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  1. Hi i have rethought my build (with some help and advice from various sources) and it is as follows:


    ASUS P6X58D Premium $299(amazon)

    Intel I7 930 2.8GHz $263(amazon)

    G.Skill 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 $150(newegg)

    Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850w ATX 12V 2.2 $129-$20 mail in rebate(newegg)

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm $42(amazon)

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $28(amazon)

    Sapphire HD 5570 1GB $73-$10 mail in rebate(newegg)

    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X

    DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X

    DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X

    CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache

    SATA 24X DVD Writer $26(newegg)

    Total: $890 with rebates


    All opinions are welcome. This system is for use as a multimedia editing and creation platform along with regular internet browsing ms office work.

    If you are suggesting change please keep very close to the listed prices.

    Side issue how good are the companies with rebates at honoring them?


  2. You could use the inside of a ampermeter (not the digital one of course) and then get some kind of a custom dash on it. If you attach the wires from the ampermeter to the CPU power connector then I think it should show the amperage used by the CPU. The lower the CPU usage the less watts it uses, but as the volts are locked it has to lower the ampers and other way around for when CPU usage increases. Theoretically it should work. I'm not sure about how to connect the ampermeter to the CPU power connector tho... I mean it has either 4 or 8 pins and I honestly don't know to wich you should attach it to.


    Oh and of course you could use a wattmeter instead of a ampermeter. Basicly you could just test the the pins with a multimeter while the PC is running and see which pins give you a reading on the multimeter. It should be totally safe, unless you short circuit some pins with one probe.


    Take your word for it. is there like a step by step guide or just trial and error.

  3. For general use which is better for the money AMD or intel?


    I am wishing my budget would extend to a Ex58a-ud7, it looks worth the extra bucks.

    Or rampage Extreme II. ((sighs) or whilst i am dreaming Rampage Extreme III)

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