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Leo system(my new build)

Post by lacrossetown » Thu May 06, 2010 6:25 pm

This is everything i will be ordering in about a month and half anyone want to suggest anything better? before i order, i also want to stay within the 2000$ CAN range...
cpu cooler:Noctua NH-D14

case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932

mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula

vid card:ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP

Power supply:CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W(modular)

proc: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

memory: OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB

hd:Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM

keyboard:Logitech G15

monitor:ASUS VH236H Black 23"

mouse:GIGABYTE GM-M8000X


also if you guys want to suggest something better feel free!
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Re: Leo system(my new build)

Post by Major_A » Fri May 07, 2010 6:50 am

Couple things...
1) Make sure you are getting the right RAM for your motherboard (DDR2 or DDR3).
2) I would personally skip the Velociraptor. To me it's days are numbered like the Omega Zip Drive. It is stuck in limbo. On the bottom end you can get near the performance of a Velociraptor with a traditional 7200 RPM drive. On the top end you have SSD drives that blow the drive out of the water. If I were you I'd either spend less and get a 2TB drive or spend a few dollars more and get a SSD.

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Re: Leo system(my new build)

Post by lacrossetown » Fri May 07, 2010 7:24 am

For me 600gb was too much as i install all the games i have and not delete them unless i don't play it anymore at all.... 128gb isn't enough and 600gb is abbit much but its nice to have extra space, and unlike ssd's it doesn't slow down when it gets close to maximum capacity... also best for price/speed/memory ratio...
and i've changed the memory so thats covered:)
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Re: Leo system(my new build)

Post by Darkstar » Fri May 07, 2010 7:31 am

i have had a bunch of bad OCZ lately, back to GSkill for me......

Looks like its gonna be a killer system....

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Phenom II 1075T,Phenom II 1090T,Intel i7 870
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Re: Leo system(my new build)

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri May 07, 2010 7:45 am

lacrossetown wrote:For me 600gb was too much as i install all the games i have and not delete them unless i don't play it anymore at all.... 128gb isn't enough and 600gb is abbit much but its nice to have extra space, and unlike ssd's it doesn't slow down when it gets close to maximum capacity... also best for price/speed/memory ratio...
and i've changed the memory so thats covered:)
HDD's slow down too, just in a consistant way.

Otherwise, the list looks alright. :-)

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Re: Leo system(my new build)

Post by lacrossetown » Fri May 07, 2010 7:51 am

yeah but at least it consistent:), think im going to wait for those new memory sticks coming out, the g.skill flares... any updates on when there coming out?
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Re: Leo system(my new build)

Post by Major_A » Fri May 07, 2010 9:58 am

The bigger the drive the less noticeable drive degradation I've noticed. When you're using less than 20% (my opinion) the performance stays pretty consistent, especially if you periodically defrag the drive to put everything on the outer platters.

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Re: Leo system(my new build)

Post by Wavid » Fri May 07, 2010 4:19 pm

the AMD Black Edition RAM from OCZ is killer, i have the 16oomhz installed in my system, and it is just amazingly fast. download AMD Overdrive for the memory profiles for a pre-set overclock, so to speak. http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx though i am not so sure 800-series chipsets are supported yet. good luck!

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