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Old 11-29-2010, 04:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Haha or just one 580, two 5770's, one 5870, two 6850's, one 6870, four 5750's, four 9800GTX+'s, ... or better yet, fifteen 580's
15 GTX 295's
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You mean for the GPU? I just got one of these ones. Though like I said, I ordered everything on that list except the RAM and cooling fan, so it's a bit late to go pick something else now >>
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nice, but you could do better for the price. I wonder how well a GTS 450 tri-sli would perform?
Not to say that it's not a good card. It's just that the GTX 470 isn't a big enough performance increase from the 460, imo. Especially if that 460 is overclocked.

Newegg still has plenty of RAM on sale, ya know. you're not necessarily tethered to a specific model. And the fan offers even greater flexibility. Try these alternatives:
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G
or really, RAM: Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,6GB (3 x 2GB),Triple Channel Kit,DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Any 200mm fan will fit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NG&PageSize=20
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That RAM came back in stock so I got it. Lucky me.
I'm not interested in overclocking or that SLI thing -- this is my first time, and I don't want to do anything too complicated.
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It's not that complicated!

I tread on thin ice here... the last person I "helped" ended up being incredibly frustrated as a result of ridiculous complications. But then I didn't know exactly what I was talking about, while I do know for a fact from first-hand experience that overclocking is easy, even for a noob. Trust me. It's waay easy. It's easy to the point where it's almost not worth NOT overclocking, even if only slightly. I suggest you be a little more open-minded about it.
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You know if I had the cash, I would not build my own machine, but find one on, like, Craigslist that someone is trying to unload. I came across a machine on Craigslist that I wanted to check out really bad, but I didn't have the cash. It was a BEAST. It had an i7 960 Intel chip, 1200 watt Corsair psu, Crossfired 5870's, etc., etc.,... I priced out the build and it cost him about 3500. He wanted 1500 for it. You could get more than that just parting the sucker out, but I had other plans for that thing....
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It's not that complicated!

I tread on thin ice here... the last person I "helped" ended up being incredibly frustrated as a result of ridiculous complications. But then I didn't know exactly what I was talking about, while I do know for a fact from first-hand experience that overclocking is easy, even for a noob. Trust me. It's waay easy. It's easy to the point where it's almost not worth NOT overclocking, even if only slightly. I suggest you be a little more open-minded about it.
I'm willing to try overclocking, I suppose, but I'd like to get the computer built and working first before trying anything else that I haven't done :P
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That's fine, but remember this if you want to upgrade, as it's easy and free.
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5970 is $470 with rebates.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Probably a slightly better bang for your buck than two 460s and more powerful.
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I've got everything sitting in boxes in my dining room...I'll have to take a picture soon. Though I realized I still need to buy the little things like screws (I suppose? I was reading a few tutorials and they mentioned them) and zip ties.
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