Sli pc

edbs357

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I am going to be building a comp soon and im looking for parts right. here it goes so far:


PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Conroe / Dual-Core / Socket 775 / Processor with Fan

329.99


VIDEO CARD - BFG GeForce 7950 GT / 512MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card

249.99


MOTHERBOARD - EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / SLI / Dual Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID


249.99


Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory

301.99 or 274.99

Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 500GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

149.99 free shipping at new egg


...if i go sli mode should i get a tower or mid tower case and also will 500W do or should i get more watts? plz help
 

joxley1990

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SLI will just require the size of your motherboard, so if the motherboard fits, the card(s) will.

Yeah 500W will do the job.. but not a case PSU, they suck.

I have that case!

What about going for a DX10 card??
 

allenn812

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Forget about getting 2 7950gts in sli. Get one 8800gts, its direct x10, so its futureproof and is better than 2 7950gts.
 

xtremezx2

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futureproof - pfff, like anything is with computers
but as said, if your going to buy 2 7950's off the bat you might as well buy an 8 series card. you'll be happier with it in the long run.

for a power supply, something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817709004
would be a good idea because it already has the 6 pin harnesses for the video card. otherwise you have to use molex to 6 pin which isn't the greatest, this is actually the psu I'm thinking about getting, i just picked up a cheap 550 from work, but it won't cut it if i end up with another card.
 

Celegorm

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The GTS is nice. I own it and love it. It requires a 450 Watt psu, in SLI it needs something around 800 from what i have heard.

P.S. That motherboard rocks.

[edit]
i just looked on newegg, the GTS needs 400 watts, the GTX needs 450.
 

edbs357

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HARD DRIVE - Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 500GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2368647&CatId=139

149.99 free shipping at new egg

Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2268595&CatId=2458

99.99 rebate

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033

159.99


Would you guys recomment getting a raptor 74 gig 10000 rpm hard drive for games or just stick with the 7200 rpm
 

Celegorm

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from personal experiance i didn't see much of an improvement with the raptors, so i stuck with the normal 7200's in my rig, and thigns are still as fast as can be.
 
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