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Old 07-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #11
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If you already have the two 9600 GSO cards, you may as well use them. But if you're serious about some SLI goodness, a pair of GTX 260's would be bitchen. They scale extremely well in SLI and perform phenomenally.
Don't tempt me! I already spend way too much on computer stuff! I'm sticking with the 9600 GSO cards: I already have them.

I still have to read the motherboard manual. But after looking at the prices and performance your picks are looking real good. I was thinking a quad core would be worth while, but considering the cost difference, a tri core should do just fine.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:08 PM   #12
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D'oh!
My bad.

I didn't notice that.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #13
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The quad core Phenom II X4 955 BE is a great chip for the money, but it is a bit pricey at $245.00. The X3 720 BE performs and overclocks really well. It's a very popular CPU at a good price.

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Old 07-04-2009, 08:16 PM   #14
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What about this combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.211774

$25 more that the motherboard/processor you suggested. Would it be worth the extra $25 for another core?
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:23 PM   #15
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Yea, that's a nice combo. The AMD Phenom II X4 940 is a great AM2+ processor that overclocks extremely well.

You got me there, I didn't think to look at socket AM2+ CPUs.

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Old 07-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #16
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Thank you very much!
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:02 AM   #17
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Update: I got the stuff from Newegg, so I was busy tonight. Now I need to clear a hard drive from one of my other computers to drop in this one and fire it up. Anyway, this is how far I got tonight:



(sorry for the lousy snapshot)
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:38 AM   #18
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god... i really wanna crossfire now....with all these threads of WC and CF i feel so out dated with my single card and stock HSF....

just dont have the money to do anything, sucks

i really wanna crossfire 2 4890 toxics, get a SSD for my primary drive, get a v8HSF and oc, get a larger PSU to support my CF idea, and a new board ofcourse... (
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