Picked up some of my parts today sadly it all wasn't in have to wait till Wednesday! argh at least i have a few goodies to play with.
Sorry for the size of the image i forgot to resize
I have received
Nzxt Phantom i7 950 X58-A-UD5 MX518 mouse Razer Lycosa
Still to go ( hopefully wednesday)
Corsair 6gb 1600Mhz Gtx580 Thermalright Silver Arrow ocz Vertex 2 60gb samsung blu-ray Corsair HX-850 27" benQ screen
You will love the UD5, damn things are like a solid chunk of metal. Stock settings, NOTHING runs hot, you got my next version, "USB3" and a few other spliffs. Go slow.Like look for ground screws through the board, the holes, use em all. dont be sloppy and fast. Don't be to quik to flash the BIOS. great system ! (go for the 12 gig ram, WTF............).
yeah when i got it out and picked it up i was like woh it weighs a fair bit, feels like a quality component should.
Just unwrapped the case and its missing a rubber foot for the psu :( Everything else is all good though
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
I'm jealous! =p
Looks like a great build. I like the Gigabyte boards myself, my last two builds have been with them. Good choice on the Corsair PSU as well. I would have got a different mouse though.
*The.Doctor;5430937I would have got a different mouse though.
The mouse was just a last edition Ive been using a stock acer mouse that came with an old laptop for years and never really liked the idea of spending $100 on a mouse so thought id just get a cheap but decent mouse from what ive read.
I'm so keen to get this build started, fingers crossed tomorrow more goodies will arrive!
Red_Fist;5430543 (go for the 12 gig ram, WTF............).
It was quite hard for me to find triple channel 12gb 3x4gb kits and if i did they were much to pricey and didn't fit in my budget.
A question about triple channel, if i added another 6gb 3x2 triple channel kit will all the ram run in triple channel or will it change with 6 sticks in? Also im not 100% on how triple channel works/does.
I assume as long as there is "3 and 3" using DDR3 with DDR3 socket it will work as assumed. Probably fill all 6 (2 gig chunks) sockets with the same vintage RAM right now might be best. they say 24 gig so that must be 6 times 4 gig. but 12 will give you that headroom to not worry using big files and running the system. DDR3 the way I gather is, it has more bandwidth to match the new CPU, I think it just creates a better sync the way the new 1366-900 works electronically speaking. otherwise why bother getting a 900cpu in the first place, more or less. 6gigs, I use about 1 gig 790~1.2 I don't run much at all.Installed winXP virtual machine and things works prettydamn good. For example, running UT3 editer (not UDK) it takes about 900meg. hmm let me be back, sec. see what Crysis takes. You should get 64bit Win7 pro, to get the full functionality of having a virtual machine.(your hardware is ready to go) get that instead of RAM, not sure wich OS you are going for. my 2 cents................. OK,,ADD MyRAM use was 925 meg, started Crysis it went to 1.25 gig then loaded my last save and became 2.12gig. so if I was a normal user I would have a lot more crap running in the background. So lets take away 1 more gig. Even at using an additional gig you would have 3 gig open.(get win7-64 pro is wiser) I am not an overclocker person, I go for longevity.But even now nothing runs hot so I am probably being over cautious.(UD5) Basically what Gigabyte is doing is a certain part gets hot.It then heats up that spot on the board (any board) So what they are doing is making the whole board using metal to disperse the heat equally throughout.So not one section can outdo the board at any given spot.It is a great invention for, all boards, all electronics.(well we had a looong time double sided inverse etched, lots of copper but never once thought about well it would work for heat problems,neither did they ,lol,
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
jimbo_0002;5430948 A question about triple channel, if i added another 6gb 3x2 triple channel kit will all the ram run in triple channel or will it change with 6 sticks in?.
Yeah, it will run in triple channel with all six slots full. Its generally best not to fill all the ram slots though if your planning on overclocking. It places more strain on the memory controller and usually results in lower clocks.
6GB is more than enough for now though. 4GB is still pretty much the standard for a gaming rig.
*The.Doctor;5430964Yeah, it will run in triple channel with all six slots full. Its generally best not to fill all the ram slots though if your planning on overclocking. It places more strain on the memory controller and usually results in lower clocks. 6GB is more than enough for now though. 4GB is still pretty much the standard for a gaming rig.
I should try and run stuff till my RAM does run low, see what gives.
I have win 7 64bit ultimate so I'm all set there.
Well ill keep it at 6 now and if i ever need more I guess I can always upgrade.
Would my system bottle neck at the cpu with the graphics card I have at cpus stock speed?