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Post  MJDixon on Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:39 am

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I know a few of you are IT people, so probably know a lot about making computers, just wondering if this setup makes sense (ie component compatibility, power, future-proof, upgradability etc):

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-990X (3.46GHz) 6.4GTs/12MB Cache
Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 580 3GB, 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
Memory: 12GB Kingston Hyper-X Tri-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (3 x 4GB Kit)
Hard Drive: 1TB Serial ATA 3-Gb/s Hard Drive with 16MB Cache (7,200rpm)
Power: Corsair 750w Enthusiast Series TX750 V2-80 Plus Bronze
Cooling: Coolit Eco II A.L.C (Advanced Liquid Cooler)

Taa. Razz


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Re: Techy PC Question

Post  Skip19 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:44 am

I'm a software guy Sad

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Post  hinkel1 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:00 pm

if this configuration will be compatible i do not know but i know this will be expensive Smile
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Post  Zenior on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:27 pm

hinkel1 wrote:if this configuration will be compatible i do not know but i know this will be expensive Smile
Excatly my thoughts - and probably overkill. Looks compatible though (didn't figure if the PSU fits the need though).

I never bothered with Extreme Edition CPU's for the simple reason that they do not perform 3 times better. I can buy a new motherboard, standard CPU and RAM for the price difference any time. And I believe that any decent combination of those available in two years, will beat the Extreme from today.
I would go for a mobo with Intel H67 chipset and a I7 2600K CPU (you can use the slightly faster 1333Mhz RAM with the 2600). Looking at my wallet I would even be happy with an i5 Very Happy

However if money is no issue, go for it! What a beast Smile
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Post  Dezey on Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:36 am


Im not up to date with the new fangled gadgetry but that does seem like a beast ! Just one minor point though. WWIIOnline doesnt support SLI and Crossfire atm but as your going for a single graphics card you wont run into compatibility problems. It may also cost you a kidney ;-)
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Re: Techy PC Question

Post  Carolina on Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:47 pm

S! MJ,
My new rig sounds a little like what you're wanting to put together. Mine works...kind of...as soon as I get online. My drawback seems to be the Healthcare Network here at the building where I'm staying.

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Black Edition
Processor: Intel Core i7-970 3.20GHz 12MB LGA1366 CPU
Graphics: Asus GeForce GTX 590
Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 12GB (3 x 4GB) CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 PC3 16000 w/ Air Fan
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6Gb
Power: Corsair HX1000 watt
Cooling: Corsair H80 CPU Cooler
Optical writer/player: Asus Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
TOTAL: $2712.66

I have it all put together now, but I have to get some kind of password to run it on the network at the Healthcare Center where I stay. It seems to run pretty fast. I just could not get on the WWW. last night. I've got to check a couple other items about it too, to make sure its running correctly. Keep your fingers crossed, I hope to be online sometime this weekend or at least by the first of the week. Just in time for the new map to start. As soon as get online I need to add my antivirus program and check all the drives to get them all updated. And get any updates for Windows 7 too.
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Re: Techy PC Question

Post  yozz76 on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:46 am

MJ what is your budget? That is an expensive beast your putting together. I don't think there are compatibility issues that I can see.

If you don't mind telling me your budget, I'll run a spec check with the guys at OcUK. Would be interesting to see what they make of the spec and as to what suggestions they make based on your budget.

Oh and finally, there is no such thing as future proof!
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