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Buying new PC rig

StrykzeroStrykzero Member Posts: 13

Ok my PC getting old so i building new one

This parts so far i want

Case - CoolerMaster ATCS 840

Power Supply - Corsair HX1000W

CPU - Intel i7 975 Extreme

Motherboard - eVGA x58 Classifed

Memory - Corsair Dominator 2GBx3 1600 MHz

Hard Disk - Western Digital Caviar Black 1001FALS 1TB

Hard Disk - Western Digital Caviar Black 1001FALS 1TB

Hard Disk - Intel SSD X25-M 80GB 2nd Generation

Hard Disk - Intel SSD X25-M 80GB 2nd Generation

VGA XFX nVidia GTX 260 Black Edition

CPU Cooler - Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme

 

two 80GB SSD hard disk will work in RAID 0 and will hold my OS and games

and two 1TB hard disk will work in RAID 1 and will contain movies and etc

any suggestions?

Comments

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856

    you do know nvidi dont have dx11 ready card yet?your better off just buying a ati card (5670 is lowest dx11 card that is still 40 nm)

    about 100$.i dont recommend higher card since we are still gaming in 32 bit.and online game are never limited by graphic card,cpu,or memory in 32 bit!so anything higher is uselless till game industry release 64 bit game!

  • ThenariusThenarius Member Posts: 1,106

    Since you enjoy burning huge amounts of money for the sake of it, why aren't you also getting an OCZ Z-Drive, create a water/L2 loop cooling and run 2 5970s in crossfire...just to be complete!

  • StrykzeroStrykzero Member Posts: 13

    VGA card is from my old PC

    and OCZ Z-DRIVE i cant simple install because next month im gonna buy 3x nvidia GTX 295 cards

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856
    Originally posted by Strykzero


    VGA card is from my old PC
    and OCZ Z-DRIVE i cant simple install because next month im gonna buy 3x nvidia GTX 295 cards

     

    why bother with nvidia?THEY DONT SUPPORT DX11 YET!(THEIR TECHNOLOGY IS A YEAR BEHIND ATIlast time they advertised something it was an emty card with plastic cover screwd on the card(there was no chip on the card because

    they simply cant make them yet!if you have a graphic and its working on todays game then just wait till you see one of the two i will suggest:

    first:wait till you see a dx11 title you love before buying a graphic card

    2 wait till you see a 64 bit game you love before buying a new card

    any other situation dont warrent buying a new graphic card since the card you have now will play them all very nicelly

    i use an 8800 gt nvidia and that what i do.espacially knowing we ll probably all go back to wow in october

    even if blizzard add 64 (wich is very easy for them )its so small your graphic card will still play at max setting even if wow add 64 bit

    hell my old dynosaur of a graphic card (8800 gt)will be able to play 64 bit at max setting )

  • fanat1kfanat1k Member UncommonPosts: 67

    nVidia sucks, go with ATI 5970 + you got too much money to spend, I'm jealous

  • LeononaLeonona Member UncommonPosts: 225

    Buying an i7 975 is a complete waste of money unless you're a pro overclocker. If you absolutely want to spend that kind of money on a cpu you should wait a couple of months till intel release the gulftown which will be called i7 980.

    Around march or so OCZ will release their new generation of ssd's. It will use the sandforce controller which will take ssd's to a whole new level. It will be called 'Vertex 2' and 'Vertex 2 Pro'. Wait for them.

    I don't know if you are serious about buying those 295's but its much better to wait a few months for when nvidia release the gtx 380. It's mainly worth the wait because it will kick ass in dx11 games. I wouldn't go for any ati dx11. They are fine for current gen games but they suck at tesselation.

     

     

     

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856

    if you plan to OC

    go with amd x2 550 corillo ,very speedy and its only 114 $canadian

    even the high end amd is very inexpensive and works very good

    best value !its got to be the x2 255 ,very fast and at 75 $ its the cheappest but it cant be oc easy.

    x2 550 3100mhz can be oced to 4 g without added toy and was oced to 4.4 mhz with toys

  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,412

    nVidia is on the eve of destroying the performance on all its current consumer video cards.  The GF100 uses a stream processor similar to the ATI HD series.  When developers start adopting that stream processor, its going to be an immediate and huge jump for the performance of ATI cards.

  • noquarternoquarter Member Posts: 1,170

    The only reason to buy an $1000 i7 975 is if you want people to know how much money you waste. For $1000 I will call you everyday and let you know how much money you are wasting.

    This actually sounds fake though. Once you add in the 3 GTX295's You're looking at almost $4500 for a DX10 PC that won't be able to play anything that might actually make use of $4500 of gear.


