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Old 03-13-2010, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I've been reading these forums for quite awhile now and I think it's time to build a computer of my own. I've been researching for quite awhile and I have my configuration ready for critique.

Core i5-750
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer with NF200 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX
CORSAIR 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
2 x Radeon 5770

I have one question about the HAF 932, is it going to be uncomfortably loud?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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What's your budget?
I would get a ATI 5850 and buy a second one later. If you buy two 5770 now you are limiting future upgrades.
If you want to do crossfire you should get the P7P55D PRO since it runs at 8x 8x when running two cards and the one you've posted runs at 16x and 4x.
What's your budget? Are you going to buy from newegg?
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1900 is my budget and yes i'm gonna buy from newegg.
Do you think it would be better to wait for nvidia's new card or get a 5850?
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1900 is my budget and yes i am buying fro newegg.
Do you guys think it would be better to wait for the new nvidia card or just get an 5850?



I might have posted this twice, oops.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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^ no, that mobo he listed supports xfire and sli at full x16 bandwidth for both cards and triple sli and crossfire at x16/x8/x8.

anyway, i do agree that you shouldn't start this new build with 2 5770s. you can get a 5850 for the price of those 2 cards and doing so will allow you to add a second 5850 which will be a much faster setup.

the psu is also overkill, a corsair 750w would be enough.
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Ops... my bad. I was thinking the regular P7P55D.
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You should try to squeeze something like this into your budget
Newegg.com - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
and a fan
Newegg.com - Antec 761345-75120-9 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans
plus some paste
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
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Is the $1900 for the tower only? Or will you also need a monitor, OS, etc?

In any case, thats a pretty nice budget and you should be fitting an i7 cpu in there.
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