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I’m really excited my new mobo (motherboard) EVGA X58 Classified and Intel Core i7 Processor just arrived! My old computer is now seriously getting out dated. My current computer was my first custom build computer, it has served me very well over the years. But it is now maxed out. I can’t speed it up or add anymore to it, and its really starting to lag behind. So now the time has come to build a new mean machine. I’ve been doing a lot of research and planning for this new computer for awhile now. I finally saved up enough to start buying parts and putting it all together. This is not a gaming computer, its over kill for games. I’m designing something that can handle high-level CGI graphics and HD video production. I know it may not look like it at the moment with my lack of updates, but I am getting more serious with my artwork. One of the main problems was not having the proper tools for the job. This will give me the ability to do what I really want to do much faster and a lot better.

The EVGA X58 Classified is not your average board. It can hold three Nvidia GTX 285 cards for graphics rendering and one GT8900 just for physics processing, or two Nvidia GTX 295, which is like having 4 graphics cards on one board. That really is incredible! If I ran this board at its full over-clocked potential I would have to literally cool the CPU with LN2 (liquid nitrogen) or it will melt and possibly catch fire. Now that’s what I’m talking about, some serious firepower! But don’t worry, I wont push it to that point... yet. ;) I could go on and on about this board, but this ComputerTV review on youtube video did a fantastic job explaining all the features on this board. I really can't say more about it, except I love the brand new circuit board smell. :D



Anyway, I’m very excited about this computer build. This is the biggest, baddest machine I've attempted to build and I do have big plans for it. I hope to have it up and running by the end of this month.

Also don’t buy this board if you are just going to use it for gaming. Like I said before its over kill for games. If you want to make an awesome gaming computer I would recommend this board Asus Rampage II GENE, which was my second choice. Computer TV review. It was also rated as one of the best motherboards of 2009. Its cheaper, more practical and honestly its still over kill for gaming. :lol:
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goodbrush Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
good job on the revised version of chapter one, it really helps the story.
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PaperJack93 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't reccommend to buy NVIDIA graphics cards.

Right now, the best graphic cards to get would be ATI's 5850, 5870, or 5970 if you can find them.

Nvidia's offerings match, sometimes outperform, and are sometimes worse than their ATI equivalents, but they draw significantly more power, cost a lot more, and run a lot hotter.
Their performance may get better with newer drivers but I'd wait for the next offerings from ATI/Nvidia.
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Dre-Artwork Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that’s a matter of opinion really. Some love ATI, others love Nvidia. I personally like Nvidia. I have had great luck with Nvidia cards and not so much luck with ATI. I’m not saying ATI is bad or anything. They do make great graphic cards and you are right those cards are in some ways faster. But my mobo has Nvidia chipsets specifically designed to work with Nvidia cards. I am not sure how well those ATI cards will work on this mobo and only certain graphic cards will work in triple SLI. I’m still crunching numbers to see which graphic card will give maximum performance. Right now I’m eyeing the EVGA GeForce GTX 285, 2GB version. That in triple SLI with a 9800GT for PhysX should be the fastest, most powerful SLI configuration. But will also cost me about $1200 just for those graphic cards. So I think I’ll start with just one card (maybe 2) for now and work my way up from there. I’m not rich… but I do admit I am crazy! :lol:
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insane--machine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I have X58 Sli, non classified. Almost the same board. My experience has been that I didn't need SLI for gaming, even at 1920x1080. I can run full settings on a Geforce GTX260 Core 216. Although I would consider a higher powered single card than that.

My core i7 920 runs a bit hot. 48-53C at idle, and under full load it jumps up to 88-89C(hotter if I stress video card as well). Stock cooling, but keep that in mind before you stick more heat producers, cough SLI cough. My voltage regulators on the motherboard get at least that hot as well. So think about nice cooling too. Also heavily consider one of higher end SSD from OCZ, or one of the intel SSD. Incredibly fast. That said, congrats on the new build, I'm sure the performance will blow you away.
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Dre-Artwork Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow sounds like you have a very nice machine! Thank you for sharing your experience with the core i7 920, I was wondering how hot they get, Yikes! Looks like I’ll invest in a Corsair hydro CPU Cooler, I’ve heard they work very well. I am also getting the CoolerMaster HAF 932 tower case. It’s a big mean looking case with High Air Flow that should hopefully keep my computer parts cool. I am very interested in SSD, they are crazy fast, but also very expensive. :)
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engelszorn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
I didn't even know there were these kinds of motherboards, yikes!
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Honoel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OMG! how much did that baby cost you?! You should do a video of your build or a journal.
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Dre-Artwork Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I got it for about $400 Canadian. It was on sale actually and the price just jumped back up to $500 at TigerDirect.ca where I bought it. It still can be found at NCIX.com for $400 and a few other places if one looks around.

I will definitely make a journal on the progress of this build. I am thinking of making a video of it, but I'm not sure yet. I might just for the fun of it. :)
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chocolate-rebel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
count me in for the curious, please do make a journal! :D
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Silverwolfpacora Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the kind of thing they use to power rocket ships lol dude nice that thing is a freaking beast. Prepare to see games in HDHDHD
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Dre-Artwork Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I cant wait to play Fallout 3 on this monster! :D
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Silverwolfpacora Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude not just Fallout but like Mass Effect and Dragon Age. Lol you'll go blind from the HD value.
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Castsythe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
i hope it serves you well... that is powerful processor... prepare to kiss lag goodbye for good...
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J-2-the-Rad Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
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