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17th February 2007
1 x COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail 7 x Nippon Labs 0.5 Meter (1.64 ft.) one right ANGLE CABLE Model SATA-0.5MR - Retail 1 x EVGA 132-YW-E180-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 3 x XFX PVT98WYDBF GeForce 9800 GTX+ Black Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail 1 x SILVERSTONE ZM1200M 1200W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail 1 x Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Yorkfield 3.2GHz LGA 775 136W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569QX9770 - Retail 2 x OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P20004GK - Retail 1 x Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 4 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 1 x Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail 1 x HP LP3065 Black-Silver 30" 12ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ USB2.0 & Height Adjustment - Retail 1 x RAZER Diamondback 3G Earth Green 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB 3G infrared Gaming Mouse - Retail 1 x LITE-ON Combo Black IDE Model DH-52C2P-08 - Retail 1 x ASUS Black Blu-Ray DVD Combo Drive SATA Model BC-06B1ST - Retail 1 x ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail 1 x Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail Total price so far = $6,223.22 I will post stuff I add on later and/or link the wishlist on newegg.
1) If you are going to spend the premium on the QX9770 and DDR3 memory, you should just go for the i7 920 and a new motherboard. You will save money, and get better performance in many areas :O.
2) Why the old raptor? Why not the velociraptor? Or better yet, a high-performance SSD?
3) You are going to want better than a 9800GTX+ with a 30 inch monitor. At least a GTX260 or 4870 1GB.
4) You are going to want a 30 inch monitor with less response time. It will ghost, otherwise.
Why does it have a Raptor? It should have a VelociRaptor. Get with the times. n00b. :p
Good thing you wrote "fun". If you were planning on spending 6,000 on a computer. Ow. Nice choice of CPU though!
What is this place?
17th February 2007
jjz-;47564481) If you are going to spend the premium on the QX9770 and DDR3 memory, you should just go for the i7 920 and a new motherboard. You will save money, and get better performance in many areas :O.[/quote] I'll stick with the older stuff. Another reason, newegg didn't have any mobo's with 3 or more PCIe 2.0 x16 slots. And those that did, there was no way to fit 3 or more double wide powerhouses in there.3) You are going to want better than a 9800GTX+ with a 30 inch monitor. At least a GTX260 or 4870 1GB.Umm, I would be running 3, in triple SLi. That is possible, no?4) You are going to want a 30 inch monitor with less response time. It will ghost, otherwise.Hmm....interesting. I'll look at some others.Bs|Archaon;4756450Why does it have a Raptor? It should have a VelociRaptor. Get with the times. n00b. :pWhy? Because I prefer the raptor. I've had problems with velociraptors in the past. [quote=Serio;4756459]Good thing you wrote "fun". If you were planning on spending 6,000 on a computer. Ow. Nice choice of CPU though!
Lol. I was originally looking at the Skulltrail platform stuff but when I looked at the mobo's, I noticed the PCIe slots were way to close. So I decided to go down just a notch or two and went with the 3.2 GHz quad core with 8GB DDR3. I still think that the build above, albeit not the über computer that some companies are making/will be making, will keep up for quite awhile. *waits for octocore processors from intel And I was originally looking at quad-SLi but the first 3 slots were spaced nicely but the fourth was always crammed in next to the 3rd so that would kind of defeat the purpose of quad-SLi with fast, double-wide, cards.
Why the 9800? go out all and put a couple 4870X2's in crossfire!
3x SLI (OR!!!) Crossfire.
And it's $569.98 in a combo with an i7 920. (Not to mention you probably could overclock it to the extreme's frequency range if you're feeling frisky.
As for that SATA cable...you should get a couple with your motherboard.
Get 12GB of DDR3 on an X58 board, and get an i920 and clock it to 4.0GHz. MUCH better.
Also, you'll want either two GTX 295s, or three GTX 285s.
GateCrusher420;4756503Why? Because I prefer the raptor. I've had problems with velociraptors in the past.
Pffft, VelociRaptors are so much faster than Raptors. Dunno what problems you've had but mine is a great bit of kit.
Going with a raptor over a velociraptor is a downgrade in both size and performance. Simply put. All numbers verify this. Just becuse you had one bad experience with a piece of hardware doesn't mean you should automatically write it off as a piece of crap. Most people run the velociraptor just fine. But, suit yourself. Personally, I'd still go with a RAID-0 SSD :P.
Anyway, I did not notice the 3x. Tri-SLI 9800s would be good, but you would get better performance at roughly the same price from just sli 260s (the 260s will come out $30 more or so, iirc, but you do not have nearly as many scaling issues with 2xSLI as with 3xSLI). (For one example,
And, suit yourself with the older stuff... I have no idea why you would go DDR3 but on a QX9770 at its huge premium when you could save a bit of cash and improve performance by going with a 920 or even a 940 that was specifically designed with DDR3 in mind. Whatever, lol.