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Old 05-03-2010, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't get that ram, you won't need 12Gb. The OCZ Gold 6Gb 1600Mhz set is the usual recommended set here.

For your gfx card, a 5850 should be good enough. If you want to spend a little more, get a 5870 or gtx 480
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Yep, also your psu is way overkill, even a 750w is plenty. Motherboard, cpu and cooler are good choices. Here are those links

ram: Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
psu: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
video card: Newegg.com - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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It might be a good idea for him to stick with the bigger PSU, in case he wants to SLI/CF in the future. OC'd i7 + two gfx cards might be cutting it close for 750W
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah i would rather spend the Extra $40 on getting a PSU that is 250W more
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Getting a "Big" power supply is never a bad idea, but don't buy the Rosewill. Get one of these, either or

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 &#47; EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

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Newegg.com - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3&#47;EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

And don't get the i7 930, get the i7 920 while you still can

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
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Completely agree get the 920. From what ive noticed they all overclock to arould 4.1-4.2

I have a lot of trouble getting them past that without an extreme.

getting the 920 will save you a bit to spend elsewhere too
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I was going to get the i7 930 from a local microcenter for 2 bills
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Sorry you never said you were using crossfire or sli? maybe in another thread? Also the power supply i linked may only be $40 less but is much better quality, i think only the stable power series is good by rosewill, pretty much avoid rosewill for power supplies when you have the cash to buy a good one. The 850tx slay linked is good, but i would stick with the 930. If you grab a gtx 480 then you'll need the 850w at minimum, a 950w would be preferable for headroom.
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Sorry you never said you were using crossfire or sli? maybe in another thread? Also the power supply i linked may only be $40 less but is much better quality, i think only the stable power series is good by rosewill, pretty much avoid rosewill for power supplies when you have the cash to buy a good one. The 850tx slay linked is good, but i would stick with the 930. If you grab a gtx 480 then you'll need the 850w at minimum, a 950w would be preferable for headroom.
Every Rosewill I have used or encountered has been of some of the best quality. Not as great as say Corsair, but to make a statement on Rosewill being a pretty much a crap brand, is ludicrous. What facts do you have to go on by saying Rosewill isn't any good, and to avoid them? Yeah, they're quality control should be a lot better, but that's the people in the company, not the PSU.

I would buy a Rosewill PSU, in a heartbeat, if the price was right. However, with it being around the same price as that 950W Corsair, that would be my choice. They are better quality.
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