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Old 03-13-2008, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since its my first build I am kind of worried, but here it goes.
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Corsair 520hx
2x EVGA 9600GTs 512mb
G. Skill 2x2mb RAM
Seagate 7200.11 500gb HDD
LiteOn optical drive
Artic Cooling freezer 7 heatsink

Then I am thinking about grabbing the 500$ 780i + q6700.
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Don't go SLI. Grab a single card, and then upgrade to a better card when it comes out.

The only justification for SLI is that the cards are cheap... but even then a single, more powerful card will outperform.

The only other suggestion would be to go with a TRUE instead of the freezer.
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Better psu for less
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Really? So what card would you suggest. That would kind of be around the same price?
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I see you got an aftermarket heat sink, do you plan do OC your cpu?
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I see you got an aftermarket heat sink, do you plan do OC your cpu?
I don't really know much about overclocking, but I might once I figure out how to do it lol.
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Update your list with the new power supply. else you may forget.
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Really? So what card would you suggest. That would kind of be around the same price?
8800 GTS (G90) 512 MB is a great card right now, performance is nearly the same as a GTX and yet the card is only ~250
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8800 GTS (G90) 512 MB is a great card right now, performance is nearly the same as a GTX and yet the card is only ~250

I have this card and it performs beautifully. I got it when it was $300, its down to nearly $250 now, arguably the best price/performance card out
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