Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

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  1. Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    Time for a new RIG, below is what I am thinking of getting but let me know of any suggestions?

    Intel Core i7 965 3.20Ghz (Nehalem) Extreme Edition
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... ubcat=1272

    Asus P6T6 WS Revolution Intel X58
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... ubcat=1283

    OCZ 6GB DDR3 PC3-16000 (3x2GB) Blade Series Low Voltage Triple Channel DDR3
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... ubcat=1392

    x2 - EVGA GeForce GTX 295 1792MB GDDR3
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =GX-095-EA

    x2 RAID 0 - Seagate Cheetah 15K.6 450GB 15000RPM SAS 16MB Cache
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... ubcat=1288

    Western Digital RE3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... ubcat=1279

    Pioneer BDR-202BK 4x BD-R/RE Blu-Ray Serial ATA Dual Layer DVD Writer
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... subcat=314

    Thermaltake VG40031N2Z Xpressar RCS-100 Performance Cooling Case
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =7&subcat=

    Tagan PipeRock TG1300-BZ 1300w Modular BZ Series Power Supply
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... 23&subcat=

  2. Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    Unless you want ot run Crysis max everything at 1920x1080/1920 x 1200 or you just want to show off i don't see a point in anything you're suggesting, and i would change the motherboard and gfx card to 2x 4870x2
  3. Ash

    Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    I would change the motherboard to an Asus IP45pro XE its alot more overclocking friendly :).. and the graphics cards to 2x ATI HD4870x2's like apex said.. and go for 8gb ram instead and not go for OCZ.. its overpriced and have a very bad track record of complaints of overheating or just faulty RAM.
  4. Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    Do want.
  5. Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    We all want it (exept the electric bill)
  6. Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    buy it for me, Danny :P
  7. Fromage "The Cheese"

    Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    I was thinking about buying something similar to yours (a bit cheaper GFX card but other than that..) but its a bit expensive.. got to wait for my old one to get back.. :(

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  8. Knud Phat beats only

    Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    Why buy such an expensive case?

    If you want to spend some money, maybe consider Cooler Master ATCs 840 with some Scythe mugen 2 CPU Cooler or something in that range?
  9. Fromage "The Cheese"

    Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    Oh and by the way.. thermaltake sucks. I have one of their cases now on my old PCand it sounds like a smaller airplane in my room, quite annoying. But if you enjoy living at the airport then be my guest to buy one of their cases.

  10. Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    NZXT cases are awesome :)
  11. Protantus Original Member

    Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    Agree with above. And (sure Dark will disagree) my RAID 0 gave no performance improvement and was a real pain in o/c as I had to reload the drivers on each build.

    Not sure what you are trying to do. Anyone can take the best from the web but you pay a significant premium. If you are serious about building you own rig then bank per buck is the key (and for the serious builders bang per buck per overclock). Extreme editions tend to to have a significant premuim which is there for a show off only - balancing a rig is the key. No point in an extreme processor with an insufficient GPU,these days GPU is king (and I am still suspect on multiple GPU). I would suggest Custom PC site, or overcloockers, or toms to get the low down on the build. Then use the likes of Darki to validate (he really is good!).
  12. Re: Time for a new RIG, any suggestions?

    RAID 0 is awesome :P

    My pair of ancient Maxtor 320gb SATA drives with 8mb cache can achieve 130MB/s read speed according to HD Tune :D

    I'd test the write speed too, but I got this epic error:


    But otherwise yeah, +1 to everything Protantus said.

    I can still happily run anything (with the exception of Crysis) at max settings, 1600x1200 and 1-2x AA with 50fps+ on my pretty outdated 3GHz E6850 C2D, 4GB shitty RAM and Asus 8800GTS 640MB box :P

    The only things I want atm are a cheap 750gb-ish drive to backup on to (<3 RAID 0 and no backups :P) and maybe a slightly nicer GFX card, but anything 8-series+ has been made awesome with the recent wave of performance-enhancing driver updates.

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