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Old 09-20-2008, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) 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±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
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Hard Drives
2x Raid 0-Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Video Cards
Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX260XPB GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
2 Cards running in sli $379..for both cards after $100 mail in rebate
Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Memory
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Motherboard
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Cpu Fan
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm LED Cooling Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Cpu
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops




Hopefully this build is coming together please let me know....Thx very much
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Quad-SLI is pretty much garbage as it usually reduces performance, and there are stutters in games.. plus the GTX 260/ HD 4870 are better for the price..

If you go with the GTX 260, drop the board to a 780i or 750i FTW (but AMD's HD 4870 is better in performance and in bang for the buck) if you get an HD 4870, get a Biostar I45

YOU HAVE TO USE DDR3 FOR 790I ULTRA!! so that RAM won't work on it... for DDR2 4gb Kit as DDR3 won't be necessary until Nehalem, drop the PSU to a Corsair 750tx (from Buy.com)

Antec 900 isn't that great of a case (if you mod it to have better Wire Management and whatnot, its a decent case but there are better ones for the money, but it is up to you), NZXT Tempest is pretty good
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Pretty much everything vernong said.

There are better cards than the GX2 for the money and Quad SLI is a waste of money. Get a 4870 or GTX 260.

790i can only take DDR3. Get one of the boards vernong suggested because DDR3 is also a waste of money right now.

That psu is also overkill. The 750TX is really good or maybe even the 650tx.

In my personal opinion, I would get a quad core just to be more future ready and I use the multi-tasking abilities alot.
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drop the 790i, if u think ull sli get a 780i or 750i. if not get a biostar p45 or a asus p5q delux.

get rid of the 2 9800gx2's, get either 1 or just get a gtx 280. or a 4870x2 (if u get a 4870x2 dont get the 780i or 750i)...

get a corsair 750 like said above.

id get some different ram, alot of ppl here like the ocz hpc but i like patriot vipers personally. 4gb of ddr2 800 or 1066

the nzxt tempest is a better case imo. or the antec 1200 if u want to spend that much

i would get a quad core for being future ready

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Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Made some changes and I feel for the cost and performance found some great deals on new egg..thanks for all the responses and keep them coming if you still feel I can save without sacrificing performance..Just look above and edited .also adding a couple of things .Thx
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u might wanna wait a lil bit on those 260's i got a email from evga the other day saying that the gtx260+ is commin out soon or somthing.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Man!!!! I dont think I can wait any longer the system im running on right now is freaking so slow im probrably getting -fps while surfing the net...:{ plus I dont think I can pass up the cost $379 for two cards...could always upgrade later ..what you think...
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yea but if u upgrade later u would be just throwing away ur $380. if u were gettin evga cards u could do that 90 upgrade but sence those cards are pny u cant.
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so maybe I should get 1 evga 260 or 280 and when the + comes out then upgrade?
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well a 280 will still be better then a 260+
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