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Old 01-25-2009, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP WITH final decisions on my custom build PC

okay.. so these are the final decisions on my new computer but please have some suggestions and somethings that i might need to change..?


Case: Antec 1200 or the Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package

Graphics: Gigabyte 1GB GTX280, .. should i change this to one of the ATI cards that are around the same price..?

Ram: 3GB or 4GB..?? Kingston DDR3 or DDR2

Hard Drive: Seagate 320GB 16MB SATA

CPU: Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz

Motherboard: One of the Intel x58,... can this support SLI for the GTX 280..?

Power Supply: ??? still not sure about how much power i'll need, so this will be when everything else is decided..


Which ones should i get..? which ones shouldn't i get..?

Please everyone help me with my decision
Much appreciated!!

oh yeah.. don't worry about my budget but if you're making changes please make them around the same price
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Final decisions on my custom build PC

If you're doing an i7 build, stick with 3gb or 6gb, since you want to buy your RAM in triple channel kits. Here's a great 6gb set on sale.

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

As for a mobo, grab this one, it'll support up to 3-way SLI.:

Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And this PSU:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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what if i just want 2 gtx 280's to sli will that still work.. or does it have to be 3..?

oh and also with that cpu and mobo will that give me the most overclocking potential..?
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EVGA is one of the best boards for OC'ing, the 920 is awesome no matter what.

That mobo can do either 2 or 3-way SLI.
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