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lol every time i try to put links on this post, it messes up lol. so no links. its all on newegg and i can send whoever the cart if needed. sorry, gota copy n paste these :D

CPU: core i7 2600k - will be oc'd to as far and safely as the board'll allow thru self oc'ing (comes w/ blacklight retribution beta n shirt)
MOBO: asus p8p67 ws revolution (ty badger)
RAM: 3x Corsair vengeance 4 gigs sticks ddr3 1600 triple channel
GFX: 2x evga gtx 580 classified ultra 3gb (unless when i purchase it soon, its unavailable, but i hope it is)
HDD: samsung spinpoint 1tb 7200rpm
SSD: 2x ocz vertex 3 120gb sata III mlc
PSU: coolermaster silent pro 1200w
CASE: thermaltake lv 10 gt snow edition (with color phase)
COOLER: thermaltake frio
burner: lg dvd burner sata (lil cheap a** $20 one lol)
MONITOR: LG 22" LED i have or a 55" samsumng LED tv i'm buyin same time as pc parts
OS: win 7 ultimate 64bit signature edition

this...is goin to be a great pc. ill be able to do so much w/ it its going to be insane. im really kinda anxious mostly to see how bad it'd smash my current system.

edit: changed cards to the ones that i really want...but werent available initially on newegg. done now (unless they're autonotify when i go to buy)
lol every time i try to put links on this post, it messes up lol. so no links. its all on newegg and i can send whoever the cart if needed. sorry, gota copy n paste these :D



CPU: core i7 2600k - will be oc'd to as far and safely as the board'll allow thru self oc'ing (comes w/ blacklight retribution beta n shirt)

MOBO: asus p8p67 ws revolution (ty badger)

RAM: 3x Corsair vengeance 4 gigs sticks ddr3 1600 triple channel

GFX: 2x evga gtx 580 classified ultra 3gb (unless when i purchase it soon, its unavailable, but i hope it is)

HDD: samsung spinpoint 1tb 7200rpm

SSD: 2x ocz vertex 3 120gb sata III mlc

PSU: coolermaster silent pro 1200w

CASE: thermaltake lv 10 gt snow edition (with color phase)

COOLER: thermaltake frio

burner: lg dvd burner sata (lil cheap a** $20 one lol)

MONITOR: LG 22" LED i have or a 55" samsumng LED tv i'm buyin same time as pc parts

OS: win 7 ultimate 64bit signature edition



this...is goin to be a great pc. ill be able to do so much w/ it its going to be insane. im really kinda anxious mostly to see how bad it'd smash my current system.



edit: changed cards to the ones that i really want...but werent available initially on newegg. done now (unless they're autonotify when i go to buy)

CPU: Intel i7 3930K @ 4.18Ghz

MOBO: Asus P9X79 Pro

RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 1600

GFX: 2x EVGA GTX780

Driver: 331.40

HD1: 2x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro in r0
HD2: 2x 2TB WD Caviar Red NAS edition in r0

PSU: Corsair HX1050

MON: 2x LG 22" LED

CPU COOLER: Noctua Slim 140mm

OS: Windows 8 Enterprise N

CASE: Silverstone TMJ10 ESA edition w/ green lighting

3Dmark11: X8219 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6722997)
P18649 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6723019)

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#1
Posted 10/22/2011 11:15 AM   
HHeyhey!

one thing you should consider is whether or not you're going to need 16gb of ram. It will limit your overclocking capability having all 4 dimms of any board. The 2*4gb kit like I have will oc like a beast in that setup, and has tighter timings.

Also I think you should go 2560MB 570s like I suggested as you can use the money you save thereto get an SSD. Also with a mild OC, the 570s will perform about the same as dual 580s.

For SSD,I recommend a OCZ Vertex 3 or 2, no less than 180gb so you have plenty of room for games.

I'll add more when I'm not on my phone at work.

Edit: you are good to go imo on the Mobo and PSU for sure.
HHeyhey!



one thing you should consider is whether or not you're going to need 16gb of ram. It will limit your overclocking capability having all 4 dimms of any board. The 2*4gb kit like I have will oc like a beast in that setup, and has tighter timings.



Also I think you should go 2560MB 570s like I suggested as you can use the money you save thereto get an SSD. Also with a mild OC, the 570s will perform about the same as dual 580s.



