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Help on computer build plz.

toddzetoddze Member UncommonPosts: 2,150

Ok I am going to build my first computer and I wanted to see if I over looked any compatibility issues anywhere. 

Motherboard: ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284

Video card: GIGABYTE GV-R487X2-2GH-B Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125233

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115130

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197

Edit: X2 8gig total ram

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152098

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019

With windows-oem 64 bit. And a Samsung dvd drive.

If anyone sees any compatibility issues that I missed please let me know. Or any comment on the system will be helpful as I am a novice at this. I really cant upgrade from these parts due to I am already over my budget that I set…….

Thanks for the time.

EDIT:

Case: NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146030

No extra case fans, Do I need some?



 

Waiting for:EQ-Next, ArcheAge (not so much anymore)
Now Playing: N/A
Worst MMO: FFXIV
Favorite MMO: FFXI

Comments

  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,476

    What case and how many fans, if you can add some 120mm's.

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,476

    If you only have 4gigs of ram you do not need 64bit vista go with 32bit. unless its already installed then if it is you can always upgrade more ram down the road.

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,476

    No need for cross-fire the 4870 ati cards are monsters in size and unless you have a really big tower full size your not gonna be able to get 2 of those monsters in there. One 4870 is more then enough and will save you some bucks. Keeping everything cool is the key to comps lastiing longer and video cards. In my opion.

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  • toddzetoddze Member UncommonPosts: 2,150

    Ok the case is below, and I plan to have 8 gigs of that ram

    atm I have no extra case fans. I will edit the orgonal post to include this

    NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146030

     

    Waiting for:EQ-Next, ArcheAge (not so much anymore)
    Now Playing: N/A
    Worst MMO: FFXIV
    Favorite MMO: FFXI

  • toddzetoddze Member UncommonPosts: 2,150
    Originally posted by Elsabolts


    No need for cross-fire the 4870 ati cards are monsters in size and unless you have a really big tower full size your not gonna be able to get 2 of those monsters in there. One 4870 is more then enough and will save you some bucks. Keeping everything cool is the key to comps lastiing longer and video cards. In my opion.



     

    Isnt the 4870 2cards but buit into 1 card? I dont think you can seperate it.

    Waiting for:EQ-Next, ArcheAge (not so much anymore)
    Now Playing: N/A
    Worst MMO: FFXIV
    Favorite MMO: FFXI

  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441

    Hmm, let's see... 1000W is probably a lot more than you really need I run my quad with a corsair 750W and I have 5 harddrives and a GTX 280 card. If you plan to have more than 5 harddrives 1000 is right, otherwise you are just wasting some bucks.

    I don't like Asus for motherboards, they have dropped a lot in quality the last few years. I would go for a A-BIT card (not the chinese fatality cards but the japanese ones) or a MSI card.

    Personally I prefer the GTX 280 GFX card but the 4870 is a very nice card too. I am not to impressed by Gigabyte though, the cooling system on them are not that good, Sparkle, Gainward and MSI are better.

    I would change the motherboard and lower the power supply. Also I would get my GFX card from another manufacturer. Looks good otherwise.

  • jaysinsjaysins Member UncommonPosts: 107

    Well I don't know when you plan on buying it but the new core i7 platform is right around the corner so you may want to wait. As for changes I don't see a lot of benefits of an x48 board if your not going to be running in crossfire, and the P45 boards are actually suppose to be better overclockers. 

  • MeddleMeddle Administrator UncommonPosts: 756

    Looks pretty good but what I did on my last build that increased performance *dramatically* and my satisfaction, f**k yeahs, etc. with it was adding 15k rpm drives.  7200 rpm drives these days just aren't fast enough, you've got great components just bad drive speed.  Put these 15k rpm drives ( Raptors )  in there with what you've got and it will be impressive...  They don't have incredible capacity but you can add another drive / array with more capacity at 7200 rpm for media storage / whatever.  Just be sure that your OS and games are installed on the 15k drives...

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  • AbrahmmAbrahmm Member Posts: 2,448
    Originally posted by Meddle


    Looks pretty good but what I did on my last build that increased performance *dramatically* and my satisfaction, f**k yeahs, etc. with it was adding 15k rpm drives.  7200 rpm drives these days just aren't fast enough, you've got great components just bad drive speed.  Put these 15k rpm drives ( Raptors )  in there with what you've got and it will be impressive...  They don't have incredible capacity but you can add another drive / array with more capacity at 7200 rpm for media storage / whatever.  Just be sure that you're OS and games are installed on the 15k drives...

     

    You mean 10k?

