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Silent Scorn
11-07-2010, 03:13 PM
I'm going to be purchasing all of these parts today or tomorrow, could anyone just give them a quick look over and give me and advice? Also, don't worry about a graphics card, I'll be waiting for a GTX580.


*Components:

Intel Core i7 950 - $ 325
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Motherboard Rev2 - $ 359
Corsair HX3X12G1600C9 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 - $ 294
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX x2 - $ 218
OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular - $ 139
Pioneer DVR-218L DVDRW OEM - $ 39
ASUS PCE-N13 802.11 Wireless N PCI-Express Adapter - $ 42
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $ 119
Antec Nine Hundred Two Case - $ 135

*Case & Lighting:

CoolerMaster MegaFlow 200 Red - $ 35
CoolerMaster 120mm Silent Red LED Fan x3 - $ 45
Bitspower UV Reactive Cable Sleeve Kit Red - $ 6.50
Bitspower Dual 30cm Cold Cathode Kit UV - $ 19
Bitspower Dual 30cm Cold Cathode Kit Red/Orange - $ 19
Lamptron Sound Sensitive Module - $ 6.50

*Cooling:

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - $ 108
Lamptron FC5 V2 Fan Controller - $ 79

Also, I live in Australia, so ignore the excessively high prices. I'll be buying everything from pccasegear.com.au, sorry I don't have time to link everything. The four fans are also to replace the case's stock ones as I would like a red colour scheme. Also wondering if its possible and how easy it would be to set up a RAID 0 on the UD5?

Thanks for your help :)

borg_7_of_9
11-07-2010, 03:19 PM
I'm going to be purchasing all of these parts today or tomorrow, could anyone just give them a quick look over and give me and advice? Also, don't worry about a graphics card, I'll be waiting for a GTX580.


*Components:

Intel Core i7 950 - $ 325
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Motherboard Rev2 - $ 359
Corsair HX3X12G1600C9 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 - $ 294
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX x2 - $ 218
OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular - $ 139
Pioneer DVR-218L DVDRW OEM - $ 39
ASUS PCE-N13 802.11 Wireless N PCI-Express Adapter - $ 42
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $ 119
Antec Nine Hundred Two Case - $ 135


*Cooling:

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - $ 108
Lamptron FC5 V2 Fan Controller - $ 79

Also, I live in Australia, so ignore the excessively high prices. I'll be buying everything from pccasegear.com.au, sorry I don't have time to link everything. The four fans are also to replace the case's stock ones as I would like a red colour scheme. Also wondering if its possible and how easy it would be to set up a RAID 0 on the UD5?

Thanks for your help :)

The build look's good but why 12Gb ram it's a waste for gaming..

May is ask where you are purchasing from my fellow Aussie, I may be able to point you to a cheaper site..

WON
11-07-2010, 03:30 PM
I'll be waiting for a GTX580.You're gonna be waiting another 6 months....

Silent Scorn
11-07-2010, 03:31 PM
I'm mainly going 12GB because its only $100 more than 6, and if ever in the future I decide to change what I use the PC for, it will (hopefully) have enough memory. I am buying from Case Gear though, as all of my mates have bought from there previously and they have been excellent especially for warranty returns, so the slight price premium is worth it IMO.

Silent Scorn
11-07-2010, 03:32 PM
You're gonna be waiting another 6 months....

I do have a 4870 1GB from a previous build, so I'll probably be using that in the mean time.

WON
11-07-2010, 03:33 PM
I do have a 4870 1GB from a previous build, so I'll probably be using that in the mean time.
Yeah that is more than fine to get you by.

Lachrymosity
11-07-2010, 03:34 PM
If this is for gaming (and not photoshop/video editing/matlab) then I see no reason for this to be on a n i7-950 over an i5-760.

Would be a lot cheaper and faster too, only downside would be you'd want to use only a single-GPU with the i5 to keep costs down.

borg_7_of_9
11-07-2010, 03:49 PM
I'm mainly going 12GB because its only $100 more than 6, and if ever in the future I decide to change what I use the PC for, it will (hopefully) have enough memory. I am buying from Case Gear though, as all of my mates have bought from there previously and they have been excellent especially for warranty returns, so the slight price premium is worth it IMO.

PCCASEGEAR is one of the better site's, you can compare with http://www.megaware.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=239_243&zenid=e2078ffda03d57d8e2020389ef3703bc

There site's sux a lil, I usually get my stuff from MSY: http://msy.com.au/

Id start with 6Gb ram and Get more later price's are sure to come down a lil more.
The strong OZ dollar has been great for lowering prices too A great time to purchase..

If you have a store near you they are excellent and a lil cheaper in some case's

MSY price list/store location here: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

Silent Scorn
11-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Thanks for the advice guys, you talked me back down to 6GB :P. One last thing, does anyone have the internal dimensions of an Antec 902? I can't find them anywhere and would like to know the room I have for a video card. Also setting up a RAID 0, easy? Would I need to buy anything extra?
Cheers.

Lachrymosity
11-08-2010, 02:47 AM
Oh god now they have you raiding mechanical hard drives? Take the money you would spend on the second HD and use it for an SSD. Raid0 is very minimal in terms of performance on desktop as you're just not copying multiple gigabyte files all that often. Raid0 is basically not worth it unless you have a specific need as well as a dedicated backup to cover the increased failure rate.

I'm still quite serious that if you're only using one GPU an i5-760 based build would be faster and less expensive.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_931&products_id=14941
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_897&products_id=13173
Only 4GB of ram.

That's 365$ saved for a faster gaming setup. Look at the gaming benchmarks (and these are with the i5 being the slower i5-750!) http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=109, the i5-760 is always faster than the i7 in games. And for almost 400$ less it's a no-brainer as that money could be put on an SSD/better GPU/savings. Notice the i7 in these benches is clocked 25% higher than the i5 but has roughly the same performance in games.

No matter what you do, that Corsair ram sucks (high voltage). http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=13601 is much better for 4GB, or get a comparable 1600mhz 1.5 volt kit if you're not going to go for the i5 for some reason.