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i7 920 build,any thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kele, 25 Sep 2009.

  1. Kele

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2003

    Posts: 114

    Location: UK,Brighton

    Hi,just wanted to get peoples opinions on the setup i am planning on purchasing.

    Cpu : i7 920
    Mobo: Asus Rampage II Gene Intel X58
    Ram : G.Skill 3x2gb 12800C9 Gbnq
    Cpu cooler : Corsair h50
    Case+PSU: Anted P183 +Corsair HX 750w (from my thread in case central)
    HDDs : 2 Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache for RAID
    Dvd-drive : LG GH22NP20 22x DVD±RW IDE Dual Layer ReWriter
    UPS: Still undecided,any thoughts on this?

    Gonna use my current 24" samsung monitor and keyboard/mouse with a KMV switch to access my current rig which is gonna be just for downloading when this one arrives.

    Graphics card is gonna have to wait since i wanted to buy a 4890 but i just saw the bencies for the 5870 so i am definately getting that even if it means i am gonna stick with my aging x1950xt for a little while longer.

    I will try definately overclock the i7 920,i am hoping for 3.6gz with only 3 silent fans in the case and reasonable temps.

    Bear in mind that my current rig is 5-6 years old with a dual core 3800+ and plain DDR and i am gonna be blown away with this one (fingers crossed).
     
  2. Shawreyboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,342

    Location: Salisbury, Wilts

    Just seeing your HDD's. If your going to be spending this much money on a rig its probs worth looking into an SSD for OS and Apps and a reasonable size drive for Data.

    I would suggest this its quicker than any standard HDD and this

    You could put that in a RAID setup and it would be miles faster than any standard two HDD's
     
  3. Kele

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2003

    Posts: 114

    Location: UK,Brighton

    I've already got 2x1tb hdds on my current rig to use as storage plus 1tb external and i am not sold on the ssds atm.
    Ignore the 16 mb cache,copy-pasted the wrong drive.

    So,apart from the hard drive option any other thoughts comments?
     
  4. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,653

    Location: London

    If you're planning to OC, you need to re-consider your case as it might not be up to the job even with that kind of cooling.:)
     
  5. madindehead

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 May 2009

    Posts: 4,606

    Location: Maidenhead

    All looks good to me. Can't comment on mobo/RAM or cooler, as I don't own them, but all sound good. And heard good things about most.

    As for hard drives, if you want a normal HD, and not an SSD, consider the Caviar Blacks. Been told they are very good and pretty fast.
     
  6. Kele

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2003

    Posts: 114

    Location: UK,Brighton

    Good idead,thanks for the heads up gonna go for 2 caviar blacks then :)
     
  7. Kele

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2003

    Posts: 114

    Location: UK,Brighton

    Do you think i am gonna need more fans in the case or better cooling on the cpu ?