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Old 11-08-2009, 10:27 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Keyboard:
Newegg.com - Logitech G15 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards

If you want to run two 5770 in xfire you need at least 600watts

I would get more but this is a low as you want to go:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

for $30 more with plenty of headroom:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Here is the combo sheet of which boards you can run in xfire:
http://game.amd.com/us-en/content/im...ombo_chart.jpg

You can run xfire with any boards in the same series ie. any 2 48xx cards or any 47xx cards. While the newer cards are not on yet my preliminary answer would be that you cannot xfire the 2 cards you selected.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:26 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.

One more question, do I need a separate CPU cooler for the i7?
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My suggestion would be to go with Intel.
A Core 2 Duo or a Pentium Dual-Core are very good overclockers and gamers.
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If you plan to overclock then you would want an aftermarket heatsink.

The sunbeam core contact 120 is great for the price. The best IMO is the TRUE 120.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Alright well I believe I got something going here, now that I look at what my first build was I'm glad Im actually waiting till Christmas. Knowledge is power.
Case:
Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
CPU & Mobo Combo:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
GPU:
Newegg.com - HIS H577F1GDG Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Sound Card:
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards
HDD:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD Drive:
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
RAM:
Newegg.com - Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
CPU Cooler:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Windows:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Operating Systems

Ill be getting my mouse and keyboard as gifts from the family. Monitor will be a 54 inch T.V. Hope that wont turn out bad.

Any suggetions are always welcome
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Get this RAM instead. Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

Get this copy of Windows 7, since it's a full version, not an upgrade. Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

The rest looks good to me.
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Cool. Thanks man. As usually if anything else happens Ill keep you all posted.
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This Mobo's price is better than the Rampage and supports a coupple more ram memory channels than the Rampage. Is there something Im missing? Otherwise I guess Ill be switching my mobo.

ASUS p6T Deluxe V2
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Rampage:
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Want to install Windows on this drive for faster speeds, does my mobo support it because it doesn't say Sata I or II.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820183254
Any good words about these flash drives? Bad words? Worth getting?
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The Rampage is for extreme overclocking, the P6T Deluxe V2 is a good board.
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Well I haven't been here in a while, so this is what happened.
... I need a job. Nuf said. I'm searching, bad economy.
With all this time spent looking at my build it made me question some of the parts. I don't know when I will have the money to get everything I want but since I will be getting the money my self there is no longer a budget.(But lets be reasonable, I'm not gonna get something caz it just looks cooler) In other words I'm gonna spoil myself.

So here is what I came up with

Mobo
Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Cpu
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
RAM
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G - Desktop Memory
Windows
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
PSU
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies (Already Purchased)
GPU
Newegg.com - HIS H575Q1GD Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
or
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
DVD/CD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136177

Questions:
1) I want to water cool my Computer. I know nothing about water-cooling. Where should I start?
2) I believe I want the Antec 1200, I just wish it had a door. Can anyone suggest a a full tower case that has a door and can hold a water cooling system without needing to mod or tear the case apart?
3) I need a gaming monitor. I know absolutely nothing about monitors. Whats there to know when choosing one?
4)I love ergonomic, it hurts my wrist after a while typing if it is not ergonomic. However is there such a thing as illuminated ergonomic keyboards?
5) Which GPU is better as far as bang for your buck? It seems going for direct X11 and high performance is really costly. I would like not to spend over $200 on a video card. And does that 128-bit memory bus mean much?
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