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Old 02-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Oreo... thanks for the input and I am most definitely getting 6 GB of RAM. The gaming mouse was just something that came with the original prebuild I had. When I look at mouses though, I will definitely give some consideration to your suggestion :-D Thanks!
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u can make a killer system for less than 1500$

get a ati 4870x2 will br enough to play crisis maxed out on a 1900 resoulution and if you want to go big just crossfire 2
or sli gtx 280

9800's are not as powerful as most of the newer cards out now and theres no need for tri sli

and 12 gigs is way overkill, all you need is 3 but 6gb to be safe
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^ It's actually better to get a GTX 295 instead of a 4870x2. They cost cost almost same and you get a lot more performance.
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I'm probably going to go with dual gtx285's. My question is, would it be ok to get one EVGA GTX 285 and one XFX GTX 285, or would there be compatibility issues? Please let me know! Thanks!
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Should be Ok, i think. But i would reccomend going for two of the same make, peace of mind.

I think with crossfire you can use 2 entirely different cards e.g. 4870 and 4850, with nvidia they both have to be the same card e.g. GTX285 and GTX285. I'm not positive on this though, been a while since i kept up with the latest PC tech stuff you'll have to wait for someone to confirm this.
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And what do you guys think of this PSU? It has 6 12V+ rails and it has gotten very good ratings... please let me know, thanks!

Newegg.com - KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Yea, you can run different brands of cards in SLI. But if the one has lower clock speeds than the other, it will automaticly go with the lowest.

Eh, I wouldn't get that psu. That brand is on the avoid list on our power supply guide. It's better to have a single 12v rail than 6 of them. Plus, it's a little overkill. This one would do just fine:
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Ok... so Here is my final build!!

ASUS P6T Deluxe - $292 ~ Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

EVGA GTX 285 - $355 (x2?) ~ Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Antec 1200 Case - $202 ~ Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

i7 920 2.67 GHz Processor - $275 ~ Brand New Intel i7 920 Box Core Procesor Retail w Fan - eBay (item 150326788363 end time Feb-20-09 16:19:51 PST)

WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache - $120 (x2?) ~ Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 3.5" (Western Digital WD1001FALS) : Lagoom.com

6GB Kingston HyperX PC16000 DDR3/2000MHz RAM - $246 ~ Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Thermaltake ToughPower 850W PSU - $200 ~ Newegg.com - Thermaltake Toughpower W0172RU 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

LG GGC-H20L BLU-RAY/HD-DVD Reader - $107 ~ LG GGC-H20L BLU-RAY+HD DVD+LIGHTSCRIBE+16X DVDĪRW SATA - eBay (item 260358654457 end time Feb-17-09 20:00:00 PST)

Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) - $100 ~ Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - $52 ~ Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks


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The P6T Deluxe doesn't support DDR3 2000. So you should get this instead:
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
It will probably default the ram to 1333 speeds anyways.
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I'm here!

Sorry, I just troll the forums and respond to threads that mention water cooling in the title. Don't have time to read every thread...

For future reference, put it in the title, or pm me to get a fast reply. I'm almost always online and will help over aim/msn/skype.

Any questions? I don't really feel like reading through this whole thread, but yes Asetek water cooling is some of the worst around.
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