Thanks for your advice on this build

darsh

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Hello,

I'm planning on buying myself a new pc and would like to know what you think about it.
As you can see I put 2 different motherboards, I first wanted to buy me the P6T Deluxe v2 but I then was told that if I would want to overclock I better take the Rampage II Extreme. I also haven't put a heatsink for the CPU in this because I just can't make up my mind for one so I'm open to suggestions :)
I'm planning to go and buy it next weekend if all parts are in that is.

Thanks in advance for your help and your opinion :)
darsh

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: June 2009

BUDGET RANGE: €1000 - €1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, multi-tasking, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, audiocard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.snogard.de, www.tones.be and www.forcom.be

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor and Nvidia graphic card

OVERCLOCKING: Probably

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes but in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (examples: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like a good sturdy system that will last me for quite a while (lookin to keep the PC for roughly 4-5 years) and would like it to be stable, if possible I would like a quiet PC

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List of Parts I'm considering:

CPU:
Intel Quad Core I7 920 s1366 2.66GHz 1333MHz 8MB - €269,9

Motherboard:
Asus 1366 P6T Deluxe V2 - €254,9
or
Asus Rampage II Extreme DDR3 - €329,9

RAM:
Corsair DDR3 1600MHz 6144MB XMS3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 KIT (3*2GB) - €149,9

Graphic card:
Asus ENGTX285 HTDI 1GB DDR3 2xDVI-I HDMI PCIe - €339,9

HDD:
2x Samsung 1TB SATA II 7200rpm 32MB - 2x€79,00

DVD Drive:
Samsung SH-S223F/RSMN DVDRW SATA 22x Black - €26,85

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Two - €114,9

PSU:
Corsair PSU TX ATX 850W 24P 12cm Fan - €129,9


Total: € 1444,25 or €1492,40 depending on the MB
 

xthekidx

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Get a 4890 or a GTX 275 instead of the GTX 285, its overkill for that resolution.

You can step the PSU down to a Corsair 650tx if you will just use one GPU, if you will add another then you can still step down to a 750tx and be fine

Corsair ram is overpriced. Look at this:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158392

The V2 is plenty, the Rampage is a waste of money IMO.

You will need a CPU cooler if you want to overclock, so look at something like this:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-008-TI

Samsung drives would be my second choice to WD. The WD1001FALS Drives will be faster.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-226-WD
 

darsh

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The reason I chose the GTX 285 is because so I can buy a second one in a few years to keep my machine upgraded at a lower cost. At the moment it would indeed be a overkill but you never know if I buy myself another screen that can do higher resolutions when the prices drop a bit.
The PSU might be a good thing to go to the 750tx if it can handle 2 GTX 285.
So even with the v2 it would be easy to overclock then?
I'm gonna have a look at the cooler and see if I can buy it here in Belgium.

Allready a big thanks for the replies :)
 

xthekidx

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1) Yeah and DX11/12 or something will be out then too, making your GTX 285's practically obsolete

2) The Rampage might be able to squeeze 50-100mhz more out of a chip, but its not even close to worth the price increase IMHO. Its only relevant if you are pushing your chip to the max, and if you want it to last 3+ years I wouldn't advise going over 3.8ghz or so with a first rate air cooler. 3.8ghz is easy on the V2.
 

darsh

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you guys make a good point, what if I also connect my HD tv to it with a DVI-HDMI cable on a resolution of 1920x1080, would I still have enough with a GTX 275?
 

TheMan1214

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already said before by thekid but the rampage is pretty much a waste for the tasks that you prioritized.

i got one myself from a friend for cheap and it really hasn't done much beyond the v2

 

darsh

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thanks for the info TheMan1214 I'm glad to hear that from someone using it, at first I wasn't going to buy it but got talked into it by a friend and thought that the price difference wasn't worth it now thanks to you guys I know I was right :)
 

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