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Old 11-06-2008, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The person wanted the possability of SLI for the future and i am not sure if the board i picked is good for SLI

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iStarUSA Nitro Ax S-10000B Black Aluminum Front panel / 1.0mm SECC/SGCC chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM

EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B - Retail

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI

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Subtotal: $1,078.91
Grand Total: $1,127.45

I would like to also drop the price to not go above 1100

Considering droping the HDD to something a bit lower.
I would also like to change the case but i dont know if a mid tower can fit two of the cards
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That board does not even support SLI.. Crossfire Only
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Get a 4870 1 GB, instead. ;D
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whats a SLI board i can use thats not too expensive?
Changed the build to ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI motherboard

Its only going to be on a 19inch monitor so don't think it would need the 1gig 4870.
Hows the porformance difference between the two on a small screen?

Ive heard 4870 only really beats it on a bigger monator and thats the 1gig.

Do you guys know of a better full size case, or should I just go with a decent midsized? I don't know how big the video card is if you can SLI it in a midsized tower
and 260 core 216 SLI is better than the ati x2 right?


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Ok, you got me there, the GTX performs better on smaller moniters, but if you ever get a HDTV...
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most are just like 1680x1050 anyway. unless u spend a fair bit of cash on it. just go with either the 4870 512mb or core 216 (whichever is cheaper) so i rec 4870. for the mobo the 750i is prob the best chioce. but i would rec. since he is not going to overclock it shouldnt matter too much. good chioce on the ram too!
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What about the case

my issue is that he wants the opportunity to SLI in the future if needed. I do not know the size of the 260 216 core. Do you guys know a good midsized case or do i have to stick with a large one in order to SLI this card?

Also is there any other suggestion for parts?
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CM690, very cool case, and is big.
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i can fit 2 gtx 280s in my centurion 5 case. and its a mid tower. yes, the 260 will fit in a mid, so will another one. a full tower is always a good idea, if you can afford a decent one and have the space.
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