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  • Imagine Video
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    Jerry I stand corrected....Again Sir Jerry!!.............I am getting used to the higher level of componant aqisition skills resident on this board.

    BUT BUT BUT I have only ever seen a duel slot 3870..............:-)

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  • gdame
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    kikillo,

    Your build will probably work just fine. But you are trying an untested recipe and that is great if it works.

    As for Raid controllers, the models mentioned by Jerry are great and thus do cost more. If I where building a no budget system, I would be using these as well. But I am an integrator that builds many systems for resale and thus stability, reliability, performance and price are all big factors in my design.

    As Jerry pointed out, that Saphire board is a single slot width. Though the cooling fan is located toward the back of the card, which means that even a small card in the adjacent PCIe slot will be covering a portion of the fan. What I look for in these situations is a card that has the coolling fan toward the rear, like the Quadro's.

    As for overclocking, your on your own there. My builds are designed with certified components and running at speeds that are warranteed. I have got to many systems to stand behind :).

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  • Jerry
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    Jerry I said the HD3850... as the problem with the HD3870 is, it has a huge fan and uses the second slot for exhaust AND in doing so will cover a much needed PCIe slot If ASUS board in my sig is used.



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102719

    I know my eyesite is failing, but this sure looks like a single slot card to me!

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  • Jerry
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    Originally posted by Imagine Video View Post
    Jerry I said the HD3850... as the problem with the HD3870 is, it has a huge fan and uses the second slot for exhaust AND in doing so will cover a much needed PCIe slot If ASUS board in my sig is used.

    The slot next to Graphics card is used for PCIe raid card.

    The highpoint card is the only one I have used !
    But it gets some good tech spec reviews as do the ones you use But they are far more expensive in the UK so the Highpoint was excellent performance at the right price for me.

    I would agree 100% on the overclocking of the QX6600 GO SLACR chip there is a bunch of info on the net about its cool running at 3.3 ghz.

    What settings have you used? and have you used a 3rd part cooler?
    The settings are the tricky part. What you have to do is a lot of research to learn what each term in the bios actually translates into what action. Then you can overclock confidently.

    As far as the cooler, I never use a stock fan. I have this:
    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Revie...eme/index.html

    Without this I would not feel safe. Even if I did not overclock, I still would put a hefty cooler on the processor. Especially, if your case contains multiple drives and has very little space to ventilate.

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  • Imagine Video
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    The 3870 is in the $180 price range now
    Jerry I said the HD3850... as the problem with the HD3870 is, it has a huge fan and uses the second slot for exhaust AND in doing so will cover a much needed PCIe slot If ASUS board in my sig is used.

    The slot next to Graphics card is used for PCIe raid card.

    The highpoint card is the only one I have used !
    But it gets some good tech spec reviews as do the ones you use But they are far more expensive in the UK so the Highpoint was excellent performance at the right price for me.

    I would agree 100% on the overclocking of the QX6600 GO SLACR chip there is a bunch of info on the net about its cool running at 3.3 ghz.

    What settings have you used? and have you used a 3rd part cooler?

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  • Jerry
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    Originally posted by Imagine Video View Post
    Look at my sig this setup is very fast and well suited to NXe




    I would get the

    1 approved mobo from ASUS

    CHIP IS FINE but get the 1333 mghz fsb one

    you only need 2 gig of ram DDR3 1333 MHZ get OCZ platinum

    SAPHIRE HD 3850 512mb is just a few £ more and make sure it is a 1SLOT CARD NO big fans as you need the ajacent pcie slot if you want a raid card

    drives are fine

    dont know about the raid card I had a Highpoint!
    A couple of points here:
    1. If you want 4 gigs of ram, get it. On install it should throw in the PAE switch to allow XP to see 3.5gigs of ram. The X38 chipset, at least on my second machine, does that.

    2. I prefer the Areca Raid or the 3ware over the Highpoint( I know George likes the Highpoint). They have more control options and are a little more expensive. I don't know if the Highpoints allow you to upgrade the onboard ram for the card, Areca does. This all comes down to personal choice. All three brands work. It depends on what you like and have read. Different testers give different results for each brand.

    3. The 3870 is in the $180 price range now. Keep in mind on some setups ATI does not play nice with other cards. Meaning, it grabs IRQ's and won't share with certain cards such as controllers and editing cards.

    4. Now that the X48 chipsets have been released you might want to look into an Asus board with that chipset.

    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

    http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/ind...=511&Itemid=31

    5. Finally, if you are going to overclock that 2.4, it will be great. This processor is in the $220-254 range. It overclocks real easy and stays cool with a good cooler. I have mine running at 3.1 without a problem. If you are not going to overclock, you might want to think about a faster processor.

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  • Imagine Video
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    Look at my sig this setup is very fast and well suited to NXe


    INTEL X38 SATA/DDR3/FSB1333/3PCIe --- High Speed MB
    INTEL Core 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4 GHz FSB1066 2X4MB Boxed
    APACER DDR3 4096MB (4 x 1024MB PC10666/1333)
    ATI Sapphire HD 2600 PRO 512GB DDR3 (RTX.2 Approved)
    HDD 74GB 10K RPM S-ATA WD RAPTOR 16MB CACHE 5.2MS
    HDD 4x 1TB 7200RPM S-ATA300 16MB 8.5MS RAID Compatible
    Areca ARC1110 RAID Controller - SATA
    I would get the

    1 approved mobo from ASUS

    CHIP IS FINE but get the 1333 mghz fsb one

    you only need 2 gig of ram DDR3 1333 MHZ get OCZ platinum

    SAPHIRE HD 3850 512mb is just a few £ more and make sure it is a 1SLOT CARD NO big fans as you need the ajacent pcie slot if you want a raid card

    drives are fine

    dont know about the raid card I had a Highpoint!

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  • kikillo
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    new workstation

    Hello everywone
    can anybody tell me if this is a good configuration for my new workstation.
    Or need I change something

    INTEL X38 SATA/DDR3/FSB1333/3PCIe --- High Speed MB
    INTEL Core 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4 GHz FSB1066 2X4MB Boxed
    APACER DDR3 4096MB (4 x 1024MB PC10666/1333)
    ATI Sapphire HD 2600 PRO 512GB DDR3 (RTX.2 Approved)
    HDD 74GB 10K RPM S-ATA WD RAPTOR 16MB CACHE 5.2MS
    HDD 4x 1TB 7200RPM S-ATA300 16MB 8.5MS RAID Compatible
    Areca ARC1110 RAID Controller - SATA

    Thank you
    Last edited by kikillo; 03-09-2008, 12:14 PM.
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