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Hello

So basically I'm going to home built my first gaming desktop and i would really love if you guys could point out if i chose bad parts that don't fit together or some brand name that are actually bad.

CPU:Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115223

GPU:SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970 x2 crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102887

MB:ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131666

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231306

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

SSD:Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167023

PS:COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171055

CD/DVD:LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136181

CASE:Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043

So i had thoughts which are:
1-The gpu brand sapphire would it be good or bad one ?

2-The motherboard Asus rampage i have few thoughts about it!!Should i get the Extreme Verstion (Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)
Or just go with ASUS P6T.

3-The rams!! Should i get the 2200-2400 ones or just stick with 2000?or should i find one with low latency?

4- I would like to have your reviews and thought from guys like you with experts stands of view

And just little thing on the side Im planning to learn how to OC my gears in the near future cause i wont be upgrading anytime soon...
 

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None of your links work
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Sapphire makes good cards.
Thanks

Just fixed the links
 

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Dude. Awesomesauce.

1. Sapphire's good.
2. GO FOR EXTREME BALLS TO THE WALL.
3. GO FAST. GO FASTER.
4. Once again: awesomesauce. Someone's going to nitpick, but it's not going to be me. =P
 

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go for a few gtx 480s, crossfire 5970 has a whole pile of problems
 

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i would just pay the extra 80 for the R3Extreme. the formula looks good too though (i bought one myself, ha)
 

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go for a few gtx 480s, crossfire 5970 has a whole pile of problems

I've heard this as well. Also what resolution do you game at? I'm pretty sure one 5970 can max out all games.
 

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I've heard this as well. Also what resolution do you game at? I'm pretty sure one 5970 can max out all games.

No, one 5970 cannot do such. It's still got several problems associated with it. When it works, it's a monster GPU but I'd rather go with Tri-SLI GTX 470s and overclock them to hell and back. Honestly, there's no reason to buy a set of 480s or a pair of 5970s as three 470s will do just the same.

Personally, I have nothing against people who want to buy an Antec 1200. It looks like it'd be a decent case just with stock fans and such. I've heard that cable management is terrible though.
 

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I would put at least half your cash back into your lockbox and not waste it. Also get a different power supply and get some real RAM. Skip the 5970s, either just get one or go SLI or xfire something lower.

If you're really insistent on spending this much, at least invest in a nice display. It will be the only thing to last more than a couple years without becoming dated
 

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I would put at least half your cash back into your lockbox and not waste it. Also get a different power supply and get some real RAM. Skip the 5970s, either just get one or go SLI or xfire something lower.

If you're really insistent on spending this much, at least invest in a nice display. It will be the only thing to last more than a couple years without becoming dated


true. I don't think you'll see much of a performance gain getting the i7 980x or 2 5970's for the price your paying.
 

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Also if your spending that much money get a better case. The Antec 1200 is not so good for cable management and has decent air cooling. Get something like the HAF X. I don't see what the point of getting 12gigs of RAM is. For gaming I doubt you will be using more than 4gigs.
 

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Tri SLI 470's instead of dual 5970's
Watercooling if you have the extra money
Haf X/rv02 if air cooling, Corsair 800d if water cooling
 

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For $4,500, I'd get:

i7, lowest edition they have (duh, that's what overclocking is for!)
6GB ram, prob only 1666mhz, since higher speeds don't net you much real-world performance gain
2x OCZ Vertex II 240GB HDDs
Single 5970
2x 2TB HDDs for storage, in RAID1
24" 120hz LCD monitor
Gigabyte motherboard of some sort
Whatever $100 case fit my fancy
Whatever $100 PSU fit my fancy

And invest the leftovers into some high-risk, high-yield investment fund for cash for my next build 3 years down the road.

IMO, HDD's are the bane of the modern computer, the reason for system slowdowns when you install too much stuff, the bottleneck in the chain of electrons. If I could install Windows and all of my games to SSDs, I would be one happy camper.
 

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Spend 2000 on a sick gaming rig. 1500 on a HUGE (50 or more inches) LED 120Hz TV. And spend 1000 on a xbox 360, PS3, and a crap load of games/peripherals.

Maybe thats just me
 

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Personally I'm not a big fan of dual gpu/ multi card set ups. They just push out soo much heat specially when trying to get a high CPU OC, But why 3 sli 470? why not just sli 480? Less heat, more money I would guess so(but OP is dumping nice amount anyways.), extra power when newer games come out, and its a strong single card in case a game doesn't fully support sli/xfire.
 

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For $4,500, I'd get:

i7, lowest edition they have (duh, that's what overclocking is for!)
6GB ram, prob only 1666mhz, since higher speeds don't net you much real-world performance gain
2x OCZ Vertex II 240GB HDDs
Single 5970
2x 2TB HDDs for storage, in RAID1
24" 120hz LCD monitor
Gigabyte motherboard of some sort
Whatever $100 case fit my fancy
Whatever $100 PSU fit my fancy

And invest the leftovers into some high-risk, high-yield investment fund for cash for my next build 3 years down the road.

IMO, HDD's are the bane of the modern computer, the reason for system slowdowns when you install too much stuff, the bottleneck in the chain of electrons. If I could install Windows and all of my games to SSDs, I would be one happy camper.


I have to agree with this one.

Buying the latest and greatest is such a waste of money.
 
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