For SSD,I recommend a OCZ Vertex 3 or 2, no less than 180gb so you have plenty of room for games.



I'll add more when I'm not on my phone at work.



Edit: you are good to go imo on the Mobo and PSU for sure.



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#2
Posted 10/22/2011 11:24 AM   
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='22 October 2011 - 06:24 AM' timestamp='1319282669' post='1311839']
HHeyhey!

one thing you should consider is whether or not you're going to need 16gb of ram. It will limit your overclocking capability having all 4 dimms of any board. The 2*4gb kit like I have will oc like a beast in that setup, and has tighter timings.

Also I think you should go 2560MB 570s like I suggested as you can use the money you save thereto get an SSD. Also with a mild OC, the 570s will perform about the same as dual 580s.

For SSD,I recommend a OCZ Vertex 3 or 2, no less than 180gb so you have plenty of room for games.

I'll add more when I'm not on my phone at work.

Edit: you are good to go imo on the Mobo and PSU for sure.
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I'm using 4 DIMMs in a P67 sabertooth and don't have any issues hitting obscene clocks on everything...other than only having a 1200w PSU LOL. 16GB of RAM lets you actually use 8 GB as RAM and have an 8GB page file stored in the RAM --the only thing I wish I had held out for LGA 2011 for is quad channel RAM b/c 32GB would give me space to have a 16GB RAM drive too. This Sabertooth supports 64 GB with 4 16GB DIMMs, but over 4GB/DIMM and RAM gets.....expensive.


I love the heck out of my P67 sabertooth, with the caveat of not one I have ever seen boots with the first press of the power button with a heavy OC. It's not a sign of instability but it's still annoying.

For SSDs Vertex drives and Force 3 drives are internally identical at this point, and I see no reason to spend what a Vertex costs when a Force 3 is so darn cheap b/c of the early recall. Use that kind of thing to your advantage and save a ton of cash where you can. I just picked up 4 Force GT 120GB for like $160 yesterday on the egg. 540GB RAID0 with Force Gts will probably max out my controller LOL.

The one other thing I'd suggest is looking into a single 590 over the 570s. Oh the OP cools it right it will hit 580 clocks and get him more performance than a pair of 570s for the same cost. If you dig har enough you can find the few OEM system builders who are willing to part with an Omni.
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='22 October 2011 - 06:24 AM' timestamp='1319282669' post='1311839']

HHeyhey!



one thing you should consider is whether or not you're going to need 16gb of ram. It will limit your overclocking capability having all 4 dimms of any board. The 2*4gb kit like I have will oc like a beast in that setup, and has tighter timings.



Also I think you should go 2560MB 570s like I suggested as you can use the money you save thereto get an SSD. Also with a mild OC, the 570s will perform about the same as dual 580s.



For SSD,I recommend a OCZ Vertex 3 or 2, no less than 180gb so you have plenty of room for games.



I'll add more when I'm not on my phone at work.



Edit: you are good to go imo on the Mobo and PSU for sure.







I'm using 4 DIMMs in a P67 sabertooth and don't have any issues hitting obscene clocks on everything...other than only having a 1200w PSU LOL. 16GB of RAM lets you actually use 8 GB as RAM and have an 8GB page file stored in the RAM --the only thing I wish I had held out for LGA 2011 for is quad channel RAM b/c 32GB would give me space to have a 16GB RAM drive too. This Sabertooth supports 64 GB with 4 16GB DIMMs, but over 4GB/DIMM and RAM gets.....expensive.





I love the heck out of my P67 sabertooth, with the caveat of not one I have ever seen boots with the first press of the power button with a heavy OC. It's not a sign of instability but it's still annoying.



For SSDs Vertex drives and Force 3 drives are internally identical at this point, and I see no reason to spend what a Vertex costs when a Force 3 is so darn cheap b/c of the early recall. Use that kind of thing to your advantage and save a ton of cash where you can. I just picked up 4 Force GT 120GB for like $160 yesterday on the egg. 540GB RAID0 with Force Gts will probably max out my controller LOL.



The one other thing I'd suggest is looking into a single 590 over the 570s. Oh the OP cools it right it will hit 580 clocks and get him more performance than a pair of 570s for the same cost. If you dig har enough you can find the few OEM system builders who are willing to part with an Omni.

