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Windows 7: Building a new rig and need a fair bit of advice :)

29 Jun 2010   #21
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Eeep

Well then that'll be a major upgrade

THe GPU is an nvidia 480 which I'll admit is probably kind of stupidly expensive the 470 is like half the price and 3/4 the performance and would be a kick ass upgrade for a more reasonable cost.


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29 Jun 2010   #22
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Asus Premium is a very good board full of very nice features. However, it does cost 240. pounds. For 181 pounds, you can get this Asus:Asus P6X58D-E X58 Socket 1366 Gigabit Lan Tripple.. | Ebuyer.com

It's the same chipset. Same 16 phase +2 power. Same usb 3.0 and sata 6.0. Same 3-way sli... in fact, the only thing I can find that distinguishes these two boards is that the Premium has dual gigabit lan and the E has one. Usually the Premium boards boast all the bells and whistles, but Asus seems to have stacked this board too.

Performance, and your overclock, since they're the same chipset, will be identical.

Just something to consider.
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29 Jun 2010   #23
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Good find
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30 Jun 2010   #24
heartagram616

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i wont need a dual lan anyways so ill get that board thanks for that good find

is this your GPU
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30 Jun 2010   #25
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The real idea behind X58 motherboards, and what makes them so badass, is SLI and Crossfire support, complete with 2 16x pci-e lanes. Imho, if you're going to get an X58, then you should also be getting 2 graphics cards; if you don't, the platform (and a lot of extra money) is just more or less wasted. If you're only getting a single gpu, then you can get the same performance from an 1156 i7... for a lot less money.

Just another idea to consider.
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30 Jun 2010   #26
heartagram616

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The real idea behind X58 motherboards, and what makes them so badass, is SLI and Crossfire support, complete with 2 16x pci-e lanes. Imho, if you're going to get an X58, then you should also be getting 2 graphics cards; if you don't, the platform (and a lot of extra money) is just more or less wasted. If you're only getting a single gpu, then you can get the same performance from an 1156 i7... for a lot less money.

Just another idea to consider.

sorry i dont understand what you are trying to tell me

get two GPU's for what?
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30 Jun 2010   #27
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heartagram616 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The real idea behind X58 motherboards, and what makes them so badass, is SLI and Crossfire support, complete with 2 16x pci-e lanes. Imho, if you're going to get an X58, then you should also be getting 2 graphics cards; if you don't, the platform (and a lot of extra money) is just more or less wasted. If you're only getting a single gpu, then you can get the same performance from an 1156 i7... for a lot less money.

Just another idea to consider.

sorry i dont understand what you are trying to tell me

get two GPU's for what?
For SLi!! (or CrossfireX)
(Even if you did or didn't know already, I'm hyjacking my own post with a brief explanation of CrossfireX and SLi)
Basically if you have a board that supports it, and a big enough power supply, you can add an extra graphics card in to gain much more performance.... and by gain more, it can be up to 90% increases in graphics processing performance in some situations.

Geforce GTX 480s in two way SLi:


Radeon 5770s in two way CrossfireX



This article does cover the basics reasonably well...

In response to what socket type you choose, it is entirely up to you, but I'd be leaning towards the 1366/X-58 platform as it gives better options for a high performance system, and it gives better opportunities for any future upgrades.
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30 Jun 2010   #28
heartagram616

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

with the 2 GPU's i would need a dual monitor setup, 3 gpu triple monitor ?

Bluray burner
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30 Jun 2010   #29
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heartagram616 View Post
with the 2 GPU's i would need a dual monitor setup, 3 gpu triple monitor ?

Bluray burner
Not necessarily, if you set up an SLi or Crossfire system all of the cards will run the one monitor if that's all you have connected, as each of the cards will co-operate to produce the image.
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30 Jun 2010   #30
heartagram616

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i do wanna go dual monitor tho and have SLI/xfire

i re read the post do u mean have 2 GPU's and one monitor plugged in to one of the GPU they will co operate and if i plugged 2 monitors in2 separate GPU same goes?
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