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Old 06-01-2009, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CASE: Newegg.com - ZALMAN PROFESSIONAL GS-1000-TT Titanium Computer Case Aluminum / 1.0mm SECC Steel Full Tower With Hot Swap Bays & PSU Roller Rails - Computer Cases $159.99


Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards $349.99


CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops $279.99


Discount for CPU and Mobo combo: -$55.00


RAM: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory $99.99


1st GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $184.99


2nd GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards **Already Own** (can I get a Core 216 with this and SLI??)


1st HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives $99.99


2nd HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives $99.99


Optical Drive: ASUS lightscribe DVD burner **Already Own**


PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies **Already Own**



Total for everything I have to buy is $1,219.93 and then $36.50 for shipping to bring it to $1,256.43. That sounds pretty good.

Forgot my Zalman CNPS9900 for the HS&F. Yikes....those are kind of pricey. I think my CNPS9700 was like $45 when I got it. Is there a better cooler for cheaper for the Core i7?
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It sounds like your wanting to save cash because your worried about heatsink prices, so my 1st suggestion is to save yourself some cash by not buying a $350 mobo.

Try one of these.
Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And your buying overclocking parts so don't cheap out on the heatsink. Buy a good one, they cost around $75 or more for a good one. I buy most of my parts at Newegg, but not heatsinks. If I had to buy a heatsink at Newegg I would buy this and it needs a 120mm fan.

Newegg.com - Xigmatek THOR'S HAMMER HDT-S126384 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

I would go to frozencpu myself and buy one of these

Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366 RT CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 1366) - FrozenCPU.com

Or I would get one of these at Performance-PCs

Prolimatech Megahalem for Intel Socket 775 /1366 Products Model: MEGAHALEM [MEGAHALEM] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Very good cooler for pretty cheap.
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It sounds like your wanting to save cash because your worried about heatsink prices, so my 1st suggestion is to save yourself some cash by not buying a $350 mobo.

Try one of these.
Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And your buying overclocking parts so don't cheap out on the heatsink. Buy a good one, they cost around $75 or more for a good one. I buy most of my parts at Newegg, but not heatsinks. If I had to buy a heatsink at Newegg I would buy this and it needs a 120mm fan.

Newegg.com - Xigmatek THOR'S HAMMER HDT-S126384 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

I would go to frozencpu myself and buy one of these

Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366 RT CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 1366) - FrozenCPU.com

Or I would get one of these at Performance-PCs

Prolimatech Megahalem for Intel Socket 775 /1366 Products Model: MEGAHALEM [MEGAHALEM] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

But Combo discount gets it down in the same price range as the other ones at $295. I like the true x16 for Tri-SLI.
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But Combo discount gets it down in the same price range as the other ones at $295. I like the true x16 for Tri-SLI.
You won't see any difference between X8 and X16.
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You won't see any difference between X8 and X16.
Benchmarks? He might see a few fps difference. There was a little bit between the p35/45 and x38/48's for crossfire, so maybe it's the same for this. But if it is, it will probably be minimal.
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yes, you can sli a 216 core and a 192 core GTX 260
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yes, you can sli a 216 core and a 192 core GTX 260
You can? Well does the core 216 scale down in some way then?
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i dont think so, i just remember nosboost having a 192 and 216 in SLI.

a quick google search reveals this,

GTX 260-216 Mixed SLI investigation - SLI Zone Forums
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What do you guys think about the case?

I am torn between that and Antec 1200.
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