Done.

#3
Posted 10/22/2011 01:34 PM   
Problem is the 590 is limited to 1.5GB of vRAM per GPU. He's planning on going Surround, so the minimum I'd recommend is Dual 570 2560MBs or Dual 560 Ti 2GBs.
Problem is the 590 is limited to 1.5GB of vRAM per GPU. He's planning on going Surround, so the minimum I'd recommend is Dual 570 2560MBs or Dual 560 Ti 2GBs.



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#4
Posted 10/22/2011 02:02 PM   
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='22 October 2011 - 09:02 AM' timestamp='1319292171' post='1311871']
Problem is the 590 is limited to 1.5GB of vRAM per GPU. He's planning on going Surround, so the minimum I'd recommend is Dual 570 2560MBs or Dual 560 Ti 2GBs.
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That doesn't take more than a single 590. 2GB+ cards only really matter with 3D surround. I'm running surround right now while I swap out the "old" 27 inch 3D monitor for a 3D vision 2 monitor. I'm not having any issues whatsoever. WIth 1.5GB VRAM you have to decide between 3D OR Surround, you can't have both.
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='22 October 2011 - 09:02 AM' timestamp='1319292171' post='1311871']

Problem is the 590 is limited to 1.5GB of vRAM per GPU. He's planning on going Surround, so the minimum I'd recommend is Dual 570 2560MBs or Dual 560 Ti 2GBs.







That doesn't take more than a single 590. 2GB+ cards only really matter with 3D surround. I'm running surround right now while I swap out the "old" 27 inch 3D monitor for a 3D vision 2 monitor. I'm not having any issues whatsoever. WIth 1.5GB VRAM you have to decide between 3D OR Surround, you can't have both.

Done.

#5
Posted 10/22/2011 02:40 PM   
Well, like I was telling him, I've seen games nearly max out 1.5GB of vRAM on my 580s with ONE screen at 1080p, so I wouldn't do Surround on any card with less than 2GB of vRAM per GPU.
Well, like I was telling him, I've seen games nearly max out 1.5GB of vRAM on my 580s with ONE screen at 1080p, so I wouldn't do Surround on any card with less than 2GB of vRAM per GPU.



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#6
Posted 10/22/2011 04:17 PM   
[quote name='Rich Aemry' date='22 October 2011 - 08:40 AM' timestamp='1319294441' post='1311888']
That doesn't take more than a single 590. 2GB+ cards only really matter with 3D surround. I'm running surround right now while I swap out the "old" 27 inch 3D monitor for a 3D vision 2 monitor. I'm not having any issues whatsoever. WIth 1.5GB VRAM you have to decide between 3D OR Surround, you can't have both.
[/quote]

Not to be a ****, but I just ran a test just to check and see. This is with DOF off, 4x MSAA in Metro2033, Very High 1080p (single screen). I circled the vRAM usage:

[IMG]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/MynxNess84/Metro2033-4xMSAA-vRAMusage.jpg[/IMG]

So yeah, 1.5GB of vRAM ain't good enough for this guy I'd wager. lol Cuz as soon as you hit that vRAM Buffer max, your FPS tanks like a mofo... I'm gonna go run it again with DOF enabled, see if the vRAM usage is even HIGHER (bet it will be)

Edit:

Ran in to my vRAM limit, 2184MB:

[IMG]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/MynxNess84/Metro2033-4xMSAA-DOF-ON-vRAMusage.jpg[/IMG]

That's insane that DOF uses over 300MB more, yet it doesn't make the game look any better!

Edit 2:

Did a check with AAA instead of 4x MSAA...
AAA DOF OFF: 1108MB
AAA DOF ON: 1584MB

That's ridiculous vRAM usage for a thing that I literally can barely tell is even doing anything. Either way, DOF maxes out the vRAM on a 1536MB (1.5GB) card. Insanity!
[quote name='Rich Aemry' date='22 October 2011 - 08:40 AM' timestamp='1319294441' post='1311888']

That doesn't take more than a single 590. 2GB+ cards only really matter with 3D surround. I'm running surround right now while I swap out the "old" 27 inch 3D monitor for a 3D vision 2 monitor. I'm not having any issues whatsoever. WIth 1.5GB VRAM you have to decide between 3D OR Surround, you can't have both.





