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Old 06-07-2007, 08:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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oh i missed the sli part, but it says its sli certified
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Regardless of what it says it will have a bithcin time trying to handle SLI 8800GTX's.

Especially since he wants this system to last the Corsair has a 5 year warranty
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nvm, i was wrong, looked at the wrong psu
go with the corsair as suggested above
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G.skill's slogan is "The Ultimate OC" the HZ's can hit DDR2-1200....
Ok, I'll look back to G.Skill. Is there a specific one you'd recommend?

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The 650i can handle SLI 8800GTX's...plus SLI kind of blows anyway I think.
I was more thinking ahead to 8800Ultra, 8900GTX, 8950GX2, etc...

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You do NOT need a physics card since the 8 series have their own built in.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the 8 series restricted to operating as either a video card OR a physics card, but not both at once? If this is the case (and that's what I've been told), then using one as such would be a waste of money (and video processing power).

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The PSU I guess is ok since it's not that bad a price. I'm just not a huge fan of Thermaltake PSU's.
If Corsair is better, I can go with that. As long as it doesn't have a blue LED!
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This G.skill
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Why would you want SLI that bad? Unless you have SLI of the two best cards out always selling your old one and purchasing a new one is the best.

The Corsair is of higher quality and has a better warranty.
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look at the first page, i've posted the link to gskill ram
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Gotcha, thanks both!

I want SLI support so that if I evewr decide to go that route, I won't have to upgrade my Mobo/RAM/PSU/etc to use it. Right now I'm staying with the single 8800GTS for the value, but may later want to upgrade to the latest, at which point SLI would be a big plus.
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ok, couple questions here regarding MoBos...

are there any drawbacks to
Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-N650SLI-DS4 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
aside from the ugly colors? Also, would the Zalman fan fit on that second one?
The Asus only runs $60 higher than the first one, and it's the lest expensive of the high-end mobo's I've been looking at lately. I also considered the MSI P6N SLI Platinum, but it's running only $35 short of the Asus.
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then get a ds4, or a dq6 sli... heck, even get a p35 chipset... but that psu is VERY good... well spend another 400 and get the 1kilo pc power and cooling o.o
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ok, updated the first post for Corsair PSU and G.Skill.

Is there some reason I shouldn't go with the Asus aside from price? because the extra $30-$100 for a mobo doesn't bother me... it being one of the parts I expect to stay with me the longest, I want it to be the highest grade possible.
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