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mode8power 10-19-2008 02:02 PM

WoW WAR system
you thoughts on this build. mainly gonna use it to play WoW(overkill?) and WAR. wont be upgrading for 2-4 years so i want it to be future proof until it really gets outdated.

MB > - ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU > - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

CPU Cooler > - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

RAM > - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video Card > - SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
might get Sapphire, Asus, or VisionTek

Monitor > - Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - LCD Monitors

PSU > - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

HD > well, not sure which to get, but looking for 2 hard drives. 1 for operation system and the other for storage.

MrLoLeR 10-19-2008 02:12 PM

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Overkill i'd say lol. A little too expensive for my taste but that should last you longer than you'd need it too :) lol

Very nice setup.

Pinscher 10-19-2008 02:28 PM

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That would be a killer build, way overkill for WoW but it would give you the ability to play the top games for awhile.

I would get a Powercolor or Visiontek 4870 X2, they have the best warranties.

philbar71 10-19-2008 02:30 PM

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for a hdd get the 640gb western digital. one of the fastest hdd's out there. and that is a bit over kill for WOW. but it should run crysis like mad.

mode8power 10-19-2008 02:40 PM

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i know its a crazy build, but i dont upgrade that often.
last computer i built was like 8 years ago, amd 2000+ system(real old). and im currently using a 3-4 year old dell computer to play wow.
figure it was time for and update and i kinda thought i might as well go all out.
i was orignally gonna build it with a 4870 1gb and a tpower p45 mb with a 22", but decided that i might as well spend antoher 500-600 to really get an even better system.
would play other top games, but they havent really interested me at all except for WAR, but that game blew.
as for the hd, which do u recommend. have no idea which to get. so many hd are priced the same with different cache, rpm, and features.
what about this hard drive? got great reviews - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

philbar71 10-19-2008 03:04 PM

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^ that hdd would be good. but if you wanted you could get a raptor and put the OS on that and use a 640gb western digital for game files n stuff

mode8power 10-19-2008 03:19 PM

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lookin at newegg, the raptor is quite pricey. is it that big of a difference then one with 7200rpm?

philbar71 10-19-2008 03:23 PM

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i think some of the raptors are 10000rpm and have a 32mb cache.

veg1992 10-19-2008 03:27 PM

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That build seems more like one for maxing out Conan...

Nice build, overboard though

Look at the WD 640gb Drive

mode8power 10-19-2008 06:29 PM

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gonna get 2 wd 640 hd. gonna partition one for the OS.

i just realize that if im going the 4870x2 route, then i wont need the x48 mb anymore. really doubt im gonna crossfire 2 of those cards unless they really get cheap. so would a biostar tpower p45 board be a better choice since i heard it oc better and that the 4870x2 scales with higher clock.

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