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Old 07-17-2008, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is the list of hardware:


Gigabyte DS3R
2g Kingston Hyperx 1066 memory
9800 GTX G92 (not sure if I should get a 9800gx2 instead)
ABS tagan BZ 900w psu
Q6600 to overclock to 3.6Ghz
Tuniq tower cpu cooler
320g hdd
case, rom drive etc.

Total: $1,200


Now there is another option to consider.. getting a 780i SLI mobo and SLIing 2 9800gtx G92s, or would 2 8800 512 GT SLI better
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recommend single video card solution

I would get something like this
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX260/HTDP/896M GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

It cost $269.99 after MIR
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forget 780i, unless your going sli which i dont rec. instead get a single 4870 by ati, its about as good as a 9800gx2, but is a single gpu configuration (more reliable).

the mobo is great, swap the ram the a gskill ddr800 set (NQ) or ocz reaper X and make it a 4gb set.
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okay, i added some Gskill ddr2 800 instead.

could Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies power a GTX 280?
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the DFI p35-t2rs is a great board no doubt. im running at 450fsb with ease.. now that q6600 might not be able to hit 450x9 but just so you know the board can easily handle it. its also got great features, but its like $20 more than the ds3r. also i agree get the 4gb.
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i'm running a dfi dk p35 and its super nice. but yeah, the ds3r is nice for the price.
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