusiast level hardware for awhile as I've been busy for the past few years busting ass on working class systems with no where near this level of tech. I would also like to let everyone know I purchased this order in haste along with a bunch of stuff for a customer. I also like the idea of buying in the end of a product generation as by then the hardware is bug free and stable as it comes. I also did not realize my hd5870s were so outdated.

So bottom line is I am going to have to rethink this entire build, but I do absolutely want to stay on this socket for this build for reasons previously stated. I am also sorry for coming across as an ass and maybe I live in a small little world where I'm the best, but perhaps there are many people in this thread that are much better.

So there you have it I was offended early on, but apparently I deserved it. I have done some reading since starting this thread and realize that I hastily made some major mistakes in terms of getting the most out of this monstrous CPU. Thanks everyone for the honest input.
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well there is no better cpu then gulftowns.
For now, yes, but they're on their way out. The 2600k can actually keep pace with Gulftowns with a moderate OC, for 1/4 the price. I'd expect the SB enthusiast chips (6/8 core, 12/16 thread) to obliterate it when they are released with the 2011 platform.
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Originally Posted by Zmanster View Post
Now that you've seen all these posts regarding the confusion with your purchases; I suggest you re-think returning what you've bought and/or what you will buy.

IMO, I agree you should wait for the next gen SSDs, eliminate the 1200W psu, buy a different cpu (970...which will drop in price soon to around $600), get an UD7 or UD9 mobo, etc. I made the mistake of not thinking my build through and spent more money than I needed. Furthermore, I bought items I found were not useful for my sig rig. Research, research, research before you buy was my lesson learned. I hope you consider this because you may be unhappy after you complete your build.

Also, with research comes $$$ savings that you could put into a watercooling loop and OC the hell out of your rig!
Keep in mind I own everything but the MOBO, CPU, and RAM, everything else was already in my current rig.
post #45 of 102
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Okay time to clear the air. First of all I get pissed when someone just states that my thread is fail and makes me feel like an incompetent fool. Also I checked out some stuff I have bookmarked and I know realize that asking about my PSU did look rather stupid. I just had not though of the exact figures for awhile and asked a question I already knew if I had took the time to remember. I am definitely sending that board back though after hearing all of this. Thanks everyone for your input. I have not really been paying too much attention to enthusiast level hardware for awhile as I've been busy for the past few years busting ass on working class systems with no where near this level of tech. I would also like to let everyone know I purchased this order in haste along with a bunch of stuff for a customer. I also like the idea of buying in the end of a product generation as by then the hardware is bug free and stable as it comes. I also did not realize my hd5870s were so outdated.

So bottom line is I am going to have to rethink this entire build, but I do absolutely want to stay on this socket for this build for reasons previously stated. I am also sorry for coming across as an ass and maybe I live in a small little world where I'm the best, but perhaps there are many people in this thread that are much better.

So there you have it I was offended early on, but apparently I deserved it. I have done some reading since starting this thread and realize that I hastily made some major mistakes in terms of getting the most out of this monstrous CPU. Thanks everyone for the honest input.
Wow, it's rare to see someone man up and post something like that. Reps
post #46 of 102
CPU---------: 990x cooled with apogee ultima block on a dual 120mm rad
Unless you need to run heavily multi-threaded apps, i.e., video rendering, get an i7-950 and a Noctua D14 cooler and OC the crap out of it
MOBO-------: Intel BOXDX58SO2 LGA 1366 Intel X58
There is a reason you don't see many people on this forum with intel motherboards...get at X58 by Gigabyte or Asus
SSD---------: 2 corsair 128 gig @ 410 read and 210 write in raid 0
60 gig kingston for backups
Get rid of all of this and get 2 60GB in Raid 0 for your OS and programs
HDD---------: 1 TB western digital caviar green
No, don't get greens. you want a 7200rpm for a storage drive-recommend the F3 1TB, someone mentioned RAID0 for these...don't do this if you are paranoid about data loss... I suggest RAID1 or 5
Optical------: ASUS BD combo and 1 CD-DVD combo
this is fine
Video cards--: 2 hd5870s in xfire,of course
this is fine
RAM---------: 12 gigs G.SKILL PI+ Turbulence II @ 2400mhz
2400mhz is overkill, get a 1600mhz kit, above that you are burning money for very little to no return
PSU---------: Antec true quatro 1200 watt
way too much power for 2 5870s, for reference, there are GTX 580 tri sli benchmarks that run on a single 1200W, go with a Seasonic X850 80+ Gold Modular PSU
Case--------: Antec 1200
terrible case for cable management, go with the NZXT Phantom or Corsair 600T or HAFX or any of the Lian Li's over the Antec
Edited by ddx - 2/16/11 at 10:45am
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post #47 of 102
I think if you get GTX 5xx or 69xx cards, change the back up hard drive and get a good motherboard your good to go. I would keep the ps in case you decide to get 3 high end gpu's.
Good luck and enjoy it.
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post #48 of 102
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Originally Posted by Segovax View Post
If you are such a professional why are you using a 1200w power supply for a system that will pull half that maybe a little more?

You don't need to get all hoity toity here, your choice of components are very odd and it seems like you are spending quite a bit of money.

You are using 2 outdated graphics cards, an Intel motherboard, and one of the most expensive processors on the market. Be prepared to defend your choices.
I am a professional, I just got pissed when a person simply writes me off as an idiot with no explanation. Also taking a pain killer this morning had me a little loopy and quick to return fire lol. I did not mean to get hoity toity I am sorry for coming across that way. My wife does tell me I'm an ass though so you all might just be right and Im a jerk Thanks for the input though.
post #49 of 102
You should just get my system with a 990x.
Maybe go for a Rampage III instead, and 2000MHz Sairs, if you want to spend the extra cash.

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Keep in mind I own everything but the MOBO, CPU, and RAM, everything else was already in my current rig.
Well, nevermind that. I guess if you're just on the market for a motherboard, CPU, and RAM, (and assuming you must buy now, since everyone knows it's a time to wait,) then it's alot of money to spend on an upgrade that you won't notice a huge difference from unless you're do alot of processor intensive computing. If you do, then yes, the 990x is the creme du creme right now. A board to suit it, would be a board like mine or perhaps a Rampage III; ram, really seems to come to preference these days. 2400MHz at those timings may be nice, but I think you'd do just as well with a cheaper set.
Edited by Mookster - 2/16/11 at 10:48am
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post #50 of 102
your 5870s are not outdated, its just the fact that many people dont read the posts and are assuming you are buying them now. They are great if you already have them.

Though with your build I would return the 990x and the intel mobo and get a different mobo and a i7-970. basically the same cpu, just with a locked multiplier and is $400-$500 cheaper and will overclock to about the same speed

oh, and you wont notice a difference between 2000mhz RAM and 2400mhz RAM
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