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Old 09-27-2009, 02:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First time putting together pc, looking for opinions

Hi everyone I'm attempting to build my first computer which will be a gaming rig.
I need some opinions on the components I'm looking at buying, I'll be trying to keep my budget >2000$ but I can handle going over.

XCLIO A380BK ATX full tower - XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI LGA 1366 x58 - EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
i7 920 cpu
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 triple channel
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power Supply - Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply - Power Supplies
Seagate Barracuda 750gb 7200RPM hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
GTX 280 vid card (not sure if i wanna go sli or not) - Recertified: EVGA 01G-P3-1280-RX GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

any help would be great

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Old 09-27-2009, 02:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice setup all around.

Take a look at this PSU: - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
cheaper after MIR and better.

I would not worry about going sli right now as new cards are comming out. If you want wait 3 months and add a second card when they are a bit cheaper.

Also look at the gtx285 or ATI 5870 for maximum single card power.

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Old 09-27-2009, 07:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've noticed that you have items from and

Are you in Canada? Is that $2000 Canadian dollars?

I think that after the first $1000 the performance gain isn't as significant, and even less so past $2000, so i don't really see a need to go past $2000. It makes more sense to keep your budget more compact and maybe upgrade every year or so.
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