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Old 01-20-2009, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone just wanted to get some other thoughts on this set up :





Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM



Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM



EVGA 512-P3-N975-AR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Koutech IO-RCM620 USB 2.0 3.5"/5.25" Card Reader

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5


GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550



Thermaltake SpinQ Performance Series cooler with ultra-lightweight aluminum and six heatpipes CL-P0466 CPU Cooler


XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case
XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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Total cost 1175 Shipped to my door . Any advise/ changes would be appreciated. thanks
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I wouldn't' get a raptor, the 1tb drive would be nearly as fast.

You would be better off getting a Sunbeam Core Contact, it is currently the best air cooler. It also comes with Tx-2 which is the best thermal paste so you don't need as5.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

The psu you picked is good but I would get a Corsair 650tx instead because of it's single 12v rail. The corsair also has a $30 mir.

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

A Hd 4850 is faster than a 9800gt and is well worth the price increase. Also you would have the option to add a second 4850 in the future becase your motherboard supports crossfire.

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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^^ that is a freakin sweet setup for that price! i would grab that now if you're lookin to drop $1200
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Welcome to Tech Forums.

I wouldn't' get a raptor, the 1tb drive would be nearly as fast.

You would be better off getting a Sunbeam Core Contact, it is currently the best air cooler. It also comes with Tx-2 which is the best thermal paste so you don't need as5.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

The psu you picked is good but I would get a Corsair 650tx instead because of it's single 12v rail. The corsair also has a $30 mir.

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

A Hd 4850 is faster than a 9800gt and is well worth the price increase. Also you would have the option to add a second 4850 in the future becase your motherboard supports crossfire.

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
why do you recommend less 12v rails? i thought the more 12v rails the better (other factors aside)... ?

no need to reply, i did my research and now understand the multiple rail myth!
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why do you recommend less 12v rails? i thought the more 12v rails the better (other factors aside)... ?

no need to reply, i did my research and now understand the multiple rail myth!
Lol, more is normally better - except in a few cases.
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