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#1 Commander Gman

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

I'm in the process of building a new computer in replace for my old one (shown in my sig). All of the parts i have except for the graphics card is probably at least more than 2 years old already. I currently have a MSI X79-GD65 (8D) (LGA 2011) motherboard, 1TB SATA, 500GB SATA 2 and will also get 2x 4GB Kingston DDR3 1333 Ram (will get more in the future).

MSI X79-GD65 (8D) motherboard specs

I've read reports that Intel Ivy Bridge - E is to be compatible with Socket LGA 2011 which is to be released in Q4 of 2012, so I would wait for it.

As for the PSU and the ATX casing, it would be my first time to upgrade these components so I am not certain with which would perfectly fit my system. Aside from having to check for dimensions and form factor, what else would I need to look for in choosing?

Looking at the price range of Antec Three Hundred to Antec Nine Hundred II for the ATX casing.

Not necessarily going to buy too numerous high-end parts for a super gaming rig. Just enough for me to last more or less 4 years without having to upgrade the motherboard.

Also I'm not planning to go 3-way Nvidia SLI as well.
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Edited by Commander Gman, 29 April 2012 - 02:09 AM.

Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

For gaming purposes, you don't need a socket 2011 processor because you will be still getting roughly the same performance in games as a i5-2500. You would want to spend more the GPU then the CPU since more games are GPU bound.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Good point. Though it will be my all-purpose desktop pc, I may also use it for video editing, video conversion (from Fraps game replays), rendering, multi-tasking, etc. On the other hand, I also run some PCSX2 emulation (though still in development) which I opt to maximize its performance.


Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Good point. Though it will be my all-purpose desktop pc, I may also use it for video editing, video conversion (from Fraps game replays), rendering, multi-tasking, etc. On the other hand, I also run some PCSX2 emulation (though still in development) which I opt to maximize its performance.

Then if that's the case, then the 2011 processor would be handy in those tasks.

Edited by killerx525, 28 April 2012 - 08:15 PM.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:38 AM

Well, my motherboard, being way ahead of its time, only supports socket LGA 2011 processors and reading from the manual, I pretty much have limited choices...designed for the extreme edition for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge. Although only time will tell, do you think LGA 2011 would obsolete say, LGA 1155 in the near future?

Edited by Commander Gman, 30 April 2012 - 05:51 AM.

Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

The LGA 2011 isn't a mainstream part so we can only speculate. That platform and its CPU's cater almost solely to the enthusiast market. I would hope Intel does what it did to the older LGA 1366 parts. They keep them around after something better has come along, slowly phasing them out. But LGA 2011 occupies a very niche segment.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:02 AM

From what i have read, after 1155, there will be a 1150 socket.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:53 AM

Interesting. Hopefully the newer processors are in line with it. I doubt Intel would look away with the new socket too soon. Posted Image

After a bit of researching, I'm having a dilemma over how much wattage I would consume in the future. Although I've used various power supply calculators from websites, I can't say for sure if the figures would be accurate. There maybe factors in choosing the right PSU that I still don't know other than looking at the +12v rail for a higher values. If i plan lets say, 2-way SLI I would need to have not less than 34 Amps on the +12v rail(s) combined.


Motherboard - X79GD65(8D) (Standard ATX Form Factor)
Processor - Intel Ivy Bridge - E (LGA 2011)
RAM - 8x 4GB DDR3 RAM (Hypothetical, in case I need more RAM in the future.)
Graphics Card - 2x Nvidia GT 440 (for 2-way SLI)
Storage - 500GB SATA II & 1TB SATA III
ATX Case - Going for either an Antec Nine Hundred II or an Antec Twelve Hundred (Would like to try a Full-tower atx for reduced clutter inside, as I had trouble wherein the wiring would block the case fan, causing to overheat).
Monitors - Dual Screen set-up (both LCDs), one plugged in to DVI and another to HDMI

Fans - These cases sport too many fans...(3-4 at least)


Any suggestions or ideas on how much power would I be consuming and would then need? Considering that my system is at least on 80% load. Also, any idea on what the +3.3V rail and the +5v rail are used for?

Edited by Commander Gman, 01 May 2012 - 10:31 AM.

Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3





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