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Old 01-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Hi, sorry for posting this same rig again, I want to order this in the next few days just wanted to get some last feedback first.

Case - Antec Twelve Hundred

Mobo + PSU - EVGA X58 + Corsair 750TX

CPU + RAM - i7 920 + Corsair Dominator 3x2gb

GPU - Sapphire HD 4870 x2

Monitor - Acer P234 24''

Cooler - Noctua with AC MX-2

Hard Drive - 2x WD 640gb 7200 rpm 32mb cache

CD/DVD Rom - LG

OS - Vista 64-bit Home Premium

$2219.72 after shipping and MIR.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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IMHO, you should cut back on one hard drive and spend another $50 for the GTX 295.

Take a look at these monitors. They are cheaper and offer the exact same specs, except these have a lower contrast ratio but a higher ASCR ratio.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236052

This one even has a webcam built in.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236048

You even get free shipping. If you still want that second HDD, you can get one of these monitors and be able to upgrade to the GTX 295. I know it's not really needed. But why not spend a little more and feel better when you upgrade to a bigger/more monitor(s)?
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While researching video cards I noticed a lot of benchmarking was done at 1920x1200. I noticed those two monitors had a max res of 1920x1080, is there a noticeable difference between these resolutions, if not I wouldn't mind saving some on the monitor.
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While researching video cards I noticed a lot of benchmarking was done at 1920x1200. I noticed those two monitors had a max res of 1920x1080, is there a noticeable difference between these resolutions, if not I wouldn't mind saving some on the monitor.
With 1920x1080 on a monitor's resolution at 1920x1200 you won't fill up the whole screen.
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Same exact build swapping the sapphire 4870 x2 for the EVGA 295 brings the price from $2219.72 to $2250.88 what do you guys think?
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It's worth it.

Benchmarks.
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...vs-4870x2.html
http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,6...iasing/?page=4
http://pinoyhardware.com/20090108/nv...95-benchmarks/

That card is ridiculously powerful for only $50 more.
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That's what I was saying in another thread. I haven't seen any benches that shows a 4870 X2 beating the GTX 295 @ 1900x1200.
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By going with the MSI Platinum SLi motherboard, it has all you need and could save you some money over the EVGA.

And I'd probably go with a modular PSU, but if you think you can deal with that mess of cables...
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By going with the MSI Platinum SLi motherboard, it has all you need and could save you some money over the EVGA.

And I'd probably go with a modular PSU, but if you think you can deal with that mess of cables...
Yea I was actually thinking of going with that board until I ran across this combo which knocks $45 off the price so I decided to stick with the EVGA.

Also the Corsair 750TX just seems like such a solid PSU but I have been researching a bit and it seems that it might be a stretch in my antec 1200 because it mounts on the bottom and the PSU is made to be mounted up top (I think) can you recommend another PSU?
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