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Old 06-27-2008, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

Im Going to Be Building a Gaming PC. Please Tell me what you think of it so far, not sure of a few components so please give some input suggestions.
Thanks

My Build Specs:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042


CPU Cooler - Not Sure, But looking for best on the Market for LGA775


Thermal Compound - Not Sure, whats best on market?


MotherBoard: XFX NVIDIA nForce SLI 780i Motherboard - Newegg.com - XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


Ram - Not Quite sure ill need DDR2 1066MHz


Graphics Card(s): X3 XFX GeForce GTX 280 1GB - Newegg.com - XFX GX280NZDF9 GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards



Power Supply: Not quite sure???


Internal HDD 1 - 36GB or 74GB 10,000RPM for OS?


Internal HDD 2 - Whats the Best 750GB 7200RPM HDD on the market?


Optical Drive(s): SAMSUNG Black 22X SATA Burner - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners


Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit - Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - Operating Systems


Case: Not quite sure, but will chose my own.



Got a few Questions:

1)Is My MotherBoard ATX?
2)Will my MotherBoard be able to Support Tri SLI with 3 GTX 280's, if not should i then only get two GTX 280's??
3)Is Everything Listed so far Compatible?

And Also Please Answer Questions Listed Above in Specs.


Thanks For Your Help.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why are you making multiple threads on the same build...

1. yes
2. any 780i, 680i or 790i Ultra board supports SLI and yours is one of them
3. Yes, but there are stuff I don't recommend...
Like that 10k RPM Drive, stick with a normal drive and partition it for 36gb or something..

Drop the Ultimate.. its not worth it.. I recommend Home Premium instead..
I don't know why you're spending the cash for three GTX 280's, stick with one.. its more than enough.. or better yet get two of another card or SLI and Crossfire it..

None of us here recommend the Q9450, because of its low Multiplier.. it won't overclock very well unless you have a really good board

PSU- you're going to need a good 800w + for three GTX 280's
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three 280's is ridicules, like said get one, or get get like 2 4870's and a board that supports crossfire.

tx-2 is the best thermal past

the true (thermalright ultra 120 extreme) is the best air heatsink

don't get that cpu, if you want to spend more then the q6600 get a q6700

again like said just get a normal hdd (7200.11 750gb or wd 640gb)

for ram, either some crucial tracers or g.skill (or ocz reapers). i would just get 800, 1066 is not noticably faster and you would have to tighten the timings on them.
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cpu cooler - Thermalright Ultra Extreme (TRUE) If you can fit it in your case. Most cases won't fit it so it's little brother, the Thermalright Ultima-90, would probably be best bet. OR you can go water cooling...

paste - Arctic Silver 7

RAM - Newegg has a great deal on G-Skill PC6400 2 x 1GB now

PSU - Corsair 620HX

HDD, 500GB 7200.11 Seagate Barracuda SATA... No need for a 2nd HD, and the 7200.11's aren't far of the 10k's in performace

1) Yes
2) Not sure don't know jack about that card but tri-sli is a waste of money. One great single card will play anything on the market very well
3) AFAIK
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for one it's arctic silver 5 and please do not post something that you do not know is true. as5 is actually third
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cpu cooler - Thermalright Ultra Extreme (TRUE) If you can fit it in your case. Most cases won't fit it so it's little brother, the Thermalright Ultima-90, would probably be best bet. OR you can go water cooling...

paste - Arctic Silver 7

RAM - Newegg has a great deal on G-Skill PC6400 2 x 1GB now

PSU - Corsair 620HX

HDD, 500GB 7200.11 Seagate Barracuda SATA... No need for a 2nd HD, and the 7200.11's aren't far of the 10k's in performace

1) Yes
2) Not sure don't know jack about that card but tri-sli is a waste of money. One great single card will play anything on the market very well
3) AFAIK
Paste- TX-2 instead

He should go 4gb instead for $90 DDR2 800 G-Skill 4-4-4-12, Cas 4

PSU- thats still not enough power for all those... but if he drops to dual HD 4850's with a DFI X48 instead, much better than a lame nVidia board

Western Digital and Seagate 7200.11 32 MB's are good...

For the cooler the Xigmatek Rifle is good.. since he's really new to this he shouldn't go Water Cooling..
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I would go x38/x48 and 4850s or 70's
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2)Will my MotherBoard be able to Support Tri SLI with 3 GTX 280's, if not should i then only get two GTX 280's??
If you plan to get Nvidia video card, then why the **** you want 3 or 2 GTX 280 ?

One GTX 280 is more than enough, because based on many reviews GTX 280 can max almost every game at 1920x1200

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Internal HDD 1 - 36GB or 74GB 10,000RPM for OS?


Internal HDD 2 - Whats the Best 750GB 7200RPM HDD on the market?
10.000RPM is a waste of money, specially if you get the old Raptor because the modern 7200RPM is fast as the old 10,000RPM Raptor

Anyway I recommend this HDD
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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lol money grows on trees man.
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Best CPU Cooler on the market?

Cost you about 899$ but it'll keep your cpu at -50 celcius

Mach II GT | Page 1 | Sort By: Product Title A-Z - FrozenCPU.com *

Seeing as you have all the money in the world, might as well buy it.

Three GTX280's is a waste, a complete waste. No offense or anything.

Get two 4870's or a one gtx280 if that.
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