    If you want to spend $4500 at least make it a good system.. i7 920, 2x5970, and 6 $400 monitors.


    Most games actually run worse once you get 6 GPU's involved like 3 GTX295's will be btw.

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856
    Originally posted by Cleffy


    nVidia is on the eve of destroying the performance on all its current consumer video cards.  The GF100 uses a stream processor similar to the ATI HD series.  When developers start adopting that stream processor, its going to be an immediate and huge jump for the performance of ATI cards.

     

    unless you got unlimited internet access stream is useless!onlive is trying to push it but as long as internet is on the per gigabyte basis nobody can afford cloud gaming!

    the only affordable solution is microsoft donnybrook.basicly you play like a solo game on your computer but you control a bot

    from the gaming server ,so instead of taking gigabyte of data per hour like onlive (cable industry is pushing by the way)

    you get the same very high end graphic quality of solo play on you computer at home but since your controling a bot

    it doesnt take more ressource then chatting on irc,basicly its like having 2 chat open.

    today you and game provider probably take 100 mb /hour

    but with microsoft donnybrook you and the game provider would probably take 10mb/hour

    yes its that great a technology for gamer but ever more so for game provider

    game provider would cut their internet cost by at least 70%

    so if their cost is say 1 million a month it would cost them only 300 000 $

    wich is abig plus for mmo supplyer like blizzard ,sony,etc

    but yes guys you are right its a bit of work to include donnybrook

    hell thats why they got employe dont they ,TO WORK!

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856
    Originally posted by Cleffy


    nVidia is on the eve of destroying the performance on all its current consumer video cards.  The GF100 uses a stream processor similar to the ATI HD series.  When developers start adopting that stream processor, its going to be an immediate and huge jump for the performance of ATI cards.

     

    i sure would like to see this lol!since ati is one year ahead of nvidia !i used to like nvidia but their policy got in the way !

    and ati pulled ahead and ibm is ready to ship them (if it hasnr already been done)the 32 nm process witch will speed up computer and graphic card in tandem!

    will probably be ready by the end of the year.if not sooner.

    nvidia is being delayed not by their will to do better but they just haven found a way to manufacture the futur

    and they just cant release a card when there is only 1 chip good on the whole waffer!it just cant be done!

    so untill their engeineer find a way they got to wait,and perfect other area (software)wich is probably the reason why we ve been receioving very good patch every month.hell i dont complain they are repairing bug that should have been fixed a long time ago

    so my card never worked better.i do hope their engineer take a while to find the waffer solution because

    it means our old card program are being polished by their programer

    one good thing that might come out of this is the fact nvidia might pull ahead from ati in the software departement

    and will have a lot less issue when their new card lunch since they are polishing these even tho they can mass produce those card they produce enough to remove the kink out of them!

  • DistasteDistaste Member UncommonPosts: 665
    Originally posted by Strykzero


    Ok my PC getting old so i building new one
    This parts so far i want
    Case - CoolerMaster ATCS 840

    Power Supply - Corsair HX1000W

    CPU - Intel i7 975 Extreme

    Motherboard - eVGA x58 Classifed

    Memory - Corsair Dominator 2GBx3 1600 MHz

    Hard Disk - Western Digital Caviar Black 1001FALS 1TB

    Hard Disk - Western Digital Caviar Black 1001FALS 1TB

    Hard Disk - Intel SSD X25-M 80GB 2nd Generation

    Hard Disk - Intel SSD X25-M 80GB 2nd Generation

    VGA XFX nVidia GTX 260 Black Edition

    CPU Cooler - Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme

     
    two 80GB SSD hard disk will work in RAID 0 and will hold my OS and games
    and two 1TB hard disk will work in RAID 1 and will contain movies and etc
    any suggestions?

     

    1. The 975 is overkill and a waste of cash. Get an i7 920 and OC it to 4ghz. OR wait a month and get the 930. If you're hell bent on spending $1000 on a CPU then wait for Gulftown which will give you 6 cores.

    2. You might want to look at the new Sata 6Gb/s USB 3.0.  Bit more future proof.

    3. Remember that SSD's in Raid 0 aren't supported by TRIM. So it may result in performance degradation over time. I don't know all the specifics because I don't have the money to raid SSD's.

    4. Get a better graphics card! Whether you want to wait for Fermi(AKA GF 100/104 or GTX 360/380), wait for the ATI refresh, or get the current ATI 5850/5870. If you like to game then any of those cards will offer the performance/quality you want.

  • ThenariusThenarius Member Posts: 1,106

    Uhh, I doubt OP is even slightly serious, but meh.

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