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New build...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dingo, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. dingo

    dingo New Member

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    Hello Everyone ! :D

    I'm planning a new build, I was wondering what peoples thoughts might be on the following :-

    Asus P6T Deluxe V1 - Intel X58 - Socket 1366
    Intel i7 920, 2.66GHz, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB Cache, OEM
    6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) CAS 9-9-9-24
    1GB XFX GTX 280 XT, 640MHz GPU, 240 Cores, 2400MHz GDDR3
    1000W Corsair HX Series PSU ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Modular Power Supply
    73.5 GB Fujitsu MAY2073RC, 2.5" SAS HDD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache
    Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM
    Silverstone SST-FT01B "Fortress" ATX, Mid tower, full Alu. Black Chassis, w/o PSU or Window
    Thermalright TRUE 120mm Heat Sink
    120mm AK-183-L2B Akasa Amber Case Fan

    Any tips ? Anyone know any better coolers or components at similar price point in UK ?

    cheers

    dingo
     
  2. craigie

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    Hi Dingo, welcome to CF, might be an idea to introduce yourself before asking for some advice :)

    Are you from Aussie Land or just like the name 'dingo'?
     
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  3. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Howdy and welcome,

    This is going to be one smoking fast rig, I'm guessing your going to use it for gaming or video editing with all that power. It also seem you have a fairly large budget so I would think about maybe running two GPUs in SLI if you are really going to be throwing cash at it. That and think about getting an UPS, nothing worse than having your system go down and losing your data to unreliable power.
     
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  4. dingo

    dingo New Member

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    I'm hoping to build it for a good price, I've tried to choose quality components available at ok prices, its more than I'd like to spend but I want to get stuff thats got at least 1 year of life in it before its outdated. With Intel releasing a new socket format and memory arch it seems a waste to build a non Core i7 system. I'm not gonna play games but I want it to be CUDA/OpenCL capable.

    Good point about the UPS, I will look into it, not doing SLI just yet, if I get into GPU stuff I might buy a dual GPU card in a year or so when NVidia moves to a 40nm process.
     
  5. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    If you want a little cheaper prices, you could go with Athlons new Phenom II x4 line, it only requires DDR2 RAM which is way cheaper and is proven at this point, the 920 is a great bargain and extremely stable when you overclock. It won't be as fast as Intel's i7 but it's still plenty fast for anything on the market today, as well as the foreseeable future.
     
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  6. albertc30

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    Hello there and welcome.
    This is what I am planning to get and for quite a while now but d*** if the price helps!!!
    It's costing yet a total of £589.97 just for these 3 parts for my system.
    Where are you getting your parts from mate?
    Good place online would be overclockers, you can't beat them to delivery man.
    Hope you get it soon and have it runing.

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    Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail
    G.Skill 6GB DDR3 NQ PC3-12800C9 1600MHz (3x2GB) Triple Channel DDR3 (F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ)
     
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  7. dingo

    dingo New Member

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    I think I can build it for around the £1450 mark in the UK.

    My similar components come out at £601.02 Inc Vat but exc postage.

    I take it your prices exclude Vat ?

    Most of the parts are comming from :-

    Scan, Overclockers, Ebuyer plus a couple of others.
     
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    vat included + delivery about £6.00
     
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  9. mattstevenson

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    You just got ignored. :tongue
     
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  10. dingo

    dingo New Member

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    System ordered and built, everything stock at present, no overclocking.

    3D Mark Vantage
    P1.jpg

    Real Temp
    p2.jpg

    Initial thoughts, case is very nice, worth the money, DVD drive bit cheap and nasty, should have spent extra tenner.

    Only hiccup was got sent V2 board instead of V1, decided to live with it rather than return.

    Everything went pretty well, just need to sort out the IO subsystem, got few parts on order...
     
  11. dingo

    dingo New Member

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    Ok so finally got my Perc 5i installed, got 4 SAS drives in RAID 0.

    Heres what I got from HDTune Pro :-

    HDTune_Benchmark_DELL____PERC_5_i.png
    HDTune_Random_Access_DELL____PERC_5_i.png

    Also tried some overclocking but wasn't really that impressed so went back to standard settings.
     

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