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Old 09-26-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I'm planning on building a new rig. Have around $1200 budget and this is what i've come up with so far
Just need a double check on these compatibility-wise and if the PSU will handle the SLI setup.

CASE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156063

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131323

MEMORY - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104060

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194021

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103273

GRAPHICS(Running in SLI) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133229

COOLING - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106077

My only concern would be if the PSU is efficient enough
Apreciate any comments/suggestions
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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All looks good. the PSU will be enough im sure. Some people here run SLI with 500w PSU's.


I'll say it before someone else does. Ditch the water cooling. its not necassary. And the Thermaltake doesnt get good reviews. Go with a HSF and fan.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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Gotcha - I went with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020
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Looks good to me, like your GPU I'd buy it asap.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:40 PM   #5
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I would probably go with the Cooler Master RC-690. I've seen this case in the flesh and it's very impressive and smart looking.
I think I'd go with the Foxconn 790GX/SB750 board. Much better Phenom overclocking and an all round better board.
Ugh, that RAM has horrible timings. I think it's worth spending a tiny bit more on this OCZ kit.
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That's a good price on the GTX260, but I think I would run two HD 4870's in Crossfire. Not are the 4870's slightly faster than the 260's, but you don't have to run an Nvidia motherboard.
If you're going to make WC'ing worth it, you need to spend more, and you need to buy all the parts separately. Either stick with air cooling (Xigmatek HDT-S1284) or give up a bigger budget for WC'ing parts.

The PSU you selected would be more than sufficient.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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I made some changes - I completely cancelled the Water Cooling and went with ZALMAN 9700 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020)

I also switched my memory to CORSAIR DOMINATOR (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145214)

Regarding the Graphics - the ATI's are slighlty out of my budget range.
I'm out of my original budget range as it is - so nomore !
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All looks good. the PSU will be enough im sure. Some people here run SLI with 500w PSU's.


I'll say it before someone else does. Ditch the water cooling. its not necassary. And the Thermaltake doesnt get good reviews. Go with a HSF and fan.
the power draw for a pair of 260s or 280s is greater than most SLI configurations, I seriously doubt that a 500w psu would be enough, I wouldn't go with anything less than 700w, the OP made the right choice...
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I made some changes - I completely cancelled the Water Cooling and went with ZALMAN 9700 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020)
The 9700 is probably the most overhyped, overpriced, underperforming POS on the market. I hate it on the same level as the Antec 900. You can get the Xigmatek HDT-S1284 which will outperform the 9700 for less.
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I also switched my memory to CORSAIR DOMINATOR (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145214)
I'd just stick with the OCZ kit which is cheaper and you should get decent speeds and timings from it, just as good as the Dominators. Corsair only charge extra for the fancy fins, they still have the PROmos crap the latest batch of XMS2's have.

If you can save a bit of money in those few areas, you could put it towards the HD 4870's. Like I said, not only do they perform better, but you also won't be stuck with a god awful Nvidia 750A.
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thx again
Decided to go with

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...3003&Tpk=S1283
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the power draw for a pair of 260s or 280s is greater than most SLI configurations, I seriously doubt that a 500w psu would be enough, I wouldn't go with anything less than 700w, the OP made the right choice...
I wondered about that. But alot of people here only go with 500-550w. Was just stating that. never said to go with it. But thanks for the clarification!
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