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Old 02-28-2007, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Final Setup before I buy, opinions ?

Looking for thoughts, oppinions, suggestions, changes, criticism etc. Will be buying parts soon.
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-(1) SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply
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-(1) G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
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-(1) EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
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And is the 550W psu enouph for the system with 8800GTX ?
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It's plenty of enough power and it's a solid build. I still don't like the 680i board at all and your ram may be overkill but still, a little expensive but good solid build.

I prefer this PSU over any around the price...4 20 amp rails for 10 bucks less.

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Unless something very unusual occurs I plan on sticking with my PSU, other then the Watts if I need more power or w.e.

And whats wrong with the 680i board I've chosen, and if so suggest something else in it place that will work well with my selected parts ?

As well what ram do you suggest in place of what I have chosen ?
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The 680i is said to have a few bugs, but I'm not sure how much has been worked out since its release. I've heard both success and horror stories so it's kind of up to you. If you don't need SLI, the P5B Deluxe is another viable option.
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The P5B-Deluxe seems to have alot of problems to, so I dunno...
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Not nearly as many as the 680i. Most of the P5B ones are with memory and stuff. I still would rather go with another board. Theres are lots of good ones.
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They still havent gotten that 680i figured out yet!!.

But anyway that is a good build IMO.
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It's a good build except for the 680i IMO. If you can get it working though yay!
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In my opinion if you want to go SLI, take a 680i board. If not, take a 965P/975X board.

I'd take the Seasonic over the Mushkin, I think Mushkin are alright but the Seasonics are really quiet and 4x18A is more than enough amperage.
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Agreed. You can't beat Seasonic or Corsair (which is made by Seasonic) when it comes to quiet, quality psu's.
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