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Old 12-02-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Computer Build Final Compatibility Check

So first I'd like to give thanks to all who helped in my previous Thread it really made me happy to see a group of people willing to help the newbs in such a complicated and intricate field.

So after copious amounts of research.. Here is what I'm going to go with? (Suggestions Welcomed)

Processor: i7 920 (Overclocking After a Month or 2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202 = 279.99

Motherboard: x85 (it supports the chipset)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131359 = 239.99

OS: 64 bit Win 7 |Need Compatibility Mode for Web Design|

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116762

Ram: |DDR3|

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225 = 150

HDD: |Gonna Raid 1 this Bad Boy| (Can't afford to lose anything)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136358 x2 = 108.00

GPU: |Can't Decide Which is better|

I like Nvidia and have valued their service, but I also don't know if they are the best right now. I know that Ati has released DX11 support and I'm stumped. (Really how important and useful is DX11?)

Gtx 260 has caught my eye, and I can't decide? Expert help greatly appreciated.

Thanks to All

Still need help with a few components, based on this config it runs for a price of approx 750 dollars, now i'm trying to figure out which case and powersupply will fit my needs. Computers are expensive.....
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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you'll be better off going for this RAM, its going to be a bit faster. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-236-_-Product
directx11 isnt really all that useful right now since there arent that many games with it. but i'd still go with an ATI 5770, its pretty much the same as a GTX 260 for a lower price.
this case comes with a 500W power supply which i believe would be enough unless you're going to crossfire or SLI in the future: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129024
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:58 PM   #3
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Okay, Nvidia dont have cards that support Direct X 11 and GDDR5
you will want to consider that

I suggest a HD 5850 from ATI plenty of power to throw just about anything
plus you can overclock it to match a 5870 with its stock cooler fan!
for 309

but I would wait until the holidays cos they boost the prices or get them before cos shipping will be a hassle
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:03 AM   #4
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Okay, Nvidia dont have cards that support Direct X 11
I'm pretty sure they'll have DX11 capabilities when the 3xx cards come out
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I'm pretty sure they'll have DX11 capabilities when the 3xx cards come out
yeah when they do and they are taking their time too it seems >_>
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:13 AM   #6
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Lol, I think they're spreading rumors on release dates just to annoy the hell out of us
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:57 AM   #7
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GT300 core is a ways out. DX11 is featured in Se7en and I see it taking off in much the same way DX10 did. It's nice to have and it offers a bonus in performance but will not be a necessity for a few years to come. The GTX260 Core216 is a good bang for the buck card at 200 dollars. I haven't priced or spec'ed out the 58xx cards lately, so I'm not quite sure.

@ ShozzKing, the RAM you suggested is pretty well perfect for that system. 1.65v, and good timings.

But the case is ridiculous. And I would never trust a PSU that comes with a case unless it's a NewEgg combo. But coming together in the same package? No way.

CoolerMaster CM690 (There are a few others, but I personally love this case)

Ultra LSP650

You see, if you pick up these two items from Tiger, you get free shipping (assuming you are within the 48 mainland states).

EDIT: I kind of posted this PSU to introduce you to the available items that Ultra makes in the way of PSU's. 38 amps is fairly good, but also kind of low for a 650w. Once you have a final decision on the GPU's you will be sporting, then you decide on how much power/amperage you need on your 12v rails.
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