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Old 02-18-2008, 04:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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well considering he's buying a prebuilt.. maybe you can eliminate overclocking...

and playing a game that doesnt use Multi Gpu, the 8800gt will take on the 3870... and 8800gt sli is better than 3870 crossfire anyway...
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DEFINATELY XP for gaming no doubt about it, check this:http://www.techist.com/forums/f9/why...ailure-165560/

It really doesn't matter XP or Vista but i recommend vista, direct x10 and improved visuals.
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and 8800gt sli is better than 3870 crossfire anyway...
lulwut

but I'd say go with crucial ram, not corsair. Can OC further, and has nice LEDS (lol)
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Definately build one yourself... And yes, as you said, Intel Extreme CPUs are highly overpriced ripoffs, IMO.
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Definately build one yourself... And yes, as you said, Intel Extreme CPUs are highly overpriced ripoffs, IMO.
yes they are for the price of a qx6850 you could get a q6600 and phase change :0
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Oh and the power supply is overkill.
If you get phase it is reccomended you run it off a separate power supply.

There are better quality Kilo Watt + power supplies in comparision to Tagan.
Like PC Power and Cooling, Super Micro and Ultra X3.
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There are better quality Kilo Watt + power supplies in comparision to Tagan.
Like PC Power and Cooling, Super Micro and Ultra X3.
What about something like this: Thermaltake W0131RU ToughPower 850 Watts- NVIDIA GTX 8800 Certified. Or is there something better/cheaper you would recommend?
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - HIPER HPU-4M880 ATX12V / EPS12V 880W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CSA - Retail
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This is a better power supply than either the Hiper or toughpower.
Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE OP850 ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V 850W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, cUL, TUV, FCC - Retail
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the hiper is more efficiant and has more amps
the silverstone just has more connecters
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