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post #51 of 62
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thanks everyone for the feedback. this site is great. the only other question i have is if i get an antec 750 watt psu will it be strong enough for me to add a second 6850 later on? or will i have to upgrade id rather just spend the money once.
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also has anyone ever used the corsair vengance ram? im seeing very good reviews and overclock potential with it
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post #53 of 62
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also is a 90GB OCZ SSD worth it. id put the FFXIV file and my windows file on it only. i think that would make a huge difference in load times correct? they re pretty inexpensive now like 170 bucks which isnt much more than i ws gonna pay for two cavaiar blacks, then i cna just get a regular 500GB HDD for normal files??? or am i better off with two caviar black 500gb 6gb/s drives in raid 0??
Edited by mechanix565 - 2/27/11 at 9:01pm
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An SSD drive for programs and OS + mechy storage drive for files is the best route for what you are after here. SSDs load OSes and programs WAY faster than any mechy configuration (even big RAIDs) because they have practically non-existent seek times.
     
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
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post #55 of 62
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Update: Purchased 2 Intel 40GB SSD's one for the Game one for the OS and a 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 6GB/s HDD. Also 2 Refurbished 160GB IDE HDD's. Also Purchased a ThermalTake Black Widow 850 Watt PSU (Semi Modular) and one of those Antec flex fan spot coolers (was gonna use it on the Ram slots but it rlly sucks so not gonna bother.) Next to buy is a 6850 or 6870 (Havnt decided yet) and the phenom II x6 1090t and 8GB of Corsair or Gskill DDR3 1600


one more question concerning memory which is better 2x4gb or 4x2gb? both give 8gb's of total ram but do you want single or dual channel for gaming?

and the G Skill Ram im looking at is 8-8-8-24, the corsair dominator is 9-9-9-24 which is a better choice??? input please
Edited by mechanix565 - 3/1/11 at 7:34pm
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post #56 of 62
Just wanted to test and see how much it cost me to go crazy.... (in AUS) (and i was being moderate, not getting "the best" of everything)

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edit on a side note: I'd stick with with the water cooling over v8 or v6, it's more expensive yeah, but it gives you the parts, it's only a cheap step away from water cooling your gfx cards/FSB/etc as well, and I bet $1000000 water cooling will give better than stock GPu fans/heatsinks temps...

Problem with those cheap corsairs is thats all they are, and when they crap themselves, there's no useful parts to use with other WC kits. So yeah a kit such as Thermal take 850i or 880i or something is going to give you bang for your buck for years. But a simple plug and play WC kit that only fits on your CPU and can't be upgraded is probably pointless, better of getting a high performance air cooler, at half the price as well.

If you can afford it, and you really want to take the leap into WC, then spend the $170-250+ on a modular WC kit not a Plug and Play one.
Edited by gcampton - 3/1/11 at 11:18pm
post #57 of 62
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Originally Posted by mechanix565;12576753 
one more question concerning memory which is better 2x4gb or 4x2gb? both give 8gb's of total ram but do you want single or dual channel for gaming?

and the G Skill Ram im looking at is 8-8-8-24, the corsair dominator is 9-9-9-24 which is a better choice??? input please

Always dual channel, back in the old days there wasn't much performance difference, but it's slightly better now.

The timings on the g-skill are better than corsair, but the difference between 8cl and 9cl isn't major. Are they both the same Capacity / speed? Mhz?

Look up comparison reviews. Should be able to find one easy enough on those 2.


For example, if you over clock both to say 1666, then the 8cl will probably go up to 9cl, 10cl timings, oc the other will go up to 10-11cl timings. You can always reduce these anyway, but the tighter timings will maybe give you an extra 40 or so points on PCmark11. Not a great difference.
Edited by gcampton - 3/1/11 at 11:35pm
post #58 of 62
From what I've heard the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 Processor turbo's to 3.6GHz, so maybe upgrade to the AMD 3.3Ghz Hex-Core 1100T? It turbo's at 3.7GHz is roughly the same price. How much that build costing? Just out of curiosity...
post #59 of 62
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in total like 1100.00 i just opted for a saphire 6950 thats unlockable to a 6970 that cost 280.00 but i think itll be worth it. just orderd 8 GB of A Power 1600 ddr3 Ram which i read is very good no one in the reviews had anything bad to say im only going to mildly overclock it anyways im not greedy. and im only looking to go to 4.1 or 4.2 on the processor so the extra 40 bucks doesnt need to be spent there. plus i bought some pretty nasty 150 cfm 120mm fans for the corsair h50 to keep everything cool. and a corsair Ram fan which should keep the ram cool. and 2 intel 40GB SSD's for FFXIV and the Windows 7 64 Bit OS so that should make a big differece in loading times.
My FFXIV Rig
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition @ 4.1GHZ ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 A Data Gaming Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 2x Crucial 64GB SSD (raid0) 1TB WD Black HDD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Liteon DVD/CD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 42Inch VIZIO HDMI Logitech 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition @ 4.1GHZ ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 A Data Gaming Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 2x Crucial 64GB SSD (raid0) 1TB WD Black HDD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Liteon DVD/CD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 42Inch VIZIO HDMI Logitech 
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post #60 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechanix565;12602809 
in total like 1100.00 i just opted for a saphire 6950 thats unlockable to a 6970 that cost 280.00 but i think itll be worth it. just orderd 8 GB of A Power 1600 ddr3 Ram which i read is very good no one in the reviews had anything bad to say im only going to mildly overclock it anyways im not greedy. and im only looking to go to 4.1 or 4.2 on the processor so the extra 40 bucks doesnt need to be spent there. plus i bought some pretty nasty 150 cfm 120mm fans for the corsair h50 to keep everything cool. and a corsair Ram fan which should keep the ram cool. and 2 intel 40GB SSD's for FFXIV and the Windows 7 64 Bit OS so that should make a big differece in loading times.

keep in mind that moving so much air can be detrimental to your cooling needs. There needs to be enough time for the air to actually push the heat away from the radiator. Too much, and the air moves but the heat does not get pulled with it. You want a good pressure against the radiator.
    
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