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Old 22-01-09, 05:48 PM
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Future project - Skys the limit...

I haven't put this in projects as it isn't going to happen for a little while.

I'm thinking about getting a really nice new rig together to the tune of maybe £3K. I don't need a monitor and I don't like flash cases so a lili for £1-200 will suffice.

I know it's a waste of money but I'm at a point where it doesn't really matter, so why not?

So I'm thinking...

CPU: i7 965 Extreme

Mobo: w/e nice X58/chipset is about... Maybe sli...

GPU: Hmmm. I kinda want one/pair GT212 as long as it is better than a 295/2 x 295 (see pic)



RAM: w/e tripple blah blah

SSD: 2/3 in raid

HDD: 4 300gb veloci's

PSU: 1kw or something quality

Water: usual high qulity stuff

Soundcard etc...

So... yeah... Woo. I can't really do anything until Q2 09!

Input?

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Old 22-01-09, 06:54 PM
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ASUS Rampage II Extreme,

Corsair DDR3 CL8 1600MHz XMS3 Dominator 6GB Kit,

I think you should get a i7 920 and overclock but hey, your in the mood of wasting monies...
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Old 22-01-09, 09:26 PM
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u shud defo get the i7 920 coz read in so many places that it has a big margin in performance when overclock3d compared to the other i7s

as for money, you can do whatever you like.....
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Old 22-01-09, 10:12 PM
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Completely agree see my overclock an extreme won't do much better if at all unless useing ln2/phase or something

I recommend.

Rampage X58 (exellent board stable lots of bios updates and support)

i7 920 no question about it you really are burning money for nothing otherwise.

corsair/OCZ Ram atleast 1600mhz for overclocking you should see 4ghz with wc comfortably

GTX295 OR 4870X2 in my opinion little separates these to cards have tried both forget the SLI xfire etc its a waist of money....tried that also only one I can recommend is gtx280 now gtx285 SLI but its expensive and hardly any benefit ver buying a gtx295.

If you insust on SLI buy 2x 295's if not 4870x2 or a GTX295 whichever you fancey all much of the much.

Would imagine the 212 is just a die shrink most likelty will gain performance but nothing major I reckon, depends wether you want to wait.

Case it really come down to preference I am very happy with my lian-li v1000 mid tower compact yet plenty of room..highly personaly recommend the TJ07 from silverstone or the cosmos cases from coolermaster but these are full tower.

Get a good PSU corsair, thermaltake, galaxy etc 800/1kw would be nice for future if you sli then I'd go with atleast 1kw
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Old 22-01-09, 10:14 PM
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Now you're just stealing my ideas Swale
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Old 23-01-09, 12:04 AM
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Wow, if your spending that much, maybe you could make the case out of paper mache with £50 notes?

Whatever, that will be one awesome machine...
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Old 23-01-09, 12:13 AM
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Wow, if your spending that much, maybe you could make the case out of paper mache with £50 notes?

Whatever, that will be one awesome machine...
lol about that but its tru

mr. smith with a build like that i wouldn't go with anything less than a full tower, maybe a lian li with some mod work plus a 480 rad? also a cosmos S would be good.

also a good mobo is an evga x58, but the x58 rampage is truly the best i think.

good luck with your future build, also remember because its not in near future, im pretty sure we will have some updates in hardware so if you doing the research for this build right now, maybe it wont be the top in some months.

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Old 23-01-09, 12:40 AM
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Asus Revolution if available for mobo
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Old 23-01-09, 12:27 PM
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I hear what you guys are saying, the 965 is like 3 times the price... So I'm only likely to get ~4ghz on i7 irrespective of 920-965xe. 4ghz isn't impressing me, I'd be annoyed.

Asus revolution looks nice, I'll prob pick that up.

GPU - so the 212 is just a 40/45nm die shrink of the 280... Wow. Lame. Suppose gddr5 will be included. I was hoping it would be the 295 mashed into one pcb/die.

The 295 is basically a hybrid 260/280 and falls just short of 280 sli power... Anyone seen a 295 sli review, nm, I'll google it. It's an annual thing for me now so I may as well get 2x295 and just deal with whatever issues I get later. Fk it, I may as well wait for the 212 to show.

Case - I like my v1000 but I want smaller. SMALL.

Water - it will have to be the slim rads, black ice with smaller diameter tubing as I'll need the flexibility. Maybe 2 loops, one for the gpu's, one for the cpu.

SSD/HDD - I'll need a raid card for all these, any ideas?

Might have to get TTL to crowbar all this into a small case...

I'm kinda annoyed. I though if I stepped back for a while some stuff might happen so upon my return I'd be blown away. But I'm not.
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Old 26-01-09, 11:53 AM
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I think this is getting a little silly. This is an annual build so I don't mind dropping some £££ but I need to reign this in a bit.

1. I'm sold on the dual 295's as this rig has to be able to max everything now and in the future (lets face it, this rig will only just max crysis at this res with aa/af). They stay irrespective of all logic.

2. Not sure if I need that many hdd's or that £400 raid card - BUT - one thing that realy grinds my gears is how unresponsive my current pc becomes when I'm un-rar'ing things and doing other things. The hdd just seems to lock up so I want turbo fast storage.

3. Blu-ray; i want this so I can burn blu-ray and get some hd play back through my new 50" Samsung ... There might be a better/cheaper alternative?

4. PSU - could get the 1000w corsair??

5. How on earth am I going to get this into a small case?

E.g shopping list...



That doesn't include the case, kb/m, possibly a new 24"/30" monitor... Or cooling... I mean I bet 295 wb's are £100 a pop!

So, where can I save some money peeps?
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