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  • MeddleMeddle Administrator UncommonPosts: 756
    Originally posted by Abrahmm

    Originally posted by Meddle


    Looks pretty good but what I did on my last build that increased performance *dramatically* and my satisfaction, f**k yeahs, etc. with it was adding 15k rpm drives.  7200 rpm drives these days just aren't fast enough, you've got great components just bad drive speed.  Put these 15k rpm drives ( Raptors )  in there with what you've got and it will be impressive...  They don't have incredible capacity but you can add another drive / array with more capacity at 7200 rpm for media storage / whatever.  Just be sure that you're OS and games are installed on the 15k drives...

     

    You mean 10k?

    LOL yeah... that's the drive speed of our db servers, whoops.  This man is correct 10k is what you need to get 

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  • toddzetoddze Member UncommonPosts: 2,150
    Originally posted by Meddle


    Looks pretty good but what I did on my last build that increased performance *dramatically* and my satisfaction, f**k yeahs, etc. with it was adding 15k rpm drives.  7200 rpm drives these days just aren't fast enough, you've got great components just bad drive speed.  Put these 15k rpm drives ( Raptors )  in there with what you've got and it will be impressive...  They don't have incredible capacity but you can add another drive / array with more capacity at 7200 rpm for media storage / whatever.  Just be sure that your OS and games are installed on the 15k drives...



     

    k thx for the tip

    Waiting for:EQ-Next, ArcheAge (not so much anymore)
    Now Playing: N/A
    Worst MMO: FFXIV
    Favorite MMO: FFXI

  • Shoko_LiedShoko_Lied Member UncommonPosts: 2,193

    Does making the switch from 4k ram to 8k ram make much of a difference in games anyway? even with my 4gigs, i have never met a game, no teven crysis, that has used over 2.3 gigs of ram to run the application.

  • toddzetoddze Member UncommonPosts: 2,150
    Originally posted by denshing


    Does making the switch from 4k ram to 8k ram make much of a difference in games anyway? even with my 4gigs, i have never met a game, no teven crysis, that has used over 2.3 gigs of ram to run the application.



     

    I tend to have other non game applications running in the background, so the extra ram is a benifit.

    Waiting for:EQ-Next, ArcheAge (not so much anymore)
    Now Playing: N/A
    Worst MMO: FFXIV
    Favorite MMO: FFXI

  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,246

    Thermaltake just rescently came out with a new CPU cooler that looks cool.

    Thermaltake SpinQ $59.99

     

    Also I would get any Windows Vista 64-bit other then Home over Windows XP 64-bit.  Vista has better support on 64-bit drivers.

  • jaysinsjaysins Member UncommonPosts: 107

    For the price your paying for the cpu and motherboard you may be better off getting an i7 system. Get a 920 cpu, x58 board, good ram and heatsink and you should be in heaven. Just remember that if you overclock it you have to be careful about the voltages foro ddr3 memory.

  • user1nameuser1name Member Posts: 1
    Originally posted by toddze


    Ok I am going to build my first computer and I wanted to see if I over looked any compatibility issues anywhere. 
    Motherboard: ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284
    Video card: GIGABYTE GV-R487X2-2GH-B Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125233
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115130
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197

    Edit: X2 8gig total ram
    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152098
    Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007
    CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019
    With windows-oem 64 bit. And a Samsung dvd drive.
    If anyone sees any compatibility issues that I missed please let me know. Or any comment on the system will be helpful as I am a novice at this. I really cant upgrade from these parts due to I am already over my budget that I set…….

    Thanks for the time.
    EDIT:
    Case: NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146030
    No extra case fans, Do I need some?



     

    I think your collocation of computer is well.

     

  • PezheadPezhead Member Posts: 149

    Actually, x2 7200 RPM hard drives in a RAID 0 are cheaper than a raptor AND faster(put together), you do sacrifice some stability, and they will require more maintenance.

    As for the case, for 2 4870's maybe bigger, depends on how good the cooling is.  My suggestion is an Xclio case... they look frickin awesome as in the a36 has pretty much 4 fans, 1 rear, one top and two MASSIVE ones mounted front and side, giving the case a "jet engine" look-and they're fair priced.

    It's almost 2010, and I am just not wiling to tolerate clunky graphics while being told that "gameplay is more important than graphics". That excuse won't wash with me any more. I expect my games to have both good graphics and good gameplay.
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  • IAmMMOIAmMMO Member UncommonPosts: 1,462

    Everthing looks ok for a decent build, though I'll wait until 2009 when Intel release their new motherboards that do away with the front side bus design opening up the true power of a CPU. 

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