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desdiinova

New Computer Again Maybe? :3

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Seems like there aren't really any motherboards that are P68, have 4 6.0GB/s slots (need 3 for my HDDs + SSD), two slots for the GPU (found a decent one, but it was 8x 8x instead of 16x 8x). Which is problematic.

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I have the ASUS Sabertooth and it has 4 3.0 and 4 6.0 sata ports. Which is great because I have 2 opitcal drives and then 3 HDD and I want to raid my Samsung Spinpoint f3. The HDD rights now are just 60 bucks. Pretty dam cheap

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[quote name='-Grimreaperx2-' timestamp='1310594003' post='9800']
I have the ASUS Sabertooth and it has 4 3.0 and 4 6.0 sata ports. Which is great because I have 2 opitcal drives and then 3 HDD and I want to raid my Samsung Spinpoint f3. The HDD rights now are just 60 bucks. Pretty dam cheap
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Man, that would be [i]perfect[/i] but I'm getting an i-5 so it wouldn't fit :\

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If you dont like the look of the raven series you can get the FT02. I own both the special edition FT02 and the original RV02 without the hard drive setup that warspite has. The FT02 is a very subtle and classy looking case. Mine is black with bright red interior.

[img]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/37350_410976640734_501580734_4680406_3835293_n.jpg[/img]

kind of a mess but

[img]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254168_10150217214020735_501580734_7373112_4893579_n.jpg[/img] Edited by KiTsuNe

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[quote name='desdiinova' timestamp='1310595910' post='9815']
Christ... want to trade me setups? That thing is craaaaazy!
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lol theres 2 more 24" monitors now and you dont see the HD projector on the shelf to the left of the picture. theres also 3 more computers hidden not shown in that shot and everything is ran off of 3 UPS systems. haha Im a tech junkie :huh: if you check my other thread you'll see in more detail of what i have.

thus this also leads to me being single rofl but thats okay :rolleyes:

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[quote name='desdiinova' timestamp='1310596329' post='9818']
How much has all that stuff costed? That's insane! And I was proud of my little $700 build D:
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uhhh

my main rig is a little dated but it still chugs along.

QX9650 -$ 800
Asus Striker II Extreme - $350
ocz nvidia 8gbs pc14400 - $550
1200w PC power and cooling psu - $300
RV02 - $200
Velociraptor x3 - $400
EVGA GTX 580 x 3 - $1350 (i want to change out for asus ones ; :rolleyes:
Asus Sonar sound card - $200
Zalman 10x extreme CPU Cooler - $80
G35 headset - $150
G9x - $80
Asus Blu-ray drive - $80ish?

is my gaming rig. so that one is roughly... $4500-5000 with taxes and random things ive forgotten?

My server is the FT02 LE Red case so that one was umm

FT02 LE Red - $270
Core i3 540 - $120
Asus P7H55M-Pro - $120
8GB ram - $140
Seagate green drives x9 - $700
WD 1tb 2.5 drives x7 - $840
corsair tx950w - $120
Zalman 10x extreme - $80
logitech mx1000 set - $80 (got it a looong time ago)
SATA Raid Controller card - $400
Silverstone Hard drive cage - $30
TT 2.5 HDD adaptor - $80
Hotswap adaptors x 8 - $70
Asus Blu-ray drive 80$?

3500ish?


My ffxi computer i dont really remember but i want to say i spent about 500 on it in 2004? maybe 2003.

Monitors are about 200 x4 , the middle one was 800 when i got it.

Projector was 800.

so $2400 for display


my NES on my other thread was roughly 750 to build since it was the prototype.

My receiver is an onkyo 608 - $400

the things i hate the most about my setup are my speakers.

I just have some bose cubes and some bose shelf speakers. Thinking about upgrading to some true home theater stuff but they're pricey and i dont feel comfortable paying that much.

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Own a CNC machine shop and a low voltage field tech/network builder during my free time. I do fiber, data and voice lines for commercial and retail. Also setup networks for small businesses. During my off hours i collect anime figures and work on my car :rolleyes: I also try to attend conventions as often as possible (comic con and anime conventions)

I sometimes build custom computers for people but usually thats pretty rare since im relatively lazy about it.

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So after looking. And looking. And looking. I couldn't find any reasonable ASUS board that fit my needs really.

Is it a [i]serious[/i] problem, having a GIGABYTE board, or is it just you guys' preference?

I just broadened the search outside of ASUS, but still kept away from GIGABYTE and looked for a board with UEFI BIOS, and here's what I popped up:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130573

As far as I can tell, that has all I need (2 PCI-E 2.0 slots, both x16 (this means SLI with have both at x16 right?), 4 RAM slots supporting 1600, 2 6.0GB/s SATA ports (and, of course, 4 3.0GB/s ports) and that's really all I was searching for. I pitched the whole "red/black" thing and said fuck it, it's not like I'm going to be staring inside of my case frequently anyways.

All I'd like now is a bit of confirmation that this board is going to have all I need to keep these parts up :3 Anyone mind to throw their opinion on this one?

And just so you don't have to go back a page, here:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171057
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233185
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550
HDD(s): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 << 2 of em
and uhh... this thingy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Just to clarify, I'm not posting the list again for general review, just to make sure the [i]new[/i] motherboard I found will be suitable for everything I've chosen. Edited by desdiinova

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I have a gigabyte board in my NES dont see a problem with "brand"

what is it that you really need out of a board? ram speed is moot and i doubt youd notice a difference. It will just underclock to what the board can do if it doesnt support the 1600. The main things id look for are the 16x x2 for your cards which is pretty easy to find. Most boards come with atleast 2 6gb SATA ports now, also seems that you're building a sandybridge build just by checking the msi board link since its a 1155 socket and a p/h6x chipset.

everything seems pretty standard. Here's a general rule that i have. Build your computer around a motherboard you like. It's the main star of a computer ;)

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That board I linked says it has 2 16x slots, but it doesn't say anything about SLI, so does that just mean that it's always 16x? And I'm not really positive much on the chipset I chose, I just found a good sandy bridge that I actually wanted on this system but couldn't afford at the time, and then someone suggested I get a different motherboard, so I just searched for another LGA 1155 board.

As for the thing about finding the board first, that's actually what I always do. Only reason I'm searching for a new one now is because someone suggested that I get a board with UEFI and a P67 board for my SSD (which this particular one has both of those features).

So at this point all I really need is clarity on whether or not I'm right on this particular board being 16x on both slots, because I'm trying to find it and I can't see anything about it, all it says it it has the slots and they're 16x. It mentions it being SLI / crossfire ready, but it doesn't say whether or not it keeps the 16x. I mean, otherwise I'd assume that yes, it keeps it, but I don't like risking money if it's not the optimal board for me.

One last edit of note: I'm not really sure how fast I'll be trying to get into water cooling (most likely either when I purchase the second 560 Ti, or shortly before it), but whenever I do, could anyone throw me a few pointers or even straight up teach me how to set it up? I've tried finding videos but there aren't really any good ones on my particular case, or, good ones in general really. All of them call for ridiculous case mods, and from what I understand this case doesn't require any mods to have water cooling. Edited by desdiinova

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