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Old 03-15-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, just would like final opinions on my hardware specs in terms of overall power and longevity.

Thanks,

Kyle.

OS: 64bit Vista Home Premium -eventually Windows 7
Motherboard: haven't decided Asus P6T or the Deluxe
Heatsink: CoolerMaster V8
Processor: i7 920
Ram: G.Skill 3x2 = 7-7-7-18
HD: WD Caviar Black 640 gigs 32 mb cache
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD/LightScribe
PSU: OCZ 700watts modular, 3 rails
Video card: currently 8800gt eventually one gtx 260
Sound: remains onboard for now
Case: Antec 902

Personal note to dell: FU, 1000 bucks
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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Looks good to me. Nice selection of good, quality parts.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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Further improvements later to be made:

RAID 0
gtx 260
coolermaster v10-12
12gigs
etc
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you don't need 12 gigs. That's overkill to be honest. Other than that looks good!
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:04 PM   #5
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Further improvements later to be made:

RAID 0
gtx 260
coolermaster v10-12
12gigs
etc
You'll only need 12GB RAM if you plan to produce your own music, do lots of video editing, or both.

The DAW's, video editing software and plug-ins will love the extra resources.
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You'll only need 12GB RAM if you plan to produce your own music, do lots of video editing, or both.
Or if you want serious bragging rights

Looks like a stellar build!

I'm assuming that you are going to wait to do Raid 0 when you get Win7?
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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In time I will, I just don't have the money currently. Right now, I just want to get this up and running
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In time I will, I just don't have the money currently. Right now, I just want to get this up and running
Ah..I see. Good plan, but I'd back up important files often with Raid 0--it means twice the likeliness of a drive failure!
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I do lots of photoshop and illustrator with CS4 on my machine, so thats why I have the 12GB ram VERY fast and effective! All of the CS4's load up so nice and quick!
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Do you notice that big of a difference with 12 gb of ram? How much did that system cost jikifreak?
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