Building a new system

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Perseverant, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Perseverant

    Perseverant Yes I am.

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    Here's the plan as it stands now: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfr5vpwm_0dg2pnb

    Thoughts? Problems?

    I'm looking to build a system that I'll be able to overclock fairly well, and that will remain competitive for quite a while.

    I haven't decided 100% on the motherboard yet, I want something that will overclock nicely, but isn't lacking in features. Do the gains warrant the expense when going with SLI?

    The PSU is another item I'm not certain of, I don't really know for sure how much power I will actually require so I just picked the one that looked most reasonable.

    As far as the Hard Drive, I'm torn between buying a Raptor or two and possibly raiding them, or just buying a standard HDD. Anyway opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated
     
  2. thebox

    thebox New Member

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    antec case ftl

    get lian-li

    as far as HDD goes, seagate series 10 ftw. raptors are overkill and fucking expensive. if you want to spend the money though, the raptor will be a bit faster of course.

    PSU is decent. PC P&C would be better :o
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    forget the raptors and just get some sata2 segates.


    avoid that psu. uber-shitty company. I'd say fortron for good performance/cost. Enermax, sparkle, and pcp&c also recommended.


    You cannot beat an intel board for reliability and stock performance. Only moderate overclocking, however.
     
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    Did they change it? It used to be not at all...
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    P07r0457 New Member

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    for the last several years their mobos have supported moderate overclocking. They allow you to adjust the multiplier a little bit, and give you decent control over the front side bus. They wouldn't win any oc competitions, but to get a few hundred extra mhz they're fine and they are rock-solid-stable -- which I think is the far more important quality, any way.
     

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