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Build Advice Input on High end build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Beezie, 1 Oct 2010.

  1. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    Budget: max $4.900 currently the hardware are about $4.660
    Main uses of intended build:gaming and photoshop CS5
    Monitor resolution:1900;1080
    Storage requirements:starting at 1.128gb expanding that later
    Will you be overclocking: yes
    Build Specs
    ASUS GeForce GTX 480 1536MB PhysX CUDA x3 Tri SLI
    Crucial RealSSD C300 2,5" 128GB
    EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI
    Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-950
    Kingston DDR3 HyperX T1 2000MHz 12GB total
    Kingston HyperX Cooling Fan dual 60mm fans
    Lite-On Blu-Ray Reader
    Samsung DVD±RW burner
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
    Silverstone Strider ST1500, 1500W PSU
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium NO OEM, 64bit
    Noctua NT-H1 Kjølepasta 3.5 gram, High-Performance Hybrid


    Extra information about desired system:I am getting a full water cooled Setup from Auatuning with CPU/GPU/Mobo and chase from Mountain Mods so that is sorted i do not need keyboard speakers or any accessory
    Note:The WC and case is not included in the $4.900 budget just the hardware

    any input would be greatly appreciated, starting the build at the end of the month:rock:
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    only thing really really wrong with this build is its massive overkill for 1920x1080 screen and tri-SLI setup is a nightmare for performace consistency at best.

    things id consider is to up your resoultion and maybe down grade to a SLI setup instead but if you intend to keep 1920x1080 i would drop the SLI altogether.
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    With that budget, you'd be nuts not to wait for Sandy Bridge and the HD6xxx cards.

    Other things.. There are better PSUs out there, the Corsair AX line and their Seasonic counterparts are great, same with Enermax's high end.

    Why only 1TB storage? Two 2TB WD Blacks in RAID 1 would fit in your budget.

    Sound card? Xonar Essence STX, etc?

    What peripherals do you have? LCD, mouse/keyboard, sound equipment, etc.
     
  4. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    you wont see much benefit with Tri-sli on rez like that...

    also i second docodine on the cards, the AMD 6xxx are going to be total monsters, more than twice the power of the equivalent predecessor
     
  5. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    i forgot to add that i will run 2 24" samsung screens with 1920x1080 resolution
    i will add a sound card bit later probably ASUS Xonar D2X/XDT, 7.1 channel
    as stated i will expand the storage later with 1tb discs the larger 2tb`s have bad reputation and with the waiting, its new stuff coming out every time in the hardware world so to keep waiting for new stuff i will never get the build started and im not to fan of the Hd cards Nvida all the way!
     
  6. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    oh lord :duh:
     
  7. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    yep I'd wait for the new amd cards if your not on a budget.. you can physx with a cheap nvidia card anyhow if that's your motivation to use the 480's

    agree with docodine.. no point in building that full blown dream machine with new hardware coming out soon
     
  8. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    the drivers for amd is said to be utter crap, i have always used nvida so i will stick with them
    can anyone please explain why tri sli are scaling that bad as adam_bagabus said?
     
  9. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    lies, what does it matter who's logo is on the box? all that should matter is how much performance for the price you get.
    You must be mad to buy a card that cost more, and performs less.
    Basic logic :rolleyes:

    im wating for chrome to blow nivida and AMD away :rock: :D
     
  10. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Tri SLI doesn't perform well in many games, there's going to be microstuttering, and you won't see any performance gains over regular SLI in certain cases.

    Having three GTX 480s is mostly a showoff thing, same idea as having a Ferrari. You can get better performance, reliability and value elsewhere, but you get the Ferrari style, and you join the elite club of Ferrari owners.

    It's really cool to see three watercooled graphics cards in a case, but there's no real reason to warrant the purchase.
     
  11. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    let me specify what i did mean, i have heard so much bad about their driver performance being all mover the place and causing problems, nothing bad about their cards but its a bit like evry other brands out there for clothes or what not if you have had good experience with one brand you tend to stick with it even if their top card at the time have bit less performance then the competitor compared to the price
     
  12. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Dunno where you would hear that from, the only major issues that ATI has with their current high end graphics cards are with the 5970, and that's getting better.

    SLI/CF setups have always had issues, your experience with tri-SLI will likely be a nightmare, and performance will be all over the place. Normal SLI GTX480s will be much less of a hassle, you'll get most of the performance of the triple card setup, and you'll save money. The only thing you lose is bragging rights.
     
  13. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Decodine i will consider going down to normal SLI, i dont really pick them for looks more for better performance but if it will cause trouble the reason for getting them are not there right now

    Edit
    i heard about the ATI driver problems in another forum but i have never had to do anything with them yet so i cant say its wrong or right, the info varies a bit from forum to forum but i like nvida so i will stick to them for the time being but yes the ati cards have gotten much better then what they were
     
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  14. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    when going down to 2 cards i might as well go down to 6gig ram, i wont buy the hardware before last week of this month or first week November and will keep an eye out for news about the sandy bridge but doubt i will hold my build to 2011
     
  15. mrbens

    mrbens What's a Dremel?

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    if you don't water cool it with a huge budget to spend like that then you are wrong in the head! :)
     
  16. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    OP said that it's all watercooled and the cost for that isn't part of his base spec costs. Lucky git.:naughty:
     
  17. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    If you read the first post Sir you will see i got a fully water cooled setup for the rig

    with the rads the MMA ascenion can hold the wc setup are about 1.200 give or take
     
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  18. mrbens

    mrbens What's a Dremel?

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    Yes, I had read that before posting. You misunderstand me.
     
  19. Beezie

    Beezie What's a Dremel?

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    please explain
     
  20. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Minimodder

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    @Beezie

    I think mrbens was trying to be facetious.
     

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