Not to be a ****, but I just ran a test just to check and see. This is with DOF off, 4x MSAA in Metro2033, Very High 1080p (single screen). I circled the vRAM usage:



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So yeah, 1.5GB of vRAM ain't good enough for this guy I'd wager. lol Cuz as soon as you hit that vRAM Buffer max, your FPS tanks like a mofo... I'm gonna go run it again with DOF enabled, see if the vRAM usage is even HIGHER (bet it will be)



Edit:



Ran in to my vRAM limit, 2184MB:



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That's insane that DOF uses over 300MB more, yet it doesn't make the game look any better!



Edit 2:



Did a check with AAA instead of 4x MSAA...

AAA DOF OFF: 1108MB

AAA DOF ON: 1584MB



That's ridiculous vRAM usage for a thing that I literally can barely tell is even doing anything. Either way, DOF maxes out the vRAM on a 1536MB (1.5GB) card. Insanity!



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#7
Posted 10/22/2011 06:17 PM   
Having the extra vram is needed for surround just ask a few members on here that have surround. I remember when Fmsam changed his setup to 3gb gtx580s for that reason.
Having the extra vram is needed for surround just ask a few members on here that have surround. I remember when Fmsam changed his setup to 3gb gtx580s for that reason.

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#8
Posted 10/22/2011 06:53 PM   
so the consensus is 2x570 2560mb? or 2x 580 3gb? lol. im gona have cash for either. lol.
so the consensus is 2x570 2560mb? or 2x 580 3gb? lol. im gona have cash for either. lol.

CPU: Intel i7 3930K @ 4.18Ghz

MOBO: Asus P9X79 Pro

RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 1600

GFX: 2x EVGA GTX780

Driver: 331.40

HD1: 2x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro in r0
HD2: 2x 2TB WD Caviar Red NAS edition in r0

PSU: Corsair HX1050

MON: 2x LG 22" LED

CPU COOLER: Noctua Slim 140mm

OS: Windows 8 Enterprise N

CASE: Silverstone TMJ10 ESA edition w/ green lighting

3Dmark11: X8219 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6722997)
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#9
Posted 10/22/2011 09:36 PM   
Both are great choices. If I were you I'd go 570s and use the money saved to get an ssd or third 570.
Both are great choices. If I were you I'd go 570s and use the money saved to get an ssd or third 570.



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#10
Posted 10/22/2011 09:53 PM   
whats the link to ur ram on newegg badger? if you really think 8 is good then i trust ur judgement lol...plus it'd save like $100...= another ssd or somethin lol. thnx.
whats the link to ur ram on newegg badger? if you really think 8 is good then i trust ur judgement lol...plus it'd save like $100...= another ssd or somethin lol. thnx.

CPU: Intel i7 3930K @ 4.18Ghz

MOBO: Asus P9X79 Pro

RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 1600

GFX: 2x EVGA GTX780

Driver: 331.40

HD1: 2x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro in r0
HD2: 2x 2TB WD Caviar Red NAS edition in r0

PSU: Corsair HX1050

MON: 2x LG 22" LED

CPU COOLER: Noctua Slim 140mm

OS: Windows 8 Enterprise N

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#11
Posted 10/22/2011 11:47 PM   
And the CPU ? 2500K ?
And the CPU ? 2500K ?

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#12
Posted 10/23/2011 12:13 AM   
cpu's a 2600k.
cpu's a 2600k.

CPU: Intel i7 3930K @ 4.18Ghz

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RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 1600

GFX: 2x EVGA GTX780

Driver: 331.40

HD1: 2x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro in r0
HD2: 2x 2TB WD Caviar Red NAS edition in r0

PSU: Corsair HX1050

MON: 2x LG 22" LED

CPU COOLER: Noctua Slim 140mm

OS: Windows 8 Enterprise N

CASE: Silverstone TMJ10 ESA edition w/ green lighting

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#13
Posted 10/23/2011 12:14 AM   
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='22 October 2011 - 01:17 PM' timestamp='1319307473' post='1311968']
Not to be a ****, but I just ran a test just to check and see. This is with DOF off, 4x MSAA in Metro2033, Very High 1080p (single screen). I circled the vRAM usage:

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/MynxNess84/Metro2033-4xMSAA-vRAMusage.jpg[/img]

So yeah, 1.5GB of vRAM ain't good enough for this guy I'd wager. lol Cuz as soon as you hit that vRAM Buffer max, your FPS tanks like a mofo... I'm gonna go run it again with DOF enabled, see if the vRAM usage is even HIGHER (bet it will be)

Edit:

Ran in to my vRAM limit, 2184MB:

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/MynxNess84/Metro2033-4xMSAA-DOF-ON-vRAMusage.jpg[/img]

That's insane that DOF uses over 300MB more, yet it doesn't make the game look any better!

