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Old 03-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NEED $2500 i7 920 gaming build upgrade.

already got a case to work with(voodoo omen), psu(1000WATT) and water cooling system.

we want to go with:
i7 920 (water cool it)
asus motherboard ( sli and cross fire capable)
two 5870 ( - POWERCOLOR LCS AX5870 1GBD5-WMDH Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards -already with water block)
two 1T HDD (Raid 0)
7.1 sound
blue ray burner

need responses quick. thx

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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motherboard: - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

a 2tb raid0 array does not make a lot of sense. If you wanted ultimate speed a raid0 array with 2 of the ssd drives alias recommended would be the way to go (a single drive would still be way faster than a 2tb raid0) and pick up a single 1.5 to 2tb drive for data.
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Maybe for jokes get a i7 980x?

That's if you wanna spend all $2500.
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anyone any more input?.

will i have problems watercooliong both cards? they come ready with blocks, but will it fit fine on a motherboard?
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: NEED $2500 i7 920 gaming build upgrade.

those video cards are pci-express so they'll work on any motherboard that has that slot, like the one hefe mentioned for example.

Whether or not those cards are compatible with your watercooling setup i don't really know. I'm not sure how much gpu waterblocks cost, but you're paying a nice premium for those cards. $515 for a $400 card just for the waterblock. How much do they cost on their own?
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Since you have such a high budget I recommend using this SSD as a boot drive. It's not cheap but it uses the brand new SandForce controller and is easily the fastest drive available, even faster than the Intels. - OCZ Vertex LE (Limited Edition) OCZSSD2-1VTXLE100G 2.5" 100GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD

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Default Re: NEED $2500 i7 920 gaming build upgrade.

If you can get your hands on one, I would highly recommend getting the 5970 over two 5870s. That will be some $150-200 cheaper at the same performance and you can toss another 5970 in there down the road for a crazy quad xfire setup.... just saying since you are looking to spend $2,500

Newegg don't have the 5970s in stock, but here:

they're not impossible to come by

- Intel i7-930 CPU @ 3.4 GHz w/ Zalman CNPS 9900 MAX
- Asus P6X58D Mainboard
- Corsair 1000W PSU
- Cooler Master HAF 932 Adv. Chassis
- SSD Intel 40 gig
- HDD: 2x SATA III 300 GBs
- LG Blu-Ray 8X
- Gigabyte GTX 670 WF @ 1098 Mhz
- Corsair Dominator 6 GB (2 x 2 GB Trip mode)
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