- About the storage: I tried to go for SATA 600 drives because I understand that the data transfer rate is higher. Unfortunately, the motherboard only has room for four such slots. Including the Blueray burner to the calc means that I have filled up on the available slots. Is there a big difference between SATA 600 and 300?
- Storage is also one of the first upgrades I want to make, so there is a lot of room for improvement there. Right now, the two 1TB drives will be the storage, and the 500GB will carry the OS.
- About the ram: I read a heated and dazzling discussion about a difference between 12 and 16 gigs of ram for a Sandy Bridge build. I though, the more ram, the better. But now I might be wrong in that aspect, or..? The specifications of the RAM chip holds a mystery: what does it mean when it reads PC3-12800?
- The GPU and others: I am settled on the video card. The power supply should be enough to power the chipset. The motherboard looks as if it has enough features (but I am not too sure). If the cooling is enough, I am not certain. About the case, it should be big enough.
- My immediate budget reach is 1400, which is pretty decent since I don't need a warrior pc. I plan to add and upgrade over time, but right now, I really want to get started with this station. I need to make stuff!!
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3. DDR-1600. (Kun je lezen op Tweakers.net)
4. 750 W may be cutting it a bit thin. 850 W may be better
Look here for info about SB: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3405281?tstart=0#3405281
Clear feedback, dank! I read that interesting discussion, which had good points. Even though a lot of it was hard to comprehend, I got the gist. For a full blown workstation I would be better off with a different build. I don't need a full blown workstation, however.
On cooling, what needs to be cooled in a computer? The GPU has twin fans on top of the card. The heat generating parts will be all others. I understand that a SB processor generates less heat.
the system looks good to me..assuming the ram works with that board..
it will outperform any X58 other than the 980x and its tied with it..
Another unsubstantiated claim, that are clearly refuted by facts. Get real.
245 or 166 seconds, which is faster?
stock 950 274 ranked 44th
stock 2600 186 ranked 14th
you were saying?
stock 2600 is 14th
again remove the xeons and OCed processors and the STOCK 2600 is #1
you are only debating with your own benchmarks..
If I remove the overclocked systems, there are no 2600 left.
what part of the 14th position 2600k is not over clocked are you not getting?
turbo is not over clocking. for that matter 920-980x have turbo mode too should you remove them?
oh wait turbo mode does not work well on Nehalem silly me..
yet it works on Sandy Bridge wonderfully.. imagine that..
yet another reason to NOT BUY X58.
the 4.7 GHz Sandy bridge is the OCed one... not the 3.9
nice try but no go..
funny you keep referencing your sytem..