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By red1776 ยท 5 replies
Jul 15, 2010
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  1. Hey Gang,

    My brain if is burned from authoring brilliant papers for my college courses :rolleyes:
    thought I would break and see if any of you had any input for this build for my own use. particularly in the HDD/SSD configuration area. and yes, its a gamer. Thinking of possibly waiting for the Southern islands parts since they are due out in a couple months and hanging with the 4 x 4850's for now. So if you have any brilliant insight (or have worked with this MB, I would appreciate any input.
    ordering parts Friday or Saturday.
    2 X
    3 x

    *** I already ordered the PSU's and peripherals***

  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,758   +2,429

    I would think you'd be able to power a "holodeck"with that setup....:rolleyes:
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    The cards seem cheap enough. I'd doubt they would fall much below $200/per since nvidia and ATI are both in the money making business. From what I've gleaned, S.I. isn't going to be a quantum leap in performance- just more of the same with better efficiency and maybe better tesselation..a hybrid, proof of concept for the Northern Islands series, so maybe striking while the iron is hot may be the way to go since the release date for S.I. is no more nailed down than Q4 You'll get a better price for your x2 and 4850's now as well -assuming you are jettisoning them.
    Good luck with the build and post some benches of the tri-HD5830's. Can't say I've seen any review sites with numbers of that particular setup.
    Oh, and OS/Programs on SSD, storage on conventional hdd -maybe a VelociRaptor is you're going to park a lot of game related folders.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,224   +164

    Yeah I haven't played with multi 5830's either, so its kind of a shot in the dark. The x6 is just because they OC to 4.1-4.2Ghz, and i want to play with one! I dont want to shell out 1G for a 980.
    I have stayed with HDD's pretty much to this point. Any particular SSD's you have a preference for Chef? I think 80Gb will do.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Haven't had a lot to do with them tbh. Most of the ones I've used for builds (very few) are the OCZ Vertex 2 (60Gb, Sandforce controller) and Corsair Nova (128Gb, Indilinx controller)...mainly because they are at a good price point here. Both seem fast, other than that I couldn't tell you too much, other than they aren't exciting to look at (not the same way as graphics and mobo's are anyway)
    Fair enough on the thoughts exactly, although weirdly enough the 980X is actually cheaper here than the 975- go figure.
    I'f think I'd prefer to buy a couple of 960's just in case I torched one while playing....I mean benchmarking
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,044   +206

    /jealous of your 6 cores :)

    What resolution are you gaming at???!

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