This is a discussion on Intel build within the Intel forums, part of the Technology category; here is what I have figured out for the most part what would you change ? Ill be adding a 1200w Mushkin PSU they have ...
looks like a nice build.
changes i purpose:
for this build, unless you plan to go SLI you would be fine with a 850w unit or even a good 750w unit. this one is a good one
CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W
cost a bit more but it's worth it.
the UD7 is a good one but the UD4 might be all you need. again, depends on future plans or features you might want out of the UD7
would save you almost the $100 dollars you would need extra for the PSU
nice pick and the sandforce controller is certainly the way to go
the corsair force has the same controller and is much cheaper
Corsair Force CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT
another $100 bucks you could save
have fun with this build
also btw, you are not considering getting the corsair H50 or H70 instead of the prolimatech?
lol someone must work for Corsair
the reason I looked at the UD7 is the 2x16 PCIe lanes where the UD4 -UD5 is 1 @16 and i do plan on SLI from the start to a few weeks after the build
nice suggestion on the SSD the thing that worried me on the Corsair was the huge neg feedback but then again some people just can't make anything work.
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yea, corsair had a good product release year. one of the companies i keep an eye one.
the UD4/5 will actually operate in x8/x8 mode but can be switched to x16/x1 mode.
arguably, the x8/x8 could suffice for todays SLI configurations. most video cards still can not saturate more the x8 lanes but again, thats arguably. the UD7 is a very nice board.
the vertex 2's get a similar amount of neg feedback and the g.skill has just been released fairly recent. give it time.
i'd say half of that neg feedback is due to user error but that might be a bit subjective on my part.
x16/x16 -vs- x8/x8, there's only a ~1-3% benefit from native (key word) x16/x16 over x8/x8. With the NF200 x16/x16 there is added latency which makes it not as good as native x16/x16. That brings that 1-3% down even further, and sometimes native x8/x8 beats NF200 x16/x16. The only reason to need the NF200 is for 3+ GPUs in SLI/CFX. So, if you aren't planning 3-way SLI, then I would just go with a cheaper native x8/x8 SLI board, like the UD4 or P8P67 Pro.
Your prices are shifted down, the prices listed by the items are actually the prices for the items above.
The Corsair Force will save you ~$35. As long as your picking a Sanforce SSD w/ 50,000 4k IOPS, then you're good.
That 1200W will be overkill, but you can't beat it for $100. Are they quality PSUs?
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thanks I really see no need for tri SLI maybe the UD5 ..I just dont upgrade but every 2-3 yrs and try to get the best at the time Ive set a budget of 2000.00 and try to say within that but always love to save money
Last edited by AMD_Freak; 01-30-2011 at 09:25 PM.
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Yeah 1200W is serious overkill I am running SB+580 on a 750W PSU with no trouble whatsoever. (Also a Corsair unit)
But you are right for $100 that is amazing.
Looks to be a topower build and the LED fan can be switched off!
Not great efficiency though but not awful either. Expect to run it at ~80% IDLE and slightly higher underload depending on your GPU choice.
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