This is the current rig people recommended me in this thread:
Last edited by Scoli; 2012-12-14 at 01:09 PM.
@terahertz, all links are broken.
ones in your OP are still working strange, either way i've got nothing else to add to that list you'll have a beastly rig soon ^^.
Last edited by shroudster; 2012-12-13 at 07:45 AM.
For me alternate is worth paying more due to excellent service incase of rma. Also more convinient to order everything from the same place but this is personal choice.
Hmmm, i ordered 2 computers at afuture.nl and individual part ussually at cdromland.
Afuture is i think one of the cheapest, but thats because the buy directly from their supplier. So it usually takes a bit longer till you get your stuff.
Cdromland is sometimes the cheapest, but ussually they have a good price on things (middle of the pack pricing, dont really know how to proper say it in english :P). And they only sell stuff they have in stock, so bought before 8 is the next day in your home
I havent had to RMA stuff, so i cant say anything about that
Updated the links in my previous post, you were correct, I basically copied the links from my OP to my previous post.. kinda sloppy hehe.
Btw, what does RMA stand for?
Edit: nvm, found the definition :P
60 normal conversation
45 rustling leaves, soft music
15 threshold of hearing
0 acute threshold of hearing - weakest sound
as you can see here most GPU's of the more recent years barely pass 45 dba. 15-44 covers the sounds of your pc, anything higher than that will signal something being wrong in more recent times.
You can also clearly see the TFII is louder by a a decent amount than a reference cooler, while smaller fans do make higher pitched noise they also move less air which actually generates less overall sound, where ass 2-3 fans make a significantly louder sound, this has to do w/ air pressure movement etc but is also a reason why four eight inch subwoofers will take of 32" overall but sound wise will nearly equal or excel over a set of 4 10's, of equal specs.
Last edited by Milkshake86; 2012-12-14 at 02:14 PM.
Things to note:
If you ever plan on SLI, you'll want the x79 chipset. z77 goes 8x/8x on SLI.
Don't skimp on the PSU.
Not quite true. Depends on "just fine" and what it means.however 8x/8x on the pci lanes works just fine for that.
Here's the SLI performance of a GTX680/670FTW based on 8x vs 16x (battlefield 3 was used for these):
Note: 8x/8x PCIe 3.0 = 16x/16x PCIe 2.0/2.1 (literally, the bandwidth of 3 is double that of 2/2.1)
Single monitor gains aren't that huge, but they're still there. Anything beyond one monitor is a clear gain. Of course, years time to SLI means it'll probably be new mobo/cpu time anyway. If you plan on single monitor, single video card for a good amount of time, the x79 has nearly nothing for you unless you chug large datasets or something.
Bottom line: Performance/cost ratio - z77. Raw performance - x79.
by just fine i mean general gaming screens 1920x1080, not some crazy eyefinity setup like the benchmark you linked.
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still running 8x/8x lanes for SLI shouldn't be an issue ?
PCI (32 Bit) 1
ondersteunt 33 MHz (5 Volt)
PCIe 2.0 x1 3
PCIe 2.0 x16 3
(speccs i found on the mobo regarding pci-e slots)
so should work then? also x79 has nothing to do with this since it is not relevant to the OP just annoying that brought that part up.
kinda getting confused here with the pci-e slots tbh