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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by JacKz5o, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. JacKz5o New Member

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    ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA / SE LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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  2. ktr

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    Just a question...is there something special with XFX, verses other brands with faster factory clocks for a lower price? Also, for 65 bucks more, you can get a msi 88 ultra.
     
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  3. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    nice build,looks ok to me.
     
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  4. JacKz5o New Member

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    Nope. This is a pretty basic mock up. I probably won't be buying anything soon so when the time comes i'll look around for some deals. NCIXUS sometimes have eVGA Ultras for $520 with no MIR :D
     
  5. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    im not a fan of the ulta, its just an oced gtx. i would've said that the 65 bucks that you saved could've gone to a 1kw psu thermaltake or pcp&c psu.
     
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    Looks nice, looks nice.
     
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    i saw 10/10.. sweet build.
     
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    so when are your going to start buying the parts is it when the Intel X48 coming out ?
     
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    Well I'm pretty sure eVGA handpicks the cores for the Ultra since the highest stable overclock on an Ultra is most of the time higher than a GTX. I don't think I need 1KW but I will look into the PCP&C. However, I have heard many good things about the OP750W and its around an affordable $150 so i'm leaning towards that more for now.

    No idea to be honest lol. Maybe in a few weeks?
     
  10. niko084

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    Aww man get 2 250gb's and raid them :)

    Other than that, looks pretty nice.
     
  11. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Hmm, I wouldn't get that 8800GTX yet, not with the next gen Nvidia and ATI cards coming out.
     
  12. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    i would say you hold back, loads of new products coming out in novemeber.
    wars i see:

    2950pro vs. 8800gt

    phenom vs. yorkfield/wolfdale/penryn whatever the heck it is.

    amd's chipset vs. 780i vs. x48
     
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    Tatty_One Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like GSkill but might I suggest the HK series? In the UK they are cheaper than the PQ and stock at 4-3-4-5 @2T at 800Mhz but will do upto 1050Mhz on those timings with some extra voltage!!!! Lightening, they will also do over 1200Mhz 5-5-5-18 @2T and the good thing is.....they like voltage! :D
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Not all of the GTXs will do Ultra speeds
     
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    just like how not all 2900pro's will do xt speeds, but which one do you pick damulta?
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I would of gotten two 2900XTs if I could of afford it. I think more pros hit XT speeds than the GTX.

    A friend of mine had around 8 GTX and Ultra cards(or more). The Ultras where a lot better card in OCing.
     
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    Looks phenomenal :p

    The Ultra has a nicer cooler too and truly looks pimp in a windowed case (one more bonus cookie for the ultra).

    When do you plan on doing this cause maybe you should get a 780i so you can do sli if that turns out to be a good route (depending on 8900 performance) and 45nm quads! :D.

    Anyways good luck on the build it looks "PHENOMENAL".


    Edit: ohyea is that the Silverstone DA psu? The DA's use better caps than some other silverstone psu's look into them if thats not a DA.

    Edit 2: the da is only $20 more Canadian than the OP version.. check it out.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting a Raptor later on and then having the 500GB as storage.

    Well the GTX is faster than 8800GT so, that comparison won't matter to me lol.

    I might get some cheapo E2140 or something and then wait for some mainstream Penryns.

    The 780i would be an interesting chipset too..

    Are you sure those are 2x2GB? Because I can't find any 2x2GB HK series :(

    Is the DA better? I know its pretty similar to the OP. Most of the Silverstone PSUs are pretty good except for the Strider I heard.
     
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    humm well I knew the caps we Jap caps on the DA version of thier psu which is better but compared to which other version of thier psu's I dont remember..

    heres what I have" Discovered" lol the Da/decathlon series are modular (and seeing how theres alot of cables if you have a windows that might interest you).

    the decathlon 750 also looks longer so maybe it has a better build quality aswell... If I didnt have to go to bed I would do a bit more research but heres a review of the OP and DA I found.

    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=423&type=expert&pid=3
    http://www.techaddicts.net/reviews/da750/da750.html

    The DA is looking better, hope you sort it out I gtg sleep.

    Edit: ah maybe its longer because of the modular connections..
     
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    Yeah man I had to check it out thier both the same :p now I know that a modular design will make a psu longer (didnt know that before).

    was kinda expecting that since it was only $20 more for the DA, but you never know lol.
     
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    Quote jackz5o "Are you sure those are 2x2GB? Because I can't find any 2x2GB HK series "

    Ahhhh good point, forgot about the 4Gig thing! I would still be inclined to get the HK in two 2Gig kits @ 4 x 1GB sticks, purely because the speed and overclockability will really be beneficial.
     
  22. niko084

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    Honestly Raptors are not worth it the cash.... They are a bit faster in some areas and a bit slower in others... For what close to 3-4x the cost...

    I wouldn't even have mine but I got a swell deal on them.
     
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    Got to fully agree with JC316. Buying an 8800 now, of any trim will be a waste when they get price cuts as soon as the 9 series comes out. Who knows what the 8800GT will do to the 8800 price range? I'm glad I'm only on the basics of my DFI build now.
    The way I see it; when those 9s come out and everyone who likes to stay at the top of the market sells their 8s to get the 9s, coupled with nVidia cutting the 8 series prices new... I will be in a beneficial position to scoop up some 8800s. Either slightly used or brand new for not much more.
     
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    instead of getting a raptor get one of those samsungs that are jsut as fast .. someone can post the name ...
     
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    SpinMaster?
     

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