Edit 2:

Did a check with AAA instead of 4x MSAA...
AAA DOF OFF: 1108MB
AAA DOF ON: 1584MB

That's ridiculous vRAM usage for a thing that I literally can barely tell is even doing anything. Either way, DOF maxes out the vRAM on a 1536MB (1.5GB) card. Insanity!
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I'm not having a single running surround when I drop down to a single 590. There a a few games like LOTRO with known VRAM leaks, but even in Rift (huge VRAM leak) not a single issue with surround. VRAM i# much like system RAM, you use more the more you have.
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='22 October 2011 - 01:17 PM' timestamp='1319307473' post='1311968']

Not to be a ****, but I just ran a test just to check and see. This is with DOF off, 4x MSAA in Metro2033, Very High 1080p (single screen). I circled the vRAM usage:



Image



So yeah, 1.5GB of vRAM ain't good enough for this guy I'd wager. lol Cuz as soon as you hit that vRAM Buffer max, your FPS tanks like a mofo... I'm gonna go run it again with DOF enabled, see if the vRAM usage is even HIGHER (bet it will be)



Edit:



Ran in to my vRAM limit, 2184MB:



Image



That's insane that DOF uses over 300MB more, yet it doesn't make the game look any better!



Edit 2:



Did a check with AAA instead of 4x MSAA...

AAA DOF OFF: 1108MB

AAA DOF ON: 1584MB



That's ridiculous vRAM usage for a thing that I literally can barely tell is even doing anything. Either way, DOF maxes out the vRAM on a 1536MB (1.5GB) card. Insanity!



I'm not having a single running surround when I drop down to a single 590. There a a few games like LOTRO with known VRAM leaks, but even in Rift (huge VRAM leak) not a single issue with surround. VRAM i# much like system RAM, you use more the more you have.

Done.

#14
Posted 10/23/2011 04:26 AM   
[quote name='Rich Aemry' date='22 October 2011 - 10:26 PM' timestamp='1319343995' post='1312186']
I'm not having a single running surround when I drop down to a single 590. There a a few games like LOTRO with known VRAM leaks, but even in Rift (huge VRAM leak) not a single issue with surround. VRAM i# much like system RAM, you use more the more you have.
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Define "no problems". IMO anything below 45FPS in Metro2033 is borderline unplayable, at least for me. I've seen a 590 running Surround Metro2033 before, and it stayed around 30FPS, which to me is unacceptable... and vRAM is not "The more you use the more you have" when you run out, your FPS rate will tank. That's not a guess, that's a fact that's been proven time and time again by benchmarking sites. /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Just sayin'.

Also, are you playing with 4xMSAA or not? Did you run the benchmark? I'd like to see your results from it if you would be so kind as to post it.

And to White: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231435 The RAM Fan makes it cost a tiny bit more.
[quote name='Rich Aemry' date='22 October 2011 - 10:26 PM' timestamp='1319343995' post='1312186']

I'm not having a single running surround when I drop down to a single 590. There a a few games like LOTRO with known VRAM leaks, but even in Rift (huge VRAM leak) not a single issue with surround. VRAM i# much like system RAM, you use more the more you have.





Define "no problems". IMO anything below 45FPS in Metro2033 is borderline unplayable, at least for me. I've seen a 590 running Surround Metro2033 before, and it stayed around 30FPS, which to me is unacceptable... and vRAM is not "The more you use the more you have" when you run out, your FPS rate will tank. That's not a guess, that's a fact that's been proven time and time again by benchmarking sites. /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Just sayin'.



Also, are you playing with 4xMSAA or not? Did you run the benchmark? I'd like to see your results from it if you would be so kind as to post it.



And to White: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231435 The RAM Fan makes it cost a tiny bit more.



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#15
Posted 10/23/2011 04:50 AM   
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