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Windows 7: New Rig

05 Dec 2010   #11
StoneHeart

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
2 GTS 450's are too slow for that price, for that system you should have/need at least a pair of 470's or a pair of 6870's. More to the point, you can build an Intel or AMD system that will be just as good for half the price. What is the PSU? Rail info? Its more important than the rest of the system.
I may scale down to 6gigs of ram and have dual gtx470's and a Thermaltake 875 Watts Toughpower XT 875W Modular 80 Plus PSU


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05 Dec 2010   #12
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StoneHeart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
2 GTS 450's are too slow for that price, for that system you should have/need at least a pair of 470's or a pair of 6870's. More to the point, you can build an Intel or AMD system that will be just as good for half the price. What is the PSU? Rail info? Its more important than the rest of the system.
I may scale down to 6gigs of ram and have dual gtx470's and a Thermaltake 875 Watts Toughpower XT 875W Modular 80 Plus PSU
Much better. I would get an Enermax Galaxy 1050w for those GPU's. There is also the choice of a single GTX 580. Have you considered building this system? It would come out quite a bit cheaper.
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05 Dec 2010   #13
StoneHeart

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Yeah 2 GTS 450's and 12gb of ram and a top line i7, it better be used for some serious fun and powerful computing.
When you get it you should open it up and clean up the cable routing take pictures and send them in under the "show us your rig" Also if any openings don't have optional fans I would fill them with high quality fans.
I will probably put in some fans, and I am having pro wiring done inside by Cyberpower. I will definitely put up some photos, believe me, this system is all I've been thinking about for the past week.
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05 Dec 2010   #14
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Smart move on the ram for the GPU's, PSU upgrade and such. You can flush out the ram with another matched set when you get bucks ahead. You boot this mad dog and load a game and you may need some adult diapers around cause your not going to want to set the controller down ! lol
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05 Dec 2010   #15
StoneHeart

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
2 GTS 450's are too slow for that price, for that system you should have/need at least a pair of 470's or a pair of 6870's. More to the point, you can build an Intel or AMD system that will be just as good for half the price. What is the PSU? Rail info? Its more important than the rest of the system.
I may scale down to 6gigs of ram and have dual gtx470's and a Thermaltake 875 Watts Toughpower XT 875W Modular 80 Plus PSU
Much better. I would get an Enermax Galaxy 1050w for those GPU's. There is also the choice of a single GTX 580. Have you considered building this system? It would come out quite a bit cheaper.
Just reconsidered, how about this:

CASE: NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case High Performance Cooling with Integrated Fan Controller
CD: 24X Double Layer DVD±RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980X FAN: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System
HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD
MEMORY: 6GB (3x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Corsair XMS3
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6X58D-E
POWERSUPPLY:Thermaltake 875 Watts Toughpower XT 875W Modular 80 Plus
GRAPHICS: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB

P.S. I can't build the system myself because I can't pay upfront, I'm paying over 4 years which is why I wan't such a powerful configuration so I don't have to upgrade much, but I will upgrade RAM and some other stuff once I save a little, and please don't tell me to wait for Sandy Bridge, I honestly dont see the point, the 980X will last me along time before I need 8 cores
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05 Dec 2010   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's shaping up nicely, how about pushing up the hard drive to at least a 32-64mb cache drive, it will be much faster and even the little up charge for 1 tb will be great to tide you over till you can score the SSD drive and balance of the ram if you even decide you need it !
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05 Dec 2010   #17
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why would pay 1000 for that CPU and then unbalance it with 300 worth of GPU's? Take a look at the system in my specs. Its 60% cheaper than what you are considering and has no problems with any game (console port) on the market.
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05 Dec 2010   #18
StoneHeart

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Why would pay 1000 for that CPU and then unbalance it with 300 worth of GPU's? Take a look at the system in my specs. Its 60% cheaper than what you are considering and has no problems with any game (console port) on the market.
Read my previous message and visit this page http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/sa...aspx?id=253648
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05 Dec 2010   #19
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Why would pay 1000 for that CPU and then unbalance it with 300 worth of GPU's? Take a look at the system in my specs. Its 60% cheaper than what you are considering and has no problems with any game (console port) on the market.
Read my previous message.
You will be chained to one PC for 4 years? I'd reconsider buying it at all. If you do heavy encoding work you can have someone build a PC for 500 pounds which will more than suffice for that and won't need to be upgraded. But 4 years? Even the 980X will be outdated by then.
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05 Dec 2010   #20
StoneHeart

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StoneHeart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Why would pay 1000 for that CPU and then unbalance it with 300 worth of GPU's? Take a look at the system in my specs. Its 60% cheaper than what you are considering and has no problems with any game (console port) on the market.
Read my previous message.
You will be chained to one PC for 4 years? I'd reconsider buying it at all. If you do heavy encoding work you can have someone build a PC for 500 pounds which will more than suffice for that and won't need to be upgraded. But 4 years? Even the 980X will be outdated by then.
Please please don't give me financial advice. I've used the system i currently own (see specs) for a long time and it can still run modern games quite well, and like I said I can upgrade as I go along.
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