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Old 01-10-2009, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Instead of the expensive noctua heatsink, you could do what I've done - bought a xigmatek S1283 (or alternative, cheaper cooler) + noctua fan, works a charm.
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Will that work on the X58 (socket 1366) motherboards?
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looks good but you might want to get the GTX 260 core 216 instead of the 4870 depending the res you play at. also a good case would be the antec twelve hundred or nine hundred.
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cheaper and faster
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get the gtx260 core 216 instead
the 640gb hdd is slightly faster then the 500gb version
small flaw with that board is that it only has 4 memory slots in comparison to the usual 6 but it won't matter as your not sing it for cad right?
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I know the nvidia card is better, but we're tight for cash. If we could slice 100$ off the rest of the parts, I would definitely go for the Nvidia one.

How many watts should the PSU be? (and is PC power and cooling a good company?)

Mid or Full case?
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If your tight for cash why are you gettin I7 I would get a Q9450 and a 780 board spending the extra money on graphics as a gaming maching.

I prefer full tower you fit more stuff in, easier to work with aswell. I will probably keep my lian li full tower for the rest of my life maybe with some modding down the road but the same basic case. The antec 900 is a good case if your incdecisive and tight on budget personally can't stand the over flashy gaming cases.
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So i7 isn't a huge upgrade over the Core 2 Duo for gaming? It certainly would save money to get one of those and a lga 775 mobo.
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Will that work on the X58 (socket 1366) motherboards?
you have to buy a bracket for it:

XIGMATEK

but good luck finding it in the states
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is a good graphics card more important than a good processor for a gaming pc?
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