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Old 03-25-2009, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey this is my first post on the forums and I was wondering if I could get some feedback on this setup. (Also my first build)
i7 920
Vista Premium
XfX 9800gtx+
OCZ 6gb DDR3 1600 (12800)
MSI x58 Pro LGA1366
Monitor - I-inc 25" 2ms HDMI/VGA 1080p
Corsair cmpsu 750w Power supply
NZXT Tempest Tower
Seagate 250gb 32mb cache hard drive
LG cd/dvd burner/ROM drive

It would be great if I could get some advice and different opinions on what to do with this setup....Thanks!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not bad. That 9800 GTX+ is the weak link, though. You can do better for the money.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback. What sorta upgrade do you suggest for the same money?
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ati 4850 512mb

If you play at higher resolutions you can go with the 1gb for around 40 more

Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-YDDC Radeon HD 4850 XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

149 with a 20 mir so total = 129
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I'm not an expert on video cards.....but I did look at the specs for the 9800gtx+ and the radeon 4850. Just at a quick glance it looks like the 9800gtx+ runs better (higher Mhz) than the radeon. I know it is all matter of opinion too when it comes to things like this but what makes the radeon 4850 a better card....just curious?
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MHz do not matter when you are comparing different chips. Intel/AMD should have taught the world that.

ATI and Nvidia cards do the same thing, but they are very different. That's why I linked the GFX card rankings... it compares actual performance, not just raw specs.
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ok.....That makes sense I will look into the Radeon 4850 or 4870 cards.....I appreciate the advice!!!
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Again...Feel free to add more suggestions regarding this setup
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That Corsair 750 is a little overkill. You could settle for 650:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
It's the same price as the 550vx for some reason.

But if you plan on doing Crossfire later on, then keep the 750.
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Yeah...I'm not sure what I want to do with the power supply yet....I could go with the 650 and save a little green ......One question that I ran into when I was researching was this....The MSI mobo has a memory standard of 1333 and the OCZ 6g of RAM that I was gonna get for it is 1600. Is that gonna be a problem?
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