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  1. Made the order last night and look what appeared on the wesite just before I ordered: https://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=477318 only 1 was in stock and after I baught it was immediately taken down and is no longer available, the toxic edition seems to be extremely hard to find so im lucky Also went for the Gigabyte ud4p over the asus in the end, seems to be a better overclocker! Thank you everyone for all your help
  2. Sorry to double post but this is looking to be the final order (unless anyone sees any problems!) Antec Nine Hundred Excellent cooling, will mod to improve cable management Corsair 650w Chances are I wont be xfiring, an upgrade to a better single card is more likely AMD Phenom II 720 Black Edition Excellent bang for buck vs intel counterpart, unlocking 4th core possible Asus M4A78T-E new bios updates have fixed many of the problems it had, seems to have more/better features than the GB UD4P OCZ Reaper HPC DDR3 1333MHz 4GB Great reviews, recommended by many people, slightly expensive but good ddr3 for future builds Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB SATAII Great reviews, 32mb cache, relatively low cost Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 "VAPOR-X", Excellent reviews Samsung DVD
  3. Well that depends, but if you're mostly using your system for gaming, and changing only 1 is possible, I would go for the 275... I dont think the performance jump from an E2140 @ 3.0Ghz to an E8400 is worth the money... A 275 holds some future value but the E8400 will be the last 775 chip you will ever buy. If you are considering going for an E8400 at this stage, maybe consider i7? or maybe take a look into what AMD have to offer?
  4. RAID will may be an option in the near future but atm im just going for storage, is the performance increase in RAID 0 really significant? and if so is it worth the higher likelihood of curruption/failure? Just trying to decided on a mobo so i can make the order! atm its an Asus M4A78T-E VS a Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P or possibly a GA-MA790FXT-UD5P...
  5. Ah yes but if i were going for a dual core I would probobly go for an E8400, Afaik in mult-threaded tasks an OC'ed 720BE would greatly outperform an OC'ed x2 550...
  6. I have considered it but with the release of i5 I think its best to wait before investing so much in an i7... There is a pretty big price jump between the phenom2x3 720BE and i7...
  7. +1 on Wubi, foolproof way to install linux
  8. Ah apologies, I meant to ask the difference between GX and X... AFAIK both run at x8,x8 in Xfire... Does anyone think its worth spending the extra
  9. Looks good if you're going for a 4890 look for the sapphire "toxic" edition... http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sa...c_vaporx/17.htm
  10. Yeah im pretty set on getting the PII X3 now, thanks alot for the suggestion Although the Gigabyte gives the option to unlock the 4th core, in CrossfireX it only supports (x8 ,x 8) The Asus M4A78T-E has the 790GX chipset, and an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3300 GC, which makes Hybrid CrossFireX an option with the 4890 I will be using? Just trying to weigh up the pros and cons here... Enabling the 4th core with the Gigabyte is not guaranteed, hybrid Xfire is not an option, uses 790FX/SB750 chipset... The asus doesent allow 4th core enablement, but AFAIK hybrid Xfire is possible, uses 790GX/SB750 chipset... edit{ The asus actually does allow the 4th core to be enabled with a bios update! And hybrid Xfire is possible with vista x64 From the reviews ive read, the only problems seem to be lack of support for windows 7, a high failure rate with the IGP, So I think if I am fortunate enough to get a fully functional board, this is the best option? } Considering I may Xfire two 4890's in future, which mobo would be better? Im finding it hard to find a clear distinction between the 790FX and 790GX...
  11. thanks for the suggestion scott, but im not sure the 10krpm raptors would give a big enough performance increase for the money. A single 300GB raptor =
  12. Not to mention socket 775 is being phased out, AM3 looks to be around for a while... Afaik, OC'ing on air, E8400 = 4GHz+, Phenom II X3 720 = 3.7GHz+ Im thinking a Phenom II X3 720 on an Asus M4A78T-E with 4gb OCZ reaper PC3-10666? 2 mobo options i see: Asus M4A78T-E http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=43439...led#ProductTabs OR Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=431468 Both ddr3, socket AM3....
  13. yeah looking at reviews they seem to be a pretty even match. Judging by reviews I think an E8400 @ 4GHz will outperform an OC'ed 720BE on 90% of tasks... However the 720BE may offer better future-proofing... Its a tough one lol... yeah the HDD i chose has a 32mb cache, but ive heard some problems with samsung HDD's reliability...
  14. Thanks for the comments and Tbh I haven't considered AMD, Right now im looking at the AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition and it does look impressive (and €21/31$ cheaper!), what would be the pros/cons of this vs the e8400 and could you recommend a good mobo? What do you guys think of the samsung hdd? Maybe spend the extra bucks to get a WD or Seagate? do you think that PSU could handle two 4890's in xfire for future upgrades? or should i go for a 4850 x2 or gtx275? edit { Based on this review, would an OC'ed e8400 not perform much better than an OC'ed PhenomIIx3 720BE? http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware...3_720be/15.html }
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