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Old 05-03-2009, 10:43 AM   #11
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ya id have to agree with worship, just go with the GTX 260 core 216
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #12
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What size monitor are you running? If you're running at a resolution of anything less than 1900x1200 the Core 216's in SLI are useless. One will do you fine. You won't even be able to use your wireless and sound card if you go with that motherboard. The Core 216's are dual slot cards. You will only have PCI slot open.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:10 PM   #13
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this is the monitor i'm looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236051

and i'm going with the 750a/GTX 260 SLi.

can i still get the Phenom II 940 if i'm going with the 750a?

and can you recommend a good set of speakers to go with the sound card?
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yeah u can but be careful when selecting the board because some of them only support 1066 memory one dimm per channel at a time so make sure you check that if you are planning on buying 1066 Ram
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A GTX 260 SLI is pretty much a waste of money. It's always better to have one more powerful card than two weaker ones in SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130480

It's cheaper and will give you better results.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:59 AM   #16
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yeah u can but be careful when selecting the board because some of them only support 1066 memory one dimm per channel at a time so make sure you check that if you are planning on buying 1066 Ram
i have no idea what that means.
but i AM going with the 750a with the phenom ii 940, and for ram i'm going to do what worship me suggested; use the Kingston HyperX T1 Series 2x2GB DDR2 1066





and yes, i'll get the gtx285 instead.

would these speakers be much better to use with the sound card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120
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It looks like you'll have a good build there bud. And as for the speakers and sound card, I can't comment as I have no expertise but I would assume so.
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ok, great. i'll list everything i'm ordering in a post soon.

by the way, will i need to order a heatsink as well, or will the antec 1200 be enough?
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With a case like the 1200, the stock HSF will be fine.

And please do list the parts in your final build when you order.
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i have no idea what that means.
but i AM going with the 750a with the phenom ii 940, and for ram i'm going to do what worship me suggested; use the Kingston HyperX T1 Series 2x2GB DDR2 1066





and yes, i'll get the gtx285 instead.

would these speakers be much better to use with the sound card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120
That is exactly what I was talking about the ram worship suggested was 1066Mhz. Some of the boards won't allow you to run more than 1 stick of RAM at 1066 in each channel. Which Motherboard are you getting If you could post a link to it I will tell you if it has this restriction.
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